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  • Summary: Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is a standalone adventure that shares key characters, events and lore of the Sonic Boom universe with exclusive environments and characters, as well as an emphasis on platforming and puzzles.

    In addition to Sonic, Tails and Knuckles, gamers will also be able to
    Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is a standalone adventure that shares key characters, events and lore of the Sonic Boom universe with exclusive environments and characters, as well as an emphasis on platforming and puzzles.

    In addition to Sonic, Tails and Knuckles, gamers will also be able to take on the role of Sticks, the newest member of the team. She will play an integral role in the story after her best friend Amy gets kidnapped by the ancient villain Lyric.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. Dec 4, 2014
    70
    Shattered Crystal isn't your typical Sonic game... Instead, it's a competent maze-based platform game that you'll probably enjoy.
  2. Dec 10, 2014
    60
    It is fun whilst it lasts and is definitely deserving of a play through. This is Sonic, just not quite as he was previously known.
  3. Nov 26, 2014
    58
    As a Sonic game there's nothing positive here, but as a game, in general, it is a reasonable options for kids, particularly if they're fans of the TV series.
  4. 50
    With more polish and a longer development cycle, Shattered Crystal could have been very enjoyable. Now it is just what it wants to be: An okayish tie-in to a new Sonic cartoon.
  5. Nov 18, 2014
    40
    Sonic has run faster in the past. Shattered Crystal is a boring and awkward game. Sticks brings new ideas that do not work in the end. Need these jumps in 2,5D? No thanks.
  6. Nov 13, 2014
    40
    The sorry "story" segments largely amount to random combinations of the four main characters trading bad jokes, such as running the difference between "who" and "whom" into the ground.
  7. 20
    Another unspeakably bad platformer that beyond its more general faults seems to purposefully misunderstand the appeal of the entire Sonic franchise.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. Dec 4, 2014
    10
    Although the Wii U was good, the 3DS version of the game is so amazing it makes the Wii U version look average. A very awesome speedy,Although the Wii U was good, the 3DS version of the game is so amazing it makes the Wii U version look average. A very awesome speedy, adventurous, and delightful platform game that has raised the standards for the 3DS's potential in my opinion. Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    This is a solid 3DS platformer. It's a good mix of exploration, mini-games and twitch based gameplay. The overall production value and qualityThis is a solid 3DS platformer. It's a good mix of exploration, mini-games and twitch based gameplay. The overall production value and quality is good. Expand
  3. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    I thought that this game was pretty awesome. The cutscenes were beautifully animated, the game play was fast and fun, all around it was aI thought that this game was pretty awesome. The cutscenes were beautifully animated, the game play was fast and fun, all around it was a fun very solid game. Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2014
    9
    The game is really good! This is not a classic Sonic game with speed, but brings new mechanics and new features. It is not good as the gamesThe game is really good! This is not a classic Sonic game with speed, but brings new mechanics and new features. It is not good as the games of Sonic Team traditionally does, but it is a great game. I loved the change of characters, and various types of stages. I had fun playing it.

    This is a new branch of Sonic franchise, and it´s meant to be different, and this is very good. Don´t listen to opinions of press like IGN, Gamespot, and others. They want to influence your opinion, and they love to say "Well it´s Sonic? It´s a bad game". Every little mistake is a reason to say the game is very bad, something we don´t see in other games. There is a lot of injustice with Sonic series, and Shattered Crystal is just one more.
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  5. Nov 14, 2014
    7
    IGNORANCE is written with what?! IGN,That's right children.

    I had the opportunity to play,and this is by no means a Bad game. forget that
    IGNORANCE is written with what?! IGN,That's right children.

    I had the opportunity to play,and this is by no means a Bad game. forget that this game is "classic" sonic for a minute. the guys even said that it was a different game, and that's the point.sonic boom to me is a completely different animal. deserves a lower grade than the classic,games? YES. but it is a bad game ?! ABSOLUTELY NOT.

    it kinda reminded me of Sonic Rush,with some gimmicks here and there,(using Enerbeam for example, which can be compared with the kick of Sonic Lost World) ...

    for me, so I got used to the Gimmicks of each stage was even pleasurable experience ... IGN has (sorry) FIRE IN THE *SS, they don't even take even 5 minutes to get used to the game. they are classicists,that don't even take in consideration that this is a different game. and that for IGN: "If it is not Sonic generations,no good", and that's ridiculous.

    Is there Bugs?! OF COURSE. is there annoyances?! YES. But is it a Bad game?! NOPE.
    I give 7/10. I had fun, and got head first already knowing it was a DIFFERENT game, so it did not scare me. Many people were scared because it is SONIC BOOM, and this is Ridiculous.
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  6. Dec 10, 2014
    7
    Although the critics are hating this the fans will disagree. This game has different references and gimmicks that will remind you of the pastAlthough the critics are hating this the fans will disagree. This game has different references and gimmicks that will remind you of the past Sonic games from Tails' Seafox and rival races this is a mixture of classic Sonic gameplay added with exploration. The game's focus on teamwork get's us to plays as different characters that we have not played as in a long time and the addition of Sticks who is exclusive to Sonic Boom. There are very few glitches and the cheesy jokes are sure to entertain the targeted audience of little kids. The only downside is if you want to progress through the game you must collect special "Sonic Badges". You gain these by finishing levels, collecting all crystal shards or blueprints in an adventure level. i be able to complete the story you need at least 30 badges out of 35 so there is a lot of backtracking. After collecting all the blueprints in the first 2 levels you can build them to create a crystal shard and blueprint tracker helping you to get the badges. Overall this game can be hard to finish if you are bad at exploring and if you pick the wrong path you might have to start the level again just to obtain the one collectible. The game is very short and you probably won't play it again after completing the story.

    7/10
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  7. Nov 15, 2014
    0
    This game is pathetic, derivative garbage. Anyone giving this game a score of higher than 4 is being a delusional fanboy. I don't even knowThis game is pathetic, derivative garbage. Anyone giving this game a score of higher than 4 is being a delusional fanboy. I don't even know where to start as far as this game's bugs, glitches, failures, and awful game mechanics go, so i just won't. but it's seriously one of the worst games i have ever played. Yes, E V E R. stay as far away from this and get something that's actually good, like Super Mario 3D Land. Expand

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