Several months ago Sega was teasing us his Sonic Forces Free Download. But it is not obvious to excite the curiosity of the players with the umpteenth episode of a series that has chained the average games in recent years. As always, the first grip would be decisive. Good news: this first contact with Sonic Forces convinced us.
As Duncan and Connor MacLeod repeated, “there can be but one”; and the terrible war between Mario and Sonic in the 1990s, it was finally the Italian plumber who did the best. Without a sword, no lightning or hemoglobin. The blue hedgehog wounded alone several times. A succession of mediocre games, a passage to the third dimension badly negotiated, it took no more to plunge the franchise in a marasmus as embarrassing as worrying. Notwithstanding this sad reality, for many gamers, Sonic Forces remains an icon, and many are waiting for his great return. If some episodes have not been unworthy, it would be an exaggeration to say that fans got what they paid for. Will Sonic Forces change the game? Well … maybe.
Sega allowed us to discover three different levels of Sonic Forces, a rich idea since the game itself can be divided into three different types of missions. So we had an overview of the three facets of the title. The first puts you in the skin of the fastest echidna on the planet, in three-dimensional levels. The second is a return to basics, with a retro-style Sonic, and a progression in horizontal scrolling, in 3D scenery. The third of these facets opts for the same approach, but allows you to control a character created by you.
The first good news is that these three ways of playing were also interesting. Even the first, which fully exploits the third dimension. Both Sonic and Sonic lived a tumultuous common history, made of semi-successes (both Sonic Adventure …) and challenging chess (Sonic Heroes, Sonic Unleashed …), and logically, one could fear the worst. Yet, to our surprise, the few minutes spent on this first level seduced us.
Sonic Forces takes the side of purifying its gameplay avoiding the action-oriented phases to allow its hero to spin like the wind, multiplying the bumpers and the accelerators. The enemies do not fill the levels unnecessarily and are mostly a pretext to use the famous homing attack of the hedgehog. This allows the player not to stop unnecessarily and to cut the flow of his progression, which is a double source of satisfaction: not only Sonic Forces continues to run, but in addition the player avoids certain complications. The counterpart is that this is done to the detriment of the overall difficulty of the level, which we were able to cross without any problems.
Then comes the retro level. Here, difficult to judge anything since the level in question allowed to confront Eggman in a combat of boss divided in three parts. We naturally smiled when we saw the Sonic Cotonant, which was so cool in the 90s. A little less during the fight itself, in which Eggman, refugee aboard an immense mecha, remained quietly in background, to swing huge rocks. It was not really exciting, and most importantly, the hitboxes of these projectiles seemed to vary from moment to moment. A lack of critical precision in such a situation. For all that, the fight went without too much trouble and it was with a real sense of satisfaction that we defeated, for the three millionth time perhaps, Dr. Robotnik.
The level that allows us to control a character created by him is probably the one that has attracted our attention. We were not able to create our own character, and our choice was ultimately limited to the choice of the weapon that was going to equip our mad sprinter. It is with a flamethrower riveted to his wrist that our rabbit sprang. The weapon has a real reach, and has proven to be terribly effective, so much so that we feared, again, not to encounter any challenge. But the developers thought of it, filling the screens of enemies of all kinds. This would have almost changed our game of platforms into a kind of run-n-gun pastel colors. A sensation finally quite pleasant.
This is all the more true as Sonic Forces, which was presented to us in its version PlayStation 4, flatters the eye. The game is sober but the choice of colors and the quality of the textures make it a platform game alive and full of good energy. The backgrounds are full of details and animations of all kinds, and the effects of light are rather successful. In short, Sonic Forces is not really impressive, not even very original, but it has the merit to propose a charming visual and well finished. The progression through the three levels we were able to try was only more enjoyable. All previous Sonic can not say the same …
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Filename : Sonic Forces – InstallShield Wizard
File Extension : exe
Platform : PC
Language : ENG, FR, PL, IT, DE, RU
Disk space required : 8 GB
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