Sonic and the Secret Rings

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Platform: Wii
Media: DVD
Release Date: 2007-02-20
Publisher: Sega
Developer: Sega
Original MSRP: $49.99
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Sonic: He's Better but He Still Needs Work
Written By: jonniethm
Staff Review
Added: 02/22/2007
Last Modified: 02/22/2007

Sonic, in my opinion he has sucked ever since the Sega Genesis days. This was his chance to shine because Sonic the Hedgehog for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 were a flop. While I would say this is the best sonic game I?ve played in the last five or six years that not really saying much. Sega has failed to control Sonic time and time again. He didn?t translate well into the 3D world like Mario did and he defiantly has had the chance to do so time and time again.

In Sonic and the Secret Rings he has much better control than previous titles because he is always on a linear path. He continuously speeds up without the player having to do anything and then you just tilt the Wii remote in the direction (left or right, up or down) you want him to go. He must collect rings and watch out for objects all throughout the game.

While Sega has somewhat fixed the control problems that Sonic always has there was still a lot of work to be done on this game. There is a lock on system to enemies which is very important throughout the game because you must lock on to enemies one after another to scale large gaps. Unfortunately locking on is harder than it has to be and not much fun to deal with. The game also has weird invisible walls and Sonic will get stuck up against a wall or go from running at a high speed to zero speed in the blink of an eye because he hit something in his path. It?s just not very realistic and takes away from the overall experience. I would say that Sega has the right idea with this game. This is defiantly the route Sonic needs to take in his next adventure but hopefully next time it will be a little more refined.

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