Sonic Colours - Wii

Release Date:

12 November 2010

Also on:

Nintendo Wii DS

Viewing UK:

Also on USA.
8.2

Summary:

In Sonic Colors, the diabolical Dr. Eggman has hatched another plan for world domination. He has built an amazing interstellar amusement park, floating in space around Sonic’s home planet, bursting with incredible rides and attractions. However, all is not as it seems as Dr. Eggman has abducted an alien race called Wisps, and is harnessing their colorful energy to fuel a sinister plot. However, before Dr. Eggman completes his evil plans, Sonic discovers his mysterious theme park in space. When he arrives, Sonic finds he is also able to use these alien powers and is ready to help. Sonic will need all his speed and skill as he faces this test, but, empowered by the alien energy, it’s a test he’ll pass with flying colours.

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smeagol

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8.5

These days, you never know what to expect from Sonic. Sega's flagship mascot of the 90's, Sonic was known for some of the best games of the 16 bit generation. Something happened when everyone moved to 3D though. Sonic's past 3D adventures have been plagued by bad controls, a poor camera and oh dear God, those awful soundtracks.

With that said, the guy in blue has been making a comeback. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 was released through DLC to much praise and even Sonic All-Star Racing wasn't half bad. Will Sega keep their Blue Blazer heading in the right direction with Sonic Colors?

The answer is an unequivocal yes. Sonic Colors is what fans have been waiting for. A Sonic game with 3D elements that feels modern and most importantly, fun.

Sonic has never had much of a storyline and that's the case here. Dr. Robotnik/Eggman has created an amusement park in outer space where he is enslaving alien beings called Wisps. He essentially managed to take over the entire planet. Sonic, naturally, gets wind of this and speeds to the rescue.

All of the levels you would expect in a Sonic game are here. The grassy open plain, the casino, etc. The planet lends itself easily to creating all kinds of different environments for Sonic to zip around in.

The graphics are in a word, breathtaking. You might have trouble enjoying the view though as you watch Sonic fly through levels at a blazing 60 frames per second. But you should top to take a gander, the textures are crisp and high resolution.

The gameplay itself is a nod to what made Sonic successful in the past. I said this game has 3D elements, and it does, but most of the game takes place in a 2D-esque track that Sonic stays locked on to. The camera sometimes switches out to a 3D view but then right back in on the track. This essentially solves all of the problems Sonic games have had with their 3D levels in the past. It's not all about just holding forward and jumping though. Sonic Colors features alternate paths you can take and a lot of Wisps that need to be saved and/or collected throughout the levels.

One of the only negatives about Sonic Colors is that the end game is merciless. The ramp up in difficulty as you near the final boss is just brutal. There are areas where you can go several minutes of play without a checkpoint. This seems to artificially inflate the length of the game as you will no doubt die and have to play those same couple of minutes over and over again.

The game's co op mode is also not a lot of fun. There's just too much speed and not enough screen space and you can easily kill your partner accidentally.

All in all though, Sonic Colors is a good game that is a huge improvement over Sega's previous Sonic titles for this generation.

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