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Sonic Unleashed...rent or buy?

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by TwinTailedFox, Oct 30, 2009.

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  1. Chimpo

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    Man, neither of those has shit on Melee.
     
  2. PC2

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    I still really wish people would stop saying this. The Wii/PS2 "version" is a completely different game, so how can you even call it "watered down"? You may as well call Sonic 2 a watered down version of Sonic CD or something.

    Unless you're referring to the 360 version, which is identical for the most part anyway. :psyduck:
     
  3. muteKi

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    You know what was pretty badass? Sonic 1 for the Master System.
     
  4. corneliab

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    That's a really stupid analogy. Sonic 2 and Sonic CD don't share the same plot, music, and stage/boss concepts.

    The Wii/PS2 version IS watered down. Worse/fewer stages, no 3D hubs, fewer character animations, clunkier gameplay/mechanics, and an obviously much lower budget to work on.
     
  5. Blue Blood

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    Watered down tends to mean the same as reduced. Are you familiar with the Pokémon series? In G/S/C Kanto was watered down. Everything was as was in R/B/Y but much smaller. With Unleashed on the other hand, very little is the same between versions.
     
  6. GeneHF

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    I don't see why people are sugar coating it. Just say it was the inferior version since it was in almost every way.
     
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    I guess it's just based on opinion, but even if the Wii/PS2 version is the inferior version logically speaking, it bothers me that people just automatically denounce it as garbage just because it's not as good/the same. It's still worth playing imo, and definitely still one of the better Sonic games in recent years. Makes me wonder what people would think if it was the only version released. Like, if they're two different games, why should it matter if you get both versions? Just kind of bothers me for some reason.

    Didn't mean to start a whole console war, but whatever. :v:
     
  8. muteKi

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    It has a superior final boss battle, that's for sure.
     
  9. Jimmy Hedgehog

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    You got that right. I prefered the Wii version's final boss battles to the 360 version's. The rest of the game I did prefer the 360 version, but the Wii version was still pretty damn good for what it was.
     
  10. Andeh

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    Wii version's tutorial: Run 10 feet, load another part of the tutorial. Run 10 feet, jump over some stuff, load another part of the tutorial. Repeat.
     
  11. Ayla

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    Personally, I loved Sonic Unleashed. Even the werehog -- which reminded me of a retarded, but still entertaining, God of War rip-off -- was enjoyable for me. Sonic Unleashed, on any console, was the best 3D Sonic game since Sonic Adventure, imo. I'm sure many would disagree with this (like jaded, sell-out game raters and those unable to reconcile the difference between Unleashed and other Sonic games), but I thoroughly enjoyed Unleashed once I got a hang of the controls.
     
  12. Malpass

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    Today, I played it for a bit. I was impressed, though the controls were a bit annoying. I didn't get too far, but even so, I liked it.

    Seems to be worth the £12.99.
     
  13. Zephyr

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    Damn I need to get the 360 version.
     
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    Oh man, that part is so pointless. Even if it was done just to lengthen the game, I'd rather not have to go through 5 minutes of tutorial - as long as the full stages themselves (including the required missions) in the story mode - just to get to the actual gameplay. Bad enough that version doesn't let you skip the lengthy opening cutscenes.
     
  15. Perhaps this is more of a personal thing, but I really enjoyed Unleashed's soundtrack. It broke away from the mundane and over-the-top guitar solos, to having an actual, worldly soundtrack.

    But like I said, that's more of a personal call, as I didn't think the package was that great overall.
     
  16. Zephyr

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    The Wii version sure as hell wasn't worth 50 bucks.
     
  17. Give it a buy ... it's a good game, not bad, not awesome. Just good.
     
  18. Phos

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    You seem to be underestimating how much the Werehog copies God of War. It's not just little things, many key features of the night levels come from god of war. For an example of how closely they copied it, You know how the Werehog can't turn in place, and instead has to move forward to change direction? That comes from God of War. Balancing comes from God of War as well.... Opening doors... Hurting Bosses with QTE's... And again... And I'm sure if you've played it, that you've done the "heavy heavy heavy heavy" combo a number of times. You can do that same combo in GoW and it uses virtually the same animation. You also might recognize this attack from the Dark Moray. That might seem like a superficial comparison, but think about it this way: A giant eel shaped monster attacking you by spinning pat of it's body about an axis. That's pretty specific. To be quite frank, the Werehog verges on plagiarism.
     
  19. Graxer

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    I liked the soundtrack as well. It was amazing! The only thing I didnt like was the repeatitive Werehog battle music.


    I've never played GoW, but now I see what people mean when they compare the two! GoW is the Werehog with weapons. (Or is it that the Werehog is GoW with fists?)
     
  20. I think it's more the second one ... and less blood of course, cause it'd have scared the kids :D.
     
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