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Sonic Forces (PC, Switch, PS4, XBO)

Author itsthinkingstil

#1 | Posted: 11 Nov 2017 01:12 
Much like what Nz17 did with Mania share your thoughts about forces. Here are mine.

So i want to start off im not a hater of Sonic by any means, when i played Sonic Adventure for the first time in early 2000 it changed my life in terms of video games. I know its cliche but because of nostalgia and the impact it left on me SA1 is my favorite game of all time. Heck one of the first games i bought full price with my own money was Sonic 06, yes laugh but i never hated the game like lots of people, its a guilty pleasure of mine. Also one of my first pre orders was Sonic Generations (A great game)

When Forces was first announced i was fairly exited as i really liked the boost gameplay and Sega with their push for quality these past few years and getting 80's on all their games i was fairly confident it would not suck. I then pre ordered the game as anything with JSR or Nights related items has my money. I also was kept interested in the game due to the amazing work of the Sonic Social Media team Head by the Meme man himself Aaron Webber.

I made sure i did not look at any leaks and went in blind and have played the game for a few hours.

My overall thoughts of the game is its good, not amazing nor terrible. A solid 6 or 7 out of ten.

The negatives i have for it is that the story is almost non existent and has no depth nor emotion. For example They talk about Sonic being dead and tortured but its all resolved in about 2 minutes. The game is also really short, i played on hard mode and managed to beat the main story in 4 hours and the level design is somewhat lacking in areas.

Now to end on a positive. The avatar and Modern Sonic gameplay where very solid, not a Generations level but still very satisfying to speed run and customize. The music is also pretty good, while not always my cup of tea and not at the usual Sonic level quality as many of its tracks are what the kids nowadays call dubstep or whatever. Some tracks admittedly just plain suck but there are quite a few good full orchestra pieces by the London Symphony and some good vocal tracks. The graphics are also very nice running at 60fps all the time.

Again this was a good game but it honestly felt empty in some years. Like they had way more ideas but ran out of time which makes no sense as they have been working on this since 2013. My hope is that they actually expand these ideas for the next game or maybe do the Sonic mania route and get some new blood in Sonic Team to do maybe something in the line of the Adventure games.

For 40 dollars id say it worth it as it has lots of bonus stages and more planned free DLC

Author Nz17


#2 | Posted: 11 Nov 2017 19:07 
I bought it for Steam, downloaded it, and tried to run it, but no matter what I tried, it wouldn't work. I'm guessing it kept running out of video RAM. Ultimately, I had to get a refund. Hopefully, I'll get to play Sonic Forces some day. For now, I'll just watch a live video stream of it, as I can't afford a $300+ new PC to play one particular game. Perhaps in the future.

Then again, there's a few Sonic games which I haven't yet played (2006, Zero Gravity, Free Riders, Boom: Rise of Lyric, Forces: Speed Battle) so I suppose I should focus on those.

Perhaps I should run Sonic Shuffle instead. ;-)

Author itsthinkingstil

#3 | Posted: 12 Nov 2017 14:10 
Sonic shuffle is always a good one. Getting four Sonic or Dreamcast fans together for a 2 hour long epic battle is never a bad thing. The only thing that is not amazing in that game outside the AI when playing in single player is the music. Iv been trying to hack it for the past few months but to no avail

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