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Sonic & the Black Knight Review - IGN
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Sonic and the Black Knight – Review
For years I've been fooling myself thinking one of these days a solid Sonic adventure is finally going to be made. I keep trying out all these games, one after another, always with the hope to play the next best Mario-like platforming adventure. This time around, due to the medieval theme implied by the title, I even expected something somewhat similar to The Legend of Zelda games.
Black Knight is the latest in Sonic Team's so-called storybook series, the first of which was Sonic and the Secret Rings. In this latest project, Sonic finds himself sucked through a portal into the ancient era and thrust into a battle between a sorceress named Merlina and a black gas-filled suit of armor masquerading as King Arthur. As with just about every Sonic endeavor, the storyline is brought to life via ridiculously high production values, from the wide assortment of stunningly clean and stylized pre-rendered cinemas to mid-level sequences that look like storyboards. All of the characters feature high caliber voice acting, although most of the dialog is so badly written that you'll likely find yourself wincing at the terrible one-liners. And at a glance -- certainly in screenshots and even in some well-produced trailers -- Black Knight appears a polished, beautiful platformer, but don't be fooled by this wicked trickery.