Sonic Gems Collection
The popularity of the
little blue guy cannot be denied. I remember the first Sonic game I
played on the Sega Mega Drive and was totally blown away by how much fun
the whole thing was.
Sonic has had many games since then and this is the
second main collection of titles to grace a newer console (although in a
few months this will all be rendered irrelevant by XBox 360 and PS3).
The collection here is pretty cool and the addition
of titles like Sonic the Fighters, Sonic R and Sonic CD will have fans
of the series very happy indeed. There are unlockable Vectorman titles
on the disc and the retro gaming experience is excellent.
Graphically we are looking at quite dated games and
whilst this is not a problem I guess it needs commenting upon as some of
you out there might be expecting enhanced graphics and the like, which
simply, you will not get. This is old skool Sonic goodness, so let the
pixelated times roll!
Geeks for the series will love the artwork that you
can check out of the whole series too. There is such a wealth of
information crammed onto the disc that it will be hours of fun for
whoever gets their mitts on it. The other nice thing is that almost
anyone who can use a controller can have a play, so parents can play
with their kids and everyone will still have a good time.
Iíve no problems recommending this game in the spirit
that it was created. Gamers just need to remember that the title is
retro, there are no enhancements and any issues with the original game
will most likely still be here to annoy, like the control issues with
Sonic R as it does feel a bit odd.
In any case, the disc is a lot of fun and great value
for money, so get out there and give it a shot and collect some rings