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  • Summary: Worlds collide in Sonic the Hedgehog's newest adventure. Accelerate to new heights and experience the thrill of high velocity open-zone freedom. Battle powerful enemies as you speed through the Starfall Islands - landscapes brimming with dense forests, overflowing waterfalls, sizzlingWorlds collide in Sonic the Hedgehog's newest adventure. Accelerate to new heights and experience the thrill of high velocity open-zone freedom. Battle powerful enemies as you speed through the Starfall Islands - landscapes brimming with dense forests, overflowing waterfalls, sizzling deserts and more. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 82
  2. Negative: 4 out of 82
  1. Nov 22, 2022
    90
    Sonic Frontiers is the best 3D Sonic of the last decade, and it’s easily one of the best platformers I’ve played in recent years. The changes to the classic formula, coupled with some of the best music video games has to offer makes it a real gem, but what made it truly noteworthy is the ambition on display. I believe Sonic Team and Sega have finally made the game they wanted to make ever since the failure of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and we now have a worthy successor to Sonic Adventure.
  2. 85
    Sonic Frontiers was definitely a risk, but SEGA and Sonic Team are no strangers to rolling the dice and operating on pure ambition. If we are honest with ourselves, for too long, Sonic has come up short on the execution. But this time the iconic speedster has truly delivered. Open world games might be a dime a dozen, and they have not reinvented the wheel here. Instead, they've successfully transported Sonic to an intriguing new world that is a pleasure to explore, while maintaining some retro flare and an engaging story that will make fans happy. Put simply, Sonic Frontiers is the best 3D Sonic game ever made, and a fantastic step in the right direction that bodes very well for the future of everybody's favourite blue hedgehog.
  3. Nov 11, 2022
    80
    Sonic Frontiers has finally figured out how to evolve the franchise in the 3D era, with gameplay mechanics that break away from the usual on-rails hyper-velocity of past editions, ironically giving a sense of speed like very few video games have managed. It's fun, deep and full of little surprises. You can shout to the heavens: Sonic is back! But don't shout too far, or the game won't render.
  4. 75
    Sonic Frontiers is a strange, yet fun time. The individual levels showcase Sonic at his fast-paced, ring-hoarding best, and some of the overworlds sport rewarding exploration mechanics. The insistence by Sonic Team to jam in minigames that block progress to the story is frustrating to say the least, and some of the larger maps’ designs feel a little haphazard. Overall, though, the weirdness of the story will keep some going just to see, well, where the hell it’s all going. It’s weird how much this doesn’t feel like a Sonic game outside of the individual levels, but this is an interesting direction that Sonic Team has taken their blue blur, and hopefully we will see a continued evolution that coalesces into something great.
  5. Nov 23, 2022
    70
    Interesting repurposing with open-world design that makes fast movement fun, but stumbles over technical issues.
  6. Nov 7, 2022
    70
    While it may be far from perfect, Sonic Frontiers is a colossal step in the right direction for the future of the neon blue needlemouse. Its issues are more stumbles than falls, with the action and exploration creating a memorable experience for everyone's favourite Hedgehog.
  7. Nov 7, 2022
    20
    While not outright broken like Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) or Sonic Boom, Sonic Frontiers is a heavily misguided game that muffles good ideas with questionable narrative, technical, and gameplay design decisions. Sonic Team continues to demonstrate that it's not quite sure what to do with the blue blur, taking a wild swing with a game that tries to rival open-world games rather than double down on the strengths of newer titles like Sonic Generations and Sonic Mania, or older successes like the Sonic Adventure series.

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  1. Nov 9, 2022
    10
    This is really the right next step into the franchise and im so happy super sonic is finally useful again please go play the game is great
  2. Nov 13, 2022
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Sonic cleaves a giant robot in half with it's own giant sword to heavy metal music. Masterpiece Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2022
    10
    Peak gaming for this series for the fans this a love letter who has been following it for a long time and for a new players get see the richPeak gaming for this series for the fans this a love letter who has been following it for a long time and for a new players get see the rich substance this franchise has Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2022
    10
    The best sonic game in years, the world is kind of empty but when you start running at high speed, you almost don't notice it.
  5. Nov 14, 2022
    9
    I was heavily concerned about how this game would came up to be due to how I took the previous title (Sonic Forces). While it has its flawsI was heavily concerned about how this game would came up to be due to how I took the previous title (Sonic Forces). While it has its flaws (cyberspace levels, pop in, etc.), I got to enjoy the game during all of it. Most of the time I had a big smile on my face playing it; like I got to be a kid that enjoyed Sonic. My biggest concern was how the story was going to be written and, even if there's some of that character writing that I don't connect with from the last titles, you can tell there's been a huge change of mind of how Sonic is going to be handled from now on. My expectations were met and I can't wait for the next one. Expand
  6. Nov 9, 2022
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. 1.The story is really good
    2.The open world is fun and soni has really good control in the open world and it's fun to explore
    3.cyberspace has bad controls I wish they let you keep atleast the good control part from the open world and I mean the control part like the moment I'm not talking about the speed, like maybe make sonic a bit more faster in cyberspace because sonic is kinda slow if your not spamming the boost button to go faster
    4. Speedeunning cyberspace is fun though so I'll give it that
    5. The combat is simple but you can do cool stuff with the combat if you try to
    6. The titans boss fights are so fun
    7. I didn't like that they reuse the grass theme for the last 2 islands 8.the game ran very well, only issue I had was the pop in of objects 9. This game is very fun to play and has great story and I really like speedeunning the cyberspace stages evan though the controls in cyberspace is bad
    10. I also didn't like that there was only 4 themes for cyberspace and I also didn't like it was the same themes of green hill, chemical plant and sky sanctuary, I want more original themes and more original level layout
    11. I give this game a 8 because I really enjoy the story and the open world exploring and fighting mini bosses and enemies and I sometimes like cyberspace when it had sometimes cool stages or when I was trying to speedrun
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  7. Nov 12, 2022
    0
    Grandísimo videojuego,muy divertido,muy buenos gráficos, excelente jugabilidad,excelente banda sonora

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