Theres probably a whole blog in this or something, but this game is so incredibly annoying. I have played a ton of Generations for the 360, 3DS and colours DS and Wii over the past week or so./ It feels like a game farmed out with the only instruction being "MAKE IT LIKE THE OLD GAMES". I don't know if Dimps who worked on eps 1, 2 and the 3DS generations are to blame, but there is a theme that runs between the three. awful, awful level design full of moments that bring you to a halt or cheap deaths from out of nowhere. There is often a lot of "how come I made that jump this time when I died doing the exact same thing the last four?" moments.
There is a reason why people keep saying Colours, Generations, Colours, Generations. Colours, fucking Generations!!!! (possibly with less U)over and over and that is because those games are good. They do a brilliant job of fooling you into thinking you are playing old sonic when you are playing something slightly different. The speed at which you go and the slower platforming sections either kept to a minimum or paced so you have to move quick. There's a certain reckless skillfulness required to go through those games. Kinda like Ryan beating the stage brad got stuck on in trials. Those games work on a "fuck it ,GO!" kind of thing, it is perfect because the sense of speed is exhilarating. You know what? the 3D stages in those games are fucking awesome... and that is coming from someone that thinks adventure etc are shit.
This game is the worst parts of Sonic, a massive step backwards, The speed gone, the bad level design, the "how the fuck did I do that and survive" moments replaced with "fuck there's a gap, I guess i should fly over it sloooooooowly with tails" seriously, this just isn't what people wanted and the worst thing is the music , one of the strongest things in almost any sonic game (and that goes for even the shit ones) is the music and the music in ep 1 was awful, but this is just lazy, lazy shit. so fucking infuriating, I just don't understand why Sega would take such a massive step back considering the love the past two retail games have gotten.