could have been so much better
Ranma17 wrote this review on .
so the only way to see which category this game falls into was to buy it and play it.
Is the same old thing more or less. Eggman wants the 7 chaos Emeralds and some new thing to help him conquer the world and the new thing happens to be something called The Flames of Disaster and also as per it's Sonic to the rescue! ok so it isn't something that hasn't been done before and better
The Sonic series is known for pushing in characters at every chance it gets and this game is no exception. not only do we have characters from previous Sonic titles but we are treated to 4 new characters: Elise, Silver, Mephiles and an immortal being known as Iblis.
Sonic's levels are the same usual run from one end to the other levels. this can be easy one moment and stupidly difficult the next. several times in the first level i was killed because Sonic was running around a loop and point blank refused to hit a ramp to take him to the next part and decided that he would rather fall into the water.
you'd think that would be just one problem I suffered? well in the Snow level he refused to jump over the ramp on his board, in the future city he refused to Jump yet another ramp, he ran forward at one point in an automated sequence to hit a Spring...and MISSED.
Silver's Levels started off somewhat fun, but got annoying really quickly as half the time i was throwing objects at his enemies, he missed. not to mention he's very slow, granted not every Hedgehog is quick as Amy prooved.
Shadow's Levels again started off fun, but also got annoying really quickly. a few times i was told i needed a Vehicle to get to the next part but ended up losing a life. when i tried it without the Vehicle i managed no problem. All the problems Shadows levels had i felt that they were better than Silver's
Finally there's the Amigo sections of levels! Tails' parts felt sluggish and boring, Knuckles' parts were better than Tails' but not by much, Amy's were a joke, Blaze's were probably the best, Rouge's were annoying cause she had Wall Issues every time i had to control her, and Omegas i felt were ok.
presonally i would've prefered it if Sega hadn't bothered to put them in as I prefered playing as the character i started off with!
Overall the gameplay doesn't differ from other 3D Sonic titles too much. Running,Big loop-the-loops, Springs etc. One part i felt totally pointless and Unnecessary were the parts where you had to run around town, do some mini mission and THEN proceed to the next level. These parts were probably the Worst in Sonic's Story.
Other small points:
The Music in this game is pretty good stuff, can't really complain. I've heard several people bash the Voice Actors in this game the only one's i can actually say that i felt were bad were: Sonic's and Rouge's -
Sonic sounded uninspired and not sure what he was gonna say next. Rouge sounded sleezy but at least she had more emotion than Sonic.
as for the loadtime Issues, i've played so many games with bad loadtime that I've just learned to ignore all load times.
The game has many flaws but when the glitches weren't making themselves known It was fun, the only problem is that the glitches happen more often than is liked.