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If the time eater is fought by both characters, wouldn't that count as two boss fights?blush.png

Did FinalHazard count as 2 boss fights?

Or did Metal Madness (Not counting Metal Overlord) count as 3 boss battles?

But since it has 2 phases I don't know.

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I'm not he one to sprout out "lolz ign r crap at teh game" but... they're pretty crap.

IGN Green Hill Playthrough:

Remind me how a mostly standard play through without speedrunning like a crazy Japanese proxy child is supposed to signify someone being crap at the game and what significance this has, especially when they walk away with an S Rank.

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Remind me how a mostly standard play through without speedrunning like a crazy Japanese proxy child is supposed to signify someone being crap at the game, especially when they walk away with an S Rank.

That's because S-Ranking is incredibly easy now. Given the fact that they've actually got the game, i'd expect them to play at least better than my little brother.

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What Carbo said. And seeing that fairly standard run through really proves the whole "a lot of the time it doesn't feel like you're playing the game" comment. Yeah, it's just Green Hill there, but it's nothing that's particularly fun to 'play'.

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I don't think it was all that bad? Some of it looked more lazy than actually bad. It could be that they don't have much experience with this level. Green Hill doesn't really require that much input anyway.

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I'm not he one to sprout out "lolz ign r crap at teh game" but... they're pretty crap.

IGN Green Hill Playthrough:

That playthrough wasn't to bad. At least they can actually HOLD DOWN a button.

Was definitely a lot better then there OTHER run with the game.

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Yeah...no. That was fairly standard. We've just been conditioned to players who know the level layout. It honestly looked like the first time we've seen Green Hill Zone.

They've already played Green Hill. This wasn't their first runthrough. They've been playing the game for the past darn year.

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I'm more interested in the screeching sound effect at around thirty seconds in. Maybe I just haven't came to a screeching stop enough, but I don't remember that in the demo.

I'd test it out, but my 360 batteries are still charging at the moment.

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How do we know it is the same player?

Since its being played by either Jack or the other guy doing the review. IGN already had been given incomplete builds prior to making the review.

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I'm more interested in the screeching sound effect at around thirty seconds in. Maybe I just haven't came to a screeching stop enough, but I don't remember that in the demo.

I'd test it out, but my 360 batteries are still charging at the moment.

I noticed that, too. It reminded me of the really cartoony SFX from the 3DS version. Wasn't the one in Unleashed different?

Also, when he was doing tricks it show show how man you've done..

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Since its being played by either Jack or the other guy doing the review. IGN already had been given incomplete builds prior to making the review.

I really don't see why it's so important for people with the stressing day job of having to play numerous games a day, review, write and analyze a plethora of other subjects to master the first level of one single game when doing all but a standard video play through; not to impress players with their mad skills but to show what the game has to offer.

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Would a topic about video game journalism in general be acceptable in the games forum? Most threads seem to be game focused, not culture of gaming.

Anyways, I think it's unfair to lump criticism of reviews in general (or this review) with the people who overreact to scores and want perfect 10's or "omggamesux". I've been a gamer for 20 years, and I've been reading magazines, going on websites and discussing games on forums. I just think all these sites (IGN, Destructoid, Screw Attack, Gametrailers etc) are filled with terrible writers who couldn't pass a college art criticism class. I am happy to see good scores, but I don't trust the 8.5 any more than I did the 4.5.

Most people have been calm and eloquent in expressing themselves, the only people freaking out are telling them to shut up and take whatever they get. I don't see any "bawwing" Sonic fans complaining the score's too low. I just feel that, if I was undecided about the game...I'd have no clue on whether I should buy the game because it's not very informative aside from purely opinionated commentary. As a writer, I find it...insufficient.

Anyways, we beat this up too much. We trounced this dead horse, on to the next one.

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I think IGN's review is quite accurate. He probably liked the game alot, but that doesn't mean you can't critisize the game's flaws because every one of you know that they're in the game. We discuss and debate these things on the forums everyday(controls etc) and it just so happens IGN noticed too, which isn't weird at all. I guess they didn't thoroughly explain the pros and cons in details, i'll give ya'll that. But some of you are just exagurating.

A 7.5 for graphics is accurate too if you ask me. Sonic generations looks good, not great. As they described "Looks great in motion, but not as nice when everything stops. Framerate issues pop up somewhat regularly." The game runs on 30fps and yet it still has framedrops? Beside that it just doesn't hold up with today's standard, and no i'm not comparing it to all that gritty shit.

The 7 for sound may sound a bit too low for some, but honestly some remixes are simply not so great. I personally don't like how they gave most classic sonic stage from the modern levels a sorta "dance" sound. I feel that classic city escape could have sounded much better with a different aproach instead of cash cash being picked to compose it into a generic track. Same goes for other tracks which could have sounded alot better. Planet wisp both versions sound worse than the originals, but what dissapoints me the most is how little creativity went into alot of the tracks.

It's hit and miss with the remixes. But i'm not so impressed with the good ones either but no doubt there are "some" gems among the tracks. The great amount of remixes is still great so i can't complain myself but I do get the score

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I noticed that, too. It reminded me of the really cartoony SFX from the 3DS version. Wasn't the one in Unleashed different?

Also, when he was doing tricks it show show how man you've done..

Possibly the Power Brake skill?

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I don't know what that is (Or want to), but it seems to be just the braking sound.

Nevermind, I your post wrong XD If a mod or something can delete this post, that would be nice. It serves no purpose

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