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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: 49 out of 178
  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. Jan 1, 2015
    10
    A game that's worth it.A game that's worth it. Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy it! Expand
  3. Jan 20, 2015
    8
    This may not be the best sonic game, but, this game show a great story and voice talents.at least this game was better than Sonic The HedgehogThis may not be the best sonic game, but, this game show a great story and voice talents.at least this game was better than Sonic The Hedgehog (2006). Don't be a hater. Expand
  4. Mar 9, 2015
    3
    THIS GAME IS WORSE THAN SONIC 06!
    Bad game play, bugs and glitches and frame rate drops. What makes me more angry is that this game is
    THIS GAME IS WORSE THAN SONIC 06!
    Bad game play, bugs and glitches and frame rate drops. What makes me more angry is that this game is powered by the Cryengine 3 which was used to power Crysis 3. If Crysis 3 looks great with the Cryengine 3 THEN WHY DOES SONIC BOOM ON THE WII U LOOK LIKE A PS2 TITLE
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  5. Dec 15, 2014
    2
    Damas y caballeros... Con ustedes el FLOP del año!!!
    No se que decir... SEGA, creas Aliens Colonial Marines, una reverenda m*erda, haces bien
    Damas y caballeros... Con ustedes el FLOP del año!!!
    No se que decir... SEGA, creas Aliens Colonial Marines, una reverenda m*erda, haces bien en quitarlo del catalogo de Wii U, prometes compensarlo con 3 juegos, Sonic Lost World (bien), M&S en Londres (Regular) y cuando el hype por el tercer juego esta en el aire sales con esto... BOOM... así describo este juego, donde SLW se convierte una obra de arte subvalorada en exceso.
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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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