Sonic Generations Review

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The blue blur finds his stride


While the move to 3D was the best thing that ever happened to Mario, developer Sonic Team has consistently failed to reimagine the lickety-split action of his fiercest rival in three dimensions. But with Sonic Generations, the blue blur has finally found his stride.

A mixture of side-scrolling levels and bewildering sprints through 3D worlds, Generations is a nostalgic joy that captures the dizzying speed and psychotic pace that made Sonic’s original romps console classics. And as many levels are familiar stages from Sonic’s Mega Drive adventures – albeit with a razor-sharp graphical makeover – Generations is a delirious race down memory lane, only let down by a moronic story that makes the movie sequences a toe-curling embarrassment.