So, I was on a non-Sonic forum, where the Ryan Drummond thing was being discussed. There was a poster that claimed true hardcore Sonic fans hate everything after Adventure 2. Since this is somewhat of a common occurrence on non-Sonic forums, I decided I'd take a poll here, since this forum is probably the most "hardcore" when it comes to gameplay styles. I also wanted to note that said poster hasn't actually played Unleashed or anything after it. This has me curious about what you "hardcore" fans actually think. I personally like the first Adventure's Sonic stages. There are still elements of Sonic design (which wouldn't last much longer), you still had the ability to roll, and there was platforming everywhere. Sonic's movement wasn't as fine-tuned as it was in Adventure 2, but I feel Adventure 2 was the game that lost it with everything else. In my opinion, Since Adventure's Sonic feels like a good first attempt, and it's a shame it went all downhill from there. Sonic Team USA took over development duties with Adventure 2, Heroes, and Shadow, and each game felt worse than the last. They disbanded in 2008 after NiGHTS for Wii, and that was most likely for the best. Sonic Unleashed was the first real step in the right direction, but it still had a long way to go and I'd still rather play the first Adventure's stages. Colors was mostly 2D platforming, so I'll skip that one. Sonic Generations' modern gameplay is not accurate to the Genesis games. It doesn't have much emphasis on momentum, if any at all. But it was finally a blast to play. It finally had levels filled with platforming and alternate paths to explore. The boost really only did you good at the first couple of levels or so, and you'd be punished for using it almost anywhere else. I'm not sure how it will age and I'm sure it will be outclassed soon if SEGA keeps going in this direction, but for now I'm going to have to say Generations' gameplay is the best just for the fun factor alone.