Reviews and Problems with Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 Review
29 October 2010
Summary: Don't call it a comeback. Though the blue blur delivers more misses than hits, he churns out more releases than anyone but Mario and crew. Will this finally be the game that erases all the heartache, or another groaner that makes us question why we keep coming back like abused hedgehog wives? Check our verdict on the original series sequel 16 years in the making.
Pros: Prettified throwback levels, Surprise modernized moments, A trip down memory lane
Cons: Awkward physics, Cheap tricks, Not much bang for your buck
Conclusion: I really wanted to like Sonic 4 Episode 1 . As a Sega fanboy I feel guilty for not liking this game more. To have waited for this long though... we probably should have gotten a little more polish and originality for the price tag.
Excerpt: The classic flattened Sonic is back Though it’s harsh that every Sonic game released nowadays it’s constantly regarded as a new nail on the critters’ coffin, it’s not so much scepticism as realism. The flairs of nostalgia we all have for him is consistently being coated with terrible production qualities that can put low budget titles to shame.
Pros: Enjoyable speed and platforming through most parts, Crisp visuals and catchy soundtrack
Cons: Frustrating ‘Puzzle’ hinder platforming, Boss fight borrow way too heavily from previous games, Incredibly easy and short
Conclusion: Oui, Sonic 4 est un véritable retour aux sources et il ne fait aucun doute que les adorateurs des premiers épisodes retrouveront leurs marques... Sans doute plus qu'ils ne l'espéraient. Le titre de Sega ne fait que reprendre des éléments de gameplay déjà éculés par le passé, sans chercher à innover ni même à surprendre. De plus, la jouabilité de cette version iPhone n'est vraiment pas à la hauteur. Dommage.