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Playing sonic rush was a very nostalgic experience for me. The game was classic SEGA sonic style, and I thuroughly enjoyed the side-scrolling 2d style. The boss fights were semi-3d, so it was a cool hybrid experience for you.
However, I was dissapionted in one area: It was for the DS. Let's get this straight; I love my DS, and admire its capabilities, but games for the DS generally have to be molded AROUND the DS. This game feebly tried to creatively use both screens, and failed miserably at it. Also, there was never any use for the touch screen, which makes me sad. :( Perhaps this should've been released for the gameboy instead.
The DS aside, this game was fantastic gameplay wise. Still, it felt short- I finished the game off in about 4-5 hours. Also, this game lacked a chao garden that the other sonic games had.
Lastly, sonic rushed lacked one more thing: a tutorial. There was no way to figure out the controls. One time I spent 10 minutes at one spot, jumping over and over because I didn't know how to r-dash because it was NEVER MENTIONED to me. All these items aside, the classic sonic gameplay was just enough to save this title for me. I just love that sonic sidescroller action. That's why I, in closing, give this game a so-so 6 out of 10.
Sonic Rush is a new spin on old Sonic games. I don't know what's so great about this. It sucks. Bad graphics, the DS could handle much better graphics than these. Another problem: no popular characters other than Sonic. No Tails, Knuckles, Shadow. Just some stupid new cat character named Blaze. The boss battles aren't exciting. The good things I can say about this is that it's better than some other modern Sonic games ( Sonic Heroes ), and that it is an alright challenge. I'm not sure who I recommend this to. Maybe just old-school Sonic fans. This game is lucky I'm giving it more than just a 2 or 3. Because of the challenge it gives and the fact that it's better than some other Sonic games, it gets a 5 out of 10. I'd much rather set up the old Genesis and play Sonic The Hedgehog.