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
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. 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: 50 out of 184
  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. Aug 8, 2015
    10
    Easily da best sanic game EVAH! Evrything is Well done. Kombat is fun, puzzles are clever, and da characters boring diversity 2 da game, sanicEasily da best sanic game EVAH! Evrything is Well done. Kombat is fun, puzzles are clever, and da characters boring diversity 2 da game, sanic is fast, tails can fly, knackles is 2stronk, and Amy is pointless, overal it's da best sanic game of all time, i'm glad sanic games are gud again. Expand
  3. Nov 15, 2014
    7
    It is up there with crash bandicoot & spyro, a good old style Naughtydog game, people just need to open their eyes and look at it not as sonicIt is up there with crash bandicoot & spyro, a good old style Naughtydog game, people just need to open their eyes and look at it not as sonic games pasts.
    Disregaurd the 10's and 4 & bellows they are made by people who never played the damn game and basically just troll scoring for the most part, most of the negative reviews are by sony ponies and xbots getting mad cause its not on playstation, xbox, or vita. Most of the 10s are made by people who don't actually have a review explaining their rating and opinions of this game.

    Gameplay:

    The gameplay isn't like the standard sonic game were you just run fast with high flying action of player NOT the hell in controll, instead in this game it is a action platformer with exploration elements, with a combat system of 2 different types of attacks. A standard attack every characters is different, and a special attack. The special attacks for some characters seem really useless like knuckles break dance attack range is too small to actually hit anything without getting hit yourself. While sonics special attack actually is more of a combo move where there is 2 varients with feed back that feels like you are doing a lot more damage, thus more rewarding to do.

    It is a more action adventure game that will leave you exploring but disappointed there are not enough secrets which causes you to search and look deeper for secrets instead of instant gradification like in other sonic games. It does treat you like you are dumb giving you tutorials and walks you through but only after the fact that you needed to know what it is you are suppose to do. Then at other times it nags you to do something you done a million times, and this is in the very beginning of the game.

    About half way through they stfu, and you can actually play the game and have some fun, there are some puzzles that it actually does the right thing and doesn't tell you jack **** which can leave some people confused because they thought game was going to play them and not them play game.

    But for gamer's it should be fun, unless they are whiny entitled dinguses.
    Voice acting: terrible... oh you want more to know on it well the voice... sonic + voice acting = always bad especially when you treat the gamer like they are **** stupid. Voice acting for the purpose of story mmmk, voice acting to tell me what each character is doing without telling me what they are doing BBBBADDDD...

    Multiplayer:
    this is a very 2 player co-op centered game but apparently there is a 4 player challenge mode I havn't gotten around to it.

    Level design:

    It is amazing you can clearly tell it is reminised of both spyro and crash bandicoot, many people were complaining saying the 2d sections are just trying to be like sonic generations and crap like that but they have 3d to 2d to 3d with levels designed exactly like crash bandicoot at parts and other parts were they were layed out exactly like spyros.

    The bad:
    Worst part of the game: Requires 3ds version of the game to unlock larger "wallets" which means more coins because you can only collect 100 coins and that is it. Coins are treated as health in this game so that is obviously a very flawed thing with this game which is why I am rating it so low unlike most of the whiny bastards on here without a actual legiment complaint about the actual game.

    The best:
    It reminds me a lot of the older crash bandicoot games mixed in with spyro with some racket and clank elements added on to it. The gameplay is solid while the story is bbbbbaddd, mostly due to the some of the voice acting and how many cut scenes are there in the beginning, some of the new characters are decent. The gameplay is solid but it really isn't the standard sonic game which doesn't make it a bad game

    PS:: look at all those angry reviewers mad that they didn't get their review copies copy pasting things here in this user section, all of them mad because they didn't get gift baskets either, I say **** them those corrupt bastards.
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  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. Aug 7, 2015
    2
    Still better than 06.

    Don't get me wrong, this game IS arse, but it is better than Sonic 06. I just think this is better than 06 because
    Still better than 06.

    Don't get me wrong, this game IS arse, but it is better than Sonic 06. I just think this is better than 06 because the storyline isn't like 06's. I do hate the redesigns though, especially Knuckles', because he was my favourite character.

    And SEGA, DO NOT screw up the next Sonic game.
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  6. May 3, 2015
    0
    There’s no doubt that Sonic Team have lost their quality touch. They are worse than talent less: they are without passion. Bored, weary,There’s no doubt that Sonic Team have lost their quality touch. They are worse than talent less: they are without passion. Bored, weary, closed-minded and out of touch with any sense of what makes games good anymore. Quite simply put, after making so many of them, Sonic Team is tired of Sonic games - something Ben cites as a reason for Yuji Naka’s resignation in 2006. Sega continues to publish terrible games, which has become more aberrant since the release of sonic lost world, which of course had felt the need to stray away from an almost perfect formula. Expand
  7. Nov 11, 2014
    0
    The only bad thing about Sonic Boom is that the game is terrible in every way.

    But this game is just really bad, It just feels really
    The only bad thing about Sonic Boom is that the game is terrible in every way.

    But this game is just really bad, It just feels really rushed like it's still an Alpha build.
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