I agree with the reviews on Amazon and find this a fun game!! Please ignore reviews on professional review sites! A lot of review sites gave this a bad review.. While it is a little heavy on the story, the game is great.. Very modern graphics, fun gameplay, and to me, it feels like old Sonic.. it brought back memories of playing old Sonic. Their is a lot of speed and very tight controls.. classic sonic!! I was afraid when I came to write this review, that I would be met with mostly negative reviews but was very happy to see that everyone seems to agree and all seems very positive.. Don’t go by what other sites say about this game, it is great and it is fun! While the game in general is short, most should be able to beat it in under 5 hours, Sega has made up for that by not charging what other game makers charge for new games.. I feel the game is priced very fairly and worth the price! Sega is very ambitious putting this game out shortly after Mario, right before Doom for the switch comes out, and in the mix of so many great games hitting not on the Switch but other consoles.. I hope this game doesn’t get lost in the mix and hope people enjoy it as much as I am. Every Sonic fan should give this a try.. it really is a fun game that controls very well
Short Review (Summary): I had some gift cards so I decided to get the Collectors Edition of this game.. The included statue is neat, but not sure I would of purchased it at full price even though it is “Limited”.. They could of done a lot better with the statue as it does look and feel cheap.. Essentially the statue cost $50 so I was a little surprised at the quality.. Other than that, my statue was delivered fine and has no issues.
Game: This is a throwback to the Genesis sonic games.. Its fun, graphics are old school, sonic is FAST, and the game is addictive.. The download code worked great without any issues. Having a blast with it so far
Multiplayer: This is multiplayer and multiplayer is fun.. If you are tails its fun trying to keep up with sonic.. I usually get lost and the person playing sonic runs ahead of me.. So this is CLASSIC platforming multiplayer, not the new stuff that keeps you tethered together.. It also has the split screen races which are a blast!!!
Nintendo Switch Bug: One thing about Sonic games (Or Sega games in general) they are usually a little buggy on release.. Nothing major in this game BUT the “Home Button” bug I am sure some of you have read about is true.. Their is a delay after your press it before the game actually stops.. Why? Who knows, something you have to learn to live with if you like Sega Games.. not a deal breaker or game killer though
Overall: Simple old school fun!! The statue is a must if you are a collector but can be done without if you aren’t.. I’m not a collector and this was my first “Collectors Edition” game so its has kind of left me feeling let down.. Maybe I will take a risk on another collectors game in the future but Sonic Mania is still worth a play!