Conclusion: I never thought I'd say this, but I was actually more excited to play as Modern Sonic than Classic Sonic after playing through his levels. In fact, if all the levels had been designed for Modern Sonic, it would have made for a fantastic title. Perhaps it's a testament to how much Sonic has actually progressed and been refined over the years for this modern day and age. But as it is, Sonic Generations is still a fun romp through the series' history.
Pros: Graphics are good, Modern Sonic's levels are great, 100+ missions to play through
Cons: Main campaign is a bit too short, story is unoriginal and lacklustre, the more modern levels don't translate as well for Classic Sonic.
Conclusion: Die Story ist überraschend gut gelungen und man fühlt sich fast wie in einem Hollywood Streifen. Es gibt coole Spezial Moves, viel Action und die Missionen sind sehr abwechslungsreich ausgefallen! Das Spiel macht Spass und ist sehr unterhaltsam und Vin Diesel verleiht dem ganzen noch das gewisse Etwas!
Gangster driver-for-hire; violent but less graphic than GTA.
Common Sense Media
9 September 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a "Teen"-rated game about underworld crime that it doesn't push the envelope the way the Grand Theft Auto series does. Players can shoot other gang members and thugs as well as police officers (the act will cause cruisers to chase you, which serves as a deterrent as opposed to an incentive) But the game is far less graphic than the likes of the Grand Theft Auto series because there is no blood or extremely violent scenes.
Excerpt: Given Midway's heavily publicised financial problems and Wheelman's late shift to publisher Ubisoft, you'd be forgiven for thinking this is a game to avoid. We certainly had our reservations, assuming it would be a mildly entertaining action romp that sat somewhere between Driv3r and GTA 4 - we didn't expect it to sit so close to GTA 4 in the enjoyment stakes.
Excerpt: Vin Diesel n'est pas acteur à tourner dans les films intelligents et profonds, et s'il a dans sa carrière joué parfois des rôles plus percutants que d'autres, l'image que l'on a de lui nous le montre bien souvent dans des films à gros budget rarement approfondis. C'est dans ce genre qu'il semble se sentir le mieux, une passion qui se répercute d'ailleurs dans le choix des productions vidéoludiques.
Summary: " Wheelman " is a really great concept that has been let down quite badly by some obvious budget cuts. The face that there are only 2 licensed cars means that they stand out, whilst the selection of generic cars is too small. The music is poor and there is no multiplayer. It’s also pretty short when compared to most open world games. However, the core racing and combat is a blast, and the special moves are just fantastic. The story itself is also pretty reasonable.
Excerpt: A few months ago the once proud publisher out of Chicago – Midway Games – nearly collapsed under its own morass of mediocrity. It filed for bankruptcy protection, sold off the publishing rights to Wheelman and is possibly negotiating to sell their Mortal Kombat franchise. While the company may suffer the same fatality of their more colorful video game characters, gamers will suffer from an unfinished racing/shooting game hybrid that fails on nearly every level.
Excerpt: skulks somewhere off in the dunes, powering out onto the strip at intervals to clobber civilian traffic. Rockstar's take up two lanes apiece, each car mashing its mirrored bodywork against the other in a gush of white-hot triple-A sparks. A little to the rear there's , cheerfully scorching figure-of-eight patterns into the tarmac, and ticking on the curb the battered but doughty With that calibre of machine jostling at the traffic lights, any driver behind the wheel of...
Excerpt: Sometimes the difference between a good game and a truly great game is the often bandied about practice of ‘polish,’ those extra weeks and months that developers spend on ensuring that their game experience is perfectly smooth, not giving any gamer a chance to get distracted by badly implemented mechanics or iffy graphical glitches.