Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal review – shattered dreams - Metro

"Can Sega’s other Sonic the Hedgehog make up for the failings of Rise Of Lyric? Or is this new 2D platformer just as bad?

The highest praise we can give Shattered Crystal is that it is at least better than Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric. But considering Rise Of Lyric is probably the worst retail release of the year you can see how that really doesn’t work as a compliment. Especially as Shattered Crystal is in most ways just as bad. Perhaps worse even, in that at times it almost does look and play like a proper Sonic the Hedgehog game – but believe us, it is not.

The two Sonic Boom games both have different developers, with Shattered Crystal being the work of Californian studio Sanzaru Games – who are probably best known for their work on the Sly Collection and the okay-ish Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time."

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