Excerpt: There’s a saying that goes “Helen of Troy had a face that launched a thousand ships” and in gaming terms an equivalent would be that “Sonic’s character has sold a few million consoles” in a time when Sega were not only a software powerhouse but a hardware one too, dominating the landscape with the...
Excerpt: Sonic finally has ended up on the cover of a decent platform game. And it’s been years ago if you ask us. Sonic Generations may not be a classic like the first games, but the combination of old skool 2D gameplay, modern technology and new gameplay elements worked well The story the makers wrapped up...
Conclusion: Sonic Skip - Unlockables are opened up by completing Missions. The Missions consist of things such as picking up all of the rings in a section of a level within a certain amount of time, or completing a level without getting hit.
Excerpt: Ah, Sonic! Gaming’s most notable speed freak. I remember him fondly from his Sonic 2 days, when he was just a fresh faced upstart. Surely he’s now a burnt out shell, wrecked from years of obvious amphetamine abuse? Actually no, he’s looking pretty good for himself.
Pros: Brilliant level design, Eye-watering graphics, Sonic the Hedgehog!
Cons: 3D platforming, Crap boss fights, Terrible story
Conclusion: Sonic has had it rough over these past 20 years. From saving princesses and driving karts to turning into a were-hog and competing in the Olympics he’s been put through his paces with varying success.
Excerpt: The ultimate celebration of 20 years in Sonic gaming, Sonic Generations delivers the definitive gaming experience for Sonic fans new and old.
Sonic’s universe is thrown into chaos when a mysterious new power comes into force, creating ‘time...
Pros: - 2 Sonic concept executed nicely, - Re-imagined levels, - Great Sonic tribute
Cons: - Control can feel unresponsive, - Framerate stutters, - Needs more levels
Conclusion: While Sonic Generations is far and away the best Sonic game in a long time, there are still enough niggles to put off new players who will not have the same love for the hedgehog and his blend of twitch reflexes and level memorisation.
Summary: Sonic and his furry posse haven't had the best run in recent years, but the ailing hedgehog finally returns in good form for his latest outing. Sifting out most of the cruddy elements from recent games that soured longtime fans and pushed some folks away for good, the development team hits a real...
Pros: Blends old and new Sonic elements very well, Dazzling stage designs, Lots of unlockables, High-speed action
Conclusion: Fans might have preferred compilation of Sonic's 16-bit greatest hits, but a career-spanning retrospective is what ended up on the track list. And you know what? Against all odds, Sonic Generations feels adequate.