Basically, when fans see a new Mario game, we welcome it with open arms, but when we see a Sonic game, we pretty much try to keep it at arm’s length. Sadly, Sonic was once a huge icon, but is now falling on hard times since they keep experimenting with Sonic, and keep failing. The latest game they have come up with is Sonic Unleashed. This time, Sonic has become as fast as he was during the 16-bit era of video gaming, but with an added twist. During the nighttime, he becomes a were-hog. During the night phase, it turns into more of a plat former game like Legend of Zelda, and then into a ‘run as fast as you can’ game like the old Sonic games. Now, this game kind of reminds me of Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess where Link turns into a wolf during parts of the game. This bugs me in a way since it’s like Sega is copying a Nintendo idea.
Overall, it looks fun and interesting, but I don’t think I want to buy it even if it is good. I think Sega should bring back their old icons like Ristar and Vectorman and put them on the 3D map of gaming.
My final conclusion is that it deserves at least an 8 out of 10 because of their almost complete attempt to bring back the old Sonic.