Twitter saw ‘DelaySonicFrontiers’ briefly trending over the weekend as Sonic fans expressed their disappointment with the gameplay footage, which was released via a partnership between SEGA and IGN. There’s one focussing on the game’s open-world setting, and another on combat.
Here’s some examples of fans’ reactions to Sonic Frontiers on social media:
Sonic Frontiers looks like they made an open-world game automated. It’s so weird. That gameplay demo had so many dash panels into springs and automation…. I’m nervous about this game. That demo did not look great.” — Lonely Goomba, YouTube
I’m one of the biggest Sonic fans on planet Earth… [but] this gameplay did not do it for me. Based on this video, I’m worried for Sonic Frontiers. I was so excited, I’ve waited five years for this, and I’m not happy. I’m very, ‘been there, done that’. — Sam Procrastinates, YouTube.
Sonic Frontiers is scheduled for release on PS5, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One in holiday 2022. Unless, that is, SEGA does decide to postpone the game’s release.
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