Seeing Iizuka talk so passionately about Mania and talk so frankly about Forces sums it up for me. Even if he has his own ideas for the series that I may or may not agree with, Forces is a game that Iizuka and Sonic Team aren't interested in. Right from day one when it was announced alongside Mania, Forces has felt like a product that they were told to make. We have no proof that it was the result of executive meddling and focus groups, but all things considered it's hard to see it any other way. I hope this game bombs in such a way that SEGA completely rethink what he hell they're doing (although that's a double edged sword cause SEGA never interprets data correctly or sensibly). Just for the record, I don't want this game to perform well because I think it's pretty poor and sets a terrible president as a way forwards. I want better Sonic games to come along and for them to do really well. In a ideal world, Forces would be a good game to begin with.