By Locke on June 23rd, 2012
So I played and beat Sonic Generations this Thursday, and let me tell you, it was a blast! The game plays well if you’re cautious; some of the later sections can get tricky if you aren’t timing those Homing Attacks or Spin Dashes well. But all in all it’s a good game. Is it better than Sonic Colors? Well…no. I’d have to say that if Sonic Colors was an A in my book, Sonic Generations is a B.
One of the reasons why I thought it wasn’t as good was the fact that it’s level design sometimes betrays your expectations. In some of the stages the camera sets you up to land somewhere when you actually land somewhere else. It’s a bit of a misleading trick, but it’s not too bad. It’s also very short, and the challenge stages that they give you, while entertaining, can be notoriously obnoxious. It doesn’t feel like something you want to do at all. The rival fights are awesome though, and I enjoyed every one of them.
The Classic Sonic levels really make the game. The design here is flawless, my complaints mostly came from the Modern Levels, but here it feels like I’m a kid on a Genesis again. Level paths are varied and fun, you’ll have to play each more than once to get the full experience. It’s probably the most fun I’ve had in this style of Sonic since Sonic and Knuckles on the Sega Genesis.
I recommend Sonic Generations for a good distraction; it’s a fun, short experience that will keep you entertained while you play it, but will probably only make you reach for Sonic Colors again when you’re done. Looks like Sonic Team is really starting to figure it out.