Sonic is in luck this 2021, because not every day is fulfilled 30 years in the world of video games. SEGA wanted to pay tribute to one of its most beloved characters in the way it deserves and, beyond the promising future that awaits it, they have not missed an opportunity to bring back one of the most successful video games of the modern era of the blue hedgehog. This is Sonic Colors, which now has a ultimate version with numerous additions to expand an experience that was already sublime at the time, when it came to Wii.
But, Why is Sonic Colors such a highly rated video game by the community? It should be noted that it is a title that came at a somewhat delicate time for the saga and was created with the idea of attracting new audiences, allowing them to enjoy the adventure as if it were their first Sonic video game. The result was a real wonder that stood out for many aspects and in this infomercial we tell you some of the most impressive, causing a before and after in SEGA’s best-known franchise.
Exceptional levels for all tastes
Sonic Colors arrived to honor its name, with a fantastic amusement park where color was the dominant note, making all its levels magnificent and wasting joy, something that was in tune with the new tint that the story was wanted to give, less adult and more intended for the usual Nintendo audience, who could understand Colors as their first great video game by Sonic. With that, the result is incredible, giving away the most interesting pictures, allowing to observe varied and unique environments that little had been explored until then in the franchise of the blue hedgehog. A waste of originality in the development of levels that enters through the eyes and surprises with its playable possibilities.
Something that in the Ultimate version that has been received recently causes a greater sensation of impact, with very careful lighting environments, a renewed color palette and the ability to compare visually with other platform video games of today. The legacy of Sonic Colors is impressive and in SEGA they have known how to rescue that magical essence that dazzled the world in 2010 to bring it back, making the most of the possibilities of its levels and taking advantage of the environments, giving them a more realistic environment and beautiful than they already were at that time.
An amazing mix between 2D and 3D environments
Today this is almost a watchword of the Sonic games, but at that time it was the demonstration that the formula worked. Mixing 3D and 2D environments with success was one of the great keys to the success of Sonic Colors in its original release. It is true that 2D designs predominated for the development of most of the levels, especially those that develop at an unbridled speed, but the zenith of the title was in those plane changes so unusual at the time and that they allowed to draw impressive scenes to change planes in a split second while Sonic continued his race through the intricate levels.
The mixture suited him wonderfully and he supposed a colossal advance that had its continuation in the rest of titles that saw the light after him. Undoubtedly, one of the best valued aspects of Sonic Colors that, in addition, allowed a greater versatility to include new options in the gameplay, such as the one we will discuss below and that was released to stay in all subsequent titles of the franchise.
Wisps: a new way to enjoy a Sonic game
Definitely, the great revolution of Sonic Colors– The wisps, a most charming alien race that helps the hero of the adventure to acquire new abilities. It was a truly innovative mechanic at the time and the most impressive aspect of the title at hand, by far. His introduction was a breath of fresh air, a way of understanding the playability of a Sonic game in a completely different and novel way.. Thus, the wisps They were introduced into Sonic’s body to give him the most special powers– Drill underground environments, fill the boost gauge, turn Sonic into an alien glider, a spiked ball or even a black hole capable of sucking in enemies.
A true madness that delighted all those who played it for the first time and that has moved in a fascinating way to Ultimate, with many more light and color effects to your abilities, allowing you to enjoy every time they are run. A really fun explosion that took longer to arrive than could have been expected but that, once it was introduced, has remained present throughout the saga, which allows us to appreciate the importance of Colors in the development of Sonic.
A sensational graphic leap compared to previous deliveries
Graphics are one of the most important aspects of today’s video games and with Ultimate this aspect has been significantly improved compared to the original title. However, in 2010 things were different and the gameplay was a fundamental point for the good development of a video game, regardless of its characteristics. Sonic Colors was very good at what it did, but it also proposed an insane graphic leap from what had been seen in previous installments and, furthermore, from what could be expected from a console like Wii. In this way, Colors stood out notably for a fun, frenetic gameplay, which offered new options and which, on the other hand, formed a formula dominated by a sensational graphic style and that was really groundbreaking at the time.
In fact, reviewing Sonic Colors Ultimate reveals the tremendous potential the original game’s art direction and designs had, squeezing its capabilities and giving away the most impressive prints thanks to the advances in technology in recent years. Without a doubt, one of the most colorful and impressive titles that Sonic has starred in.
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