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.
Whether youre into Top Gunning fools in the world of GTA V, playing the perfect 18 holes on the most exotic golf greens in the world, or dungeon crawling and hoarding loot, the Xbox 360 and Xbox One have you covered.
For those of you who lamented the closing of Xbox Entertainment Studios, there is still hope that the enterprise will continue on under a new, ambitious partnership. After all, why throw the baby out with the bathwater?
One of the new Xbox exclusives announced at Gamescom last week was ScreamRide, an amusement park simulator in which your goal is not to make money, but instead push guests to their physical limits and beyond, with total disregard to their well-being.
Whether you’re a regular Xbox One owner or lucky enough to be part of the Preview Program, you can expect a whole bunch of new features to be added to your console this week, if they haven’t been already.