I think I’m ready to offer my takes on Origins as a package. When it comes to the games themselves, they all play just as I remember them on mobile, with Sonic 3 being the new kid on the block. Each game plays solidly on Switch and PS4 and I just loved all of the neat little touches that Stealth and co. added to 3&K (the characters literally spinning on the tops in Marble Garden, the LBZ to MHZ transition, etc.). You can tell that a lot went into this port of the game. As for the bugs: now throughout my story mode campaign and my separate runs of each individual game, I did not really run into any game breaking bugs that others have pointed out. The only things that really annoyed me were the Tails AI in Sonic 2 and the rubble constantly collapsing throughout Marble Garden Act 1 in Sonic 3. The only time my game ever crashes (and still does unfortunately on the Switch version; haven’t tested it on PS4) was when playing as Sonic and Tails together in Sonic 1 after collecting the sixth emerald during the score tally at the end of the special stage. Other minor things such as the music starting from the beginning when collecting certain items, the Blue Sphere music not speeding up at all, and the drop dash not being correctly coded in Sonic 1 and 2 were stuff that did not hinder my experience of the games at all. Hell even the replaced music tracks being based on the PC version of Sonic 3 weren’t annoying during gameplay like others made it out to be. Could they have been better? Of course, but they’re still the beta tracks at heart, and they still sound good. I’m just happy I have an official way to play Sonic 3 on the go. I understand that SEGA’s in house developers affected the integration of the games with Hedgehog Engine and its very unfortunate because the core of this package is very solid. I got a kick out of the museum stuff as well because I myself had never seen most of the artwork so I considered that a plus. I do hope SEGA have taken note of the feedback and are working on patches for this game Could this collection have been a lot better if given more time? Absolutely. But in my opinion, that doesn’t mean what we got is utter dog shit. It’s still the best official versions of these games by a country mile. Taxman and Stealth deserve all the praise for their work. However I have a feeling this will get better. A physical version is inevitable and I’m sure SEGA is well aware of this because the same thing happened with Mania. I know they will add more to this to entice people to buy again. Knuckles in CD, bug fixes, menu improvements, and other miscellaneous QOL changes (hopefully). At the current moment, Origins is a solid 7 to 8 out of 10 but there is even more to improve upon and I believe/hope it will be.