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Sonic the Hedgehog
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Product Description

Sonic The Hedgehog brings the popular character back to his high-velocity roots, for a new dimension of entertainment. In his first adventure set in the human world, Sonic meets a beautiful princess named Elise -- queen of Soleanna, the beautiful city of water. When she's kidnapped by Dr. Eggman, Sonic enters the world of humans to fight the menacing doctor to thwart his malicious plans. As he stops Eggman's plans to destroy this special kingdom of hers, Sonic will encounter and interact with new allies and enemies, like the mysterious, supernatural Silver. As Sonic speeds through the huge kingdom, the mysteries unravel.

Features:
  • Sonic's breakneck speed and dazzling world come to life -- speed is redefined through next-gen technologies, light bloom, and environmental motion-blur effects
  • Sonic is joined by friends and foes from the franchise history, as well as Silver -- whose supernatural powers will wreak mayhem on Sonic's plans!
  • Sonic's moves, attacks and environment interaction respond realistically to opposing forces -- dynamic environments have been specifically created to create a sense of speed & scale
  • Explore town stages where Sonic will be able explore vast environments and play various sub-missions, and action stages where Sonic's blistering speed will be in full effect
  • Up to four players can play as Sonic and his amigos in high-spirited multiplayer fun!

Customer Reviews:

  • Yikes!!!
    As a long time fan of the Sonic series, I couldn't help but check this game out for myself regardless of all the bagging it has received in various review forums. Boy oh boy I should have listened to you guys. I could not have ejected this poor poor excuse for a game quick enough from my machine. Shame, shame, shame for shame. As a tradition when placing a new game into any console for the first time, I refrain from touching any buttons, making sure to watch any intro movies first. Kinda like the initial sip from a bowl of soup before you tackle the guts of it. Anyhow, after the ooo-ing and aaaa-ing at the intro movie; with a giant grin on my face I finally pressed start. That's where everything pretty much turned to a steaming pile of minke whale crap and my excitement turned to bitter, bitter, frustration. Amidst the graphical glitches, broken camera view points and horrible, horrible voice acting (tails' IQ seems to be dropping as his voice gets dopier with each passing game), the game just lacked any excitement. My enthusiasm died pretty much at the shoe mission at the very start. Dear lord I can only hope that the next one is better than this waste of a blue-ray disc. It's going to take hours upon hours of GTA4 game play to remove the filthy, filthy after taste.

    Please friends avoid this like the plague and spare yourself the suffering of hair pulling and gnashing of the teeth...more info
  • bad impulse buy.
    i bought this at a brick and mortar store on impulse. what a sad waste of $20. bad game play, bad angles, bad story line, bad everything. i was thinking that it would be a normal sonic platform game. i was sadly mistaken. my only hope is to give it away to someone dumber than me. i'm just that mean. i hope sega is able to redeem itself in the future. ...more info
  • Suck-tastic
    Alright, I love Sonic. The entire series has kept me entertained since I was yay-high. *lowers hand to knee length* This game, rather simply, SSSUUUCCCKKKSSSS!!!! This, I am sad to say, WILL be the last Sonic game I buy because as of late Sonic games have been getting worse and worse.

    The loading is aggravating to say the least.

    Camera's should almost ALWAYS be behind the character and be able to toggle to the sides at the player's discretion.

    And when you designate a control for a function, maybe, just maybe, that button should control that function. Not let you fall off a cliff innumerable times....more info
  • Worst Game... Ever.
    Five minutes into it... I stopped playing.
    I've had more fun watching grass grow and paint dry.
    Don't get it.
    Definitely DO believe the reviews.
    ...more info
  • bad game
    I didn't like the game very much. it didn't have the sonic feel. it's confusing!!...more info
  • Wish I could give it a zero!
    This "game" was obviously rushed out the door to meet the PS3 market. Unfortunately, the designers rushed by things like testing and usability. Like others noted, the camera angle controls are worthless and you end up not knowing where you are. Controls are useless as they rarely give you any real control. The graphics are nicely done and Sonic is still cool...too bad they wasted our time with this version. Don't even rent it..sorry....more info
  • Sonic Enters The Next-genaration
    This Sonic game promied to be true to it's roots but its really like Sonic Adventure not that that's a bad thing but it's just that it looks like a reamke more than a new game the gameplay is fast enough to make you hurl up and the graphics are colorful and cute in their own distinguished mannner.
    However the Sound does'nt really wow you it just makes you sit there and wonder why Steve Urkel is voicing Sonic in a Game the game isnt all that long but its fun and addictive and it's multiplayer is also pretty cool...more info
  • Sonic!!!!!!!!!!
    I love Sonic games. This one is a little different than the other ones I have played. It seems a little convoluted in the city, when you have to interact with people in the streets. However, once the level begins it is the same fun, fast paced, heart pumping Sonic all over again. I really enjoy the two-player coop mode in this version. I wish they could integrate online coop mode with the game....more info
  • Return Of The Hedgehog
    This is the best Sonic game outthere at the moment and I wouldn't trust any 1 star reviews. I was very surprised by Sonics speed he can run superfast at certian points in a level and can even turn into a small sonic so he can run fast at times to. I don't think the loadings a big deal just wait about 20secs and youll be playing. I also thought that the gameplay was good the controls are easy. But the best part of all is they fixed the glitchs from the Xbox360 version. Im deffintly getting anyother Sonic game that come out for the PS3. I hope Sonic countiunes making good games. Overall Sonic makes a great return for the nextgenaration....more info
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
    I wasn't was I was expecting for this game. Last time I've played was when I had a segacd....more info
  • Sonic's New Adventure
    The game is set in Soleanna, the beautiful city of water. In his first adventure set in the human world, Sonic meets a beautiful princess named Elise, whom he quickly befriends, but Princess Elise is abducted by none other than the calculating Dr. Eggman who is working under dark and sinister motives,to destroy this special kingdom of hers. In order to restore safety and serenity, Sonic must maneuver his way through a series of adventures and challenges where he will encounter and interact with a bevy of allies and enemies, and ultimately go head to head against the menacing doctor to thwart his malicious plans. Along the way, Sonic encounters a mysterious character named Silver. Blocking him with unique supernatural powers, even the Blue dude with `tude will find it difficult to out-maneuver the enigmatic Silver! As Sonic speeds through the huge kingdom, the mysteries unravel.
    Sonic The Hedgehog melds top-tier animation production values with next generation art, physics and game design to create the most intense, high velocity Sonic adventure yet! Featuring interactive 3D environments, a large cast of new and returning characters, and a blistering sense of speed, get ready for the reinvention of Sonic The Hedgehog

    I got the game from Gamestop and was very happy. Most glitchs from The 360 version were fixed and the graphics are much better. If your just getting a PS3 and need a game to play pick up this one!...more info
  • Worst Sonic game I've ever played
    I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said, except that I concur.

    The gameplay is extremely boring, especially in the "town missions". You basically run around and interact with people and do stupid little errands. In the regular "action" zones, it's somewhat reminiscent of later-gen Sonic games but the problem here is the camera never helps you. I find myself constantly having to re-adjust my view after even just taking a few steps.

    Also, there's little to no consistency or progression with difficulty. Meaning, some of the earlier missions will be really easy and some will take many retries. The same applies to all the later missions.

    Sonic does go fast in parts but nowhere near the blazing speed we're used to seeing as Sonic fans. Also, what's with the alternate character storylines? Do you really want to play through Shadow and Silver's missions after completing the Sonic storyline? Just so you know, they're even more boring and annoying than Sonic's.

    It's hard to believe Sega actually made this game. After playing through the first half, I remember checking my box to see if it was put out by another company. They have really lost their touch, at least with Sonic. I hope that if they do decide to make another Sonic game, they rethink their whole strategy because this is not a fond memory of the blue hedgehog....more info
  • Really bad game
    This game is a big disappointment. Pretty much all the other lower scored reviews cover the problems with this game. Don't waste your money even renting it, much less buying it. ...more info
  • GOOD BUY!
    If you're a little older, then you remember how fun Sonic the Hedgehog was back in the day! This is a perfect gift for an older gamer who still remembers Sonic, and the most affordable PS3 game around! TWO THUMBS UP!...more info
  • LOADING all the time, don't buy this game!
    I wish I had rented it, cause it is ALWAYS loading, you spend at least 70% of the time waiting for it to load. Not only that but often times you don't actually play/control sonic during the game. I bought this game because of the good times I had with dreamcast, all honest, this one is a #@*!% of #$@% ! ...more info
  • 3 Hedgehogs, 2 Worlds, 1 Huge Battle
    Fianlly it's here the best game ever SONIC THE HEDGEHOG!!! Man I waited forever to get this game and it's fianlly here. I was very surprised that Blaze The Cat returned with Silver in the game though. When I saw the preview I just knew I had to get the game. I was kinda disspointed in the previous Sonic Riders game due to the fact you couldn't really battle anybody but thats all over now. The game is full of bosses including the great Sonic VS Silver battle! There is nothing bad about the game not even all the loading screans bother me and you can change the camra in the game Gamespot just lied to all of you pepole if you read there review about the game. I also was happy that the game had more than just action stages beacuase you can also go into the town and do Missions my favroite is Vs Sonic Man beacuase some werido thinks hes Sonic and you have to race him and it is funny! All my friends love Sonic and some of them owen the game (One of them has the Xbox360 version) and they all loved it. Deffintly reccomended even if you don't know what Sonic is. Now that you've read this Click On the ADD TO CART button and order this game now!...more info
  • Very disappointing, bad graphics, bad controls and gameplay
    Pros: It has sonic on the cover; the case can be used to store another disk after burning this one; you can start a fire with the user's manual

    Cons: Graphics are worse than on PS2; controls and camera don't work well; music makes my ears bleed

    I hate this game and I hate myself for wasting the money. You'd rather want to spend it on a nice meal or getting a $#@! j0b instead....more info
  • Do not trust the five star reviews. Sonic isn't good anymore.
    Why are so many people singing this game's praises? I have it for the XBox 360 (same exact game) and it's the worst Sonic game yet. Sure, it looks pretty, but that's about all it has to offer. The controls are unresponsive and twitchy. Get used to falling off ledges to your death. You'll do it a lot. This game is riddled with glitchy gameplay. The camera positions itself so you can't see where you're going sometimes, and if you move it, when you move it resets itself. If you get this for your child/boyfriend/husband, all they will experience is frustration. No time went into testing this game and all the funds were spent on visuals rather than programming. This game was literally rushed to market unfinished.

    Here are some reviews of the XBox 360 vesion, which is more or less the exact same game...

    IGN: 4.8 out of 10
    Gamespot: 4.4 out of 10
    Gamespy: 1.5 out of 5
    Gaming Age: F
    1up: 5.5 out of 10
    GameTrailers: 4.6 out of 10
    GameInformer: 6.75 out of 10
    TeamXBOX: 6 out of 10
    Gamepro: 2.5 out of 5
    Xbox Magazine: 4.5 out of 10

    You have been warned....more info
  • Serious Sonic Fans ONLY
    if your not addicted to sonic like i am then there is nothing redeemable about this game for you... even with out the 15 minute loading times every 2 seconds it still would not be all that great... the only reason it gets such a high score from me is because i love all that is sonic ( even the [...] like this ) and cause Mephiles is the coolest villan since hyper metal sonic...more info
  • SONIC'S TOUGHEST BATTLE YET!
    SONIC ARRIVES ON THE P.S.3. AND 360 AT LAST!I FOUND THE GRAPHICS TO BE ASTOUNDING,WHILE OTHERS SAY IT HAS POOR GRAPHICS BUT,WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT GRAPHICS?IF THE GAME HAS POOR GRAPHICS IT'S USSALY FUN LIKE THE KINGDOM HEARTS GAMES,IF IT HAS GREAT GRAPHICS IT'S USUALLY BLAH!SHORT,BORING,AND BARELY ANY EXCITEMENT.ANYWAY,WHAT HAPPENS IS THERE'S A RITUAL HAPPENING AT THE CITY OF SOLEANA AND EGGMAN AND HIS NEWEST ROBOTS ARRIVE TO KIDNAP PRINCESS ELISE!BEFORE YOU KNOW IT SONIC COMES TO THE RESCUE BUT,IS HE TOO LATE FOR ONCE?AS YOU PROGESS YOU WILL UNLOCK SHADOW,AND SILVER.SHADOW'S STORY IS TO RESCUE ROUGE WITH THE HELP OF OMEGA AND STOP THE EVIL NEW VILLIAN MEPHILES THE DEMON.(CREATED BY KING DUKE.WHO WAS KILLED BY MEPHILES 10 YEARS AGO.)SILVER'S STORY STARTS 200 HUNDREAD YEARS IN THE FUTURE WHERE HE AND BLAZE ARE TRICKED BY MEPHILES INTO THINKING HE'S THE IBLIS TRIGGER.(THE ONE WHO RELEASES IBLIS THE LAVA DEMON SO MEPHILES CAN COMBINE WITH HIM AND BECAME SOLARIS)THEY GO TO SONIC'S TIME TO STOP HIM BUT,WHEN BLAZE ISN'T HELPING SILVER AMY IS.WHEN AMY DISCOVERS WHAT SILVER IS UP TO SHE FLEES TO WARN HER DARLING.SO SONIC SETS OFF WITH TAILS AND KNUCKLES TO RESCUE ELISE FROM EGGMAN,SHADOW(AS A G.U.N. SOLDIER) SETS OFF TO RESCUE ROUGE FROM EGGMAN,AND WITH THE HELP OF ROUGE AND OMEGA TO PUT MEPHILES BACK IN THE SCEPTOR OF DARKNESS,AND SILVER SETS OFF WITH BLAZE AND AMY TO PREVENT SONIC FROM RELEASING IBLIS FOR MEPHILES TO BECOME SOLARIS.FIND OUT HOW AND WHY SONIC RELEASES IBLIS,HOW SOMEONE GETS KILLED,HOW MEPHILES RULES THE PAST,PRESENT,AND FUTURE,AND WHAT HAPPENS TO SHADOW IN THE FUTURE.JOIN THE LARGE CAST OF SONIC,FRIENDS,AND FOES TO SAVE TIME AS WE KNOW IT!(THIS GAME TAKES PLACE BEFORE SONIC RUSH)...more info
  • All The Worst Parts Of Gaming In A Single Game
    If you can't get enough of frequent and long load times, illogical story lines, frustrating controls, and lame attempts to turn a formerly fun, fanciful game into a hardcore RPG, then lucky you! You've found the game of your dreams in Sonic for PS3

    This game tries too hard in all the wrong areas-- the opening scene is dazzlingly beautiful and intricately detailed, but why exactly is this Final Fantasy-esque sequence pasted on a game about a blue rodent who runs really fast?-- and doesn't give any thought to playability or flow-through.

    Unless you're doing your doctorate thesis on how popular game franchises grossly misinterpret the desires of their customers, this game will probably be a waste of your cash....more info
  • SONIC CLASSIC??? NOT BY A LONG SHOT
    "ok game, not really interesting b/c of the weird camera angle and extremely long, unnecessary load screens, not worth the buy...more info
  • Sonic - For Better or For Worse
    It's been awhile since I've had experience with the Sonic series. The last time I actually picked up a game with the blue hero, it was back on the game gear, so I had my hopes up when I found that it would be coming to the PS3. Not only was I getting Sonic, but it'll be in 720p? What more could you want?

    The intro is beautiful. The scene really makes impressive use of ps3 hardware (though I'm sure future games will push that even further). The beginning game play is decent, and the level seems interesting enough.

    To continue on the graphics though, while some cut scenes seem very well designed and impressive, others seem like they were quickly thrown together, and that they would barely push a ps2 to its limits.

    Controls are an issue in this game. When you're jumping and then attack, the control is completely in your hands, but if you need to rebound off of objects to cross a long distance, the only thing the player needs to do is time the pressing of the proper button. Also, when powering up to get some speed in a run, you can only launch off in one of 4 directions. The lack of 360 degree control is slightly frustrating in that aspect. There are also times (specifically, when Sonic is snowboarding) where the controls are absurdly unresponsive. While putting a super fast creature into an extreme sport known for speed sounds, the implementation of it is completely botched.

    The camera can be a bit annoying as well. At times, you'll be trying to line up the next direction you're heading off into, and as soon as you cross a certain threshold, the camera will catapult you into a different view. You, however, will be holding the direction you want to go, which, relative to your new camera angle will change, and you will suddenly switch directions. There are also times when you need to line up dropping things on to a target however the default camera will be pointing upward, so you will be blindly bombing those below you.

    Perhaps the worst thing I've encountered in the game is the saves. They are extremely far apart, and it is possible to play an hour without a chance to save only to loose all your lives due to a problem mentioned above and have to replay all that lost time.

    Pros:
    Sonic
    Simplistic Levels (good for younger gamers)
    More Sonic
    Sometimes impressive cut scenes.

    Cons:
    Controls
    Camera
    Distance between saves.

    Conclusion: If you're a huge Sonic fan, get this game. If you can look past the various bugs and issues, it's a good time. However, those bugs can sometimes distract you from that fact....more info
  • Don't buy
    I played Sonic's other version and expecting to play a nice platform shot-m-up game, but such a disappointment. I am just glad it was a rent, I didn't paid $60 for it. Even if it gets discounted to $10, I will still not buy it....more info
  • Don't trust the haters
    I don't know why these people hate on this game so much this sonic game is probabley the best sonic game I ever played its way better than the dreamcast sonic games so I give this game 5 stars the missons on the game are difficult but challenging this game is real good espcially that you get to play with the great sonic as well as silver new character and shadow too....more info
  • Sonic in his greatest adventure!
    Sonic 15 (that's what I call this game due to his 15th Birthday) is one of the greatest Sonic games ever. There's lots of characters, speed and levels! I like the idea of Sonic trying to save a princess, who is the damsel in distress. This game is awesome! Don't listen to those 1-star reviews! Get this game! I RECOMMEND IT!...more info
  • Terrible game control
    The game might not be so bad if you actually had some control over what was going on. Half the time you spent just along for the ride and trying to not crash into something, which would result in instant death of the character. The rest of the time, the camera is moving around such that you can't see what's in front of you and as the camera controls control where the camera is, rather than what it's looking at, I was always moving the camera in the wrong direction (I've seen this particular problem many times before and it is not unique to Sonic, but it is something you should be allowed to select, like reversing the Y-axis on FPS's). My wife and I gave up on this game after becoming frustrated with it. We buy games to have fun, NOT to see how many unique ways our characetr can be killed....more info
  • Worst of them all! Yes even worse that heros!
    first off - Zero Stars! not even worth one! terrible!

    Super slow too many reasons for this game to be recalled and remade.....well if they remake it it needs to be done with the Sonic Adventure 2 game engine! that was by far the best one! (for 3d games at least)

    * long load times
    * horrible game play
    * sonic is slow
    * no one likes playing as tails and amy and knuckles and the rest of the gang! doesn't sega get that yet? at least shadow is cool and sliver was alright
    * slow
    * the graphics are horrible
    * story isn't good
    * did i mention it's the slowest of sonic games?

    oh man when i got this i popped it in and i got pissed off! it's horrible! i have a notebook with three full pages of what can be fixed and how it can easily be fixed.


    sonic team, hire me to help you make the new sonic game and i promise you that their won't be horrible reviews because the game won't be terrible
    ...more info
  • Boring
    Are you kidding me. This game is horrible. Hard to control. The camera angles are just to hard to control.
    I rented it and played it about 45 minutes before I put in a new game. It would totally suck if I had bought it....more info
  • Do not buy this game
    I have never had a game on any platform with controls this poor. You *will* be frustrated. The camera will completely change viewing angles out of your control. The characters (especially Tales) will change direction out of your control. Sega should be ashamed of this game....more info
  • Best PS3 game out there
    I really like this game beacuase not only can you play as Sonic you can also play as other charecters like Shadow and Silver and short apprences by other Charecters. I think this game is alot better than that Resistence game that has no point at all and is just mindless dumb war stuff. Im going to play this game right now and you should buy it too if you like Sonic!...more info
  • DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!
    Sonic is a game that you should only rent. I've played a good handfull of PS3 games, such as resistance, madden, need for speed and tony hawk and none of these games were as hard as sonic is to master. I do not like the gameplay at all, text boxes get in the way, there are more than one action assigned to a certain control and sometimes the game freezes my playstation 3. There are many problems wrong with the Sonic game and i could probably go on. Half the time you don't even control sonic and he will fall off the track. SEGA should have spent a lot more time perfecting this game. The graphics, however, are a nice feature... state of the art graphics and the enemies are beatable. Those are the only two things I like about sonic. I stood it out and beat the game but it was hard. Final verdict- the game is a good game if you like to get mad because sonic won't do what you tell him to do. I've played a lot of PS3 games and this is by far the worst, besides marvel alliance. ...more info
  • Rip sonic you will never be the same again
    This was a complete failure, this was'nt the sonic i new and liked this was a waste of time, the storymode sucked, the 2player was kinda difficult, and i gottan board of this game. This game was trash sega really mest up this opertunity, so this was a whack game....more info
  • Unfortunately, not worth it
    I was too disappointed with this game. After waiting almost 2 months to pick up my pre-order, I ran it for about 2 hours, but only got in about 45 minutes of playing. The game Loads about 4x as many times as any other game. Every 5 minutes its "Now Loading" something else, it loads slow, and often it just goes through the "Now Loading" to have a character say something, then loads again for the level......more info
  • Buy It
    I love this game theres so much to do in it and its fun. Get it now!...more info
  • Sega really killed Sonic's name with this one
    The game was rushed. The instruction manual says there are things in the game, that in fact, never made it in the final release. The load times are totaly unacceptable, incredibly long load times for just five seconds of either a CG or mini-game instruction. The controls are HORRIBLE and in some areas, the ground is there, but you can still fall through. The slowdown in this game is UNBEARABLE and the camery WILL KILL YOU. Try to avoid this game alltogether, unless you don't mind playing 20 dollars for it....more info
  • Horrible
    This game is not worth spending the money on. The controls are very hard to master and keep a handle on Sonic. The load times verses the actual play time are rediculous. It seems as though the levels are very short and un-eventfull. The angles of camera change often and dont offer the best view most of the time. I was very disappointed in this game and wish I would have rented it before I bought it. ...more info