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  • Summary: 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 fight back, and in the midst of the chaos and destruction, an unlikely hero will rise up to help Modern and Classic SonicIn 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 fight back, and in the midst of the chaos and destruction, an unlikely hero will rise up to help Modern and Classic Sonic take back the world. Even these three heroes may have their work cut out for them, as Dr. Eggman has a new ally of his own... Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. NF Magazine
    Jan 7, 2018
    75
    It's not a bad game, but after four or so years, it just feels like it ought to be better. [Issue #31 – January/February 2018, p. 35E]
  2. Nov 8, 2017
    70
    Sonic Forces isn't a particularly bad game, it's just a game that never seems to find it's true potential. An overly complicated story and some design flaws stop Sonic Forces just shy of greatness, leaving a decent enough experience to enjoy.
  3. 65
    It’s not a great game, but it’s solid. It looks nice, plays smooth, and the gameplay variety is solid. It’s an average 3D Sonic game at a budget price, and that’s not really a bad thing.
  4. Nov 8, 2017
    58
    Sonic Forces is a disappointing rehash of everything that has been done wrong with the Sonic franchise in the past. There were some good ideas here, but none of them were executed in a way that was fun or enjoyable.
  5. Nov 7, 2017
    55
    It's mostly just exceedingly average. Levels are short enough where I never once felt like they were a chore to complete, and there's enough variation in there in terms of setpieces where you can really start to see the framework of an expansive, epic Sonic. Hopping around Eggman's base in space while navigating moving platforms gives me flashbacks to the great pair of Sonic Adventure games -- a simpler time.
  6. Nov 10, 2017
    50
    Sonic Forces ultimately fails to advance the mechanics of previously successful 3D Sonic games, or present them in their best light. A mediocre platformer at best, Sonic Forces manages to do nothing more than reinforce long held stereotypes against Sega's beloved blue blur.
  7. Nov 17, 2017
    40
    Sonic Forces may have created some hype but unfortunately, it mostly falls flat on its face as it quickly becomes obvious that this game is an exercise in disappointment. While the action runs smoothly whether on a television screen or on handheld mode, the game's short and unimaginative levels, the absence of gameplay mechanics that had become a staple of 3D Sonic games, the unreliable controls and the mediocre soundtrack all add up to a very flawed game from which a lot more was expected.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 158
  2. Negative: 25 out of 158
  1. Feb 3, 2018
    10
    This game is so fun!! It is not as buggy as usual 3D sonic games. This game also has a great story and awesome gameplay and lets not forgetThis game is so fun!! It is not as buggy as usual 3D sonic games. This game also has a great story and awesome gameplay and lets not forget the music!! Making an oc is also pretty cool though! Bottom line, sonic forces is pretty awesome!! Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2017
    10
    This game is so fun, I love it. The gameplay is really fun especially modern sonic, i love how he goes so fast, the avatar stages are reallyThis game is so fun, I love it. The gameplay is really fun especially modern sonic, i love how he goes so fast, the avatar stages are really fun as well i like how they give u so much customization and the wispons are really fun, i love how in the stages they give u different options on how to complete the stage depending on what wispon u use, even though its short it was still really fun. Expand
  3. Nov 7, 2017
    10
    this game is pretty fun just like colours and generations
    although im more of a mario fan but i can sense the biased ratings on the game
    this game is pretty fun just like colours and generations
    although im more of a mario fan but i can sense the biased ratings on the game

    the story is great , graphics are great , gameplay is great and well the music is the best part
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  4. Dec 17, 2017
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. [This review will contain spoilers. If you are not wanting to spoil yourself, this review isn't for you.]

    I feel differently about this game. On one hand, it presents gripping action with a story that asks"What would the heroes do if the villains actually won?", the music is simply beautiful and breathtaking, and the inclusion of the avatar is brilliant. On the other hand, some of the gameplay could be improved, and there was no reason for Classic Sonic to be in other than Sonic Team needing more revenue and deciding to link this game with Sonic Mania.

    I'm intrigued by its story, and have never seen a dark attempt since Sonic 06. Yeah, I went there. However, there was one part I was very disappointed in, which was the backstory given to Infinite. Basically... Shadow calls him weak, and that's it, that's what drives him. Also, Tails's link isn't very emotional. I would have personally liked to see if he was able to stand up without any Sonic. I actually remember when Tails did things without Sonic. Where did that Tails go...?

    While the gameplay is impressive, some parts are either missing or broken. Let's start with the broken - all of Classic Sonic doesn't feel like it functions correctly. With more focus on the drop dash, the controls of Classic Sonic don't feel the same as before. He controlled brilliantly in Generations, yet the same people who made Generations, made Forces. Why couldn't they have used the same controls? Also, from Modern Sonic's controls, some stages could have needed the important drift control, yet it was missing. This resulted to the bane of Forces - Metropolitan Highway.

    My opinion on this game is that it is a high recommendation for Sonic fans, and a possible recommendation for newcomers to the franchise. I would, however, like to add that even though I am a huge Sonic fan, this does not mean I will automatically think the games are perfect. I do like the game, but I am still able to spot the flaws. I also hope that Sonic Team will listen to our opinions in order to soon create the perfect Sonic game for all fans.
    Also, Sonic Team, a little word of advice - we love Classic Sonic, but it's time to stop using him simply for revenue, and keep him in his own dimension of retro 2D.
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  5. Nov 22, 2017
    7
    This game is an interesting case. I personally did enjoy my time spent with Sonic Forces. But that didn't blind me to the flaws. The levelThis game is an interesting case. I personally did enjoy my time spent with Sonic Forces. But that didn't blind me to the flaws. The level design for both the modern Sonic and avatar stages is quite good, and the controls are probably the tightest they have ever been in a 3D Sonic game. The story might be a little dark at times, but for the majority of the game, it works well. And for once in a Sonic game, the bosses are actually a highlight. I loved every single boss fight there was to play through. But despite all of these great things, the game still had problems. For one, the worlds feel very uninspired when you compare them to the awesome worlds of games like Sonic Colors. And it feels like there's a lot of lost potential in the game. I won't spoil anything, but near the end of the game there is this one stage that introduces the prospect of this really cool idea (people who played the game will most likely know what I'm talking about). But about ten seconds into this stage, they instantly ditch the idea and throw you back out into the normal gameplay. That was super disappointing. But the biggest disappointment of all was classic Sonic. The gameplay for classic Sonic was superb in Generations, and Sonic Mania was an excellent way to revive that form of gameplay in it's own title. But Forces provides the most sluggish 2D Sonic stages I have ever played. The stages often feel pointless, and mostly like an afterthought. These stages honestly range anywhere from mediocre to the worst stages in the game. It's not even like classic Sonic has that big of an effect on the game. Sonic Team could have left him out and solely focused on modern Sonic and the avatar, and I think the game would have turned out much better. But despite these flaws, there is still an enjoyable game in here. If you are a Sonic fan, then this is definitely worth your time. If you're not a fan of the series, you still might find some enjoyment in here. Expand
  6. Jan 10, 2018
    6
    Overall, I'd say Sonic Forces was not a complete failure (Thankfully), as in I had a lot of fun making my custom character and most of theOverall, I'd say Sonic Forces was not a complete failure (Thankfully), as in I had a lot of fun making my custom character and most of the story is pretty good. But, that doesn't make up for the fact that the game has linear level design, and everything happening to quick. To sum it up, it's okay, but it could have used a little bit more improvement. Expand
  7. Nov 8, 2017
    0
    Ich gebe es zu, ich hatte nicht besonders hohe Erwartungen an Sonic Forces, dennoch wurde ich entäuscht.

    Die Grafik ist auf der Switch auf
    Ich gebe es zu, ich hatte nicht besonders hohe Erwartungen an Sonic Forces, dennoch wurde ich entäuscht.

    Die Grafik ist auf der Switch auf PS3/XBOX 360 Niveau und das liegt ganz sicher nicht an der limitierten Hardware. Trotz der weitaus schlechteren Grafik als auf den anderen Plattformen läuft das Spiel auf der Switch nur mit 30 FPS statt 60 FPS, wieso genau?
    Natürlich ist die Hardware der Switch schwächer, aber Sie sollte in der Lage sein ein Spiel mit last gen Grafik in 60 FPS abzuspielen.

    Aber nein das ist nicht der Grund weswegen ich enttäuscht wurde.

    Das Gameplay ist einfach schrecklich, Sonic läuft wie auf Schienen und das Spiel nimmt einen einige Aktionen ab. Teilweise wirkt es mehr wie ein schlechter interaktiver Film als wie ein Spiel. Die 2D Passagen sind sehr hakelig zu spielen und wirken gegenüber Sonic Mania wie eine Amateurarbeit.

    Auch die Story ist absoluter Mist, ich möchte hier niemanden Spoilern, aber die Storyline ergibt absolut keinen Sinn und man fragt sich, was für ein Idiot die Story geschrieben haben muss. Ganz ehrlich, jede Fanfiction ist besser geschrieben als dieser Mist!

    Ich frage mich was Sonic Team und Sega sich bei diesem Spiel gedacht haben. Man hat doch kürzlich mit Sonic Mania erst ein von Fans entwickeltes 2D Sonic rausgebracht was richtig gut war. Wieso lässt man in Sonic Forces die 2D Level nicht vom Sonic Mania Team gestalten, Wieso? Ich verstehe Sega nicht mehr und wurde wieder mal enttäuscht.
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