gamers (89%) found this review helpful
I've heard people say that this game sucks because the story is too short, the lack of speed, bad controls, and (now this one shocked me the most) the fact that sonic has a sword. So I asked myself, what should I do at this point? Should I just blindly agree with everyone and say that it's garbage because they said so, or should I actually try the game and see just how bad it really is? I chose to be smart and venture into the 2nd installment of the Sonic Storybook Series and see if it really is trash.
Now honestly, when I was playing this for the first time, I wasn't expecting much out if it either, but when I played it for about an hour, I started developing my own opinion. So here's what I think of Sonic and the Black Knight.
The opening cutscene looked amazing. The enviroment was just great... and that's all I have to say about the graphics 'cause they don't concern me much.
When I heard that Crush 40 was coming back to compose the music, I just said "OK, I am definitely playing this game on it's release date." and it was awesome. I don't care what anybody says. "Knight of the Wind" is simply epic. In fact, this song can make almost anything sound epic. It's THAT good. I also liked the music at the Molten Mine stage. The intro reminds me of Mega Man X for some reason.
Avoid the multiplayer mode like the plague. The controls are suckish, everyone moves like tanks, it doesn't work! Just... no!
The controls were actually decent. Instead of tilting the Wii Remote to move, you use the Nunchuck, Which is a huge improvment over Secret Rings. You swing the Wii Remote to use the sword and it's pretty simple to get used to. Just don't swing like crazy.
So yeah, when you beat the game, there's not much of a reason to go back other than beating the rest of the missions. Therefore, this game is NOT garbage. It's just good. It's no masterpiece, but it's worth renting at least. Since I'm a hardcore Sonic fan, I'm keeping my copy.
gamers (59%) found this review helpful
This is probably my second favorite Sonic game. I wrote my Sonic Unleashed review too early, because I realized, that while the daytime stages were fun, the nighttime stages were not. So, I looked for a replacement, and The Black Knight fills that hole quite nicely. But it's pretty short. Plus, the 3 extra characters you unlock are not as easy to use as Sonic. You might think the guys at Sega has lost their minds, but they pulled this game off in fine fashion. Give it a shot. You might like what you get.