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PAX East: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 impressions

By  •  April 6, 2012

Sonic the Hedgehog: 4: Episode 1 didn’t exactly spin dash to fan’s hearts when it released in 2010–it contained a wonky physics engine and lackluster gameplay, but Sega plans to turn that perception around with its aptly titled sequel Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2.

The demo we played at PAX East had Sonic speeding through an act covered in blizzard conditions with huge snowballs gaining mass while fumbling toward our blue protagonist, so it was important that Sega’s promise to include retro physics and more refined gameplay were included to overcome the demo’s obstacles.

Sega has succeeded so far, sort of. The most obvious inclusion, the ability to harness Tails’ hovering skills to carry the grounded Sonic to distance ledges makes for an enjoyable distraction, but once vertical the overbearing weight of Sonic becomes apparent. He still needs more momentum to maintain a steady speed than his incarnations in the 90s, and any and all gameplay distractions like dropping straight down from flying high with Tails just makes Sonic seem heavier than a Hummer.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II gameplay trailer reveals Spring 2012 release

By  •  February 23, 2012

From the early screenshots we saw earlier, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II was showing off some neat levels involving Sonic & Tails and now we have our first …
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II details and screenshots leak from the Marketplace

By  •  February 14, 2012

Some new details emerge about Sega’s upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II on the Xbox Marketplace although they weren’t supposed to. The box-art was uploaded with new details such as online and offline co-op which is looking to bring back the classic Sonic & Tails 2-player action from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. There was also some screenshots that leaked but were quickly taken down. Fortunately, someone on NeoGAF copied the screenshots and you can find them and the box-art after the break. Here’s the plot description from the Marketplace:

The Sonic 4 Saga continues as Sonic reunites with Tails for all new collaborative play! Following the events of Episode I, Metal Sonic has returned to form a formidable alliance with Dr. Eggman! To face this new threat, Sonic will have to call upon an old friend to help him save the day! Joined by Tails, utilise ingenious combination moves and race across four brand new Zones, in order to put an end to their evil plans! Play alone, or with a friend locally (and online), in an evolution of Sonic 2’s collaborative gameplay! Unleash Sonic and Tails’ devastating joint attacks and combination moves to fight the united force of Metal Sonic and Dr. Eggman. Episode II features an all new game engine, bringing you updated physics and an original graphical style as you race through four unique Zones and a new Special Stage.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 rated by ESRB

By  •  January 26, 2012

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 has been rated by the ESRB, receiving an “E for everyone” rating. This could mean that a release is imminent, and at the …
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode Two teaser and details speed onto the scene

By  •  December 29, 2011

GameSpot recently had the opportunity to sit down with Ken Balough of Sega who unveiled to the world the first teaser trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode Two, …
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Sonic CD speeding forth on December 14 for 400 MSP

By  •  December 13, 2011

While we were expecting a winter release for Sonic CD, we didn’t expect him to come in this fast but it is Sonic after all. It was announced today …
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 rated in Korea

By  •  December 10, 2011

Some people enjoyed Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 while others didn’t but we knew this wasn’t the end of everyone’s favourite hedgehog. There was a recent rating on …
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Sonic Adventure 400MSP for Gold members

By  •  March 8, 2011

Another secret sale today.  Sonic Adventure is 50% off (400MSP) for Gold subscribers.  We don’t know how long this deal will last, so those who’ve been waiting …
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Release Date Announced

By  •  October 2, 2010

The Blue Blur (not to be confused with Capcom’s Blue Bomber) will be starring in his first numbered sequel with 16 years behind it in under two weeks time. …
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Sonic Mania review: Don’t blink, don’t think, just go

By  •  August 25, 2017

There are countless articles, forums and social media posts online about how disappointing it has been to be a Sonic the Hedgehog fan in the modern age. While the franchise is still alive …
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