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Sonic Generations review live
Generations isn't just the best Sonic game ever, it's also for the fans
Published on 14/11/2011

Sonic Generations was probably the big game this year that I was looking forward to playing. Not only did I nominate it as my most anticipated earlier this year in an article that garnered a surprising amount of attention, but it was also the first game I raced in to see at the Eurogamer Expo this year. Add to that the fact that I caught up on large chunks of the series over the summer thanks to the re-issued games on the Gamecube, and it's fair to say that this year has been all about Sonic for me, despite the now overwhelming desire to play Skyward Sword.

Thankfully, Sonic Generations does not disappoint. Blending 2D and 3D game styles together perfectly, Sonic Generations is a love letter to the fans who have stuck with the series through the tough times of the mid-2000s, while also being a clear indicator that the series has a strong future ahead of it. The nostalgia factor is also huge, with so many little references and nods that you will be finding them for years to come. Quite simply it's brilliant, which is why it is a shame the plot isn't really up to scratch.

Anyway, click on the link on the right to read my full thoughts.

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It's fair to say that Sonic has had a rough time of it recently. Despite repairing some of the damage done in the mid-2000s with the impressive Sonic Colours, which built upon an equally impressive half of Sonic Unleashed, the public perception of Sonic is still recovering from Sonic 06. Sonic Generations not only celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, but it also recaptures exactly what the series was about - fun, and a ridiculous sense of speed. It's the game that proves that Colours did get the series back on track, and sets up a promising future for the hedgehog.

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