A free DLC that marks the return of Shadow as a playable character in the mainline series since Sonic '06. It offers three new stages, a prequel story that offers more insight into Forces' new villain, and the option to play as Shadow in the modern Sonic stages of the main game. The new stages themselves are over in a jiffy and aren't as well designed as the ones in the main campaign, but they have their own quirks and offer just a little bit more Forces content. They even have their own, more Shadow appropriate soundtracks. There's not a lot in this DLC, but the fact that it's free kind of makes up for it.
The thing that really stands out here is the story. It fleshed out Infinite more as a character. His origin story makes him a little more interesting and brings up the question of why none of this stuff was brought up in the full game. The DLC makes the new villain just a little bit more than a bland face. So if you're a fan of Forces you might want to check this out, especially if you exhausted all of the content already on the disc. It's practically a must for Shadow fans just to have another chance to play as him. Who knows when we'll get to do that again.
Just like it’s prequel, this game is absolutely the worst in the series thus far (with the exception of Sonic 3D Blast). This game feels exactly the same compared to the original, and is just as repetitive, the only difference is replace all the characters with Shadow, one of the most boring, but yet fan-favorite, characters of the franchise. Overall, a useless addition to the main storyline, and serves little-to-no purpose whatsoever. The only reason you should play this prequel is if you like Shadow.
SummaryGet Episode shadow to uncover the untold story of the new villain, Infinite, and rediscover three updated stages playing as Shadow. Plus, play as Shadow in over 10 Modern Sonic based stages. Experience the full story behind the new villain's rise to power and as you find renewed replayablity across Modern Sonic stages. The fate of Sonic ...