A game with duality: two modes as different as day and night, quite literally. During the day, Sonic races through speedy stages, with the ability to drift, dodge, and deftly weave his way to the goal. At night, he transforms into the Werehog, and while this form is fun and
the stretchy arms make for a decent gimmick, they sadly come with clunky controls. More importantly, it removed what makes Sonic, Sonic: speed.
Still, with excellent daytime stages, an engaging plot, and a catchy soundtrack, there’s a lot of things Sonic Unleashed does right, and it’s well worth the play.