Excerpt: L.A. Rush is the latest in a long line of street racing titles that have sprung up over the last few years. It seems that Publishers just aren't cool unless they get down with the kiddies and release their own take on the genre, so Midway had no option really.
Excerpt: Shadow the Hedgehog has been on the to-do review list for a few years now. I want to apologize to our thousands upon thousands of readers for taking so long to get to it. Your lengthy patience has been appreciated by me and the rest of the Family Friendly Gaming.
Excerpt: Shadow the Hedgehog has always sounded interesting to me. It showed that Sega didn't necessarily take itself too seriously and was willing to have a bit of fun with their flagship license. I mean, c'mon. Giving a superfast hedgehog a gun seems kind of goofy, right?
Excerpt: I remember the good old days: Seeing Sonic run through Green Hill Zone for the first time on a friend's Megadrive, humming along to the cool soundtrack in Sonic CD, and playing Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast and wondering how a launch title for a new piece of hardware could look any better.
Summary: Shadow the Hedgehog was a hugely disappointing game, it's taken everything that was fun about the Sonic games, trampled on it and thrown it out of the window. The game isn't particularly fun to play, it's repetitive, uninspiring and unpolished with horrible camera angles and bad controls.
Excerpt: The first thing you should know is that everything in Shadow the Hedgehog is played straight. Shadow's car-driving, gun-toting, good-or-evil antics are all for real and are all serious business.
Conclusion: Sonic, Shadow, deux personnages différents, deux orientations différentes, et pourtant ces deux héros faisant la une des deux dernières œuvres vidéo-ludiques de Sega proposent deux jeux qui se ressemblent en tous points mais qui n’arrivent pas à nous accrocher.
Conclusion: Au final, la Sonic Team nous gratifie avec Shadow The Hedgehog d’un titre mauvais qui vient ternir un peu plus le prestige du studio et surtout l’aura de la licence auprès des centaines de milliers d’adorateurs.
Pros: Shadow The Hedgehog en vedette, La progression originale offrant 10 fins différentes
Cons: La réalisation technique dépassée, La jouabilité désastreuse, Le sentiment de jouer à un nouveau Sonic plus qu’à une nouvelle licence