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Sonic the Hedgehog

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
42
2.7
Xbox 360
45
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User Reviews

A Low in a Series of Lows Xbox 360 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (52489)
A game with many flaws and potential. Xbox 360 sonicteamUSA (46)
Unfinished, but still fun PlayStation 3 William Baker (10)
Look past your prejudice and just enjoy the game. PlayStation 3 AkibaTechno (228)
Don't be fooled by the reviews PlayStation 3 sonicteamUSA (46)
AWESOME but has some very few faults Xbox 360 brandon palonis (3)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 15 2.7
Xbox 360 14 2.8
Combined MobyScore 29 2.8


The Press Says

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85
Xbox 360Play Magazine
Sonic the Hedgehog is actually a misleading title because this isn’t really Sonic’s game. It should be called Sonic Universe. I love Sonic, and his speed levels and flatland battles are the by far the best they’ve ever been….new moves, tighter control, evolving play mechanics…he’s at his best, doing what he did back in 1991; making every other varmint look dated, but now he’s sharing the spotlight. The real star of this show is Silver. Silver's equally substantial role in the game brings an entirely fresh perspective to the gameplay, with moves and pacing that are entirely new to the Sonic experience. And once they defeat their prime objective, Iblis—the most impressive boss I’ve fought all year—it’s Shadow and Rouge’s turn to weave their way into the story for even more oven-fresh gameplay.
71
Xbox 360SegaFan.com
Nos encontramos pues con un buen juego, pero que no llega a lo prometido por Sega, ni mucho menos calma la expectación levantada en un principio (algunos se imaginaban a un Sonic VS Robotnik como antaño, un empezar de cero en el control en 3D o ambas cosas). A pesar de todo, los que disfrutaron con ambos “Adventure” lo harán con este con total seguridad por su similitud. Ojalá para la siguiente entrega, viendo las críticas negativas que están recibiendo Sega y Sonic Team con el juego, veamos un trabajo más cuidado, aunque tengan que tomarse el tiempo que consideren necesario para conseguirlo.
68
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
The latest Sonic the Hedgehog game opens with an impressive evening CG festival in a city reminiscent of Venice. Realistic humans dance around, and the princess lights a classy pyrotechnics display. All of a sudden, wacky Dr. Eggman kidnaps Princess Elise and a three-foot tall cartoony blue hedgehog zips in to save the day. This ridiculous mix of realistic fantasy and ultra cute characters permeates the entire game. There are several scenes of lovebirds Sonic and Elise prancing through idyllic green fields like Anakin and Padme. But the story later delves into some cool time travel twists and differing perspectives on the same events.
64
PlayStation 3Playstation Front
Ei, ei, ei... was hat das Sonic Team in der langen Entwicklungszeit nur gemacht? Wäre die nur dezent verbesserte Technik noch gerade so zu verkraften, geht man in Sachen Gameplay einen Schritt zurück und bringt ausschließlich Altbewährtes zu Tage. Hier geht die Bedienung schwerfällig von der Hand, in Verbindung mit der kuriosen Kameraführung kommt Frustfaktor auf. Einzige Neuerung gegenüber den alten Teilen ist die Havok 3- Physikengine, die lediglich einer der Charaktere, nämlich Silver The Hedgehog, einzusetzen weiß. Der quasi nicht vorhandene Multiplayer-Modus fällt negativ ins Gewicht, man kann ausschließlich mit einem Freund an einer Konsole spielen. Das lässt die Wertung ein ganzes Stück in den Keller rutschen.
64
Xbox 360XBox Front
Ei, ei, ei... was hat das Sonic Team in der langen Entwicklungszeit nur gemacht? Wäre die nur dezent verbesserte Technik noch gerade so zu verkraften, geht man in Sachen Gameplay einen Schritt zurück und bringt ausschließlich Altbewährtes zu Tage. Hier geht die Bedienung schwerfällig von der Hand, in Verbindung mit der kuriosen Kameraführung kommt Frustfaktor auf. Einzige Neuerung gegenüber den alten Teilen ist die Havok 3- Physikengine, die lediglich einer der Charaktere, nämlich Silver The Hedgehog, einzusetzen weiß. Der quasi nicht vorhandene Multiplayer-Modus fällt negativ ins Gewicht, man kann ausschließlich mit einem Freund an einer Konsole spielen. Das lässt die Wertung ein ganzes Stück in den Keller rutschen.
57
PlayStation 3Games Master
The frustrating thing about Sonic is that it has all the makings of a great game, but falls short by being utterly, unforgivably broken. There are so many glitches that it makes it near unplayable, and when enemies fill the screen it slows down so much it's like Sonic's in the Matrix. But there are some good bits; Silver's telekinesis powers are entertaining and the odd level feels like classic Sonic. But then it slaps you in the face and unfairly kills you. A bit of a mess, then.
55
PlayStation 3Play Magazine
Sounds like, once again, Sonic Team and Sony just don’t mix. They were dodgy on PS2 and they’re downright allergic to the PS3. For what it’s worth, Sonic the Hedgehog 360 is awesome, and Sonic Rings is looking amazing. Sonic Team still has it when it comes to Nintendo and Microsoft. My advice is to stay as far away from this one as possible; especially if you’re a Sonic fan. After spending 700.00 on a console this is like a kick in the teeth. This game should be cancelled.
50
Xbox 360SEGA-Portal.de
Wie nicht wenige Sega-Fans wartete ich sehnsüchtig auf Sonic the Hedgehog. Die Enttäuschung darüber, dass nicht bloß Sonic spielbar sein würde, wich auf der Games Convention 2006, als man das erste mal Hand anlegen konnte und sowohl die Sonic-Stage wie auch das Silver Level sehr überzeugend waren – immer in Anbetracht der Versprechungen, Kamera- und Steuerungsprobleme würden noch behoben werden. Letzteres hat sich bewahrheitet, ersteres nicht, und vermischt mit Leveldesign-Bugs, frustigen Stellen, nervigen Charakterwechseln innerhalb der Stages und vernichtenden Ladezeiten ergibt das einen nicht einmal für Sonic-Fans verletzungsfrei herunterschluckbaren Cocktail. Angesichts einiger netter Levels (Kingdom Valley) können Fans dennoch einen Blick riskieren – vorzugsweise zum Budgetpreis und inklusive Beruhigungsmittel.
50
Xbox 360Gamereactor (Sweden)
Det kanske allra mest tragiska är att spelet trots allt detta ändå kommer att sälja som smör, framförallt i Storbritannien, och att Sega därför med största sannolikhet kommer att fortsätta i samma stil. Precis som filmbolagen inte behöver bry sig ett smack om hur mycket de misshandlar den stackars Beck eller Wallander då filmerna ändå drar in pengar nere i Tyskland; ekonomiskt försvarbart men etiskt förkastligt. Om inte Sonic and the Secret Rings till Wii blir bättre har jag lovat mig själv att anmäla Sega för plågsamma djurförsök. För ingen igelkott förtjänar att bli behandlad på det här viset.
50
PlayStation 3Playstation Universe
Unfortunately Sonic didn’t turn out to well for his next-gen debut. Die-hards may enjoy the title from time to time but even they would find some disappointment. It just seems that Sonic Team spent all of their time adding new features rather than working on the basics of gameplay. There are some good ideas with the multiplayer modes and all of the different playable characters but the fact that the gameplay is so bad means most of the good features in the game go unnoticed. We can only hope that the next Sonic game will be something well worth a purchase.
46
PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
Sonic the Hedgehog retains none of its former quality, and while there have been too many below-average installments in the past, this one might be the worst. There are simply far too many major problems here to recommend this game for purchase, and in fact, unless you bleed Sonic blue, we can't even recommend a rent. If you're willing to withstand the constant onslaught of glaring issues regarding the control, you might be able to revel in some of those aforementioned highlights, but it won't last. In the end, you'll find yourself wishing for the good ol' 16-bit days, and if you have the Genesis and the first couple Sonics or the Genesis Collection for the PS2, you'll want to pop it in and relive the glory days.
45
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Ce premier Sonic sur console nouvelle génération est une grosse déception. Peu jouable, à la difficulté mal réglée et aux niveaux peu intéressants, on aura beaucoup de mal à le conseiller, même aux inconditionnels du hérisson bleu. Si les développeurs continuent de nous proposer des Sonic aussi peu convaincants, ils risquent bien de dégoûter les joueurs de ce personnage phare des jeux vidéo. Il est grand temps de se ressaisir messieurs !
45
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Ce premier Sonic sur Playstation 3 est une grosse déception. Peu jouable, à la difficulté mal réglée et aux niveaux peu intéressants, on aura beaucoup de mal à le conseiller, même aux inconditionnels du hérisson bleu. Si les développeurs continuent de nous proposer des Sonic aussi peu convaincants, ils risquent bien de dégoûter les joueurs de ce personnage phare des jeux vidéo.
44
Xbox 360GameSpot
Only the most blindly reverent Sonic the Hedgehog fan could possibly squeeze any enjoyment out of Sega's latest adventure. This platformer is a mess from top to bottom, and any of the occasional moments that don't feel somehow broken only serve to make the game's other flaws appear that much bigger.
42
PlayStation 3IGN
Sonic the Hedgehog is a mess. While there are a few glimmers of hope early on when players take control of Silver and his cool telekinesis ability, it's quickly realized that the game's design never really capitalizes on it. The remaining character situations (Shadow's vehicle segments and Sonic's traditional platforming) aren't anywhere near as interesting as Silver's, and the whole game has a forced and generic feel to it. Once you sauté that winning formula with a rack full of technical problems you end up with one hell of a disappointing game.
42
PlayStation 3GameSpot
Only the most blindly reverent Sonic the Hedgehog fan could possibly squeeze any enjoyment out of Sega's latest adventure. This platformer is a mess from top to bottom, and any of the occasional moments that don't feel somehow broken only serve to make the game's other flaws appear that much bigger.
40
PlayStation 3Games Radar
Sonic either needs to be reworked from the ground up, or put to sleep. Every installment has us hoping for a return to glory, but each one further craps on the hedgehog's legacy. The redeeming qualities here are few and far between, and it's just plain not fun. If Sonic were a real person, his friends would've called for an intervention long ago. We're really worried about you, blue buddy. Get help.
40
PlayStation 3GameDaily
Sonic the Hedgehog for PlayStation 3 most notably suffers from lack of momentum. If Sonic can't run at full speed like he's meant to, he ceases to be important.
40
PlayStation 3EmpireOnline.com
A handful of multiplayer modes and the chance to play as other favourites from Sega’s series may be enough to sate Sonic obsessives hungry for new thrills, but even these additions aren’t enough to save the hedgehog’s latest adventure from mediocrity.
40
PlayStation 3VicioJuegos.com
A Sega le recomendaríamos que se abstuviera de volver a lanzar un título de esta calidad, no sólo para este personaje, aunque al menos por respeto, habría que optar por una honrosa muerte o limitarse a experiencias portátiles, antes que hacernos afrontar la inversión de este Blu-Ray para disfrutar de una de las mayores tomaduras de pelo de la historia de los videojuegos.
40
Xbox 360Eurogamer.de
Die Liste der Ärgernisse ist einfach zu lang, als dass man Sonics Comeback noch reinen Gewissens als mittelmäßiges Spiel bezeichnen könnte. Technisch stellenweise katastrophal (Ladezeiten, Slowdowns, Stadtlevel), konzeptionell unausgegoren (Charakter-Overkill, wenig abenteuerlicher Adventure-Part) und widerborstig wie ein Igel nur sein kann (Steuerung, Kamera, unfaires Leveldesign) trieb mir Sonic the Hedgehog regelmäßig Tränen in die Augen. Was war nur aus ihm geworden?
40
Xbox 360Insomnia
Cutting away the pointless side characters would do much to improve the franchise, as when you really get down to it both Silver's and Shadows' quests are little more than slower and paler versions of Sonic's own adventure, and whilst Silver's telekinetic abilities are well-implemented, without the speed which forms the backbone of these games the whole experience feels redundant.
38
PlayStation 34Players.de
Selbst wenn es zum Start der PS3 keine Alternative als Jump&Run gibt, sollten sich alle von Sonic the Hedgehog fernhalten und beten, dass die Duos Jak & Daxter oder Ratchet & Clank abwärtskompatibel sind. Und wenn ihr das neue Sony-Flaggschiff nur für das Jubiläumsspiel des Kultigels gekauft habt, ein Wort der Entwarnung: Es wird mit Sicherheit bessere Spiele in diesem Genre geben. Denn viel schlechter kann es nicht mehr werden. Egal, wo man hinschaut, finden sich alle Mankos, die auch schon die 360-Version geplagt haben: Angefangen von den Ladezeiten über die grafischen Schwächen, die dank Aliasing auf der PS3 sogar noch stärker ins Auge fallen bis hin zu spielerischen Mankos erwartet euch nach wie vor ein unausgegorenes Action-Adventure, das die Bezeichnung "Next-Gen" auch nur als Alibi zur Schau trägt.
30
Xbox 360GameSpy
Sega's Team Sonic could have churned out a fun, old-fashioned Sonic for the blue one's fifteenth anniversary and the vast majority of us would have been happy. I would have been happy. Instead, Sonic the Hedgehog will at best convince Sega to replace the decision makers in Team Sonic. Individual segments of the game where you actually get to play as Sonic and run fast don't fall apart, but other than those rare portions of Sonic, the game is a disaster. It's more reminiscent of the debacle of Shadow, not the glorious Sonic games of yesteryear.
30
PlayStation 3videogamer.com
Sonic fans might be able to stomach some of these issues, but they really shouldn't be tolerated. Sonic has been on a slippery slope for years and SEGA has done nothing about it, and this has culminated in what can only be described as a complete disaster. Coming from SEGA it's hard to believe and even harder to understand, as Sonic used to be 'it' as far as gaming icons were concerned. Now he's been dragged through the mud so many times that it's hard to see him ever finding his former glory.
30
PlayStation 3Pro-G
Sonic fans might be able to stomach some of these issues, but they really shouldn't be tolerated. Sonic has been on a slippery slope for years and SEGA has done nothing about it, and this has culminated in what can only be described as a complete disaster. Coming from SEGA it's hard to believe and even harder to understand, as Sonic used to be 'it' as far as gaming icons were concerned. Now he's been dragged through the mud so many times that it's hard to see him ever finding his former glory.
25
PlayStation 3UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
It's unfortunate, really. Sonic the Hedgehog could have been the next-gen platformer, the one to usher in a new era in platform gaming. The story is okay, the inclusion of multiple yet distinct hedgehogs adds some flavor to the mix, and the visuals are some of the best yet seen on the console (the opening cutscene gives even Gears of War a run for its money). But all these factors are for naught. The game is marred - more than marred, the game is in fact ruined - by its lack of a clear focus and its ridiculously over-the-top loading times. Sonic may be a fast little bugger, but this game's poor design slows him to a standstill. Avoid it at all costs.
20
Xbox 360G4 TV: X-Play
Somewhere around the end of Sonic’s mission, the demo level appears as an actual level with nothing taken out. Playing tips remained intact to instruct the player on feats they’ve been performing for several levels now. Worse yet, none of the bugs, the controls, or the camera were addressed in the final build. Sega simply incorporated an incomplete level directly into the game. Actually, the whole game feels like a hodgepodge of undeveloped ideas thrown together with enough loading screens to make you forget the atrocities that occurred five minutes before the loading screen started. This isn’t a game – but a quick buck. After looking at the handheld version of Sonic, there’s still hope for this Mascot that once stood toe-to-toe with Mario, but not on the consoles.
16
PlayStation 3The A.V. Club
The princess is safe and sound. Now who's going to save Sonic as his franchise circles the drain?
0
Xbox 360The Video Game Critic
Evidentally, Sega fired their entire Quality Assurance department, because the game's obvious bugs and general lack of polish is astounding. Besides the jumpy camera, there are collision detection glitches, inexcusable pop-up, clipping problems galore, and kung-fu quality lip-syncing. It's not unusual to suddenly lose control of your hedgehog as he momentarily moonwalks in place. The loading screens are so excessive that I had to sit through a 15-second load screen just to watch a lame, 5-second clip. The graphics are high-definition, but no more detailed than the Dreamcast titles - only sharper. I find it hard to believe that somebody at Sega thought this game was a good idea. This is a disgrace. Sonic the Hedgehog has been defeated.
0
Xbox 360FZ
Kontrollen är från helvetet och laddningstiderna inte annat än ett fatalt misstag. Men själva spelet då? Nej, Sonic ska spelas i 2D. De stunder du faktiskt får spela så spelar du inte alls. Du kliver på en studsmatta och studsar iväg mot en annan, mot en tredje, mot ett berg, mot ett tak, studs, studs, studs, men i princip ingenstans behöver du göra något. Varvat med sporadiska och värdelösa fightdelar där antalet knappar du behöver trycka på är lika många som antalet rätt på Linda Rosings högskoleprov (jag gissar på ett) har du ett recept på misslyckande. Köp inte det här spelet. Inte ens om du hatar dig själv.