I'm a hardcore fan of Sonic, and when I say hard core, it means HARD CORE. The adventure mode had high expectations, I THOUGHT it would be awesome, it really wasn't, it was O.K. It is very repetitive and sometimes even confusing. You don't really know when you get new missions, sometimes the tutorial sometimes doesn't even tell you what to do. But, on the pro side, the party games are pretty fun, especially with friends. This game has some really high expectations, especially from hard core sonic fans, but take it from someone who is one, only rent.
posted by Phantom18 (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Feb 28, 2007
Member since Feb 2007
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
like any revamped game for the wii. This game has a learning curve but once u get passed it the game rocks. Now most likely the people bashing this game didn't give it a chance. The beginning is a little slow, but after playing it for a while u start to notice how fun the game really is. Also the graphics and level design are awesome. so all in all give it a chance. I say rent first and when you see how fun it is add to your collection. This is a nice change for the sonic series.
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
Welp, unlike most of the other reviewers over here that give this title an "AWESOME" score; I'm going to refrain from doing so for the following reasons that I'll list here. I find that this is generally a good game. Sonic isn't back to form in this specific Sonic title, but it's close enough from what people have been looking for in a Sonic game. It's fast, fierce, and memorizing. This title is probably the closest kind of Sonic we've been looking for in this decade.
However, playing this gives me the confusing feeling of disappointment. Yeah, it's fast alright; but I can't shake off the feeling that I'm just playing a game meant for robots. The levels (it really plays like a "track") the game offers doesn't open itself up for creative game play. It's almost impossible to roam around the levels and backtrack yourself when your running forward because the game forces you to run forward. You can move backward, but it's difficult to do so sometime. These "tracks" also become frustrating when I'm trying to traverse the objects that obstruct Sonic's path because most of the objects are placed too close together, and Sonic wouldn't move fast enough for me to get out of the way. I end up with a feeling that most of the tracks are poorly designed (it'll really peen you off when your doing time attacks). The game play will also take a back seat to the game's story sometimes and you'll also be forced to go back levels you've already completed.
Then there's the horrible music. All of the music on this title has lyrics. It might not bug some people, but I really get annoyed listening to this fecal matter. "Why not turn it off," you ask? Well, I would, if there were a way to turn it off. SFX and Music volume is totally omitted in the options menu for the game.
tl;dr: This will be the "fast" Sonic people have been looking for in a while. But an unpolished feeling may displease some Sonic fans. Definitely worth the rental, might not be worth my hard earned cash for a purchase