Not many icons in the world of games that can be embedded in the hearts of gamers and persist through several generations of consoles. Call it Samus Aran (Metroid), Mario Bros, Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid), or Pac Man. Even the non-gamers were familiar with these figures. But wait, there’s still one more name to miss: Sonic! All will remember the last name I call it? This time it’s good news for fans of this lively hedgehog: Sega celebrates the anniversary of the Sonic-20 by presenting Sonic Generations.
Perhaps many think is not fit to bring the genre classic platforming for next-gen consoles HD tech. Platforming is too small ‘for the ability of gaming rigs modern era. But if you are of the opinion therefore, wrong. Sonic Generations brings platforming to a higher level. Which is different obviously with previous titles disappointing series. Sonic is back dude !
At the beginning of the game, gamers are invited to act directly in the classic 2D platforming. Certainly the environment is already known by veteran gamers who’ve played it 20 years ago. Afterwards came a cutscene about the emergence of creatures ‘time treveler’ giant purple sky suddenly in front of Sonic. The scene switches to a future where Sonic friends who held a surprise party for Sonic’s birthday. In the midst of the feast, the creature appears again in the sky purple and Sonic suck my friends into the portals of time. Of course, the mission of gamers was predictable. Yep, this is a rescue mission.
Overall the gameplay in this game is divided into two: Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic. So, there are two Sonic the present as the main character. The classic comes as Sonic is shorter, chubby, and could not speak. While the modern Sonic has a slightly higher posture, a myriad of new capabilities, and can speak. Two versions of this Sonic will have an impact on gameplay variations are presented. For Classic 2D Sonic, gamers will find style game inspired by Sonic the Hedgehog game that was released earlier in 1991. Gamers are pretty easy task in controlling the main character. Just run, jump and do a spin dash. But as soon as any gamer running, notice the gold ring that has become a trademark in this game. Be careful when dealing with the enemy. If Sonic is not ready, then the ring that has been painstakingly acquired will be scattered everywhere.
Sega felt to play it safe with the level of re-create the original game character complete with bosses and subordinates. And this step was not too bad, can even be said to be brilliant. For a huge fan of Sonic, the ancient nostalgia Could Happen again here, of course, seasoning with additional graphics and sound are much more fun. Not Forgetting also with the Addition of a multi-level design path.
Turning to the Modern Sonic, be prepared for a slightly more complex gameplay. Gameplay is presented is felt more “modern”. Throughout the game will be much was spent through the third person view, where the camera will follow behind Sonic go anywhere. Indeed, at some time there will be a mix between a 3D platforming with 2D platforming. Everything went with fluid. At the beginning of the game, players need to adjust to the transitions that occur, because not infrequently later gamers will often hampered due to different viewpoints. Gamers who need to prepare is good reflexes so that Sonic can reach the final level smoothly because of the many obstacles that are ready tackle the rate of Sonic.
Adjust the level design is modernized, Sonic also has an additional tricks and new capabilities. Modern Sonic can grind, boost, homing attack , and many other capabilities that can be opened later. Gamers can buy power ups for enhancing the ability of Sonic. Although eventually gamers will think that it is useless because the effects are not presented how big.
Players will adventure into nine zones, each of which takes place from some previous games. Each zone is divided into several levels and the two Acts, the Act 1 (Sonic Classic) and Act 2 (Modern Sonic). Both versions of the game have gamers do. Each completed the three zones, so gamers will be faced with a boss battle. Sadly boss battle is presented fairly minimal. This would eliminate the distinctiveness of the Sonic games.
Besides the main missions there will be various challenges or side missions. Gamers can race, collect gold rings, paired with other characters, faces giant Enemies, and the most interesting is the open collection of music and artwork. Music that has been unlocked players can play at any time. So if the gamer has a favorite background music, can be played throughout the game.
Visually, what is presented Generations really good. Indeed, the general level design does not bring something fresh, but color as well as additional games knick knacks at various angles to bring a new atmosphere. Each zone has its own peculiarities, so almost no impression repetitive. Agile movements of the blue hedgehog can be handled well too. Additional interactivity into a positive. Imagine when the gamer is engrossed in doing grind , suddenly from the rear there is a giant piranha trying to devour Sonic. Not to mention the mysterious pathways nan unique to gamers explore if keen to see the condition level.
Maybe that can really bring an aura of nostalgia coming from the audio element. Sega did not just snatch a song from the Sonic series before it raw, but they incorporate elements of remixed into it. The music is presented modern sounding but still with a touch of classic rhythm typical Sonic. Quick actions accompanied with music beat faster. Unfortunately, there are deficiencies in the quality of the voice actors are less in accordance with the existing character.
The past decade’s fastest mammal in the world do not have a satisfactory title-if not exactly bad. This time at the birthday-20 Sega brings sweet gift for loyal fans. Generations return the actual gameplay of Sonic the typical platforming genre. Indeed, overall this game is very short, but repeated the level up to get the style to get the exact action that fluid is a certain satisfaction. In addition to the existing shortcomings, this game is one of the best in its class.