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GF Rating
6.6

1604 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Awesome Unleashed

posted by Patricks09 (STAFFORD, VA) Mar 3, 2009

Member since Mar 2009

This game has two things I love.Speed and action. You can be a wearhog and people up at night and you can run at high speed at day.The unlockable moves are pretty cool to use to attack enemies. You can also see what different countries look and the countries people look like while sonic travels on Tail's tornado.One thing that I don't like is that it is only single player and it would be better in multiplayer.You can also use different controllers for playing the game.Thats all I have to say about Sonic Unleashed.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Is Sonic Unleashed or Held Back?

posted by ThaSquare (ROSEVILLE, CA) Feb 12, 2009

Top Reviewer

Member since May 2007

Sonic has not been himself lately. Unsightly hair has grown in all sorts of places, his arms seem to be stretching, and his voice has gotten deeper. He has either started down the path to manhood or has transformed into some kind of monster in Sonic Unleashed. Though puberty may not have hit the Blue Blur in this tale, another fiendish foe has – the werehog. During the day, our beloved mascot is in true form, hitting ramps and climbing to new heights but when the sun goes down, he becomes a sluggish, untamed monstrosity.

From dusk ‘till dawn, Sonic’s dark side is revealed and its heinous stages come to call. You’ll be fighting through several locations on each continent and find they usually last much longer than the daytime levels. You’ll be swinging the remote and Nunchuck to launch attacks, alternating between the two to create combos. You gain more experience for the length of these combos and getting hit will cause the meter to reset. You can also grab small or stunned foes to throw them or pound them into the ground or pick up boxes to use against them as well. Pressing the C button will make you go into Unleashed Mode where your attacks deal more damage and foes attacks deal less. Some of your moves will also be altered in this mode.

It’s a shame this game is so flawed. The daytime stages are some of the best Sonic levels I’ve played since Sonic Adventure 2: Battle and if the entire game was as great as they are, this would be an instant classic. This just isn’t the case. Even with the great musical score and fairly good visuals, there are too many snags to keep this from being as enjoyable as I expected. The werehog stages are too repetitive, having a sketchy set of controls and the inability to adjust the camera manually is maddening. Add to that unnecessary town interaction and an overall confusing plot and this game will have you praying for daylight most often than not.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great game

posted by rbascor (TAMPA, FL) Feb 3, 2009

Member since Apr 2008

The graphics are amazing, but ware hog form gets boring and slow. Original Sonic is a whole lot more fun and the quick step makes this game great.

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