Excerpt: After a lifetime as the flagship character of his own slew of systems our favorite little blue rodent from video games past is now on Xbox. Sonic makes his Xbox debut with Sonic Heroes, Segas latest installment to the Sonic license.
Excerpt: The Sonic legacy began as a series of 2D platformers on the Genesis. Once the series moved into 3D, it took a decidedly different turn in terms of gameplay with more emphasis on adventure elements, though still containing some of the classic 'speed' action of the original.
Excerpt: Sonic the Hedgehog, a legendary hero and franchise in the gaming industry. This speedy hero dates back to the Sega Genesis, and since has been known as “The Blue Speed Demon”. Now, Sega brings him and all of the other characters (most of them introduced in Sonic Adventures 1&2 for the DreamCast)...
Excerpt: Any fan of the Sonic the Hedgehog series will tell you that the key element of the entire franchise has been the speed of the gameplay. Heck, during the 16-bit console wars Sega even invented a term called "Blast Processing" that they claimed gave the blue blur his speed.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Sega has made sure that the latest instalment of its greatest intellectual property of all does not disappoint. Fans will almost certainly love it and newcomers can't fail to adore it.
Conclusion: Overall, Sonic Heroes is not your average Sonic game. Gameplay is a lot different, visuals are a lot better, and replay is more than just running through the levels again. As said before, people will either hate this game or they will love it. Renting this title first would be a very wise decision.
Summary: Sonic Heroes is a pretty good game for fans of the series. The biggest problem is changing between characters during levels - it breaks the pace of the game. Still this is one game worth considering - I certainly enjoyed it.