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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 86
  2. Negative: 23 out of 86
  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. Jul 10, 2020
    7
    Forces is a bland and uninspired Sonic game that feels especially insulting, seeing how this was supposed to be a return to form for SonicForces is a bland and uninspired Sonic game that feels especially insulting, seeing how this was supposed to be a return to form for Sonic after the fiasco of the Boom era. The game features once again a mix of modern Sonic and classic Sonic stages like Generations, and also introduces the custom Avatar. Creating your own Sonic character is mildly fun, but don't expect to be blown away or anything with the avatar creator.

    The main problem with this game is that none of the three gameplay styles works properly. Modern Sonic handles decently in 3D stages, but is a mess to control in 2D stages. Classic Sonic feels pathetically slow and underpowered. And the avatar stages are quite frankly boring and have nothing to do with what makes Sonic games fun. 2D sections are where this game is at its lowest, with some of the most awkward physics I've ever seen in a platformer, to the point where simple jumps from one platform to another become difficult to execute. It also doesn't help that the level design if often really simplistic and uninspired, and there's not a lot of sense of speed. The game does get a little better with time in terms of controls, but it's still a very unsatisfying experience.

    The levels in this game are pathetically short. Most of them don't even reach the 3 minute mark. As a result, comined with the sub-par level design, almost every stage ends up feeling underwhelming. To make things worse, this game is ridiculously short. It only took me 4 hours to beat the main campaign, and there is basically nothing to do aside from that. Gone are the challenge levels from Generations and instead, the game introduces daily missions, which are stupid and utterly pointless, like 'perform a boost in Stage 5'. Then there's a bunch of extra stages, which house some of the most interesting level design in the game, but they're even shorter than the main levels. Some of them can be completed in 30 seconds.

    Decent graphics and good music are not going to save this game from mediocrity. And I'm not going to bother discussing the story because It's the last thing I care about in a Sonic game. To sum up, Forces is a very mediocre and uninspired game that will probaly leave every Sonic fan with a sense of complete disappointment after playing it.

    Score: 6.8
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  5. Jul 3, 2021
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is just okay but the levels are repetitive the characters can’t be quite its to similar to generations but the game’s visuals are okay Expand
  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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