Sonic Generations' 3DS version is a fun little platformer that gets plenty right, including physics, graphics and replayability. However, it doesn't bring a huge amount of new ideas to the table - instead, it brings plenty of seriously cheap deaths. Either way, The Game Collection are touting a seriously nifty price at the moment; undercutting Amazon by a quid but trouncing everyone else. Thanks to the unstoppable deal-hunter goonertillidie at HUKD.
Sonic Generations' 3DS version is a fun little platformer that gets plenty right, including physics, graphics and replayability. However, it doesn't bring a huge amount of new ideas to the table - instead, it brings plenty of seriously cheap deaths. Either way, ShopTo's price is the cheapest online option around since Zavvi are now retailing above the £30 mark.
It's worth noting, though, that a couple of supermarkets have offered a lower price in-store.
This deal from Zavvi for the latest adventure of the blue blur has brought the price down to its lowest point yet, breaking the magic £15 mark. While there is only a few pounds difference between Zavvi’s price and several other retailers the fact it has fallen this far could be enough to sway curious minds.
Was it the return to glory Sega hoped? Not quite sadly, but it does have moments of gaming joy and nostalgia for long-time fans. That said, a lack of anything remotely new ultimately works against it. Still, it’s not the worst of the Sonic games in recent memory and is fairly decent, so if you want to give it a go this is the current best price. Thanks to OldEnglish @ HUKD!
Sonic's back and he's looking better than ever! The graphics aren't the only plus point with this one, the camera work's not bad either, and the 3D sections of the game can be quite enjoyable provided you're a fan of 3D. Sadly, the level design and the boss battles aren't quite as imaginative as they could have been, but if you're a Sonic fan you'll probably be able to overlook this little bump in the road. Amazon are parting with Xbox 360 and PS3 copies of the game for £17.99, which'll save you a little under £2 on both versions.
At times Sonic Generations brings back some of the old school magic that made us fall in love with the supercharged blue hedgehog in the first place, as you speed through some great environments and occasionally marvel at the 3D it contains, provided you're not already fed up with 3D. Unfortunately, there are one or two flaws like the lack of imagination in regards to bosses and levels. Sendit are parting with Xbox 360 and PS3 copies of the game for £16.88, which'll save you just over £3 on both versions. Also, you'll get exclusive downloadable avatars with the 360 version and exclusive dynamic themes on the PS3. Thanks to silva21 @ HUKD.
Sonic Generations isn't quite the return to form we were hoping for. It's solid, sure, and the dual perspectives are a lot of fun, but the basic platforming just isn't as much fun as it ought to be. Brendan's full review is ready and waiting to fill you in, but if you're looking for the PC version, Woolies have the cheapest breakthrough price at the time of writing.
£14.95 is the going rate for Sonic Generations on PC at the moment, but The Hut has sweetened the deal by throwing in a nifty little extra. As well as Sonic's dual-era anniversary celebration (which will hopefully be a return to form), you'll also receive the first volume of the SEGA Mega Drive Classic Collection - which includes the original Sonic and other legendary titles like Vectorman, Comix Zone and Golden Axe.