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?
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.
Summary: Sonic the Hedgehog hasn't exactly been absent from the realm of video games since his debut on the Sega Genesis, but there hasn't been a proper entry in the original series of Sonic games since 1994's Sonic & Knuckles . Finally, the first official sequel to those games in 16 years is here.
Pros: Visuals faithfully re-create the look of the original Sonic games, The homing attack is a fun and effective addition to Sonic's repertoire, Some fun level design lets you put Sonic's speed to great use
Cons: Poor boss fights range from dull and easy to dull and frustrating, Some bad level design brings things to a standstill, Overly ruthless about chaos emeralds, Encourages you to play one stage again and again to get extra lives
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.
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: It was just after the launch of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 that a survey showed that more kids were familiar with Sega's mascot than with Mickey Mouse. Sonic had a lot of success and deserved it as the 16-bit titles were masterful.
Pros: Great retro vibe, brilliant tunes, great graphics, no shitty friends.
Cons: Way too short, imprecise controls, poor collision detection.
Excerpt: Depuis plusieurs années, la carrière de Sonic est passée par des chemins plutôt chaotiques, s'éloignant doucement de la gloire d'antan. Des jeux en 3D à la maniabilité parfois plus que discutable, des spin-off bas de gamme indignes du hérisson bleu, bref, une lente descente aux Enfers...
Summary: Le titre réussit donc son pari, mais il va un peu trop loin dans le côté de la nostalgie en se contentant simplement de reprendre une recette à succès. Nous aurions été en droit de nous attendre à un contenu plus étoffé ou bien encore à quelques nouveautés au niveau du gameplay.