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Sonic Generations (PlayStation 3)

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MobyRank
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4.1
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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 4.1


The Press Says

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95
Playstation Universe
Against seemingly all odds, Sonic Generations delivers on all of its promises. Formulating a perfectly balanced dose of nostalgia and reverence for classic Sonic and then blending it with a respect and understanding for the modern incarnation that doesn't disrespect its fans. I might even go as far as saying it's the ultimate reward for the hardcore/foolish Sonic fan who stood by the Fastest Thing Alive through every high and low over the past 20 years. Like me.
95
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Sonic Generations is the perfect celebration of the series. It accumulates everything that made it so great without reminding us of the darker days that it has seen over the years. The staying power of Sonic isn’t a fluke. The franchise lasted this long because even with all the travesties, everyone knew it still had the potential to achieve the same greatness as it did back in 1991, and after over a decade we finally get a truly great title. For all the fans that were left heartbroken after the glory days, let this game give you closure for it is the last Sonic game you will ever need to play. Those who had no faith to begin with, give this game a chance to prove itself. Finally, to all the young gamers out there, you need to experience this amazing history lesson wrapped into one uniquely fantastic platformer.
82
4Players.de
Die Neuinterpretationen bekannter Levels sind unheimlich hübsch geraten und bieten mit ihrem Wechsel zwischen klassischen und 3D-Abschnitten jede Menge Abwechslung. Trotz der blitzschnellen Geschwindigkeit haben die Entwickler es geschafft, die Areale so zu gestalten, dass man nach einem Absturz meist noch die Kurve kriegt. Einige fiese Fallen lassen sich auch diesmal nur durch stures Auswendiglernen meistern, doch solche Situationen halten sich in erträglichen Grenzen. Für einen Gold-Award reicht es aber nicht ganz. Schuld daran sind vor allem die verwirrenden Bosskämpfe, gelegentliche Übersichtsprobleme und kleine Technik-Schnitzer. Trotzdem ist Sega mit Generations ein richtig guter Remix der Sonic-Geschichte gelungen!
80
SEGA-Portal.de
Es hat einige Anläufe gebraucht, doch mit Generations hat es Sonic Team endlich geschafft, ein vollwertiges, hervorragend spielbares Sonic-Spiel auf aktuellen Konsolen zu veröffentlichen, das ohne zusätzlichen Ballast daherkommt und sich rein aufs Wesentliche konzentriert. Sieht man das Spiel als das, was es ist – eine interaktive Achterbahnfahrt durch Sonics Historie sowie eine Danksagung an seine vielen Fans – bleiben nur wenige Kritikpunkte bestehen. Neueinsteiger werden von der Faszination der fantastisch dargestellten Levels älterer Spiele zwar nur wenig verstehen, ältere Semester hingegen finden in diesem gelungenen Paket endlich das Spiel, auf das sie seit über einem Jahrzehnt warten. Der geringe Umfang des Hauptspiels mag den ein oder anderen enttäuschen, doch wenn uns Beschwerden beim nächsten Mal wieder weitere spielbare Charaktere bescheren, bleiben wir besser stumm. Happy Birthday, Sonic.
80
Hasta los Juegos
Si nunca has jugado a un Sonic o si lo has hecho y quieres volver a revivir la diversión de los plataformas clásicos a toda velocidad, dale una oportunidad a 'Sonic Generations'.
80
Sega-16.com
Overall, this is a very solid game. SEGA has started to improve on the Sonic titles again. Sonic Colors had already shown that after 2009’s abysmal Sonic and the Black Knight and the at times rather laughable Sonic Unleashed, the games started to get better again but had still room for improvement. Sonic Generations continues in that fashion. The game still has a few kinks that need to be worked out, but it has noticeably improved and can be a very enjoyable game. Has SEGA outdone itself and reconnected the series to their most glories entries? Probably not; it’s not a triple A, “must have” game, but it definitely is the best Sonic game of the past few years and can be considered to be quite good! SEGA seems be get back on the right track again. Let’s hope they continue the trend in that fashion.
80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Du reste, Sonic Generations n'est pas aussi épique que la longue aventure de Sonic Unleashed, carrément moins original que Sonic Colours cela dit, il ne faut absolument pas oublier que le but principal de Sonic Generations est de marquer les 20 années en full speed du hérisson le plus rapide au monde. On peut considérer que le titre de la Sonic Team est un énorme gâteau d'anniversaire à ses fans, composé de mélodies inoubliables, d'images, de rides, de couleurs chatoyantes, de références aux autres titres… et ils sont les seuls à pouvoir déguster chaque morceau de ce Sonic Generations à sa juste valeur.
78
OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
Overall, this is the best Sonic game released in the last decade or so, but that isn’t saying too much. While the classic Sonic gameplay is present, the emphasis is still on the more recent titles. Sonic fans should go check it out immediately, but while it is a good starting point for gamers new to the series, they may be better off playing the 16-bit classics first. Sonic Generations is a step in the right direction, but it is not enough to launch the franchise full speed ahead.
70
Thunderbolt Games
After 17 long years, Sonic Generations has finally recaptured the essence of its Genesis forebear. Half retro-revival, half new school refinement, this 20th anniversary outing should wrangle a smile from even the most jaded of Sonic fans. The lackluster Challenge Gates and boss battles prove there is still work to be done, but, for the first time in more than a decade, Sonic finds himself on sure footing. Though this isn’t quite it, Sonic Generations provides indisputable evidence that Sega is in fact capable of making the Sonic the Hedgehog title we’ve all been waiting for.
70
Eurogamer.net (UK)
Sonic Generations still doesn't do much to dissuade us that the hedgehog's best days are distant memories, but at least it is a worthy tribute to them, capturing the subtler elements of the original Hedgehog's enduring appeal although still falling foul of some of his weaknesses. And looking ahead, it also suggests that the next 20 years - for Sega will surely continue to pump out Sonic games until its dying breath - at least hold the promise of many more enjoyable birthdays to come.
70
Gamekult
Beaucoup plus riche que ne le suggèrent les premières minutes de jeu, grâce aux challenges annexes et aux innombrables bonus, Sonic Generations transcende les épisodes emblématiques de la série. Des loopings de Chemical Plant aux transformations de Sonic Colours, en passant par les boss soignés et les remix musicaux, ce panorama est d'abord une opération fanservice qui ne manque pas de piquant, mais aussi un titre au gameplay dynamique et puissant ; le Sonic qu'on aime. A ce petit jeu, ce sont sans doute les niveaux modernes en 3D qui offrent le plus de sensations, le hérisson "ancienne version" étant un peu trop sage pour rivaliser en termes de dynamisme. Bref, sans être le retour triomphal qui mettra tout le monde d'accord, la faute aux habituels problèmes de précision et une fluidité qu'on aurait souhaitée irréprochable, Sonic Generations fera forcément vibrer la corde sensible des fans d'hier comme d'aujourd'hui. C'est bien connu : à 20 ans, on est invincible.
70
Jeuxvideo.com
Sonic Generations entendait réconcilier ceux qui restent attachés aux aventures en 2D du hérisson et ceux qui ont su digérer son évolution. Le pari n'est qu'à moitié réussi. Si on apprécie de redécouvrir sous un autre angle les niveaux les plus marquants de la série, revisités pour certains avec brio, l'expérience reste entachée d'une jouabilité peu convaincante. Les niveaux rétro, qui pâtissent d'une physique ratée et de ralentissements imputables à la surcharge visuelle, se révèlent inaptes à restituer les sensations procurées par les vieux Sonic, tandis que les niveaux modernes, aussi jouissifs que peu inspirés, reconduisent les qualités et les défauts des précédents épisodes en 3D. Heureusement, la variété en termes de défis et le fan-service omniprésent compensent en partie ces écueils, d'autant que la bande-son fabuleuse motiverait presque, à elle seule, l'investissement.
67
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Sonic Generations vat Sonics woelige geschiedenis perfect samen: in een hele rist gerecycleerde locaties mag je ervaren waarom Sonic ooit een held was maar nu niet meer.
50
Edge
Generations at least offers a passing glimpse of Sonic’s early days, where sprinting and platforming offered a balanced, reaction-based gameplay rhythm. The rest, however, is best viewed as a document of how Sega has struggled to stay true to that original template, and toggling between the old and new is a painful reminder of where Sonic went wrong. Instead of the sweet chords of nostalgia, Green Hill Zone’s chirpy tunes sound like a fanfare for the departed.