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  • Summary: An extraordinary amusement park has been seen orbiting around the home planet of Sonic the Hedgehog, and rumors are spreading that an alien race of Wisps, who have a unique colorful energy, are being held captive there by the evil Dr. Eggman. Soon after arriving at the amusement park, SonicAn extraordinary amusement park has been seen orbiting around the home planet of Sonic the Hedgehog, and rumors are spreading that an alien race of Wisps, who have a unique colorful energy, are being held captive there by the evil Dr. Eggman. Soon after arriving at the amusement park, Sonic discovers he is able to use these mysterious alien forces to help the Wisps escape! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 58
  2. Negative: 1 out of 58
  1. Nov 23, 2010
    90
    Sonic Colors is a fantastic game. Its greatest achievement is that one does not have to be a super-tolerant dyed-in-the-wool Sonic super fan to enjoy it or to forgive a laundry list of flaws.
  2. Nov 10, 2010
    88
    Sonic Colours is a worthy successor of the saga we have learned to love in the 90's. Quick and easy to master, the game brings a lot of fun and it's really enjoyable by all kind of players.
  3. Nov 15, 2010
    85
    After many years of average games, Sega finally gets back on the tracks with Sonic Colors: everything the fans were hoping for is here, packed with gorgeous graphics and solid new game mechanics.
  4. Nov 9, 2010
    80
    A long overdue return to form, with a focus on what made Sonic fun in the first place. He's always been fast, but it's good to finally see him speeding in the right direction.
  5. Nov 22, 2010
    80
    Perfect for old-school Sonic fans.
  6. Nov 19, 2010
    70
    The latest game featuring Sonic is a mixed experience. It's the best Sonic-game since the 2D Sonic games and it's a fast, beautiful game with a lot of great levels that you can play many times over and over. But the controls can cause quite some problems and the multiplayer part isn't as good as it could have been.
  7. Nov 13, 2010
    45
    Sonic Colors feels like a step right back into the same crap this series has drowned in for the past decade. If I had to pick a color for this game, it would be brown, for very obvious reasons.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 128
  1. Nov 16, 2010
    10
    It's a mixture of 3D awesomeness and 2D action adding some catchy music and a difficulty that really challenges your stuff. Buying this gameIt's a mixture of 3D awesomeness and 2D action adding some catchy music and a difficulty that really challenges your stuff. Buying this game would be the right choice for any Sonic fan. Expand
  2. sdc
    Apr 3, 2015
    10
    Sonic Colors, is by far the best 3D Sonic game in YEARS. Better than Shadow, 06, Secret Rings, Unleashed, and Black Knight, hell, maybe evenSonic Colors, is by far the best 3D Sonic game in YEARS. Better than Shadow, 06, Secret Rings, Unleashed, and Black Knight, hell, maybe even better than Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1. Certainly up there with the Adventure titles and Heroes as one of the greats. Wonderful story and setting, incredible graphics and sound, tight controls, massive levels, this game well deserves my 10/10. Of course, we're gonna see those biased pissants like Destructoid complain about a perfectly functional game. But hey, that's what you get when you send a "professional" reviewer. Expand
  3. Nov 20, 2010
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is really something else. I myself am a Sonic fan, so of course I've bought many mediocre or worse Sonic games, but even I know the difference between good or bad. And this is not a bad game.

    We all know Sonic Team's track record, so I'm not even going to say anything about it.

    I will say that this game does well to differentiate itself from Sonic Unleashed, which I did enjoy. For one thing, the exclusion of the Werehog automatically makes this game much better in comparison.

    Differences from Sonic Unleashed include an improved drift, simplified controls, exclusion of the annoying quick-time events. Plus there's an emphasis on platforming. Though most of the game takes place in a sidescrolling perspective, it's a great 3D Sonic game.

    The actual 3D areas are the biggest flaw, they're very simplistic. There's barely any platforming or enemies, most of them are either too short, too automated, or they completely center on dodging or drifting. Unleashed, for the most part, had better 3D areas, where you got to choose which action you did in any 3D area. But in this game, there are three types of 3D areas: Quick step, freeform and drift.

    The game definitely has somewhat of a learning curve and becomes more fun the better you get at it, and the game also goes from being a bit simplified at the start to becoming a bit more complex.

    The new gimmick in this game being the wisps, they're obviously important. But this time, they are fun, after you learn how to use them. The game becomes much more fun when you unlock all the wisps, opening up new paths and giving you lots of replay value in previous stages after you've beaten the game.

    The graphics are among the best I've seen on the Wii, up to par with Super Mario Galaxy 2. This is a huge plus, because the stages look amazing in this game for the most part. Too bad this game isn't on an HD console, because it would really benefit from it.

    The music is actually one of the best things about this game, excluding the two vocal themes. Cash Cash needs to stay away from Sonic games, period. But otherwise, the soundtrack is right up there with the Classic Sonic games.

    The controls are a problem, in some ways. After all, even though the game has four controller options, out of the three that I have used, only one comes off as being well implemented.
    Funnily enough, that's the Wiimote by itself, on its side.

    Why? Because the analogue stick was programmed badly for this game. I will say that much, since it's so stiff and really frustrating. In 3D areas, your turning is really "heavy" with any other control option, it's like trying to turn a car that has terrible turning. With the d-pad on the Wiimote, it actually becomes a lot more fluid, it seems to respond faster and much better as well.

    Anyways, this game has great level design, and the first three bosses are actually pretty well done. But they get rehashed a few times, which takes away from how special or good they are.

    The last boss is actually Doctor Eggman this time, in a giant Nega Egg Wisp machine of some sort. This is easily the best boss fight in the game and really makes me wish it were longer.

    All in all, if you're a Sonic fan, get this game. It's really good. If you're a fan of platformers, this game's definitely for you as well!

    If you don't like platformers or Sonic games, why are you reading this review?

    Anyways, 9/10. There were enough flaws to stop it from being perfect, but in no way is it a terrible or mediocre game.
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  4. Feb 12, 2012
    9
    sonic colours is an almost perfect sonic game, the second best out of all of them, it has really fun and unique game-play, an awesome soundsonic colours is an almost perfect sonic game, the second best out of all of them, it has really fun and unique game-play, an awesome sound track, a lot of things to do, a good storyline, all these things are awesome...but there's a not too great coop mode and not amazing presentation. Expand
  5. Oct 6, 2017
    9
    This game shows exactly what the Wii could do. Perfect graphics and good and tight controls. The only things that holds this game back is theThis game shows exactly what the Wii could do. Perfect graphics and good and tight controls. The only things that holds this game back is the 2d to 3d transition and the difficulty spikes. One last thing about this game being held back is that this is a sonic game, slow platforming should not be in a sonic game! The last thing I'll say is that the Music is Fantastic! Best soundtrack ever! Expand
  6. Feb 17, 2014
    8
    The first great 3D Sonic game since Sonic Adventure 2. My 3rd favorite Sonic game behind Generations and SA2, this game is fantastic.The first great 3D Sonic game since Sonic Adventure 2. My 3rd favorite Sonic game behind Generations and SA2, this game is fantastic. Excellent visuals; some of the best on the Wii, great soundtrack, fast-paced 3D Platforming and some of the best voice acting in a Sonic game. It does focus more on 2D though which is kind of disappointing and it's the main thing that makes me prefer Generations over Colors and kinda slows the game a bit. Nevertheless, this game is excellent and is one of the best Sonic games in a while and one of the best the Wii has to offer Expand
  7. Apr 11, 2011
    0
    Sonic is back! But is that still saying much? Probably not. Sloppy level desing, sloppy gameplay, little replay value keep this game fromSonic is back! But is that still saying much? Probably not. Sloppy level desing, sloppy gameplay, little replay value keep this game from truly deserving a 10. In many instances you will find that Sonic "controls himself" which deprives you from a true challenging experience. This game definetely has its fair share of nice eye candy, but that doesn't cut it if you wan't to be engaged with intuitive gameplay. And if you take into consideration the price of this product. At around $50 this is definetly worth a rental at best. Expand

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