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A new patch for Sonic Frontiers fixes numerous issues, including a reports of a disappearing boss.
As initially reported on the official Japanese Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account, the new version 1.10 patch “fixes an issue where the boss would sometimes disappear when retrying the boss battle on Chronos Island”.
It also fixes a problem with the map screen, in which it “was in an unsolved state even though the large gimmick on Chaos Island was cleared”.
According to Update Crazy the rest of the patch notes are as follows:
- Fixed random crashing bugs.
- Addressed audio related issues.
- Added UI improvements.
- Added gameplay optimizations.
- Added stability and performance improvements.
- Other minor fixes.
Sonic Frontiers was met with a mixed response when critics went hands-on with a preview version earlier in the year, but the final release saw a generally more positive reception, with a Metacritic score of 73.
That’s significantly higher than the series’ previous high of 11,937, set by Sonic Mania around five years ago.
VGC’s Sonic Frontiers review called the game “the kick up the backside 3D Sonic has been crying out for”, describing it as “a truly accomplished effort that hits a lot more than it misses”.
“It may have had a mixed reception earlier this year, but Sonic Frontiers’ final form is a brilliantly refreshing adventure that gives the series a much-needed shake-up,” the review concludes.
“The occasional control and camera ‘quirks’ still pop their head up, but they appear far less frequently than Sonic fans will be used to, making for a much less frustrating experience overall. We would absolutely welcome more of this.”