Summary: Sonic Generations moves the franchise closer to a semblance of its past glory. Classic Sonic is as simple and as slick as it’s ever been while modern Sonic finally feels like it’s beginning to work.
Pros: Gorgeous, vibrant visuals, Excellent remixes of classic tunes
Cons: Controls can be finicky, Awful final boss fight
Excerpt: It’s been twenty years since Sonic first raced onto the scene in Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Mega Drive. The spiky blue speedster has had his fair share of ups and down during the last two decades but is back with a bang in Sonic Generations.
Conclusion: It could do with a few more levels, a bonus stage, more bosses, slightly tighter controls and a load more playtesting to iron out the “AAAAAAAAARGGHHHH” moments, but Sonic Generations is still a worthwhile and entertaining package. It’s the best Sonic game since Sonic Heroes . What?
Summary: Delivering the definitive gaming experience for Sonic fans old and new, Sonic Generations sees Sonic the Hedgehog playable as both the much-loved classic 1991 character and the modern video game hero he has become.
Conclusion: Even with a few truly awful missteps, Sonic has been reclaiming his glory one ring at a time and he’s taken yet one more red-booted step in the right direction with Generations. Camera issues and the trial-and-error nature of the gameplay won’t appeal to everyone, plus the release price doesn’t...
Excerpt: Sonic the Hedgehog has reached his milestone 20 th year, though during that period he’s hardly been in the most consistent of series’, with Sonic Adventure for instance introducing some fresh playable characters, often taking away the focus from Sonic himself, whilst more recently Sonic Unleashed...
Excerpt: There was a time when Sonic was king of the world. …okay, he was sort of the prince while Mario was king. But nevertheless, we’re talking about a timeless hero, one who has delivered countless hours of entertainment over the past twenty years.