3.5 on Gamespot -- really that bad?

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#1  Edited By get2sammyb

For anyone that has Sonic Unleashed my question is this: is it really as bad as the Gamespot review ("There is no fun to be had") suggests?

Surely not?

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#2  Edited By Discorsi

From what i saw from youtube videos it just looked like the sonic stages were good and the werehog stages were not as good

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#3  Edited By Gary_Jinfield

Considering the history or recent Sonic games...

Shudder. (Flashbacks on Sonic 2006)

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#4  Edited By TheGTAvaccine

Wow, I find that very hard to believe.

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#5  Edited By get2sammyb
Discorsi said:
"From what i saw from youtube videos it just looked like the sonic stages were good and the werehog stages were not as good"
Well I thought the Sonic sections looked great to but this review claims they are "poorly laid out" and badly designed.
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#6  Edited By Drebin_893

I trust them.

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It's GameSpot. It's probably quite fun.

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#8  Edited By CactusWolf

My brother (he's 10) had been playing it, and completed it the other day. The night time levels looked pretty bad, but for what it's worth, the day time ones actually looked pretty entertaining.

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#9  Edited By Willy105

I don't know what to think anymore.

So Sonic for 360 has more Sonic levels, but it's worse than Sonic for Wii. So Sonic Wii has better levels? But there's less of them. And all the Warehog sections are horrible.

I'll wait for Black Knight.

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#10  Edited By HandsomeDead

Sonic judgement is too difficult to gauge these days. Fans of the originals will say anything to make you think the new games are worth anything and that seems to be the case with reviewers as well, not just civilian forum posters.

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#11  Edited By zitosilva

I played a little on the Wii. It's not bad, but it's not good. The normal Sonic parts are fun, but the Werehog are so boring... the only thing that compels you to finish them is thinking "maybe next stage I'll be able to play with regular Sonic again". It's not 3.5 material, but it's not anything special. I don't recomend it.

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#12  Edited By Mario_Galaxy_Fan

The werehog levels take so long and they become boring and a lame addition to add more length to the game.

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Gary_Jinfield said:
"Considering the history or recent Sonic games...

Shudder. (Flashbacks on Sonic 2006)"
Yeah, I agree.
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#14  Edited By clarke0

I have no doubt that Sonic Unleashed is not a good game, but 3.5 is a little excessive.

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#15  Edited By BloodRavyne

I don't think its THAT bad. Lately GS has been very harsh on rating games lately they gave good games pretty low scores. I don't trust them anymore.

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#16  Edited By TwoOneFive

i would like to commend the one and only sole true sonic fan who is a developer at sega who decided to build the daytime parts, because that shit (although still a bit mediocre) is awesome and a step in the right direction. all the other assholes at sega who made the piss pore attempt at a sonic "teen wolf"/god of war game and these ridiculous suck ass cut scenes need to be fired. they are probably the same dudes who have ruined my childhood memories of sonic like 8 fucking times now. 

i have to always go play my old genesis to remind me that it wasn't always like this. 

BloodRavyne said:
"I don't think its THAT bad. Lately GS has been very harsh on rating games lately they gave good games pretty low scores. I don't trust them anymore."
eh, i like it the way they've been, its like they're FINALLY using the 1 to 10 scale accordingly. for so long it really seemed like a 5 to 10 scale, and only the absolutely WORSE games got under 5. now they finally rating games the right way. if a game really does suck then it deserves a bad score. i'm glad theyre doing this. 
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#17  Edited By atejas

People say it's actually alright, daytime levels resemble Sonic Adventure, which I fucking loved.

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#18  Edited By Superchris129

Sega doesn't advertise enough on Gamespot.com to earn a good score. Duh.

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#19  Edited By StaticFalconar

This is why GB has a 5 star rating instead. Because if GB reviewed it it probably would be a 2 or 3 star game. Now a 3.4 converted to stars = 2 stars, which I wouldn't be surprised. The game overall is bad, the number you put next to it means nothing.

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#20  Edited By daniel_beck_90

that game was terrible .

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#21  Edited By wefwefasdf

Most sonic games are terrible. I expected no less.

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#22  Edited By LiquidPrince

That's exaggerating it... It's at least worth what Sonic 06 got.

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#23  Edited By HandsomeDead
StaticFalconar said:
"This is why GB has a 5 star rating instead. Because if GB reviewed it it probably would be a 2 or 3 star game. Now a 3.4 converted to stars = 2 stars, which I wouldn't be surprised. The game overall is bad, the number you put next to it means nothing."
But from that example, with the points directly scaling to stars, it really makes no difference.
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#24  Edited By Rowr

i rented it out.

The first free running level was great. The 50 minutes after that trying to get to the next free running area = fail.

I couldnt do it.

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#25  Edited By JJGIANT
LiquidPrince said:
"That's exaggerating it... It's at least worth what Sonic 06 got."
Maybe the reviewer was just so blind with rage that he had to review another bad sonic game that he did'nt really think things through.

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#26  Edited By thebobster10

Gamespot SUCKS ass at reviewing. They gave LostWinds at 5.5 when it for sure deserved at least an 8.0 rating considering that it was a WiiWare game that happened to have more in it then a retail game. Gamespot sucks.

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#27  Edited By HandsomeDead
robbob88 said:
"Gamespot SUCKS ass at reviewing. They gave LostWinds at 5.5 when it for sure deserved at least an 8.0 rating considering that it was a WiiWare game that happened to have more in it then a retail game. Gamespot sucks."
Thanks for that unbiased opinion.
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#28  Edited By MetalGearSunny

I would not  trust Gamespot even if my life depended on it.

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#29  Edited By JonathanMoore

I have the Wii version. I give it a 5/10, its a good game...when your playing as Sonic, infact, It's an AMAZING game when playing as Sonic, but when your playing as the Werehog it sucks, and your playing as the Werehog more than the Hedgehog, so 5/10 it is.

-- God Bless.

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#30  Edited By Snail

Gamespot was the only one bitching so much about the game so far. It is ridiculous, how could this game have a worst score than Sonic the Hedgehog (PS3, X360) on GS and yet have a way higher metascore?! WTF VanOrd? They are damaging the metascore/gamerankings average, it is a 6.5 or a 7.0, not a 3.5.

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#31  Edited By Cirdain

yeah it is that bad

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#32  Edited By Snail
Cirdain said:
"yeah it is that bad"
No it's not. Check the critic score (6.3) and the user score (7.7) on GS.
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#33  Edited By ManMadeGod

Wait, people really still care about Sonic?

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#34  Edited By h8smikemoore

they should retire the sonic franchise

theres not much you can do with it. he runs. 3d running isnt that good, at that speed.

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#35  Edited By Willy105
h8smikemoore said:
"they should retire the sonic franchise

theres not much you can do with it. he runs. 3d running isnt that good, at that speed."
Shows how much you know.

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