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Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 Review
Cheat Code Central
18 January 2011
Conclusion: That gripe aside, Sonic 4 is very much a return to form for the series. After so many years of watching poor Sonic put through the wringer time and again, it’s nice to finally see him back in two dimensions. Sonic 4 isn’t a perfect revival of the series’ old-school heritage, and not every gameplay element works perfectly—rolling a giant Indiana Jones-style boulder down a track and having to use pillar switches to solve minimal puzzles come to mind—but there’s enough...
Excerpt: Poor Dr. Robotnik. After nearly two decades of villainy, he’s gotten absolutely nowhere. The problem is that he never learns from his mistakes. That’s pretty sad, considering that he’s a genius. Think about it. The guy is an expert advanced robotics and manufacturing; he has a fleet of airships and an army of cyborgs under his command. Every industry known to mankind would kill for that kind technology.
Conclusion: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: episode 1 shows signs that Sonic could indeed be on his way back to the top. In order to keep this pace however, episode 2 needs to be cheaper and have more original ideas in it. Let's hope this series continues to accelerate without running into any speed-bumps.
Excerpt: The year was 1994, Mariah Carey had the number one hit single in ‘Without You’, ‘The Lion King’ left movie-goers amazed, Tonya Harding was caught out clubbing (literally) and Sonic fans enjoyed two of the blue blur's finest adventures in Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and its expansion/sequel Sonic & Knuckles.
Excerpt: It has been fifteen years since the last 2D Sonic the Hedgehog side-scrolling console game. For years Sega has spent their time on developing often underwhelming 3D Sonic games. Amazingly, they never returned to the old formula that worked so well. I am happy to report that Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 does just that.
Conclusion: After what seems like ages Sega have finally produced a sequel that's worthy of bearing the name Sonic 4 It's a solid start to what could be one of the best games in the series. Sonic is back!
Pros: Looks like Sonic, Sounds like Sonic, Plays like Sonic, It's Sonic!
Cons: Purists may not like it, Pricetag may seem steep