Tuesday, November 16, 2010
"Sonic Colors" for the Nintendo Wii and DS is out in North America today. (It was released in Europe on November 12th.)
It is a platform game in the classic Sonic style, with a mix of 2D side-scrolling and 3D third-person action in the Wii version (a little like, although much better than, 2008's "Sonic Unleashed").
Both the Wii and DS versions have received very good reviews, with Metacritic giving around 80% to both, and IGN giving 8.5/10 to both, for example. In particular, IGN gave it an Editor's Choice Award and called it "the best Sonic game in 18 years". High praise indeed!
It's been a very good time for new high quality Sonic games just recently, what with the release of "Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode 1" last month and "Sonic Free Riders" two weeks ago. Happy days! :-)
Thursday, November 04, 2010
"Sonic Free Riders" for the Xbox 360 is out in the USA and Canada today. (It will be released in Europe on November 10th and Japan on November 20th.)
It is the third installment in the Sonic Riders series, following Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (which is a favourite game of mine), and it makes use of Microsoft's new "Kinect" Xbox 360 motion-sensor control peripheral. Sounds like it could be good fun to me!