History YMMV / SonicChronicles

16th May '17 7:14:44 AM GodEmperor
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* AwesomeMusic: Some do the [[AwesomeMusic/SonicTheHedgehog series record justice]].
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARy1oZ1wfhs opening theme]] (of which a variation plays when getting ambushed in battles) is actually pretty great, as are the battle themes.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq6Vl_UJhkI The]] FinalBoss music is superb and good to listen to [[LongSongShortScene if the]] [[AntiClimaxBoss battle wasn't so short]].
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FUPdG8vEuc boss battle]] sounds clean and fine.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzGYztkYB70 Mini Boss Ix]] is quite catchy.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3dQRp74A3Q Mystic Ruins]] is not bad at all.
16th May '17 4:41:06 AM Blurios
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* CriticalDissonance: At the time when it was first released, Chronicles was given good scores by numerous gaming presses but now it's generally viewed as rather mediocre, if not one of the worst games in the series, in due part to both its gameplay and writing.

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* CriticalDissonance: At the time when it was first released, Chronicles was given good scores by numerous gaming presses but now it's generally viewed by fans as rather mediocre, if not one of the worst games in the series, in due part to both its gameplay and writing.
16th May '17 4:40:38 AM Blurios
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* AwesomeMusic: Some do the [[AwesomeMusic/SonicTheHedgehog series record justice]].
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARy1oZ1wfhs opening theme]] (of which a variation plays when getting ambushed in battles) is actually pretty great, as are the battle themes.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq6Vl_UJhkI The]] FinalBoss music is superb and good to listen to [[LongSongShortScene if the]] [[AntiClimaxBoss battle wasn't so short]].
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FUPdG8vEuc boss battle]] sounds clean and fine.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzGYztkYB70 Mini Boss Ix]] is quite catchy.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3dQRp74A3Q Mystic Ruins]] is not bad at all.
* CharacterRerailment: Knuckles in this game reverts back into being the serious and stoic guardian that he was in the ''Adventure'' games as opposed to the hot-headed comic relief he was portrayed in games after it.
* DemonicSpiders: Nearly every enemy during the second half of the game if you don't grind on the first playthrough. Their ability to take and give damage rises spectacularly.
* DisappointingLastLevel: The first half of the game starts off rather nice, but then about 25% of it gets rather annoying. You're still learning everything, the game chucks a bunch of high defense or high-dodge enemies you can't kill by melee attacking at you, Robotnik only helps one team at once, etc. But once you reach the Twilight Cage, the game gets much ''much'' better.
* EnjoyTheStorySkipTheGame: General consensus is that the game has some of the best dialogue and story elements of a ''Sonic'' title in years due to Bioware's characterization.
* FranchiseOriginalSin: This could be considered the point where Bioware's viability started to ebb. Also a daily double because it riled comic writer Ken Penders to the point where it actually HURT himself, Sega, and Archie, possibly more than ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic '06]]'' did.

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* AwesomeMusic: Some do CriticalDissonance: At the [[AwesomeMusic/SonicTheHedgehog series record justice]].
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARy1oZ1wfhs opening theme]] (of which a variation plays
time when getting ambushed in battles) is actually pretty great, as are the battle themes.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq6Vl_UJhkI The]] FinalBoss music is superb and
it was first released, Chronicles was given good to listen to [[LongSongShortScene scores by numerous gaming presses but now it's generally viewed as rather mediocre, if the]] [[AntiClimaxBoss battle wasn't so short]].
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FUPdG8vEuc boss battle]] sounds clean and fine.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzGYztkYB70 Mini Boss Ix]] is quite catchy.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3dQRp74A3Q Mystic Ruins]] is
not bad at all.
* CharacterRerailment: Knuckles in this game reverts back into being
one of the serious and stoic guardian that he was worst games in the ''Adventure'' games as opposed series, in due part to the hot-headed comic relief he was portrayed in games after it.
both its gameplay and writing.
* DemonicSpiders: Nearly every ''every'' enemy during the second half of the game if you don't grind on the first playthrough. Their ability to take and give damage rises spectacularly.
* DisappointingLastLevel: The first half of the game starts off rather nice, somewhat decent enough, but then about 25% the rest of it gets rather annoying. tedious and downright excruciating. You're still learning everything, the game chucks a bunch of high defense or high-dodge enemies you can't kill by melee attacking at you, Robotnik only helps one team at once, etc. But once you reach the Twilight Cage, the game gets much ''much'' better.
* EnjoyTheStorySkipTheGame: General consensus is that the game has some of the best dialogue and story elements of a ''Sonic'' title in years due to Bioware's characterization.
etc.
* FranchiseOriginalSin: This could be considered the point where Bioware's viability started to ebb. Also a daily double because it riled comic writer Ken Penders ebb to the point where it actually HURT himself, Sega, and Archie, possibly more than ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic '06]]'' did.fans.



* MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler: Dr. Eggman got a serious upgrade from his usual self into this. He admits he didn't know if Sonic and the others would come back but ''hoped'' they would so he could show off.]]



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: One of the reasons the game gets such praise for its writing is taking the worst aspects of some characters and making them much more palatable. Big's stupidity is made into ''funny'' stupidity rather than plain old dumbness. Also Amy Rose, who was dialed back from StalkerWithACrush to just a ClingyJealousGirl. Cream is also much less annoying, preferring to hang back and let the other characters do the heavy lifting.



* SoOkayItsAverage: The game has a good story, great characterization, and creative gameplay mechanics, but is brought down by a lack of content, unbalanced mechanics, and an awful soundtrack. It's generally considered to be at least enjoyable, but nothing excellent.



* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: Penders played this card HARD on Bioware and Archie for using expies of several Archie Sonic characters, destroying his reputation and putting the planned sequel in prolonged DevelopmentHell (which it was already in for the middling reception it got in the marketplace, which, along with the initial tepid reaction to ''Sonic Unleashed'', did not help Sega or Sonic's DorkAge and led to a turnover at Sonic Team.)
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: While the game turned out okay, a lot of fans feel that it could have been ''awesome'' if Bioware hadn't rushed it to focus on ''Dragon Age''.

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* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: Ken Penders played this card HARD ''hard'' on Bioware and Archie for using expies of several Archie Sonic characters, further destroying his reputation and putting the planned sequel in prolonged DevelopmentHell (which it was already in for the middling reception it got in the marketplace, which, along with the initial tepid reaction to ''Sonic Unleashed'', did not help Sega or Sonic's DorkAge and led to a turnover at Sonic Team.)
DevelopmentHell.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: While the game at least turned out okay, a lot of some fans feel that it could have been ''awesome'' great if Bioware hadn't rushed it to focus on ''Dragon Age''.
5th May '17 4:22:41 PM billybobfred
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** [=QUALITY BIOWARE SOUNDTRACK=]

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** [=QUALITY BIOWARE SOUNDTRACK=]SOUNDTRACK=] [[labelnote:explanation]]The TroubledProduction hit the soundtrack especially hard. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy0021KjswA The Central City theme]] is generally the go-to example. (For comparison: it's a remix of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf7-ixllcgo Diamond Dust Zone]].)[[/labelnote]]
5th May '17 4:15:00 PM billybobfred
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** The "chase fleeing enemies" minigame wastes a lot of time at the beginning of the battle, and there's no option to just let them flee -- other than deliberately failing, which ''still'' wastes a lot of time.
3rd May '17 9:22:13 PM 313Bluestreak
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* CharacterRerailment: Knuckles in this game reverts back into being the serious and stoic guardian that he was in the ''Adventure'' games as opposed to the hot-headed comic relief he was portrayed in games after it.
3rd May '17 11:32:46 AM Mythtaker
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* AwesomeMusic: [[SubvertedTrope Not this time sadly]], it's one of the most constantly loathed aspects about the game by the fandom, but a select few do the [[AwesomeMusic/SonicTheHedgehog series record justice]].

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* AwesomeMusic: [[SubvertedTrope Not this time sadly]], it's one of the most constantly loathed aspects about the game by the fandom, but a select few Some do the [[AwesomeMusic/SonicTheHedgehog series record justice]].
27th Apr '17 10:54:35 PM GreatDane112
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* AwesomeMusic: Not this time sadly, it's one of the most constantly loathed aspects about the game by the fandom, but a select few do the [[AwesomeMusic/SonicTheHedgehog series record justice]].

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* AwesomeMusic: [[SubvertedTrope Not this time sadly, sadly]], it's one of the most constantly loathed aspects about the game by the fandom, but a select few do the [[AwesomeMusic/SonicTheHedgehog series record justice]].
27th Apr '17 10:52:58 PM GreatDane112
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* AwesomeMusic: Not this time sadly, it's one of the most constantly loathed aspects about the game by the fandom, but some do the [[AwesomeMusic/SonicTheHedgehog series record justice]].

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* AwesomeMusic: Not this time sadly, it's one of the most constantly loathed aspects about the game by the fandom, but some a select few do the [[AwesomeMusic/SonicTheHedgehog series record justice]].
27th Apr '17 10:51:49 PM GreatDane112
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* AwesomeMusic: [[AwesomeMusic/SonicTheHedgehog As usual]].

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* AwesomeMusic: Not this time sadly, it's one of the most constantly loathed aspects about the game by the fandom, but some do the [[AwesomeMusic/SonicTheHedgehog As usual]].series record justice]].
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