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Mon, 02 Mar 2009 00:08:22
Well I cant just go by scores cause so many reviewers just hate Sonic. Its mostly impressions from other sonic fans as myself that I go by.
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Mon, 02 Mar 2009 02:47:53
The blind leading the blind...

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Mon, 02 Mar 2009 06:49:07

Foolz said:
The blind leading the blind...

LOL

The sonic community knows what makes a good sonic game and what doesn't, unlike everyone else.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2009 10:01:15

Dvader said:

Foolz said:
The blind leading the blind...

LOL

The sonic community knows what makes a good sonic game and what doesn't, unlike everyone else.

Shadow the Hedgehog... And while maybe it wasn't their fault that it was terrible, actually wanting another Sonic game being made, is the last thing a Sonic fan who wanted a good Sonic game should want.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2009 14:46:27

I must have missed this, these are Sonic ATBK review details from Nintendo Power:

"Casual players who just want to race through the levels and see the ending can do so, but if you want more out of the experience There's a ton to delve into. You can collect equipment, obtain items, forge weapons, interact with villagers, earn new skills in three separate fighting styles, and (eventually) play as alternate characters, but only if you so desire." -- Nintendo Power

Story is entertaining.

-You control Sonic with the Nunchuck while the
Wii Remote is used for slashing.

-Most of the time, combat doesn't slow you down unless you encounter many enemies.

-You can jump over and skip most enemies if you wish, but you can also attack with the sword or block and counter or use a Soul Surge homing attack. Combat works well

-Most of the required missions are straightforward. Frustrating tasks and recycled environments are reserved for extra challenges.

-The core of the game is pretty short. You can beat in a day. If you decide to take on the extra challenges and try to fully
complete the game, it could probably take weeks.

-The game has 13 environments and some of the best graphics on the
Wii.

-The game always runs a blistering frame rate.

-The music is excellent except for a few vocal songs.

"if you're looking for an engaging, unique, well-polished take on the world's most famous hedgehog, Sonic and the Black Knight delivers."

8/10


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Mon, 02 Mar 2009 20:02:54
Well that sounds exactly what I want out of Sonic, gameplay that can last weeks, objectives that takes lots of skill to achieve. It sounds like there is no crappy side characters that mess up the main game, seems to be all sonic.
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Tue, 03 Mar 2009 02:53:02
Dvader said:
Well that sounds exactly what I want out of Sonic, gameplay that can last weeks, objectives that takes lots of skill to achieve. It sounds like there is no crappy side characters that mess up the main game, seems to be all sonic.

Don't you mean sucking?  Because that's what Sonic does best *runs away*

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Tue, 03 Mar 2009 20:02:33

I will ignore that Yoda. Nyaa

*Watches new trailer*

It looks so slow, I think Unleashed spoiled us, that game had the fastest Sonic ever put in a game.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2009 20:15:51

Dvader said:

I will ignore that Yoda. Nyaa

*Watches new trailer*

It looks so slow, I think Unleashed spoiled us, that game had the fastest Sonic ever put in a game.

Forget about speed. Gameplay is what needs enhancing. Speed is a detriment.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2009 03:19:43

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Wed, 04 Mar 2009 05:58:32
Well no buy for me. How they manage to make this worse than secret rings after adding actual analog control is beyond me.
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Wed, 04 Mar 2009 16:39:00

Sword-Slashing-video

Intro-and-tutorial-video

Famitsu review 7/7/6/6

Gadget-review

Sonic never fails to deliver his trade mark “speed,” as you collect sources of magic throughout the game which help to run, heal and help against the evil King Arthur.

The other characters that you’re used to, like Knuckles and Shadow - and the rest of the clan - are knights of the round table. These are playable characters, but are optional. Also, be sure to see your old pal Tails.

The best bit about the game is the use of a nunchuk. Throw your arms out effortlessly, trying to defeat your enemy. It’s a great way to delve into the game.

The Gaj-It Verdict:

Design 7/10
Usability: 7/10
Features: 8/10
Value: 8/10

We Say:

A great game, but nothing that is too strenuous for you. Be sure to pick it up if you have had enough of those brain staking puzzles.


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Wed, 04 Mar 2009 17:12:19

So anyway the reason I dont take stock in Cassamasinas review is that he's been trashing Sonic for well over a year and even on podcasts makes it abundantly clear that he hates it and wants him to die. His review is the lowest yet, by far. And he

5.5-ed Red Steel when the UK side of the site 8.0-ed it.

Anyway I was interested in the engine:

"The graphics engine is dazzling at points, easily outputting detailed, varied environments blanketed in effects. As Sonic blazes through mountainous terrain, you'll be able to see individual blades of grass swaying in the wind. As he runs across rocky, magma-filled caves, a heat distortion effect will warp the screen. When he clashes swords with King Arthur, the screen will ignite in an awesome explosion of particle sparks. It's a good looking game through and through, even if the framerate occasionally dips in high-action sequences."

Good job SEGA.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2009 17:25:36

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So anyway the reason I dont take stock in Cassamasinas review is that he's been trashing Sonic for well over a year and even on podcasts makes it abundantly clear that he hates it and wants him to die. His review is the lowest yet, by far.

Huh? I think there's a hole in your theory. Matt also reviewed Sonic Unleashed Wii last November, and gave it a 7.2. If he wanted Sonic to die, wouldn't he have low-balled that score too?

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Wed, 04 Mar 2009 17:51:44

Ravenprose said:

gamingeek said:

So anyway the reason I dont take stock in Cassamasinas review is that he's been trashing Sonic for well over a year and even on podcasts makes it abundantly clear that he hates it and wants him to die. His review is the lowest yet, by far.

Huh? I think there's a hole in your theory. Matt also reviewed Sonic Unleashed Wii last November, and gave it a 7.2. If he wanted Sonic to die, wouldn't he have low-balled that score too?

In the podcasts he is always saying that he wants Sonic to die.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2009 18:00:06

gamingeek said:

Ravenprose said:

gamingeek said:

So anyway the reason I dont take stock in Cassamasinas review is that he's been trashing Sonic for well over a year and even on podcasts makes it abundantly clear that he hates it and wants him to die. His review is the lowest yet, by far.

Huh? I think there's a hole in your theory. Matt also reviewed Sonic Unleashed Wii last November, and gave it a 7.2. If he wanted Sonic to die, wouldn't he have low-balled that score too?

In the podcasts he is always saying that he wants Sonic to die.

I don't take their podcasts seriously. 

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Thu, 05 Mar 2009 10:46:23

Ravenprose said:

gamingeek said:

In the podcasts he is always saying that he wants Sonic to die.

I don't take their podcasts seriously.

"I dont want any game to do badly. Except Sonic. I want Sonic to die. Seriously I hate sonic."

Etc etc

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Thu, 05 Mar 2009 10:54:02

gamingeek said:

Ravenprose said:

gamingeek said:

In the podcasts he is always saying that he wants Sonic to die.

I don't take their podcasts seriously.

"I dont want any game to do badly. Except Sonic. I want Sonic to die. Seriously I hate sonic."

Etc etc

 Just like X-Play.

Yet they'll LOVE the DS games. As everyone should. 

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Thu, 05 Mar 2009 15:06:13

FAMITSU REVIEW

Sonic and the Black Knight (7/6/7/6, 26 points): This is about as low a score a Sonic game can get in Famitsu, really -- they're usually much kinder to the big-name brands. There is some faint praise here ("The idea of combining Sonic with sword action is certainly fresh," and "the graphics, music and story bits are all nicely done when taken on their own"), but the overall picture just isn't that rosy.

The main complaints were twofold from Famitsu: The Wiimote controls (which one reviewer called "pretty floaty") and the core gameplay concept, which has you attacking and blocking with your weapons. "The fact you need to stop fully to block some attacks puts a damper on the feeling of speed that Sonic is all about," one said. Another concurred: "Since you're stopped by enemies and villagers all the time, you'll be disappointed if you're expecting the speed of Secret Rings."

I'm not sure about this, I liked exploring in the old Sonic adventure games, I like talking to people and doing good will tasks and stuff. I dont want sonic to be an on-rails speed fest. Still I would not likely pick this up either way.

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