Well it's been awhile since I last picked up a Sonic game but something about this one gained my interest. Probably due to SEGA's announcement they were going to introduce some 2D elements in to it.
Immediately the thoughts rushed back of the MegaDrive era but in HD, sadly though the chaps at Sonic Team strayed away from that thought and instead introduced a massive purple "Werehog". That was their first mistake.
Secondly I'm not sure who tested the game but the camera angles are horrid, at some points if you go too close to the wall you are welcomed to a massive black screen! Not exactly what I was after!
Still with the negatives out of the way this Sonic game does seem like they are heading in to a better direction from the previous titles. The HD introduction really is something special and a great way to make you feel at ease for buying a HD Ready TV!
The voice overs are OK, some are a little hard on the ears but if you wanted to listen to the Japanese voices instead you can, as SEGA have allowed you to pick either English or Japanese voicing which is a nice move.
Probably where Sonic Unleashed shines the most is the soundtrack. Most of the tracks will have you humming at least along to. Even now if I play the old Sonic titles you can't shake that theme tune playing along and Sonic Unleashed is very much like that too.
For those of you who are interested Sonic Unleashed does come bundled with trophies, some easy some will have you pulling your hair out for! It does add some more time in to the game which is always a plus in my eyes.
Overall if they took away the Werehog levels and stuck purely with the real fast paced action of the Sonic stages Sonic Unleashed would of easily faired higher on the rating. As it stands now Sonic Unleashed has made some great advancements from previous titles but has failed to shake off those slighty annoying traits which keeps it from being a great game.