First Impressions with: Sonic Boom – Rise of Lyric

You know, I’ve been reading Sonic Boom reviews recently and I feel like it’s getting much undeserved hate. I haven’t tried it yet, and I didn’t want to be ridiculed for having a different opinion, so I decided I would wait until I finally got to try out the game.

Thankfully, there was a demo of this game on the Wii U’s eShop, and I couldn’t help but try it out! Is this game the next Sonic 06?, I thought to myself. After finally playing this game, I realized  that, even though I would never want to spend 60 bucks on this, this definitely isn’t as bad as everyone says it is.

The only major flaws I have are with the graphics and music. The music sounds like it’s for a stereotypical action movie or something. And Sonic games are supposed to have the greatest music in all of gaming! This is bland and boring. Maybe this is the reason why this game’s hated so much.

The graphics aren’t as bad as everyone says it is. Definitely not PlayStation 2 or GameCube quality. That’s an outrageous exaggeration!

But my main problems are these two;

  1. It’s not a Sonic game. It just doesn’t feel like one. It abandons what the series is known for. But I always look at games as if they were games. Not games in a series. But playing this and then Sonic the Hedgehog 2 back-to-back…. holy shit! The differences are fucking amazing!
  2. It’s not a “Triple-A” game. People nowadays are spoiled and they expect nothing but absolutely groundbreaking titles full of content and quality. Well, Sonic Boom isn’t that type of game, and I don’t care! I enjoy it. It’s awfully short, but that’s probably because of the fact that I have a demo version.

Also, I’m looking at this game as a whole. This demo was divided into three sections. If you want to see my review of each part, stay tuned for further blog posts. Thanks for paying attention to my opinion, and I shall see you later.


Author: MrBreada

Gaming man. I update my blog biannually.

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