These guys have just released a demo of their long slaved-over project. They're trying to make a modernized recreation of the original Sonic 2 game (so yes, my disappointed Sonic 4 players, there's NO homing attack. Yeah!). And let me tell you, people; these guys nailed it. At least as far as i can tell, the controls are pinpoint precise, and the physics are just as tight as we remember.
My only worries about the 3-level demo concern the fact that I found myself trying to fly through the stages to see the boss. ...But there isn't one. It's a boss-less demo, folks.
Another thing. This game is finished. And I don't mean that it's complete. I mean that every, little, detail, is completely addressed. Grass hangs over the foreground, trees sway, Giant Mecha-Robotnik flies by in the background, a GIANT FUCKING WHALE eats up some terrain in the background, fully-detailed hills scroll by in the background with the words "roboland" flashing in neon lights. Compare this game to Sonic 4, and you may start to wonder if you're going insane.
Edit: Just realized this video has some weird and missing sound effects. Don't worry, the demo has every sound exactly right.
You're going to need a decent computer to run this game the way a Sonic game should be played. I have an Nvidia 8700m GT and I had to select the "fastest" option to kill the last bits of slowdown.
And yes, Sonic 4 and this project clearly have different goals in mind. Sonic 4 set out to refresh the experience and breathe new life into it, while Sonic Fan Remix really just appears to be a fantastic upgrade to a great classic.
What do you guys think?