Why are they putting so much work into such tiny details? I don't think that creates any entertainment value for anyone.
Hey, at least they put some effort into that. I mean sure these games haven't been great, but they would have been worse, if it hadn't been for their presentation.
That's where I see the problem. There's a lot of work put into a something like the threads in Sonic's gloves or his fur that it doesn't even matter. It doesn't make Sonic or the other characters look anymore fun either. I think a lot of it is covering up for the lack of entertainment in a game. Unfortunately, I don't think it does a very good job, because it can't replace my amusement for a good game, so in the end it's a wasted effort. I agree with you that presentation is very important, and that a game should look professional and be marketable, but I'm seeing a lot of it handled as if it's all about the surface and no real meat underneath.
Plus, I'm starting to think that Sonic Team might be beginning to realize that the more realistic Sonic is made, the stranger he looks, so they have to find some weird half way point.