Freedom Planet

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8 / 10
Oct 4, 2015

Small issues aside, Freedom Planet is a fun and worthwhile experience. Replay value is high due to the hectic nature of the stages (you won't see everything during your first playthrough because you'll be moving too fast) and the diverse experience of playing with different protagonists. Add in the fact that there'll be two new characters as free DLC, and there's plenty to keep you coming back for more. If you enjoy platformers but never got into Sonic games, give this one a shot – you might find yourself pleasantly surprised.

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8 / 10
Sep 5, 2018

Freedom Planet will immediately bring back memories of 16-bit platformers, namely with the Sonic series but it would be unfair to see this as a mere Sonic copy. Freedom Planet displays more than enough to tell itself apart from the supersonic blue hedgehog and the game's stunning visual presentation, its level of content and fun gameplay mechanics will satisfy Nintendo Switch players at a surprising level.

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8 / 10
Aug 29, 2018

Freedom Planet may have started as a mere Sonic rip-off, but to view the game as nothing more would be an enormously reductive judgment. Despite its ho-hum story and occasional difficulty spikes, Freedom Planet manages to rise above and become more than the sum of its parts, imbuing a well-trodden gameplay style with fresh ideas and concepts. We'd recommend that you give Freedom Planet a try, even if you've sampled the superb Sonic Mania; it's clear that a substantial amount of care and work went into making this game, and it's an excellent love letter to fans of action platformers.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2018

Freedom Planet does not introduce anything original to the genre, but it is incredibly playable. Fans of "furry" climates will be impressed.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2015

A fun, if not challenging, game that'd be right at home in the SNES vs Genesis days with a great soundtrack and endearing characters.

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4.5 / 5.0
Nov 11, 2014

Freedom Planet is a love letter to SEGA fans, and newcomers are in store for a special gaming experience that they won't experience elsewhere in this modern age.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2018

When you're not hitting its walls, Freedom Planet is an exciting game that feels natural in both docked and portable mode. The different characters give it some flair, and the nostalgia certainly helps, too. And honestly, although SEGA has kind of found their way again with its iconic franchise, Freedom Planet often feels more like a Sonic game than many actual Sonic games did. One minute you'll wish Sonic games played more like this, and the next you'll be wishing Freedom Planet played more like Sonic. If you can handle that dichotomy, Freedom Planet is worth the run.

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9 / 10
Aug 29, 2018

Retro-styled Indie games are all too common these days, almost as much as fan-made Sonic games.

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Daisy May

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2018

Calling Freedom Planet a Sonic clone would be unfair. It has unique mechanics, huge levels, and a larger focus on combat. Sometimes I found myself missing the blistering speed of classic Sonic titles, but I deeply appreciate and respect that Freedom Planet has its own identity. I'm looking forward to any improvements the sequel can bring. For only $15, it's worth checking out.

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7 / 10
Jun 4, 2017

Freedom Planet adds enough of its own stuff that it doesn't feel like a cheap knock-off, but rather a loving homage in the same "genre" of fast-paced platformers with loop-de-loops. While not revolutionary, clearly a lot of love went into its development, and anyone who has spent the last decade moaning about the state of hedgehogs should certainly check it out.

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