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Sonic Chronicles: Dark Brotherhood by Sega




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  • Mild Cartoon Violence
Sonic Chronicles: Dark Brotherhood is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 32.
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  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Developer: Sega of America
  • Category: Role-Playing
  • Players:1 Player

Product Details:

Sonic and friends must use teamwork and strategy to uncover and defeat the mysterious menace that is destroying their world. Along with a storyline filled with twist and turns, new characters add to the excitement!


Lightning-fast Combo Moves

  • It wouldn't be a Sonic game without mind-blowing speed, crafty combo moves and precisely-timed stylus controls. Surprise opponents with your character's unique combo attacks!

New Party System

  • Choose from 11 playable characters to create your four character team! Utilize the unique skills and powers of all characters to overcome a variety of challenges throughout the puzzles.

Over 20 Areas to Explore

  • Venture to new and classic Sonic environments while solving puzzles and dodging obstacles. Just as in combat, some challenges will require teamwork to solve.

Wireless Trading and Collecting

  • Collect and trade several types of artificial life-forms known as Chao, each with varying power-ups and abilities that help in combat and elsewhere.


Game Details

Number of Players
1 Player
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Bad, Not Bad at all It's kinda hard, but I like a challenge, overall it could be better but its still a good game to own
Date published: 2014-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT GAME This game is amazing. It really does have a great story. It has around ten different characters to play as. Some battles late in the game are just painful to play though. I would recommend this game to just about anyone! They really did some cool stuff about the dialogue you can have multiple dialogue pathways resulting in different events in the game. (Such as skipping a battle, finding out a secret and so on) I wish it was not just touch screen though. I mean we have a control pad,
Date published: 2014-06-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The dark age of Sonic. This game had to be one of the biggest disappointments in RPG history. When I heard Bioware was developing this game, I knew it had to be good. Bioware, mind you, made the Mass Effect series, and Starwars: Night of the Old Republic. Before Sonic Chronicles was even made, Mass Effect 1 hit the market and it was amazing. This game though is anything but amazing. The story is boring in every way: Evil Tribe comes to take over the world, Sonic wins, plot twist. It's not interesting at all. The graphics are God awful. I've seen DS games from Mario 64 to Sonic Rush, what the heck happened? When your characters look similar to the Mcdonalds Pakastan commerical, you know you've done something wrong. The music is so horrible. The try making music from the original games like Sonic 3, but they fail horribly. The worst part is the battle system. Never have I seen a battle system as horrible as this. In order to do special moves, it requires an Elite Beat Agents style minigame, but it's too strict. If you mess up even one move, the whole entire move fails. And special move points are pretty scarce. You're going to find yourself healing up and spending lots of money to get items to replenish your speical moves. Money is scarce also, the only way to get money is to sell items you win in battle, but half of the time it's stuff you need. Look, avoid this game like the Plauge. It's not worth the time and effort at all.
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from better belive it! i love sonic this came out i was a EXITED.i could have played it day and night i just did not belive it i am so happy thank you sega
Date published: 2013-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from marvoulous sonic chronicals was the best game ever but i cant find it any where and here it was.im so surprised
Date published: 2013-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Revised Review: Turn-Based Sonic RPG ========= Story ========= Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood features a rather generic story for the Sonic universe, but I wasn't going into this game expecting a grandiose storyline either. The game starts off with Sonic returning from a recent mission only to discover that the chaos emeralds have been stolen and that Knuckles was kidnapped trying to defend them. The adventure quickly pursues with you attempting to stop the marauders that appear to be behind the kidnapping of Knuckles and the most recent thefts of the chaos emeralds. My only major complaint about the story is that it ends on a cliffhanger, and is then followed up with the characters reading off the credits. Though, to be fair the game had broken the 4th wall rather repeatedly before this as well with the game constantly reminding you to save the game. ========= Gameplay ========= The gameplay in this game is rather mixed. On the downside the game is control entirely with the stylus, but on the plus side the stylus controls are responsive and do work rather well. On the downside the lack of button controls is rather disappointing. Combat in the game is comprised of rounds that are broken up into turns. Each character gets a certain amount of turns during each combat round, but the way the game works makes it impossible to heal when you need to. One you choose to attack or defend your character will do nothing else during that round. The only exception to this is if you choose to use a special move or use an item. The lack of an ability to heal or guard when you need to is probably this games Achilles' heel when it comes to combat. Another issue is that several of the characters have special moves that are broken. Another downside is that most of the equipment in the game doesn't really have an impact on combat. On the plus side the combat does feel rather fast-paced and the way of executing special attacks and countering enemy special attacks makes use of the stylus and makes combat more engaging. ========= Graphics ========= The game uses a very comic-book style of graphics for the cut-scenes. This may appeal to people or it may not. The in-game graphics are a bit of a mix on the characters. Most of the characters are alright except for Eggman who has one of the weirdest movement cycles I've ever seen in a game. The designs of the fields and towns look like they were drawn in a style similar to a cartoon. Overall, I did enjoy the graphical style of this game. ========= Sound ========= Most of the soundtracks in this game are rather weak. They tend to be a mix of techno beat songs, and most of them aren't that good either. The battle theme did grow of me after a while though. The only plus side to the field music for the most part is that it is forgettable. ========= Lasting Appeal ========= The game offers little in terms of lasting appeal to be honest. After beating the game you'll be sent back to the beginning of the game where you can attempt to collect rings that you missed on a previous run while also being able to acquire additional chao. The game also allows you to keep your levels and moves so an additional run through the game will be a lot easier. ========= Overall ========= Story: 8 Gameplay: 7 Graphics: 9 Sound: 4 Lasting Appeal: 7 Overall: 7
Date published: 2012-10-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Turn-Basec Sonic RPG ========= Foreword ========= I have highly mixed feelings about this game. On one hand, I'm a diehard fan of turn-based RPGs on the other hand it feels like a bad fit for a sonic game. Sonic seems to lend itself more to a high speed action/adventure RPG like than the slower pace of a turn-based game. On the other hand I have to judge this game for what it is then what I think it should have been. ========= Story ========= Since, I only played this game to the start of the second chapter. I'm unable to comment on the story as a whole. The beginning of the game felt rather stock, but it was a change up for one of the male characters to be the damsel in distress. ========= Gameplay ========= This game suffers in this area the most in my opinion. The game is controlled entirely by the stylus pen which seems to slow down the game even more. It just feels like the polar opposite of what you'd expect in a game based off "the fastest thing alive". The constant use of the stylus pen to move around on the map, successfully use special abilities, defend against special attacks, and so on tends to grow rather tiresome after a short while as well. ========= Graphics ========= Graphically the game has a very cartoonish feel, but it seems rather fitting for the character, but it does feel a bit off at places. The enemies are on screen and you enter battle by coming in contact with them, but they feel out of place in comparison to the style of the background in some areas. ========= Sound ========= The game features a rock based soundtrack, but the fast pace of the music feels out of place due to this game feeling rather slow in terms of combat and movement on the world map. ========= Lasting Appeal ========= As far as I know the amount of lasting appeal this game can offer is rather limited. To my knowledge there are no secret bosses or anything. There are side quests contained within the game, but their usefulness is rather limited since they seem to give you items you can get rather frequently from defeating enemies. The game also offers branching conversation paths, but if they have an effect on the story as a whole is unclear. ========= Overall ========= Story: 7 Gameplay: 3 Graphics: 6 Sound: 5 Lasting Appeal: 4 Overall: 5
Date published: 2012-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it awesome who could hate it? its awesome. and fun and has a good storie to it. 10/10. sonic rules! sonic rules!
Date published: 2012-07-19
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