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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

The Different Faces Of Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom is the third and final game of the partnership between Sega and Nintendo, with Sonic bringing along Knuckles, Amy, and Tails as playable characters in this 3D action title.

Camaraderie is important in the game, and Sonic will always have at least one other character with him, if not all three. This is key in making your way through levels, as part of an environmental puzzle, for instance, may call upon a particular character's skills. Sonic has his speed and a homing attack, Knuckles burrows underground, Amy has a large hammer she can spin for area attacks, as well as a triple-jump to reach special places, and Tails can glide and has a robot buddy who attacks enemies. As you upgrade later in the game, characters will work together for finishing moves or to cause more damage together.

Each character can also use his/her enerbeam whip, which was used frequently in the demo I played. I used it to pull environmental objects for puzzles, to remove shields from foes, as a zipline, and in one sequence early on in the game, to grab and whip robots at a giant boss. Also handy is the Wii U GamePad, which is used for Investigation Vision mode.

Sonic Boom is a prequel to the upcoming TV show, but how it ties into the 3DS game at all is unknown. Sonic Boom for the Wii U comes out this fall.

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  • For being such an avid runner, it looks like Sonic should invest in a new pair of shoes. So is this like a Sonic reboot or something? Cuz I think this would be a blast as a four player co-op type of thing.
  • So this is following in the footsteps of their most popular games like "Knuckles Chaotix" and Sonic and Friends(?). Those games were always fun, heavy on the sarcasm.
  • Anyone else think Sonic's run looks a bit weird? Doesn't seem like he'd go very fast that way. lol.

    Anyways, aesthetics aside, I'm interested to hear more. I'm still not crazy about using other characters in a Sonic game, but the style they're going for makes it look like it could be fun. Hope to hear more at E3.

  • Curious to see gameplay of this later in the year. Visually it looks nice.

  • This looks pretty good. Also, did anyone notice the screenshot with the bar saying "1 Hits! C"? I think that's supposed to be "1 Hit Combo".
  • Hopefully this will be at E3 in some way.

  • When I see the pictures of the game, for some reason, I see Ratchet and Clank, especially in the enemy designs.
  • Where's my Sonic Adventure 3 :/
  • Fingers crossed for this game, I have a good feeling I just know it!!!

  • Sounds like Sonic Heroes again. NOOOOOOO!!!

  • Wait, third and final game? I know we have Lost World and this, but what was the second one?
  • Please be good!

  • Sonic and Knuckles still look weird to me, something about their legs just feels off. Hopefully you can play as the others by yourself, it could be fun despite Sonic's odd legs. I'll probably use a let's play to decide my purchase. Also, is that Sticks person going to be in the game, or are they saving.. whatever gender pronoun applies to Sticks (I forgot Sticks' gender) for the show.

  • I still hate that they made Knuckles so big. He looked great the way he was. I know they changed up the looks of all the characters some, but at least the other 3 have mostly cosmetic changes as opposed to an entire physique change.

  • Knuckles looks retarded