Hi Solo, I guess we’re in the same boat then ^^
Did you try the Sonic 4 demo before buying? I didn’t like it. I didn’t feel the satisfaction of controlling Sonic like in the Mega Drive games and it just felt shallow and soulless. I thought the Generations demo was surprisingly good (but not great) and will also probably pick it up cheap if I can.
I agree with your points about SA2. I suspect most people buy Sonic games to play as Sonic, which seemed beyond Sega for some reason up until late. If they’re determined to pad out a game with weaker side-character gameplay, then as you suggest make it optional for the player. Sonic should comprise the meat of the game, and if Sega need to use side characters as a crutch then they should go back to the drawing board. Sega need to show more confidence in their mascot; Generations was a positive step forward and I hope their next game will have just as much effort put into it.
And yep SA2 had it’s moments. Metal Harbor was my fav’ stage; good fun and catchy music too. I’ll probably buy it again just to replay this stage alone lol
Solo/Shadow do you guys have a Steam account? If you do, I’d like to add you to my friend’s list ^^
I think I saw a gamertag topic somewhere around here before, but I’m not sure if PSN/Steam ID’s were in there too?