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Sonic Lost World (Nintendo 3DS)
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- Speed through a variety of exhilarating levels
- Explore massive mind-bending courses, vast underground tunnels and colossal structures in the sky as you run inside, outside and upside down
- Vault over obstacles, free run up and along walls and sky dive between islands at lightning speed
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Platform: Nintendo 3DS | Edition: Standard Edition
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Dr. Eggman has harnessed the power of six menacing creatures known as the Deadly Six, but when the Deadly Six rise up against their master, Sonic has to unite with his arch nemesis in order to take on the new enemies head-to-head. Using his dynamic new parkour moves and improved Colour Powers, Sonic must run, jump and race through a variety of ever changing terrains in order to defeat the Deadly Six.
Alongside a single player adventure, the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of Sonic Lost World will feature a range of competitive multiplayer modes. In addition each platform will also contain unique features that take advantage of the consoles capabilities. Sonic Lost World for the Nintendo 3DS is the first handheld Sonic game ever to feature fully realised 3D levels which include exclusive Special Stages and Colour Powers unique to the Nintendo 3DS system.
Sonic the Hedgehog first appeared as a videogame character in June 1991 and instantly became an icon for a generation of gamers. Defined by his super-fast speed and cool attitude, in the years since he first raced on to videogame consoles. Sonic Lost World will be distributed by Nintendo of Europe throughout Europe and Australia when it launches later this year
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Sonic Lost World Begins with our spiky blue hero, Sonic the Hedgehog and his sidekick Tails, giving chase to the evil dr eggman (or robotnik if you prefer), as he is up to his usual nefarious self, abducting innocent woodland creatures to use as an energy source to power his various badniks in an attempt at creating a robotic army to bring him one step closer to world domination! After an unsuccessful attempt at freeing the helpless animals sonic crash lands on a mysterious new planet, dubbed the lost hex which is split up into multiple segments. after venturing though the green hill style windy hill zone, sonic eventually meets up with a new, deadly threat literally! that go by the name of the deadly six, who after being freed from eggman's control, proceed to swear vengeance on eggman and the rest of the planet for their temporary imprisonment; through turning eggman's robots against him and anyone else that stands in their way, with their mysterious mechanical controlling prowess. The story won't wow you, coming off as the basic: bad guys want to take over the world, but it is aimed towards a younger audience, as it's more reminiscent of a Saturday morning cartoon, but it does a good enough job to keep the game flowing! Now with the story out of the way, let's get to the most important aspect the gameplay!
Sonic has a number of upgrades to his control scheme, including being able to speed up or slow down depending on whether the R button is held, which allows for sonic to more carefully traverse the landscape, avoiding bottomless pits and running head on into enemies. Another of his new abilities includes the parkour system, where he can gain horizontal or vertical distance depending on the situation if he runs into a wall at a fast enough speed, which works fantastically when trying to reach new areas, and take shortcuts; alongside his returning spindash, bounce and homing attack which has been slightly tweaked to target multiple enemies (Hint: when dealing with bigger enemies, wait for three arrows to appear when targeting the enemy to unleash a more powerful homing attack!).
Throughout the game, you will travel across 7 diverse zones, such as a tropical beach and an arid desert just to name a few, each complete with 3 acts and a boss stage(there are also special stages exclusive to the 3ds version, where you can collect chaos emeralds). Some of the stages feature short puzzles which are vital for you to progress to the next area, such as pushing a snowball to fill a hole, or using the returning wisp abilities to move about, which can sometimes slow down the pace but doesn't usually last for too long. If you're finding the game too difficult, there's a "hold your hand" type feature if you die enough times, where you'll get an item that will help you through the stage, such as invincibility or a flying hover craft! You can also create those said items in Tail's workshop, which can be activated during stages via the 3DS' touchscreen.
Positives and Negatives:
All in all, without making this review too long or giving away spoilers, Sonic Lost World is a very enjoyable game, which has a great balance between speed and platforming with some key positives including:
+ Great use of the R button to adjust Sonic's speed
+ Parkour system allows for greater exploration
+ Still very fast gameplay when using all of Sonic's abilities
+ Some Wisp abilities are well integrated into the gameplay enhancing the experience
+ Online multiplayer racing and battle mode adds to the replay value
+ Nice colourful in game graphics
but it still has its faults such as:
-Underwhelming Easy Boss battles
-Gyroscope feature used in special stages and with some wisps can get very annoying and difficult to use when out and about
-May take a while to get used to the controls (Feels a bit slippery compared to the Wii U)
-Stages not as diverse as the Wii U version
-Some mechanics feel directly taken from Mario Galaxy (Although this works to the game's advantage in some cases!)
-Some levels can really slow down the gameplay grinding you to a near halt
After seeing so many negative reviews, I kept having that "am I playing the same game that they're talking about" feeling, and felt that I had to give this game the credit it's due. I can say that this is a fantastic Sonic game and a great addition to anyone's 3ds game library!
My overall score 4.5/5 uh... gold rings
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+ A handheld 3D Sonic experience, which is a first!
+ The graphics for the 3DS look very nice and colourful.
+ The first 2 zones have great level design and are a joy to play through.
+ The music in this game is great!
- The main issue with the gameplay is that it suffers alot from deteriorating level design later in the game, as levels become WAY too long for any Sonic game, let alone a handheld.
- The Deadly Six are clearly one- dimensional characters, which takes away from the story and makes their appearances more annoying then intimidating.
- The story is very simple, which is not a problem on it's own, but this combined with the Deadly Six make it seem cheap.
- The new special stages are nausea-inducing and are not worth doing, even for Super Sonic.
Being a long-time Sonic fan, I would love to say this game is great, but with the marathon levels later in the game, bland characters and pretty much no story make this game hard to enjoy past Zone 2.
Thank you for reading and have a nice day! :)