A few notable fan-favorite characters and franchises may not be in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, but the game is still amazing thanks to gameplay that is balanced and visuals that are delightful. Opting not to simply make a sequel that has an incremental increase in quality, Sumo Digital have delivered a game that feels like a true sequel as it has loads of content and increased production values. If you enjoyed Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing or are a fan of kart titles all together, then Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a game that not only does the Sega world justice but is a welcomed addition to the somewhat sparse kart racing genre.
+ Vehicle alt modes are executed well and feature some amazing stage sections.
+ Controls still feel spot on.
+ Stages maintain their franchise identity while being fun to race on.
+ Graphics are insanely colorful and do an excellent job at balancing the different franchise art styles.
- Certain character/franchise omissions are disappointing.
- Online matchmaking is hit & miss at times.
Even though there are dozens of major game publishers and developers out there, only a select few hold a special place in our hearts for various reasons, most of which are personal. For the people out there who have been gaming for such a long time that it’s almost embarrassing that they’re as old as their favorite gaming franchise, Sega likely has a key place in their hearts. Personally I can tell you in great the specific moments in which I played Sega titles like Virtua Fighter, Die Hard Arcade, L.A.