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My personal review on Sonic and the black knight Wii
I was not totally impressed myself when i bought this game for my son a couple of months ago for his birthday. Its like it just does not go with me. The moves and a bit sluggish, and its a boring kind of game. There's no real enthusiasm at all in the game. And theres some points in the game that me nor my son can complete any of the battles/bosses we come across, therefor need us to look on the web to see how to pass the bit we are trying to solve, which isnt really what i intended. I wasnt even sure my son was happy with his birthday gift. The only good thing about the game is in face, 'the speed of sonic'. I know its a bit obvious but thats all i can give credit for - when sonic runs at his top speed, it looks good. They make the front cover of the game look so exciting, but hey, they have always said, dont judge a book by its cover, and in this case, a game by its cover. I definitely will be looking at reviews from now on before buying any sudden games. The controls are sloppy, you try constantly for e.g. to get on a platform, but need many tries before actually getting up there. What you need to do in the game is no more then moving up with the nunchuk, and and here and there moving left and right, and jumping. Theres no more to it. The only other possible good thing is that you can connect with up to 4 other players including yourself and do a party, and do a variety of mini games.
Im my opinion i think they rushed the making of the game to quickly. They definitely could of gave some more time on it, working how to improve it. Its around £18 at the moment from amazon.co.uk, which explains the crap-ness of the game itself. In my opinion, it was one of the worst games i had ever purchased. My son was not at all pleased with it. 1 star rating from me!
I got Sonic and The Black Knight for free and had fun playing it but it is more aimed at kids. It is decent enough game that will keep you busy for a few hours but it is hardly a classic.
The idea of bringing back popular games is not knew and I have enjoyed Wii games like Mario Kart but I don't thing that the 2D Sonic of the past is very compatible to the 3D format of this game. The game has some really jerky camera angles and at times it gets annoying.
The game is very easy to play and master, it is quite a decent storyline. You have to defeat the evil Dark Knight who has taken control over mythical Kingdom of Camelot.
I found that the only challenging part of the game was to defeat the final boss, it is more aimed at kids and if I had kids I would buy if for them and I think they would enjoy it. With this in mind you can't really complain that it isn't very challenging or complicated. There are some cool features to the game, I liked the slow-motion fight mode where you can slay enemies with crazy sword swipes in super slow motion but the problem is you can only use this function after collecting the red butterflies.
Having grabbed this game for £20 I've got to say that it lives up to everything I was expecting (to be a great game) yet it's not exactly how I thought the game-play would be!
The concept and idea of Sonic starring in an RPG is a bit of a strange one. It's not every day that King Arthur's Camelot gets attacked by the evil Black Knight where Sonic and his cute friends are expected to go and save the kingdom from certain demise!
Sonic and The Black Knight adds something different to the dated Sonic franchise. Fans of the blue hedgehog shouldn't be disappointed here, but fans of RPGs might be somewhat confused. The game-play is set in a 3D fantasy RPG world that uses similar 'sonic speed scrolling' that can be found in the 2D games of old, which has mixed affects when it slows down to a fight scene. Once you get used to the camera angle changes and the quest system the game all falls into place. But be warned, at first it may take some time getting into it.
As you progress through the game, you'll encounter various tutors and monsters which you'll use a number of RPG style attack combos in order to beat your foes, topped off with the ability to explore the world of King Arthur.
If you can find this game cheap online it's well worth picking up if you're after something different.
Sonic returns to the Wii to take a wild ride through the storybook world of Camelot in his all-new adventure Sonic and the Black Knight. Designed exclusively for the Wii, Sonic and the Black Knight brings a new twist to Sonic gameplay by combining Sonic's legendary speed with frenetic swordplay action that makes full use of the unique Wii control system.