With the release just a week away, early reviews are beginning to roll in for Sonic Generations. Thanks to members of Sonic Stadium’s forums, reviews are being compiled and new details from the game are being revealed. Before we get to the reviews, I thought this was an interesting tidbit: Iizuka revealed at Paris Games Week that the original Sonic the Hedgehog will be an unlockable in Generations. As long as the emulation is perfect, I’m all for adding a ninth copy of the game to my collection.
As for early reviews, the Germans have gotten their hands on the finished game. Videogameszone.de rated the game an 85/100 while the magazine 360 Live rated the game a similar 8.5/10. Very respectable scores! After the break, details from the two reviews.
German Sonic Stadium member MarcelloF culled the following tidbits from the magazine review:
• Fast paced
• Lot’s of unlockables
• Different paths
• Completely dubbed in German with the professional Sonic X actors
• The approximately 30 frames per second slightly slow the pace of the game
• Few Boss fights
• Camera occasionally unreasonable
• Loading times could be shorter
Unlockables: 14 character biographies, 50 pieces of music, 130 concept-arts and 13 videos
A few skills: Run faster under water, lower loss of speed while going up slopes and 8 more
Sonic 1 will cost 7777 points
Chaos Emeralds seem to be obtained from bosses: “(…) Or the fight with Metal Sonic to get one of the seven magical Emerald-Crystals (lol)”
Main game (9 Zones, 18 acts) will take about 4 hours, adding missions, Emeralds etc, 3 more. So 7 hours total.
And there’s a bit on the Collector’s Edition. The statue is 15cm and the ring is about 4 cm in diameter.
So far so good, everything is shaping up quite nicely! One week to go!
UPDATE: New video! Skip ahead to 1:30 to see a Sonic and Knuckles race through Green Hill at sunset, complete with a remix of Super Sonic Racing.
Super SEGA fans should notice that the Super Sonic Racing remix includes samples from the infamous SEGA Saturn promo video: