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Sonic The Hedgehog review

AT A GLANCE
  • Three playable hedgehogs
  • Split-screen co-op and versus
  • Admirable object physics
  • The camera, control, collision...
  • Terrible graphics and sound
  • Awkward, insulting side missions

Sonic the Hedgehog is coming dangerously close to being the video-game equivalent of Spinal Tap - a former icon blissfully unaware that he's so out of touch, so far fallen from grace, that he's become a laughing stock. With his next-gen debut, the blue blazer has literally become a parody of himself. Plus, his game sucks.



Sonic 's action stages are plagued by a sassy renegade camera, virtually no exploration, loose control, boring combat and rudimentary collision problems. Argh.

You do get to control two more hedgehogs in the game, which at least changes the gameplay a bit. Shadow bombed in his solo game last year, and his clunky, vehicle-centric stages here fare only slightly better, making him Batman to Sonic's predictable Superman. Silver is the new blood, with telekinetic powers that toss the level's contents around and show off one of the game's few complimentary aspects: its physics. But his levels plod along at a glacial pace.

More Info

Release date: Jan 30 2007 - PS3
Nov 14 2006 - Xbox 360 (US)
Available Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Published by: Sega
Developed by: Sega, Sonic Team
Franchise: Sonic the Hedgehog
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+

2 comments

  • Shade7-13 - November 8, 2008 10:37 p.m.

    i agree with the clay and sonics many mental issues currently but in a twisted way it reminds me of the old ones on the dreamcast
  • diedie0145 - May 13, 2009 2:07 a.m.

    it was a good game and all but they rushed at the end for xmas. i think they should have waited an entire year longer for next christmas. then the game would have been sexy. but what i really didnt like was the last game and u have to get all the choas emeralds with one try and no way to save till after u get them all.

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