posted by Kerrigan12 (NORTH READING, MA) Sep 8, 2007
Member since Mar 2007
Okay, so the Sonic Next Gen isn't "wonderful"... okay, it was no where near wonderful.
Even life-long fans of Sonic like myself have to admit, this game was not as good as it should have been. Sure, I'll admit the graphics are amazing, and the new way of playing the game is cool... but there are more downs then ups... basically
Pros: -Amazing graphics for a Sonic game -A new way to play, like speed rounds and even a new (playable) character -Shadow's no longer emo! [Common joke among the internet] -I didn't run into any camera problems this time around. Wow! -Plenty of playable characters
Cons: -What the heck happened to my Eggman!? -Princess Elise. 'Nuff said -Loading times... I swear, I lost 5 days of my life because of the loading time! -Get rid of the Sonic X voice actors SEGA. PLEASE! -I died at least 106 times because of Sonic's glitches.
Over all, the game should have been released later, but some Sonic fans, like myself, will enjoy it for a time... as much as the loading times suck...
posted by IMMitnick (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Feb 13, 2007
Member since Feb 2007
Graphics are Excellent, good use of the 360's hardware to really distiguish this from previous titles. If you don't agree than buy a new TV, its obvious. Learning curve as with all Sonic Games is low. The challenge is not learning the controls its limiting your mistakes.
Pros: Great Graphics, Good CGI clips, easy gameplay. RPG-like movement is a really nice diversion from the previous almost strictly rail-based environment of the Dreamcast and GC titles.
Cons: The loading times are annoyingly long at times. The storyline is cheesy, but I have seen much worse. This is not a huge drawback, since I don't play Sonic games for the storyline. The radar is nice, but a map that you could zoom out and view would have been better. It can be easy to miss things in town especially when your running quickly.
Afterthought: Did anyone else wonder what Sonic and the Princess' kids might look like?
i'm not to sure i like the rpg-ish-like feel of the new sonic games...but it seems as though this is the direction in which they are taking this character....i believe the fun of sonic is his amazing speed, and with this set up, that is lost. there are some parts of levels where you have to move him quickly, but the sonic of genesis is gone. i wish sega had the same ability to adapt their most famous character the way nintendo does with mario....if you are into games like kingdom hearts (i don't think of kh as rpg, like i think of final fantasy as rpg...even though i know it is) or easy action games, you would enjoy this game. it's worth the rent...but does not deserve the top of your "q".