Let’s just get this out of the way. Yes, Freedom Planet is a game clearly inspired in part by the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. I say this now because this will be the first and last time Sonic will be mentioned in this review. Freedom Planet is its own fresh and beautifully-designed beast with an incredible amount of love and care oozing from every facet.
Freedom Planet by Galaxy Trail was clearly made people who adore classic 16-bit action titles like the Treasure titles on Genesis and Rocket Knight. With all of the critically acclaimed nostalgic indie games based on the 8-bit era (ie. Shovel Knight), it is wonderful to finally have a high quality indie title with 16-bit sensibilities.