Sonic Frontiers will change the tradition of Sonic games in both gameplay and duration as it is the longest Sonic game in history.
When Sonic Frontiers’ official reveal at The Game Awards showed gamers a glimpse of the game’s world, what shocked the community the most was the fact that the next Sonic title would be open world. . With very little information revealed, fans began to discuss with each other what the phrase “open-zone” meant to Sonic for months until more information was revealed. Sega has now shared that this experimental new game will also have a length worthy of its lofty ambitions.
The time that gamers spend with Sonic games released in recent years is not really worth talking about. Fan favorites like Sonic Generations and Sonic Colors can be easily completed in a day if the gamer is dedicated enough. Despite its bad reputation, Sonic 06 is currently the longest game to date, and that will soon change after Sonic Frontiers launches.
While speaking to IGN, Sonic Frontiers director Morio Kishimoto mentioned how long the game will last for players. Sonic’s latest adventure will take around 20-30 hours to finish for casual players while that will be twice as long for those looking to complete everything the title has to offer.
With Sonic Frontiers featuring dozens of hours of gameplay similar to major AAA titles, this means the next Sonic game will be one of the longest in the series. The fan-favorite Sonic Unleashed has a run time that hovers around 13 hours, while Sonic 06 sits at 16 hours. With Sonic Frontiers’ non-linear structure, this means that the game’s gamers will experience different playtime as they explore the way they want.
Not only Kishimoto’s statements, gamers can be even more excited when it comes to the locations that we can see in Sonic Frontiers. While only a portion of the Starfall Islands has been seen in the trailers so far, the game’s website has stated that the archipelago is home to “many hot deserts and more.” The length of Sonic Frontiers only further confirms that the Starfall Islands will be much more to look forward to than what’s shown currently.
The duration of Sonic Frontiers may change as Sonic Team wraps up the game’s development, and it may even vary between gamers as Sonic’s speed is customizable. While some are worried about how the game will handle its pacing, it looks like Sonic fan gamers will have an engrossing adventure to enjoy when Snic Frontiers launches this holiday season. this.
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