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  • Summary: Sonic celebrates his 15th anniversary by blazing his way onto the next-generation consoles, with his first adventure set in the human world. Featuring interactive 3D environments and a large cast of returning and new characters, get ready for the reinvention of Sonic The Hedgehog, in hisSonic celebrates his 15th anniversary by blazing his way onto the next-generation consoles, with his first adventure set in the human world. Featuring interactive 3D environments and a large cast of returning and new characters, get ready for the reinvention of Sonic The Hedgehog, in his most intense, high velocity escapade to date. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 38
  2. Negative: 22 out of 38
  1. Play Magazine
    85
    You simply can't ask for more out of an action game. Mission accomplished. Sonic is born anew. [Dec 2006; Score revised in Jan issue due to long load times.]
  2. 60
    While it may please hardcore fans of the series with its addicting time-based action segments, it will surely alienate everyone else thanks to the abundance of non-Sonic elements: RPG town-wandering, additional less-enjoyable characters, and a god awful camera.
  3. Not only are the voices horrible, as is the case for most Sonic games, but the story makes very little sense. It’s like if you took any basic Nintendo story like Mario saving the Princess, lengthened it to several hours long, and filled it with mindless details that make no logical sense at all.
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog may share its name with the Genesis original, but this game is even more broken than most of the other recent Sonic games have been.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    40
    I could've dealt with the much-lauded adventure elements, subpar graphics--even that clown Shadow--but the bottom line is that this feels more like some hack job created by a bunch of Sega interns as opposed to a game from a competent developement studio. [Jan. 2007, p.95]
  6. Edge Magazine
    30
    The consistently poor controls of Sonic’s 3D outings make it seem like Sonic Team has convinced itself that this is how this aspect of the franchise should rightly be, and everyone else should just learn to deal with it. [Christmas 2006, p.82]
  7. SEGA's decision to rush one of its most beloved franchises to the next-gen market has ended in a broken product that does not even deserve a rental.

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  1. Dec 13, 2011
    10
    I got this game and since I got it I never stopped playing it .! I think it is a great game .It takes a long time to beat it .but it is reallyI got this game and since I got it I never stopped playing it .! I think it is a great game .It takes a long time to beat it .but it is really awesome. Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2020
    10
    All sonic games are great and this is no aception this game is amazing
  3. Jun 27, 2020
    9
    Masterpiece that deserves all the praise it can get. Hits on all marks. Great graphics,story, and most importantly the gameplay. I rate it an 8/8
  4. Apr 21, 2019
    5
    Sonic 06 isnt that horrible here is why:
    - the cinematic cutscenes are great,
    - the level desing interesting, - soundtrack fantasitc
    Sonic 06 isnt that horrible here is why:
    - the cinematic cutscenes are great,
    - the level desing interesting,
    - soundtrack fantasitc probably one of the best Sonic soundtracks,
    - graphics are good for a unfinished game,
    - the concept of the story is interesting, but its not good,
    - new characters like Silver and Mephiles are great (Mephiles is in my opinion the best Sonic villan ever);
    Now, I wanna talk about bad things:
    - garbage controls,
    - Elise is terrible,
    - tons of glitches,
    - the story is average,
    - Loading,
    - poor phisics,
    - garbage camera.
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  5. May 17, 2021
    3
    An extremely buggy game with an abhorrent story and visuals. Hub world missions are extremely tedious and take up too much of the game. 3/10,An extremely buggy game with an abhorrent story and visuals. Hub world missions are extremely tedious and take up too much of the game. 3/10, please do not ever play this game. Expand
  6. Jun 5, 2014
    1
    An atrociously badly designed game which left a massive scar on Sonic's legacy, that scar is being healed in more recent Sonic gameAn atrociously badly designed game which left a massive scar on Sonic's legacy, that scar is being healed in more recent Sonic game instalments but this game was the lowest point in Sonic the Hedgehog's series of games. When installed to HDD the massive loading screens are a bit shorter but the game should still be as buggy as ever. Expand
  7. AlanJ.
    Nov 29, 2007
    0
    This game sucks, all of you should know that SA2 Battle is way, way better then this game. Sonic on the xbox 360 is a joke and you all should This game sucks, all of you should know that SA2 Battle is way, way better then this game. Sonic on the xbox 360 is a joke and you all should be sad how Sega rushed this game and how 4kids done the stupid voice acting. Expand

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