It Doesn't Last
When I first started playing this, I was like this is an amazing game. Sonic is fast, he controls pretty good, and the levels are great. Then I played it again just last week. I was taken by surprised when I realized that I didn't enjoy it as much. I will be reviewing the four review aspects of the game and I will conclude with a final verdict. Gameplay: The Modern Sonic gameplay IS NOT THE SAME as Sonic Colors. Although it is very similar, the two games feel very different. Sonic Generations has a great sense of speed when it comes to moving foward while using the boost, but you don't have much control when it comes to turning. Now I know that the fanbase is probably gonna go crazy about this, but I feel that it was a neccesity to use the boost to blaze at a decent pace. When not using the boost though, he feels very stiff. Not in moving foward of course, but moving left and right when not using the quickstep ability. I wanted to see if I could just go through the level without using it and see how it feels. It's not a good feeling at all. It seems like all I have to do is use the boost and I beat the level. Now Classic Sonic is a very different story. When people said that the Classic Sonic stages felt like playing the original games, they exaggerated a bit. He does play well, but the time it takes for him to speed up and start his awesome foot animation is a bit lengthy vs the original games. That is excluding Sonic 3 and Knuckles because that game plays different from Sonic 1 and 2. However, that doesn't mean that the classic stages are bad by any means. He has fluid controls and it is a breeze to play his levels. Though sometimes his jump was a little weak, I really enjoyed the levels. Which brings me to the stages of the games. The stages are really cool in the way that they are composed, but some levels feel like the transition from 3D to 2D was forced. Mainly in stages like Speed Highway and City Escape, I feel that they did not even need the 2D sections and that they were put in so the game would have some platforming. There were also not enough levels in general. There are challenge acts for each level, but most of them don't hold anything better than the main stage. The wisps make a return here too. They were for exclusively the Planet Wisp stage. It's cool to see them back, but to newcomers it might not appeal for you are expected to know how to use them. Also when you get Super Sonic, you'll be fairly surprised at the results. I actually consider this a downgrade in some cases. Classic Super Sonic is fun to use at times, but Modern Super Sonic can end almost as soon as you get him due to the rings being sucked up faster by using the boost. Graphics: Just like in any Sonic game, the graphics are smooth. It's good to see how far Sega has come presenting the game with their awesome graphics. All of the modern characters are well done as usual and I think they did a good job of remastering the classic characters. Levels are straight up gorgeous and the time and effort put into them really show. Sound: The aspect of Sonic games that always remain intact is the soundtrack. The Main stage music are remixes of the old ones and the classic and modern stages have a different remix. These were really well done and I would love to see them do this again in future games. You also have the choice of changing which song you would like to hear during each stage. This helps dissolve so many headaches when replaying a stage. From the classic chip tunes to the modern tracks of Crush 40 and others, you have a huge selection of songs to choose from. I like this option a lot, but i feel that some of the tracks could've had a better loop sequence. Lasting Appeal: Guess what else makes a return? That's right the Red Star Rings. Red Star Rings are collectibles to help increase the replay value of the game. They are relatively easy to find and characters you've saved will tell you where to look if you're having trouble finding them. The levels are fun to replay on their own for a while, but you may get sick of only playing 9 levels and 4 bosses. They also have a pretty cool secret when you unlock it, but I am not going to spoil it. Final Verdict: The game is what I like to call a mix bag. Although Sonic is fast, you don't get the feelings of other games. The game of course is not bad, but I feel it missed some crucial points that Sonic is about. If you are the person where Sonic must run really really fast, go ahead and buy this game. But if you are a Sonic game where he is about platforming and being rewarded with speed, then I say go look for another game in the Franchise.
This has been the best sonic game for a long time. it has awesome gameplay. i really love playing as modern sonics speedy stages, and classic sonics platforming stages. This is a GREAT game to any sonic fan, while the story is short, there are extra goodies to. (like red star rings to collect for music and artwork) i really recommend this game to any sonic fan
One of the Best. Love it.
Sonic Generations.Great game, good graphics, radical gameplay. The plot was good, the boss battles were cool, and the acts had alot of action in them. I would recommend this game to people who like to go fast and trash robots along the way.
A BIG step towards the right direction
Let's be honest. The past four maybe five Sonic games have less than sub par, which pains me to say because the Sega Genesis was the first console I ever owned so I grew up with the Blue Blur. I haven't played Sonic Colors on Wii so I can't vouch for that though I have heard it was pretty decent; not best Sonic game but it at least it felt like a game. So natually when I heard about Generations and hearing that Colors was acutally a step forward for Sonic Team, I wanted to give a try. Did it meet my expectations? Was another step towards the right direction? For the most part, yes. Now I say that because the controls for modern Sonic is a tad bit wonky. But other than that, it a very fun game and thought it was interesting to see how the modern sonic levels would look like in a 2-D sidescroller and vice versa. All in all, a fun game and is worth the time for any Sonic fan.
Sonic Generations: Here We Go...Again
I loved the "fat sonic" TV show growing up. I loved the classic games. Although colliding both of the Sonics' worlds was a clever way to celebrate the anniversary, it's just another average Sonic game that looks slightly better than the last. There isn't really anything new to be seen here besides the revived, yet recycled story and updated graphics.This game suits only fans of the series or those looking for a revitalized version of the classic games.
Undoubtedly the best 3D Sonic game
Giving 10/10 to every aspect of this game makes me look like a fanboy, right? Well, that's only partially because I am, but I really do believe this is the best Sonic game since the '90s, and if you're a fan of platformers, and haven't been digging Sonic's direction in recent years (understandably), this game might sway you. Firstly, this game is absolutely gorgeous, especially if the color on your TV is cranked pretty high. The best looking levels are probably Green Hill and Planet Wisp, which kind of sucks, since Green Hill is the first level of the game, and Planet Wisp is probably the least fun to actually play. In terms of gameplay, Classic Sonic's control isn't exactly like the classics, but it still feels alright, unlike Sonic 4. Modern Sonic doesn't control quite as well as you'd probably like, but the level design is what really sticks out in this game. There are several different ways to get to the end of the level, so it's not like Mario, where if you've beaten the level, you've already seen everything you could possibly ever see in the level. The way you get to the goal is able to vary, and there are some hidden little goodies scattered about to reward your curiosity. The boss fights are exciting, and the Egg Dragoon fight is actually much harder and more fun than the final boss. The soundtrack is absolutely amazing, especially tracks like City Escape and Rooftop Run, both Classic and Modern. Look them up on YouTube, they're great songs. However, there are some negative things to say about the game. There is actually a bad level: Classic Planet Wisp. It's the only level in the entire game that has a bad music track, too, and the level itself is pretty long, which doesn't help at all. The second thing is that the final boss is pretty lame, but thankfully it's relatively quick. The story in general is pretty underwhelming, too, and the cutscenes make me cringe sometimes with how unfunny they are. But, in all honesty, you aren't playing Sonic for an engrossing, Final Fantasy narrative, so it's really not that big of a deal at all. So yeah, Sonic Generations: they finally got it right.
A blast from the past for sonic.
This game is simply perfect, everything about it was and is perfect. so the story really is not much of a story though, it's basicly just an excuse to get modern sonic and classic sonic on the same screen, and it works. So the story is, a monster called the "time eater" comes to sonic's birthday party and takes all of his freinds. so then sonic meets his classic self, and they both have to run through the most meorable levels from the past to stop this gaint purple thing. this game takes some of the most meorable zones from sonic's past such as, chemical plant zone from sonic 2, and city escape zone from sonic adventure 2, even rooftop run from sonic unleashed is there as well. these stages come in eras which consit of 3 zones with 2 acts, and then a rival battle and a boss battle, the eras are, the classic era, the dreamcast era (although a sonic heroes level is in it) and the modern era. and there are two ways to play, act 1 is with classic sonic, and act 2 is with modern sonic. imagine seeing classic stages in 3D with modern sonic, and seeing modern stages in 2D with classic sonic. this game also has missions, if you win missions you can unlcok art and music, you can switch songs in levels, let the speed mend it from sonic and the secret rings fits really well with crisis city. this is one of the best games i ever played, in fact I would put it as #2 behind super mario galaxy in my top 10 best games ever, I highly recomend this game, this is one of the rare times i ever gave a game a 10 perfect rating, and this game really deserves it.
THIS GAME IS NOT WHAT I THOUGHT
THIS GAME IS COMPLETELY OVER RATED I HATE THIS GAME AND THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE BEST ONE THIS IS A WII STYLE GAME ON A SEGA MASTER SYSTEM I JUST DON'T LIKE IT ITS GARBAGE I PREFER SONIC COLORS
One of the greatest sonic games
i really like sonic and this game is awesome i just really like how its not like u can only go left and right you can go all around and i really like how you can be classic sonic and modern sonic but it would be better if it was 1-2 players
sonic generations rocks!!!!!!!!!
its cool because there is a modern sonic and a clasic sonic. amazing game because the graphics, the lasting apperal and the sound.