Sonic Frontiers PlayStation 5 Review: Easily One Of The Best Sonic Games Ever Made

Sonic can run a great speed, dash, jump, and perform various attacks. The journey is about picking Chaos Emeralds, and you can find two per act. Like so, the game has three different sets of levels and gameplay mechanics. Whatever you choose, you go through a lengthy 3D adventure full of enemies and obstacles. Speed is a major part of Sonic’s identity, but we want to see how that idea gets expressed in this new gameplay context.

  • There’s plenty of additional replay value in this collection too.
  • Or better yet, call it Sonic Mineshaft and have him ride around in a mine cart the entire time.
  • The revamped Sonic looks much better, but there are still a few differences.

As a trip down memory lane, Sonic Generations is a wonderful nostalgia trip. Generations is a love letter to all things Sonic, and is nothing short of wonderful. Sonic Colors introduced a whole new gameplay mechanic to the Sonic formula in the form of Wisps, which gave Sonic different powers that allowed him to complete levels in various ways.

The Basics of the Game

One topic that is rather blurry right now is how the games are actually being developed. Emulator-based porting is a significantly easier task and, if they’d done it this way, the game could quite possibly have been in our hands by now. However, Takashi Iizuka, one of the developers of the game, has stated that he wishes to ‘revive’ these games. They have announced plans to modify the game and implement new features.

I’m not sure why it had to be a cheat rather than a feature but I guess cheats were trendy at the time. Anyway, both games are not short so it seems silly to me that the intended way to play them is to beat them in one sitting without getting a game over. Sonic must travel through 19 stages as he tries to save his animal friends from Dr. Robotnik; at least, I think that’s what’s going on. Once you boot up the game, you’re greeted with the title screen and you start playing right away which I found extremely unusual as there’s no menu, cutscenes, or anything; very well…

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Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka wanted Frontiers to set a new template for Sonic games to follow, as Sonic Adventure had done in 1998. Sonic Team settled on an open-ended design and focused on adapting Sonic’s abilities to an open world. Sonic Frontiers was released for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on November 8, 2022. Sonic Frontiers received generally mixed reviews; critics praised the open world and story, but found the gameplay repetitive. I see this both in the reviews themselves – it seems rather consistent that the people singing it’s praises are sonic fans while the people disliking it aren’t, but playing it myself, I am having a BLAST… But while it’s hard to explain why, I can sorta feel that anyone who doesn’t like sonic or has experience playing it likely won’t.

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The enemies are Shadow Hedgehog, Doctor Robotnik, and Rouge the Bat. Switch to the light mode that’s kinder on your eyes at day time. But while Rad Mobile got a Sega Saturn port in 1994, in 1991 it was still an arcade-only release. In fact, Sonic’s first foray onto home gaming devices didn’t come from Sega at all, but a relatively unknown developer called New Bits on the RAM. That leads us to “Sonic the Hedgehog,” the film produced by Paramount Pictures.

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