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The Ars review is weird.

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Worst of all, Sega wants Sonic Origins players to pay an additional $5 (or more) to unlock more content. This pricing scheme is bad enough that I wouldn't blame potential buyers for skipping the game altogether.

Just a seriously bad take. The DLC thing is a little shitty yeah, but as a means to not buy the compilation at all? This just smells of entitlement honestly. You don't have to buy it, and you're not missing anything really if you don't. I'm absolutely not saying that this is a little scummy in terms of practice, but I don't think it's quite sane to use this to deny yourselves playing S3K in the best format available. Strikes me as a little pearl-clutchy.

I do agree that they could have added the 8-bit games as a little bonus though.

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4 hours ago, Dreadknux said:

The Ars review is weird.

Just a seriously bad take. The DLC thing is a little shitty yeah, but as a means to not buy the compilation at all? This just smells of entitlement honestly. You don't have to buy it, and you're not missing anything really if you don't. I'm absolutely not saying that this is a little scummy in terms of practice, but I don't think it's quite sane to use this to deny yourselves playing S3K in the best format available. Strikes me as a little pearl-clutchy.

I do agree that they could have added the 8-bit games as a little bonus though.

I can never understand these types of reviews.  Like yeah, I get the pricing for this game is a bit scummy, but if you like Sonic the Hedgehog or you want to play the classic games, what's stopping buyers from buying the game anyway?  Also, even when the prices go down, fans will still buy this game anyway since they are fans of Sonic the Hedgehog or even non fans might be interested in seeing what's the big deal with the classic Sonic games.  The pricing of the games is not exactly going to affect how a potential buyer feels about the games overall.  Sure, some of them might wait awhile for the prices to go down, but the game will still be bought either way.

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The Arts technica review smells like the person reviewing it, had an idea of something they wanted to complain about, and dedicated the whole review around that instead of... actually informing of what's in there and whether it's any good or not.

Yeah mention the pricing stuff, but don't dedicate all/the bulk of your review to it.

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Some reviews that were posted today.

NintendoLife review by Mitch Vogul: "COPE"

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Sonic Origins is simply more of the same, which is both its greatest strength and weakness. On one hand, it’s a near-definitive way to experience four stone-cold classics that represent some of the highest peaks of Sonic's career. On the other, most of these games are already readily available and there aren’t many new features or additions to justify buying them yet again. If you don’t already have a reliable or convenient way of playing these games now, or this is genuinely your first time playing through them, then we’d say that Sonic Origins is the go-to way to experience Sonic’s 2D heyday. Otherwise, we’d encourage you to either wait for this to go on sale or just pass on it.

Score: 8/10

Press Start review by Kieron Verbrugge: "A blast [process] from the past"

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We’ve had plenty of retro Sonic compilations before, and the cynic in me wants so badly to see this as just another in a long line of nostalgia grabs amid the continued futile attempts at modern franchise entries. The thing is, for the first time in ages this feels like a genuine celebration of the blue blur’s beginnings, made with care and a reverence for the source material. Weird Deluxe Edition choices aside, anyway.

Score: 8/10

[Metro] GameCentral review: "Running out of time"

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If you’ve somehow never played a Sonic The Hedgehog game, and want to see what all the fuss is about, then this is a very good place to start. These are by far the best games in the series; in fact, it’s arguable whether any of the others, except for Sonic Mania, have ever come close to the same level of quality and imagination.

That said, there’s a near infinite range of other, mostly cheaper, ways to plays the games and while the changes made here are well intentioned, they’re largely trivial. This isn’t the first Sonic compilation, and it won’t be the last, but while it comes close to being definitive it isn’t quite as polished or distinctive enough to deserve that accolade.

Score: 7/10

Gamers Heroes review by Casey Scheld: "A raw deal"

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Sonic Origins is a raw deal, providing little content with questionable edits. The widescreen support, drop dash, and Mission Mode are welcome additions, but they all come at a (steep) price.

Score: 6/10

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Reviewer aggregate updates:

Opencritic - 78 "Strong", 25 reviews, 76% of critics recommend

Metacritic:

PS5 - 79 "Generally favorable reviews," 24 reviews

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PS4 (2 reviews)

PC (2 reviews)

Xbox Series X (1 review)

Switch (1 review)

Xbox One (No reviews)

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