Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal 3DS

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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 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  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 3, 2014
    60
    If you're a Sonic fan or you enjoy platformers, you can do an awful lot worse, and this may be one to grab should the opportunity or a bargain price arise.
  3. Jan 15, 2015
    60
    Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is bogged down by slow and repetitive exploration, but there are moments of great, fast platforming that call back to Sonic’s heyday.
  4. Nov 17, 2014
    50
    Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal offers some fun platforming and treasure hunting moments, but its tedious mazes and poor story ultimately make it a drag. This one needed more time with a level editor and less time spent forcing players to repeat content.
  5. Jan 9, 2015
    50
    And the wait for an outstanding, groundbreaking Sonic continues. Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal does not live up to the expectations due to a dull level design, a sub-par outlook and gameplay that is simply not compelling.
  6. 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 50
  2. Negative: 10 out of 50
  1. Dec 9, 2014
    10
    10 out of 10

    I'm playing again. The adventuring aspect of this game made it much more entertaining than an average everyday Sonic Game. It
    10 out of 10

    I'm playing again. The adventuring aspect of this game made it much more entertaining than an average everyday Sonic Game. It breaks my heart that the Wii U version doesn't get as much praise from fans as this one though.
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  2. Dec 6, 2014
    10
    The game. It's just flawless. That's all I have to say. I would definitely advise getting the game. Trust me you will not regret it! Now goThe game. It's just flawless. That's all I have to say. I would definitely advise getting the game. Trust me you will not regret it! Now go get some money! 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. sdc
    Apr 5, 2015
    8
    Fast and frantic, this is a solid action adventure that reminds me sort of Metroidvania. Overall, a much better game than it's iff-fated Wii UFast and frantic, this is a solid action adventure that reminds me sort of Metroidvania. Overall, a much better game than it's iff-fated Wii U counterpart. Expand
  5. Jun 9, 2015
    7
    Sonic Boom Shattered Crystal was fun for the most part but, it those have many flaws like the game forcing you to go back and collect moreSonic Boom Shattered Crystal was fun for the most part but, it those have many flaws like the game forcing you to go back and collect more crystal shards in order to proceed through the game. Shattered crystal is also very short taking only 3 or 4 days to get through. Sonic boom Shattered crystal isn't all bad the puzzles and the platforming are very enjoyable and getting to use some of the other characters instead of just Sonic is a nice change of pace. overall how I feel about Shattered crystal is neutral it's not a bad game and its not the best game in the franchise if your thinking about buying this id say there's better Sonic games out there but, don't let how I feel about this game disrupt your decision. Expand
  6. Jun 26, 2015
    5
    This game feels, looks and sounds amazing. Unfortunately if you are not a fan of backtracking like I am the you will probably hate this game.This game feels, looks and sounds amazing. Unfortunately if you are not a fan of backtracking like I am the you will probably hate this game. I'm on the third world and Just cant play the rest because I have to go back and collect crap from the past levels. Other than that gameplay is fun and reminds me of the classics. Expand
  7. Feb 18, 2015
    0
    ok, dont waste your money on this piece of crap. The controles are horable, the levels are way to long, it is boring, and it is nothing likeok, dont waste your money on this piece of crap. The controles are horable, the levels are way to long, it is boring, and it is nothing like sonic. I played the demo and i did not like it very much. 0/10 Expand

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