Sonic Forces


The game displays a few issues that are symbolic of the journey ahead. When playing, its insistent tutorial messages interrupt one’s initial sprint, the cinematic transition sequences that take the player from one path to the next renders them an observer, not an active participant, and right as one is about to settle into the glee of their mad dash forward, the stage ends. In this 3D Sonic game, the developer has attempted to iterate upon the formula of games like Sonic Generations and Sonic Colors, but it falls short due to frustrating design choices and inconsistent level design. The game eventually fails to advance the mechanics of previously successful 3D Sonic games, or present them in their best light. It is, therefore, a mediocre platformer at best, and manages to do nothing more than reinforce long held stereotypes against Sega's beloved blue blur.