I replayed Sonic's route today and feel like I want to make this topic. - Every one of Sonic's stages feels like an action movie. Cool set pieces, cool moments of danger, exciting Indiana Jones inspired daring escapes. Every level has that feeling, well except for Casinopolois but whatever. - The world feels insanely connected. It's cool playing Sky Deck and wondering why the world is moving around so much then play Knuckles route and find out it was his doing while he was looking for the Master Emerald shard. There's other moments like this like Sonic looking for Amy in Twinkle Park and not finding her because he didn't know she went INSIDE the building and each is cooler than the last. - The Stories are compelling and well written. - The extra gameplay styles made be padding but they are a lot of fun. Well except for Bigs. Gamma's stages are really fun in particular and good way to get off some steam. I enjoy searching for Emeralds in Knuckles stages to be a lot of fun too. - Music is really catchy with the remixes from 3D Blast being really nice. - Felt like this truly was the return of Sonic and him entering the next level of games. Just a shame it's been so hit or miss since. Anyone else?