Everytime a new game it's gonna be released I'm praying for that date to come as quickly as possible to not have the same hopeful and hopeless speculations time and again. Mind you, I'm not talking about those speculations being right or not, just about how they make everything feel more intense than it really is. Personally speaking, I'm probably more interested in this game because it's my kind of game in general and not because it's a Sonic game, and probably that why Tutorial Hill looks nice enough and I don't mind the boilerplate gimmicks being there for the sake of it, and I'm ok with the ultra-beasts being the enemies in PSOnic, or the child of the Valtron Ruby being in charge of this party. I'm ok if this game is an undercover remake of something else if it plays right this time compared to the previous version, I'm ok with button-mashing and tunnel boosting too if it feels good. of course, I'd prefer my dream game that had all the good thigs this could be, and it's not that I have low standards, it's that I don't need standards for a lot of things if the essential ones check, and the game's checking them for now. On a different note, I'm betting the "real world" in this game is another layer of cyberspace created by the Phantom Ruby or something. There's something very fishy in everything I see plotwise.