Sonic Generations is a game 20 years in the making. We’ve witnessed the speedster’s ups and downs, but this celebratory new game brings out everything that defines Sonic. Yes – the good and the bad. When it works, though, the formula is utterly divine.
The story kicks off on Sonic’s 20th birthday, as he and his friends gather round for some cake. Before he can dig in, a shadowy beast appears on the scene and manipulates time to undo 20 years of Sonic’s hard work. Sonic must now run through the levels of his past and present to restore his friends and defeat the time-eating monster. He’s not alone though – his potbellied hedgehog self from 1991 has his back. The story serves as little more than a backdrop, but series fans will get a kick out of the humorously self-aware dialogue during cutscenes.