Okay, I’ve continued playing a bit more of Sonic and the Black Knight. I don’t know how far I am in the story, so I may well have a lot more to do, but I’ve played more enough to update my article. Okay, so in the last post I mentioned that I thought people were nuts to have given this game such a low score, as I’ve seen all over the place, and I still feel that way. Overall to the point I’m at I’ve had no real issues. The waggle mechanics seem to work well, the game is still fun to play, and the story still isn’t pathetic, the norm for Sonic games with story. So far so good! I’ve not seen all of the major reasons people have complained about this game but most of them seem unfounded to me. Only one is completely founded: Sonic using a sword.
True, that’s not normally how Sonic is. He usually doesn’t use weapons, so if you’re a purist for that fact then yes, you have every reason to not like this game. I don’t see what the big deal is overall however. I’ve played almost every Sonic game that has ever come out and I’ve had no issue enjoying this game, sword or no sword. Now a Batman game where Bruce doesn’t mind killing would really bother me, so I can definitely understand why some fans just wouldn’t like this game. Another thing that people may be bothered by is the repeating of missions. I’m not done with the game yet, but each major section seems to have similar missions set up for you to pursue, which don’t really change: Defeat 50 enemies, save the townsfolk, things of that nature. It seems to rinse and repeat all over again, which doesn’t bother me since I actually find it sort of fun. Toss in a few boss battles and you have the makeup for a fun game overall. Though, again, I can totally get why somebody wouldn’t like that. Similar missions is one thing, but the same exact ones repeating in different areas could get old. I may be wrong, as I go on in the game tons of different side missions may open up, but it feels like it’ll be the same. I say side missions, they are actually necessary to progress in the game, so you have to do them, but they feel like side missions in a way.
Overall this game is still tons of fun! I’ll save my final thought for part 3, which will be after I’ve beaten all or most of the game. So far it’s still worth the purchase, so again, I have to say that it’s more than worth a look for you if you’ve not looked already. That’ll be the last time I say that, since I don’t want to beat a dead horse here. This game is really showing me that just because the bulk of critics may be against a game don’t let that deter you; you may very well end up enjoying the game for yourself. (Generally a critical beat down against a game is a good sense of whether a game is good or not, but not always, so keep that in mind for this game and for other ones. If you’re interested just go for it!).