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?
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.
Excerpt: This year, the Sonic the Hedgehog series reached a seminal landmark: 20 years in the video gaming business. Over the years, it has gone from the well loved Sega Genesis's opponent to Mario to an eclectic mix of different gameplay types, countless new characters, convoluted storylines, and disrespect...
Excerpt: Once upon a time, there was a mascot for a thriving company who was one of gaming's most recognizable icons. It used to be that Sonic the Hedgehog was everywhere, but it seems like the fall of Sega in the early 2000's spelled the beginning of the end for the speedster.
Excerpt: In 1991, Sonic Team reportedly spent six months working on Green Hill zone alone, just to make sure the first levels of Sega's flagship game were perfect. I highly suspect the same is true of the Modern Sonic version of Green Hill in Sonic Generations. It is the perfect Sonic level.
Pros: Best Sonic game since Sonic 2, Frequently spectacular and thrilling, A speed-runner's dream
Cons: Low-speed 3D control is still bad, Filler mission quality varies massively, Classic Sonic won't be returning (sniff)