According to the initial post on the official Japanese Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account, the new version 1.10 patch “fixes an issue where the boss would sometimes vanish when attempting the boss battle on Chronos Island.” The massive gimmick on Chaos Island was eliminated, but there was still an issue with the map screen that needed to be resolved. According to the tweet, the update, which is also rolling out to other platforms, arrived on the PS5 and PS4 versions over the weekend.
The final version of Sonic Frontiers, which received a Metacritic score of 73, generally received more positive reviews than the preview version that critics evaluated earlier in the year. According to SteamDB, the game also broke the previous record for the most concurrent Sonic players on Steam, reaching a peak of 19,181 players. This surpasses the previous series record of 11,937, which was set by Sonic Mania almost five years ago.
In its Sonic Frontiers review, VGC called the game “the kick in the rear 3D Sonic has been begging for” and “a truly impressive effort that hits far more than it misses.”
The review concludes, “Sonic Frontiers is a brilliantly thrilling adventure that gives the series a much-needed jolt.” It may have received a variety of opinions earlier this year.
The occasional camera and control “quirks” remain, but they occur much less frequently than Sonic fans are accustomed to, making the game significantly less frustrating overall. This would be greatly appreciated.