I've been playing since launch and have put nearly into 14 hours into it. I took my sweet time on Kronos and actually 100%'ed it after beating the first boss, and am now on Ares. I love it so far. Some things could be better, such as the level design in the open zone relying on homing attack chains and the like (and really, it's been the norm since Unleashed so I'm used to it) and other odd things like Sonic being able to surpass Silver's powers of levitation by holding a parry in midair indefinitely, and the rolling being completely fudged in the 2D sections... But none of the really deters me because the game is just so much fun. I find myself playing for extended periods of time, losing track of said time and finding myself playing "just a little more", which hasn't occurred with me and a game in a long while. I even love the Cyberspace stages! And really, the game feels like it was made with a sense of heart, an almost indescribable feeling of sincerity I haven't really felt since Unleashed. Like Sonic is just just plain cool in this game like he used to be.