Those hoping for a solid return from the spiky blue hedgehog might come away slightly disappointed as Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice on the Nintendo 3DS reviews are now in. The game currently has 14 reviews on Metacritic and this has amounted to a Metascore of 67. If you’re looking for a positive then you’ll be pleased to know that Sonic’s latest adventure has scored higher than other recent entries in the franchise.
- Metacritic: 67 (14 reviews)
- Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyrics: 32
- Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal: 47
- Sonic: Lost World: 63
- Mario & Sonic 2014: 55
- Mario & Sonic 2016: 64
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice isn’t the worst Sonic game I’ve ever played. It isn’t terrible. The platforming and sense of speed are here, though just not as fun as you might remember them. The whole affair is rather ugly — which can’t only be blamed on the 3DS, though it doesn’t help — and the game isn’t exactly long at a few hours to complete, if that. Hardcore fans of the series will probably get some enjoyment out of this, but for the full price of $40, it is hard to recommend to anyone else. If you’re desperate for another Sonic game, you could do worse.