Reviews and Problems with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
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Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed – Review (360, PS3)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: Every so often you might be inclined to sit back from the hardcore “shoot this evil thing then stuff a blade up its arse in ultra-gory HD” mentality and pander to your inner child with something colourful, something that’s simple to grasp and hard to master, something that, in short, won’t win you any MLG gaming credibility but will make you blissfully happy.
Excerpt: in 1992, has slowed down significantly during its teenage years, seeing fewer releases and even fewer innovations to the original formula of power sliding, shooting items and wacky mascot races.
Look Under The Hood With the Sonic & All-Star Racing Transformed Review
New Gamer Nation
2 January 2013
Conclusion: Sonic & All-stars Racing Transformed brings out the best in karting games. It is able to stick up for itself and put down all those naysayers who claim every other karting game is a copycat of or not as good as Mario Kart . The ability to play split-screen at almost any point in the game is great, and you can also take your skills online against the world. The levels really are amazing to look at and pay amazing tribute to the games everyone has come to love.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed challenges Mario Kart for the gold (review)
14 December 2012
Excerpt: In the kart-racing world, Mario is the unconquered king. Some challengers (such as Crash Team Racing and Diddy Kong Racing) have come close, but ultimately, they eat the plumber’s dust. They vanish, and Mario Kart — the series that has inspired so many racers like it — continues to lead the race year after year with new sequels. Mario Kart’s success comes down to its top-notch mechanics, colorful tracks, recognizable characters — and how fun it is.
Pros: Smart designs that improve and streamline gameplay Truly overtaking Mario Kart’s formula is probably impossible at this point. We’re so used to its picture of what a kart racer should be that we have trouble accepting any deviations from its norm. Leave it to Sumo Digital, the maker of 2010’s well-received Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, to find little ways to innovate on the essentials. World Tour is the main campaign in Career mode, and you’ll mine at least 8 to 10 h...
Conclusion: A brilliant sequel that compares favourably to Mario Kart in the mascot racer stakes, Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed might be hard as nails, but it's a kart racer that's all kinds of fun in multiplayer and proves a rewarding romp played alone. Sharper than a cyber razor cut, to be this good takes AGES.
Review: Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed (Microsoft Xbox 360)
1 December 2012
Summary: : Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed is Sega’s best attempt at a racing game yet, as it takes their robust franchise history and crams it into a racing game that is mechanically quite sound, making for a game that’s very enjoyable, it not a little flawed. There are plenty of game modes available that offer the player lots of options, and the game looks and sounds great for fans and newcomers alike.
Excerpt: A worrying and terrifying fact I realised the other day is that those of us who grew up playing the original Sonic the Hedgehog are now more than old enough - in age, if not maturity - to be raising children. These blue-blooded progenies could quite conceivably be at the age where they fancy a kart racer, and both parent and child (in my hypothetical world, at least) could connect over UK developer Sumo Digital's second attempt at the genre. This is actually possible.