I was bored, so I booted up Sonic 4 Ep 1 on my 360 and DAMN. SO MUCH MISSED POTENTIAL. All of my problems with the game and nitpicks came flooding back to me.
JEEBUS, I can’t believe I played that game for so long. At the time, it was like WHOA! SONIC 4! SIDE SCROLLING! FUCK YEAH!!!Then I kept playing it to get the achievements. That’s when I started to really notice things I didn’t like about the game. Namely, the physics and the music. They both kind of royally suck. I like the tune of Splash Hill act 1 and the title theme, but other than that…..hurts my ears, but not nearly as much as the music for Ep 2.
Ep 2 was better, but only SLIGHTLY. Sure, rolling was now a valid thing to do on a slope, BUT WHERE’S MY SPRING YARD VAULT?!It’s bad enough that EVERY SINGLE LEVEL COPIED SONIC 2. Kind of bull shit when they claimed that the game wouldn’t reference any of the past Sonic games when all they did was steal elements from past stages and throw them in there. AND WOW, DO THEY HAVE A FETISH FOR USELESS SPRINGS AND DASH PADS OR WHAT?!
Then there was Episode Metal, which is what I was excited for the most. Then it was just copy/paste Ep 1, shitty physics included. I WAS DISAPPOINT. If there’s an episode 3, chances are that I’ll get it in hopes that it will have the Hedgehog Engine like Generations. THAT’S ANOTHER PROBLEM!!! THEY PUT OUT A GEM LIKE GENERATIONS AND THEN THEY SHIT OUT SONIC 4. FUCKING SEGA.
So that aside, what are your thoughts on Sonic 4 as a whole?
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 is actually pretty nice on both my iPod and Android. It does eat up the battery on my android though, haha! Still, I think I’ll stick with my original plan of getting both this and Episode 1 on my Xbox 360.