Joystiq: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 Review - Spin-Dashed Hopes

It's a brief, underwhelming and unchallenging experience that never really gets up to speed as a sequel -- never mind a particularly good platformer. Perhaps Sonic fans should just celebrate the small victory that is an above-average Sonic outing, hoping nobody sees them licking their plates.

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milohighclub3287d ago

this game is awesome, yeah its short but its fun!!! wish they would release the first 3 with this graphic style, maybe even a sonic adventure 2d re-make.

i wish it would have a hang gliding level like sonic 2 for the master system. that was one of my most memorable sonic levels to date.

also when the rest of the episodes have been released and you beat the game, it should unlock tails and knuckles as playable characters

Redempteur3287d ago (Edited 3287d ago )

Well sonic takes too long to run "fast"

that's my main problem with this title except the feels so weird after me playing rush and rush adventure ..

kasasensei3287d ago

15$. One hour of play.

... Sweet.


Delriach3287d ago

O_o Definitely disagree with this review. I had a difficult time even wanting to read it after the whole bashing of the graphics.

SexyPrawns3287d ago

My biggest problem is that Sonic NEVER looks like he's going fast. :( Ever.

The mechanics are a bit off also. When you jump, you should have free-reign of what direction you do it in.

riksweeney3287d ago

I found that a problem too. Even when he was going top speed, it still felt slow.

His walking and running animation looks odd too, his legs just don't move quickly enough.

DelbertGrady3287d ago

the animations are horrible.

IHateYouFanboys3287d ago

i completely agree with this review after playing the game.

it just misses the mark in basically every way. sonic doesnt feel 'connected' to the level, he just slides around everywhere. in the time his animation takes 1 step, hes moved 5m+ on the level. ive had numerous times where ive stopped and had sonic standing at a 45 degree angle and not fallen backwards too, its laughable.

swing and a miss IMO. i just dont understand how every other site is giving it great reviews. i still hold sonic 1-3 & sonic & knuckles in my top 10 games of all time, and 4 doesnt hold a candle to any of them.

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