James LaValle
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9.5-“The ice is coooooold.”

Natalie Schneider
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Natalie Schneider

Can we get the written review allong with the video? I mean just copy and paste the script should do?

Wellsy487
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Wellsy487

Glad to hear that it’s good. Looks like I might get this one. Seems to be getting good reviews.

AndrzejSugier
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AndrzejSugier

Please add the written transcripts of your reviews Jim, I love the video content but sometimes the written stuff is more accessible for various technical reasons

Michael Wolfe
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Michael Wolfe

Sounds about as good if not better than Sonic Generations. I’ll pick it up on PC when it comes out provided the port is up to standards.

Christoph Brinkmann
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Christoph Brinkmann

And hey, no being a werewolf. Or having a human girlfriend. Or just being Sonic Boom. All of which were obviously fucking awful but plenty of Sonic fans will still defend anyway!

Well done Sega, for finally making a Sonic game that intelligent people can enjoy.

Jack Philipson
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Jack Philipson

Apparently the Switch port has a lot of bugs.

Roger Civit
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Roger Civit

Never liked Sonic mechanically and as a character. Still, this game solves one of the issues I’ve always had with the games: it’s widescreen, so you have some time to react to whatever comes when you’re running fast. I mean, the original was a game that was sold on the premise you gotta run fast, yet, you literally could not react as there was physically no time, so you had to memorise the map. That’s poor game design. They also should shift the character to the left end of the screen when dashing right so you have even more room… Read more »

markdavaus
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Awesome. I am keen to play this on Xbox once I get home from my internship.

George
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George

For the love of God! You violent sadist! Must you torture us with that horrible Sonic concert? Have you no mercy?

I love how the different Jimquisition characters give the score! That’s a very nice touch.

White
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White

I mention this because no one has yet. This is a fan game. This is Christian Whitehead’s baby. He is the guy that got ported Sonic to android then poked Sega till they let him release it android. This is his baby so saying Sega can screw it up is a big understatement Christian is the ultimate old school Sonic fan and it is his persistence that gave this masterpiece life, NOT SEGA.

Chris
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Holy fucking shit, thank God for you Jim, and thank God Sega managed not to fuck this one up. I have been looking forward to it since it was announced, having made what everyone tells me was bad choice as a kid to get a Genesis for Christmas near the end of that console cycle instead of an SNES, but I’ve been trying not to follow it too closely for fear of the disappointment I was sure Sega was setting me up for. Now I can just decide whether to get the PS4 version or wait a couple weeks for… Read more »

LegendaryFrog
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LegendaryFrog

9.5! 9.5? You know what that’s going to do the MetaCritic score? You know it can never be a perfect 10 now? All credibility is lost (again) /s

All kidding aside, I’m very glad this game is being so well received. I loved Sonic on the Genesis and I work with two people (in my bay) that are big Sonic fans so I can look forward to a period of elation over anger. Thank God for Jim!

Emyell
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Emyell

Sonic CD also clearly influences this game. The game is still worthy enough to check back on it

Terry Osaurusies XI
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Terry Osaurusies XI

Holy crap, I forgot about that sonic livestream! Haha! …Ehhhh, I’ll probably forget about it again come tomorrow though.

This seems another situation where Jim’s nostalgia (and apparently everybody else’s) doesn’t align with mine. For even though I played them when younger, they never really appealed to me. And playing them when older, they still don’t. Its like I’m an alien when I see everybody else praise them. So I don’t think I will get anything out of this unfortunately. Or maybe fortunately, in the sense my monies are saved for mysterious future ventures…

Shui Gor
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Shui Gor

To be fair, I like Emerald Hill Zone more than Green Hill Zone.

Square Peg
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Square Peg

I’ve heard co-op mode is still total garbage, it’s a shame the game didn’t make a proper split-screen or zoom-out option. Instead player 2 just eats shit all game, like always.

augus
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augus

if it doesn’t include a formal apology for liking sonic 4 it doesn’t count

Bluestreak
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Bluestreak

I guess I’ll have to wait for the video to re-upload. What I’m most curious about is how it compares to Sonic 4 or the Advance series of games.

Galactix100
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Galactix100

I wonder if re-focusing on 2D would be the best thing for Sonic considering that since moving to a 3D focus there have been a lot of shite games released. Maybe they will if Sonic Forces flops. Then again here are enough zealots who’ll defend anything Sonic so who knows?

Jun Kurosu
Member

So its a good game ?

Joshyblogz
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Joshyblogz

This video is unavailable.

Sperium3000
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Even when you’re praising sonic you can’t help but take the piss.

Fallen Prime
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Fallen Prime

I have a friend who’s gonna be very happy to hear this. Hell, I didn’t grow up on classic Sonic but I’M happy to hear it.