Good point; somehow the scripted stuff in Generations slipped my mind. And Unleashed was honestly terrible with how it littered the game with QTEs that it really didn't need. I do see where you're coming from, and now I agree; they need to nail an open Sonic world before they can comfortably experiment with other characters, because those characters will benefit from a successful open environment that would allow their different traits to mean something to the player. Those screens don't remind you of Generations 3DS? Agreed. I think the new controls will be worth a try. I have high hopes for that.