Parents' Guide to

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Sub-par Sonic game hits too many speed bumps.

Game Nintendo Wii U 2015
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based on the tv series this action/adventure game sonic boom rise of the lyrics is an average game with some boring levels that are not even challenging even to some die-hard sonic fans this game can be beating in like 10 hours long this game is for young kids and older the only thing this game has is some cartoon violence other then that these game could of been better the positive message is about teamwork the role model is that sonic and his friends are good guys vowing to protect their world from evil.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

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Unfortunately, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric isn't good at all. The game suffers from many issues that mar the experience, such as choppy frame rates (which drag you down to a near standstill in some cases) to short draw distances (so you can't see what's coming up in front of you). It also has a bad camera (which obscures your view instead of helping you see what's going on) as well as poor pacing and jarring shifts from gameplay to cinematics. The gameplay quickly becomes repetitive, even though each character has a unique ability and the Enerbeam, a high-tech whip of sorts, can help you zip-line, swing, and throw enemies. Even the characters make a comment about the repetition with the line, "OK, this is getting old!" The co-op multiplayer (up to four people) is a great idea but falls short in execution, mostly because of the frame-rate and draw-distance issues. Too bad for Sonic fans, but this seemingly incomplete and sub-par game should be left in the bargain bin.

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