I played the demo last night, and I pretty much agree with everything you've said Mykonos-that said, I don't think I'm interested to play it at all. Gameplay for the main levels looks too sluggish and the design is too bare bones for me to be thoroughly invested. The "Worm Tunnel" on-rails level might had been great if the level design got more varied and complex/difficult as the level went on-as it was, it was very basic and boring. The rival race had actually maintained a decent pace of speed (despite the sluggish movement) and there were a few neat shortcuts the player could take-on the other side of the coin, it just felt like a watered-down version of Rivals and the 2D sections of Unleashed. I will say in it's favor that it looks a country mile better than Rise of Lyric and Lost World 3DS, but at this point I'm unsure if that's a genuine compliment the game has going for it or if I'm damning it by faint praise by this point. Very interested to see if the reviews think of the game the same way. It just seems that this is yet another Sonic game that had good ideas in theory but screwed them up through lame execution-in other words, Sonic the Wasted Potentialhog #27.