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  • Summary: The evil Dr. Eggman has built an interstellar amusement park – but he’s powering it with a captured alien race called “Wisps.” Use Sonic’s speed to free the Wisps and gain their amazing powers as you explore six colorful unique worlds.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 9, 2021
    87
    As a lifelong Sonic fan, I’m glad I was finally able to play Colours, and in the best possible fashion thanks to the nice audio/visual upgrade. The core gameplay is great, and the Wisps add far more than I thought they would to proceedings. Some of the classic issue with 3D Sonic games remain, but these are limited in what is otherwise a great time.
  2. Sep 6, 2021
    80
    Sonic Colors: Ultimate is a fantastic remaster of a much-loved title in the series. There are a few hiccups in the road with awful cutscenes and lacklustre unlocks. It's classic Sonic in a 3D setting and your enjoyment will stem from your love of the series. If you're looking for a reinvention of the formula, this probably isn't for you, but if you want to experience the iconic series with refined gameplay, beautiful visuals and tons of replayability, this is the best 3D Sonic game to grace Xbox since Sonic Generations.
  3. Sep 8, 2021
    80
    Sonic Colors: Ultimate may not be truly ultimate, but it’s a well worthwhile return to an oft-missed game.
  4. Sep 14, 2021
    70
    A remaster of any already existing game may not have been the first choice, but Sonic Colors: Ultimate on Xbox is still a solid entry. Fans that played the original on the Nintendo Wii may not find anything to warrant another purchase here, as the work gone into the remaster comes across as a little rushed in places. Gameplay wise however, Sonic Colors: Ultimate is up there with the best 3D Sonic entries.
  5. Oct 12, 2021
    70
    Sonic Colors Ultimate is definitely conjuring up memories of the 3D Sonic era in its execution. This game was considered a hidden gem back in the day, but really is just one of the better 3D Sonic games. It still doesn’t come close to matching the excitement of the classic style or even the more recent Sonic Mania. Sonic just works best in 2D and while Colors does some interesting things with its game play, it still only serves as the best of a worse situation.
  6. Sep 22, 2021
    70
    Luckily, the original Sonic Colours stands tall, featuring fun, exploratory gameplay and it is rewarding replaying levels to attain higher ranks. The 3D sections are far and few between, but the ones that are there are fun. The 2D gameplay is vastly improved from Sonic Generations with tighter controls and added variety in the form of Wisp abilities. Ultimate adds a lick of new paint to bring this to the Xbox platform, of which it is recommended to play on either Xbox Series X|S to get the standard performance that players have come to expect. Rival Rush is a fun mode, but there are only six acts and some of these levels are incredibly short. The other additions that Ultimate has added are superfluous, but don't do anything to really damage the core game either. If Sonic Colours doesn't exist in your library and you are a fan of the Blue Blur then there is no excuse to not pick this up.
  7. Sep 7, 2021
    60
    Sonic Colors Ultimate has very little to make it an essential purchase, unless of course you are a huge fan of the original and want a sugary nostalgia rush.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 35
  2. Negative: 9 out of 35
  1. Sep 9, 2021
    10
    One of the best games I played. I really don't understand why this game is relieving lots of hate. Some fuxkers just coming to Metacritic forOne of the best games I played. I really don't understand why this game is relieving lots of hate. Some fuxkers just coming to Metacritic for giving negative scores. First of all go play these games u fuxkers. Then u ppl have the right to hate something. Without experiencing don't simply talk shiit. Expand
  2. Oct 31, 2021
    10
    this game is so freaking awesome. Sonic colors is such a good game not the best out of the series but still good and now new players will havethis game is so freaking awesome. Sonic colors is such a good game not the best out of the series but still good and now new players will have fun with this game Expand
  3. Sep 16, 2021
    10
    I don't understand why this remaster is going so bad.I played on the xbox ones version so Im gonna talk about this version.I will separateI don't understand why this remaster is going so bad.I played on the xbox ones version so Im gonna talk about this version.I will separate this review into topics.

    1- Soundtrack and remix

    The song is good or not is an opinion not a fact. You can hate the entire sound track or just love. But for me the soundtrack is bad and good. The remixes made by Jun Senoue are amazing and epic they reminding me of theSA1, SA2 and SH songs. But the songs from Tomoya Ohtani are very weak (the exception being the aquarium park act 1 remix) they fells like a generic pop.

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    a song is good or not is an opinion not a fact

    2-Controls

    They are very good I didn't have any problem with them, and the idea of ​​customizing the controls are very good I liked. And it was very good for me because I dont like the idea of ​​using the boost on the B from Xbox so I made some changes on my configuration.

    3- Gameplay and graphics

    The gameplay is the same from the wii or in other words very good. The addition of wisp jad was already very good and it feels like it was already in the original game. Rival Rush wasn't a great addition to the game but it wasn't bad, it seems like the Metal Sonic has its gameplay unique and separate from Sonic. This explains why it sometimes feels like he is flying but he is actually on a platform.The graphics are beautiful but the bloom effect makes some stages a little dark but others are very beautiful.

    4- Bugs

    The game don't have too much bugs but these bugs don't happen all the time. But many bugs are caused by people who bought the game just to cause these bugs and badmouth the game. Because the most impressive ones are purposely caused. And they're probably just talking really bad about the game at this level because they wanted the SAs to have a remaster of this level or a remake.
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  4. Sep 9, 2021
    9
    Sonic Colors is probably one of the best 3D sonic games and it is very fun to play, Sonic Colors Ultimate is very fun to play too. The storySonic Colors is probably one of the best 3D sonic games and it is very fun to play, Sonic Colors Ultimate is very fun to play too. The story is simple, which is good. For me this game have one of the best selection of places, like: the bright starlight carnival and the amazing planet wisp. But I had a few problems with bugs. Apart from that, the game is really good and fun to play. Expand
  5. Sep 13, 2021
    8
    My experience with Sonic Colors: Ultimate was a pleasant one at best. I've encountered a few glitches with it, but it was only with the musicMy experience with Sonic Colors: Ultimate was a pleasant one at best. I've encountered a few glitches with it, but it was only with the music for the wisps. With it being my first time playing Colors, I enjoyed it. The music is great, the lighting isn't that bad since you can adjust the brightness, the controls don't feel clunky, the story is very different than what I'm used to, but I got a chuckle or two out of the script. As I said before, I didn't encounter any glitches besides the music for the wisps not working when it's supposed to. But on the other hand, I understand where other users are coming from with the switch version. The glitches are more apparent than on the console version. For my experience, I would have liked a bit more of a difficulty curve when it came to this game but I didn't mind it too much. I prefer Sonic Unleashed but if you're just now entering the franchise, Colors is a good game to start with. Expand
  6. Sep 8, 2021
    4
    Absolute disgrace of a remaster full of glitches and missing audio half of the time. The visuals in Tropical Resort look terrible and there'sAbsolute disgrace of a remaster full of glitches and missing audio half of the time. The visuals in Tropical Resort look terrible and there's way too much bloom. Expand
  7. Jan 10, 2022
    0
    Extremely poor version with tons of technical issues, glitches and bugs. Avoid at all costs!

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