I think the best plot in modern Sonic games was in first Sonic Riders. For me it just had this perfect balance between story, humor and characters. Well ok, story was a little bit weak but still I think it was perfect for a modern Sonic game. Not too complex, not too simple. Also I just can't understand how can anyone like Colors' humor or story. Sonic Colors is my favorite modern Sonic game (and 2nd favorite Sonic game after S3&K) but GOD, it's story is shit. Maybe not as shitty as Sonic Lost Worlds but definitely much worse than, say, Sonic 06 or even Shadow (Shadow was in the "so bad it's good" division, but that's another story). My main concern about it is that at long last Sonic Team made these beautiful original environments and what do Sonic & Tails do there? Talk about how to pronounce "wisp" and make food jokes. There are also these mind control machine and Yacker is missing subplots that go nowhere. I want to see them explore these places, not just sit there and talk about some bullshit no one cares about. They could have made these beautiful places even more memorable by actually having a story related to them.