Posted: January 21
MY DREAM SONIC GAME.
well, close to it lol.
The Sonic series has had a lot of falls like turning him into a were'hog',
throwing him on hoverboards, sticking him on a rail track, giving him a sword. It hasn't been too great..
Sonic 4 was alright. I recognize its flaws, but overall the games were pretty good. Sonic Colours was fun to play through, but not perfect. Sonic Unleashed's day stages were great fun to play through, but were very linear. The two racing games were pretty good too.
And finally, this game gets everything right. There's a great blend of sidescrolling and full 3d platforming. The stages are very well designed and its just what you'd want out of a modern Sonic game. Like the old classic games, there are so many alternate routes and paths. The linear level format of Unleashed is long gone and its done so much better. This really feels like a great modern take on the classic Sonic series and really what else should an anniversary remake be? The speed here is fast like Unleashed and the platforming isn't blocky like it was in Colours. There's a great blend of both
too - platforming and speed, that is.The choice of levels included is great and there's a classic and modern act for each. There's lots of gimmicky variations of the levels you can play as well, but that's mostly optional.
The visuals in this game are fantastic. The textures might not be the highest and it could use a little more AA, but it looks soooo good. One of my favourite artstyles I've ever seen in a game.
The music is really great too. It includes a bunch of remixes of tracks in the series as well as complete remakes of them. On top of that, you can unlock a bunch of different music and even change what plays in each level. Definitely a nice feature to have.
The story.. umm. yeah, the story isn't good. its just there. don't expect a good story in this one.
Also, the game is one of Sega's better ports and I'm glad to see them improving on that aspect. It runs quite well and I had very few issues with it. Though there was one problem with controllers. If you're using a controller other than a 360 pad, you might get a problem with Sonic automatically running to the side. Using a 360 controller or using x360ce (what I use) will fix it.
And of course there's mods. While there isn't tons of crazy mods out there, there are things like your normal character swaps, music changes, and even custom levels.
One really cool pack out there that adds a lot of value to this game is the Unleashed project. All (but one) of the day stages from Sonic Unleashed have been ported into this game and are fully playable on its engine.. and on PC. Awesome.
Overall this game is my favourite Sonic game ever. I may of spent tons of time with SA2 and Mega Collection's library of games many years back, but this game is just done so well.
I really loved playing through it and can't recommend it enough. Its not something that'll get you hundreds of hours unless you're mega hardcore with speed runs, but I really think its like the best Sonic game ever.