Review by Johnnycrulez
"The way Sonic was intended to be..."
After months and months of waiting, it has finally arrived. Sonic Heroes is what I, and many others, have always wanted in a 3D Sonic game, just pure, fast fun. Unlike the other 3D games, the main objective in all the levels is to get to the end, not collect items or anything like that (with one exception, but I will get to that later).
The story in this game is very good. Each set of characters has their own story, objectives, and missions. Eggman is back, and he has someone new with him, but I do not want to spoil anything in the game by saying who. Amy is still after Sonic, and Shadow is back, and ready for some more action.
The gameplay is one of the main changes, and it is a great one! You control three characters at once, and they all have to be used due to their different abilities. The main problem is the occasional glitch with grinding, where you miss the ledge completely, and there is nothing you can or could have done about it.
The graphics are the best a Sonic game has ever seen, and are incredibly smooth with very fast frame rate. Sadly, you cannot really take the time to observe the levels incredible detail, because the game is constantly moving, but you will be having to much fun to miss that.
The multi-player consists of many different types, starting off with your basic race. As you play through the game, you gain new multi-player modes, and eventually new ''Robot'' costumes.
The sound is basically rock music, so it will not appeal to everyone, but I loved it. The voice acting is great, with a few exceptions (Tails...). They manage to have rock, but still make it feel like that classic Sonic music.
Replay Value: 8/10
The replay value is great, because you have to keep going through the game and beating it with new characters. You also can collect emblems to enhance multi-player mode, which is great in itself. Some levels are fun just to go back to and play, even if you have no reason or reward to gain.
RENT or BUY
Buy! This is an incredible game, and you will not regret it.
If you are not a big Sonic fan, at least rent it, in all likelyhood, it will help you appreciate the Blue Blur and his legacy of games.
Reviewer's Score: 9/10 | Originally Posted: 01/08/04
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