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News video games 08 November 2022, 11:55

author: Wiktor Szczesny

Sonic Frontiers in First Reviews; Risk Paid Off

After 5 years, Sega is releasing a new game starring the blue hedgehog. Sonic Frontiers has a difficult task - it has to turn the tide on the poor reviews of the other 3D installments of the series. After the first reviews, however, it's clear that the game may just pull it off.

Sonic Frontiers is collecting positive reviews. This is quite surprising, because the series of platformers featuring the blue hedgehog was, to put it mildly, infamous for its three-dimensional installments, as exemplified by, for example, the 2017's Sonic Forces. It seems that the developer has finally found a recipe for a good game.

Promising reviews

The first reviews about Sega's new platformer focused on several main themes. The authors praised the new game for its open and inviting world. Positive voices also appeared in the context of the lack of the familiar quirks of earlier games, thus leaving players with the pure fun of interacting with a three-dimensional platformer. As with most games with Sonic, the audio setting was also appreciated.

The text by Checkpoint Gaming editor turned out to be exceptionally accurate. The author stated that Sonic Frontiers was certainly a great unknown, but Sega and Sonic Team proved that they were not afraid to take risks, and it paid off. The reviewer appreciated that the developer "didn't reinvent the wheel," and sees engaging gameplay and an interesting open world.

Here are selected review scores published on Metacritic:

  • Snacknews - 90/100
  • SpazioGames - 83/100
  • DualShockers - 80/100
  • GamesBeat - 80/100
  • IGN Italia - 69/100

At the moment, the average rating on Metacritic for the PS5 version is 73/100..

Big opportunity

Sonic Frontiers launches today - the game is coming to PC, Nintendo Switch, as well as Sony and Microsoft consoles (both previous and current generation). The positive reception from reviewers may herald Sega's new production joining other successful 3D installments of Sonic, such as Colours.

In addition to regular release, a special edition of the game is also available on PC - Digital Deluxe Edition costs $69.99 on Steam.

It is worth mentioning that at the time of writing Sega's new platformer has achieved an activity record of nearly 10,000 people on Steam .

  1. SEGA - official website
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