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.
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.
Pros: Controlling the crazy vehicles feels great, Creative and varied track design that changes mid-race, Transformed vehicles feel significantly different, Controlling the crazy vehicles feels great, Creative and varied track design that changes mid-race, Great local multiplayer, Transformed vehicles feel significantly different
Cons: Certain modes and challenges are completely broken, Can feel slow at times when not boosting, Danica Patrick is out of place, Can feel slow at times when not boosting, Danica Patrick is out of place
Conclusion: Blue skies, great control and real challenge – Transformed has all the hallmarks of one of the classic Sega games it brilliantly celebrates. Still, the less devoted may find it too playful for a hardcore racer, or too hardcore for a playful one.
Conclusion: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed respects and reproduces its source material with such precision that it'll leave Sega fans desperately clinging to the foolish belief that we'll get proper Nights or Burning Rangers sequels one day. On its own merits Transformed is a competent racer with a great drift mechanic, and the dynamically shifting carts and tracks are a solid contribution to an otherwise homogenous genre.
Conclusion: Concept: Bring Sonic and pals back to the track in their spiffy new transformable vehicles
Graphics: The characters are vibrant, and the levels are filled with visual flourishes
Sound: Sega fans will fall in love with remixes of classic (and obscure) tunes. Everyone else will just enjoy the peppy music
Playability: The vehicles handle well, though some of the flying levels turn into a confusing mess
Entertainment: Kart-racing fans can’t go wrong.
Excerpt: Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (OXM rating: 7.5) didn’t leave a strong mark on the weapon-centric kart-racing genre, nor was it quite as polished as its primarily influence ( Mario Kart ), but the 2010 racer did put an entertaining spin on a well-worn formula. It’s a welcome surprise, then — even with the promise-packed moniker — that this sequel really does ramp up the quality. As its title suggests, transformation is the defining mechanic this time around.
Pros: + Transformation really livens up the experience., + Bigger and better tracks, plus deeper Sega references; $40 price.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed challenges Mario Kart for the gold (review)
18 November 2012
Conclusion: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed delivers huge value at a generous price: $40. If all you want is racing, you might be disappointed when you learn everything that awaits you, but it’s easy to appreciate the wealth of multiplayer options, the smart gameplay and design, and how well it all comes together. If you’re tired of Mario Kart after Mario Kart, Racing Transformed is a fresh approach.
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...
Cons: Dwindling variety of locations As cool as the tracks are, by the time you’re halfway or so through the World Tour, you’ll wish the designers had created more — or at least spread the existing ones out better. The tracks overlap for races and event challenges, so you’ll know the locales pretty well by the time you’re finished. A few oversights with vehicles and multiplayer Making multiplayer so accessible and understandable was a great move, and so was incorporating ve...
Excerpt: Developed by Sumo Digital, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a very unique and fun karting game that although is reminiscent of Mario Kart, the developers have added enough twists and changes for this game to truly stand on its own with races taking place on land, water and air. Not only does it contain some lush graphics but the physics used in the game create this really entertaining racing title that gamers of all ages can easily engage in.