You must not spend a lot of time around younger Sonic fans because the kids who were five when heroes came out and played it are 17 and on the net now and they will absolutely defend that game like their lives depended on it As for the previous conversation, the Avatar alone propels Forces above 06, Boom, Sonic 4, and the other usually accepted nadirs of the series. Shit, in my eyes it basically carries the game to being a weirdly high favorite in my list. But that's just me. Same as above: you must spend most of your time around older Sonic fans because in the younger--and by younger I mean like 17-23 age range Unleashed is widely considered as the last hurrah of Adventure Era Sonic. I recently watched Snapcube play through the whole game on twitch (or rather I watched her youtube vods of her playthrough) and half of her playthrough was spent praising the game for its ambition and lamenting how Sonic Team absolutely refuses to ever try that hard ever again, with the chat agreeing with her. For a good portion of the Sonic fanbase--a portion that doesn't really go on here for the record--Unleashed is basically the last good Sonic game. Or, at the very least, it's the last good Sonic game that feels like the Sonic they grew up with, as these fans tend to view Generations and Colors well, but always with the caveat that those two games don't have the spark that made them truly love Sonic when they were first kids playing Adventure 2 (let's be real here these people all played SA2B as kids).