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Offline NWR_Josh

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Impressions
« on: September 14, 2012, 03:15:41 AM »

I still don't see why Sonic needs a car. 

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/impressions/31721

Sonic is back in a whole new automotive incarnation. This time, Sonic and friends of the Sega-verse drive, fly and float along raceways all for the glory of first place. Between the wacky power-ups and car transformations I was a bit thrown off. The frame rate was a little slow, which is frankly quite odd for a racing game

The game looks nice enough and handles fairly well. There's not much to really say on the Blue Blur's racing game. It's better than Sonic R, although no soundtrack will ever beat that game's music. There's a good amount of creativity and thought put into it with all types of cars and racers making appearances in the game. The stages are fun, but a bit bland. 

One of the best parts of the game visually and gameplay-wise is when the vehicles transform from one mode to another. The change is seamless and looks pretty great. And who doesn't love watching a car turn into a boat?! The races are enjoyable and the perfect length. I just would like to see the game play a bit smoother. 

The game has some kinks in it, but it's far from terrible. I'm confident that after the game has been looked over one more time, any problems I could think of will be addressed and promptly fixed. The game has the potential to be great and I'm hoping it will be. 


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Re: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Impressions
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 05:04:04 AM »
No word on the Wii U exclusive characters or modes yet I guess...


I liked the sound of that multiplayer mode where the GamePad tilts the level, Monkey Ball style!
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Re: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Impressions
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2012, 10:26:09 AM »
Holy Cow!   the frame rate for the last Sonic Racing game on Wii was bad!  I thought that finally I would get a smooth game.  I'll save my money for something else,  I can't deal with poor frame rates.

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Re: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Impressions
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012, 11:42:12 AM »
He doesn't need the car but the character of Sonic does love competition and a good one. He handicaps himself sometimes to level the playing ground to have fun! 

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Re: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Impressions
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2012, 12:01:09 PM »
If Sonic wasn't in a car, he would easily beat everyone. It's why the Olympic games require to suspend your sense of realization because there shouldn't be a snowballs chance in hell of Mario or Bowser beating Sonic in a race.
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Re: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Impressions
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2012, 01:40:20 PM »
I don't see why you need half the things you own either. Let Sonic enjoy his car.

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Re: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Impressions
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 07:47:18 PM »
I stand by my original criticism! Sonic doesn't need a car! The only thing Sonic needs is a boat because... well... you know.