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"_ Sonic Generations is largely a game for the most hardcore of Sonic fans, but for the millions who have fond memories of narrowly dodging spikes, grinding on rails, or even that time he was a pinball, Sonic Generations is a game made for you._" -IGN.com
"_Sonic Generations is a strong, sometimes sentimental capstone to the franchise's first 20 years. It's at its best when it reminds you how it felt at the beginning, with so much to look forward to. _"- Kotaku.com
The ultimate celebration of 20 Years of Sonic gaming, Sonic Generations delivers the definitive experience for Sonic fans new and old.
Sonic’s universe is thrown into chaos when a mysterious new power comes into force, creating ‘time holes’ which take Sonic and his friends back in time. Whilst there, Sonic runs into some very familiar characters from his past including a younger version of himself! Now they must team up to defeat their enemies, save their friends, and find out who is behind this diabolical deed.
Twice The Fun Play as both Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic in the ultimate Sonic experience. Master the moves of each character as they race through each environment on their own designed built track
The Best Bits Just Got Better Iconic environments from gaming history come to life in beautiful HD for the ultimate Sonic adventure, each revisited, recreated and re-imagined with stunning results.
All new experience Play some of your gaming’s most iconic environments in a whole new way with famous Sonic stages presented in stunning new stereoscopic 3D.
Unlock New Adventures Once you complete each level and ‘free’ Sonic’s captured friends, you’ll get to go back and take on more challenges with them at your side.
Infamous Bosses and Rivals Take on some of the most notorious characters from Sonic’s past as you fight for ultimate supremacy.
Master Your Moves Master Classic Sonics famous spin-dash attack and utilise Modern Sonic’s ‘Boost’ as you complete all new tracks.
Visiting memories. A true feel of going back in timebinura | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all binura's reviews »
When the game was first announced, I wasn't so interested because it seemed like another modern Sonic gave being pushed into the 2D action. I take it back, its not. If you have played Sonic games which came out from at least early 2000s, then there is no reason that this game can't bring a tear to your eyes. The presentation of remade old/new stages for both classic and modern Sonic is something that would amaze you. By biggest fear was playing Spagonia (My all time favorite stage) as classic Sonic. I thought the level would be ruined since no 3D action. I've never been so wrong in my life. The 2D experience was so well made, it could even run parallel to the original stage! The levels and everything could bring much nostalgia upon the players. The remixed music can bring you to a stage where you would just stand still and listen. Biggest drawbacks are the story-line and the repetitive 2D parts even in modern stages. The game flows in an arcade style where the story doesn't show much concern. The game serves it's purpose of giving the players a feel of their cherished memories. Not the best game to play if this is your first Sonic experience. but for a Sonic fan, there could be no other game to bring so much memories.
Surprisingly goodjurassicutility | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all jurassicutility's reviews »
I was a little surprised by this game. It had been ages since I'd played a Sonic game, and after hearing about how bad some of the more recent Sonic games had been I was a little wary about the good things I'd been reading about this game. Like, is it a good game, or is it just 'good by comparison'? Sonic Generations is most definitely a good game even when considered by itself.
The main gimmick in Generations is that, because of time traveling shenanigans, the Sonic of the present must join forces and revisit places from past Sonic games. Each level in Sonic Generations has two versions that you need to beat. One plays like a classic 2D platformer in the style of the Genesis Sonic games, and the second is a 3D interpretation of that level that plays more like the recent Sonic games. This means that classic Sonic fans get to play 3D style reinterpretations of classic Sonic levels like Green Hill Zone, and people that have played, say, Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 get to see 2D versions of levels from those games.
The premise is a bit of an attempt to cater to Sonic fans, but the game has more going for it then nostalgia. The 2D levels are all pretty well-done with solid level design, and the controls feel about right. I'm less crazy about the 3D levels, but they're still fun. Those levels seem to have a lot more 'blink and you miss it' spots where you have to premeditate where you need to jump or avoid an obstacle, and some places where it's hard to get enough distance coming off of ramps or jumps to get to certain areas. The final boss and the zone before it were pretty weak, but other than that the main levels were fun and well-designed.
The game took me about 8-10 hours to beat, so it's decently long for a platformer, and there's also quite a bit of re-playability in the form of challenge levels and the ranking system. After playing the main levels, there's a lot of extra challenge levels that you can play that unlock artwork and music when you complete them and have a ranking system based on how quickly you finish. The main levels also have rankings, as well as hidden red rings that also unlock music and artwork. I'm still playing the game (up to 17 hours according to Steam) because I'm trying to S-Rank all of the challenge levels, and there's like 80 of them.
Despite some minor niggles, I found Generations to be very enjoyable and I think this was a good faith effort from Sonic Team. Some might get more mileage out of it than others, but that's okay.
A Great Return to the Rootsaslam206 | Nov. 21, 2013 | See all aslam206's reviews »
The 2D platforming is smooth and fast, both key characteristics of classic sonic platforming. The 3D platforming has a great cohesive feel, the animation is fluid and the "tactile" responsiveness make it great. This game rewards fast reaction times and has upgrades all over the place making it a great game to play over and over. The level designs are also top notch, I wish I could say this about all the other sonic games that have come out in the past. The replayability is another factor as there are multiple ways to end the level, and finding all the small secrets are nice and help you explore the area. There are a few item upgrades for both modes so that also keeps it refreshing.
My main problem though is you still lose that sense of momentum in the 2D mode too often. They need to work on that, you get this jarring sense of disconnect when you hit a wall or get hit by an enemy and rebuilding that momentum takes time. However the game is still great even with these small issues.
Great game, with more content than you thinkSnotnarok | Nov. 4, 2013 | See all Snotnarok's reviews »
Sonic Generations is criminally overlooked because of previous 3D Sonic titles quality being mixed at best. They put a lot of effort into this game and it shows in every level, the PC port is no slouch either. The game is beautiful and the visual style very pleasing, to best explain the game with Modern Sonic you run at speeds that would make Burnout games blush. You are crazy fast, so fast Sonic can drift around tight turns. Classic Sonic plays, as you expect; like his classic counterpart, it's by no means EXACT, he feels different for sure but it's good. There's 2 acts to each level and about 9 levels, several boss fights have been remade, oh er, yes each level's style is taken from a previous Sonic title ranging from Green Hill Zone, Chemical Plant, Planet Wisp, Sea Side Hill.
To further this game's level of amusement, a great mod out there: Project Unleashed is a very easy to install mod that adds the day levels from Sonic Unleashed, the levels this game's modern Sonic levels were based on. There's ...maybe 7 levels to be had there, all ported over perfectly, and these levels were only previously on Console prior to this so it's just really great to have this option. I'm not one to blindly enjoy games based on maker, or who's in it, I've not liked many of Sonic's 3D outings, but this one really did a great job of bringing both Classic and Modern gameplay into one well made game.
A great trip down memory lane.FLD | Oct. 9, 2013 | See all FLD's reviews »
This was the first Sonic game I played in over a decade. I think the last one was Sonic 3 back when I still owned a Sega Genesis. So, this was a great trip down memory lane. I know the Sonic series has had a bit of a bad reputation in recent years but as someone who skipped out on that entire phrase the series went through, I enjoyed this one a lot. It actually has me thinking of checking out some of the older games I missed out on.