There’s been a lot wrong with recent Sonic games and I could go into a lot of detail about it all but that’s for another time and place. One of the main things I’ve missed since Sonic Adventure is the lack of decent boss fights against Dr. Robotnik, AKA Eggman. Checking the E3 trailer for Unleashed, Eggman already has a big presence in the CGI intro but skip further through to the 4 way screen split and Eggman can be confirmed as being seen no less than twice.
In the last Sonic game, Eggman let his contraptions fight for him mostly, only stepping up to fight himself in Sonic’s last battle. This time, Eggman seems to be the main boss in the daytime stages of Sonic Unleashed–once in the Africa stage being chased backwards while two giant flames which look like wings extend from either side; secondly in High Europe being chased in a 2.5D perspective. It’s been noted by a few people this boss in particular looks a bit like the Mushroom Valley boss seen in Sonic & Knuckles.
The Night stages apparently also include bosses but as with the enemies taking on a supernatural twist I’m willing to bet Werehog’s bosses will be monsters, not machines.
There is a third mechanical looking boss chasing Sonic towards the screen on the Great Wall Of China, but it’s too far away to confirm if Eggman is inside. The contraption looks very similar to the machine Eggman is piloting In the opening sequence, arms and all.
This post was originally written by the author for TSSZ News.