Rated 10 out of 10 by GuitarHero522 Better Than Expected!!
At first when I reserved this game, I regretted reserving it. Then after I got it, I was addicted! The game has extremely good graphics for a DS, the customizations are like Mario and Luigi: Partners In Time, the story is actually okay, but Bioware could have done better. The battles are a lot of fun, especially the POW Moves! Bioware took a lot of advantage of the DS's touch screen abilities and they maybe could have done more, but it's good as it is. The only thing downside of the game is when you get certain parts the game, you can't go back to any of the previous areas... and once you beat the game, you start all over!! You have all of your old stats and items. You have to recruit all of the characters again and all of the XP points reset (except Sonic) which can be good sometimes... but restarting the game over just sucks a lot. The story again is really long like it takes maybe 10 hours if you have a guide. Overall, this game isn't a really disappointment, Sonic games will come back again like when Sonic Adventure 2:Battle was released.
Rated 1 out of 10 by Coolstix94 Bad Sonic game
This has got to be the worst Sonic game ever conceived. It is nothing like any other sonic game. The main problem is that it isn't really targeted to Sonic fans. In this game all you do is guide Sonic around with your stylus and watch him do stuff. You don't do any running or jumping the game does it all and you watch. Also, The "battle mode" makes the game a whole lot worse. When you are walking around in the game you could randomly run into a foe and need to battle him. Just like before you select a move and the game does the rest. Also a lot of the opponents have better moves than you so the game is very hard. Also there is a lot of reading involved-- more than any other sonic game. You also have to choose what to say back to people when they talk to you witch makes it all the more monotonous to play! All in all this game is a BAD rip off of other better RPG's. If you like Sonic games I doubt you'll like this game!
Rated 3 out of 10 by 1012killer sonic's latest torture
sonic and rpgs don't mix! Sure, the battle music is awesome, but the other half of it is just bad. and most of the music itself it remade from the original sonic 3 for the genesis. the battle system looks like final fantasy, and the graphics in the whole game aren't good at all. the story (plot) has some twists. Knuckles, the supposedly strongest echidna around, gets kidnaped by a mysterious group. this was the first time we ever saw that in this franchise. i don't like how they had Big the cat involved in the story because he sucks! and then, the plotline seems weird. is this supposed to be a remake of sonic X season 3?! and then Shade the echidna does make an interesting character in the franchise (my 2nd favorite character, the 1st one being Blaze the cat). there are also parts i didn't understand. why would Amy pretend that "Dexter" is her new boyfriend just to make sonic jealous if she had been chasing him around ever since her introduction to this franchise in Sonic cd(the sega cd game!!!!)? I hope that Sonic chronicles 2 is way better than this (that is, if it even comes out!).
Rated 0 out of 10 by Metal Sonic EHEM!
I cant wait for this game. Mario did the whole rpg thing and in two different genres. It's time for sonic to take over. This game looks amazing like I almost wet myself a little. Finally we can truly get into the sonic universe while at super speeds and destroying things. I was already hyped about Sonic Unleashed for the big consoles. I think Sonic wants to step his blue game up, lol. I mean over the past years his games have completely blown me away and the 3-d titles aren't bad, but they lack heavily on what its Sega ancestors had. They had great adventure, smart plots, good multiplayer value, and last but not least after beating the special stages you got the super Gods - (super sonic, hyper sonic, hyper tails, hyper knuckles) not on all the titles though and all you needed was 50 rings. You jumped in the air and on any level became unstoppable not like its recent successors. Becoming super or transforming aka. sonic secret of the rings has become the last level, and i think that ticks me off a lot! Whatever the case, i remain a sonic fan, and i will purchase and murder this game lol.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Upchucka Bioware strikes again!
Frst thing, this game is unlike any other game you have ever played in your life. The combat system is truly unique. Even though it is a turn based RPG it keeps you on your toes. the environment is all hand drawn, some areas look really aweome. The whole game is controlled using the stylus, simillar to the phantom hour glass. It takes a little getting used to at first. The sound effects can get a little annoying, some of the noises are just rediculous. The music, on the other hand, loops very well. The dialouge between characters isn't kiddy, and annoying like some other sonic games. The converations between sonic and amy can be just outright hilairous. The story is pretty solid, and put together well, with plenty of side quests to gane a little more exp and items. I would recomend the game to anyone who is an RGP fan. it a definate must for oyur DS library.
Rated 3 out of 10 by chained2darren not a good game for sonic fans...
This game was probably the worst sonic game I've played. The story line was very good, but there is a LOT of talking (and by talking, I mean reading). When I play a sonic game, I expect there to be lots of running, and running fast. There is none of that in this game. You basically just move the stylus along (slowly) and any jumping, or running through loops, is done by the game. And the battle sequence is the same. You pick from a list of moves, and you watch as it plays out and hope that you don't get your butt kicked because you can't attack again until it's your turn. But you aren't really doing anything on your own. And the battles b/w the badniks are every 2 seconds and they can take forever. You do get to pick from quite a few characters, not just sonic. And there is at least one new one. But the characters are pre-chosen by the player in groups of four before you begin another level and the only way to change them is to go back to a specific point. All in all, not a good game for die hard sonic fans, especially if you like the running fast part of it. Cause let's face it, it's SONIC. That's what he does. But not in this game.
Rated 8 out of 10 by gules222 Sonic the Hedgehog is Reborn!
Very recently, most Sonic the Hedgehog games have been a letdown, but now, Sonic Chronicles has reborn the lost hero. Created by the famous RPG developers, Bioware, The Dark Brotherhood is an amazing adventure with a great story. The challenge is great, you will die a lot, but its not too impossible. There is very little Character Customization although, only equipment and Chao, but its pretty good when you have 11 characters to chose from. Sonic must always be in your party except on special occasions during the game, the other characters consist of Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, Big, Cream, Shadow, Rouge, Omega, and 2 others. The story is very well developed with many plot twists. It will make fans from the Sonic Adventure era pleased and it will also give fans from the Genesis era a great retro feel. The Music is great if you like Retro Music, but if you don't, just turn the sound off. The game takes around 20-25 hours if you complete all the side quests, and there is still lots of replay value. Sonic Chronicles is an amazing game and a great RPG. It has set the stage for the rebirth of Sonic the Hedgehog, lets just hope it can be maintained.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Zarvanis WHOO HOO!
Not what I expected in a sonic game, but still loved it. Its challenging the first time around, but once u beat it and u get to do the game again with all you're mega high stats, its easy. I beat it in 3-4 hours the second time I played. This game has a lot of parts where if you come unprepared.....you're screwed. I loved most of this game, but the final boss was SO EASY! The first forms were sorta challenging, but the last form was a pushover. All you have to do is follow the tap screen attack patterns that normally appear when u use special attacks, and if u get them all 100%, u win. Even if u miss one, IX (final boss) doesn't really do any fatal damage on you. The graphics suck! You sorta have to give the game some slack, seeing as it's DS game. But it still needs major graphic enhancement. And at the end of the game, they leave on this big cliff hanger. *SPOILER* When you leave the alternate demension world, it turns out that Eggman (he was a playable character till you go to the demension place) has created a massive empire that would take years to build. So it seems time moves slower in the alternate demision than it does in the real world. *SPOILER*
Rated 9 out of 10 by Gamer Nick That was incredible!
This game is a GREAT game. I have no idea why so many hate on this game. Yeah, it's not really a classic sonic game like Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, but I LOVE RPGS, and Sonic is my favorite series, so when I found out Sonic Chronicles was a Sonic RPG I went to buy it. Truth be told, I only brought this game about a week ago. I gotta admit, it wasn't very challenging. Of course, I pratically no lifed the game XD. Very great game! The graphics....Challenge....Everything! And when I heard there was probably gonna be a sequel, I was psyched! or w/e how you spell it I suck at spelling lolz. Hey, I'm a hardcore Sonic player. So don't say I don't see the strengths in Sonic's games, because, true it isn't your annual sonic game. But it's awesome. Defiently recommended for those who love Sonic games and RPGS!
Rated 2 out of 10 by Rainedae Eww Gross Despicable!!!
Omg when i got this game i was stoked. Because i love sonic and i thought this would be a good interesting game for me to play but i was soo wrong. the first 4 to 5 stages were ..interesting then as i got more into it I was like ehh. The Plot of the game is fairly simple its another sonic saves the world thing. But the fighting and stuff is really kinda quick u gotta be on ur feet about it. and the graphics are just terrible the picture on the box looks amazing but sonic and some of his other friends faces are just like a baby found out how to make 3d characters and just made sonic. they dont really get into backround characters its really just Knuckles sonic tails and shade. but if you are looking for a really good sonic game like i was dont even bother looking at the box.