Sonic and the Secret Rings
|Game Name:||Sonic and the Secret Rings|
I’ve just spent my first half hour with the new Sonic game, and I have quite a few impressions on the title. First of all, I feel exactly how I felt after I played the first Sonic for the Genesis. There’s a marvelous wow factor that permeates you with the gameplay and the sense of speed, but there is also a slight feeling incompleteness. Sonic for the Genesis is one of the “almost perfect” games, but I still always felt as if it wasn’t quite as complete as the Mario lineage of platformers. Not because there’s a clear reason for this, but I just felt that way. The feeling came to me with each Sonic game as I played it.
Don’t get me wrong, though. I love Sonic games. They are one of my favorite series by far. I just always feel like they are a little rough around the edges. There’s always a couple deaths I wonder why I had…
Anyway, I loved Sonic 1 -3 and then really liked Sonic Adventure 1 & 2. This game brings the feel back to the first three games which is a nice blast from the past, but I think this will also frustrate some players. The difficulty is up there with the older games, which isn’t impossible, but is a harder platformer than most people are used to.
If you like the Sonic series, you should definitely get this game. Just.. ignore the story as it is a little lame. Why even put in cinematic sequences if they are going to be like that? If you aren’t a Sonic fan, I suggest at least renting the title as the graphics are truly “better than GameCube” and the gameplay is some of the best use of the Wii-mote this far.