Tag: Sonic Team

The Rub Rabbits! – Review

The Rub Rabbits! from Sega is the sequel to 2004's Feel the Magic: XY/XX. At the time, Magic was the most creative example of integrating the variety of ways the Nintendo DS's hardware could function. Although it was short and a little unbalanced, Magic had striking visuals and a truly bizarre sensibility. The Rub Rabbits! carries on the traditions faithfully and provides more of the same.

Sonic Gems Collection – Review

Sonic Gems Collection basically dares its audience to ask one question: does merely being old qualify a game for 'classic' status, or did the game have to be good in the first place? Sonic Gems offers three previously unrereleased Sonic games, as well as eight other 'bonus' titles, bringing the grand total up to 11. This shotgun approach is actually the secret of the title's success, because while the three marquee titles are a bit of a letdown, a few of the lesser titles are interesting and fun enough to make the game worthy of a look.

Sonic Heroes – Second Opinion

As a critic, I don't like to admit that I'm wrong but I can, and do. Still, that doesn't mean I like it. Naturally, I try to be wrong as little as possible—but today, I need to 'fess up big-time. See, I used to think Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg was a bad Sega game, but that was only until I played Sonic Heroes. Now, I see lil' Billy as a virtual masterpiece by comparison, practically the digital equivalent of a Guernica, or Starry Night. Why? Because Sonic Heroes has so much wrong with it, that three lefts couldn't make it right.

Sonic Heroes – Review

Although this Sonic update has good ideas, they are sadly bogged down by the game's implementation, which features a wonky camera, faulty collision detection and questionable physics. I felt like the developers started out with a vision or goal for the game, but got lost along the way.

Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg – Review

That torturous, fickle experience I just alluded to combines with a lack of engaging play mechanics to create Billy Hatcher And The Giant Egg. A simplistic, by-the-numbers 3D platformer with inspiration taken from Sonic The Hedgehog, Billy Hatcher ends up lagging behind the genre's top games by a wide margin despite its novel concept.

Sonic Advance – Second Opinion

Jon is right in saying that Sonic Advance brings the series back to its 2D roots, but something seems different this time around. All the familiar elements are there: the loops, the speed, Dr. Robotnik. Yet all these elements don't seem to click as well they used to.

Puyo Pop – Review

You can't tell by the cutesy cartoon characters, colorful blobs with big eyes and little squeaking Japanese girls, but the basis behind Sega's Puyo Pop came from Russia.