Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Wii U

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  • Summary: In Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy must work together as they face the deadly snake-like ancient villain, Lyric and his army of war mongering robots as they rise from deep within their home island. Sonic and his team will navigate the world like never before;In Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy must work together as they face the deadly snake-like ancient villain, Lyric and his army of war mongering robots as they rise from deep within their home island. Sonic and his team will navigate the world like never before; racing across ancient ruins, through the depths of the ocean and even back in time to save the world from Lyric’s evil plan. With an emphasis on collaboration, the roles of Tails, Knuckles and Amy, will be elevated in gameplay that capitalizes on each character’s unique talents and abilities. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 24 out of 28
  1. Dec 1, 2014
    55
    It’s not deserving of some of the vitriol it’s received as it’s not the worst game ever, but it’s just so painfully average in so many ways that it may actually be worse by not being a worse game.
  2. Nov 13, 2014
    50
    It’s admirable that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric tries so many new things, but every path it follows is a dead end.
  3. Jan 15, 2015
    40
    Simply put, Sonic Boom is one of the worst Sonic games in recent memory: the concept is bland, the design is awful and the execution is incredibly poor.
  4. Dec 23, 2014
    30
    Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric is a real disappointment for Sonic fans. There is basically nothing positive to say about this game. Sonic deserves much better.
  5. Games Master UK
    Jan 31, 2015
    29
    Possibly the worst blotch on Sonic's record. [Feb 2015, p.73]
  6. 20
    I might even consider it the worst Sonic game I have ever played.
  7. Nov 24, 2014
    10
    The absolute worst Sonic video game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 194
  1. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    I enjoyed the Combat, comedy and variety of moves and an emphasis on exploration are pretty neat as the original sonic games did have. AlsoI enjoyed the Combat, comedy and variety of moves and an emphasis on exploration are pretty neat as the original sonic games did have. Also like the humor and quirkiness of story. Don't understand the hate the game is getting. Have played every sonic game and still enjoying it along with new cartoon. Expand
  2. Mar 2, 2015
    10
    best game hands down. i like teh bad frame rates because it feels like im in teh 90s. and the story is unparalleled, im not sure what happens,best game hands down. i like teh bad frame rates because it feels like im in teh 90s. and the story is unparalleled, im not sure what happens, but i think its unparalleled. i have this game to thank for my love of bounce pads and rings. teh new dumb knuckles really allows me to connect with the character on an emotional level. beautiful game, must buy, no contest, skyrim sux buttz compared to teh world of sonic boom. SONIC SPEED! long live sega. Expand
  3. sdc
    Apr 4, 2015
    7
    People really need to take a step back. Sure, it has no polish, but it still worked fine. And it did mroe than that. The story was funny andPeople really need to take a step back. Sure, it has no polish, but it still worked fine. And it did mroe than that. The story was funny and light, and the first half of it is just how I want my Sonic. The controls are beautiful, so I found it nice, and the level designs were very simple, but fun. It's an average game, but still a good one. Expand
  4. Jan 15, 2015
    3
    Considering the game supposed to have a plot with development in it, I've dropped by original score of 5 to a 3 because it is completelyConsidering the game supposed to have a plot with development in it, I've dropped by original score of 5 to a 3 because it is completely lacking in any character development or personality. None of the four main characters have any internal OR external conflict with the plot of the game, and in no way are they relatable.
    The plot never feels like its advancing and its not very appealing either.

    The voice acting is cheesy and unlife-like.

    The animations aren't bad, but they're not good by any means.

    There are glitches aplenty, not to say that no game is without glitches, but when a game is oozing with almost game breaking glitches every few seconds, there is a definite problem.

    The game often feels like its trying to be too many things at once - a platformer, a beat em up, a block puzzle, even an RPG. At certain parts it feels like they're changing between different kinds of camera controllers and player controllers to completely mix up the experience the player is receiving. There are some games that effectively do something like this, there are even some games that can effectively mix together a bunch of genres seamlessly - but this game is no where near being that.

    The art, style, and models are the only thing this game has going for it.

    RedButton: Next time you're licensed as a 2nd party developer to make a game, please finish it.
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  5. Nov 14, 2014
    1
    Probably needed another six months to bake. Still, even if you discount all the glitches and unfinished bits, Boom is a tedious and ultimatelyProbably needed another six months to bake. Still, even if you discount all the glitches and unfinished bits, Boom is a tedious and ultimately boring experience. Expand
  6. May 24, 2015
    0
    I played the demo out of curiosity, and had to put it down after 5 or so minutes because it was so awful, the controls are horrible, theI played the demo out of curiosity, and had to put it down after 5 or so minutes because it was so awful, the controls are horrible, the combat is clunky, the frame rate is horrible, and the voice acting is worse than all of these thinks combined, on the plus side the music, while it's not good, doesn't make me want to kill myself. Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2014
    0
    Terrible game,full of glitches,bad controls,bad graphics,bad frame rate.
    Some fresh new ideas..but nothing special who could keep Sonic
    Terrible game,full of glitches,bad controls,bad graphics,bad frame rate.
    Some fresh new ideas..but nothing special who could keep Sonic alive.
    Big red Button killed the Hedgehog...or was he already dead?
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