History YMMV / SonicChronicles

11th Jul '17 11:57:28 AM Mythtaker
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: E-123 Omega wants to [[http://d-author.tumblr.com/post/153271826717/this-whole-dialogue-is-a-gift destroy]] [[https://hunnidpisanenchilada.tumblr.com/post/146826694186/aww-shadow-cares-about-omega Eggman]] but Tails states that Eggman is an ally and Omega only backed down on his closest friends, Shadow and Rouge's behalf. Then ''VideoGame/SonicForces'' has Shadow allying himself with Eggman to spread panic and disorder throughout the world.
--> '''E-123 Omega''': "ORANGE FOREST CREATURE GONE MAD. RECOMMEND IMMEDIATE DESTRUCTION."
15th Jun '17 2:23:10 AM Sammettik
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* 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.


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* 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.]]


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* 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.


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* 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.
8th Jun '17 6:38:37 AM GodEmperor
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** [=QUALITY BIOWARE 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]]

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** [=QUALITY BIOWARE 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]]SOUNDTRACK=]
8th Jun '17 6:35:12 AM GodEmperor
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* AwesomeMusic: Surprisingly ''[[AvertedTrope averted]]'' which is a first in the Sonic series; most of the in-game tracks are incredibly simplistic MIDI songs that absolutely butcher original mixes from previous games [[HellIsThatNoise and eventually become grating and tedious to listen to due to the shrieking soundfont that's used]].
** It doesn't help that there's been rumors circulating that Bioware at some point lost Richard Jacques original compositions for the game before release, and resorted to stealing ''fan-made MIDI's for the game's soundtrack''.

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* AwesomeMusic: Surprisingly ''[[AvertedTrope averted]]'' 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 a first in actually pretty great, as are the Sonic series; most of the in-game tracks are incredibly simplistic MIDI songs that absolutely butcher original mixes from previous games [[HellIsThatNoise and eventually become grating and tedious to listen to due to the shrieking soundfont that's used]].battle themes.
** It doesn't help that there's been rumors circulating that Bioware at some point lost Richard Jacques original compositions for the game before release, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq6Vl_UJhkI The]] FinalBoss music is superb and resorted good to stealing ''fan-made MIDI's for the game's soundtrack''. 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.
26th May '17 4:38:45 AM Blurios
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** Arguably, the defense of some of the enemies. It can be ridiculously hard to hit them at the best of times, but then most of them will go on defense, making it either impossible to hit them or you can only knock off one point of damage at a time.

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** Arguably, the The defense of some of the most enemies. It can be ridiculously hard to hit them at the best of times, but then most of them will go on defense, making it either impossible to hit them or you can only knock off one point of damage at a time.
26th May '17 4:31:44 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 by fans as incredibly 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 incredibly mediocre, if not one of the worst games in the series, in due part mainly to both its gameplay and writing.
25th May '17 5:37:40 PM Blurios
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** In hindsight: '''[[UpToEleven everyone]]''' [[spoiler: for leaving [[IdiotBall Eggman unintended outside of the Twilight Cage, which sets up the]] {{Cliffhanger}}]].
25th May '17 5:24:05 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: To some Bioware fans this game could be considered the point where Bioware and their competence started to ebb.
25th May '17 5:21:59 PM 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.
* 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.

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* AwesomeMusic: Some do the [[AwesomeMusic/SonicTheHedgehog series record justice]].
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARy1oZ1wfhs opening theme]] (of
Surprisingly ''[[AvertedTrope averted]]'' which is a variation plays when getting ambushed first in battles) is actually pretty great, as the Sonic series; most of the in-game tracks are incredibly simplistic MIDI songs that absolutely butcher original mixes from previous games [[HellIsThatNoise and eventually become grating and tedious to listen to due to the battle themes.shrieking soundfont that's used]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq6Vl_UJhkI The]] FinalBoss music is superb It doesn't help that there's been rumors circulating that Bioware at some point lost Richard Jacques original compositions for the game before release, and good resorted 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.
stealing ''fan-made MIDI's for the game's soundtrack''.
** [[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.
* 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 incredibly mediocre, if not one of the worst games in the series, in due part to both its gameplay and writing.writing.
* CriticalResearchFailure: The in-game codex, with such little gems like stating that Sonic and Shadow "teamed up together to fight Eggman" in ''Videogame/SonicAdventure2''... [[EpicFail despite that never happening at all]] [[spoiler: as everyone in that game had to work together to stop the ARK from plummeting into Earth]].



* FranchiseOriginalSin: This could be considered the point where Bioware's viability started to ebb to fans.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: This To some Bioware fans this game could be considered the point where Bioware's viability Bioware and their competence started to ebb to fans.ebb.



* ScrappyMechanic: How you execute the POW moves, which require EBA-style rhythm minigames. Sometimes it's OK, sometimes it's bad and sometimes it's ''horribly unfair''. Doesn't help on how nice some of the POW moves' effects can be - because if you mess up even a ''little'' bit, oops, you just wasted a turn and a nice ton of PP! It certainly doesn't help that this is the ONLY way you can counter enemy's attacks and execute your own. And what if you don't have a stylus or a very good touch screen?

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* ScrappyMechanic: How you execute the POW moves, which require EBA-style rhythm minigames. Sometimes it's OK, sometimes most of the time it's bad and sometimes other times it's ''horribly unfair''. Doesn't help on how nice some of the POW moves' effects can be - because if you mess up even a ''little'' bit, oops, you just wasted a turn and a nice ton of PP! It certainly doesn't help that this is the ONLY way you can counter enemy's attacks and execute your own. And what if you don't have a stylus or a very good touch screen?



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: While the game at least turned out okay, some fans feel that it could have been great if Bioware hadn't rushed it to focus on ''Dragon Age''.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: While the game at least turned out somewhat okay, some fans feel that it could have been great better if Bioware clearly hadn't rushed it to focus on ''Dragon Age''.
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.
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