Sega looks back on Sonic’s greatest hits
Sonic Generations From: Sega For: PS3 Classification: G RRP: $ 120 Score:
The hypo little hedgehog has hit 20, and to celebrate Sega has rewarded its famous blue mascot by releasing a new title that contains snippets of the last 20 years of Sonic’s gaming life.
Even so, there are 2-D and 3-D environments and to progress you need to play the 2-D and 3-D Sonics equally. Every modern level shifts at some point into an old-school 2-D side-scroller.
The game offers up a huge 90 levels that are replicas of worlds from previous games. The game also sports two versions of Sonic: the classic chubby Sonic is built as close as possible to the 1990s version and is dubbed as the beginner’s choice. The modern Sonic has a number of new moves and is presented as a character for expert players and features in the 3-D worlds.
The game looks good in action, only suffering from the occasional frame-rate issues. The gameplay doesn’t serve up many boss fights, but when you get them they’re plagued with poor camera angles and inconsistent difficulty spikes.
There are plenty of extras on offer during the game and it’s fairly obvious that Sonic Generations is the game for Sonic fans both retro and modern.
The new world looks and plays well, and the revamped old worlds are nicely rendered and do the legend justice.
Sonic Generations: Features 2-D and 3-D snippets of Sonic spanning 20 years.