Yeah, this is what I hate about the Sega line that "oh, well not every game can appeal to every fan," Mario is a great example of why this is a faulty way of looking at things. Look at the Switch - you can play Super Mario Odyssey, New Super Mario Bros. U and Super Mario 3D World on it, all of which use vastly different formulas (classic 2D sidescroller, linear multiplayer 3D, single-player open-world 3D) despite being fundamentally Mario games. Each style has their own fans who prefer one or the other, but most importantly, they're all well-crafted games and of similar enough quality that most Mario fans can appreciate all three of them. (should be pointed out as well that 3D World and NSMBU are ports, but that's another can of worms - Nintendo did at least treat them as full-fledged releases and beefed up the Switch versions) By contrast, a Sonic fan can play Sonic Mania or Sonic Forces on the Switch. Definitely not of similar quality! Even the classic Sonic sections play like complete ass compared to Mania, or even the classic segments in Generations. It's not a "well 2D fans like Sonic Mania, 3D fans like Sonic Forces" thing, Mania is pretty well-liked by every Sonic fan while Forces' reputation is mediocre at best.