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  • Summary: Fight your way across the celestial world of Avalice where cats are green, motorcycles drive up walls and monster girls do most of the buttkicking. Freedom Planet is a cartoony, combat-based platform adventure that pits a spunky dragonoid and her friends against an alien attack force.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 90
    When it all boils down, Freedom Planet is the best Sonic the Hedgehog game I’ve played in years.
  2. 90
    Freedom Planet may have started out as an attempt to recreate Sonic, but it stands on its own as a great platformer.
  3. NF Magazine
    Nov 30, 2015
    85
    If Sega isn't going to deliver the classic Sonic follow-up that old-school fans have been clamoring for, then at least Galaxy Trail is ready to step in. [Issue #18 – November/December 2015, p.19]
  4. 80
    Freedom Planet provides a great mix of nostalgic aesthetics and fine-tuned platforming gameplay, resulting in a memorable indie title that should not be passed up.
  5. Oct 4, 2015
    80
    If you enjoy platformers but never got into Sonic games, give this one a shot – you might find yourself pleasantly surprised.
  6. Nov 19, 2015
    80
    One might feel tempted to mistake Freedom Planet for a copy of Sonic The Hedgehog but that would be tremendously unfair for this work from GalaxyTrail. Its fun and precise gameplay mechanics, along with a wide amount of content and very original levels will bring hours of 2D fun which will resonate particularly well with 16-bit platforming enthusiasts. Were the mixture between action and platforming be more balanced and the boss fights less burdensome on the player and this would become an instant landmark of indie games.
  7. Nov 8, 2015
    80
    It’s a tremendous amount of fun and a very rare example of a Sonic style game that actually works.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Oct 11, 2015
    10
    Mmmmmm I smell another Wii U hidden gem. The game was already fantastic on PC, but topped with fantastic controls on Wii U and Wii UMmmmmm I smell another Wii U hidden gem. The game was already fantastic on PC, but topped with fantastic controls on Wii U and Wii U exclusive free DLC coming (in the form of an entirely new playable character), this is by far the best version of the game to buy. If you loved the classic Sonic games, then I have good news for you: this game is basically a classic sonic game but much much better. It's the true Sonic 4, but on steroids. If you own a Wii U, then this game is a must-have, and is absolutely worth the $15 and then some!

    PROS:
    +Fantastic level design
    +Stellar (and hella catchy) music
    +Fun gameplay this is different for each character
    +Never gets repetitive
    +Beautiful and detailed graphics design

    CONS:
    +VERY difficult boss fights

    OVERALL: 10/10. Despite the difficult boss fights, the game is unbelievably fun. The attention to detail that was put into this game truly has paid off big time.
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  2. Oct 2, 2015
    10
    I have played every sonic game ever; from Genesis to GBA, DS and Wii-U, including thad abomination of Sonic 4 episodes 1&2. But Freedom PlanetI have played every sonic game ever; from Genesis to GBA, DS and Wii-U, including thad abomination of Sonic 4 episodes 1&2. But Freedom Planet is the real follow up to Sonic & Knucles. It not only follows the classic formula and gameplay - it understands Sonic is not just about speed but it's about speed, great plataforming and multiple paths - and expands on it. My first playtrogh cloks over 20 minutes for each level, that's bigger than Sonic ever was. And it has lot's of exploration, unlockables and style. 2 diferente playable characters, lot's to do and see. The 16-bit art style is perfect. If this game were on Sega Saturn, it would be a generation classic. Somehow this game doesn't get the same marketing budget as, say, Shovel Knight, but don't don't think twice; get it!! Expand
  3. Oct 4, 2015
    10
    Hnads down the best 2d platformer I have played this year.
    I mean that entertainment wise.
    I love a platformer that allows you to explore or
    Hnads down the best 2d platformer I have played this year.
    I mean that entertainment wise.
    I love a platformer that allows you to explore or go at sonic yes i said sonic speed.
    Decent graphics very entertaining boss fights.
    I need to shut up but if you like 2d platformers ou will like this game end of.
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  4. Jun 12, 2016
    9
    This game is even better than any Sonic games that utilize 3D platforming. This game plays exactly like classic 2D Sonic games. The levels areThis game is even better than any Sonic games that utilize 3D platforming. This game plays exactly like classic 2D Sonic games. The levels are cool, the soundtrack is great, and love the characters. One thing new in this that there are sections where you can literally run upside down. One con I have this is that even when you continue after a game over, you go back to the checkpoint instead of at the start of the level.

    Overall, this is a great game that goes back when Sonic was based on speed and platforming.
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  5. Oct 13, 2015
    9
    If you're looking for something like a sonic game, than you'll get it for your money. Its the real essence of those games.
    If you played
    If you're looking for something like a sonic game, than you'll get it for your money. Its the real essence of those games.
    If you played sonic in the past, but haven't played any for a long time, but you want to pick it up again, than its the perfect game for you.

    I'll give -1 for one reason:
    The team decided to go full text on the narrative, even tough its clear that they are capable of more.
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  6. Jul 5, 2016
    9
    I never been a Sonic fan, but this game is so good! The additional combat element and the boss battles more challenging make the difference.I never been a Sonic fan, but this game is so good! The additional combat element and the boss battles more challenging make the difference. So, if you are a Sonic 2D fan, it's a must-have. If you're not, maybe the additional elements here make you enjoy more then the classic Sonic games. Expand
  7. Apr 28, 2016
    6
    Maybe it's because I never played Sonic back in the day and can't really appreciate this type of platformer, but I did not really enjoy thisMaybe it's because I never played Sonic back in the day and can't really appreciate this type of platformer, but I did not really enjoy this game at all. It isn't bad in any way, the animation is nice, it seems to perform well. The gameplay just seems boring to me. Expand

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