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The 2nd best game to come out of the Sonic universe,
This review is from: Shadow the Hedgehog (PS2) (Video Game)
This is the 2nd best game to come out of the Sonic universe barring Sonic 3 and Knuckles, in my opinion. Shadow, being a hedgehog like Sonic, retains the play style of previous Sonic 3D games, but this time with a dark edge. You can steal guns or swords from aliens/humans/Eggmans robots you kill, and can steal various vehicles and drive them. It's like a cross between Sonic Adventure 2 and Mercenaries.
There are 10 different endings and many different zones. At first, the game seems too easy to complete - but you only get one of the endings and only a handful of zones. And thats not all - depending on which side you choose (if you follow the hero, dark or normal missions), you get totally different levels! Not just different setups or missions, but totally different zones.
After Sonic games made a disappointing plop into the 3D world on the Dreamcast, Sonic Heroes did little to correct problems Sonic fans had with the games. With this outstanding game, all is forgiven. Games from the Sonic universe are wonderful and 100% replayable again for the first time since Sonic and Knuckles, the last great Sonic game, hit the Sega Megadrive in 1994.