Is Sonic 4 a good game?:

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My friend's about to get it for the Wii and he asked me this. I have never played Sonic 4 before, so I ask you guys: is it worth it?
2 Komodin25th Jan 2011 07:55:32 AM from Green Hill Zone , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
If you go in not expecting a 10-times better version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and you don't hate every Sonic game after that game, it's enjoyable. I got it because it's a Sonic game, not because it's a sequel to the "best" Sonic game.
4 KnownUnknown25th Jan 2011 09:57:25 AM from Here. There. Everywhere.
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Yes, it is a good game. Though, I admit some of it comes down to whether or not you're fan of the homing attack.

But the so-called "physics problems" people complain about in this game are mostly exaggerated, I can almost guarantee you won't run into many physics or motion glitches that will detract from gameplay.
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5 Geostomp25th Jan 2011 11:12:30 AM from Arkansas, USA , Relationship Status:
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It's really nothing all that special. It's decent, but too married to old school throwbacks.
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I guess it is ok. It has so much potential thougt... and didnt really used it, but its a decent game anyway. Just dont expect much.
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Oh My
It's not horrible, but I found it rather bland. So bland it annoyed me. I did like the fancy homing attack thing and inclusion of Super Sonic as a normal gameplay mechanic again though.
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8 Komodin25th Jan 2011 12:42:43 PM from Green Hill Zone , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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See what I mean? A tried-and-true Love It or Hate It sort of game.

That said, I like it. It's not quite as good as the classics Genesis titles or Sonic Colors, but it's not a bad game.

edited 25th Jan '11 12:43:04 PM by Komodin

Keep in mind only the first episode is currently out. We will be seeing more Sonic 4 soon.
10 Geostomp25th Jan 2011 01:24:30 PM from Arkansas, USA , Relationship Status:
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Those last few posts we neither love, nor hate. They were a resounding "Meh".

While, I'm here, I actually thought that Color was actually pretty bland. More of a tech demo than a stand alone game. It was better than Wii Unleashed, but far beneath HD Unleashed. I'm hoping for something more fleshed out for the 20th anniversary this year.
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11 Komodin25th Jan 2011 01:38:42 PM from Green Hill Zone , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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It was better than Wii Unleashed, but far beneath HD Unleashed.

Eh, I can't say I agree with this. In fact... frankly, I just can't stand either versions of Sonic Unleashed anymore.
12 Geostomp25th Jan 2011 01:55:54 PM from Arkansas, USA , Relationship Status:
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I just think that Colors is kind of a step backwards. Outside of the voice work and characterization, I cannot claim much of an improvement. Sure, some things are more refined, but the story, menu screens, near lack of any actual 3D action, and lack of anything to do other than run around the levels over and over again take it down for me. It all feels so artificial. Like the designers were less about having fun than bowing to fan demand. It just seems like a goofy "filler" episode that got a lot of popularity for some reason.

I don't hate the game, but it's no miracle and certainly not worth the $50 price tag.
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13 Komodin25th Jan 2011 02:02:45 PM from Green Hill Zone , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Huh. Well, Your Mileage May Vary, I guess.

Back on topic, how about that Sonic 4...

edited 25th Jan '11 2:02:54 PM by Komodin

14 Customer25th Jan 2011 02:36:51 PM from GA. *PM me if you add my 3DS FC: 1246-8838-9725* , Relationship Status: Charming Titania with a donkey face
I just got it, but haven't gotten around to playing it. I was kind of waiting for more episodes to show up before getting started so I would have more to play. How long is it anyway?
15 Komodin25th Jan 2011 02:39:07 PM from Green Hill Zone , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Disregarding the Chaos Emeralds, one can beat Episode 1 in about ninety minutes.
Sonic 4 isn't even done yet. Episode 1 is overpriced but definitely not a bad game, just that it comes under scrutiny for not being what some fans want.
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It's a good game. It just fails to deliver on its promise of being like the classics, since it uses a modified version of the Sonic Rush physics engine.
I'd buy it on a disc, but I'm not gonna DL a sequel to a game on Mega Collection if it can't be copied, carried over, or covered by warranty. That said, I hope they make it a disc-purchaseable game once all the episodes are released.
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But the so-called "physics problems" people complain about in this game are mostly exaggerated

I don't know about you, but "physics problems" I have with Sonic 4 are simply that they aren't as good as in the genesis Sonic games. One thing that really irritates me is the lack of momentum. Unless you're on a steep slope, if you stop pressing forwards you stop really fast. In the older games you could curl up into a ball at decent speeds and roll through a lot.

Granted, I still like the game, but it bugs me.
20 KnownUnknown27th Jan 2011 10:41:20 AM from Here. There. Everywhere.
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^ That's pretty much the only problem I noticed with great effect, mostly because it took me a minute to get used to the fact that rolling around was less effective than running this time around - though that's less of a "physics problem" as much as a mechanics choice - possibly to stop the player from being invincible all the time without resorting to even more spike-traps than they already used.

Technically, it's even more physically realistic, though that doesn't really matter in the Sonic world, given that the spin dash itself is a violation of lots of laws of physics.

But I'm just saying, I had a friend who said the game was RUINED FOREVER because Sonic takes a second longer to reach top speed, or tons of people who chide the game for being mechanically inferior to the old games, while citing things that were around in the old games and, just like back then, didn't really have an effect on gameplay and were just funny quirks.
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^I just don't get that. That third zone had rocking music, and have you seen Deck of Cards? Just wow.
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22 KnownUnknown27th Jan 2011 02:08:56 PM from Here. There. Everywhere.
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^ Er... what exactly are you responding to?
"My final prayer: O my body, always make me a man who questions!" — Frantz Fanon
Sonic Fanbase tend to exaggerate all,

They say that Unleashed is retarded because it have gimmicks
I would have preferred they called it Sonic Rush 3.

It's not a bad game; I just don't particularly care for it.
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