Average User Score: 8.9Nov 5, 2012This is, without a doubt, the greatest game I've ever played. Basically it takes what made Zelda: Ocarina of Time so great and makes it ten times better, longer and much more charming. Story, graphics and sound are al perfect. Game-play is near perfect (The Celestial Brush is sometimes unresponsive, but that's more a problem with the Wii Remote more than anything else). It's an absolute joy to play, with loads of side quests and hidden goodies. In a world full of realistic looking Call of Duties and FIFAs, this stands out from the crowd and it's an absolute shame that it sold so few copies. I can't recommend it enough. Buy this or the HD re-release on PS3.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Nov 5, 2012After the great Sonic Colours on the Wii, it's heart-warming to see the Sonic franchise I love and grew up with back on track after the pretty disastrous 2004 - 2008 era. This game is Sonic Team's love letter to the fans.
Both modern and classic Sonic control great, but I enjoyed the modern Sonic levels more. There's a real sense of speed, especially in the 3D sections. I feel they finally got the modern 3D game-play right in this game. Classic Sonic plays pretty much exactly like the Mega Drive quartet, and is still just as easy to pick up and play.
It's not quite perfect. The main game is a bit short (it'll take Sonic veterans a day at most), and the final boss really lets the game down as it's quite buggy and lags. There are a lot of challenges though which gradually get more difficult and adds hours on to the game. Re-playing levels is also pretty fun. The story itself is quite simple, but it's nice to see the other characters make an appearance for a change. A lot of them haven't been seen for a while. There are also moments where the game pokes fun at itself. There are only 9 levels in total with six boss battles but there are a sheer number of other levels referenced with in the levels, which I thought was a really nice touch. One particular example that springs to mind is when playing Seside Hill as Classic Sonic, there are underwater sections that lift moments from Sonic 1's Labarynth Zone and Sonic 3's Hydrocity Zone. There are so many spectacular moments packed in to the nine levels and it's fun to guess what Sonic game they are from.
Bottom line, this is a great game and a must buy if you've ever been a fan of the blue blur.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Nov 5, 2012This entry to the Kingdom Hearts series introduces th new features - the Drop system and the Spirit raising. The drop system is flawed. Basically Sora and Riku each have a time limit. When the time ends, you are forced to switch. There are items that prolong the time you have, but it gets pretty frustrating when you're in the middle of a boss battle and are forced to switch. Spirit raising is a nice little side quest that added a few more hours to my time spent on this game and had more depth then I initially thought. The creatures are varied and it works a little like Pokémon crossed with Nintendogs. Depending on how your spirits are raised, they can use different attacks to aid you in battle. There's also a mini game where three of your spirits battle with three other spirits using a system where you flick out cards to give them orders.
In terms of the story and the main game-play, this game is definitely not for newcomers to the series. I had previously only played Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 and the storyline really confused me at first. However, there's an explanation of the story for each other game in the series that you can unlock. Another thing is that I felt that the game at the start did a bad job of explaining the command system, and I think it should have broken it down a bit. Controls though are pretty solid. Presentation, graphics and sound is outstanding as usual for Square. A good choice for Disney franchises represented in each world (except for Tron Legacy).
To sum it up, if you are a fan of the series, you'll love this. However newbies should play other games in the series first, and the drop system really needs work.… Expand