Sonic Unleashed (Wii)
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- Platform: Nintendo Wii
- PEGI Rating: Ages 7 and Over
- Media: Video Game
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Platform: Nintendo Wii
Sonic is back to what he does best, super high speed action. But this time he is truly in a world-wide race against time... as the sun sets, a new adventure awakens. In this new adventure, Dr. Eggman is up to his evil antics again, in his quest for World do
Sonic Unleashed is built on a powerful new "Hedgehog Engine", which introduces seamless 3D to classic 2D camera transitions, whilst delivering a rich and expansive world with multiple paths to choose from. Under development for three years, the Hedgehog Engine produces a visually rich next generation look and feel with elements of classic Sonic gameplay mechanics. The Hedgehog engine will help re-define the gameplay experience for Sonic fans and newcomers to the franchise alike.
"By combining rich and vibrant scenery with dynamic viewpoints Sonic Unleashed will provide an immersive 3D experience whilst keeping alive the 2D gameplay elements and fantastic worlds that Sonic fans know and love" commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director for SEGA Europe. "In addition to this classic Sonic gaming experience, when darkness sets in Sonic Unleashed players will be able to experience a completely new way to play as Sonic making this his most exciting adventure yet!"
Having been broken apart by the evil Dr Eggman, its down to Sonic to put the pieces of the world back together again by retrieving the power of the chaos emeralds. In doing so, Sonic will find himself in a race against time and faced with an unusual situation that will challenge him in ways never before seen. By completing a wide variety of action-packed stages, spanning the seven broken continents of the world, gamers will need to unleash Sonics amazing abilities to save the world, and himself!
The opportunity to engage in Sonic in different ways during the day and night time levels brings a completely original way of playing to the Sonic franchise, in addition to running at high speeds in classic Sonic style, combat fighting will become possible. Super quick Sonics speed skills will be highlighted by four new modes, whilst the all new combat, movement and functional abilities will offer depth and variety to the game. As the sun sets in Sonic Unleashed, a different type of adventure will awaken in Sonics newest quest .
Top Customer Reviews
The night stages on the other hand can get a little tiresome since your doing the same thing over and over and can get annoying when you miss a jump and loose a life as a result.
Overall I would give 5 out of 5 for pure fun but 4 out of 5 for lack of high speed sonic action and lack of normal sonic type stages
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.
With the seamless 3D to 2D then back againe within Unleashed the game has improved a lot from the ones that have come before it. The only let down for me is the Werehog scenes and the endless cinematics in between levels and the villages.
For me Sonic is about speed and great graphics to go with it. Throw in a few rings, chaos emeralds and a Super Sonic ending and thats the whole package. If the day time scenes with Sonic was the only thing about the game it would be brilliant.
While I still like the game, there are improvements that need to be made and Sonic and the Black Knight on Wii is shaping up to live up to the promised Sonic game fans want when it is releashed in March 2009. Buy this by all means. Just not the greatest but certanly not the worst tite. Its still enjoyable if at times frustrating.
By day, it all works great. Sonic speeds around, completes a few missions, and is a joy to command. But once the sun goes down (and you'll spend at least two-thirds of your time on night levels), so does the game. The controls are frustrating, with Were-Sonic speeding away at the merest tilt of the control stick and missing jumps that he clearly should have made. Battles are a button-mashing exercise, and the enemies come only in cakewalk and overpowering varieties. You aren't told what goals you have to achieve at the start of each level. And worst of all, there's no extra lives in the main levels of the game -- just three screw-ups on any level (most of which take north of five minutes), and you're back to the start. You can pick up extra lives in the bonus rooms, but most of the rooms only open after you have several dozen star or moon medals, by which stage you're more than halfway through the game.
I've given this two stars because the day stages give the game some redeeming value, but the night stages will have you utterly frustrated. I'd give it a miss.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing game, came quickly and works great. Nice to finally try the Wii version after only playing the Xbox 360 version and it's great fun.Published 9 months ago by S Cave-berry