I'll probably redo the whole background but so far, i guess this looks ok.
The Sonic sprite and background look great, I agree it looks like there should be something between the mountains and the forest; or maybe just add in the tops of trees rather than a flat line? Not sure what to suggest but it looks gorgeous regardless.
Just as DVD said, this Zone went through a major change. It's tileset changed completely, it's basicly a new Zone. I was a bit resitant at first, seeing how much effort went into the first tileset, but the results more than make up for it.
Hope everyone likes it. This is the first Zone of Sonic Neo Adventure, Silver Shrine Zone.
That is one gorgeous looking tileset. The palette perfectly stands out, and I'm loving some of the eyecandy. Like the echidna statue.
And it's nice to avert having the traditional Green Hill Zone clone as the first level once in a while.