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  • Summary: Join an epic high-speed fight to save a world decimated by Dr. Eggman and a mysterious villain in the newest game from the team that made Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations. Experience fast-paced action as Modern Sonic, catapult past perilous platforms as Classic Sonic, and use powerful newJoin an epic high-speed fight to save a world decimated by Dr. Eggman and a mysterious villain in the newest game from the team that made Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations. Experience fast-paced action as Modern Sonic, catapult past perilous platforms as Classic Sonic, and use powerful new gadgets as your very own Custom Hero Character.

    In Eggman's greatest victory to-date, the evil doctor has conquered much of the world with a mysterious new power. A resistance comprised of Sonic's friends is formed to fi ght back, and in the midst of the chaos and destruction, an unlikely hero will rise up to help Modern and Classic Sonic take back their world.

    Even these three heroes may have their work cut out for them, as Dr. Eggman has a new ally of his own...
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Nov 14, 2017
    65
    There is too much wrong with Sonic Forces to recommend it to everyone, but if you’re hankering for 3D Sonic, and you’ve finished every other Sonic game, then check it out on sale.
  2. Nov 8, 2017
    65
    Despite my multiple gripes with Sonic Forces, I still enjoyed the adventure. 3D Sonic games still aren't to where they should be after such a long time of iteration and experimentation, but through improved gameplay and level design, Sonic Forces continues the series' evolution in the right direction.
  3. Nov 16, 2017
    64
    Poor controls, short and few levels: the game is over as fast as Sonic runs. It has its moments, but considering the positive prerequisites, the technical shortcomings make the game a mess.
  4. Nov 13, 2017
    60
    We get the impression that Sonic Team wanted Forces to be the Best Sonic Game Ever, with a Greatest Hits package of everything good in the series, but they didn’t have the time, money or talent to accomplish this. The 2D sections control poorly, and the 3D sections sport the same problems that the series has had since Sonic Adventure – such as dying if you don’t play the level exactly as the designer intended. There’s fun to be had, but even then Forces feels so cheap and abrupt that you’ll be finished with it entirely in 4 hours. It’s not the worst 3D Sonic game, but in trying to do everything Sonic Team didn’t really accomplish anything. Next time, stick to just Generations 2 or Colours 2. Or even better – give Sonic entirely to other developers.
  5. CD-Action
    Feb 8, 2018
    50
    Sonic Forces’ few merits (like the soundtrack) are not enough to offset primitive gameplay, crude level design, poor pacing that completely obliterates the sense of speed, and the script that resembles a fanfic. [01/2018, p.42]
  6. Nov 15, 2017
    50
    Sonic Forces is not, like several entries in the series, offensively bad. There are some stages where you can’t help but be swept up by its breakneck pace, pounding soundtrack, and chaotic pinball table levels. It’s just unfortunate that it was released so soon after Mania, which took the best of old Sonic and made it sparklingly relevant again. Forces, however, is plagued by inconsistent level design, floaty controls, and a risible Saturday morning cartoon storyline that only kids and rabid Sonic fans will find entertaining.
  7. Jan 18, 2018
    30
    I won’t pretend that Sonic Forces is a disappointment – it telegraphed its kitchen sink approach to content a long time ago. Desperately trying to please every kind of Sonic fan, it is every bit the mishmash of half realised ideas vying for your attention that it seemed like it would be. I guess I just never expected that their attempts to hold that attention would be so feeble.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 84
  2. Negative: 22 out of 84
  1. Nov 8, 2017
    10
    BS
    yall are exaggerating and pretending like this is worst than 06
    forces deserves a rating higher than colours cause everything is
    BS
    yall are exaggerating and pretending like this is worst than 06
    forces deserves a rating higher than colours
    cause everything is improved in this game
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  2. Feb 25, 2021
    10
    I LOVE THIS game , ITS SO GOOD AND AMAZING, MY FRIENDS HATE ME, ITS SUCH A GOOD GAME NateSquared
  3. Nov 7, 2017
    10
    this game is awesome
    and follows the boost formula perfectly from unleashed and generations and colors
    if you really enjoy playing the
    this game is awesome
    and follows the boost formula perfectly from unleashed and generations and colors
    if you really enjoy playing the previous boost games i recommend you to play this one as well

    dont care about the biased ratings it doesn't make any sense that they gave colors and generations such good ratings while forces is getting more hate than positive ratings
    forces is a mix of an improved sonic colors and generations
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  4. Sep 17, 2020
    7
    Sonic forces has- a lot of bugs. There are times where you will be thrown from the stage where you should have landed and this happens moreSonic forces has- a lot of bugs. There are times where you will be thrown from the stage where you should have landed and this happens more often then you’d like. The character customisation leaves a lot to be desired too, it was an ambitious thing to try.

    However I found sonic forces to be a lot of fun. It’s a fast paced game with a lot of boosting like previous 3D sonic titles. I replay it quite often when I find I want a mindless game to play and still have fun.

    My biggest issue with the game is the classic sonic stages. The way it controls makes it really difficult to navigate and when I replay I actively avoid these stages . Luckily there aren’t too many and modern sonic and avatar stages take the majority.

    I must also add, like with most sonic titles the music is really good and sets the tone amazingly!
    Personally I would recommend this game to sonic fans but at the same time I don’t recommend you spend an awful lot of money on it
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  5. Nov 8, 2017
    6
    Sonic Forces
    A bit half-baked
    Sonic forces is a 3d meets 2d sonic game where you set out to save the world from dr eggman and the new
    Sonic Forces
    A bit half-baked
    Sonic forces is a 3d meets 2d sonic game where you set out to save the world from dr eggman and the new hedgehog in town infinite
    your goal is to run through the games 30 stages and reclaim the world for team sonic...
    only problem is sonic can’t do it alone, he needs your help after he’s snatched up…
    A rookie is called in to aid to sonic..
    And that rookie is you...
    You create your own character out of pretty limited choices and you set out to reclaim territories and help team sonic on different missions…
    There are sos missions where you play as other created characters for rewards, there are bonus missions, and again 30 regular missions…
    Sonic forces is a really enjoyable and fun game…
    unfortunately this is an extremely casual sonic game as well, geared more towards children than sonic vets…
    It has the typical things from the sonic formula... rings counting as your health... running really fast and dashing through enemies…
    but failing is practically impossible…
    My issue with sonic mania was that I felt it wasn’t casual enough as levels were way too long to go off of a life system… and sonic forces goes the complete opposite of having extremely short levels with infinite lives.. if you lose your rings its back to the checkpoint…
    This is really just a score chasing game…
    the level design is great, the worlds is beautiful, there’s decent music… but the best feeling levels are over before they even feel like they begin.. making it hard for any stage here to be memorable…
    but this 2 and a half hour long campaign does mix things up as it switches through your character, regular sonic, and classic sonic… all 3 handling differently…
    With classic sonic stages giving you a little more challenge, but still not much..
    With your character you’re able to use different weapons you unlock as you play to shoot enemies all with their own perks in level like invincibility, or turning enemies into ice cubes giving you coins...
    All of this to try and obtain a levels s rank which will get you more clothing items to customize your character, as will completing the games different challenges… giving the player reason to go back and play these levels…
    But being so easy… hardly any timing here, which is that makes 3d sonic games so addicting.. And it’s completely missing...
    This game is really just shoot enemies while sonic runs forward... ocassionally take down a boss and repeat..
    I never felt engaged…
    And while it doesn’t feel like a real sonic game, and there’s hardly challenge or addictive qualities...
    I enjoyed my time with this game... Its fun…
    This is a very decent baby’s first sonic game…
    I Give Sonic Forces
    a 6.5/10
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  6. Nov 12, 2017
    4
    Welp, sadly this Sonic game is very catastrophic.

    The story is pure nonsense. It's similar to a 3rd grade fan-fiction. And that's say it
    Welp, sadly this Sonic game is very catastrophic.

    The story is pure nonsense. It's similar to a 3rd grade fan-fiction. And that's say it all.

    Gameplay? Well, the Sonics are very buggy, I don't understand why they haven't used the Sonic Generations' controls. Not the perfect physic for Classic, but at least is was not buggy!
    At least the Avatar has a solid gameplay. But this is a Sonic game, this is not sufficient.

    Ah, right. The level design. The legendary level design of this game.
    The level design is horrible. In some levels I died because... Well, I don't know how to describe it. Some manual parts are designer for drifting, but you CAN'T BECAUSE THEY HAVE REMOVED THE ABILITY TO SONIC TO DO IT. And if you don't go slow you can easily die. Yes, you must go slow in a game where the protagonist like to run fast.

    The bosses! The bosses are the best! The succeded not only to recycle bosses from old games, but... To recycle bosses in the SAME F***ING GAME. TWICE.

    You can personalize the Avatar however you like, you have too much personalisation for it. Maybe if they used that budget in making a better gameplay or level design... but I know, that's a dream which cannot possibly become true.

    For me, this game is a very big joke. Bad story, bad gameplay. I don't recommend it.
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  7. Mar 31, 2021
    0
    absolute garbage

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