Well since the topic's been dug up and I recently bought the game on a whim, I'll share my thoughts: I've beaten the game already, and am currently collecting all the red rings. The controls are....about the same as Unleashed, if I'm honest. The jump is really weird and takes a while to get used to. I never knew when I was going to overshoot my jump or undershoot it, and the double jump is not all that useful. Basically it feels like Sonic's jump has too much weight to it and makes platforming a chore at times. Speaking of platforming, this game's got a lot of it, and makes full use of all the wisps in the game. You'll be spending a lot of time in 2D mode and 3D sections are few and far between. Which is fine, I guess, though I wish that 3D sections weren't so linear and you had some places to explore. As far as level design goes it's pretty decent, you'll be finding that the red rings in each level are increasingly more difficult to find as you get into later levels. Some of them are downright nasty. But I think that the reward is well worth it. 40 more to go, won't be long now. Some Acts feel like padding, the yellow spring acts are pretty blatant in that regard. Luckily they're not Werehog 35 minute padding, and usually take less than five minutes. Afterwards you won't ever have to touch them again. I can't help but feel like some of the post Act 3 acts could have been combined, and made into one Act instead of having two 30 second long ones. But eh, we get at least three solid Acts and that's about what you'd expect from your typical Sonic game anyway. So no big. The boss fights aren't anything to write home about, pretty basic run of the mill stuff you'd come to expect from Sonic these days. Bit on the easy side though. Final boss is fucking awesome though, make no mistake. The story is quite possibly the most enjoyable Sonic plot we've had in almost a decade. I find myself not merely tolerating the cutscenes but actually enjoying them. It's like an updated version of The Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog and it's great. Moar liek dis, Sonic Team. On the whole, the game is pretty enjoyable, and I can see myself coming back to replay some levels later. Some say the game's too short, and I think they're wrong. The game is about the length a Sonic game should be, maybe two more Zones and we're good. Anyone who wants more than that is simply asking too much from a Sonic game. That said, I do hope that Sonic Team will be able to add more playable characters again soon, Tails and Knuckles in this playstyle would be pretty nice, and I see no reason why they couldn't do it. But I digress. Sonic Colors is definitely worth your time, and deserves at least a rental, if not purchase. I got mine for forty bucks and I regret nothing. Here's hoping Generations continues the upward trend for Sonic. S'all uphill from here, folks.