Within the team you choose, each of the 3 characters has a special trait to better handle various situations and obstacles to work through as leader of the squad. Choosing the right configuration comes into critical play when working through the elaborate and original levels in Sonic Heroes. Sonic obviously has speed and his signature tornado attack, Knuckles has the muscle although his claws seem to be MIA, and Tails can fly you to the many unreachable locations, as needed using his tail. As a team you also come across the usual power ups and level ups, and also build up your Team Blast, a group super attack complete with its own mini cut scene to make it a little more dramatic, this Team Blast is not only original but effective when out numbered by the many enemies you encounter on your quest to yet another showdown with Dr. Eggman.
Switching between leaders is key to capitalizing on the elaborate rail levels and vertigo inducing heights you encounter in Sonic Heroes. Each configuration not only opens up new combo attacks but also helps take advantage of multiple paths in the game. Example, many rails and paths split into 3 individual paths, with the right configuration your team members will each go down 1 path, meeting up further down the line, these are the basics of Sonic Heroes. The usual elaborate and colorful level design that we have grown to expect form the Sonic Team is well represented again in Sonic Heroes, and the speed of Sonic and company is at an all time high, making Sonic Heroes more dizzying and frenetic than ever.
Sonic Heroes is not without a few minor glitches, but a solid effort for our blue buddies first trip to the Xbox, fans of Sonic past will not be disappointed, and platform junkies will find the hours of speed induced game-play very addicting.
Was there every any doubt? This week is chock full of extra deals in anticipation of the shopping frenzy that is Black Friday weekend. Dont miss out on these bargain basement prices! And theres more to come before the week is out!
Xbox Live Gold members will be able to access the full game, both single- player and multiplayer, for a whole 24-hours tomorrow, free of cost, and should they purchase the game later, continue playing off of the same gamesave. Whats not to like here?
Its hard to believe its been a year already! Be watching your Xbox Live- registered e-mail inbox, as you might actually be lucky enough to score some free digital swag, including a brand new game! Fingers crossed!
Tomb Raider for Xbox One is available at its lowest digital price ever, and if youre feeling nostalgic for Laras older 360 adventures, this week has you set! Enslaved is a highly underrated classic, and AC: Verdict Day is perfect for mech-heads.
Not impressed by this week’s triple-A offerings in the form of Far Cry 4 and GTA V? No problem, we have some smaller, more unique and digestible fare for you. From kids entertainment and party games to artistic storytelling, this week has it all.