Following the disastrous 2006 release of the next-gen Sonic the Hedgehog on Xbox 360 and PS3, early demos and trailers of the next instalment in the main series helped manage to generate a ton of positive press for SEGA and the Blue Blur, as they hinted at a return to the high speed platforming fans and critics have come to know and love over the years. Sonic Unleashed was soon unleashed onto the gaming world, and the end reception the game had received is mixed, split right down the middle – like night and day!
Some argue that Unleashed was another terrible title and just another nail in the coffin to the Sonic series at the time: a game so heavily bogged down and dragged by its feet due to the concept of the Werehog, its boorish gameplay, and the long and tedious night-time stages. Others, on that same note, have praised Sonic the Werehog’s inclusion, saw the combat mechanic as a well developed fold to the fast-paced daytime stages, and believe that Unleashed has been unfairly treated because of it being a well polished experience and, ultimately, a well thought out and finished game – something its predecessor surely wasn’t.
Now, Jirard Khalil takes the stand in a brand new instalment of Defend It!, a show where he defends some of the gaming community’s most hated games, and tackles that same beast of a game for us today. Featuring Dodger, Jesse Cox, and Andrew from The SuperScope News Show, The Completionist defends Sonic Unleashed – watch the trial in full below!
Do you ultimately agree with The Completionist’s stance on Unleashed? Or do you feel that the side of gaming community against the Werehog still holds a solid case? Sound off below!