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Sonic and the Black Knight


$50.00 Released March, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Captures the pace and sense of speed present in classic Sonic titles. Story is put forth in a simple, charming storybook style.

The Cons:Boss battles are unforgiving and frustrating. Levels are narrow and linear. Gameplay is generally boring and uninteresting, requiring only that you hold the analogue stick forward and tap 'A' occasionally.

Sonic and the Black Knight is a video game developed by Sonic Team Japan and released by Sega for the Nintendo Wii on March 12th, 2009. A title in the ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ series, Sonic and the Black Knight is in fact a sequel to ‘Sonic and the Secret Rings’ from the ‘Sonic Storybook’ series.

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Sonic and the Black Knight maintains its predecessor’s platforming and speed via primarily 3D gameplay, but also adds along swordplay via the Wii Remote. In addition, Sonic (BK) features a skill system based on being either a Knight, Cavalier, or Paladin. Depending on one’s choice, Sonic will function at a certain speed and power. Some skill-sets offer swords and boomerang attacks, whereas others feature ‘Chaos Powers’, lunge attacks, and fire. Sonic and the Black Knight offers both single-player and a multiplayer mode. In fact, up to four players can play at once. Sonic and the Black Knight retails for $39.99.

Features

  • 3D Gameplay
  • Swordvia via Wii Remote
  • Skill System
  • 12 Characters (Including Sonic)
  • Single & Multiplayer Modes
  • Available for the Wii platform only

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    Captures the pace and sense of speed present in classic Sonic titles.

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    Story is put forth in a simple, charming storybook style.

Cons
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    Boss battles are unforgiving and frustrating.

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    Levels are narrow and linear.

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    Gameplay is generally boring and uninteresting, requiring only that you hold the analogue stick forward and tap 'A' occasionally.

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    Combat is awkward, dull and sluggish.

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    Level rating system is baffling as the game never tells you what you're being rated on.

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