Well I just finished the game for the 16th time today (I finally completed the save screen on both versions I own) Yeah, I definitely think it's the best 2d Sonic game. May even be my favorite Sonic game. Adventure 2 still has a special place in my heart, though. Still not the ultimate 2d Sonic game, but we're definitely close. They just need make a sequel with only original levels and I think we'll be good to go.