253 Comments
Edited by Geveeso

Hope this game is quality...

Edited by Darro

I am interested in getting this anyway since the demo pretty much sold me.

Posted by kenssi

yay

Posted by itsjoncharles

Looks great, and heard many great things from across the web!

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Sonic boom!

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Posted by Moody_yeti

Thats a chubster sonic right there.

Posted by DethandRez

Super Sonic Racing!

Posted by Nemuel

So when will Sega give up on trying to make these kind of Sonic games and stick with the minigame collections, cause i dont see how these make a whole lot of money anymore.

Posted by Flappy

I'm diggin some Sonic!

Posted by streek471

This game kicks ass. Bought it day 1.

Posted by AnotherSomebody

I might have to pick this one up. I had zero expectations for it, but it looks like Sega might have ACTUALLY pulled it off for once.

Posted by ShinSolidus

Still on the fence about this game...

Posted by UltimAXE

About to start up the QL. I hope that you guys are gentle and open minded, because Sonic Generations is legitimately very good.

Posted by Phoenix87

Fuck yes, I've been waiting for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by ChrisOVC

So I'm only getting 360p video right now, is there an option to change that or is giantbomb still having problems with its videos

Posted by PinkSoda

"I don't like how we're starting..."

Posted by Y

Oh great, a horrible voice yelling "hey sonic player, you're stupid, you need to blah blah blah blah".

Posted by FieldCommanderRick

This is just like the Sonic the Hedgehog themed party I had for my 8th birthday.

Posted by spookybarn

God... the music alone is tugging my credit card out of my wallet.

Posted by Animasta

this is going to be so worth 20 bucks

Posted by TheKing

@Y said:

Oh great, a horrible voice yelling "hey sonic player, you're stupid, you need to blah blah blah blah".

Luckily you can shut that off.

Posted by Ethir88

umm Guys... hate to tell you but "Metal Sonic" as you call the blue metal sonic in this video... he was in Sonic and Knuckles, yes first appearance was in Sonic CD but Sonic Team put him in Sonic and Knuckles!

P.S. I still like "Silver Sonic" at the end of Sonic 2 better.

Posted by boxoflawls

nononononononononono

Posted by Tredik

It seems almost criminal that they didn't implement a Chao Garden into this. Easy way to drum up the playtime about 20 hours. That said, I really hope the PC version is up to snuff.

Posted by punkxblaze

Regarding Patrick's comments about the difference in focus between old and new Sonics, I have to say I feel the opposite. Old Sonic placed far more emphasis on exploration and skill, and from knowing the level and getting good at it came the element of speed. Modern Sonic is much more about GO FAST FAST FAST BOOST FAST and linear pathing, which works, but is definitely not focused on exploring. I will concede that Sonic Adventure had a lot of exploration elements in it, but they sort of lost it after that.

Posted by nohthink

I like it! Cool boss fights, Knuckles challenge was dumb but whatever. I dig it.

Posted by Jimbo_N

So just like Sonic Colors the music seems top notch! And just like with that game, that together with the nice mixed gameplay actually makes me want to buy it. This time its for a console I actually care about tho... gah. Can't afford this! damn it! Might just wait and get my hands on the soundtrack if I can I guess

Posted by Aegon
@Tredik said:

It seems almost criminal that they didn't implement a Chao Garden into this. Easy way to drum up the playtime about 20 hours. That said, I really hope the PC version is up to snuff.

It should be some sort of safety violation to add chao gardens into sonic games. Way too addicting. 
Posted by BlazeHedgehog
 And never open your mouth ever again
Posted by TehJedicake

god I hate sonic....

Posted by PerfidiousSinn

Damn it Rise, stop telling me how to play Sonic!

Posted by rrcplus

Marble zone is sonic 1, you're thinking of Marble garden zone from Sonic 3.

Posted by rmanthorp

I want to love again.

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Edited by countinhallways

This looks infinitely more interesting to me than any other Sonic game has in years. Loving the art style and animation quality. And that funky music.

Posted by Sammo21

@Geveeso: The fact is stars Sonic would point to it not being quality.

Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

PLEASE BE RYAN PLEASE BE RYAN

also SONIC, GENESIS WHAT NINTENDISN'T

Posted by beard_of_zeus
@BlazeHedgehog: Fantastic, that's what I was hoping for. Also, you have shown me that you can set the voice-over to Japanese, which is wonderful. I played through all of Sonic Colors that way, and it made the game way more awesome.
 
Speaking of Sonic Colors, it looks like they used that same design for the Modern levels, which is a good thing. I was on the fence, but I might have to pick this up....it's on sale today (only) at Best Buy, and Amazon has it cheaper too. Thanks for the QL.
Posted by RecSpec

@Ethir88: Silver Sonic is confirmed for the 3DS version.

Posted by punkxblaze

Oh god, Ryan's laugh at the end. I'm dying.

Posted by ManiacMaysin

Why do you collect rings in sonic if you just lose them when you get hit?

Posted by RecSpec

This game was pretty good for a Sonic game, first new Sonic game in a long time. I haven't really enjoyed a Sonic game since SA2 (Hated Sonic 4, Colors was meh), yet still found this game to be a blast.

The cutscene before the final boss is a truly amazing thing.

Posted by Alexandruxx

Why is Patrick Klepek on every goddamn QL?

Posted by brehonia

Sonic has always had great art and music direction, and for better or worse the gameplay is like nothing else out there. They've started putting some proper effort in over the last couple of years and it really shows - they're actually making pretty good Sonic games again.

I would recommend this to anyone who has ever enjoyed a Sonic game, and hopefully the next game will appeal to those who haven't too.

Posted by ll_Exile_ll
@punkxblaze said:

Regarding Patrick's comments about the difference in focus between old and new Sonics, I have to say I feel the opposite. Old Sonic placed far more emphasis on exploration and skill, and from knowing the level and getting good at it came the element of speed. Modern Sonic is much more about GO FAST FAST FAST BOOST FAST and linear pathing, which works, but is definitely not focused on exploring. I will concede that Sonic Adventure had a lot of exploration elements in it, but they sort of lost it after that.

Exactly, this is 100% accurate. Overall, the general lack of knowledge and understanding of Sonic games in this quick look, especially from Patrick, kind of bothered me. Of course they are entitled to their opinon, but complaining that the game lacks speed when the problem with most Sonic games from the past years is that they forgot their platforming roots and focused only on speed makes no sense to me. Also, that comment Patrick made about Mario being a real platformer and sonic being a speed based game with platforming elements is way off. The 2D mario games consisted of walking right and maneuvering obstacles, the 2D Sonic games consisted of branching paths, and challenging platforming, with the faster paths requiring more platforming skill.
Posted by Crushed

"The classic games were more about speed, the modern ones more about exploration."

Oh man Patrick is going to get ripped to shreds for that.

Posted by Maajin

@BlazeHedgehog said:

And never open your mouth ever again

YES!!! I was thinking "oh god, this would be perfect if it weren't for that annoying tutorial creature."

I want to play this game! Does that make me a bad person?

Posted by drag

i would like to hear a few more minutes of patrick trying to pronounce echidna

Posted by formated4tv

Old Sonic in the screenshot from the QL looks like Mickey Mouse to me for some reason.

Posted by TheYear20XX

Knuckles digging mini-games? NO. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Posted by RuneseekerMireille

Wow, it seems Sonic Team has turned over a new leaf since Sonic Colors! This game looks pretty great! The music is also incredible; anyone know if they plan on selling the soundtrack?

I think I might get this!

Also, they should have had Dr. Robotnik and Eggman team up to take Sonic down in this game!