Your typical 3D Sonic game.

User Rating: 7.3 | Shadow the Hedgehog (Player's Choice) GC
If you were one one of those Sonic cultists waiting for the next big Sonic game that takes the franchise "Back to its roots" -and there's a lot of those on this wasteland we call the internet- youd be disapointed to know that Shadow is just your typical 3D Sonic game: takes a while to get used to the controlers, awkward camera, unsurprising gameplay.

The idea of having different endings and such is indeed interesting, but in all honesty, you have to be either a little kid wanting to blow stuff up, or a hardcore Sonic fan to trully enjoy the game.
Altough the CG Cutscenes are surprisingly well done, the graphics are nothing we havent seen before either -and we're talking back to our Dreamcast times-

The inclusion of guns into the game doesnt seem to serve any purpose other than experiment a little and probably try to twist your average "Homing Attack, Spin Dash, Grind, Repeat" gameplay, and the sub-missions range from farily easy to fairly annoying, so is a good thing you can skip them.

Shadow the Hedgehog would seem like a Love it or Hate it game, but then again, you know what they say.... you're either a Sonic fan, or you're not.