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SummaryThe best Sonic game since S&K.
The GoodMost of the Sonic levels are great, have a lot of running about, but also plenty of platform-jumping as well. There are original ideas, such as the stone snake and the mirrors in Lost World. The graphics are amazing, and there are some first-rate pieces of music. The Sonic levels have great replay value.
The BadThe Knuckles levels become tedious (wandering about looking for pieces of an emerald, helped only by a less-than-useful tracking device). And as for the 'Big the Cat' levels. A fishing simulator? What on Earth were the makers of this game thinking of? Big himself is a pretty uninteresting character. The voices in this game are worse than abominable - Sonic and friends sound like spoilt brats - and the jokes are unfunny. Cut-scenes which could have been atmospheric are ruined by the terrible voice-overs. This game somehow fails to be greater than the sum of its parts.