I have to say this game is very good....good idea playing at night or day on levels makes it a lot of fun. Daytime being very fast pace(Like the Classic) and night being more of a slower pace, puzzle solving, even some great 3rd person combat scenes with bosses along the way.....overall very good game, great rental..............peace
||The Good|| If you are a sonic fan you will put Sonic Unleashed in your 360 and play a few levels with a huge grin on your face. They nailed 3D sonic the hedgehog. Sonic games can always feel like they are playing themselves at times but this game had tons of fresh features to keep you on your toes, switching from 2D to 3D (best idea sonic team has had in years), quick stepping, ring energy boosting, stomping, sliding, etc.. etc.. They don't sound like much of a breakthrough on paper but utilizing all these with the right timing can boost your rank and feel very rewarding. The bosses are good old fashioned sonic game play. If you loved the sonic games on genesis you will feel like you are playing those wonderful sequences again, and adding in quick stepping and boosting makes good ways to dodge enemy attacks and get close enough to strike them. Then night falls, and poof sonic is a werehog. The first few levels as the werehog were alright and they had decent platforming, but it was really just taking you away from the fun part of the game.
||The Awful|| Werehogs. After you play through Sonic Unleashed a little while you will want to scream every time you have to play a werehog level. The slow movement speed and repetitive combat sequences, along with frustrating slow moving platforming will have you saying, "Why do they have to do this to sonic? They were so close." Along with having to play the werehog levels in the first place, you will have to run through them multiple times, to pick up sun and moon medals in order to advance to new levels, sun medals for sonic levels, and moon medals for werehog levels. These aspects of the game make it tedious, slow moving, and boring. Which is the opposite of what a sonic game should be. Some of you die hard sonic fans will have the desire to push through just so you can get a glimpse of the wonderful sonic levels, but if you aren't really a fan, you will probably mail this back half way through.