Публикувани: 19 ноември
I bought this as part of the sonic hits collection and decided it to be a good idea to play these games in order from sonic one to sonic 4 episode 2. This has worked to a disadantage however in the sense that it just shows how much this isn't a classic sonic game, sure its 2D and there are a lot of nods to past games (and i mean a lot) but thats as far as it goes.
For those who are interested i am about to list reasons for this but for those who arent i will just say that it is a reasonable 2D sonic game but it certainly is not worthy of being called sonic the hedgehog 4. It was fun to play up until the last boss which i have been attempting to beat for the past ten minutes or so at the time of writing and still have not managed it. it is a nice nostalgia trip but not a great game in itself merely an ok sonic game and it really varys from peson to person as to whever or not it is what they are looking for.
Now for details
. It serves well as a nostalgia trip so for those who are looking for that kind of thing then yes this game has it in spades.
. Fun gameplay for what it is, it is nothing like the old games at all but it is not terrible and yes despite thinking that the game is not worthy to be called Sonic the Hedgehog 4, i still think it is fun
. Super Sonic is available in normal stages and the chaos emeralds can be collected from special stages which i always like to see. Collecting the Emeralds used to be the only reason i played sonic games when i was younger so i shall not complain about that.
. The games physics are certainly not like past sonic games and it is most notable in the games speed. by this I mean that there is none, unless you hit a speed boost. this makes the game feel very artificial as whenever you start to move fast you know it is not because of your own actions (i.e. rolling into a ball on a slope like in sonics 1-3) some people may have no problem with this but having played this straight after the classic games it was a notable difference.
. The presentation of the game overall may look nice enough but it certainly has flaws. an example of this could be sonics animations, his slowest running speed is walking pace which makes the game feel incredibly slow as it takes so long for sonic to actually start to run. Also the music is forgettable except for tunes like the supersonic tune and boss battle music as they are so short and on a constant loop that the notes are carved into your very soul.
. There are so many nods to the past games that it really doesnt feel like it is even its own game, all stages are not inspired by previous games but actually feel like they have been taken from previous games and given a makeover, there really is not an original stage in the whole game (original gameplay ideas and puzzles yes but not a lot). this is the same for boss battles as well as they really are just taken from previous games and given new attacks to fight you with. Really not original in the slightest
. Final Point, This is a small nitpick of mine but i feel it is worth noting. the description claims that this game continues the story of the classic games, this really is not true. while the classics where light on story sonic 3 and sonic and knuckles has small scenes scattered throughout the game to give the player and idea of what is happening (like eggman betraying knuckles for the master emerald and knuckles then proceeding to help you) this game has none of that and as a result has no story. so how does it continue from the classic games if it gives the player no idea as to what is actually happening? like i said more of a nitpick but worth noting.
So my final thoughts are that if it is a nostalgia trip you are looking for or just a short and fun sonic game then yes pick it up. however if you are looking for "Sonic the Hedgehog 4" this is not it, it is nostalgia and no more and really fails to envoke the "style" if you will of the classic games. Sonic 4 episode 2 certainly fixes some issues of this game and i would reccomend that over this.