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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.
A game made for hardcore and new sonic fansjazzelmejor | June 9, 2013 | See all jazzelmejor's reviews »
Sonic generations is one of the best sonic games in this generation. If you liked the old sonic, this game is mainly in 2D and you have the old stages and soundtrack that made sonic one of the best games of its genre, or if you like the new 3D games, this game will let you play as a modern sonic with the 3D gameplay and maps.
This is a must-buy for every sonic fan.
The best Sonic platformer since 2D Sonic gamesKynesLiet | June 3, 2013 | See all KynesLiet's reviews »
I'm a Sega fan since the Christmas of 1991, when my parents purchased us a Megadrive. Sonic was the first game I played on it, and I still remember the Green Hill Zone tune, or the Intro animation.
Sonic suffered a lot since the dawn of the 3D era, the way Sonic 2D games play don't translate in a good way to the third dimension, and the mechanics decision to create a mostly 2D game is great. It combines the new touch and the old mechanics, making it a great mixture of the great of the old era, with the advancements of new hardware. Having some nostalgia touches with some areas and a great soundtrack makes this a must have to any Sonic games lover.
As with lots of platform games, it's better to play it with a gamepad.
Worth the full price!CrysisX | May 31, 2013 | See all CrysisX's reviews »
I usually get a headache most of the time playing Sonic games but strangely this game doesn't give me one. I thought playing Sonic in 3D wouldn't work out for some reason but boy I was wrong, I love it! This game includes the 2D mode as well which is awesome as it reminds me of some of the older Sonic games. This is one of the best Sonic games I have played and if you're planning on getting the game, then what are you waiting for? Get it now!
PC: Easily the best version of Sonic GenerationsCoonskin_Cap | May 22, 2013 | See all Coonskin_Cap's reviews »
Sonic Generations is a chaos emerald soaked love letter to Sonic as a franchise and everything that made the blue blur great over the past twenty years. Everything in this game seems like it was exactingly aimed at eliciting nostalgia whilst incorporating change and growth in a good way.
There are two principal play-styles, embodied in an adorably mute Classic Sonic and a "way past cool" Modern Sonic. Classic Sonic's stages are in 2d, and focus on increasingly challenging platforming and working out the best way through the enemies without slowing down or falling down a pit and coming a cropper. It gets more and more challenging as the game goes on, and you could spend potentially hours on a level figuring out the optimal route. Certainly, if you were expecting to “hold right to win”, you'll be pleasantly surprised. None of the challenges are insurmountable or unfair however, although there is a cute "gotcha" moment which plays on Sonic convention in one of the later levels that will catch you by surprise in a fun and playful way.
Modern sonic is arguably where the game shines, and is an adrenaline fuelled testament to how far the series has come. The main focus is on attaining boost and keeping it; that means zipping through levels tantalizingly close to the sound barrier, drifting through turns, and reacting with lightning fast reflexes to the many dangers you come across. Darting from rail to rail with the music zoning out of your periphery whilst barely holding yourself to the edge of the stage, before sliding through an overhang to begin skimming across the water at breakneck speed; or running down the side of a building whilst a giant robot snaps menacingly inches away from your heels; these are moments that Generations delivers on in fine form.
The levels are varied and rich, which differing soundtracks for each game-play style that feel nonetheless like they both belong. They mark an incredibly high point of the game and complement the atmosphere so superbly it's hard to imagine it without them. Some of these, in particular the themes for Planet Wisp, “Shadow” and Crisis City are exemplary pieces that stand far aloft on their own. If you've played any of the Sonic games, you'll be well at home. The levels take from Sonic's past games, with most of the major points of Sonic's history being documented: the GUN truck hilltop chase of Sonic Adventure 2, the lazily looping Green Hill zone of the original Sonic, the labyrinthine Chemical Plant zone of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 are all here but refreshed by a new design philosophy which cuts all the chaff and leaves the glorious grain. The design of all of these levels is stellar, particularly for the modern side, which often has subtly branching paths which can open whole new parts of the level for the astute speed runner with quick reflexes. You'll need your wits about you if you want to place in the top 100, or to score and S rank, particularly in latter levels.
The longevity is decent, clocking in at 10-15 hours for the main game, though perhaps this will depend on your level of skill. There are many mission modes which are alternately interesting gimmicks or simply beguilingly puzzling for their obtuseness. With this and many interesting unlockables there is a lot to get through and even a customization mode where you can mod Sonic with abilities to either help or hinder you.
If you're a Sonic fan then this is definitely a must buy. Even if you loathe Sonic, I'd still highly recommend this game. The awesome game-play and kickin' rad music is just too sublime of an experience to pass up. The PC port of the game gets a further recommendation, as it can run in 1080p at a frantic 60fps, which makes for an almost transcendental experience, though the game is not noticeably worse of the PS3, which is the other platform I had the opportunity to play this game on. Bottom line, this is a game that few can afford to pass up.
Blast from the pastgeorgecopos | May 16, 2013 | See all georgecopos's reviews »
Sonic Generations is a fun game that redeems the Sonic franchise of its status for putting out pitiful games of late. The game was designed to and succeeds in bringing back a sense of nostalgia with its classic gameplay. Each stage has 2 acts, where the first act lets you use classic Sonic in a 2-D environment and the second stage lets you use modern Sonic in a 3-D environment, but the ultimate goal is the same... to get to the end of the level. Both classic and modern Sonic control slightly differently and can both be equipped with unique unlockable abilities (such as being able to stop on a dime and starting a level with 10 rings instead of 0). The game has an emphasis on speed(it's a Sonic game after all), but at the same time the player needs to be patient and observe the area at times so the player won't run haphazardly into any danger. There are some frustrating parts at times, but none of them feel cheap... just usually the player's fault by either rushing through too fast or mistiming a jump.
Overall the game should take about 6-8 hours to complete depending on your skill level. The game has plenty of extra challenges for each level including racing an opponent and collecting a certain number of rings before finishing. You will have to do some of the challenges in order to actually unlock the bosses, but you are allowed to pick and choose and some are easier than others. Each challenge also has a high scorer's list if you are into setting records. Also the game has a plethora of unlockable items such as remixed songs from older Sonic games, and concept art. If you are a fan of Sonic, whether it is the Sonic of Genesis days or the fan of the modern Sonic games then Sonic Generations is a game I would wholeheartedly recommend for you