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#1 Edited by jimmyfenix (3855 posts) -

Sega's mascot is back !

Sonic lost world is a exclusive to 3DS and WII U but is it any good ?

Here are the reviews.

3DS

Joystiq – 2.5/5

Polygon – 4/10

Nintendo Life – 5/10

God is a Geek - 8/10

Pocket Gamer – 8/10

Edge – 4/10

Official Nintendo Magazine- 79%

Meus Jogos (Portuguese) – 3/5

WII U

Joystiq – 2.5/5

Polygon – 6/10

Nintendo Life – 7/10

Eurogamer – 4/10

CVG – 7/10

God is a Geek – 8/10

IGN – 5.8/10

GameSpot – 5/10

Videogamer – 5/10

Nintendo Insider – 8/10

Digital Spy – 4/5

Official Nintendo Magazine – 80%

Destructoid – 7.5/10

FNintendo (Portuguese) – 7/10

Are you still planning to pick this up ?

#2 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

Oh man, that's rough. The trailer that was released a while back looked great.

#3 Posted by Morningstar (2163 posts) -

I thought this one might be good...

#4 Posted by SharkEthic (1049 posts) -

#5 Edited by Humanity (9263 posts) -

Exactly what I instantly thought about. I miss that dude.

#6 Posted by mercutio123 (471 posts) -
@humanity said:

Exactly what I instantly thought about. I miss that dude.


Fuck man that's the first time I've heard Ryan's voice since he passed. what a great dude

#7 Posted by Chaser324 (6550 posts) -

I didn't really think any of those trailers looked good, but I've been totally checked out of this franchise since Sonic Adventure 2.

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#8 Posted by csl316 (8685 posts) -

I kept saying that it wasn't looking great. Just slow paced with poor level design. Sucks, I loved Generations, man.

#9 Edited by ProfessorEss (7377 posts) -

I thought this one might be good...

Classic.

#10 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5515 posts) -

Bummer for Sonic fans.

#11 Edited by BeefyGrandmole (351 posts) -

I thought this one might be good...

Haha good one dude

#12 Posted by BBAlpert (1475 posts) -

The part that people always tend to forget is that "but this one looks like it'll be good!" is not a sign of a game breaking out of the Sonic Cycle, it's part of the Sonic Cycle.

#13 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@bbalpert:

What about Colors or Generations? Those ones were actually good, according to the reviews.

#14 Edited by MEATBALL (3244 posts) -

Hump a dump sonic cycle. The worst part of all this is that the phrase Sonic Cycle continues to be a thing and people will continue to dismiss anything that looks promising based entirely on that without any actual thought while screaming "SEE I WAS RIGHT" - not that I can blame them when this is how things turn out.

#15 Posted by Sweep (8862 posts) -

I'm really surprised and disappointed.

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#16 Edited by Humanity (9263 posts) -

@meatball: I dunno man, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me, fool me 6 times and what are you even doing dood not cool.

#17 Edited by MEATBALL (3244 posts) -
@humanity said:

@meatball: I dunno man, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me, fool me 6 times and what are you even doing dood not cool.

Yeah, I guess, I'm mostly just annoyed because this is the first time I've actually been interested in a new Sonic game, and yet it looks like it's the worst major (retail) release in years.

#18 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

Sonic Generations was ok for a nostalgic trip. I think that gave me my Sonic fill for the next 20 years.

#19 Posted by CitizenCoffeeCake (534 posts) -

I thought Generations was great, I still might pick this up when it hits the bargain bin.

#20 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

But what about God is a Geek? They gave it an 8/10!
And ONM did the same thing basically!

Are you saying the lord of sci-fi is wrong?
Are you saying the Official Nintendo Magazine is wrong?!

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#21 Posted by Yadilie (380 posts) -

@zeforgotten: I personally go to ONM for all my unbiased reviews for games only coming out on Nintendo consoles.

#22 Edited by Giganteus (185 posts) -

And yet there were still peeps acting like this one was going to be different. And they'll do it for the next one, too. Ryan was spot on. Watch.

#23 Edited by jimmyfenix (3855 posts) -

@humanity said:

Exactly what I instantly thought about. I miss that dude.

Fuck man that's the first time I've heard Ryan's voice since he passed. what a great dude

What a great bombcast moment.

#24 Posted by JackSukeru (5913 posts) -

I did always think it looked like a step back from Generations when I saw the game's trailers. Not that I thought that Generations was great or anything, but getting there. Looking at some video reviews though, it really does look great visually.

#25 Posted by TheHT (11284 posts) -

Is it a bummer? Really?

#26 Posted by Hailinel (24830 posts) -

There are a lot of 7 and 8/10s on in that list, which doesn't strike me as horrible in any way. Not sure what to think here.

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#27 Posted by iAmJohn (6120 posts) -

Based on what I played at Comic Con last weekend, I'm not surprised the scores are all over the place. The physics and controls don't exactly function like you'd think a Sonic game would and they felt really loose. And the levels they had in the demo had some really cool stuff going on in there, but most of the stuff in the environment or the other paths felt superfluous. I was hoping it was one of those things where it would make more sense with some more time with it, but it looks like the reviews are just justifying a lot of those fears I had. It seems like a game with a lot of good ideas but the execution isn't quite there. I'll probably still pick it up, though.

Actually I am surprised about the 3DS scores - I played that at Comic Con too and it seemed much better. Controls were way tighter.

#28 Edited by Brendan (7811 posts) -

There seem to be some good reviews in there so I'm not sure that, judging by your evidence, this seems like an unmitigated disaster. Smoosh em all together and it looks middling.

#29 Posted by jimmyfenix (3855 posts) -

@theht: To non wii u owners ? NO Sonic has not been good in years!....To Wii U owners who have no games to play ? probably yes.

#30 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@yadilie said:

@zeforgotten: I personally go to ONM for all my unbiased reviews for games only coming out on Nintendo consoles.

Exactly!

On a more serious note, most of those reviews seem to be giving the game low scores because of a "learning curve".
So Sega here's one for the future.
People want their hands held even more than that Prince of Persia game that literally held the main characters hand whenever he did something bad.

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#31 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3845 posts) -

@mercutio123 said:
@humanity said:

Exactly what I instantly thought about. I miss that dude.

Fuck man that's the first time I've heard Ryan's voice since he passed. what a great dude

What a great bombcast moment.

I love the part where Jeff and Dave say "Sonic CD was great!" Ryan: "That was 1996"

#32 Posted by TooWalrus (13203 posts) -

How is that a bummer? How could you have possibly thought this was going to be anything but garbage?

#33 Posted by JayEH (533 posts) -

Doesn't this happen with most Sonic game though? (People get real hyped then are disappointed)

#34 Edited by Yummylee (21658 posts) -

How is that a bummer? How could you have possibly thought this was going to be anything but garbage?

Because as already mentioned in the thread, Sonic Colours and Generations before it were both well received.

#35 Posted by TooWalrus (13203 posts) -

@yummylee said:
@toowalrus said:

How is that a bummer? How could you have possibly thought this was going to be anything but garbage?

Because as already mentioned in the thread, Sonic Colours and Generations before it were both well received.

I didn't realize people thought those trailers looked good. They seemed to be trying to sell you this game based on the world of Sonic, the 'deadly six' and Sonic's battitude. Unlike Color's or Generations, there was no real sensation of speed in any of those trailers. Sometimes I actually forget people dig modern Sonic like... as a character.

#36 Edited by MocBucket62 (1229 posts) -

Man, what a disappointing year for Sega. First they seemed to have underwhelming review scores for their big name strategy games. Company of Heroes 2 may not be considered a universal disappointment, but wasn't considered as good as the first. Rome II was considered a disaster launch that effected the way people reviewed the game (lowest scored Total War game).

And now Sonic is becoming a disappointment with Lost World, which stinks because the Wii U needs quality exclusives. Then again, should we be disappointed when the Sonic Cycle has some scientific proof that this would happen?

#37 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4209 posts) -

Radical.

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#38 Posted by GunstarRed (5189 posts) -

I'm at the end of the game and I wrote some of my other thoughts in a blog. I think some of the lower scoring reviews are a little harsh. The Destructoid review feels like the most accurate. I have had fun with the game and there is a bunch of stuff to like about it, but the most disappointing thing is how it feels like a step back from Generations and Colours.

#39 Posted by Random45 (1212 posts) -

Averages out to be about a 6 for the 3DS version and a 6.5 for the Wii U version. Not necessarily terrible, but not amazing either. If you like Sonic, chances are you'll like these games.

#40 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

At this point, does anyone really expect a good Sonic game?

Also, what's up with putting a space before punctuation? I see that more and more recently. Is this actively being taught somewhere?

#41 Edited by Snail (8606 posts) -

I still want it.

But God damn, just when things were looking good for the franchise. This could have been a praised title. It should have been!

So, if not even Nintendo's involvement can bring it back to stardom, what can? Nintendo made even Silicon Knights not only not shit, but great. This franchise isn't beyond redemption I don't think, but I guess it takes a lot to bring out the full potential in it.

It's probably as simple as a change of developer (that's not Bioware and won't make an RPG out of it).

#42 Posted by AlexW00d (6275 posts) -

This is the first I have even heard of this game, and it's that it's not very good. This does not surprise me.

#43 Edited by 49th (2758 posts) -

All hail the Sonic cycle.

#44 Posted by iAmJohn (6120 posts) -

@yummylee said:
@toowalrus said:

How is that a bummer? How could you have possibly thought this was going to be anything but garbage?

Because as already mentioned in the thread, Sonic Colours and Generations before it were both well received.

I didn't realize people thought those trailers looked good. They seemed to be trying to sell you this game based on the world of Sonic, the 'deadly six' and Sonic's battitude. Unlike Color's or Generations, there was no real sensation of speed in any of those trailers. Sometimes I actually forget people dig modern Sonic like... as a character.

Call me crazy, but the fact that they slowed it down was the entire reason I was excited for this game.

#45 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2390 posts) -

Meh. I don't own a Wii U so I'm not super bummed. I'll stick with Sonic Adventure 2, CD, and Generations whenever I finally cave and buy that game.

#46 Posted by punkxblaze (2985 posts) -

I dunno if you guys know, but the Sonic Cycle hasn't really been an applicable thing since 2006, what with Unleashed, Colors, Generations, and arguably Sonic 4 episode 2 (and for some people, 1 as well) ranging from pretty good to great.

#47 Posted by kindgineer (2728 posts) -

Still going to pick it up once I finally get a Wii U. I learned a while ago that internet reviews often time reflect qualities I couldn't give a damn about. From what I played from the demo, it was a blast.

#48 Posted by JJOR64 (18995 posts) -

Looks like the Sonic Cycle continues again. Still, I'm going to pick it up. I still think it looks cool.

#49 Posted by jimmyfenix (3855 posts) -

@punkxblaze: Those games are decent but for the love of god do not play

Sonic 06

#50 Posted by UngratefulDead (72 posts) -