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Video Game Spotlight: Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing

Just released for multiple platforms, Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing is a decent racing game but could have been better.  There’s 5 genre tracks (House of the Dead, Billy Hatcher, Sonic, Jet Set Radio Future, and Super Monkey Ball) and 24 racing tracks in total.

What’s disappointing is that SEGA has so many brands it could have incorporated into the game besides these characters and tracks, such as Phantasy Star. (That would be awesome.)  I enjoyed seeing Jet Set Radio Future tracks and hearing “Understand The Concept of Love” but most of the race tracks in the game are not at all exciting to play.

The character variety is decent, however the unlockable characters like Ryo (Shenmue), Ulala (Space Channel 5), BD Joe (Crazy Taxi), etc.  should have had their own race tracks, and they don’t which is a shame and hopefully DLC will arrive to include this.

By the end of finishing the entire Grand Prix, all I wanted to do was go back and play Jet Set Radio Future.

If DLC comes out for this game, than it would probably be a good buy, but as it stands a rental is all you really need.

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