Sonic Unleashed User Reviews


Why do people criticize this so much?

The good:

Sonic Unleashed is one of those games that makes me stand out for one reason; I LOVE THIS GAME (especially this version; wasn't too fond of the PS2/Wii versions)! The Hedgehog Engine is so well made that it definitely deserves a mention!

GAMEPLAY (let's get it over with...):
Some people have praised its gameplay in a few respects; while I can agree, I want to disagree without being disagreeable. For a first, the Werehog (or nighttime) Stages are by far one of the greatest beat-'em-up levels I have faced, and by far the most challenging, too. It implemented new mechanics that I haven't seen in this sort of stage before; reaction commands (I'm looking at you Kingdom Hearts, thanks!). Albeit small margin for error times, this makes it more interesting, because it tests your reaction mettle; you fail, lose some of your life. You win, you automatically defeat the enemy (even the bigger enemies), and earn point bonuses that help towards the higher ranks.

Another mechanic with the Werehog is the "Unleashed" mode. When you defeat enemies, they drop bits of the main antagonist of the game, Dark Gaia. When the meter (that tells how much "Dark Gaia Energy" has been accumulated) is at least half-full, pressing both bumper buttons (L1 and R1 for PS3/PS2 and RB and LB on Xbox360) will send Sonic into a sort of "rage state" called "Unleashed Mode". With this, Sonic moves faster while he walks, and some of his moves can become infinitely chained. Not only this, but his strength increases too, and he gets a special aura that shines light blue; it makes him pop out of the other environments really well.

The Hedgehog (or daytime) Stages, I love more than the nighttime stages, but I love them all the same. It's everything you'd want out of Sonic; high-speed gameplay, featuring blazing fast speeds, and a brand new mechanic; the Sonic Boost. Thanks to the new Hedgehog Engine, when you press the Square button (or X on Xbox360) after gathering a massive amount of rings, Sonic can run about twice as fast without the boost, and gain shorter times. This mechanic sets apart all the other games combined (except Generations). After each stage that you finish (day or night), the experience you accumulate from defeating enemies can be used towards upgrading that character, whether it be health, ring energy capacity and usage, top speed, combat knowledge, strength, etc.

The bad:

Other than the repetitively large stages that go with the Werehog, there is nothing bad I can say about this game. It's a jewel in my opinion.


I can understand why people would want to criticize this, but why exactly? Is it because of the Werehog? Is it because of the game in general? I say so, but what did those imperfections lead to? A great game (I'm looking at Sonic Generations, here) of course! The same Hedgehog Engine is used here, and the game looks absolutely amazing! I'd go so far as to say that Unleashed is better than Generations in a few respects.

There really isn't that much more to say, other than being downloadable stage packs, where you can play new stages on each continent (except Eggmanland of course). If you real...


Teasing Unleashed


Developer: Sonic Team
Publisher: Sega

Now here's a great example of how to get your audience into the game, and just as they're having the most fun they'll ever have with a game in this generation, BAM! You stomp on their hopes and dreams with extremely unfair level designs and hopelessly boring segments that are unwilling to pick up at any moment. That is how Sonic Unleashed works, my readers, and they're not about to give up until the hopes and dreams of every orphan is reduced to jello.

Sonic is on Eggman's ship, taking down his robot army as he zips through to Eggman. Having cornered hi...


Sonic Unleash Tedium!


Course, we all know the story by now; you're either an old school fanboy who hates most 3D Sonic games with a passion, or a sane person who just hates Shadow The Hedgehog and Sonic 06. I'm of the latter party because the only connection I had with Sonic is playing the Genesis games over at a friend's place, so the insanity that plagues the mind of a Sonic fanboy wasn't in a high enough number to take over my mind and turn me into a full fledged retard. With that said, I don't think too highly of Sonic Unleashed. It's okay, but that's it.

Eggman is about to be stopped by Super Sonic until he ...


Sonic’s no Knuckles


I, like the rest of the world, was left in awe when I first saw the first batch of trailers for this game. Despite the fact that this was how we got hyped up for that piece of shit Sonic 06, we were still buying into the idea of Sonic Unleashed. I thought “finally, Sonic back to basics, much like his stages in Sonic Adventure 2: Battle”. As you can guess, though... Sonic is back to basics – at least, for as long as Sonic Team can hold back a different mode of play, being like that of a brawler... Yeah, let’s just read on...

If Sonic Adventure 2: Battle is an indication, Sonic Unleashed is su...


Action, Drama, and Laughter!

The good:

Hilarious dialog, night stages are easy to get, simple (in ways to beat) bosses, tons of extras, soundtrack alone could sell millions, astonishingly well graphics, epic in several places.

The bad:

Day stages are frustrating, final boss is seriously hard, learning curve is in the mesosphere.


Wow. I did not believe that game reviewers were dissing this wonder game. When I got Sonic Unleashed as a gift from a friend, I was like "Who the glitch is Sonic?" I was strictly a Nintendo fan back then, but now Sonic has a spot in my gamer heart. Hard to believe that one game did all that!

When I started Sonic Unleashed up, I thought I put a DVD into my Wii, because of the graphics. Why Sonic and Dr. Fatso (aka Eggman) were fighting was beyond me, but the way they did it was thrilling. The cut scenes had me laughing like a hyena pack on several lines, like "If you played nice, I would...


Decent comeback, but could've been a lot better


Maybe there's hope for the little hedgehog after all...
After the abysmal game known as Sonic The Hedgehog - otherwise known as Sonic 06 or Sonic The Disaster - for the PS3 and 360, Sonic Team and Sega had to bust their balls to keep everybody interested, so with the first trailer of Sonic Unleashed, everybody was hyped up for it. However, that's the way they roped us into Sonic 06, and we all know how they turned out. Fortunately, when Sonic Unleashed finally arrived in stores worldwide and people played it, all - except Gamespot and IGN - thought of it as a huge improvement. But what do I,...

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