Sonic Unleashed is yet another Sonic game but with a twist. Everybody knows that our favorite blue hedgehog is all about speed. This game definitely delivers on the speed part, but is that all? Does it bring our hero to the next level?
Sonic Unleashed is divided in three sections. You have daytime, night, and adventure. Now what are these three about? I am happy you asked.
The day part is where its at. All the action and fast running takes places during the daytime. Sonic the hedgehog is super fast, so fast that most of the time you do not even know what you are doing. This is a good thing and it reminds me of the 2D Sonic games that I loved and miss so much.
You get to dash through various levels and they are all very beautiful. On the other hand, the nighttime is lacking in fun. During the night, you get to play with Sonic as a Werehog. This is a over sized, monster version of Sonic.
The Werehog lacks on speed, but makes up for this with Brute force. While attacking enemies, you will notice that his arms can expand very far. This might be the only part that indicates his speed. He is so fast with his arms that it can extend.
The night stages in Sonic Unleashed are fun in the beginning, but they become boring and repetitive pretty quickly.
Maybe I am reaching to far, but it seems like a good theory.The last section (adventure) has you collecting tokens you can use to open the day and night stages. This part of the game they could have left out.
So is this a buy or a rent? I would say rent it and play it. You will probably get bored and bring it back to the rental store. Sonic Unleashed had some nice touches, but it could have been more.