Excerpt: Alex ‘Alaric’ Lemcovich reviews Sonic 4 Episode II for Mature-Gaming.com, with naughty language. All captured content (c)2012 SEGA And for those who still love reading the written word:- SEGA, you little cock tease! Am I going to have to wait for much longer before this game is released in a complete state? Fuck it, let’s review this thing. Episode II is here! Tails is back, Metal Sonic is up to no good and, once again, you’re tasked with saving the world from Dr.
Summary: " Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 " is a decent enough game. The physics are still off, the game is too cheap, and the level design could be better. When it works though, the game is bright, colourful, fast and fun. It’s a shame multiplayer took such a focus when it’s so poorly implemented. Hopefully, Episode 3 will finally fix things, because at times it really did feel like Sega was on the cusp of greatness.
Conclusion: It's a shame that Sonic can't run fast enough to escape his past. Amidst segments that range from profoundly irritating to cautiously routine, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II features a handful of sequences that show a glimmer of hope, suggesting that if Sonic Team and Dimps were allowed to make a new 2D Sonic game without having to obey the demons of his past, we might have received a more clever and inventive episode.
Summary: A decent effort at improving on its predecessor’s shortcomings, Episode 2 should be fun for its target audience of 2D platforming fans. It won’t be the miracle that launches Sonic back into the spotlight, but it is still a fairly good game.
Excerpt: Two years ago, the announcement of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 brought joy to fans desperately clamoring for Sega to return Sonic to his Genesis day roots. When it came out, it was a mixed bag. The levels and music were solid, but many fans were up in arms over the (admittedly subpar) physics allowing for moments of goofiness, which did not at all feel like the Genesis Sonic titles. So, Sonic Team and Dimps returned to the drawing board, and now released Sonic 4 Episode 2 .
Excerpt: When Sega released Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 a few years ago, it answered the prayers of many Sonic players. It provided a side-scrolling game for the first time in what seemed like ages, right in the face of failed 3D efforts like Sonic Unleashed and the next-gen debut of Sonic the Hedgehog — you know, the one where he fell for a human girl. (Creepy.
Excerpt: It’s hard to imagine a gaming world without our beloved Sonic The Hedgehog, so it is certainly no surprise that Sega and Sonic Team have decided to usher in the next generation of hardware with yet another 3D Sonic adventure. Now anyone who played any of the Sonic titles on the previous platforms can tell you that the franchise has certainly been going downhill. In fact I can’t remember a truly great Sonic title since the debut of our blue friend on the Sega Dreamcast.
Excerpt: Is Sonic an enduring character? Or is he one that has fallen from grace? Opinions are mixed on this matter, and whilst we are glad to see the return of the speedy blue hedgehog, others have gladly taken apart his latest adventure and have treated the blue one no better than something that you might find squashed into the sole of your shoe. Surely SEGA’s legendary character is deserving of a little more respect?