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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: 52 out of 173
  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. Apr 8, 2015
    10
    Best game ever Sonic's design rocks. The graphics and so next gen that this game has an update that made this game got even more polished thanBest game ever Sonic's design rocks. The graphics and so next gen that this game has an update that made this game got even more polished than Sonic 06. Good for the Sanic fans
    Gameplay:
    Very smooth no more lag than the game without an update it lags like a bad game. The game itself rocks that Knuckles was very sad that his glitch is gone hahaahahahah take that Knuckles now Tails has the game to Sonic and himself taking over the game cause its Sonic's game (duh) and Amy's an idiot in this game if she was removed this is the best game in Sonic history. Amy go to your own team idiot
    Story:
    Sanic is running with Teils in his game
    Overall:
    420/420 -Sonic931
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  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. Dec 17, 2014
    3
    Sonic 06 is better than this. At least Sonic 06 was so bad at points that it was fun to laugh at with your friends... also Sonic 06 is waySonic 06 is better than this. At least Sonic 06 was so bad at points that it was fun to laugh at with your friends... also Sonic 06 is way more interesting than this garbage. I mean seriously this game is one of the most boring games I've ever played. This game was so bad that some of the developers left before it was finished so their names would not be in the credits. Full of glitches, some which are useful like how you can make good use out of the glitches in Sonic 06. One being the pause-and-jump. I at least thought this would be a decent platformer and perhaps not fit for a Sonic game like Sonic Lost World. Speaking of Sonic Lost World, if you want a good recent Sonic game go with Lost Word. From my understanding most people dislike that game because Sonic is not fast enough but it is still a solid 3D platformer unlike this. Simply don't buy this game unless you like terrible games. I would seriously rather play Bubsy 3D than this, since this game is just so... so boring. Well that might be a stretch actually, it can be entertaining at bits with the cut scenes at all... but if you want that just watch the Sonic Boom tv series. even if you are a diehard Sonic fan do not buy this Expand
  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. Feb 5, 2015
    0
    Really poor all around. It feels very unfinished. It feels like the director tried to cram in too many things and got over their heads.Really poor all around. It feels very unfinished. It feels like the director tried to cram in too many things and got over their heads. "Keep It Simple Stupid" I think fits well here. If they had done that, the current pretty good animation, decent character design, coupled with a more simple game play would have been much better. This is ESPECIALLY true if the excuse of why this game is so dumb is that it was aimed at kids. Well then, you should have KEPT IT SIMPLE. No fighting attacks. At maximum make auto targeted sonic dash rolls. No energy ropes or whatever that **** is....You get the point. 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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