Sonic: Lost World is coming to PC, so that PC gamers can experience heartbreak too

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Sonic Lost World wasn’t, in my opinion, a very good game. To those who’ve played just about any Sonic game in recent memory, this should come as little surprise. As far as I’m concerned, SEGA should take the little blue guy out back and put him out of our misery.

What is surprising? The game, once a Wii U sequel, is being ported to PC – allowing PC gamers to suffer the same heartbreak console owners did when playing the game. And it’s not the only one. According to SEGA, PC gamers can expect more ports of SEGA games.

“We’re delighted to be able to bring Sonic Lost World to PC.” Said John Clark, VP of Commercial Publishing for SEGA Europe; “This is the latest in a string of high quality PC ports of past SEGA titles that we will be building on in the coming months and years.”

The port will come with all of the game’s bundled DLC, and will be sold for a budget price. Those who pre-order the game from participating stores will be gifted a copy of the infinitely superior Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed.

Says the PR fluff:

Sonic Lost World sees Dr. Eggman harnessing the power of six menacing creatures known as the Deadly Six, but when the Deadly Six rise up against their master, Sonic has to unite with his arch nemesis in order to take on the new enemies head-to-head.  Using his dynamic new parkour moves and improved Colour Powers, Sonic must run, jump and race through a variety of ever changing terrains in order to defeat the Deadly Six.”

Says Geoffrey:

“In many ways, it feels like the game’s designers have thrown just about every idea they could conceive of at the game, in the hope that some of them stuck – but all its resulted in is Sonic: Lost World being a confused hodgepodge of misguided, ill-fitting ideas and mechanics that’s about as fun as running head-first in to a brick wall. There’s a stealth section for god’s sake.

While it’s occasionally inspired, with a handful of nicely designed, fun levels, Lost World is an affront to fun, and Sonic fans deserve better than this. I hope that SEGA really re-examines the guy who used to be their mascot to find out what really made him work – or just retire him for good.”

Last Updated: October 7, 2015

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Never heard of it. What’s a Sonic?

  • This is why I am so glad crash bandicoot stayed behind in the past, just think what it would have turned into if it was being milked like the sonic franchise.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    There hasn’t been a decent Sonic game for a very very long time (in my opinion)

    • Hammersteyn

      Sonic died on Dreamcast

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Agreed

      • Nikola

        ah fcuk now I have to agree with you and shit but u right!

        • Hammersteyn

          Hahahahaha

  • Grand Admiral Chief
  • DragonSpirit009

    When I was younger I found Sonic cool… Now I just pretend that it was a figment of my imagination.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I’m exactly the same. Just replace “Sonic” with “people”.

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        You need to meet new Sonic’s

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I tried that, and I met Rince. So not very helpful advise. 😛

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            Well that is the problem right there. Sure you crapped out on your first roll, but you need to try again. Surely your luck cannot be THAT bad twice in a row?

          • Did someone say BAD LUCK!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Any luck in the hunt last night?

          • Nope got a Froma at 20 waves, RNG just wanted to show us how cruel he could be. But we did find a very good primary weapon xp farm route

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            I still need to do a few base missions it seems, sections of my ship are still not functioning

          • It’s pretty fast to complete. Just shout if you wanna speed run some of them to go faster.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            If he wants to go faster he needs to put red stripes on his warframe. 😉

          • I think I might have accidentally made a warframe sonic pun inside a sonic topic without realizing it.

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            And slap on some more kazoz-pipes, and drop the frame a bit, and add some fur on the dash

          • This topic derailed before we even mentioned warframe, but its gonna go down hard now xD

          • Now that I have your attention anyway, remember Corrosive Projection we got a few days back. Check the bonus in the pic when 3 of us carry it.

            http://warframe.wikia.com/wiki/Corrosive_Projection?file=CP_Bonus.jpg

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Yeah you get a nice boost from it, I was using it the other day in one of our defense missions I think.

          • With all 3 running CP that scales with the enemies armor the cap go’s freaking way over the top xD

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Need to upgrade mine… when I get more fusion cores…

          • I was impressed with the amount of R5 fusion cores we got on the last mission of our Xp route.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Yeah, was quite good. Also the rate that the enemies died was awesome 😛

          • VampyreSquirrel

            There are people trying to sell Volt P Chassis for 140 Plat… SERIOUSLY!? They can GITFS!

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Also that boost is insane!

          • Will have to do that as well 😛 , so syndicate gets 500K credits and serration still needs 2 levels… I am gonna be broke soon

          • VampyreSquirrel

            I AM broke already… tempted to buy a credit booster and run Void runs until my fingers fall off.

          • Meh just void runs should do, lots and lots and lots of void runs.That also means more “duckcats” for rare mods.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            True… I’m under 100k credits again XD

            At least I know I can (mostly) survive T3 now.

          • I checked my boltor P stats now with the 4 forma it got, should be pushing around 25k dps sustained damage.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I actually haven’t forma’d a single weapon in all my time playing. Just given Zephyr 2, and even then only did that a few months ago when I got my 1st exilus adapter.

          • With the new route we get from 0-30 in 2 to 3 runs, takes about half an hour. Should be faster with 3 people.

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            Yeah yeah, I’m working on it

          • With you it should be 4 😛

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            Puh-lease, I count for at least 10

          • Awww yiss, Admiral Chief Space ninja is back

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            I might hang up my sword for the night, since braai and Springbok rugby >>> space ninja

          • Rocket League match got postponed to tonight so we will mostly focus on that tonight anyway 🙂

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            How’re you doing that?

          • We will show you of course huehuehue

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Nice! I need to get a couple more forma in, and upgrade some mods and then I’ll be up there too.

          • Big jump from 4k Dps 😛

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Damn straight

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I’m sitting on just over 1.9 mil 😉

            Over the last double credit weekend I was up to 3.5 mil, but spend a ton upgrading all my mods & buying a ton of BPs to build. Went through just over 1k worth of cores too, now everything rank 5 or 3 is maxed, anything that goes up to rank 10 is at 6 at least, maxed out serration finally. Excluding Kubrow & some Archwing mods.

          • I have a 7 day affinity and credit booster siting in my Humble Bundle, I think this weekend I am going to pop it xD

            After the credit weekend I had 3.5 mil… all gone now

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I should upgrade Heavy Cal now, but I’m hoarding cores again to see what the next primed mod is. Decisions, decisions haha.

          • I have not seen any rifle/warframe prime mods, Heavy Cal is upgraded and does a crap ton of extra damage, the accuracy loss I don’t even notice

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I’d really like primed flow or continuity some time. Guess I should just… bite the bullet… and upgrade. Cores & credits – easy come, easy go.

          • Yup credits we can get pretty fast, and R5 cores seem to drop really easy these days.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Damn! I didn’t play enough to get the most out of the double credit weekend… I went up to just under a mill though 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I built & sold 3 Volt P helmets hehe. 150 ducats instead of 30 or 60.

          • Heh? you can do that? I thought it was only BP’s that sold

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Nope, you can sell built parts too, but only in some cases are they worth more. There’s a comparison on the wiki.

          • Will have to check that out thanks.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Capture runs. T1 is already about 18k & only takes a couple of minutes per run is you just go straight for the target.

          • I have timed, defense runs with speed nova to 47 seconds per wave.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Yeah, I can do T1-T3 Capture runs solo now (with Rhino), so that’s cool.

          • Take the Volt and VROOM VROOM! xD

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Lol! Need to get my shield capacity up a bit more on Volt to do that… cos once that shield is dead, then so am I. 200% isn’t enough yet. XD

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            What is your shield and hp level currently?

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Shield is on 750… HP is somewhere in the region of 500 (I think)

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            My archived warframe that came out of retirement has 440 and 350 (I think), so I’m not THAT far behind

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Problem with Volt is he only has 15 armor… where Rhino is a frikken tank of note. I don’t think I’ve ever played with Excalibur though.

            Rhino has 190 armor, 300 health and 450 shield at rank 30 with no mods.

          • DragonSpirit009

            Dammit I keep forgetting to play that game!

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            It is free after all

          • DragonSpirit009

            I know… but I got a bit caught up in Child of Light and now that I have finished it I might consider continuing with Warframe

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            Dat CoL!!!

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Or get me in there with Volt XD

            Never seen Nova run so fast!

          • Took me a whole rooms length to brake for the heavy gunner looking at me funny.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            You want to see fast: My Zephyr, Turbulence activated, using a Bo with Fury and Berserker, getting a Volt speed boost. I could barely control it.

          • DragonSpirit009

            I don’t think we should bring luck into this… Luck tends to hold hands with Murphy and crap then happens!

          • VampyreSquirrel

            I think he met oVg after he met Rince. XD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            Typical reaction when you attempt to woo a lady?

          • XD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Mine or hers? O_o

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            Well, I heard you have very girly features, so you tell me?

          • DragonSpirit009

            Wow… that looks like my typical mornings when I realise I have to go to work

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            Sheeeeet, well, he met JJ after that, so one out of 3 is not tooooo bad eh? I mean, if you get one out of three, you have matric!

          • VampyreSquirrel

            And a place in Parliament.

  • Who the hell is DR. Eggman and what happened to Dr. Robotnic?

    • Dr Ivo Robotnik *is* Eggman.

      • OH! Who the hell came up with a lame name like Eggman?

        I am pretty fine to keep calling him DR. Robotnik

        • You mean Ro”but”nik huehuehue

          I might have been a little to addicted to the cartoon and game when I was a wee laddie.

        • HairyEwok

          Domo arigato mister Robotnik.

  • Fuck you SEGA

    I already commited the terrible mistake of buying that piece of shit for my Wii U thinking it would be good after enjoying Sonic Generations, won’t make the same mistake again on PC.

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