Let's just say SA2 is a good game. Not perfect, but good. And remember, at the time it had ground breaking graphics, awesome sound, it was long and difficult, had a lot of replay value and homages to previous games, and really ended SEGA's home console Sonic's with a bang. It's aged a bit since the new Sonic's (Unleashed, Colours, Generations) made their debut, mostly because it's difficult to go back to having to control a camera whilst playing at the same time, but it's still a brilliant game.
It is also 10 years old now, that's pretty old for a game, considering 3D games never age as well as 2D ones, which seem to be universal.
I think a lot of negativity was due to the fact that it momentarily steered Sonic in to a Sci-fi style game in the latter half, and was a lot more serious in tone to previous games. The negativity has also greatened since Sonic 2006, so I'm thinking that perhaps people blame SA2 for the direction that took, even though Sonic Heroes was a Retro as you could get.
This post has been edited by SpeedStarTMQ: 27 December 2011 - 11:00 AM