Rated 4 out of 10 by BobBulb NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE
Sonic is getting better they said. We'll NEVER have another Sanic '06 again they said. Welp. If you hate yourself, go right ahead. Otherwise, stay away. You will never go a full day of your life without thinking of bounce pads.
Rated 3 out of 10 by GrizzCrisps Sonic 06 all over again
This game is literally one of the worst sonic games ever, with a horrible framerate, TERRIBLE graphics, terrible sound, terrible controls, everything about this game is bad, not only that but the levels are SO boring. Whatever u do, do not buy this game, an absolute disaster. Sega has to get their heads together.
Rated 2 out of 10 by BaconBoyGaming This is a tremendous waste of money.
This game is horrible, and the only thing good about it is the graphics, as it was created with CryEngine. The game play and the controls are awkward, the sound is just techno remixes of bad songs, and the lasting appeal- well, I couldn't bring myself even to play an hour of this.
Rated 9 out of 10 by emoney24 Great game, underrated, deserves more than 4.5
This game is very good it has a good plot to it, the story is a little odd since Eggman is not your primary bad guy. Besides that I enjoyed playing it. You can play as more than just sonic in it which I think is nice, the characters have new abilities thanks to the introduction of the enerbeam. The game play is good and I enjoyed playing the game, has a good amount of difficulty to it and if basic difficulty is not enough you can use extreme mode to make it harder. This is good game for sonic fans in my opinion. I will say that the longevity of how long someone will play it is definitely based on the player. This is better for casual game play and this game in my opinion is one of the better newer sonic games.
Rated 7 out of 10 by nomorefanboys Seriously exaggerated Negative reviews
I spent some time playing the demo of Sonic Boom. The negative reviews are laughable. Just like the laughable negative reviews Lost Worlds got are highly unfounded. I think some gamers are out to sink Sega and Sonic because they think Sega is still in competition with Nintendo or Sony. First off Graphics though not as good as Lost World they are quit pleasing thereis no way they could be a 1-6 rating there is nice radiosity and normal mapping going on here. The Characters are high polygon count. It looks good but lost world looks better. Gameplay is somewhere between Sonic and Ratchet and Clank. You run and do homing attacks but you alsoattack with a weapon like you would in a ratchet game. Gameplay is not perfect, but I never experienced any of the so called "unforgivable bugs and glitches" everyone is crying about. The sound is good, the voice acting is what saves the sound. This isn't the best game or Sonic game for that matter but it is a solid 7. I will be one of those gullible gamers who will buy this game. 1 because I like it regardless of the negativity around and 2 because Sega is one of the few 3rd party developers to actually support the Wii U. So dumping on Sonic's Wii U games is only going to Nintendo in te end. I bought little big planet 3 in spite of the fact that people said it was unplayable but for some reason it still scored a 6 even though it was so glitchy you cannot finish it which is far glitcher than this game. I love Sonic games and Little Big Planet games but there seems to be a double standard among game developers with critics. Both games supposedly filled with glitches but LBP3 is so bad it is unplayable yet it gets a 6 and Sonic Boom gets a 4 on average. You would think that if glitches warranted a 4 and a OMG worst game ever why aren't both games being shunned? Wonder why maybe 1 game has the wrong publisher on its cover.
Rated 8 out of 10 by WillWorks Down, but not out. Sonic Boom is tight!
I found this game to be quite a hidden surprise. Sure, it's rough around the edges, but it's pretty much a cartoony video game. It doesn't have to have graphics of super realism. It's a perfectly functional game with a glitch here and there. Nothing that'll destroy the game. I feel that even though it isn't super polished, I'm enjoying this game very much. I prefer it over Sonic Lost World and I've played and beaten it 4x over. If you really like Sonic The Hedgehog and go in with an open mind, you'll enjoy this game. Though, it does remind me of Sly Cooper and The Lego games.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Mario2014 This is a new Sonic with a cool twist.
Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric was a new gameplay style for Sonic the Hedgehog. The game has speed sections, actions, platforming and small puzzles. It was fun to play as all four charters, the new enerbeam was a great, and fun tool to use, and the music was great, but because of the awful camera, glitches and slightly repetitive combat gameplay it may feel clucky at times. I did enjoy the game as a whole and I truly believe it is worth a try. Also I did enjoy the story to a high extend.
Rated 1 out of 10 by PyroGladiator JUST NO!!! : (
This game is unfinished! There's too many glitches! The game transitions poorly, the frame rate is DEFINITELY an issue! The graphics look like late PS2 era and the storyline is TERRIBLE!! They rushed it for Christmas and is now just like Sonic '06. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME, TRUST ME!!
Rated 2 out of 10 by thegrandyman Even if you like Sonic this is a No NO
As a modern sonic fan I was willing to give this game a chance but I'm sorry this game just doesn't do the job the story is boring and the gameplay is uninteresting as a spin-off it still fails if your a parent don't get your kids this if they like sonic at least get them Lost World it's certainly a better experience.
Rated 8 out of 10 by kickbutt07 Pretty Good Game
Sonic Boom is okay game it has its moments. One problem is how slow it can be the frame rate can be really bad. Sonic is sadly slow in this game when you are controlling him, but I like the idea of what they were going for. It is a pretty good free roam game.