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Le jeu seul ne vaut pas mieux que Sonic 3 (et en soi, c’est déjà pas mal !). Mais en combinant les deux, on obtient facilement un des meilleurs jeux de plates-formes toutes générations confondues ! Le seul défaut qu’on pourrait lui trouver, c’est sa vulgaire boîte en carton qui a bien du mal à traverser le temps !
Jugar a los grandes clásicos de dieciséis bits siempre es de agradecer, sobre todo si su precio está ajustado a un precio razonable. Pero si, además, el juego es de la talla del presente título, sin duda la compra se hace prácticamente indispensable. Sonic & Knuckles es, sin duda, uno de los puntos culminantes dentro de el universo de Sonic, y un título de compra obligada para los seguidores del erizo azul, así como para los amantes de los juegos de plataformas. Un clásico, sin duda, pero uno de esos para los que el tiempo no parece pasar...
As good as the game is, there are some very good reasons you wouldn't download it. Sonic fans that don't have the originals can already purchase for a reasonable price the Mega Drive Ultimate Collection and pick up the whole series, and some very tasty extras. If you just want a nostalgia trip or one Sonic game to wet your appetite, 1, 2, or 3 would be a better download. You would only download this really if you had already downloaded the other Sonic games. That and it would have been better if 2 and 3 were just released with the Sonic & Knuckles content instead of charging for a brand new download.
Sonic & Knuckles is a solid entry in the series, and it's cool to see the "lock on" technology of 1994 included here. I'd still like to see SEGA put more effort into the visual presentation of the Vintage Collection. The "graphics smoothing" option always makes the games look worse and the dull blue background could use a lot more personality. But for $5 you get a fun Sonic game, and new content for any previous Sonic titles you've downloaded. This is a good value for Hedgehog fans, and a helluva lot more fun than most recent games in the series.
If players are wondering about the graphics on the XBLA, then they should look no further than the three previous entries – it’s a straight-up port with the ability to stretch the screen size to any length or height. There’s also the option to toggle on and off the graphics smoothing, but that doesn’t do any wonders on the eyes of a gamer. So, in the end, it is best not to come into Sonic & Knuckles looking for redrawn sprites or HD graphics – this is a faithful port that doesn’t try to crush anyone’s memories of how the game performed in the ‘90’s.
Sonic & Knuckles may not be my favorite Sonic game from the Genesis days (that title still belongs to Sonic 2), but when you’re asked to pick a favorite from your favorites, can you really go wrong? Not really, and you can’t go wrong here, either.
Arguably the last great Sonic The Hedgehog game, even if it's not necessarily one of the best.
I really like Sonic games, even the more recent 3D affairs, but I feel a little cheated that this has been released now. With the only real lure being the lock-on option you would be better purchasing the recent and more bang for your buck SEGA Ultimate Collection. Whilst you have the lock-on and the online leaderboards this is only worth getting if you want a definitive Sonic collection on one console, if only they would release Sonic CD now.
Overall, Sonic & Knuckles is one of those titles that players will complete and never come back to. The lack of replayability and the game’s poor features are just a few of the off-putting factors to new players, though returning Sonic fans will receive great enjoyment out of the title, especially at the 400 Microsoft Points price tag.