Tagged: Sonic

Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 0

Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games review

I know the lengthy-named Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games has been out for months now but we’re finally at the real-life London Olympics so I thought I’d take a look at the grand event from the point of view of an Italian Plumber and a bright blue Hedgehog. This is actually the third Olympic game featuring these two – the first one came out in 2007 and then there was a Winter Olympics game. Now we’re back with the summer games and this brings a mixed bag of gameplay that’s also just a varied as to...

Mario and Sonic at the 2012 London Olympic Games 0

Mario and Sonic at the 2012 London Olympic Games review

Sega were generous enough to send me a copy of their latest Mario and Sonic game and who am I to say no? The formula so far has been that the Wii version contains a collection of Olympic themes Wii Sports style mini games and focuses heavily on local multiplayer. The handheld game instead contains a single player adventure story mode as well as collection of mini games that can also be played multiplayer if you have a DS/3DS owning friend. With the upcoming Olympic Games in London this year it makes total sense that Mario and Sonic would be...

Sonic Free Riders 0

Sonic Free Riders review

2010 was a good year for Sonic the Hedgehog, on average. Sonic 4 Episode One was a bright and breezy homage to the good ol’ days, and Sonic Colors finally added a competent 3D game to the series. Sonic Free Riders, the third game in Sega’s off-beat ‘Sonic Riders’ racing series, was also released in 2010. You’ll notice how earlier I said ‘good year on average’. A launch title for Xbox 360’s Kinect, Free Riders had quite a challenge in front of it. Not only did Sega have to provide a decent whole body control system to help prove the...

Sonic Colors 0

Sonic Colors review

Those of you who follow my reviews know I’ve never been much of a Sonic fan. I’ve never been into the 2D games and the 3D games are even worse! Sonic Colours is lauded as a return to form for the 2D series but does it get me all in a spin? Let’s find out. So Dr. Eggman is back to his usual tricks and this time he’s got a whole bunch of planets caught in a tractor beam and is harvesting aliens called Wisps to make a nasty super weapon. Luckily, Sonic can also use their powers as he...

Sonic Colours 0

Sonic Colours review

Sonic the Hedgehog games are usually a fine example of how solid ideas can be ruined by stupid gimmicks. Look at Sonic Unleashed, which is 50% the best 3D platform game ever made and 50% an absolute nightmare, filled with ridiculous werehogs and terrible Devil May Cry Junior gameplay. What would happen if you took that good half, buried the bad half in the desert, and gave it a gimmick that actually worked? Sonic Colours would happen, that’s what! Switching seamlessly between better 3D sections than Sonic Adventure and better 2D sections than Sonic 4, Sonic Colours manages to completely...

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 0

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 review

Sonic Unleashed. Sonic and the Secret Rings. Sonic the Hedgehog 2006. I apologise for the bad language but I wanted to make sure my point was understood. The Sonic games of recent years have not exactly been charming, which explains why Sega have looked back to his glory days, the time of Sonics 1-3 and Sonic & Knuckles, for inspiration for their latest 2D platformer. They’ve even called it Sonic the Hedgehog 4 in an attempt to make us all forget. “What Sonic Unleashed?” they wink at us. Sonic 4 Episode One is an experiment in combining the greatest elements...