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Sonic Generations: Worth Buying?


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Hello people.

 

First of all, I would like to say hello :) . I've just joined these forums and I hope to show politeness and good manners in my little stay here :) .

 

So, I'll get right to the point. Is Sonic Generations worth buying?

 

I haven't played a Sonic game since Sonic Heroes because, well, I got interested in other games and the series fell in quality. However, I've heard that Sonic Generations was pretty good (underrated in its own right) and that it's really fun. The game is reasonably priced on Steam and I want to get it but, well, Sonic's got a pretty bad reputation for poor quality games and I don't want to waste my money.

 

I'm guessing you all like the game (being Sonic fans) but I at least want to see your opinions and perspective of things.

 

Thanks again,

 

Purple Parrot.

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A resounding 'yes'.

 

More or less complete lack of plot aside, and the fact that the game does sort of fall flat on its face in the last hour (sadly the last couple of levels aren't very good and the last boss is just painfully bad), it's still a really good game overall.

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Yes, it is a great game to play! I've played it and it was pretty good. The story was pretty lacking but the gameplay was really good for the most part. But I think this should've been in a Status update.

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The story is basically an excuse plot.

Its an excuse for having Classic and Modern Sonic meeting.

Its simple but a lot of people wanted more from the plot. It did had so much potential but honestly I wouldn't let that ruin your experience. Its a solid and fun game and people will at least agree with that.

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Lemmie tell you something about Sonic Generations, its the perfect Sonic game.... at lease in my opinion. Like Sonic 4, its a game for modern and classic fans.

 

If you want spoilers:

 

The story is a simple yet a little dark. Sonic has a birthday party and his friends get sucked by a horrfying monster cotrolled by not only Eggman but also Dr Robotnik. Sonic must save them. but he has Tails and his classic counterpart with him.

 

Modern Sonics gameplay as like unleashed but better. His boost is amazing and it plows into the enimes and you need skills to master. You can get different powerups like super Sonic and unlimited boost. Classic Sonic suprised me. Hes amazing to. His spindash is badass and his levels are fun. Plus you can buy the homing attack and it makes classic Sonic even more badass, You can also buy water sheilds and flame sheilds.

 

Thats my opinion but I would say get this amazing game!

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It's a pretty damn good game. Sonic controls satisfyingly and the levels are designed well. The visuals are bright and colorful, and the soundtrack is a definite treat.

 

It's a celebration of 20 years of Sonic and doesn't go much further than that. The story is barebones, and the replay value comes in the form of 5 missions per stage, in both classic and modern flavors. There are a few stinkers in the mission pool but for the most part they're fun little diversions.

 

 

Since you're looking at the PC version, I might suggest exploring the modding community a bit, specifically the fantastic Unleashed Project, which ports the Daytime levels from Sonic Unleashed into Generations, without any of the Werehog bullshit dragging it down.

 

 

All in all, it's definitely worth the price of admission. If you are looking to get it on Steam (Assuming you're in the US, that is. If you aren't, please disregard this), I'd suggest buying off of Amazon as it is half off there and comes with an activation code for Steam. Or, you could spend the full $30 on the Sonic Franchise pack, which basically includes every multiplatform Sonic game that's been on PC in the past 10 years.

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So, Sonic Generations biggest flaw is the poor story? That's hardly a big flaw, half the reason I didn't like Sonic Adventure and Heroes was for the terrible story, voice acting and script. The less story in Sonic the better as far as I'm concerned (assuming the script direction remains as bad as it was back then).

 

Hey, I'll check it out! Thanks for the heads up guys. I'll let you know how I find it.


The story is basically an excuse plot.

Its an excuse for having Classic and Modern Sonic meeting.

Its simple but a lot of people wanted more from the plot. It did had so much potential but honestly I wouldn't let that ruin your experience. Its a solid and fun game and people will at least agree with that.

 

What the heck is Classic and Modern Sonic? There are two Sonics? How much have I missed?

 

I hope the story doesn't go over my head, not like I really care.

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Their only different Sonic's in design really. 

 

Classic Sonic is the Sonic design best familiar with those around the 90's.(Since that was used in almost every Sonic games at that time.)

 

Original 90's look:

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Generations Classic:

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And then Modern is the Sonic model used since Unleashed and up.(Well I guess if you counted 2D art the adventures to a extent) Most modern fans are familiar with this one.

 

Modern:

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Classic Sonic uses his own unique gameplay when playing as him(they are both playable from the start). Classic Sonic uses classic traditional 2D platforming.

 

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Modern uses the (what was) current formula of 3D platforming mixed with the boost and some 2D segments that are quicker than his classic counterpart.

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So each level has a Classic and Modern version to it. 

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So Classic is 2D and Modern is 3D, I get that. Sounds pretty cool.

 

Why does classic have a different character though? Why aren't they the same character? Am I missing something really obvious? 

 

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Nah, it's just designs really.

 

Sonic meets himself from the past, that's basically it.

 

 

 

Beginning with Sonic Adventure, Sonic Team decided they wanted to make Sonic taller, a darker blue, and have green eyes. That's really all there is to it.

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Classic Sonic is younger Sonic from the past, and he plays like the 2D Genesis games (Sonic 2, Sonic 3, etc) Modern Sonic is older Sonic from the present, and he plays like the 3D games at the time (Sonic Colors, the day levels in Sonic Unleashed, a little bit of Sonic Adventure). Its a pretty good game. One of the best games in recent memory. Buy it.

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So, Sonic Generations biggest flaw is the poor story? That's hardly a big flaw, half the reason I didn't like Sonic Adventure and Heroes was for the terrible story, voice acting and script. The less story in Sonic the better as far as I'm concerned (assuming the script direction remains as bad as it was back then).

 

Hey, I'll check it out! Thanks for the heads up guys. I'll let you know how I find it.

 

What the heck is Classic and Modern Sonic? There are two Sonics? How much have I missed?

 

I hope the story doesn't go over my head, not like I really care.

 

Adventure didn't have a terrible story though. It gave us some development for Tails and Amy and overall, it made all the stories connect fairly well. Heroes was a bit rough, the story being too basic, the teams fighting for bad reasons and Metal Sonic being the main villain didn't made much sense.

 

I have to strongly disagree with you about Sonic not having a story. Having a decent narritive made Sonic different from Mario and they can be really good if it is written well.

 

I mean why wouldn't you want a story about the 20 years of blue history with all sorts of easter eggs and make fun of itself a bit. The more I think about it, the more disappointed I become of the story Generations have. 

 

The voice actors from Adventure did pretty poor but they got better at Adventure 2 and Heroes, to an extent. Now the voice actors are really good and the voice direction is pretty good.

 

Classic is pretty much the same Sonic from the classic Genesis/Game Gear games while Modern is the Adventure to current Sonic, he's pretty much Classic but has aged. Since you haven't played a game since Heroes, you shouldn't be mistaken if you haven't played the classics that is.

 

So Classic is 2D and Modern is 3D, I get that. Sounds pretty cool.

 

Why does classic have a different character though? Why aren't they the same character? Am I missing something really obvious? 

 

When did Sonic have a fat son blink.png

 

You are aware that Sonic is 15 right?

 

I really don't get why everyone thought Classic is actually Sonic's son, Modern is way too young to have a child and Amy is only 12 guys!? Only 12!

 

Actually, Modern is both 3D and 2D. There will be some 2D segments but you could've wished why they couldn't just go with full 3D with Modern.

 

They are pretty much two versions of the same character, just one's younger than the other. Is it really that hard to comprehend?

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Without a shadow of a doubt, hells yes it's worth buying!

 

You get two unique styles of Sonic gameplay, levels from all across the series remade in their glory, some even better than the originals, and there's a ton of extra unlocklables and hidden goodies in store for you. There's challenge missions galore, some which involve Sonic's friends testing their mettle with/against you, oodles of music tracks that you can use as a level theme once you unlock them, and it's just the epitome of a fan service love letter to any series fanbase.

 

Seriously, Generations is what officially brought me back to the series after a long period of absence. It left such an amazing impression on me, and while there's obviously going to be different strokes for different folks who may not like it, I implore you to try out the demo and see what you think. It's definitely the most polished title in the series and it's still a blast to replay after all these years.

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I would recommend getting the HD and 3DS versions of Sonic Generations.

 

It's a nice little recap of 20 years of Sonic's History.

 

Why get the HD version whne you can get the Steam version that is the same as the HD version but has multiple mods, 60 frames per second if your PC's good enough and has the Casino Ninght Pinball DLC? 3DS version was lazily made and proper rolling physics is the only reason you should get it.

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