Every review Ive seen so far states:
-Levels are too short, use the same themes over and over again (rather than play a new stage, most of the time you’ll return to the same level again or similar variation of an old level.)
-Levels feel automated giving the player very little control, it was compared to playing a quick time event or a music game where you just press a few buttons and just watch the screen most of the time
-Classic Sonic feels underused and almost has no reason to be in the game
-Modern Sonic feels like he is stuck on rails, until you get to the minor platforming sections
-Game throws too many ideas/gameplay styles at you and doesn’t know what it consistently wants to focus on
-They said the story is a bit more mature (but that’s not saying much considering what we’ve got in the past)
-Avatar character creation, seems like an interesting idea, don’t know how well executed it is, but almost all of the extra content and rewards seem to focus on unlocks for said avatar.
-A lot of people like the soundtrack. It tries something different this time. With catchy dance music…(reminds me of DDR music) Don’t know if that’s necessarily a good choice for a Sonic game though…
I haven’t played the game yet by the way and am in the same boat as you Solo!..