February 4, 2023

Sonic Prime. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2022

Sonic Prime is an action-packed and entertaining new adventure for our favorite hedgehog.”

After two live-action films, Sonic is headed back to animation with a new TV series Sonic Prime! I had the chance to watch the episodes last month. The series arrives on Netflix, December 15.

STORY

Sonic Prime. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2022

The first episode immediately sets the tone. Sonic Prime delivers big on the action side. Indeed, it’s an action-packed series. It sends Sonic through the Shatterverse after an encounter against Dr. Eggman goes wrong. This is an entertaning adventure that introduces us to strange new worlds. The Shatterverse is actually Sonic’s version of the Multiverse. So, this means these worlds feature different versions of the characters we know. Honestly, this has been an outstanding year for the concept of Multiverse on the screen between Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness and Everything Everywhere All At Once. And Sonic Prime is another example on how to use this concept.

Moreover, the series brings together all our favorite characters from the Sonic franchise. Indeed, we reunite with Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, Rouge, Shadow and even Big the Cat. Each have their own moment to shine. So no matter who is your favorite character among these, you won’t be disappointed. On top of that, with the Shatterverse, we can see them on a different light. It is a different take on the characters that spice things up for the best! After eight episodes, it is clear that this series has a lot of potential. And if it continues this way, this series has a bright future ahead.

VISUALS & SOUNDTRACK

Sonic Prime. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2022

Furthermore, Sonic Prime has an animation style that really feels like a Sonic video game. In fact, the character models are based on the contemporary video game models. I love that. Because choosing this style can make it fit within the universe of the games. And in a way, you could consider it like some kind of sequel or spinoff.

This series brings several new worlds in the Sonic universe with the Shatterverse. The animation team has been quite creative on this one. Plus, it also features some callbacks to the earlier entries of this franchise. So, fans of the blue hedgehog are going to appreciate it a lot! Pay attention to every little details. You can definitely tell that the team behind the series know what they are doing.

However, the score may be Sonic Prime‘s weakest point. It is decent and I enjoy the electro inspiration. But in the end, it feels pretty generic and it isn’t anything else than a little something to accompany the scenes in the background. For the next batch of episodes, it is the aspect of the series I would like to see improved.

VERDICT

Sonic Prime is an action-packed and entertaining new adventure for our favorite hedgehog.

Sonic Prime. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2022

Sonic Prime starts streaming on Netflix, December 15.

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