Trees growing out of shingles, tails growing out of pupils, vaginas for mouths - welcome to the world of Sonic.
Asthetic standards be damned.
You best be joking. Otherwise, you're exactly what kind of person I was talking about. Congrats for proving my point! The placement of Tails' tails means SHIT to the game's quality. They tried to mimic how it was in the classics in a realistic way, and that falls flat. Who gives a shit?
Lower-quality models? Fuck are you blind! Polygon Jim has PROVEN that the Sonic 4E1 model was the Unleashed model, and this one's the same one! With better textures, at that! How can the model being the same model be worse?! The only thing that could be worse is the textures, like with S4E1! But the textures this time look pretty on par with Generations HD to me, at least for Sonic and Tails.
As for the pupils thing, that whole colored vs black eyes complaint is meaningless. It's a different design based off an entirely different artistic direction and style, deal with it. That's not an aesthetic standard, that's a subjective aesthetic preference! Vaginas for mouths? Hah, too laughable of a complaint to even comment on. It's looked that way for the 3D renders for years!
Trees growing out of shingles? There are several issues you could have voiced, but something so minor and nitpicky? Wow! What a big deal. You're not gonna notice this shit when running at fast speeds at 60fps! Who honestly stops to look at every little graphical problem in a stage?
Skyrim has a lot of bugs and graphical issues too! That's a mainstream, triple-A game with high scores, mind you! No game is perfect, not even the Classics! This very site documents technical issues with the classics on its wiki.