Comments on: Shadow the Hedgehog /2008-reviews/802/shadow-the-hedgehog/ Spotlight's Game Reviews Tue, 11 Oct 2011 09:45:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 By: Knave /2008-reviews/802/shadow-the-hedgehog/comment-page-1/#comment-6963 Knave Tue, 14 Jun 2011 22:26:44 +0000 /?p=802#comment-6963 "but still, its incredibly mild... and i kind of like it... it makes the game more realistic..." How does it make it more realistic? All he says is d*** and , a few times, H***. And he says the same word excessively from what I hear. "but still, its incredibly mild… and i kind of like it… it makes the game more realistic…"

How does it make it more realistic? All he says is d*** and , a few times, H***. And he says the same word excessively from what I hear.

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By: (Guest) /2008-reviews/802/shadow-the-hedgehog/comment-page-1/#comment-6961 (Guest) Tue, 14 Jun 2011 19:59:13 +0000 /?p=802#comment-6961 Shadow was cool in SA2B, but he lost his memory in Sonic Heroes. His own game should have focused more on him recovering his lost memory and revealing his past, preferably one without aliens involved. Shadow was cool in SA2B, but he lost his memory in Sonic Heroes. His own game should have focused more on him recovering his lost memory and revealing his past, preferably one without aliens involved.

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By: Narwhal /2008-reviews/802/shadow-the-hedgehog/comment-page-1/#comment-6949 Narwhal Sat, 04 Jun 2011 05:49:39 +0000 /?p=802#comment-6949 What mission is that where Sonic says it? I've gotta look that up on youtube, that'd be a shocker to actually hear it coming from Sonic's voice actor. What mission is that where Sonic says it? I've gotta look that up on youtube, that'd be a shocker to actually hear it coming from Sonic's voice actor.

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By: Narwhal /2008-reviews/802/shadow-the-hedgehog/comment-page-1/#comment-6948 Narwhal Sat, 04 Jun 2011 05:46:21 +0000 /?p=802#comment-6948 Well, just about every time you die, he swears, and that gets aggravating if you die a lot (I did when I had it) Well, just about every time you die, he swears, and that gets aggravating if you die a lot (I did when I had it)

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By: Blippa /2008-reviews/802/shadow-the-hedgehog/comment-page-1/#comment-5495 Blippa Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:41:03 +0000 /?p=802#comment-5495 Wow. I fell into the same category of "people who buy this game because it's a Sonic game", and now my question to Sega is "Why?" I knew this game was going to be darker than regular Sonic games off the bat, and I was willing to forgive the weapon system, but I wasn't expecting this. The language in this game is intolerable. 90% of the times Shadow gets hit or falls off a cliff, he says d***, no exaggeration. I literally got the the point where if I knew I was going to fall, I would pause it, mute the TV, and wait for him to fall before I unmuted it. I didn't want to be desensitized. What's even worse is that not only does the confused anti-hero use it, but it's used once by Espio, multiple times by Knuckles, and, I consider this the worst crime, if you fail a certain mission, Sonic says it. Squeaky-clean, white-knight, role-model Sonic. Over the course of the game, Shadow tells Eggman that he's "going straight to h***", attacks military agents mid level using guns or other weapons, and in one level, your "dark mission" is to assassinate the President. No exaggeration. You have to ruthlessly shoot at his escape pod with missiles and turrets until it explodes. Somehow he makes it out alive anyway, but I can't believe they put that in there. One mission involves bombing a city or obliterating it with a giant laser beam from outer space (it's later commented that the city was evacuated first). I understand that there are games that have worse content, but to me, the worst crime is that it seems downright deceitful to put it in a Sonic-themed game. It's rated E10 (in my eyes it should be "T"), but I'm sure there were plenty of parents who took less scrutiny and were willing to get it simply because they trusted the franchise in the past. Sega alienated its family-friendly crowd in favor of a more 'mature' crowd, but my question is: what mature crowd would want to play a game about brightly colored rodents anyway, even if you do add guns and swear words? The resulting poor reception proved this, and hopefully Sega learned its lesson. As far as gameplay goes, it is enjoyable enough to finish thoroughly. But even though I am a very big Sonic fan, I was deeply offended by the language and themes, and I cannot with a good conscience recommend this game to anyone. Wow. I fell into the same category of "people who buy this game because it's a Sonic game", and now my question to Sega is "Why?"
I knew this game was going to be darker than regular Sonic games off the bat, and I was willing to forgive the weapon system, but I wasn't expecting this.
The language in this game is intolerable. 90% of the times Shadow gets hit or falls off a cliff, he says d***, no exaggeration. I literally got the the point where if I knew I was going to fall, I would pause it, mute the TV, and wait for him to fall before I unmuted it. I didn't want to be desensitized. What's even worse is that not only does the confused anti-hero use it, but it's used once by Espio, multiple times by Knuckles, and, I consider this the worst crime, if you fail a certain mission, Sonic says it.
Squeaky-clean, white-knight, role-model Sonic.
Over the course of the game, Shadow tells Eggman that he's "going straight to h***", attacks military agents mid level using guns or other weapons, and in one level, your "dark mission" is to assassinate the President. No exaggeration. You have to ruthlessly shoot at his escape pod with missiles and turrets until it explodes. Somehow he makes it out alive anyway, but I can't believe they put that in there. One mission involves bombing a city or obliterating it with a giant laser beam from outer space (it's later commented that the city was evacuated first).
I understand that there are games that have worse content, but to me, the worst crime is that it seems downright deceitful to put it in a Sonic-themed game. It's rated E10 (in my eyes it should be "T"), but I'm sure there were plenty of parents who took less scrutiny and were willing to get it simply because they trusted the franchise in the past. Sega alienated its family-friendly crowd in favor of a more 'mature' crowd, but my question is: what mature crowd would want to play a game about brightly colored rodents anyway, even if you do add guns and swear words? The resulting poor reception proved this, and hopefully Sega learned its lesson.

As far as gameplay goes, it is enjoyable enough to finish thoroughly. But even though I am a very big Sonic fan, I was deeply offended by the language and themes, and I cannot with a good conscience recommend this game to anyone.

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By: (guest) /2008-reviews/802/shadow-the-hedgehog/comment-page-1/#comment-4832 (guest) Sat, 03 Apr 2010 00:41:08 +0000 /?p=802#comment-4832 Despite the fact that this game ruined him (turned him from "cranky bad***" to "gullible emo with a swearing problem"), Shadow is still my favorite Sonic character. I only rented this game and only played to the "true hero", "true neutral", and "true dark" endings, and quickly grew bored with it. I always thought a Shadow the Hedgehog game would be cool, but this wasn't what I had in mind. Despite the fact that this game ruined him (turned him from "cranky bad***" to "gullible emo with a swearing problem"), Shadow is still my favorite Sonic character.

I only rented this game and only played to the "true hero", "true neutral", and "true dark" endings, and quickly grew bored with it.

I always thought a Shadow the Hedgehog game would be cool, but this wasn't what I had in mind.

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By: Tarantulaguy /2008-reviews/802/shadow-the-hedgehog/comment-page-1/#comment-3826 Tarantulaguy Sun, 18 Oct 2009 19:00:14 +0000 /?p=802#comment-3826 Brandon's right. By the way,how much do you mean by patterns? Also the reply feature doesn't work right now. Brandon’s right. By the way,how much do you mean by patterns? Also the reply feature doesn’t work right now.

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By: Brandon /2008-reviews/802/shadow-the-hedgehog/comment-page-1/#comment-3817 Brandon Sat, 17 Oct 2009 05:26:54 +0000 /?p=802#comment-3817 Actually, Shadow cusses every other time he dies. I counted and checked the rate of language. He speaks in patterns! Terrific. So the game gets boring, it's immoral, why play it? Actually, Shadow cusses every other time he dies. I counted and checked the rate of language. He speaks in patterns! Terrific. So the game gets boring, it's immoral, why play it?

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By: Jazzy B Real /2008-reviews/802/shadow-the-hedgehog/comment-page-1/#comment-3800 Jazzy B Real Wed, 14 Oct 2009 19:26:26 +0000 /?p=802#comment-3800 Yes, Shadow the Hedgehog is a mary-sueish, angsty character, but he is also one of the only Sonic characters to ever bring depth into the series and defeat the theme of Sonic the Hedgehog being limited to the 'kiddy pool' or a 'shiny dream'. Another award for him is being the only one who has any kind of character development. Fans I know mostly like him because they either feel 'moved' by his strives to 'move on', 'empowered' by his 'determination', or just because they can plain relate. Although he is angsty, as least he eventually digresses from it, which technically separates him from "emo." I'm not sure if anyone else knows that Shadow's 'emo' attitude in Sonic Adventure 2 was strictly a programmed emotion transferred from Gerald's feelings, not Shadow himself. Also to Shadow, Maria died yesterday for him. ...I know, it sounded a little 'funny' to me, too. But whatever works for them. I can show you an entire BLOG of quotes from fans who feel that Shadow is their 'inspiration'. The issue with Shadow the Hedgehog is precisely where it all starts - the creators. Not only did they fail in executing his backstory, but there's still no real evidence to anything about Shadow's past other than the obvious - he's not an android "after all." He had the potential to be a great Sonic character, but that went down the drain fast. The fact that he's 'half-alien' just defeats everything about him. If that's not mary-sue, I don't know what is. But we have to understand - all characters ever created will have their pros and cons, and Shadow is definitely one of them. Yes, Shadow the Hedgehog is a mary-sueish, angsty character, but he is also one of the only Sonic characters to ever bring depth into the series and defeat the theme of Sonic the Hedgehog being limited to the 'kiddy pool' or a 'shiny dream'. Another award for him is being the only one who has any kind of character development. Fans I know mostly like him because they either feel 'moved' by his strives to 'move on', 'empowered' by his 'determination', or just because they can plain relate. Although he is angsty, as least he eventually digresses from it, which technically separates him from "emo." I'm not sure if anyone else knows that Shadow's 'emo' attitude in Sonic Adventure 2 was strictly a programmed emotion transferred from Gerald's feelings, not Shadow himself. Also to Shadow, Maria died yesterday for him.

…I know, it sounded a little 'funny' to me, too. But whatever works for them. I can show you an entire BLOG of quotes from fans who feel that Shadow is their 'inspiration'.

The issue with Shadow the Hedgehog is precisely where it all starts – the creators. Not only did they fail in executing his backstory, but there's still no real evidence to anything about Shadow's past other than the obvious – he's not an android "after all." He had the potential to be a great Sonic character, but that went down the drain fast. The fact that he's 'half-alien' just defeats everything about him. If that's not mary-sue, I don't know what is.

But we have to understand – all characters ever created will have their pros and cons, and Shadow is definitely one of them.

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By: colonel2link /2008-reviews/802/shadow-the-hedgehog/comment-page-1/#comment-3798 colonel2link Wed, 14 Oct 2009 17:05:15 +0000 /?p=802#comment-3798 I think it's fine for a to play any game, no matter what the rating. You've got to judge each game by its content, not its rating. I think it's fine for a to play any game, no matter what the rating. You've got to judge each game by its content, not its rating.

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