Sonic Lost World Coming to PC




/ 4 years ago

Sonic Lost World

Sonic the Hedgehog is one of gaming’s most recognizable characters and helped to establish the Megadrive/Genesis as a viable alternative to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The combination of blisteringly fast action and colorful graphics created a wonderful arcade experience and still holds up remarkably well in 2015. Sadly, Sonic’s reputation has become pretty woeful in recent years due to a variety of terrible games, designed to cash in on people’s nostalgia. However, there are criminally overlooked exceptions such as All Star Racing Transformed which is the best kart-racing game I’ve ever played on PC.

Nevertheless, the general picture is quite bleak and the series is in dire need for something fresh. Some time ago, SEGA decided to launch a Wii-U exclusive Sonic game, entitled Sonic Lost World. The idea was to harness the Wii U’s tablet controller and dual-screen functionality. Unfortunately, the Wii U’s extremely poor hardware sales resulted in pitiful units sold for this particular title and also received fairly lukewarm reviews. As a result, SEGA has used their infinite wisdom to launch the game on PC with a release date of November 2nd.

From a technical standpoint, Sonic Lost World implements Steam Cloud saves, achievements, controller support and plays at 60 frames-per-second. Additionally, if the launcher is similar to Sonic Generation, it should support a wide array of high resolutions from 21:9 to 4K. Currently, the price is set at £19.99 in the UK which seems reasonable enough. However, please note, this isn’t a return to form for Team Sonic but it’s always neat to see former exclusives come to the PC.

Here is a complete rundown of the minimum and recommend specification:

MINIMUM:

    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4200 (2×2.0GHz) or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.0 GHz
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound: 9.0c compatible.
    • Additional Notes: Memory: 2GB RAM (XP)/3GB RAM (Windows 7 / Vista)

RECOMMENDED:

    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (1GB) / ATI Radeon HD 5850 (1GB)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound: 9.0c compatible.

Which Sonic game is your favourite and why?



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