Critic & User Reviews
"Sonic Generations of Bliss"
posted by R1V3Rr4t09 (FALL RIVER, MA) Nov 19, 2011
Member since Jun 2010
17 out of 17 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Sonic Old And New
posted by DuskElezen (PINE BUSH, NY) Jan 21, 2012
Member since Nov 2010
7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The Good Retro: Good back to the basic feel of Sonic that Sega/Nintendo has ruined for a good while. great levels a real nostalgic feel for anyone born 1980+ or who played Sonic on the Sega and Genesis, the original levels from Sonic and Sonic 2 each down to the slightest detail of the original making me feel as if I was younger. doesn't disappoint in the slightest however anyone who hasn't really enjoyed the original Sonic wouldn't really enjoy this part of the game. 20/10 for bringing back the original and still making him the best!
The Good Newer Sonic: Brings a few good levels from the newer Sonic games my favorite and still prob one of the best is Sonic Adventure 2 battle level's I have found that each and every level is epic and action packed and a fun experience even made levels from games I didn't even like more fun! not much I can say when the newer Sonic has a bit of hit and miss games but don't let that understate the levels are FUN!!! 10/10 on the scale for redeeming this new generation
Gameplay: The game play is original for Sega/Nintendo which is a first!!! you can play as Retro-Sonic and Sonic on levels like "Green Hill" also great ones from Sonic Adventure 2 Battle I enjoyed Retro Sonic on this one, has great repeatability which is a first for me! 10/10 Gameplay.
Story: Great for Retro-Sonic while redeeming for Sonic's past games like Sonic and the BlackKnight. 10/10
Controls: This was something I had an issue with while great! I felt as if it was too touch-and-go? I don't think it will be easy for everyone as I felt my reaction was faster than the game could react to.
Over all: Great gameplay, Great story, Controls touch-and-go, Back to the basic's with Retro-Sonic and Sonic all the levels while short are fun and fun to re-do, not many bosses, and bosses are simple, but lack in numbers, over all I liked it, just wished each level had a boss b
posted by ALBERTASH (DOLTON, IL) Nov 17, 2011
Member since Dec 2008
6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
we miss those stages where we can get the rings and earn the power gems.
inside the mini game (Sonic1) we are missing the thrid button. which might be the C button.
why we have to beat the game to unlock super sonic?
on xboxlive why cant we have realtime racing?
Another passable title from Sonic
posted by sinyx (GREENVILLE, RI) Apr 17, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The first act is done like the old games but act 2 is is like the new Sonic games. The problem is when they try to make classic Sonic take on the modern Sonic levels, even going as far as to give him a skateboard power up. They even go as far as to switch between the 2D and 3D in each act to throw you off.
The "classic" feel is also lost, don't expect Special Stages or anything along those lines. Instead you get to meet all of Sonic's more annoying pals in a series of mini games and challenge levels that you must access through a maze like hub world. These aren't optional as you have to do some to progress. Most end up being bland and boring, a few of the battles are fun. Over all nothing here that reminds me of old Sonic at all.
The controls are solid and work just fine, both Sonics play about the same.
The sound is great as well even letting you change the music for each level.
The graphics are just about what you saw in Sonic Unleashed, that is to say nothing new or jaw dropping.
This is overall a lack luster game that was just pumped out to capitalize on Sonic's birthday. Rent it don't buy it, little to no replay value really only for the hardcore Sonic fans.
Nostalgia at its finest.
posted by burntice61 (APPLE VALLEY, CA) Oct 31, 2011
Member since Apr 2010
20 out of 23 gamers (87%) found this review helpful
And here's my verdict:
-Levels, SEGA did an incredible job putting one zone from each of Sonics adventures in glorious HD! Plus you play them as Classic and Modern Sonic with 2 different dimensions of play, AMAZING!
-Graphics, every stage, badnik, boss, character looks incredible!
-Replay value, trust me you're gonna want to play each stage over a few times just to take another path and find hidden goodies and get those bonus stages!
-Soundtrack, whether it be your favorite tune from Green Hill or the fast track from Planet Wisp, you'll love every second.
-Bosses, while they did bring back bosses from previous games, they aren't as fun as they used to be, I don't know why, but some of the bosses are kinda boring.
-Speed, while you move around the stages, you might stumble on walls or objects a few times, it kills the intensity of the stages sometimes but not drastically.
The Bad: NOTHIN'
If you actually enjoyed the Werehog, Secret Rings or Black knight games, you wont like this game at all, but if you're a fan of the retro Sonic games, like me, you will not only enjoy this title but realize how old you got since you played Sonic on Genesis!
Finally...A good Sonic for this generation.
posted by mryams (CINCINNATI, OH) Nov 3, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
7 out of 8 gamers (88%) found this review helpful
Sonic Generation his a throwback to the good ol' days of Sonic. In the game, there is a rip in time that puts both Sonics(and Tails) into a limbo like area. This white space is filled with areas from Sonics past and to get things back to normal, Sonic has to complete two acts in each setting. The acts are done in one side scroll, and one in 3D format; to complement both era's in the franchise. To put it mildly, you play the same act in two different perspectives. As you beat each area the color comes back into the world.
It's clever how the developers took some Sonic games that used the 3D format and transistion it to how it would have looked back in the Genesis days amd vice-versa.
If any complaints could be made it's the bad dialogue that throws it off a bit; but no Sonic game ever had great dialogue in the first place. Like most of the recent Sonic games for PS3 or XB360, the game tends to be to fast for it's own good. There are moments where camera angles are not in the best positions in the game, but don't let that affect the way you feel about the game in general.
Also, don't expect this game to be long. It will probably take you about 6 hours to beat the game; however, if you're a completionist then it can last a while. They also tacked on multiplayer, which is nothing but competitions to rank higher on the leaderboards; example, timed levels to see who makes it to the end fastest, etc. It seemed silly and really no point to add it, but it's easy achievements at the very least.
To conclude, I liked this game alot; even if for the nostalgia factor alone. Not sure if it's fair to peg it as a new game since the levels already exisited in another format at some point in time, but enjoy it none the less.
Bryan Dull, writer and author of "Solstice"
Who Like Chili Dogs?
posted by Haven00 (LAS VEGAS, NV) Nov 3, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
8 out of 11 gamers (73%) found this review helpful
posted by coachron50 (FREDERICKSBURG, VA) Oct 31, 2011
Member since Dec 2009
6 out of 9 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Best Sonic Game Today
posted by InToXiCaTeD (MODESTO, CA) Nov 10, 2011
Member since Aug 2011
3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful
I do recommend people playing this hands down
posted by Halo304ever (MERRITT ISLAND, FL) May 17, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Bravo. Sega has redeemed themselves.
posted by Aquateen (WAYLAND, NY) Nov 29, 2011
Member since Apr 2010
1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
Bored after an hour of playing.
posted by DinoMyte (DANVILLE, CA) Nov 26, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
4 out of 14 gamers (29%) found this review helpful
posted by bspradlin2012 (ALBANY, OR) Aug 6, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful
a blast from the past
posted by trickflowing (HOLLYWOOD, FL) Apr 22, 2014
Member since Apr 2014
10 out of 10
posted by ugaines (FAIRFIELD, CA) Jun 16, 2013
Member since Jun 2013
posted by GamingChamp01 (UNION CITY, OK) May 21, 2013
Member since May 2013
Sonic Generations Fun Foundation!
posted by Mr_Netties3 (MARYSVILLE, WA) Feb 15, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
The come back of our hedgehog friend!
posted by arkhamcityis4me (CORRYTON, TN) Feb 14, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
sonic has been risen! YAYZ
posted by sonic1991 (LAS VEGAS, NV) Nov 26, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
Sonic Gen and no not 2006
posted by MaxGLEE1030 (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Oct 7, 2012
Member since May 2011
Not Great, Not Bad
posted by coltonrahn (ARRINGTON, TN) Sep 17, 2012
Member since Sep 2012
The best sonic game?
posted by level69troll (DAVENPORT, FL) Sep 8, 2012
Member since Sep 2012
posted by Chowchow (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Aug 28, 2012
Member since May 2012
Sonic in the past.
posted by Ninjashadow5213 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Aug 10, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
Nostalgia at its finest
posted by juicedaman (NORTHBOROUGH, MA) Aug 1, 2012
Member since Apr 2007