Okay. So any Sonic fans out there will know Sega have been teasing a new game this year for quite a while now, all we’ve known is a working title of Sonic 2017 and they’ve now officially confirmed the title and first gameplay footage. However, you may want to sit down for this one as it’s certainly not the “new” direction you may have been expecting them to go in.
If you’ve watched the trailer first, then you’ll see the title of the game is Sonic Forces which before I watched the trailer sounded pretty intriguing. What are these forces? Who are they? How will they help you in the game? There’s always a lot of controversy surrounding new 3D Sonic games because over the years, they’ve somewhat lost their essence of their 2D counterparts.
The artwork above immediately reminded me of the Guardians from Breath of the Wild with their red glowing beams and daunting approach, so what mystery could they be hiding? I’m not sure I really want to find out after that trailer in all honesty, I’m not a huge Sonic fan but I have dabbled over the years. I do think this now just looks like Sonic and the Secret Rings 2.0 which if it is will be terrible. If you’re not familiar, Sonic and the Secret Rings was on the Wii and generally had awful controls and really shoddy gameplay, there was a lot wrong with it but that’s for another time.
The gameplay looks like you’ll be controlling Sonic on a pre-set path which I guess has alternative routes depending on how you play, killing enemies and collecting rings through big city landscapes. I realise I sound like a massive Sonic hater right now, I actually am just waiting for one of the 3D sonic games to keep me entertained. The last one I played was Sonic Lost Worlds and I couldn’t even get past the first couple of worlds because it felt so broken and clunky.
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