Sonic fans are already really crazy about Sonic Origins Plus

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Sonic Origins Plus is just around the corner and will launch on Switch this week June 23, 2023. Along with adding a bunch of additions to the Sonic Origins base game, including Amy as a playable character and 12 Game Gear titles, this is also the first time the collection has received a full physical release.

As such, copies have already made their way off store shelves and into the hands of enthusiastic fans, and it seems some people aren’t happy with how Sega has handled certain aspects of the game. seem quite valid, although others may be a little picky. We will let you be the judge.

Let’s start with Amy first. It was discovered, naturally, that Amy can transform into Super Amy after collecting all seven Chaos Emeralds, just like Sonic and Co. A few, however, pointed out that Amy’s “Super” form merely offers a slight change. color rather than a completely redesigned sprite.

A fair assessment, yes? Well, not quite… As noted in the tweet below, Sonic is the only character to receive a sprite overhaul when he transforms into his “Super” form. All other characters, including Tails, Knuckles, Mighty, and Ray, also only received a basic color change to indicate power-up.

That’s not all, as it seems players aren’t happy with how the character select screen works either, and we can kind of see where they’re coming from with this one. As you can see in the tweet below, the available characters are all laid out in a row, including three combinations that add Tails to the mix.

“It looks good”, you might think. Yes, that’s not a major issue, but previous Sonic games, including Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic Mania, feature separate save slots that allow you to cycle through available characters. It’s certainly a more elegant solution than what we have in Sonic Origins Plus, and if nothing else, it just underscores the fact that we can’t play as Sonic and Amy together. Weird, huh?

Finally, fans aren’t too happy with how Game Gear titles sound in the new collection. While certainly passable on its own, there is a distinct difference between the sound of the original Game Gear releases and this new collection. Observe:

Sounds pretty resonant, right? Granted, it’s not offensively bad by any stretch of the imagination, but those who played the original versions will most certainly notice the difference.

Hey, the thing is, Sonic fans have high standards. We’re not convinced, however, that Sonic Origins Plus will end up being the disaster that some are predicting. We’ll know for sure, though, when the game launches later this week.

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