Good Sonic Games

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Posted by saoakden (190 posts) -

Yes, I know this seems like a shock. But I'm wondering, has Sonic the Hedgehog have any good games worth playing?

I've only played a couple of Sonic games and they can use some work, but I want to play the games that are worth playing.

I've played Sonic Heroes, Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Riders. Sonic Heroes was ok, the other two could use some work. Shadow the Hedgehog really can use some work.

So if anyone can please recommend some good games please I appreciate it. It can be on the handhelds or the consoles.

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#1 Posted by saoakden (190 posts) -

Yes, I know this seems like a shock. But I'm wondering, has Sonic the Hedgehog have any good games worth playing?

I've only played a couple of Sonic games and they can use some work, but I want to play the games that are worth playing.

I've played Sonic Heroes, Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Riders. Sonic Heroes was ok, the other two could use some work. Shadow the Hedgehog really can use some work.

So if anyone can please recommend some good games please I appreciate it. It can be on the handhelds or the consoles.

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#2 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

Sonic 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles.

Don't bother with the rest. Saying "they could use some work" is a severe understatement.

A lot of people will probably recommend Rush, Sonic Adventure, Colours and Generations.. but they're no better than the other recent ones, in my opinion. They're all still poorly designed, and merely range from poor to mediocre. Don't waste your time.

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#3 Posted by JJOR64 (19692 posts) -
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#4 Posted by vaiz (3065 posts) -

The originals are ace. Sonic Adventure 2 still has some merit. Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations are good. Never play the game that came out on 360 and ps3 in 2006. It's one of the worst games ever.

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#5 Posted by saoakden (190 posts) -

@punkxblaze: I know, I've seen some videos for it. I got excited it for it when it was going to come out but then I saw some reviews and some videos and I was kinda pissed.

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#7 Posted by Grissefar (2904 posts) -

I just played Generations up to the 9th and last(?) level and what a useless piece of shit that is. Thank God I didn't buy that junk. There's so many things wrong with it that I get kind of worried when people say it's the best Sonic game in a long time.

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#8 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

Don't bother with the rest. Saying "they could use some work" is a severe understatement.

What about Sonic CD (in addition to what you've already said)? Also, while Colors could still use work, it at least showed that Sega was learning and going in the right direction with the series.

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#9 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: I was never a fan of CD. Metal Sonic and the cool intro/ending were good, but meh. It seemed to be designed to be a pinball table, more than a platformer.

Colours and Generations were at least steps in the right direction, yeah. Just still far from actually being good.

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#10 Posted by Rehtayne (131 posts) -

As a fan of the series since early childhood, I suppose my opinion might be a little biased.

That said, I would recommend the usual Sonic 1 - 3&K. For something a little more modern, the Rush series as suggested above can be good fun, and both Colors and Generations are solid 3D outings. I personally thought Colors was better, but I definitely had fun with both titles.

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#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind:

I still thought it was pretty cool. The time travel forced you to pay attention to the level design, and getting 100% is less involved than I once thought.

Agreed on that, though, at least on Colors (I haven't even touched Generations).

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#12 Posted by saoakden (190 posts) -

I've played Colors and I like it so far. Pretty nice game.

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#13 Posted by Iju (6 posts) -

That's easy. All the Sonic games up to '05, and then Sonic Unleashed. That's it. :)

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#14 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@Iju said:

That's easy. All the Sonic games up to '05, and then Sonic Unleashed. That's it. :)

A.) Why did you bump such an old thread?

B.) Seriously? You do realize that you're including games like 3D Blast and Shuffle in there, right?

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#15 Posted by JasonR86 (10182 posts) -

@saoakden:

Sonic 1, 2, 3, and Knuckles for the Genesis.

Sonic 1 and 2 for Master System/Game Gear.

Sonic CD for Sega-CD or the HD remake for XBLA and PSN.

The GBA Sonic games. I can't speak to the PSP and DS Sonic games.

Those are the good Sonic games that I've played. I haven't played all of the newer Sonic games but, of the ones that I have played, there are parts I like and parts I don't like. But none have been 'good'.

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#16 Posted by JasonR86 (10182 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Iju said:

That's easy. All the Sonic games up to '05, and then Sonic Unleashed. That's it. :)

A.) Why did you bump such an old thread?

B.) Seriously? You do realize that you're including games like 3D Blast and Shuffle in there, right?

A)...I didn't realize this was an old thread.

so...huh. I still think I made a fantastic post.

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#17 Posted by ajamafalous (13684 posts) -

Sonic 1, 2, 3, Knuckles, CD. Sonic Adventure 2. Sonic Colors. Sonic Generations.

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#18 Posted by FreakAche (3063 posts) -

Sonic 2, Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic CD, Sonic Advance, Sonic Advance, Sonic Advance 3, and Sonic Rush are all good.

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#19 Posted by inevpatoria (7171 posts) -

Sonic Spinball

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#20 Posted by JasonR86 (10182 posts) -

@HistoryInRust said:

Sonic Spinball

I really, really wanted to like that game. But maaaan I didn't.

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#21 Posted by Ace829 (2106 posts) -

Sonic 1, 2, 3, Knuckles, and 4. Sonic Adventure 1 and 2. Unleashed (daytime levels), Sonic Advance, Sonic Colors, and Sonic Generations. Bam.

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#22 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3053 posts) -

Knuckles Chaotix.

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#23 Posted by Masha2932 (1336 posts) -

Sonic generations on the PS3/XBOX360 and Sonic Colours on the Wii.

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#24 Posted by Arach666 (78 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

Sonic 1, 2, 3, Knuckles, CD. Sonic Adventure 2. Sonic Colors. Sonic Generations.

I would say these plus Sonic Chaos and the advance ones.

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#25 Posted by NMC2008 (1248 posts) -

Ask Jeff or Ryan, I am sure they will give you some insight on Sonic's gams!! *trollface*

Seriously though, I don't like any of the classic sonic games anymore, the bore and annoy me now, I prefer the modern Sonic games such as Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Generations, I hate Sonic Colors so damn much.

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#26 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5777 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

Sonic 1, 2, 3, Knuckles, CD. Sonic Adventure 2. Sonic Colors. Sonic Generations.

Pretty much. Though I can't speak for colors.

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#27 Posted by inevpatoria (7171 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

@HistoryInRust said:

Sonic Spinball

I really, really wanted to like that game. But maaaan I didn't.

After posting this I went and downloaded the iOS app. There is a significant delay between button input and on-screen action. Whew.

Nostalgia is the only reason I mention the game, I suppose. (Isn't that the reason we mention any Sonic game?)

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#28 Posted by Dixavd (2797 posts) -

Sonic Generations, the most diverse and consistent Sonic game out of all of them. Plus it is kept fresh throughout with the unlock system and the fantastic level design.

I would say Sonic Adventure 2 but that is more for nostalgia (even though I really do love the game).

And I can't recommend any other Sonic game as honestly I don't think they are worth playing (but I would recommend getting Sonic Generations which allows you to unlock the original Sonic the Hedgehog in it to try and if you like that level design/pacing then try soem of the others - I just honestly don't think it works anymore and compared to today's standards isn't very good).

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