Basically this. There's momentum in Sonic games. Maybe not to the extent that the MD games do, but there's something called realism. When you run and then slow down, you don't slow down at the same rate you started running. There's friction. It's so cringy that it makes me wanna vomit. SEGA is trying to please the unpleasable, and it's leading to Sonic going down the drains. Unleashed and earlier titles weren't breathetaking, but they surely weren't a sagging pile of Nostalgia with clueless bullshit.