Shadow has a special place in my heart but for all the wrong reasons. I may be in the minority here but I've never played it, and never will. It came at a time when I was getting less and less interested with Sonic due to Sega's mishandling of the series after Sonic & Knuckles. I somewhat enjoyed SA1 in my late teens, but then SA2 came along and I just couldn't connect with it. The parts of SA1 I didn't like where amplified (human settings, cheesy rock music etc) so I never bought it. When Shadow came along it was the final nail in the coffin for me and it has never been the same since. A little part of me died when that game was released, and I never bought a Sonic game again until Mania came out all those years later. So Shadow represents more to me than a shitty game, it represents the series at it's lowest, and the end of a childhood obsession.