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#1 Carbo

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:28 AM

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Welcome back.

The Sonic Generations Review topic will serve to list and discuss the reviews of Sonic Generations, upcoming and existant. Any new reviews in? Be sure to post them here.

As an aside, in its final hours, the former Previews Topic became quite unnecessary bloated. As such, extreme deviation from the subject matter is not permissible, and try not to spam up the topic. We trust your better judgement on the matter. Look into the Rule Topic for a list of everything that isn't allowed.

Console Reviews:
Video Games Zone.de = 85 / 100
360 Live (Germany) = 8.5 / 10
Empire Magazine = 4 / 5
Playstation: The Official Magazine = 8/10
GamePro Germany = 87%
M!Games (Germany) = 82 / 100
IGN = 8.5 / 10
SPOnG = 88%
Videogamer.com = 8 / 10
Destructoid = 8 / 10
GamesRadar = 8 / 10
CVG = 7.5 / 10
Meristation = 8.5 / 10
GamingXP = 8 / 10
Metro = 7 / 10
Gamereactor Norway = 4 / 10
Gamereactor Sweden = 7 / 10
Gamereactor Germany = 8 / 10
NowGamer = 8.4 / 10
GamesTM = 7.9 / 10
Jeux Vidéo Network = 16 / 20
Juegos db = 8.5 / 10
3D Juegos = 8.4 / 10
4Players = 83 / 100 (Xbox 360), 82 / 100 (PS3)
Vandal Online = 8.5 / 10
GameInformer = 6.75 / 10
OXM UK = 7 / 10
OXM US = 7.0 / 10
PALGN = 9.5 / 10
1UP = B
Eurogamer Portugal = 8 / 10
Gametrailers = 8.1 / 10
Joystiq = 3 / 5
Cheat Code Central = 4.1 / 5
Eurogamer Spain = 8 / 10
Everyeye = 8 / 10
Eurogamer = 7 / 10
JustPushStart = 4.5 / 5
ClickOnline = 4 / 5
EGM Now = 6.5 / 10
Edge = 5 / 10
The Telegraph = 4 / 5
GameXplain = 5 / 5
GameZone = 9.0 / 10
Multiplayer.it = 8.7 / 10
Spaziogames = 8.0 / 10
Gameshard = 9.0 / 10
Guardian = 4 / 5
UGO = B
New York Post = B
ShopTo = Good
Gaming Irresponsibly = 9.2 / 10
Den of Geek = 4 / 5
Console Monster = 88%
Nave 360 = 7.0 / 10
TheSixthAxis = 6 / 10
Blast Magazine = B-
Digital Spy = 4 / 5
SEGABits = A
Team Xbox = 8 / 10
GameSpy = 4 / 5
We Got This Covered = 4.5 / 5
NZGamer = 6.5 / 10
The Sonic Stadium
Kotaku
GamePro = 4 / 5
MTV Geek
G4TV = 4 / 5
What Culture = 3.5 / 5
Gamerant = 4 / 5
The Gaming Vault = 9 / 10
DIY = 8 / 10

MetaCritic (Xbox 360)
Aggregate: 77

MetaCritic (PS3)
Aggregate: 76

MetaCritic (PC)
Aggregate: -

Gamerankings
Ranking: 77.23%



3DS Reviews:
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MetaCritic (3DS)
Aggregate: -

Keep it spoiler free or you get striked.

Edited by Carbo, 11 November 2011 - 08:20 AM.


#2 frokenok3

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:33 AM

Okay 1st review is up and Generations got 85/100 That's not bad, not bad at all with the recent history in the reviews in consoles.

I thought they will give a bigger score for the sounds. 8 is great but i thought it deserves at least a 9.

#3 Blue Blood

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:33 AM

85% seem like a very fair score for this game. I'm gonna say that mainly because of the number of actual stages vs the number of mission acts, but otherwise everything seems very good. That first review does bring up a point about the story though. Perhaps it, like Colours, is too minimal?

About the 7/10 on graphics... I think that'll probably be to do with stretched and blurred textures, as well as the fact that the game runs at quite a low resolution. It's less that 720p.

Edited by Blue Blood, 24 October 2011 - 11:34 AM.


#4 Neon

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:35 AM

85% seem like a very fair score for this game. I'm gonna say that mainly because of the number of actual stages vs the number of mission acts, but otherwise everything seems very good. That first review does bring up a point about the story though. Perhaps it, like Colours, is too minimal?

About the 7/10 on graphics... I think that'll probably be to do with stretched and blurred textures, as well as the fact that the game runs at quite a low resolution. It's less that 720p.


Although you could interpret it the other way around. They could be saying that the story wasn't needed.

#5 Blue Blood

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:38 AM

Although you could interpret it the other way around. They could be saying that the story wasn't needed.

Which is, as usual a terrible point of review (especially if it is minimal) and so I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt.

#6 Johnny the Tyrantrum

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:38 AM

85% ? Looking good so far!

#7 Marcello

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:40 AM

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Yay, topic's open!

A couple days ago, I bought a magazine with the first German review. There's a bit of kinda-new information in it, but first the score and and Pros and Cons.
Graphics: 7
Sound: 8
Controls: 8
Total: 8.5 of 10

Pros:
-Fast paced
-Lot's of unlockables
-Different paths
-Completely dubbed in German with the professional Sonic X actors

Cons:
-The approximately 30 frames per second slightly slow the pace of the game
-Few Boss fights
-Camera ocassionally unreasonable
-Loading times could be shorter
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Unlockables: 14 character biographies, 50 pieces of music, 130 concept-arts and 13 videos
A few skills: Run faster under water, lower loss of speed while going up slopes and 8 more
Sonic 1 will cost 7777 points
Chaos Emeralds seem to be obtained from bosses: "(...) Or the fight with Metal Sonic to get one of the seven magical Emerald-Crystals (lol)"

Main game (9 Zones, 18 acts) will take about 4 hours, adding missions, Emeralds etc, 3 more. Not sure if this means collecting the Emeralds has nothing to do with the story. Might be that you have to recollect them to use SS in stages. But I dunn

And there's a bit on the CE. The statue is 15cm and the ring is about 4 cm in diameter.

Spoiler


Sorry it took so long, I was playing Pikmin =P

Edited by MarcelloF, 24 October 2011 - 11:51 AM.


#8 Carbo

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:42 AM

Magazine is called 360 Live I take it? Putting it up in the OP.

#9 frokenok3

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:45 AM

Hmm, another 8.5/10. Great! I kinda agree with the bosses con. I don't really have an opinion about the camera cause i haven't played the game. Graphics another 7/10. The graphics look gorgeous to me. =/

That's a lot of unlockables too. :)

#10 Marcello

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:48 AM

Magazine is called 360 Live I take it? Putting it up in the OP.

Yeah, forgot to say.

One more thing. Going by the different prices on the cover I'm guessing it's only for Germany, Austria, BeNeLux(Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg), Italy and Switzerland, but there's a contest to win the 20th Anniversary statue. You just have to send an e-mail to moritz@360-live.de with the answer to the question "What does SEGA stand for?" (It's Service Games) and your address. It goes to the 15th November.

Edited by MarcelloF, 24 October 2011 - 11:55 AM.


#11 Soniman

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:53 AM

Ah, we're off to a good start.This is promising

#12 HUNTER297

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:59 AM

Scores are pretty good so far. 8.5? I bet some reviews will be 9/10!

About story. Well that was kinda expected. I think writers should make more complex story next time.

About unlockables. 14 chars? So:
-Sonic
-Tails
-Knuckles
-Amy
-Metal Sonic
-Shadow
-Rouge
-Cream
-Silver
-Blaze
-Espio
-Vector
-Charmy
-EGGMAN

So Big and Omega get left from Bios too :(

#13 ChikaBoing

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:00 PM

There's supposed to be alot of Insider Jokes in the Cutscenes. Kind of a given, but at least it may won't be as flat as colours.

Edited by ChikaBoing, 24 October 2011 - 12:01 PM.


#14 Megabox91(Renzy)

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:06 PM

The first review I felt that Sonic Generations kind of got robbed out making it into that 90% spot. But oh well you can't win them all and 85% is a B+, pretty good

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:24 PM

What?Graphics 7?To me it's 10!!What more do they want from graphics!How more it can look better?

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:26 PM

What?Graphics 7?To me it's 10!!What more do they want from graphics!How more it can look better?


In today's gaming if game doesnt have UBER REALISTIC GRAPHICS!!! Then reviewers say that graphics are bad. Its just sad.

#17 Blue Blood

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:28 PM

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What?Graphics 7?To me it's 10!!What more do they want from graphics!How more it can look better?

Use higher res textures, map them better so they don't stretch, up the resolution, up the framerate. Whether or not all of that is possible doesn't matter, those things still take a toll on the graphical quality overall. I'd say an 8 is more fitting than a 7 though.

EDIT: I wonder how many people will ignore this and instead make sour comments about realism...

Edited by Blue Blood, 24 October 2011 - 12:34 PM.


#18 Neon

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:28 PM

What?Graphics 7?To me it's 10!!What more do they want from graphics!How more it can look better?


Not enough grey.

#19 mclaren6

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:31 PM

Since when was a 7 bad?
Maybe its not as high as people expected, but it certainly isn't BAD. 7 is what I'd call Decent to Good, that sort of area.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:45 PM

Not looking forward to Joystiq's review of this game...




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