Review: Sonic Generations

Everything feels immersive, it’s almost as if it’s DLC to Sonic Generations, it’s that good. He tried to save his wife through the video game they loved—and nearly lost himself. Then he signed up to lead a fledgling team of gamers in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

After all, the hedgehog has already transcended as a cultural icon in other fields of entertainment. What it does do is restore dignity to a Jeux d’émulateur en ligne franchise that went from the top to embarrassment. It’s refreshing to try a Sonic that evokes the best moments of Sonic Adventure to remind us that SEGA’s hedgehog is a gaming icon for a reason. Sonic’s new open worlds prove delightfully engaging and imaginative, despite lacking polish and sloppy fixed-camera “cyberspace” levels.

Seems that everything released with the Sonic name is rushed. Sonic Unleashed could have used some polishing, Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 was barely playable and most of the ports aren’t even good ports. When people first saw images of Sonic Forces the fans saw an opportunity for the blue hedgehog.

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  • An imperfect yet amusing title, capable of showing us the potential face of the hedgehog’s future.
  • Lost World is a game with interesting ideas and middling execution.
  • While both Tails or Knuckles don’t quite have Sonic’s speed, they make up for it in their ability to fly or glide their way through these sidescrolling stages to find the aforementioned alternate routes.
  • Every night, a poorly explained slot machine minigame pops up that lets Sonic accrue purple coins.

The two have been absent from the series since, although they did appear in the Archie comics. Featuring cute alien “wisps” that give Sonic bite-size powers to shake up the usual 3D-boosting and 2D-platforming action, Sonic Colors sports a plethora of gameplay styles that flow well together and make for a fun experience. Though the game is a bit too easy and short, so-so in the story department, and far too reliant on unengaging side-scrolling to pad game time, the overall experience is pleasant. That’s thanks mostly to the technically sound gameplay experience and environmental wonder provided by Colors’ interstellar amusement-park setting. Plus, the music is silly and over-the-top in all the right ways.

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I love the levels with Silver the Hedgehog and I like the missions where you get to play as different characters! The only reason it’s a 9 is because in one or two stages I experienced some slowdown on the game, but the game its self is perfect. I don’t know why people hate this game and say it is glitchy because I didn’t see one glitch in the entire run of the game. Bring back the nostalgia with Sonic Mania Plus Team Sonic Racing Double Pack. Revisit the 2D world of platform games with retro pixel-style art and classic gameplay.

Before you can unlock co-op, you’ll need to complete the first two levels of the game and watch the cinematic that follows. If you’ve still got a DS lying around, try and dig up this hidden gem, as it’s definitely one of the best Sonic games ever. When it comes to spin-off games, The Blue Blur and the Italian Plumber have had a sort of “anything you can do, I can do better” relationship over the years, even culminating in a series of licensed Olympics games.

There was a huge shift when they made Sonic Unleashed, and then followed it up with Colors and Generations, which were all basically very similar in that they were a sort of on-rails platformers. It was undoubtedly the closest Sega came to replicating the feel of the original Genesis games, only now in 3D. But I’m personally not convinced that this is the right direction for this franchise.