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Submitted by Sillyace92 1001d ago | review

IGN: Sonic Generations Review

It's almost jarring to see SEGA finally deliver on their generation-old promises that SEGA "does what Nintendon't." They have finally re-purposed Sonic as a platforming mascot that is, for the first time in ages, wildly definable by its own merits instead of trying to play catch up, tagalong or sorority sister with its mustachio partner in crime. Instead, Sonic Generations decides to ditch the plight of spending decades chasing Mario's happy go lucky hop and bop, vacational romps through paradise in favor of a vigorously fast and unforgiving speed drive through dystopia that honors expertise over bubbly luck. (PC, PS3, Sega, Sonic Generations, Xbox 360) 8.5/10

Chuk5  +   1001d ago
My eyes are playing tricks on me. This...this is just impossible. I haven't played a good sonic game since adventure 2.
Commander_TK  +   1001d ago
Me 2. Game was awesome. Hopefully Sonic is back with this one.
deus_ex  +   1001d ago
SONIC COLORS got the same score
miyamoto  +   1001d ago
Only 0.5 point lower than Battlefield 3!?

That is freaking awesome!

Sonic Team claims that they took all the good stuff from previous Sonic game and mixed them altogether here. Meaning to get this game if the score is true.

Has Sega finally hit the nail with this one?
Let us hope so.
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ChickeyCantor  +   1000d ago
"Only 0.5 point lower than Battlefield 3!? "

Yeah...Cause they obviously go for the same cup....

/facepalm
SilverSlug  +   1001d ago
Pick up Sonic Colors.

Adventure 2 has not aged well.
Chrono  +   1001d ago
Sonic Colors was good.
Gambit07  +   1001d ago
Adventure 2... one of my most disappointing games of all time... just don't go there man...
ReservoirDog316  +   1001d ago
Was never into sonic much but this looks appealing to me for some reason.

Though I think I did play sonic adventure 2 before and liked it.

Maybe I should give this a shot...
Jamzluminati  +   1001d ago
What????
Venox2008  +   1001d ago
I think you didn't play Sonic Colors.. which is a really good game
rumplstilts  +   1000d ago
Adventure 2 is terrible.
killcycle  +   1000d ago
Sonic Colors is really good.
frostyhat123  +   1000d ago
Sonic adventure 2 brings back such good memories!
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user858621  +   1001d ago
Holy crap!!! a sonic game with a good rating!? its about damn time!!!
SilverSlug  +   1001d ago
Only took a damn year to deliver... http://wii.ign.com/articles...
RioKing  +   1001d ago
^Beat me to it
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Organization XII  +   1000d ago
8.5? Interesting, that's better than Uncharted 3 (8/10 Eurogamer)
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kanetheking  +   1000d ago
better then battlefield 6.5 form msxbox site
lociefer  +   1001d ago
welcome back sonic :'(
Michael-Jackson  +   1001d ago
Day 1. This is my first PS3 Sonic game.
Tommykrem  +   1001d ago
Was really surprised by the demo. Innovative, impressive and fun. It looked good too.
TheRacingX  +   1000d ago
Play it in 3D... its really well done...
Tommykrem  +   1000d ago
If only I had a 3D TV :/
Maybe I could get a friend to get it.
Eamon  +   1001d ago
Wow, has the greatness of Sonic finally returned.

I played Sonic Colours and I didn't really like it.

Hopefully, with Sonic Generations, I can relive the old levels I used to play as a kid.
rodiabloalmeida  +   1001d ago
Let's see if the PC port will shine as well. I hope so. Have not played a good sonic game since... well... I don't remember. Sega Genesis age, maybe?
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SageHonor  +   1001d ago
Am I hallucinating?
MariaHelFutura  +   1001d ago
Dude.....
SoapShoes  +   1001d ago
I really want this game but with Uncharted 3 coming out on the same day it'll have to wait for a few weeks. I love Sonic and this has a ton of cool levels remade.

@SilverSlug... I think Sonic Adventure 2 is just as fun as it was when it came out. I don't think it aged poorly. It has flaws that now days picky gamers/critics would use to tear it apart but the fun factor is STILL there.
BubloZX  +   1001d ago
I'm picking up both games. Can't afford to pass up either
sonicsidewinder  +   1001d ago
Buzzing off the Sonic Spinball music there lol (though I didn't really like the game).

Gonna have to check this out some time. Havn't bought sonic for too long. Sonic 2006...Your music was tight, but the rest of ya was sh'awfull (that's shockingly awfull).
SockMaster  +   1001d ago
haha NO WAY! wow very suprised, there are so many games that i want to purchase! Looks like this could be added to my list!
OcularVision  +   1001d ago
lol they still make this crap? they've kind of milked the hell out of the franchise.
BubloZX  +   1001d ago
Lol like 99% percent of all major game franchises. I bet you buy the same old Madden and COD every year with no complaints.
OcularVision  +   1001d ago
Yes.
SoapShoes  +   1001d ago
^ROFLMAO!!!
BubloZX  +   1000d ago
@ OcularVision

Well atleast your honest ^_^
MiyagiSPG  +   1001d ago
Now this is a sonic game sonic and platform fans should get no matter what! :) 100% getting this!
Yodagamer  +   1001d ago
sweet 2 good sonic games in a row first colors and now this, may the force be great with this game :)
RockmanII7  +   1001d ago
Speak like Yoda, you do not.
DA_SHREDDER  +   1000d ago
Sonic colors was overrated. But I have to say, I wish they left retro sonic out of this, and just made a full game with the new sonic cause it's freakin awesome. My son can't stop playing the demo. Even he doesn't like the retro sonic that only does the side scroll. 3-D mixed with 2-D Sonic is the best ever. Sonic Adventure is still good though imo.

Oh and one of my biggest complains from the older sonics, was that they made you press the circle button to duck (roll, whatever). There are still parts where they suggest you press the circle button, but if you don't it doesn't slow you down like in the previous sonics. Also, they give you a heads up way before hand, so if you do it works fine, and if you don't , it doesn't matter much. I think the demo itself is gorgeous, really thought out, and beautifully done. Good job Sega, now give me a sequel to Skies of Arcadia and Armada 2 and I will start supporting you again. :)
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CaptainPunch  +   1001d ago
I'll defiantly rent this game
Magnus  +   1001d ago
A great Sonic game since the Dreamcast and Genesis days this I have to check out.
darfreeze  +   1001d ago
For a sonic game, even 7 is a high score.
zero_gamer  +   1001d ago
8.5, that's a really good score. I feel a little more confident in trying out the game to see for myself as my expectations of the game were for the worse and hopes for the best. I am curious how well the port for PC will perform, as the review mentions framerate issues on consoles. I'd more likely purchase this game off a Steam sale than pay a full-fledged retail price on console.
SuperSaiyan4  +   1000d ago
THIS
Is the Sonic game I dreamed about and wished that Sega would do just what they have done here and for the first time ever my wish has come true!! I am really looking forward to this Sonic game. When Sonic went 3D he died I haven't played a decent Sonic game since Sonic & Knuckles!
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AdmiralSnake  +   1000d ago
This is what happens when you listen to your fanbase.
gumgum99  +   1000d ago
This is what happens when a game gets a high score. Everyone suddenly changes their tune as to their intentions of getting the game.

Remember back when games were bought based on gameplay?
silvacrest  +   1000d ago
in these harsh economic times we cant simply buy a game were interested in and just hope its good, reviews are needed so we dont waste money or time
gumgum99  +   1000d ago
That's where renting comes in. For a few bucks, you can check the gameplay out, and if you still don't like what you find, you can take it back. Its how I discovered so many new games including the reason I got back into sonic series.
silvacrest  +   1000d ago
fair enough, i dont rent games though, the last service i tried was useless so i doubt i will try that again
Raven_Nomad  +   1000d ago
Good score, it's definitely on my radar now.
ChubbyLover  +   1000d ago
it looks great, i remember playing sonic on sega genesis, great game.

but with so many great games with longer lasting multiplayer its hard to pickup this game right now... maybe once it goes down 20 bucks, (i am impressed its selling for 49.99 though)
gumgum99  +   1000d ago
lol, Sonic Generations score is front page news. Where were you guys in 2010? I bet none of you own a Wii now, do you. :)
silvacrest  +   1000d ago
i dont get what your complaining about...

are we supposed to celebrate every sonic game or what?
gumgum99  +   1000d ago
Not at all, but Sonic did attempt the feat "of good game" last year is all I'm getting at.

No need to get so defensive, silva. I enjoy our debates though. ^_^

Edit: At any rate, it is nice to see the blue blur get noticed again. Even if the positive reaction is somewhat deja vu.
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silvacrest  +   1000d ago
sorry if i came off as defensive

i didn't care for sonic colors, it was to much of a departure from the original sonic so for me, the last good sonic game was sonic adventure 2

and i enjoy a good debate too :)
Eamon  +   1000d ago
To be honest, I have a Wii and not that Colours wasn't a good game, I just didn't like it. It was too different from the old style Sonic games I used to play on Mega Drive and Dreamcast.
SegataShanshiro  +   1000d ago
OH MY GOD FUCKING SEGA BRING BACK THE SOAP SHOES!!!!! the running looks stupid and sonic looks like hes hovering one the floor.. who do modern sonic games dont have a realistic running?
HurstDarkStar  +   1000d ago
wow front page.....WAIT A SONIC GAME AT THE FRONTY PAGE!!!the hell...
TopDudeMan  +   1000d ago
I'm getting it for the 3ds because it's all side-scrolling.
Ezetta  +   1000d ago
I want it! But it's released the same day as Uncharted 3. Guess I'll wait, then.
lochdoun  +   1000d ago
Biggest surprise of the year.

Wow.

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