• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 11, 2014
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  • Summary: In Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy must work together as they face the deadly snake-like ancient villain, Lyric and his army of war mongering robots as they rise from deep within their home island. Sonic and his team will navigate the world like never before;In Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy must work together as they face the deadly snake-like ancient villain, Lyric and his army of war mongering robots as they rise from deep within their home island. Sonic and his team will navigate the world like never before; racing across ancient ruins, through the depths of the ocean and even back in time to save the world from Lyric’s evil plan. With an emphasis on collaboration, the roles of Tails, Knuckles and Amy, will be elevated in gameplay that capitalizes on each character’s unique talents and abilities. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 24 out of 28
  1. Dec 1, 2014
    55
    It’s not deserving of some of the vitriol it’s received as it’s not the worst game ever, but it’s just so painfully average in so many ways that it may actually be worse by not being a worse game.
  2. Nov 13, 2014
    50
    It’s admirable that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric tries so many new things, but every path it follows is a dead end.
  3. Jan 15, 2015
    40
    Simply put, Sonic Boom is one of the worst Sonic games in recent memory: the concept is bland, the design is awful and the execution is incredibly poor.
  4. Dec 23, 2014
    30
    Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric is a real disappointment for Sonic fans. There is basically nothing positive to say about this game. Sonic deserves much better.
  5. Games Master UK
    Jan 31, 2015
    29
    Possibly the worst blotch on Sonic's record. [Feb 2015, p.73]
  6. 20
    I might even consider it the worst Sonic game I have ever played.
  7. Nov 24, 2014
    10
    The absolute worst Sonic video game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 220
  1. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    I enjoyed the Combat, comedy and variety of moves and an emphasis on exploration are pretty neat as the original sonic games did have. AlsoI enjoyed the Combat, comedy and variety of moves and an emphasis on exploration are pretty neat as the original sonic games did have. Also like the humor and quirkiness of story. Don't understand the hate the game is getting. Have played every sonic game and still enjoying it along with new cartoon. Expand
  2. Mar 28, 2018
    10
    The absolute best game ever. stunning graphics and amazing heartbreaking story.
  3. Jul 12, 2018
    7
    What I wanted was a Open World 3D Sonic game. Instead we became a Sonic Version of The Legend Zelda. With the easiest if I can even callWhat I wanted was a Open World 3D Sonic game. Instead we became a Sonic Version of The Legend Zelda. With the easiest if I can even call it"Dungeons" . But I like the Design and Combat Gameplay. For me its Sonic Unleashed Werehog levels or Sonic Battle 3D. Expand
  4. Nov 12, 2014
    2
    Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyrics is unpolished - and even worse, flat out boring. Like, super boring. I tried to find something positive, I reallySonic Boom: Rise Of Lyrics is unpolished - and even worse, flat out boring. Like, super boring. I tried to find something positive, I really tried. Trust me! But nothing about this game stands out - in a good way that is.

    The graphics are sub-par, even bad. The music sucks - it's stuck in this ambient, cinematic mood and never stands out, ever. The gameplay is repetitive and the puzzles are dumb - you have slow button-mashing fights, then there's a bad puzzle, then a scripted speed section which will most likely glitch out. Rinse and repeat. The characters, oh man, they're annoying. They never shut up. The writing is an atrocity, with constant references to internet memes from 2010.

    The only things I really liked were Amy's new personality, she's no longer incomprehensibly annoying, and Metal Sonic. He's always a nice villain.
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  5. Nov 14, 2014
    1
    Probably needed another six months to bake. Still, even if you discount all the glitches and unfinished bits, Boom is a tedious and ultimatelyProbably needed another six months to bake. Still, even if you discount all the glitches and unfinished bits, Boom is a tedious and ultimately boring experience. Expand
  6. Jul 20, 2015
    0
    What do you think of when someone brings up a Sonic game? The gameplay? Not here! The story? Why would you ask about the story? At least theWhat do you think of when someone brings up a Sonic game? The gameplay? Not here! The story? Why would you ask about the story? At least the music... No they screwed that up too. Glitches? Sorry they patched those... If you need a Sonic game on Wii u, pick up Sonic Lost World. Sonic Lost World isn't great but still more fun than this. Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2014
    0
    This game is an abomination. I refuse to accept this as a Sonic game, this just doesn't feel fat or fun. I guess if you wanted to play SonicThis game is an abomination. I refuse to accept this as a Sonic game, this just doesn't feel fat or fun. I guess if you wanted to play Sonic '06 with a new skin you could buy this game, but I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. This game poorly designed with terrible textures and glitches. Avoid this game at all costs. Expand

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