Has anyone played the new sonic released for iphone, Wii and Xbox? I got it last night and love it.
Its meant to continue on from Sonic and Knuckles, keeping in its true style. Only problem is there seems to be only 4 stages!
Sonic 4 is actually more of a remake of some parts of Sonic 2 and is part 1 of an episodic release. Almost everyone who knows about Sonic, especially fans of the originals, are very well aware of it's release because it's Sega finally going back to what we've all wanted. While it's still moderately disappointing, it's important we show them that this is the path we all want Sonic to take.
I think the fans actually wanted the movement copies exactly the same as the original Megadrive/Genesis game engine. In that way Sega didn't really do what they wanted. I'm a little less critical of the movement although there are a lot of little changes that weren't really required. Uncurling from a roll, that open legged fall animation after having ran up a 90 degree ramp and instantly stopping when not holding a direction.
It's decent but not anywhere near as good as the original trilogy.
I'm unfortunetly one of those people who think the engine should be as close to the Genesis engine as possible, which means I'll probably never be truly happy with the future of the official Sonic, again.
I was all excited for Sonic 4. I bought Episode 1 and it was a breeze. So much so that I felt like it wasn't worth $15. The physics are horrible (not game-breaking, but really jarring while you're getting used to them) and the game is really short. That is, until you go back and get all the chaos emeralds. But it still isn't worth $15. I'd feel better having paid $10 than $15.
As they say... it's good but it's not right. The problem is they ruined some levels with the intergration of puzzles. I don't like the boss fights, they're a bit cheap, especially the auto-running sections near the end of the game.