"_ 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.
Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4200 (2x2.0GHz) or AMD equivalent 2GB RAM (Windows 7/XP)/3GB RAM (Windows Vista) NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 2900 11 GB free hard drive space
Microsoft Windows 7 Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.0 GHz 3GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850 11 GB free hard drive space
Sega got it right finally, after all the crap 3D titles they were kicking out they finally got it. Less focus on story while making it far less serious and putting the focus on gameplay. Let me get this out there, I don't like many of the 3D Sonic games, Adventure 2, Secret Rings, Black Knight, 06, Riders, Boom etc are not games I'd call even decent. So keep that in mind when I'm saying this one nails it. You play through levels inspired by previous games as Classic Sonic (strictly 2D) and Modern Sonic in 2D/3D levels. Classic Sonic sadly doesn't handle like he does in previous ones, he's got less emphases on rolling to gain speed and more CRAZY spindash that will send you flying- this all said the levels are really well made and have memorable events intact. Liked the truck chase in Sonic Adventure 2? They make that really fun in 2D. Modern Sonic is like ...Burnout 2 on crack with platforming in the mix. You go fast, really fast and gotta platform, homing attack across enemies, drift, side step, grind etc making for entertaining gameplay. You'll see the likes of Chemical Plant and Sky Sanctuary Zone taken into 3D with the care you'd want to see. Really great gameplay here at 60 frames per second even on a Surface Pro 2 *integrated intel 4400HD video. The levels are varied enough, I mean there's a lot of grassy areas and cities but they'll stand out on their own, did I mention chemical plant zone? The music in that stage alone is just awesome. Oh, yes, all of the music is redone, even from the more recent games in this and it's grand. The boss fights aren't what I'd call difficult but they are very much a fun spectacle and nostalgic if you have that going for you. MODDING: There's something called the Unleashed Mod, it takes all of the day levels from Sonic Unleashed (which are exactly like Modern Sonic levels, and only work with Modern Sonic) and puts them into Sonic Generations. They are all amazingly well done and though some of these can be more demanding on your system than the actual base game- they tell you what levels are harder to run in said mod. They perfectly ripped them from the original game and they're a blast to play through. Hey, sick of playing as Sonic? Well you can easily play as another character too with the mod tool. Knuckles? Blaze? Robotnik? Real Hedgehog? Go for it. I tried Blaze and she had unique animations and everything. It was really surprising just how well all these were done.
After so many bad and mediocre games, we finally get a good...no...FANTASTIC game. With stages and characters both new and old, and fun-tastic high-speed gameplay! Gameplay is based around two different styles. Modern Sonic, which is a blend of classic 2D platforming and Sonic Unleashed (day time) 3D sections. Complete with the boost. The second style is Classic Sonic which is well....classic Sonic. No homing attack, no boost, just high-speed platforming fun! Music is great. But that's a given for almost all Sonic games, and EVERY main series Sonic. Graphics I can't exactly talk of as I never pay attention to them much. All I can say is it's nice. Also, one last word of advice...DON'T PLAY WITH A KEYBOARD!
The Sonic franchise has come a long way since its early days on the Sega Genesis/Megadrive and some mistakes were made on the way. So with Sonic Generations, Sega tried to gain the players’ forgiveness. The result is a pretty good game with a lot of fan-service. The concept is simple. The new foe introduced in this game can travel through time and because of that, Sonic can meet.... himself. It’s a new adventure using the most famous or appreciated levels of the franchise. You can play each level in two different manners. With Old Sonic, the gameplay works in 2D like in the Genesis days. With Modern Sonic, the game runs a lot like Sonic Adventure 2. Both 2D and 3D level designs are good. It’s fun game but don’t expect it to be the next best Sonic game ever made. (That title belongs to Lost Word IMO) It's fast and fun and that's all it needs to be.
After 21 years from the release of Sonic the Hedgehog, the anniversary title had to be a masterpiece. And it was a success! Firstly: you can play as both classic and modern Sonic. Each gameplay is different. Classic Sonic's style focuses on platform jumping, whereas modern Sonic is fast. So fast. Movin around at the speed of sound! :) Secondly: Music is astounding (just like in every Sonic game). Thirdly: You can play all the best levels in Sonic's history: from Green Hill Zone, Speed Highway to Seaside Hill. Finally: bosses. The essence of this game. Shadow, Eggman, Perfect Chaos (!) - challenging, but epic. In my opinion it's the best Sonic game on PC!
Sonic Generations is what Sonic 06 should have been. It’s what Sonic Unleashed should have been. It is what Sonic games should be. Sonic Generations will have you take control of both modern Sonic and retro Sonic back during his Sega Genesis days, each playing slightly differently from one another. Modern Sonic plays just like he does in modern games, with an emphasis on speed, using the homing attack and playing on 3D stages, and retro Sonic plays just like he did in the original games, with an emphasis on platforming and playing on 2D stages. The story is standard Sonic fare, and the stages are representations of stages from previous Sonic games, which is a mixed blessing due to some of these stages coming from less than memorable if not universally hated games. If you were burned on Sonic 06, play Sonic Generations. If you were burned on Sonic Unleashed, play Sonic Generations. If you were burned on Sonic Heroes or Sonic Adventure 2, then you should probably stick to the Genesis classics.
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