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.
Experience has Taught Me to Investigate Anything That Glows
14 January 2011
Excerpt: I know this is going to be incredibly difficult to believe, but Dr. Eggman... is up to no good . If that wasn't shocking enough, then listen to this: this is a Sonic game worth playing with more than two dimensions.
Pros: Seeing Sonic swim. It's about freakin' time.
Cons: "Hey Tails, you just missed the B.B.B.E. The Best! Boss! Beating! Ever!" *cringe*
Conclusion: Uneven Pacing - Combine the switching between 3D and 2D with the annoying platform jumps and you get uneven pacing. I would be going at top speed during a 3D segment of a stage to only be slowed down and even stopped when I hit a 2D segment that should have been a 3D one.
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
Excerpt: Having seen Nintendo’s critical and commercial success with Mario Galaxy, SEGA has made a Sonic game that seems to be heavily inspired by Nintendo’s magical game. The box art is quite similar, the title screen music sounds like the type of thing that can be heard in Galaxy, and the whole thing is...