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- Four Friends - Each playable with their own unique skills and personalities
- Play as a team - Use individual abilities to explore the environment, fight together in combat and use the new Enerbeam tether mechanic to interact with the world
- A New World Full of Adventure - Discover amazing environments, run at high speeds, fight colossal enemies and pilot awesome vehicles
- Multiplayer - Drop in/out two-player co-op, and a special "Team Challenges" mode for up to four players
- Platform Exclusives - Off-TV play, GamePad interactivity, and Miiverse sharing features
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Ever since his debut into the 3D world, Sonic the Hedgehog has constantly had a hard time adapting to it. Sure, there are good ones like Sonic Generations and Sonic Adventure 2, but more less or not, Sonic 3D games have had numerous issues that make the games a chore to play and only kill the blue hedgehog more.
So with Sonic Boom coming out, fans everywhere were hoping it'd bring Sonic back to glory as it seemed to be a new universe and everything. Even with the new character designs(Which were kind of weird, but I grew to accept them), people wanted to see it, especially since the developing crew, Big Red Button, consisted of former Naughty Dog employees. MD made games like Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, and an Uncharted game. So with something like this, you'd expect a winning combination and a glorious Sonic game. What we get instead is another stain on Sonic and only ruins him more.
Rise of Lyric centers around our 4 heroes, Sonic, Knuckles, Amy, and Tails, as they accidentally wake up an ancient lizard named Lyric, who hates the environment because. . . reasons, I guess. Through a bit of exposition, the gang have to gather the Chaos. . . I mean, some power crystals to seal Lyric again. And that's as much story as you'll get. From there, you just go from one level to another doing the same thing over and over again until you beat the game.
Now Sonic games aren't played for story alone, but if this is a new universe, this would be a good time to develop and flesh out the characters. We never know why Shadow is in the game, only to serve as a minor boss and that's it. What's the deal with Eggman?Read more ›
The game has extremely cheesy voiceovers that repeat over and over and over. The game feels like it was designed this for young children with learning disabilities...( I don't wish that to offend anyone, but that is exactly how it feels to play this game). Difficulty is almost nonexistent. Fighting is monotonous and tedious.
The game is so unfinished too. You can see it right away when you load the disc up and the splash screen while it reads the disc is just the four character models on a black background... What? They couldn't even just put the box art there? The game box totes Wii U Pro controller compatibility, but that is only for multiplayer. Cannot use anything but the Wii U gamepad for singleplayer and the Gamepad serves NO purpose. The game's screen is simply duplicated onto the Gamepad screen for the entirety of gameplay. It makes no use of touch or motion controls. You cannot turn off the Gamepad screen either. So you're forced to use the Gamepad and have the battery drain extremely fast for no reason.
Gameplay tends to stutter momentarily at many different times. There's more things I could point out, but I really am just apathetic towards spending the time to do so. That is how unfinished this game feels. I cannot say it enough.
Sonic may be on the cover, but expect to spend 90% of the game at a walking pace.
Frame rate is constantly below 30 (Ruins ALL running stages)
Textures low quality, characters are constantly talking and stating the obvious, terrible plot, fighting scenes are repetitive, game is overall boring.
As a huge sonic fan, I'm telling you: DON'T BUY THIS GAME
If you want the sad truth about the game, here's a pin-point review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1d7ghjqiEQ
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a really fun game with all the gimmicks it introduces! It mainly gets a bad reputation because of the knuckles glitch and people not liking change. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Vianca Rubio
I used a Ouija board to communicate with the ghost of my brother who was killed by playing this. This is what he said. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patricia Barnett-Pinott
Sonic boom is the best game ever , like they lead the sonic games up to this which means that every sonic game is sonic boom
I highly recommend sonic boom to any sonic fan I... Read more