Sonic Unleashed DISCLAIMER: NO MORE REVIEW BITCHING
Posted 15 November 2008 - 12:13 AM
Looks very empty compared to the 360 version.
The beginning made it look fun. The Middle made it look average. The End made me want to rent the Wii version for the differences.
All in all, it's nice to see that they are trying to give the same experience over the platforms, but they just are not cutting it. I can see where they try go get you to trick yourself into having shallow RUNRUNRUN fun, but if you screw it up, then you are just left thinking that the area is ridiculously empty.
Also, I was not happy with the lack of badniks. I know it's the first level, but come on...
Posted 15 November 2008 - 12:46 AM
Just watched that Apotos video. I'm sorry, but I hope it's that boring and empty because it's the first level. It just looks...gimped compared to the 360/PS3 versions. I mean, Chip isn't even there when you start the level. The whole level just feels like what would be left after Sonic had already run through the 360 iteration of Apotos. There'd be a couple new paths, but not as many robots because Sonic trounced most of them already.
I'm...actually skeptical. I really do hope it just feels this way because it's the first level.
Posted 15 November 2008 - 12:52 AM
Running up and down buildings, running through glass etc
Though, I'm not a fan of Sonic's lightdash animation. It seems like he just floats across. It's feels slow too.
Edit: Werehogs air kick rush!!! (0:46)
Posted 15 November 2008 - 12:55 AM
On that note, it feels very reminiscent of Radical Highway and Speed Highway (Particularly the 'at dawn' section, visually) from SA2 and 1 respectively, particularly. In which case, people can't really fault the bottomless pits because they make sense locationwise. That high up in a large city, if you fell, yeah, you'd die.
Posted 15 November 2008 - 12:59 AM
Just thought I would let people know if it wasn't already mentioned, if you pre-order on Amazon.com you can get free shipping and five dollars off your order. (Ha...I just saw you can already pre-order Sonic and the Black Knight with a release date of March 10th) Anyway, just use the code UNLEASH5 when you check out.
Posted 15 November 2008 - 03:53 AM
We'll tell if it's good or not then. But amazon are about the only site still saying the date for release is Nov 30th, which is useless considering thats where I always buy from. Hopefully they'll fix that soon.
Posted 15 November 2008 - 04:16 AM
Posted 15 November 2008 - 09:01 AM
But I love the sound Sonic makes when he gets the boost. Griffith has really improved here.
Posted 15 November 2008 - 09:32 AM
Come to think of it, I don't think the Wii Spagonia footage had the full level. The Wii Apotos footage has more than one 2D to 3D transition, unlike the Wii Spagonia level which only had one transition, and there is a boss battle to top it all off. Perhaps the Wii Spagonia we saw was merely a demo and not the full level after all.
Empire City looks great, but I have one thing to note. The boss that was chasing Sonic in the trailer is the same one from the Wii Apotos footage. Anyone think we'll be getting a recurring boss? Maybe the developers decided to pull a Game Gear Ristar and put the bosses in different levels this time.