Gamernode writes: "It's been a while since I've seen a Sonic the Hedgehog game that actually sparked my interest, but at this year's E3, Sega has given me just that. Sonic Unleashed is the first game starring the blue, spiked speedster in years that may actually break the mascot's streak of less-than-impressive videogame appearances.
Sonic Unleashed actually plays like two separate games, thanks to the implementation of a day and night theme and Sonic's new "werehog" ailment. In the game's daytime levels, Sonic Unleashed plays with all the speed and acrobatics one would expect from a current generation interpretation of the franchise's 16-bit glory days, both from an over-the-shoulder perspective and a throwback side view. At night, the pace slows down, and the focus is more on combat and exploration in a third-person action platformer style."