Reviews and Problems with Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
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Its up to you if you want it
Ryan L. Kamack "R.L.K", Amazon
3 February 2010
Summary: If your looking for sonic to be runnig around and fighting egg man stuff like sonic advance, sonic rush, and sonic x the cartoon then this is not for you. trust me I thought the same thing when I bought this game, its too much like final fantasy games. so its up to you if you want it but as for me give me the sonic that we all remeber, thanks.
Summary: I really liked the concept of an RPG Sonic game, but like most game reviewers are saying new Sonic games just aren't what they used to be. I played this game for hours (collectively) on end but then the game really just stays the same and it gets old. I got tired of it and stopped playing, but I hope to get the time to go back and give it a 2nd try.
forcing a player to use the stylus is ALWAYS bad...
mark twain, Amazon
25 February 2009
Summary: I love Sonic, but any Sonic fan will tell you the blue speedball hasn't been in a decent game since the Genesis. Stylus-only games are the worst. Even if you don't mind it as a control scheme, it obscures the view of the game and where you are going to some extent. I have never played a bad Legend of Zelda game, but Phantom Hourglass has sit unopened for many months now because I'm scared the stylus-only controls of that will make me trade it in after a few minutes on...
Brimming with potential, but not nearly what it could have been.
21 October 2008
Summary: Positive: + excellent graphics + some of the POW moves are really cool + the Sonic universe is portrayed well + Negative: - dreadful camera - battle system could use some help - pretty boring - poor sound effects - annoying enemies - Big the Cat! - Sonic is in desperate need of a great game. Sure the Sonic Rush series has been doing well, but he still needs some kind of huge success to get him back on his feet.
Summary: Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood was a game much anticipated by the fanbase, seeing how it was developed by a studio known for its expertise in developing RPGs on PCs. Well, the game is out in North America as of yesterday, so how is it? To start on a positive note, the writing is pretty good.
A good portable RPG that is rough around the edges.
Jeffrey Grubb "NeoJobe.1up.com", Amazon
1 October 2008
Summary: I didn't really know what to expect when firing up Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood for the first time. After playing the game, though, I think I have an idea of what Bioware's pitch to Sega was in the initial meetings, "it'll be exactly like Mario RPG only with Elite Beat Agent mechanics thrown in at odd intervals, and a story told through the rich canon of the Sonic universe." That may sound like I'm not too into the game, but I am.
Conclusion: I know what you're thinking. Sonic is finished there is no way this game is going to be any good. Well actually Sonic Chronicles is really good. The game produces a good storyline, no voice acting, solid gameplay and plenty to do. Plus for the first time in this current generation it actually follows the Sonic canon storyline. Before I give Sonic Chronicles too much of an ego let me mention some of the problems. 1.
Excerpt: I enjoyed this, but then I am a sonic fan. If you're a big sonic fan then you'll love this! The touch screen control really annoyed me however..in other games I see the point in the stylus but I'm still struggling to think why I needed to use the stylus to move Sonic around environments when it'd have been easier to move with the d-pad. Also selecting actions in battle could be a bit finicky due to the buttons you had to press being quite small..