Sonic Team has talent, we know that they do, but the Sonic series on consoles has been terrible for a while now. It's time that the developers hit the drawing board once more and look for a way to properly translate Sonic into the 3D world for the current generation. It's really hard to recommend a game like Sonic Unleashed when other platformers like Ratchet and Clank Future or Super Mario Galaxy are doing so much better of a job in the genre. It's a safe bet that hardcore Sonic fans will enjoy the day sections of the game, but nobody out there is going to have fun with the Werehog stages. It almost feels as if the game was handled by two different teams, both with very different levels of talent and completely conflicting gameplay philosophies. If you're a true hardcore Sonic fan, give the game a rental and enjoy the day stages. Otherwise, don't bother.
Lasting Appeal: 6.0