This game needed more work before it was released. The loading times were ridiculous, sometimes 20 seconds of loading for a simple two-sentence cutscene, followed by another 20 seconds of loading. The camera and controls are quite glitchy and some of the levels are frustratingly difficult. I did enjoy the game despite these flaws. I certainly advise RENTING it for hardcore sonic fans.
I went into this game thinking I would be severly dissapointed. Well I was suprised. I actually enjoyed it. I think Sega was irresponsible in releasing it when it still had some issues to work out, but you can tell they put a lot of work into it.
Decent story that flows really well. Shadow's levels are what Shadow the Hedgehog should have been. Graphics are pretty good. Sonic's speed levels are fun. Gameplay can be quite challenging which is a plus from the quite easy previous Sonic games. The levels, though the same for each story, are suited to the specific character. So with the exception of a few of Sonic and Shadow's levels, it feels like you are playing a different level entirely. Most of the levels are well planned out. Multiplayer is the best in any Sonic game ever. The music is incredible as well. Some of it I didn't like at first, but it tends to grow on you.
Silver gives an interesting gameplay twist, but it can get pretty tiring after a while. Play Silver's story last so that you know where certain areas in the town is located. It'll save you time since he is so slow. Certain character's voices are annoying, but at least some of them sound pretty decent this time around. Extra character used in levels are a pain such as Amy and a few others. Omega and Blaze are pretty fun to use though. The last fight with the super forms aren't as spectacular as it could have been, but it was still kinda fun.
I was disappointed with the first half of Sonic's story. Trust me though, get past Iblis (boss after the fifth or sixth level) and it gets more fun. Some bugs are present throughout the game and the camera has a few issues, but I was able to get around these. Hopefully they'll be fixed by a patch. The loading time is a real pain, but you'll live. The last story level where you have to collect the Chaos Emeralds is a huge pain. Oh and Princess Elise falls in love with Sonic.
With all the people expecting too much and then nitpicking about little details or minor problems,it's no wonder why people were harsh on this game.
While the game certainly didn't live up to most of our expectations it was still an okay game, it just had too many problems and changes but they were nothing you couldn't get past if you're a patient and forgiving person.
The game is basically like the Sonic adventure games so I won't have to explain about the controls and(still awkward and clunky) camera so I'm going to get straight to the point:Can the game be fun?
Sonic still remains pretty much the same as he was in the Sonic adventure games with the exception of a few new moves they added for this game, however his speed was downsized in the regular action stage so they could showcase the mach-speed sections of his stages. Most would be disappointed with this decision however sometimes changes have to be made, though I feel they didn't have to downsize his speed. I found playing Sonic's game to be the most enjoyable.
Silver is a welcome addition to the characters with his unique abilities, while he is the slower one of the trio he's still pretty fun to play with.
Shadow is like Sonic only without the speed and the guns. He's the less fun of the trio.
The main problem I had with this were the annoying loading screens that popped out way too often than they should. This is the 360 we shouldn't be getting this much loading screens.
Also the super sonic stage was disappointing.
I feel that if you're the type who doesn't nitpick a game for things that could easily be overlooked like bad camera angles,glitches and somewhat downsized game play then I think this game can be enjoyed. Again it all just depends on how forgiving a person you are, however because of how downsized it is this is a rental first, buy later if you like it kind of game.
This game definitely could have been alot better, Sega just has to learn from this and do better next time.