So I was able to purchase Sonic Heroes for the Gamecube recently for next to nothing (I think it came to $2). I'd never played this game but I have played the majority of Sonic games. For the purposes of this thread, I've played nearly every 3D Sonic game. The only 3D iterations I've never played to completion are Unleashed, the 2009 game, and Colors.
Of all the 3D Sonic games I've played, Sonic Heroes is by far the best. In fact, I'd go as far as to say the game is good. Not great, but solid and fun. The controls aren't so tight that I slam into walls at full speed. The game design is mostly solid (minus the Casino levels). There's practically no story or extended cut-scenes. The voices are...well, bad but I'm really good at muting my TV so I hardly hear them. But most of all it is fun. Honest to God fun in a 3D Sonic game. Why didn't they copy this formula over and over again?
What are your thoughts on this forgotten Sonic game?