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Sonic Unleashed

Released on 28 November 2008

Rating: 7+ (PEGI)

3.0 out of 5 (14 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Sonic is truly in a world-wide race against time... as the sun sets, a new adventure awakens.

In this new adventure, Dr. Eggman is up to his evil antics again, in his quest for World domination. He unleashes a powerful ray that not only divides the world into several continents, but has an unexpected transformation on Sonic's state.

Sonic must travel across the globe, completing action-packed stages to retrieve the power of the Chaos Emeralds to ultimately save the world... and himself! Sonic's world has been transformed, courtesy of a powerful new game engine that delivers the tight gameplay of a 2D sidescroller in stunning, picturesque 3D environments. Sonic Unleashed takes everything you know and love about Sonic and upgrades it with spectacular scenery, new combat powers, an unexpected storyline, and, of course, blistering speed.
  • Introducing the all-new powerful Hedgehog Engine that delivers a revolutionary gameplay experience, combining ultra realistic graphics with seamless transition between 3D to classic 2D high-speed action.
  • Accelerate to super speed with Sonic Boost, avoid obstacles instantly using Quick Step and accelerate around corners with Speed Drift - this is Sonic at his fastest!
  • Journey and explore seven unique, rich and vibrant continents - sprint across cobbled streets or race through lush jungles on a quest to save the world.
  • With a massive world as Sonic's new playground, follow multiple paths and routes that presents different encounters, rewards and obstacles at every turn, as an unexpected storyline unfolds.
  • Sonic's transformation brings new powers of combat and movement, giving an innovative and challenging Sonic experience.

customer Reviews

 Average rating (14 reviews)

 Save these software engineers

| | See all toastinski's reviews (2)

Do not buy this product. The people who made this game have clearly never owned or used a wii. By wasting your money on it you will make them think they have some 'skills' and they may make another game that you could waste time and money on. If you need to get rid of your money either send it to me or even better, burn it and send the video to these guys with a letter begging them to find a different job. I'm thinking with the level of forethought and planning displayed in this game the government or the civil service would suit them. Sorry guys it is that bad, really. Looks good though....

 Sonic goes back to his roots with a return to 2D! Sort of...

| | See all Wiiloveit's reviews (18)

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In this sequel to the long running franchise, Sonic must retrieve the Chaos Emeralds to piece back his home planet after his nemesis Eggman blows it apart, unleashing a Dark Gaia force. This force turns Sonic into a Werehog at night, completely changing both Sonic's appearance (not his personality, mind) and the gameplay. The story should keep kids entertained, which is a good thing since there are plenty of un-skippable cutscenes which have been well rendered and annoyingly voiced with the usual American accents that everyone (who isn't American) has come to hate.

The main problem is that most of the game feels like it's been designed for kids. That's fair enough, but what's left for the veteran Sonic fans? Well, Sega seems to think that adding in the odd 2D side scrolling sections in the daytime sections will keep us all happy. Sadly though, these sections involve little skill, and are much less challenging than the proper 2D versions. This isn't to say that the daytime stages are all that bad though, since they are pretty good fun to play through. The fast speed, excellent controls and several "hidden" paths all add layers of depth which will then add to the core gamer's delight, but the problem is that these stages don't offer that much challenge, and still feel like a kids game in terms of difficulty.

The other half of the game (by which we mean the night-time stages) aren't quite as good as their daytime counterparts, since they offer absolutely no classic Sonic moments whatsoever. In fact, you could trick the player into thinking they are playing a new Jak and Daxter game by replacing the rings with Precursor Orbs and replacing Sonic with Jak. These night time sections involve you walking around (or running by tapping the joystick in the appropriate direction twice - although this is very awkward to handle) stages, stopping every now and then to do the odd bit of pole swinging and jumping.

One of the main parts of the night stages are that you'll often encounter enemies that you must defeat before you are allowed to continue. Several of these will spawn at once, and with a few taps of the attack buttons or a few swings of the remote and nunchuck (depending on which control scheme you are using - we strongly recommend either controlling these sections with a traditional control style, or not playing at all) they'll all die fairly quickly. For beat-em-up fans, these sections may be fairly appealing, but they weren't for us.

The sad thing is that the night-time stages occur a lot more than the daytime levels, with three of them (each lasting around seven or eight minutes) to play through at once, compared to the measly five minute play through on a daytime level, followed by a quick mission or two (where you play back through a section of the level you just completed, with an objective such as "don't hit the jars"). There are the odd extra missions to complete when you wish, but these aren't entirely necessary to complete the game.

In addition to all this there's also an awkward menu interface thrown in to keep you "entertained" where you talk to villagers to find out where to go next, but otherwise there's little else to do other than find all the collectables, which have supposedly been hidden (for an example of how well most of them are to find, imagine a fat man hiding behind a candlestick).

It's all a real shame, since there has clearly been a lot of effort go into the graphics and soundtrack. Basically, this is a game for the kids. They'll (probably) love it, and it shouldn't be too hard for them (levels with glitches not included). For hardcore Sonic fans though, you're going to have to keep waiting a little while longer...

 Sega are on the right track...

| | See all markees's reviews (20)

After playing this for the first time i wasn't too keen on it, but then i went on it again and an hour and a half later, i was still playing so there must have been something right! Even though i heard in reviews that the werehog stages are rubbish, i actually like them as it makes a change from the running around of the daytime sonic. There are a few control glitches with the remote+nunchuck, like if you try and do a homing attack by shaking the remote, sometimes he just flies through the sky and misses :s
The film clips hav amazing graphics - just goes to show how good the wii can be...but then the actual gameplay graphics are quite basic and poor. We've seen what the wii is capable of doing thanks to mario galaxy, so why is it that developers think they can just be like 'oh, it's only for wii, the graphics don't have to be amazing' ?!
It's definitely better than the secret rings, but its still got a bit to go until it can match mario...

 It's not bad, but not a worthy comeback though.

| | See all CRaven17's reviews (1)

While I'll admit this is one of the best Sonic game in years, it's at the same time not a worthy comback for the hedgehog. The Sonic levels (day time) is by far the best edition in the game, believe me, they are amazing! However the Werehog sections of the game are too slow to go through and last 3 times longer than one Sonic level, which is a disapointment. From time to time you'll go through towns, requiring to talk to people gathering information to move on, but most of the time they have nothing useful to say, making it pointless to even go and speak to them. Cutscenes are clean and smooth and looks something of a movie from Pixar. Oddly enough, playing the Werehog makes you think your playing a completely different game entirely. It's a mix between Crash Bandicoot and Mario platforming. You have to work through the bad to get to the good, but in the end, it's worth it just to play as Sonic again. Voice acting is fair enough and the music is excellent, each track fits well with each of the continents you play through. If you want a great Sonic return, this could be it, but remember, the story in this game is apparently something SEGA focused on alot, so the Werehog will come into play quite alot here.

 sonic unleashed

| | See all GemGem93's reviews (1)

I think this game is really goood at first. I couldnt stop playing the game as i wanted to complete more levels. But then i got stuck on on level. And youu cant do anything eles new till you completed the level. And its gets a but repetitve after a while

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Rating7+ (PEGI)