Wii U

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

23 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
4.00 to 5.99
0 to 3.99
Kyle SolmonsonNov 13, 2014
It’s admirable that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric tries so many new things, but every path it follows is a dead end. While the environments look decent and collectibles help give the short story some legs, the lack of difficulty, variation, and personality ruins any chance it had of making Sonic relevant again. ...but from the looks of things this spinoff has already been run into the ground.
Chris CarterNov 20, 2014
When I first saw the announcement for Sonic Boom, barring the weird Knuckles redesign, I was excited by the prospect of change. The Sonic series hasn't taken many risks in recent years, particularly when it comes to the 3D aspect of the franchise, and Big Red Button had a lot riding on its inaugural effort. Unfortunately, the game could have used a few more months in the hopper and taken many more risks. Better luck next time.
Tim TuriNov 13, 2014
The game is a little more fun with a co-op buddy. One player uses the GamePad screen and the other wields a Wii Remote and Nunchuck while watching the TV. ...The already rough framerate becomes laughably low, and the textures and lighting take a huge hit. ...Unfortunately for fans and the Hedgehog himself, Sonic Boom is a blemished bore.
Jon LedfordNov 21, 2014
Sonic Boom’s poor quality reflects a quick and dirty rush job by Big Red Button Entertainment. Rise of Lyric shouldn’t exist as a Sonic game or as a current-gen game, because it fails to meet the standards of both. Instead, we have nothing but over-hype and controversy from its redesigned characters with absolutely nothing to back it up.
Dean JamesNov 20, 2014
Sonic may be fast, but he is not fast enough to outrun this abysmal game. Repetitive and ineffective combat, annoying banter, and dreadful AI plague Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric throughout its very short campaign. The platforming is decent at times and the addition of two player co-op can be fun, but there is very little to find likeable beyond that. Even for the most diehard of Sonic fans that want a little backstory on the new television series, stay far away from this abomination.
Ken McKownDec 10, 2014
Sonic Boom is a bad game. There is no other way to say it. I won’t get excited for another return of the hedgehog…OK that is probably a lie, but either way, don’t buy this game. Pick up the infinitely more enjoyable Lost World, or one of the other fantastic Wii U exclusives this holiday season. Just stay far, far away from this toxic hedgehog.
Daniel BloodworthDec 05, 2014
Each and every one of them is so broken and unenjoyable that it’s hard to imagine getting a group of friends to last through even a single match. Overall, even if the engine ran smoothly and the bugs were squashed, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric wouldn’t be that great of a game. As-is, it’s an unfinished mess, astounding only in how rapidly you can count its flaws.
Don SaasNov 14, 2014
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is a failure at some basic levels of gaming. While it's understandable that a franchise may want to move beyond the simple elegance of its origins, a muddled web of poorly connected and even more poorly executed systems is not the answer. The Sonic name deserves better than this, and so do consumers.
Jim SterlingNov 20, 2014
Sonic Boom is a boring game at its very best, with its simpleton’s idea of progress. There’s no real sense of impact in the combat, and the camera is absolutely worthless. It’s a game that frequently doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to. It’s ugly. It exists to sell toys and a cartoon series. It’s depressing to try and play.
Becky CunninghamNov 17, 2014
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal offers some fun platforming and treasure hunting moments, but its tedious mazes and poor story ultimately make it a drag. This one needed more time with a level editor and less time spent forcing players to repeat content.
ProJaredNov 14, 2014
Ben BurnhamDec 05, 2014
Sonic Boom:Rise of Lyric is basic. It features simple gameplay and simple combat, and despite featuring a lot of character interaction (mostly successfully), the world and the main villain are wholly lacking in personality. Sonic Boom tries to take the series to new territory and to widen the scope of the adventure, which is commendable, but in the end Big Red Button never delve below the surface and are therefore unable to deliver anything truly memorable.
Dan WhiteheadNov 24, 2014
This lack of direction is an especially ironic failing for a character who was once defined by his single-minded forward momentum. The time is clearly long overdue for Sonic to take a well-earned rest, get his breath back and only return once Sega has worked out where he's supposed to be going. It pains me to say it, but Sonic Boom needs to be the last noise we hear from the blue hedgehog for a very long time.
Jesús BellaNov 21, 2014
No hay que darle más vueltas. Sonic Boom ha salido mal. No vale ni siquiera la pena decir que hay buenas ideas, porque ninguna de ellas se ha materializado en una sola mecánica que salve al videojuego. Está muy enfocado a los más pequeños de la casa, pero incluso para ellos ahora mismo hay mejores propuestas en el mercado. Y si eres fans, hazte un favor, míralo de lejos y espera que el año que viene haya más suerte, como nosotros deseamos. El erizo se merece algo mejor…
Jorge CanoNov 29, 2014
Pero Sonic se merece mucho más que esto, que ser un producto de serie B –o C- hecho deprisa y corriendo, con poco gusto y cariño, y esperamos que ahora sí haya tocado fondo, en Sega se pongan un poco colorados y a partir de aquí, en futuros Sonic, la cosa mejore. Porque la verdad, a peor parece que no puede ir.
Javi AndrésNov 19, 2014
Sonic Boom es un mal renacer para la inconfundible y castigada mascota azul, tanto en 3DS como en Wii U. Pero los bugs y desaciertos de diseño pasan más factura a la sobremesa de Nintendo. Esta vez el erizo con botas se ve relegado a una producción paupérrima de bajísimo poresupuesto, escasa motivación de sus programadores y un compendio de decisiones estéticas y jugables que parecen haber salido de alguien que no tiene ni idea de videojuegos y es caprichoso en sus órdenes.
Jan WöbbekingNov 25, 2014
Armer Sonic, das hat er nun wirklich nicht verdient! Nach dem starken Generations und dem Absturz mit Lost World ist Segas Maskottchen an einem neuen Tiefpunkt angelangt. ...Knifflig wurde es auch beim Hüpfen höchstens dann, wenn wieder einmal die zickige Kamera, die niedrige Bildrate oder andere technischen Macken dazwischen funkten. Viel habe ich bei diesem Spiel zur Zeichentrickserie zwar nicht erwartet, aber dass Sega seinen einstigen Star derart hängen lässt, hätte ich nicht gedacht.
Nicolas VerletDec 02, 2014
Laid, mal conçu, mou et inintéressant, L'Ascension de Lyric réussit à rendre les phases de jeu pénibles au possible, tout en les truffant de bugs de collision et d'artefacts visuels. Alors oui, on a connu pire dans l'absolu, mais peut-être pas pour une série aussi en vue. Assez pour rouvrir la vieille blessure de Sonic 2006, que l'on croyait cicatrisée...
Laurely BirbaDec 16, 2014
Un joueur pourra alors se saisir du GamePad tandis que son partenaire devra suivre les événements sur l'écran plat. Le multijoueur, c'est aussi la base des défis annexes qui entourent la campagne principale. Rien de bien extraordinaire à se mettre sous la dent, si ce n'est un concentré des lacunes de Sonic Boom : L'Ascension de Lyric qui finit par être assassiné comme un malpropre.
Vítor AlexandreDec 16, 2014
Em alternativa à aventura, o jogo apresenta ainda algumas opções, como enfrentar vagas sucessivas de inimigos e alguma actividade cooperativa de plataformas mas pouco acrescentam, mostrando sobretudo um prolongamento de mecânicas revisitadas. É uma pena que Sonic Boom seja um claro retrocesso depois de Sonic Lost World, embora dificilmente se considere como não expectável.
Nuno NêvedaDec 20, 2014
Poucos acreditariam que um novo jogo do ouriço da Sega fosse capaz de descer mais abaixo do patamar qualitativo de Sonic the Hedgehog (de 2006). Parecia uma tarefa digna de Hércules, mas a Big Red Button Entertainment foi capaz de tal feito. As (poucas) boas ideias não conseguem minimizar o conjunto terrível que é Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. Nem os mais acérrimos fãs de Sonic vão tolerar tamanho insulto. Este jogo merece ser ignorado.
Mattia RavanelliNov 28, 2014
Sonic Boom su Wii U è un’esperienza demoralizzante e fastidiosa, perché nel mezzo dei suoi mille problemi lascia intravedere spunti davvero interessanti. ...Proprio così: Sonic Boom è il Lost in La Mancha dei videogiochi, ma senza l’onestà intellettuale di esserlo, prova solo a far finta di essere un vero videogioco da pagare con euro altrettanto “reali”. E allora no, non va bene. Non compratelo.
Tom BoshouwersDec 21, 2014
Er lijkt geen einde te komen aan de waslijst met dingen die er mis zijn. Het verhaal stelt niets voor en is met moeite aan te horen door de tergend slechte grappen die continu gemaakt worden. Storender is de gameplay die vaak gewoon niet doet wat jij wilt. Technische mankementen maken het lijstje compleet. Voor kinderen kan Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric nog wel voor wat vermaak zorgen, maar zelfs voor hen zijn er meer dan voldoende alternatieve games beschikbaar die het veel beter aanpakken.