"Sonic Unleashed is a bizarre paradox of a game, because never before have I played a game that is at once both jawdroppingly exhilarating and unbelievably frustrating. On the one hand, Sonic Unleashed is a fantastic experience, but for everything it does right, there is something it does atrociously wrong.
I'd been looking forward to this game for a long time, ever since I played it at the Tokyo Game Show and found myself having quite a bit of fun with it. Later hands-on sessions seemed to confirm that, while by no means perfect, Sonic Unleashed was definitely a fun little videogame. However, it was under closer scrutiny that the cracks started to show, and now it's become one of the most bipolar games I've ever had to play."