Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
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.
Sonic Boom Franchise.
I played both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the Sonic Boom game and watched the first 4 episodes of the cartoon series.
Wii U version:
-The game has horrible frame rates. Within my first 15 minutes of playing the game got down to less than 10 frames per second.
-The game caps off at around 30 frames per second (most good games have 60 frames).
-This version has lots of bugs such as the homing attack not working randomly, and levels loading before there designated cut-scenes.
-I had a loading screen crash on me right after beating a boss.
-Sonic is horrifically slow most, his movements are not much more then a slight jog.
-There is no sense of direction, the map is hidden away on a second pause menu and it doesn't even tell you which way you are facing. The most the map tells you is a rough estimate on where you are located.
-The hub word is huge, and empty. But what makes it terrible is that with sonic being so slow and the map being worthless I became infuriated with locating myself.
-The story is alright. (It is defiantly not the 3DS version's horrible story, which I'll get to). The Wii u versions story is about an ancient evil snake, time travel, and collecting a bunch of crystals.
-Hearing "That's got a nice ring to it." and other stupid phrases every other ring you pick up begins to drive you up a wall.
-The graphics look horrific as objects will appear and disappear in the background. The game just looks like a PS2 era game and not in any sort of good way. Somehow this game is suppose to be using the beautiful Cry engine and it falls short of being even the slightest bit good looking. Also the cut-scenes in my opinion look even more washed out then the game at times.
-Another annoyance is how annoying the characters can be, I found myself constantly telling the characters to be quiet as they repeated the same one liners every time they collect a ring or beat an enemy.
-All of the abilities and power ups are pointless in this game.
-The Wii U version has the best abilities locked unless you complete the 3DS version and transfer data to the Wii U version.
-You occasionally have to switch between characters to clear certain areas, but its basically pointless most of the time.
-Also Knuckles is horrific looking, and his stupidity is way more exaggerated then I ever could have imagined.
SONIC BOOM WII U GETS A 3/10
(I personally prefer Sonic '06 to this monstrosity.)
-It plays faster then the Wii u version but not by much.
-You have to switch between the characters in this version much more frequently, which is highly annoying as the levels are sectioned off for each meaningless task. So you will be switching constantly every 10 feet.
-Amy is replaced with the new Sonic Boom original character named Sticks who I absolutely despise. Her personality is all over the place and she constantly speaks nonsense.
-The story for this game is the worst Sonic story by far, it is just constant bickering of the characters back and forth. Nothing gets really accomplished with no outstanding resolution, it is all just really weird and out of place. There are a bunch of shoehorned jokes that are not funny and only deterred me from continuing.
-There is only 1 boss fight
-There are 3 pointless races.
-5 or 6 speed stages which are like a horrible version of temple run, where the controls become reversed when sonic is upside down.
-There are only 8 main stages in the game.
-Unlockables in this version are very boring and unwanted. Things like the developers logo in 3D. The only good unlockables are the one's that help you find hidden objects however it only on the places you have already been in the stages.
-By far the absolute worst part of this game is the amount of back tracking. As you proceed through the game you will unlock the rest of the characters which will allow you to go to previous levels to collect missed hidden objects that are only accessible by certain characters. This would not be a problem if it was optional, however you are required to collect a set of objects on each of the levels to get completion tokens in order to proceed to other levels to complete the game.
EX: For example if I beat level 1 and 2 I received 2 tokens total, one for beating each stage. Now in order to play level 3 I need 4 tokens which I can only get for collecting all of the objects in the previous levels. This now means I have to go back through and find every little hidden object on the previous stages so I can complete the next level.
SONIC BOOM 3DS GETS A 2/10
This is truly a horrific game, I extremely suggest to avoid this game.
Sonic Boom TV Show:
-I actually laughed a lot. The humor is definitely spot on.
-The quality seems very legitimate, and well put together.
-There are some times when the movements seem off. Such as a huge jump sonic does on the first episode when he homing attacks a bolder. It looks very floaty and improperly animated.
-Sticks is still annoying, and Knuckles is still far too stupid.
-The theme song really stinks its just a bunch of sounds.
-The world feels much more well rounded as apposed to the game where it felt like a jumbled mess of locations.
-The voice acting is much more vibrant than the games, as real emotions are portrayed instead of the lifeless catchphrases in the Wii U version.
-The show airs at like 7 Am on Saturdays, which I know hardly anyone will watch it then.
Over all Sonic Boom as a cartoon series is really not that bad. I find it very similar to the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog which is my favorite Sonic cartoon. That being said~
SONIC BOOM TV SHOW GETS A 7.5/10
If the show continues to be as funny as it is now I think it could even pass that score. If you want to see what the series is really like yourself I highly suggest watching the episode: "Can an Evil Genius Crash on Your Couch for a Few Weeks?" It is by far one of the funniest things in the Sonic franchise.
It's gonna be a blast!
This game looks SO cool. The last 3D platformer game Amy, Knuckles, & tails were playable was Sonic Heroes. ( PS I prefer this version over Shattered crystal *puts up flame shield*)
Sonic's new Sub-Franchise and My thoughts
Sonic Boom is a new Sub-Franchise and is NOT REPLACING THE MAIN SONIC CANON, other than that I'm somewhat excited about this especially considering Its being made by BIG RED BUTTON which is composed of ex-emplyees of Naughty Dog, InsOmniac Games, Sucker Punch, SuperBot, and Sony Santa Monica. Overall I think Its going to be good telling from the footage and thats all so have a wonderful day.
Sonic boom demo
Now i went to E3 last week and i went to try out the sonic boom demo. Now the chararter looked great but once i did the speed level sonic was running fast but most off the demo was all platforming and little bit of speed section soo i do not know what this game is going to be good but well all have to see.
rip sanic, this is legit terrible why did i buy this oh wait its because i've been a sonic fan since the dreamcast and my dreams were slaughtered when they made unleashed. i cry every tieeeeeeeem
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.
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!!
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.
A REALLY Boring Game!
This game was made like it cam out of a dumpster. Bad Music, Bad gameplay, Bad Gameplay = Bad Game!!