Excerpt: I’ve never been one of Sonic’s foremost champions. When he was at his most successful in the Genesis days, I was hoping for his failure because his success left me fearing that Mario and friends wouldn’t be around to entertain me in a few years. Time changed me, though, and it changed Sonic.
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.
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.
Fast (too fast?), exciting chapter in this hedgehog story.
Common Sense Media
8 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.
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.
Excerpt: Sonic the Hedgehog is back in a Wii and DS exclusive game called Sonic Colors. The game has lots of cool features including high-speed gameplay, the 2D and 3D perspectives, multiple control schemes, and awesome power-ups.
Pros: Gameplay is some of the best on Wii; Wisps are fun; graphics are colorful; music is upbeat and catchy
Cons: Story mode is too short; Shadow the Hedgehog is absent; some levels move slower than others
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...