Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Video review: Sonic Lost World (Wii U)

The entire Sonic series has always been a bit beyond me. It's not that I have a problem with the idea of a super-speedy platformer, but something about Sonic has always left me cold. Perhaps it's just that I prefer to explore a game's environment, and Sonic by nature excludes exploration in favour of insane speed runs and twitch skills.

So over the years I've only played a few Sonic games, and for obvious reasons I've avoided the truly horrendous ones (which is most of the 3D games, really). The advantage there is that I was able to get into Sonic Lost World with relatively fresh eyes. What I was left with is a game that does a decent job as a Wii U game by virtue of being a new Wii U game to play, but in the broader context of platformers and games in general if this is the best that Sonic has put up in years then I have to wonder whether Sonic will ever again be a legitimate contender for the throne.

With that said, while Sonic's fan base might be getting smaller over the years, I do think they'll love this one. There's plenty of content, the game looks great, and the 2D platforming sections, especially, show moments of that classic Sonic creativity.

Enjoy the video review courtesy of DDNet TV! Let us know what you think of the game in the comments!

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