I think what stings the most is that I can't feel the soul or heart of this game. Even the biggest blunders that aren't offensively bad in the Sonic franchise have a heart or charm to them. Here it doesn't feel that way and I can't pin why beyond maybe just how watered down it feels. I'm seeing what they're trying to do but I just wish they'd accomplish it through better means. I REALLY REALLY hope for this game's sake that the stage design improves tenfold as you progress through the game cause the worldbuilding is good and the ideas aren't completely terrible. It just feels all half-baked. Oh, and probably better sound design too =P.