Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric review – fall of a hedgehog - Metro

"This year’s new Sonic the Hedgehog is so bad it may actually be the worst of all time, and is definitely the worst game of 2014.

One of the few positive things you can say about Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric is that it proves previews do give a relatively accurate impression of a game’s final quality. The first time we played this game we were so appalled by what we saw we just walked before we got to the end of the demo. Unfortunately when reviewing a game escape is not possible, and we’re afraid this is every bit as awful as we initially feared."

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3-4-52053d ago

I keep saying it and I'll say it again. The solution is simple. All they need to do is this?

* Sonic 5

* 15-20 Zones
- 2-4 Stages in each zone

* SPRITE based Art style

* Composers for Sonic 1 & 2 doing all original music for each zone, with variations for stages.

* Have it play like Sonic 1 & 2.

* 3DS/Vita/XB1/PS4/WiiU/PC

Make it Happen Sega.

Do I have to think of everything for you? lol

Gazondaily2055d ago

If you had told me all those years ago that Sonic would be reduced to this kind of quality, I would have probably cried :(

In the Sonic vs Mario war (yes those fanboy arguments existed back then albeit in school playgrounds) I was always a Sonic fan. But alas, what has become of the Sonic franchise as a whole is just depressing. Oh did it all go so wrong when the first few games were simply magical?

bouzebbal2054d ago (Edited 2054d ago )

All sonic games were magical until Sonic Adventures 2 came out. Downfall started there i hated that game but the first one was okay and had impressive graphics when it first landed.
i played all Sonic games, even Knuckles Chaotix on 32X and the great Sonic CD on Mega-CD!!

i am very surprised that a game signed Sanzaru could score this low. The Sly game they made is just the best Sly in the series... i was glad that Sanzaru took over this franchise and i am very surprised because i know that these guys are talented.
now i'm curious, i need to try this game!

below: same! that Sonic CD intro is the best ever!
RIP Sonic team.

thereapersson2054d ago

The Sega CD Sonic games were some of the best. I loved the hell out of Sonic Spinball, though I know I'm probably in the minority.

Volkama2054d ago

As I said the other day, I don't think it's a great loss that Sega stopped making hardware but it is a great shame that all of their dev talent abandoned ship when it happened.

Not just Yuji Naka either. The Shining series used to be brilliant, Phantasy Star games, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and everything that AM2 used to pump out. Now it's just sad that Sega still own those IPs, cos you just know they can't do them justice anymore.

chrissx2054d ago

Wow 1/10? This is serious lol. So far every1 says this game is crap. What a pity

dredgewalker2054d ago

Dangit.....sad to see the Sonic franchise going down the drain. How did it become the worst game of the year? What the hell did the developers do to mess this one up. Also the reviewers are unanimous that this game is really bad. This game might be the final nail in the coffin for the Sonic franchise.

NotAfanBoyy2054d ago

It's certainly not the best Sonic game in recent yrs, but a 1/10 - seriously!? It's not THAT bad - c'mon!

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