Buyer beware: Sonic the Hedgehog for the 360 is sh*t

Now, I hate to judge a game based on the first 10 minutes or so of play, but I feel compelled to throw this warning out to potential Xbox 360 Sonic the Hedgehog buyers — TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! Maybe I haven’t played a Sonic game in a while, but since when did the series turn into a poor man’s RPG? Before actually getting into what you could call “gameplay,” I was forced to suffer some Final Fantasy-like CGI about a princess and Dr. Eggman. I thought Sonic was about going fast and collecting rings, not potential beastiality situations.

So, after 5 minutes of pure CGI hell, I was then thrown into the town and now I’m being forced to walk around and talk to people … wtf? I just want to go fast and do sh*t. If I wanted to play an RPG, well damn, I’d go and play one. I won’t even get into the constant loading screens for every single situation, and I mean every single situation — want to talk to someone, bam, loading. If this continues for the next 10 minutes, I’m gonna just abandon this game forever. What gives Sega, seriously? Did you just throw in the towel on this one?

Oh, and the camera, absolute crap. How games are still made today that have broken camera systems is beyond me. 

Robert Summa