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Digne successeur des deux précédents volets, Sonic 3 ne souffre que d’une durée de vie moyenne imputable à SEGA qui a pris trop de temps à développer ce jeu (ou qui a préféré se faire de l’argent sur deux jeux plutôt que sur un seul …). Quasi-irréprochable sur tous les autres points. Passer à côté aurait été (et serait encore aujourd’hui) une erreur !
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is a fantastic game, but you can find it elsewhere for cheaper. This package adds a few things you can't find in most other Sonic re-releases, such as online play and leaderboards, but those really don't add much. Even with all of the downsides, this XBLA game is a great trip down memory lane for the remaining SEGA fanboys.
It's not Sonic & Knuckles, but that's about the only serious criticism that can be levelled at such a confident and polished sequel. Not quite a stone-cold classic, but close enough to make the low asking price a no-brainer.
For 400 Microsoft points, Sonic 3 is not just a pleasant trip down memory lane, but a welcome return to a series that has gone awry. In retrospect, it may not be the best in the series, but compared to recent outings it can almost be called a classic. Also, don't forget the imminent arrival of Sonic & Knuckles brings with it the connectivity ability to play as Knuckles in Sonic 3, which makes this very worthwhile.
Sonic 3 is a fast and entertaining platformer, although it may be worth considering buying it inside of one of Sega's larger collections.