"Unfortunately, we can't end the review there and go out and celebrate like it's 1991 and we're all back playing our Mega Drives. Sadly the perfect formula has been messed with yet again. You'll actually spend most of the game playing a "werehog". Once the sun goes down, Sonic becomes a lumbering, hard-to-control furry monster who'll play through the night-time levels, fighting enemies and pushing blocks around in slow boring levels. The game is almost a symbolic representation of everything that's happened in the series' history – a few fleeting moments of fast, furious fun under a blue sky, now overwhelmed by dingy levels – and clumsy gameplay made by developers out of touch with their audience."