I genuinely cannot see where you're coming from with some of those comments. You're free to enjoy the games of course, but your reasons just don't resonate with me. In fact, I'd actively disagree that you have to earn your speed it learn the fastest routes in any way. The games lead you by the hand, and with so many scripted events happening all the time (from homing attacks, ramps and splines to springs and boosters) everything is incredibly rigid and samey. Rush is a much better standard for boost gameplay. I can't replay any of the levels from the boost games and see them as much more than tests if muscle memory. I've seen it all before. But there ya go. 'pinions. It's a fact that there are many scripted events in the games that limit the influence the player has, but how that impacts the quality of the gameplay is subjective. That said though, I will agree that Modern Sonic is likely going to be the best part of this game. I don't hate the gameplay - I just have a very strong distaste for it now. Classic Sonic Generations style doesn't look good, and nor does the custom hero.