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GF Rating
6.6

1601 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Has Sonic made a comeback?

posted by wolffster (MARION, NC) Nov 24, 2008

Member since Oct 2008

18 out of 21 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

(Before reading please note that this is a review for the Wii version of Sonic Unleashed as the Xbox 360 version is different from this version of the game)

Ever since Sonic the Hedgehog 2006(Xbox 360) people have been wary of new Sonic games because of how bad the game was. So many fans were hoping that Sonic Unleashed would bring him back. In the end it does just that with some problems.

Let's start with the pros.

-The daytime stages are a lot of fun and show what Sonic has always been about running really fast and going through obstacles.
-The cutscenes are exceptionally good for the Wii.
-There is alot of unlockable content in this game to keep people playing.
-The music is very good and there are many memorable themes.
-The boss fights are alot of fun and are very memorable.
-If you do not want to use the Wiimote and nunchuck you can also use the classic and gamecube controller allowing you to use the one that feels the most comftorable to you.

Now it is time for the cons.

-While the daytime satges are fun at night you switch from fast paced action to very slow paced repetitive brawling with the Werehog.
-The night stages can be very repetitive as you are pretty much doing the same thing every time soon you will eventually wish for the night to be over.
-The dashing move for the Werehog which is done by double tapping the control stick is very annoying when platforming or fighting on small platforms.
-The story is mostly lackluster and very simple but this not a huge problem and it does have its moments it is just not as great as some of the other games.
-The game only takes about 11 to 12 hours to finish not counting unlocking everything the game has to offer.

In the end Sonic Unleashed is a huge step forward for Sonic. It brings back the speed that made him famous and the daytime stages are alot of fun, while at night things get very boring and repetitive. Hopefully with this game Sonic will be able to keep on running fast.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Interesting Game

posted by hobieone (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Jan 19, 2009

Top Reviewer

Member since Oct 2008

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

This game game is hard to sum up really it has some great qualities and some annoyances.

First of all the cinematics and over all graphics were great. the controlled were easy enough to learn.

Guess the best part of the game aside from the good storyline was the daytime missions/levels. this is where sonic goes back to old school whth some classic 2d side scrolling mixed with some 3d platform action based on breakneck speeds that made sonic famous in the first place! if the entire game was like this with level upon level i would definately buy this game.

The nighttime missions where sonic was a warehog is where i docked this game and was that it was't fun it was dispite speed was not the focus and this part happens entirly in 3d. the main problem i had with it was it should have been balanced with the day time stuff as it it is most of the mission happen at night and not enough of the speed of sonic during the day time missions. it should have been like 50/50 or 60/40 in favor on the daytime mission after all sonic is about speed!!

but the developer were on the right track in bringinf sonic franchise back around. but sonic unleashed isn't fast enough. bring us a sonic game like the day time missions with tons of levels like sonic 1 & 2 then i'll say sonic is back!

The game is worth the rent as for purchasing that where i have mixed feelings about the game does have some good qualities but the night missions get boring after awhile mainlt due to ther are so many of those than the break neck speed of the day time ones

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Awesome, but not unleashed.

posted by knoxville (ANTIOCH, CA) Nov 24, 2008

Member since Nov 2008

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

Sonic Unleashed is an amazing game. It really brought me back to the 3-D style of sonic adventure 2 and the 2-D style of sonic on the sega genasis. Why a 8? It's because I got so fustrated on the night stages. The controls were troublesome. For example, when I was on tiny spots over a endless pit of death. I would fall immediantly! So sega please make a game just like a regular sonic game. Just to run on stages 3-D and 2-D like this one. No warehog or any ridiculous things like sonic the hedgehog for 360. I just want a good sonic game. But I guess I would be asking for too much.

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