Conclusion: As a child, I loved Sonic, which is why I’m so upset when desperate gimmicks are shoehorned into the formula to try and spin out a few more years for the ailing franchise. Sonic the Werehog is quite possibly one of the worst we’ve seen thus far and a sure sign that a once cherished childhood idol is...
Conclusion: Unleashed on 360 and PS3 is probably the hardest Sonic yet (by design). It’s definitely the deepest yet—I’ve been finding all sorts of little side quests, hidden places, homages and innuendo —it’s the most repayable, the best written and acted, and by far the best looking.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is I remember playing Sonic on my Sega Genesis years ago. The game was so fast and entertaining that you rarely had the chance to stop and think about your next step. And that is exactly what made Sonic such a huge hit.
Excerpt: I have one question to ask Sonic Team. Is it that hard to make a good Sonic game anymore? I just don't get it. Sonic was amazing when on the Genesis (with the obvious exception of 3D Blast and to a lesser extent Sonic Spinball,) and the CD version (with either the Japanese or American soundtracks)...
Summary: Every new Sonic release carries a hope that Sega's blue hedgehog will be able to regain the form that made him a star in the early '90s. And most every venture into the third dimension has resulted in various degrees of failure.
Pros: Looks good
Cons: Monotonous combat, Imprecise platforming, Inept camera restricts your view, Tons of control issues, Horrendous level design
Excerpt: Name: Sonic Unleashed Genre: Action Platform: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (Reviewed on PlayStation 3) It’s been a rough couple of years for the blue speedster. Ever since Sonic’s transition from 2-D to 3-D, the franchise has been less than spectacular.
Excerpt: You know, I'm going to start this review off a bit unconventionally. Last night, on the 19th, I was sitting and playing Sonic Unleashed and taking notes every so often. Some of these notes are critiques related to the game, others were just random thoughts about Sonic and Sega, in general.
Excerpt: Sonic the Hedgehog has had a rough time of it lately. For the last ten years, Sega slowly changed their speedy little mascot into a shadow of its former self. It's not about exploring large green landscapes, collecting coins and saving little animals anymore - it's about biological monsters,...