I liked Vandalise a lot. I wouldn't associate it with Sonic but it stands strong on its own terms. I'm Here is very meh. Also just as an aside. I don't agree with people at all that we are seeing some big turning point by getting 2000's Sonic tone music. The idea that the series has completely gone Classic in music direction is completely false. Unleashed went for a different orchestral approach, and Black Knight had some music following its style. But both games also had music which was reminiscent of the 2000's tone. Black Knight especially. The games didn't really abandon the music tone apart from the years 2010-2017. So yeah, Colors, Lost World, and Mania established a different aesthetic, with all titles evoking a classic themed music direction. But that's not been the recent history of the series. We've moved on. Sonic Forces indulged in the style of the 2000's era. Team Sonic Racing followed in that aesthetic, although the game did it in a way which was actually really good and o fresh. So honestly, Frontiers isn't breaking from the recent past but is following on from what came before. I'm not surprised at all that it has this approach to the OST. If anything we are seeing a reprise of the 2000's style of Sonic. Warning: Laura pours highly opinionated scorn on the 2000s Sonic era and makes many unsubstantiated assumptions on the fandom of those games And yeah, I'll be honest, I do feel the same way as @Josh. I love Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, but I do not like Heroes to Black Knight at all. I consider Colors to be the rebirth of Sonic. So I don't like to see Sonic going back to that identity when I think it is so obviously dreadful. When I see Sage, it just makes me think of 2000's Sonic: 'oh God, we really aren't going back to that are we?' It bothers me especially because I feel like a lot of Sonic fans like those 2000's games solely because of their stories. Even worse, I think they like those stories for the exact reason that they are poorly written. I truly believe these fans just want melodramatic stories with goofy stakes, Sonic to be straightforwardly heroic and not have character flaws, the cast to feature as an ensemble even though the plots don't usually justify having so many characters (especially when they are so shallow), and a tone of a bad anime. To be fair, I think these fans are good at criticising the many flaws of Pontac and Graff's stories. But I don't think they do a good job at all of arguing the merits of the 2000's Sonic stories. Laura is now going to stop being judgmental. However, I am going to give this game a chance despite my misgivings. I am a sucker for silly anime designs. I do like Sage's design. And while I've never read anything by Ian Flynn, I'll give him the chance to deliver something good. It's important to be open-minded so I'll play the game when it comes out in good faith and give it a real chance.