Exciting news for Sonic fans! The highly anticipated Sonic Superstars has just received its first review, and it’s looking promising. The respected Japanese magazine, Weekly Famitsu, known for its thorough game evaluations, gave Sonic Superstars an impressive score of 32 out of 40. This score comes from four individual critics, all of whom gave the game a solid 8.
Sonic Superstars Review: Famitsu Gives a 32/40 score
According to Famitsu, Sonic Superstars represents a big step forward for the 2D Sonic series, blending nostalgia with fresh ideas.
In their review, they mentioned, “It brings a mix of the familiar and the new. It keeps that classic Sonic feel, with some challenging parts, but the high-speed action is really satisfying. The design of each zone is fantastic. The lack of voice acting feels a bit dated in today’s gaming, though. There are lots of surprising elements, like clever stage features. I’ve been hooked for quite a while. I think this is the Sonic game that fans of the original Mega Drive have been waiting for.”
Sonic Superstars, a 2.5D side-scrolling platformer, lets players take control of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or Amy Rose. Developed by Arzest, led by Sonic’s original creator Naoto Ohshima, the game is set to be released on October 17. Interestingly, this release date puts this Sonic game head-to-head with Super Mario Bros Wonder, reigniting the iconic Sonic vs. Mario rivalry from the early ’90s.
In Sonic Superstars, the adventure kicks off in the mesmerizing North Star Islands, a mystical realm with never-before-seen landscapes and a mysterious story waiting to unfold. Sonic and his crew will face gigantic creatures, go on thrilling adventures, and thwart the evil plans of Dr. Eggman, all while gaining new powers called Emerald Powers by collecting Chaos Emeralds.
While the initial Sonic Superstars review notes that certain parts of the game might be challenging, it praises the fast-paced action and clever stage designs. One minor disappointment is the absence of voice acting in a modern Sonic title. The review wraps up with a sentiment shared by many fans from the Mega Drive era, affirming that this Sonic title delivers on the long-awaited promise of a Sonic game of this caliber.
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