Sonic Unleashed

Sonic Unleashed
Voice Director: Chris Collet

US Release: Nov 18, 2008
Japan Release: Dec 18, 2008
Europe Release: Nov 28, 2008

Game Developer: Sonic Team

Popularity: 162nd All Time, 309th This Week

Franchise: Sonic the Hedgehog
Characters on BTVA: 11
Known as Sonic World Adventure in Japan.
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said at 10:04 AM on Fri Jun 1 2018
I've been recently playing this game on my Xbox 360, and let me say this: it still holds up pretty well. Both the day and night levels are fun to play through, though I do think the developers could've polished them a little more (example: regular Sonic goes INSANELY fast as you level up his speed, while Werehog Sonic's levels can be a bit too long and sometimes aggravating, especially Skyscraper Scamper - Act 1). Collecting the Sun and Moon Medals can get tedious, as they're required to progress through the story.

That said, I do think this game is enjoyable, and I suggest you give it a shot (the HD versions, to be specific).
said at 9:08 AM on Fri Mar 23 2018
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Whatever opinion you might have on this Modern-era game, Unleashed gave us "Endless Possibility". Not only is it a great theme for the title, but I'll say this right now: that song's within my Top 3 Sonic main vocal themes. Goes extremely well with Rooftop Run in Generations and it's probably the best thing Jaret Reddick's ever been a part of.
said at 8:46 AM on Thu Sep 17 2015
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I actually liked the Werehog parts more than the Speed stages. The combat (while it can be a bit repetitive) was fun imo as was the platforming.

The speed stages can be fun but man can it also be frustrating. The boost is annoying because its the same button as the homing attack so if I want to do a homing attack sometimes I unintentionally go flying off the stage. Its especially annoying if your on water and when you have to drift on it (the worst & I could never pull it off correctly). And then theres the annoyance of collecting sun medals which are easy to miss if you're going fast.
said at 10:04 PM on Tue Jul 22 2014
The last main game with most of my favourite VAs sadly, the environment is my favourite and the music is great as well

Although on a note both the HD and SD ports have their flaws, the former makes you collect those coins to advance and the Night stages are way too long without any breaks(urg one hour and you cannot lose any life) bothers me and the latter has horrible controls especially noticeable later on
said at 6:45 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
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The voice acting in this game wasn't perfect (it felt like a slight down grade from Secret Rings IMHO), but aside from Griffith's Werehog voice, I thought most of the cast did an excellent job in their roles. Mind you, the voice direction wasn't perfect, but this was around the time Griffith was hitting his stride as the Blue Blur. Lisa Ortiz delivered her best Amy performance yet, Dan Green lends a charming performance as Professor Pickle, and Mike Pollock did a fantastic job as Dr Eggman- but that's to be expected. I also thought Amy Palant didn't do half bad as Tails here, and I actually enjoyed Chip's English VA.

Unfortunately, the voice direction felt like a bit of a downgrade from Secret Rings (Mainly speaking toward Jason Griffith). His Sonic voice was near pitch perfect, but his delivery felt a bit more off here. His Werehog voice ultimately felt forced and inconsistent, and don't even get me started on the unintentional awkward hilarity of him sharing a scene with a lab assistant he voiced as Sonic.

Still, I think Unleashed's VA was one of the best cases the series had to offer at that time, although it didn't quite measure up to everyone's performances in Secret Rings. This was where people started to give the 4Kids cast more credit, and I agree, they were really improving from the dark days of 06's voice acting at this point.
said at 11:17 AM on Fri Oct 25 2013
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Great game though Jason could have been better as Werehog Sonic but other than that it was all good.
said at 6:09 PM on Tue Nov 19 2013

I actually thought Jason was really good as Sonic in his werehog form. I was really impressed with his yelling and screaming (e.g when falling in a pit or being grabbed by an enemy) It actually sounded like Sonic had his arm ripped off or something, you could really hear how much pain he was in.

The only small complaint I would make is that his voice for the assisant of Professor Pickle was a bit too similar to his Sonic voice and the same goes with Mike Pollock voicing Zonshen.

But other than that, I think he was top notch as Sonic in this game. Definitely one of his best performances. It's a shame that Shadow and Knuckles never made it to the final version of the game.
said at 6:46 PM on Tue Nov 19 2013
To be fair, I'm pretty sure that it'd be painful enough for anyone just to instantly transform into a snarling beast every nightfall. :-P Besides, there's really not much difference between Jason's normal Sonic and Werehog Sonic apart from the forced gruffness.
said at 9:24 AM on Wed Nov 20 2013
@Truesonic I agree with you that it would have been better if Knuckles & Shadow had made it into the final cut as they are 2 of my favourite characters from Sonic & I agree with the fact that Mike sounded too much like Eggman when voicing Zonshen.

Jason as the assistant of Professor Pickles sounding like his Sonic voice didn't bother me. I have to still disagree that Jason was a good werehog, he did not bad but it was way too forced though the sound effects added for the screaming were good. I think you'll find that quite a few people don't like Jason's werehog. But hey, in the end it's just an opinion.
said at 10:22 AM on Wed Nov 20 2013

I'm actually glad there wasn't much of a difference because it wouldn't have been very believable to make Sonic sound completely different to his real voice. It's more similar to his Darkspine Sonic voice but less high pitched and more gruff. What I meant to say is that the screaming was very well delivered by Jason.
said at 6:12 PM on Wed Nov 20 2013
I thought Jason was *okay* as Werehog Sonic, but his screams were a tad forced.
said at 12:52 AM on Fri Aug 8 2014
@Ross123 I dunno what port you have but I got both the PS2 and XBOX360 port but the PS2 one has absolutely terrible controls quite loose and too fast to handle the controls I died who knows how many times in EggmanLand and I'm still stuck because that stupid gondola keeps taking me to the wrong direction even though I wanted him to jump on the right side not the left
said at 6:06 AM on Sat Aug 9 2014
@HienFan I have the PS2 version too. The controls aren't the best that's for sure. Sometimes the button input doesn't respond for me.

I've played the PS3 version at a club I go to a number of times. Some point in 2013 was it? Ah can't remember the last time I played it there since it was ages ago. I still go to that club though.

Anyway, me and some of the guys there would go back to old tracks in the game to race each other to see who could get the fastest time. We did this pretty much every single time we were there. That was until some of them left. I played a few times after that and then never went back to it. Although, I did come close to going back to it just recently, unfortunately the disc was missing.
said at 6:10 AM on Sat Aug 9 2014
@Ross123 Or like Eggman Land take me to where I don't want to go and stall time/kill Sonic unintentionally

But either way the PS360 one is a lot better albeit I don't like the fact you must collect medals
said at 6:22 AM on Sat Aug 9 2014
@HienFan Oh yeah those medals. I feel that's a bit unfair to make the player collect them in order to proceed through the game.

Anyway, good luck in Eggman Land. I'm saying that because 1 day you'll get past it, hopefully.
said at 10:41 PM on Tue Apr 16 2013
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This game has to be the reason I want to be a voice actress. I find the voices of all of them to be great! I really want to lay this game now.
said at 10:45 PM on Tue Apr 16 2013
@Rabindranith *played
said at 9:33 AM on Fri Feb 22 2013
I have not played this game but judging by that clip Jason Griffith's Werehog is awful.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:53 PM on Fri Feb 22 2013
@coolgeek176 It's not much better in the game itself. They should've gone the Japanese route of having a separate VA for the Werehog, IMO.
said at 10:22 PM on Wed Dec 12 2012
Sonic is boring, Tails sounds a 10 year old girl with a smoking problem, and Chip...ugh! Everyone else did fine, though, and even though I don't like Jason as Sonic he did have a cool take on the Werehog.
Stephy Laurens
said at 1:31 PM on Mon Jun 13 2011
Day time levels were amazing and I have top ranks on most of them, but the night time levels seemed to drag..... Also, I now know that the Wii version lacks some levels like Empire City and like NCZ said the PS3 is much better because it IS more interactive! Overall, I still liked the game and I think the voice acting did improve. Sonic the werehog seemed to have a more breathy voice but one person can just do a certain amount of voices. I liked the fact that he still made werehog Sonic sound like...well, Sonic because it doesn't show too much differences to who Sonic really is and what he sounds like. If I were to rate this game out of five stars, it probably be three or three and a half stars.
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said at 10:59 PM on Sun Jun 12 2011
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The Wii version of this game is a mixed bag. Great daytime levels, but the Werehog was torture. Terrible controls and too many nighttime stages. Lack of Mazuri and Empire City is also a shame.

The PS3 version, which I picked up recently is MUCH better. Adventure fields make a welcome return, Werehog doesn't feel as tedious, there's an exhilarating sense of speed, and it just feels more interactive, like there's more to do. Plus, you get to play custom music. I love racing through Apotos to Back 2 Back or Knight of the Wind. It can be frustrating (if you weren't picking up Sun Medals on the way, you'll be kicking yourself at Adabat) but overall it's definitely better.

As for voice work, I really liked Mike Pollock's work as Eggman. He sounded more grizzled and serious, a lot like Deem Bristow. Very appropriate considering this game's entire basis is Eggman succeeding for once. I guess Jason Griffith was a LITTLE better (as regular Sonic anyway; his Werehog was horrible), but beyond that there wasn't too much of an improvement in voice acting that I noticed.

The one thing that bothers me about the plot... where was Knuckles during the whole thing? It's baffling that Sonic goes across the whole world and never once bumps into or mentions him. Come to think of it, Tails and Amy were comparitively minor. Nothing big, but still.

Overall, this game is good. Not quite the comeback Sega made it out to be, but a sign of things to come.
said at 9:03 PM on Mon Jun 13 2011

Shadow and Knuckles were confirmed to be in Unleashed as playable characters but they were later scrapped for unknown reasons my guess it would have probably have been like this

Sonic and Shadow - Daytime Stages
Sonic (Werehog Form) and Knuckles - Night Time Stages :P

This bothered me too but despite that I liked Unleashed maybe both characters needed a rest that's what I heard but maybe the complaints from fans from previous games But I kinda understand why they weren't in the game focusing on Sonic and Chip's relationship

But either it could of worked....The Master Emerald could of split too and stuff...and maybe Shadow could tag along even Rouge maybe...
said at 2:20 PM on Tue Apr 12 2011
Blegh I didn't like this game. Adabat slow down eggman land is toolong. weird super sonic stage, finding sonic's upgrades, hubwordls and sky chase acts and the werehog stages being blatanly long. I hated that games for all those reason. at least the 4kids group stepped it up a notch. (though I think the in game voicing with Jason's sonic grunts were kinda annoying. it was better than sonic 06)
said at 5:10 PM on Sun Feb 13 2011
Oh yeah at Sonicon yeah I'm proud that he kept going even though he wasn't well and had a strep throat I think Jason and the others did a great job from Start to finish...
said at 8:43 PM on Fri Dec 31 2010
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Also In my opinion one of the best 3D Games ever also One of 4Kids best perforamnces
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