• 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: 58 out of 252
  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. Oct 4, 2020
    10
    I don't care what anybody says the game was pretty good. Lots of puzzles, characters and well designed maps. My favorite sonic game.
  3. Jun 2, 2019
    7
    Sonic has survived many metamorphoses to this day with us. Big Red Button decided to create a Boom universe. It is accepted in this fan baseSonic has survived many metamorphoses to this day with us. Big Red Button decided to create a Boom universe. It is accepted in this fan base to criticize all coordination changes, and this game is no exception. But is she as bad as they say about her? Well, let's start with the fact that the game was developed on the Cryengine engine, this explains why there are so many problems in the game. Firstly, the game is poorly optimized because of what sagging of the picture happens, characters sometimes get stuck in textures. Secondly, the graphics are also not the highest level, character design, enemies, npc looks a bit soapy. But what can I say the game itself looks like soap. Thirdly, a sad slasher, and a poorly implemented system of interaction between the main characters. Enemies do not create a challenge, except for a battle with Metal Sonic. But considering all these disadvantages, the game does not deserve to be bad, as we see that the authors tried, tried to create a truly new Sonic. Though many people complain about the plot, but take a look at the age rating, and now think is it really bad? The authors tried to fix technical problems by releasing a global patch. They made a kind of pumping system and interaction between the characters, which we have not seen since the Sonic Heroes game. They even made a nice 2D platformer and the same slasher, which we have not seen since the days of Sonic Unleashed either. unlike the same Sonic Forces, the developers of Big Red Button, not the Sonic Team, tried, they didn’t care about this game anyway. They tried to fix technical problems, tried to add those things that were not in Sonic, well, or those that were forgotten by the Sonic Team. And after all this, to say that the game turned out bad, not well, this gentlemen is simply absurd. I understand that the rescue of the drowning, the work of the drowning. But it seems to me that with this game, as with Sonic 2006 and Sonic Unleashed, they acted cruelly. Expand
  4. Nov 12, 2014
    2
    I don't think this game is all terrible, I admit at times it was kinda fun to play, but in the end there is just too much bad there. FirstlyI don't think this game is all terrible, I admit at times it was kinda fun to play, but in the end there is just too much bad there. Firstly it is rather broken game with some frame rate issues, Secondly It is also easy game that also gets a bit dull as there is lack of interesting challenge and it feels very dumbed down game TBH -.-... And thirdly, it doesn't really even feel like a true sonic game at all, which as fan of franchise is very disappointing me just by itself, as game isn't really good either to help me accept this. As for being broken, for instance you can literally avoid all hits (was it enemy or some crazy spikes etc.) just by rolling continuously as that makes you apparently invisible, how does something like this even make it to game...

    All in all problem is just that everything feels bit off in this game, nothing is done particularly greatly and some things have been done extremely badly. I feel they had actually good ideas here though, just that what we in the end got here wasn't those ideas implemented in game in some awesome way. Rather we got complete train wreck that will be laughed at as one of the worst games made in 2014. Even dialogue is full of unintentional comedy as jokes are so damn bad... There really isn't any reason to return on this game other than maybe try harder mode if you found game interesting enough somehow to make it to end (Personally I just couldn't make it...)
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  5. Nov 15, 2014
    1
    The game is flat out boring (really slow too!). People compare the combat system in this game to Sonic Unleashed, though Unleashed's is soThe game is flat out boring (really slow too!). People compare the combat system in this game to Sonic Unleashed, though Unleashed's is so much more varied. This is just a button masher.

    Also, the game is full of glitches. It's not as bad as Sonic 06, but it's still really bad. While 06 is more broken, it's also more enjoyable than this junk.

    They always tried way to hard to add comedy, it ended up becoming boring. Also they WOULDN'T shut up during the levels. Ever.

    The fact that the graphics are as outdated as if it was a game for the PS2, but it still has severe frame rate issues is abysmal. In multiplayer, the levle of detail is lowered and the the lighting is non-existent, but the frame rate is even worse.

    Finally, the music. The Sonic series is known for (no matter how bad a game) almost always having some rememberable soundtrack. However, this doesn't have a single soundtrack that is worth remembering. Also the music is quite often out of place.
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  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 13, 2014
    0
    Terrible game,full of glitches,bad controls,bad graphics,bad frame rate.
    Some fresh new ideas..but nothing special who could keep Sonic
    Terrible game,full of glitches,bad controls,bad graphics,bad frame rate.
    Some fresh new ideas..but nothing special who could keep Sonic alive.
    Big red Button killed the Hedgehog...or was he already dead?
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