I was someone who had written off Sonic games as just plain awful thanks to some bad experiences with previous platforming games starring the blue blur. Lost World surprised me by being a truly great platformer that escapes many of the pitfalls the series has previously fallen into.
It looks gorgeous and is just a heck of a lot of fun to play. Level design is excellent and it all controls well. It may not have the same sense of speed that previous Sonic titles have, but that doesn't stop this from being a great game. A few cheap hits will be thrown out by the game every now and then, and the cooperative and competitive multiplayer is atrocious, but for the most part this is an excellent platformer.
So if you're a Sonic fan I don't see why you wouldn't like this, unless all of the change is just a turn-off for you. If you're like me and previously hated Sonic, then this should give you a reason to give the character and his games another chance. I know I will.
posted by citigroup06 (NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV) Nov 21, 2013
Member since Nov 2011
SEGA created the perfect formula in Sonic Adventure for the Dreamcast and after the 2nd entry they went and changed it up with heroes. Ever since then Sonic has been doomed to the "lab rat" treatment. With every game they must experiment. They took away the spin dash and added the boost, along with the drift.
They went back to the S.A. formula in 06 but failed to deliver due to a terrible love story full of beastiality and gameplay that was full of glitches and bugs.
Lost World completely changed everything we know about Sonic and yet again took away Sonic's friends/rivals. I didnt make it pass the 1st stage when i realized that this game is uninspiring and lacked a real fun factor. The reviews werent far off when they said this wasnt a good game.
Play this game at your own risk. This is all my opinion (disclaimer to the fanboys).
This was by far one of the worst Sonic games I have ever played, and that includes the likes of Sonic 06 and Unleashed. Staples of the franchise such as pure speed and ring collecting have been swapped out for clunky platforming and pitiful attempts at making the game more difficult.
Gone are the abilities to light dash without the help of an unnecessary Wisp and collecting 100 rings for an extra life, now all rings serve is to protect you from one hit by an enemy.
If you enjoyed the last few Sonic games like Colors, Generations and Rush, then give this game a pass, as it will make you realize why so many people have called Sonic a dying mascot.