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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.
Must haveSnotnarok | Sept. 10, 2014 | See all Snotnarok's reviews »
Okay let me start by saying if you get this game, you can basically get 'a free ticket' for the awesome levels in Sonic Unleashed. There's a mod that has all of the day/modern Sonic levels that work in this game with a simple to use mod interface called Sonic GMI.
Sonic Generations by itself is 2 games in one, play as Classic Sonic then there's Modern Sonic. Each level will let you play as both, that doesn't mean it's the same level, no, not even close. Classic Sonic only moves in 2D and his levels are very much his own, same with Modern Sonic, they're themed the same with the same gimmicks. Down to having the giant truck chase you in that one Sonic Adventure 2 level you all love so much.
Classic Sonic does not have the same handling as he did in the 2D games, it's similar at best. Just have one go at the spindash and you'll get what I mean. Modern Sonic handles like a car out of the game Burnout, you got your fast parts where you're literally drifting around corners and darting around the stage. You'll play through levels that may be familiar to you visually but they're all remade from the ground up for each character and their play style.
Only negatives I can think of (without the mod) the game is a bit short, maybe 3 hours if you plough through it, the levels are really fun to replay but that's not everyones cup of tea. There's a lot of challenge levels where you'll engage in going through part of a level with the help of another character to get around or whatever. Oh, and they've got bossfights obviously, revamped and crazy from past games and have a good nostalgic feel to them but are fun otherwise. There's also not much in the way of cutscenes, they're just sorta there to say "Here's a new level!", while this is a major complaint to some...it's a Sonic game, your story was summarized on the back of the box till the Dreamcast.
With the Unleashed mod you get 6 more levels about, and if you're really feeling like modding the game you can play as anyone from Sonic to Knuckles, Blaze a real hedgehog, Robotnik himself.
Bit of a disjointed review but honestly the game is worth it if you like platformers or just going crazy fast.
Best Sonic game in a long time.FlamingDbag | Aug. 6, 2014 | See all FlamingDbag's reviews »
Modern 3D Sonic at his finest with a respectable return to form with Classic 2D Sonic levels. Memorable levels from previous games like Green Hill Zone and Seaside Hill return and have completely new layouts and visual upgrades. This game is an absolute must play for anyone who has ever enjoyed playing a Sonic game.
PC version has mods (such as new levels) and removes the console version's frame rate cap. Xbox 360 controller is HIGHLY recommended.
Good homage to the classics.digiconner | Aug. 1, 2014 | See all digiconner's reviews »
Sonic Generations is a great reminder that Sonic games used to be fantastic, and while this game isn't up to the level of the old games, it's still pretty fun and does a good job of recreating the magic of the levels and music.
The levels are done very well, and are instantly recognisable if you've every played the games they're from. The gameplay is fast; both 2D and 3D Sonic's movement feels great, however when using 3D Sonic, some levels can be quickly completed just by holding boost and pushing forward,without much of a challenge. The music is fantastic, with plenty of iconic songs, such as escape the city (my personal favourite). The story is pretty interesting, and there are plenty of recognisable characters which you save.
Overall, this is a pretty good game, and every Sonic fan should pick this up. It is much better than the other games that they've been releasing recently.
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.