Sonic Frontiers takes the iconic SEGA franchise to an open world setting for the very first time, and fans have been waiting patiently for a proper look at how that translates to gameplay. After a brief teaser yesterday, IGN's video is now here, and you can watch it above.
Featuring about five or six minutes of footage, the video shows off exploration of the open world landscape, with Sonic zipping across grassy plains. He also scales large towers, grinds on numerous rails, and speeds up walls. The wide open areas give the character some space to move fast, which is quite nice, but we're not completely convinced just yet.
Of course, the game's got plenty of time left in development, but this footage is full of janky animations, movement, and technical hitches — it just doesn't give a very good first impression. The rails sat suspended in the air don't look good, and the pop-in is pretty nuts. Again, we need to give the benefit of the doubt as it's not finished, but there's still some cause for concern.
Here's hoping the final game can pull it out of the bag, because Sonic could really do with a decent modern game to his name. What do you make of this new gameplay from Sonic Frontiers? Spin into the comments section below.
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