Summary: While Sonic the Hedgehog has become quite famous for a string of terrible games over the past ten years, that's only really true in terms of home console output. Hyperbole states that we haven't had a good Sonic game since Sonic Adventure, which really betrays how much we gamers ignore the handheld market. With many thanks to developer Dimps, Sonic's portable games have often been decent.
Excerpt: Tails makes an appearance, but he’s a plot device and the role he plays is almost completely non-annoying. As you complete the various stages, you’ll rely on the franchise’s true star, not second-rate bit players who a part of you wishes would die horrible deaths. It feels almost like you're getting away with something that you shouldn't as you play through the game’s 36 main stages and don't hate the bulk of them.
Excerpt: Sonic ne fait pas uniquement que courir après Eggman et les rings, il court également après l'affection du public. Il a commencé son travail de séduction avec un titre exclusif au téléchargement, un titre qui l'a replacé dans un univers familier. Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 a opéré un retour aux sources sans vraiment prendre de risques, mais cette nouvelle itération s'est au final révélée honnête.
Excerpt: In my review of Sonic The Hedgehog 4 , I stated that it was as close to a return to form as the Sonic franchise has had in years, and I meant it. However, it is also a retro throwback experience for those who decry the forcing of Sonic into the 3D realm. Sega’s been trying to shoehorn the Sonic formula into 3D for over ten years now, which some marginal success ( Sonic Adventure ) and utter failure (every other 3D Sonic since Sonic Adventure 2 .
Fast (too fast?), exciting chapter in this hedgehog story.
Common Sense Media
31 January 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Sonic Colors is the latest in a very long line of Sonic the Hedgehog games. It's a cartoony action tale that features violence only against robots. The plot does involve a villain kidnapping cute innocent aliens, however. As is typical of Sonic games, the action moves incredibly fast as Sonic zips along, and it can actually be disorienting for some players.
Summary: An average Sonic title on all accounts. The colours are an interesting idea but just didn’t seem to pop like I thought they would. SEGA has stated they are dedicated to making better Sonic games, lets hope that they come through on that promise soon.
Excerpt: Sonic Unleashed did a remarkable job of pissing people off. Despite reasonable sales, the Werehog gimmick ruined an otherwise competent platformer with unwanted and cumbersome combat; it literally tried to turn Sonic into something he's not. Unleashed wasn't completely devoid of enjoyment, though. The 2D sections offered some of the best platforming the series has seen in recent years, and fans were vocal about the fact they wanted more.