Gamedaily: Sonic Unleashed Preview

Gamedaily writes: "Sega takes another stab at a 3-D Sonic game, but throws in an interesting 2-D twist that has us itching for some playtime.

Sonic the Hedgehog used to be a name associated with quality. During the Genesis days, buying a game featuring the blue hedgehog usually guaranteed an excellent gaming experience. Since that time, Sega has stumbled with its star mascot, casting him in the decent Sonic Adventure games while terrorizing audiences with the lackluster Sonic Rivals and Sonic Riders games, it's biggest offense coming in the form of the abysmal (but best selling) Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 bug fest, Sonic the Hedgehog. Yet, despite this rocky road, the latest adventure, Sonic Unleashed feels different. We're not one to get our hopes up, but based on the early screens, we can't help but drool just a little.

Available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and PlayStation 2, Sonic Unleashed is a 3-D adventure with 2-D roots. It appears that instead of creating a free roaming game, a la Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega intends to blend old school Sonic platform mayhem with detailed 3-D visuals."

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