• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 29, 2013
  • Also On: 3DS, PC
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  • Summary: When the Deadly Six threaten to annihilate his world, Sonic's new moves and power-ups are the only way to defeat them before it is too late. In his latest plan to defeat Sonic and rule the world, Dr. Eggman has harnessed the power of 6 menacing creatures known as the Deadly Six. However,When the Deadly Six threaten to annihilate his world, Sonic's new moves and power-ups are the only way to defeat them before it is too late. In his latest plan to defeat Sonic and rule the world, Dr. Eggman has harnessed the power of 6 menacing creatures known as the Deadly Six. However, when the Deadly Six rise up against their new master, Sonic must unite with his arch nemesis Eggman and explore the mystical Lost Hex in order to take them on head-to-head. Use Sonic's unique new moves and incredible Color Powers to speed across a variety of unique terrains, racing inside, outside and upside down in every level. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 64
  2. Negative: 9 out of 64
  1. Oct 18, 2013
    90
    Sonic Lost World is a great platform game. SEGA did a great job creating a brilliant level design and mashing up the best elements from Colors and Generations. This is a solid Wii U exclusive which, along with Rayman Legends, can easily sell the Nintendo console to platformers lovers.
  2. Oct 18, 2013
    80
    Even though the hedgehog’s deceleration is a resounding success, that precision in gameplay is hindered by a temperamental homing attack and subsequent cheap deaths. That aside, though, Sonic Lost World is unquestionably a return to form and a reason to care again – thankfully without the rose-tinted specs.
  3. Oct 22, 2013
    80
    Sonic Lost World is the ideal title for those seeking an immediate and funny platform meanwhile waiting for a new Mario.
  4. Oct 25, 2013
    65
    Sonic: Lost world introduces a few very strong new elements, but clings to old formulas that can’t be combined with the new 3D-style. That makes Sonic: Lost World great from time to time, but an awkward failure at others.
  5. Oct 18, 2013
    60
    Lost World could have been a great Sonic game, but agitating cutscenes, an overly complicated control scheme and a really unclear general direction puts a stop to that. I have a hard time imagining this will satisfy anyone to a full extent.
  6. Oct 28, 2013
    50
    It's more clear than ever that Sega doesn't know where to go with Sonic. The game tries to do a lot of things and end up failing at most of them. Those of you who want a great platformer for the Wii U should just pick up Rayman Legends or wait for Super Mario 3D World.
  7. Oct 18, 2013
    20
    If you love him as I once did, you’ll agree that it’s time to take Sonic out back and put him out of everyone’s misery.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 174
  2. Negative: 18 out of 174
  1. Oct 29, 2013
    10
    This is a great game! I have been playing for a week now and it is amazing.Of course it's not perfect but besides the boss fights this is aThis is a great game! I have been playing for a week now and it is amazing.Of course it's not perfect but besides the boss fights this is a game that is worth your time and money if you are a sonic or platformer fan Expand
  2. Dec 12, 2014
    10
    you have stolen the words by my mouth, so:
    As a lifetime fan of Sonic, I've seen him at his best and worst. Sonic Lost World is definitely
    you have stolen the words by my mouth, so:
    As a lifetime fan of Sonic, I've seen him at his best and worst. Sonic Lost World is definitely one of Sonic's better 3-D offerings. The plot and storytelling are enjoyable. The game is stupendous from a visual and audio standpoint. The soundtrack is wholly fantastic, ranging from super rad to breathtakingly beautiful. The gameplay in SLW feels more faithful to Sonic's Genesis classics, both in concept and execution, than any 3-D Sonic offering to date. Rather than being the ridiculously fast "boost to win" Sonic of recent years, Lost World focuses on acceleration and maintaining momentum through skillful platforming, just like the old days. The level design compliments the control mechanics really well, with a subtle brilliance even. The game isn't perfect. The Wii-U exclusive features like wisps feel totally shoehorned in an unnecessary. As Sonic Team is often wont to do, the focus on creativity over refinement can really be frustrating at times. Difficulty spikes toward the end are infuriating. Some ideas just don't work and can take away the grin the good 80% of the game gives you. Boss battles are terrible in this game. Overall though, I think Sonic Lost World deserves a much better reception than what it has received from the press. It's easily as good as Sonic Colors and should not be missed if you're a Sonic fan.
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  3. Dec 12, 2013
    9
    I honestly don't understand why this game would get poor reviews. Sure, the controls take time to get used too, especially if you're used toI honestly don't understand why this game would get poor reviews. Sure, the controls take time to get used too, especially if you're used to the Unleashed/Colors/Generations controls, but that doesn't make it a bad game, does it? I personally think Sonic Lost world is a worthy successor to Sonic Colors. It isn't perfect though, the Whisps in this game are useless, and i would of liked some online multi-player like on the 3DS Version, but aside from that, this game is worth buying! Expand
  4. Mar 30, 2016
    7
    I am, what you would call, a long-time Sonic fan and ever since I heard the announcements about this game, I thought different to that ofI am, what you would call, a long-time Sonic fan and ever since I heard the announcements about this game, I thought different to that of other games like Generations or Colours.

    At first playing this game (bought it a few days ago), I thought this was an alright set up for a game on the Wii U; gorgeous graphics, 1080p with 60fps game play. What could go wrong? It took a day to complete this game 100%, but the journey I experienced didn't go as I hoped.

    Let me explain the controls quickly; left analog stick to move; A/B to jump with A also working as the homing-attack; X/Y allowing you to roll or bounce up to three times after jumping with each bounce getting you higher; ZL allows you to spin-dash and ZR allows you to run. The controls are basic and easy to get use to; Sonic's movement however feels a bit stiff in 2D sections and when jumping.

    The level designs arrange from many different styles, from the tubular set up to the 2D sections, it's all ok for the most part but some locations have you doing absurd things like in Frozen Factory when you are going around as a big snowball collecting rings and red star rings, I'll get to them later. I like and hate some of the designs with what you have to go through, but each location just look exquisite when you're the kind that love a nice setting.

    The homing-attack has seen a change of development; you can now lock onto multiple enemies and perform combo hits with this; sometimes the reticle will charge up for a even more powerful attack on bigger enemies, or you could use the new kick attack by pressing X/Y when a lock-on has been made. The parkour, a new mechanic, is somewhat confusing to control at times; you could be running up a wall normally and then something happens, causing you to fall to your death and other times, you don't know how to fully work the parkour when it is mandatory in one or two sections.

    Red star rings are back from Colours, Generations and 4 episode 2, but they are worse here; many are in plain sight and due to curiosity, you immediately want to collect it. Some of the red rings are put in places that pretty much require full control of the parkour system to get to them while others go through do-or-die situations to collect them. I know that we should have a sense of challenge when collecting these things... this game barely has any satisfaction after collecting them all.

    There's 140 red star rings in total and each location (seven locations in total) has 20 red rings; after collecting every red ring in a location, you are rewarded a Chaos Emerald from that location and collecting all seven will unlock Super Sonic. Is he worth it? Yes and no.

    Yes: The sense of replaying many stages with Super Sonic is fun as you can blast through the stage at high speeds and the fact that we can now play as him during both game play and boss fights.

    No: Nothing other than losing the spin-dash for a infinite boost is made while you can't play as Super Sonic during the final boss fight unless you either hack the game or use the glitch found on the internet.

    Overall, Sonic Lost World on the Wii U is a fun and time-consuming game, just with flaws that shouldn't need to be there; I missed out the description on the plot and the newcomers: the Deadly Six, they're just there for villains and are typically pathetic while there is only little amount of a plot.

    I give this game a 7.5 out of ten; I hope that future Sonic games become much more than this and focus more on what Sonic is known for: high-speed game play.
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  5. Nov 2, 2013
    7
    Here are my impressions of the game...No, this is not a bad game at all. In fact, I think it's a good step for Sonic to be slower. I don'tHere are my impressions of the game...No, this is not a bad game at all. In fact, I think it's a good step for Sonic to be slower. I don't know why those are complaining because Sonic is slower, or having similar Super Mario Galaxy aspects.

    This game isn't perfect, however. My biggest gripe about the game are tied with having to hold ZR to run, and the storyline. Why do I have to hold ZR to actually move? And the Storyline feels week, alongside with Colors and Generation. I wish the storyline could've taken the Sonic Adventure route. I also would've liked the option to use my d-pad in side-scrolling sections, but that's not much of a problem.

    +1 Choices instead of one line
    +1 A more 'controllable' sonic
    +1 Return of the Spin-dash, and away from the boost to win.

    -1 Hold ZR to run
    -1 Cheesy Storyline.

    I honestly feel that Sega is trying too hard to keep the old aspects and even try too hard with making new aspects. I think Sonic is close to being on the right path. This game isn't what reviewers are saying about the game, but I can guarantee that it is no gem. Very fun game, worth the buy, but I stand by saying that this is a good game.
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  6. Jan 14, 2016
    6
    There's something this game has and then it just keeps on trying and trying over again to be a decent Sonic game. It's not a bad one, but it'sThere's something this game has and then it just keeps on trying and trying over again to be a decent Sonic game. It's not a bad one, but it's just only for those who loves the hedgehog throughout the years. On the other hands, the final boss music is well made and some of the music are too. Expand
  7. Jul 21, 2020
    0
    Awful... GOD F**KING-- AWFUL!!! ...Just, awful, and nauseating...

    Do not play this game... you are better off, playing Sonic Forces, or
    Awful... GOD F**KING-- AWFUL!!! ...Just, awful, and nauseating...

    Do not play this game... you are better off, playing Sonic Forces, or Team Sonic Racing... or frankly:

    ANY OTHER... good Sonic game.
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