Obviously Sonic Mania is the worst video game of all time and is the worst thing to ever happen to the Sonic franchise. let’s bash it here’s my gripes: Knuckles is pink wtf he’s supposed to be red. Even his special stage model is pink like wutttt Sonic is supposed to be blue not light blue oh wait that’s because SEGA wants “modern classic Sonic” to consistently be light blue because they did that in Generations or something there’s this Phantom Infinity Stone thing that’s unneeded I mean like we already have the Chaos Emeralds and the Super Emeralds, obviously the next step is the long awaited Hyper Emeralds what’s with the ending? Sonic goes into a portal? And then in Encore Mode immediately pops out? Wonder what he did in that portal. I guess he just went to another Special Stage or something On a more serious note: the art style of the new levels feels a little off from the classic levels. I think it’s a combination of the usage of color contrast and also the limited palette of the MD (Yes I know Mania doesn’t limit itself to MD’s palette but the art design of the classic levels are still influenced by the MD palette limitations by nature of being edited MD art assets). That’s not to say the new levels look bad - they look great and I would totally love to see a Mania sequel with all new levels Mighty and Ray are cool but would’ve preferred classic Amy with Sadv1 moveset (except maybe let her do a ball jump). She should also be able to use Sonic’s shield moves Unlike S3&K, Mania doesn’t seem to be consistent with what boss themes go with what, and instead seems to use boss themes to match the fight itself, such as Studiopolis Act 2 having its own unique remix, Hydrocity Act 1 using the miniboss theme despite being Eggman (also why does Eggman appear as the Act 1 boss sometimes). At least the HBH themes are consistent. But I can kinda forgive this since it needed to fit in the HBH bosses and they are more than the “Act 1 miniboss machines” from S3&K. I guess I would just prefer if Eggman had a consistent theme like in other games. Super Emeralds would’ve been perfect for Encore Mode Disclaimer: criticism & nitpicks =/= “I hate this game”. In all honesty I think Sonic Mania is the second best 2D platformer of all time, only behind S3&K.