Parents' Guide to

Sonic and the Black Knight

By Jeff Paramchuk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Speedy hedgehog's decent story marred by shoddy controls.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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this game is great. this game isnt really all that violent??? i think this game is creative and fantastic.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The story segments of the game help drive the title forward, but the gaming segments are quite short and could leave older kids slightly disappointed with the lack of action. Objectives in levels range from giving coins to villagers via a sequence of button presses, to simply making it to the end of a short obstacle filled path. While moving through the levels, Sonic can move forward at a quick pace through a predetermined path – with only slight variations of positon on the track. In later levels, multiple paths do open up offering a little more choice.

Unfortunately, Sonic is quite tough to control. Swinging the Wii Remote to control the sword sounds fine in theory, but in practice the imperfect motion controls can cause players to miss enemies and open themselves to attacks. Even something as simple as the left and right positional movement on the otherwise static paths is almost always fatally flawed; and any sense of speed gets lost due to this buggy control scheme. Even diehard Sonic fans might want to rent versus buy.

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