This is a new one on me, a sonic game that isn't a platformer. I opened with that sentence for a reason, many people, are going to think that this is a new sonic adventure with fast paced action and jumping and spinning and a whole lot of huplah! Well that stuff is in here but not in the way we are used to in Sonic games.
This is very much an RPG. The action is not at all fast paced and the jumping and spinning is done by suggestion only. You see Sonic seems to have wandered into a Pokemon adventure, battles are fought based on HP and Powerups, you attack then you defend, then you look at your inventory and make a decision on whether to heal a team member or use a crystal or some such, not exactly the high octane action Sonic is used to but I have to admit, he fits well into this world.
This is the perfect game for DS users a bit sick and tired of the humdrum Brain Trainers or Learn Portuguese Line Dancing.
Rent or Buy: BUY
Game Play: 3.5/5
Replay Value: 3/5
Review by Eamonn Cleary