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Walking around at the speed of... walking
on 26 October 2010
First of all I do love Sonic games.
I love the original 2d games and I really enjoyed the sonic adventure series. I have been waiting with baited breath for a while now for a truly decent 3d Sonic experience. Sonic Adventure 2 on the Gamecube came very close to being perfect and I had high hopes on Unleashed besting it. This game isn't perfect, its far from it.
It is such a shame as the actual Sonic stages (The day stages) are brilliant. They are fast paced and offer that true feeling of speed that you get from a well made Sonic game. Also they look wonderful and are very easy to control.
However, the Were hog levels (Nights stages) are terrible. They are repetitive and are just not fun. You wander aimlessly around looking for bad guys to beat up, move on do the same, and so on, and so on. They lack any originality and have more in common with Streets of Rage than with Sonic. It all looks impressive but that can't hide the fact these stages are just not fun.
The graphics, sound and eve the story are impressive in this game. Over all though, these Were hog stages just let this game down too much.
What a shame, hopefully Sega will get it right with their next Sonic outing. Although I can't remember the amount of times I have now said that.
If you really are a die hard Sonic fan, try this game. But don't be surprised if it dissapoints you.