Sonic Forces isn't really that bad a game. It certainly didn't deserve 3 or 4's out of 10. Everything about the game works as it's intended to. It's not buggy, the levels don't randomly crash, there's no clipping out the stages...for all intents and purposes it's a okay designed game with some moments of brilliance like Egg Gate, Null Space, and the Infinite level. It really didn't deserve the shit me and others gave it. Is it a great game? No. But is it just an average platformer than got bullied because Mania was far superior and everyone wanted to rub it in? I think so.