Summary: Every time a new Sonic game is announced, gamers take notice. We desperately want it to be good so we can relive the glory days of the Mario vs. Sonic / Nintendo vs. Sega wars of the early 90s, but for the last five years or so we have been disappointed when the game finally arrived.
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!
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.
Conclusion: We probably won’t be seeing a third episode given what the developers have said before, meaning that Sonic 4 has most likely been completed. We aren’t sure this is entirely what Sega had in mind when they envisioned the project a few years ago, but what’s here is enjoyable enough that Sonic fans...
Excerpt: Sonic the Hedgehog’s return to the 2-D world was one that had fans excited, but sadly, Sonic 4: Episode 1 failed to live up to the expectations. The game was solid, but some physics issues interfered with the mechanics and took some of the shine off of Sonic’s glorious return.
Summary: On the surface, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II gives you pretty much everything you'd want in a followup, and a lot more than you've probably come to expect. New modes, a new character, cooperative play, revamped graphics, and plenty of new levels to run through build on the original game.
Pros: Entertaining cooperative gameplay with Tails, Fun "3D" bonus levels
Cons: Tails isn't a distinct character, Boss battles are boring, Many levels lack a sense of speed
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...