As we all know by now <strike>Metal Sonic</strike> will have a presence in Episode 2 based on the ending of Episode 1. We also know that the first episode was heavily based upon cues from Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 (for the sake of discussion, I'm not including Bubbles from Sonic 3). It just hit me that we could very well be treated to a "true" Sonic CD like sequel as an homage in a similar fashion to episode 1. We are guaranteed to receive a new set of zones, special stages, and enemies, but could there be more? It would be interesting to bring back time travel as an essential element of gameplay. Most importantly, it wouldn't be a true homage without a race against <strike>Metal Sonic</strike> once more. Until a few hours ago, I truly did not have any expectations of this episode, but I think it would be the perfect segway to blend old and new but this time really go all out for an homage of one of the best games in the series. As far as the next episode(s), I'm sure S3&K will have a larger presence as well, but with more original material....hopefully. Paying homage to a series is wonderful and all, but I know we have also been hungry for something more substantial.