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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric review

Sonic BAMF!

I had no faith in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric before it came out. At first, I held off on judging the redesigns of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy because, as a Sonic fan, I was used to new ideas being tried with the franchise. However, after seeing actual gameplay of the game at E3 2014, I knew that not only was the game in trouble, but Sega would be as well since they were developing a new TV show and merchandising based on this idea. There was very little of the Sonic style and feel in the game, and it looked like a generic platformer that you would find dirty and uncared for in the discount section at Walmart. Everyone who has played this game has declared it an unmitigated disaster on the level of the infamous Sonic the Hedgehog from 2006 so I was expecting the worst. However, now that I have played and finished it, I think the hyperbole of the internet has gotten the best of us. Continue reading Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric review