Review: Sonic Colors (Wii)

Sonic the Hedgehog is a controversial series. It has a horrible reputation thanks to Sonic ’06 and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. But people seem to overlook Sonic’s greatest games, such as Adventure 2, Unleashed, and this one, Colors. Why? Because, to be honest, Sonic’s greatest games aren’t all that perfect.

Sonic Colors definitely gives you a good first impression. This game was a birthday gift and I absolutely lauded everything I saw. After a second playthrough, I realized a handful of MAJOR flaws that my nostalgia goggles seemed to look past. Do those flaws ruin your experience? Well, no; but they still get on your nerves.

The worst part about Sonic Colors is that it’s pretty short. Assuming you have alot of free time, you could complete it in a matter of days. However, Sonic Colors has quite alot of replay value, assuming you want to get an S Rank in every level, and play as Super Sonic.

One other flaw is that not all of the levels are “boost-to-win”. You would think this is a godsend, but Sonic’s 2D levels are absolutely atrocious. First of all, the way Sonic moves is quite slippery, and you should expect many unfair deaths because of a poorly timed jump.

Sonic’s good levels are few and far between, but when they’re good, they ARE good. It gives you a feeling of freedom when you zip through the levels, destroying every evil robot in your path. Speaking of destroying robots, the boss battles in this game are abysmal. The reason why is because they’re too easy. Also, the second half of the game RE-USES some bosses!

But where this game shines is the graphics, the professional voice acting, and the absolutely beautiful soundtrack.

So, is Sonic Colors for you? Yes, but don’t come expecting a work of gaming art. The best way to describe this is a…. normal game.


Author: MrBreada

Gaming man. I update my blog biannually.

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