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He's Back

Its been a couple years since we've seen Sonic, and this time he brought friends. The latest in the Sonic series,Sonic Heroes is a must for all you Sonic fans and anyone else for that matter. In Sonic Heroes,you choose to play as a team. There are 4 teams to choose from and each team made is up of 3 different characters.

Character-Characteristic

Team Sonic-

Sonic-Speed
Tails-Fly
Knuckles-Power

Team Rose

Amy-Speed
Big the Cat-Power
Cream the Rabbit-Fly

Team Dark

Shadow-Speed
Rouge-Fly
Omega-Power

Team Chaotix

Vector-Power
Espio-Speed
Charmy-Flying

Each team has a speed, power and fly character.

For those of you who are diehards of the series, the name Chaotix will ring a bell. It's been nearly 10 years since the last appearance within a Sonic game title.

I would highly recommend having a couple Latte's or jolt colas before playing this game. The action comes at you fast and furiously, I played this on my Infocus X-1 projector (10 foot screen) and quite literally was blown away by the experience. My wife actually had to leave the room because she was getting motion sickness.

The game is the classic ring collecting scenario while traversing many different 3d environments while avoiding enemies and other perils, including some killer whales that seem quite bent on having Sonic as a snack.

Da Graphics

This game by far has the best graphics of the whole Sonic Series. The 3d animation is superb and never noticed any lag or clipping while playing the game. The coloring was vivid and rich in texture. Visually it was a very pleasing game. The loops and speed shots blew me away.

Da Sound

If you like 80's metal then you'll like the background music,myself I do so i enjoyed it. The music is a bit of a throw back and I understand a lot of people might not like it but if you don't then I suggest you turn down the music level in the options menu.

The character voices did bother me a tad found it was like listening to a class room full of kids sucking on helium balloons. But with all the action and excitement going on I didn't really notice them that much unitl you finished a level or ran out of life.

Da GamePlay

I really enjoyed playing the game; the game comes at you fast and furiously from the beginning till the end. There are the usual side quests but overall you cruising at mach 5 and killing enemies. If you're looking for action and a bit of a rush then I highly recommend this game, this game is about reaction more so then thinking.

A little different from the previous titles which focused mainly on collecting; Sonic Heroes focuses on speed.

I find my X-box controller similar in design to the old Dreamcast controller so this didn't present a problem to me.

I did find the camera view to be a little cumbersome and awkward to use, if this game had been more focused on collecting then speed then the cumbersome camera view would have played a far greater factor in my review. When collecting, in most games, a superior camera view is an integral part of gameplay and directly affects a players performance. Since speed is the main factor in the game it play's a less of a factor.

Note to developers: If the next Sonic game, I hope there is a next, focuses on collecting then please improve the camera view.

Sonic Heroes

 

Sonic Heroes

ESRB: Everyone - E
Platform: Xbox
Category: n/a
 
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He's Back Its been a couple years since we've seen Sonic, and this time he brought friends. The latest in the Sonic series,Sonic Heroes is a must for all you Sonic fans and anyone else for that matter. In Sonic Heroes,you choose to play as a team. There are 4 teams to choose from and each team made is up of 3 different characters. Character-Characteristic Team Sonic- Sonic-Speed Tails-Fly Knuckles-Power Team Rose Amy-Speed Big the Cat-Power Cream the Rabbit-Fly Team Dark Shadow-Speed Rouge-Fly Omega-Power Team Chaotix Vector-Power Espio-Speed Charmy-Flying Each team has a speed, power and fly character. For those of you who are diehards of the series, the name Chaotix will ring a bell. It's been nearly 10 years since the last appearance within a Sonic game title. I would highly recommend having a couple Latte's or jolt colas before playing this game. The action comes at you fast and furiously, I played this on my Infocus X-1 projector (10 foot screen) and quite literally was blown away by the experience. My wife actually had to leave the room because she was getting motion sickness. The game is the classic ring collecting scenario while traversing many different 3d environments while avoiding enemies and other perils, including some killer whales that seem quite bent on having Sonic as a snack. Da Graphics This game by far has the best graphics of the whole Sonic Series. The 3d animation is superb and never noticed any lag or clipping while playing the game. The coloring was vivid and rich in texture. Visually it was a very pleasing game. The loops and speed shots blew me away. Da Sound If you like 80's metal then you'll like the background music,myself I do so i enjoyed it. The music is a bit of a throw back and I understand a lot of people might not like it but if you don't then I suggest you turn down the music level in the options menu. The character voices did bother me a tad found it was like listening to a class room full of kids sucking on helium balloons. But with all the action and excitement going on I didn't really notice them that much unitl you finished a level or ran out of life. Da GamePlay I really enjoyed playing the game; the game comes at you fast and furiously from the beginning till the end. There are the usual side quests but overall you cruising at mach 5 and killing enemies. If you're looking for action and a bit of a rush then I highly recommend this game, this game is about reaction more so then thinking. A little different from the previous titles which focused mainly on collecting; Sonic Heroes focuses on speed. I find my X-box controller similar in design to the old Dreamcast controller so this didn't present a problem to me. I did find the camera view to be a little cumbersome and awkward to use, if this game had been more focused on collecting then speed then the cumbersome camera view would have played a far greater factor in my review. When collecting, in most games, a superior camera view is an integral part of gameplay and directly affects a players performance. Since speed is the main factor in the game it play's a less of a factor. Note to developers: If the next Sonic game, I hope there is a next, focuses on collecting then please improve the camera view.





 
 

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