Released by Sega
Has it really been 20 years since the little blue hedgehog firstappeared on the scene?
I vividly remember the first time I played the original SonicThe Hedgehog and being blown away by the speed of the game and thefun of it all.
So, 20 years on, there's another game out and this one embracesthe last two decades of Blue Hedgehoggy goodness.
In Sonic Generations, Sonic himself is celebrating his birthdaywhen out of nowhere, a creature known as The Time Eater appears andsucks Sonic and his friends into a series of portals and scatteringthem across history. As Sonic begins hunting for his pals, heencounters the younger version of himself and the two of them haveto team up to ensure their mates can be saved and the bad guysbeaten.
Melding levels from all of the Sonic releases from the past 2decades is quite a novel approach to this game; throw into thatmix, the chance to play as Modern and Classic Sonic and all of thespin skills, bouncing, grinding and jumping they've had throughouttheir career and you're pretty much looking at the ultimate SonicGame.
As well as various game levels to complete, there are sidechallenges as well and the whole gameplay experience for SonicGenerations really does feel like a compendium of gaming. There'sthe nostalgia factor at play here too - as you burn arounddifferent levels, you really do remember why it was that you fellin love with Sonic in the first place; even if occasionally, youremember the frustrations of the latter era of the games.
With tremendous graphics, bright colours, a somewhat irritatingseries of tunes, Sonic Generations is a timely reminder of why andhow the Hedgehog changed the gaming landscape. It's a fun,frivolous and affectionate tribute to a legend and a timelyreminder that sometimes the simplest of games are the most playableand enduring.
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