As part of the celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary, 2010’s Sonic Colours was brought back to modern consoles and PC in the form of Sonic Colours Ultimate.
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It has been met with divisive reactions from the community. But, a good port lies underneath the glitches that need to be patched as soon as possible. Here are a quick rundown of thoughts from the Tails' Channel team:
It has been met with divisive reactions from the community. But, a good port lies underneath the glitches that need to be patched as soon as possible.
Total Score iThe total score was automatically generated on a 100-point percentage scale. Reviewers were suggested to manually scale by 5-point increments for overall consistency.
Azul75/100 Very goodSonic Colours is still my least favorite boost Sonic game, but I'd be lying if isn't a fun one. It's a fun time for fans and newcomers alike, and Colours Ultimate, with just some patches, could very well be the Ultimate way for fans to experience the game. I'll give the remaster the same grade I gave to the original all of those years back.
Donnie75/100 Very goodI feel that, if this game got some more polish, and Rival Races was balanced a bit more, I think it could be argued that this game is better than the original. But for now, I think the original Sonic Colours just edges out by a few points.
Dakiii70/100 GoodSonic Colours is a joy to play through, listen to, and experience, but leaves much to be desired in terms of level design, with an abundance of blocky 2D platforming, not enough 3D sections where you aren’t quickstepping, on rails or drifting, and one or two Wisps that just are never all that fun to use (looking at you for the most part, Cube).
Cybrid60/100 NormalIt's definitely not a perfect remaster by any means, but I still had fun despite the problems I encountered. I really hope those glitches can be patched. Don't let my experience stop you from trying it out yourself. I encourage you to pick it up and form your own opinion because everyone's experience is different.
Ryan60/100 NormalThe long-awaited Sonic Colours remaster brought a number of genuine quality-of-life improvements. The Jade Ghost wisp and Rival Rush gameplay mode were appreciated. I will not be surprised if Ultimate was a test bed for a future look at customization in the next mainline game. With all of that in mind, I found the questionable quality control too insurmountable to ignore. Here's hoping a lesson was learned for future remasters.
Evan50/100 NeutralI am happy Colours Ultimate is reviewing well, but my experience as a Sonic fan, and the overall quality of the review copy I’m playing, makes it feel.... unearned. I can’t shake the feeling Sonic may simply be held to a lower standard now.
We agreed on:
- Updated visuals and graphics
- Jade wisp
- New remixed soundtrack
We disagreed on:
- Bloom and blur effects
- Lack of adjustment for Tails Save or soundtrack
- Prevalance of bugs and glitches in certain ports