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  • Summary: In Eggman's greatest victory to date, the evil doctor has conquered much of the world with a mysterious new power. A resistance comprised of Sonic's friends is formed to fight back, and in the midst of the chaos and destruction, an unlikely hero will rise up to help Modern and Classic SonicIn Eggman's greatest victory to date, the evil doctor has conquered much of the world with a mysterious new power. A resistance comprised of Sonic's friends is formed to fight back, and in the midst of the chaos and destruction, an unlikely hero will rise up to help Modern and Classic Sonic take back the world. Even these three heroes may have their work cut out for them, as Dr. Eggman has a new ally of his own... Expand
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Sonic Forces Gameplay: Taking Down Eggman With A Custom Character - E3 2017
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Nov 19, 2017
    85
    A solid new iteration in Sonic's series, with fun and frantic gameplay even if we would have liked more playable characters, while the new Avatars feature left us quite unimpressed.
  2. Dec 16, 2017
    81
    For the first time in years, I actually enjoyed and looked forward to going back to a Sonic game and will continue to hunt those red star rings for a while yet. But the main USP of the avatars let the side down. I really hope Sonic Team continue with the duel Sonic crossover games as they seem to be providing them with their best output in years.
  3. Nov 12, 2017
    80
    Sonic Mania is undoubtedly a tighter, more exceptional experience; Sega should really allow that team to design the levels for the next 3D release! But if you missed the 3D Sonic experience and can tolerate some bland level design and roughness, Forces is certainly a worthwhile follow-up to Generations – especially for the reduced asking price.
  4. Nov 11, 2017
    60
    Sonic Forces is a short and easy videogame, which also has a rude and imprecise control. In my opinion, nowadays there are many better alternatives than Sonic Forces on the market but it is enjoyable for kids and for all sonic fans.
  5. Nov 15, 2017
    60
    Forces continues the trend of Modern Sonic games being very average and not even an injection boost like Classic Sonic or the new customisable Avatar character can save this from being average at best.
  6. Dec 5, 2017
    59
    Sonic Forces is a mixed bag, but the bad outweighs the good. Its few bright spots - mostly in the form of classic Sonic - get dimmed by the muddled mess of the weaker elements, and the lack of content doesn't help. The game's biggest achievement is the reminder of old school Sonic's superior gameplay.
  7. Nov 17, 2017
    40
    Sonic Forces may not be the worst Sonic game ever made, but it’s close, and I don’t think the speedy blue hedgehog has many more chances to impress before gamers like myself lose all hope of him returning to his former glory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 72
  2. Negative: 11 out of 72
  1. Mar 10, 2020
    10
    I'm really glad i was able to play as my OC, Blonic the white ice bat. She's even even cuter in real life. Can't wait to make a body pillow.
  2. Nov 8, 2017
    10
    Sonic Forces is a well crafted game that definitely was worth the wait and anticipation. The story is well crafted and not so serious that itSonic Forces is a well crafted game that definitely was worth the wait and anticipation. The story is well crafted and not so serious that it forgets that the main character is a super fast blue hedgehog against a fat egg shaped doctor who builds robots. It actually managed to tread new ground and give us a story we've never truly seen in a modern Sonic Game. Gameplay wise it is very fun and bridges the three generations of Sonic games well. The classic 2D side scrolling days with Classic Sonic. The adventure formula kicked up a notch with the custom character. He/she has gadgets that you can customize to make him/her handle how you want. He/she also has a homing attack similar to Sonic with his grapple claw that handles slightly different from Sonic's homing attack just to make sure that they don't feel too samey without making them feel too different. Modern Sonic handles identical to the way he did in Sonic Colors. He has the boost, slam, homing attack, double jump, and slide kick. He doesn't have the drift which isn't a big deal considering the level design is made with this omission in mind. The soundtrack is awesome. This game has come to be my 3rd favorite Sonic game ever. I love this game and guess what? The custom character unlocks are in game unlocks as opposed to loot boxes! Big plus there. Expand
  3. Nov 7, 2017
    10
    this game is pretty fun just like colours and generations although im more of a mario fan but i can sense that ratings on the game are biasedthis game is pretty fun just like colours and generations although im more of a mario fan but i can sense that ratings on the game are biased the story is great , graphics are great , gameplay is great and well the music is the best part Expand
  4. Nov 17, 2017
    8
    The game is very good overall, music, art, graphics, gameplay, amount of phases, history and its most serious mood among several other things.The game is very good overall, music, art, graphics, gameplay, amount of phases, history and its most serious mood among several other things.

    One of the few things I did not like was the level design of the phases with Modern and Avatar, I thought there were moments of platforms in the 3D parts, they just left plataforming in the 2D parts.
    And 3D parts were left with the running and kill enemies in sequence, lacked a balance, this happened to Sonic Colors also and did not like there.

    Otherwise the game is very good, they are on the right track, if they improve some things like the one I mentioned, the future games will get better and better.
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  5. Apr 8, 2022
    7
    This game was disappointing, mainly because the Avatar was such a good idea but it was portrayed badly. I beat this game in 12 hours becauseThis game was disappointing, mainly because the Avatar was such a good idea but it was portrayed badly. I beat this game in 12 hours because of how short this game is. Its not a bad game, its just mediocre. Expand
  6. Nov 11, 2020
    6
    It's got that Sonic vibe with running with challenging level design and bosses that get add challenge and variety in their encounters. TheIt's got that Sonic vibe with running with challenging level design and bosses that get add challenge and variety in their encounters. The game breaks immersion with the create your own Avatar / Sonic character, but the story does a good job including the new Hero to the Sonic Universe pretty well. Overall, It's a fun game but with a lack of substance in the story, and a ton of challenge to fester over with objectives a plenty to do in each levels varied design. Expand
  7. Sep 3, 2021
    0
    Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Cream, Rouge, Omega, Vector, Espio and Charmy are not playable characters.

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