The screenshots look awesome. And I will wait to know more about the story to comment about it. However, I only hope that the games don't start using princess, kings and kingdoms like SatAM and the Archie Comics <_< Yes. But wanna hear something strange? I've been a Sonic fan since the years that I played the Genesis Sonic games, many years before playing any Adventure game. And the 2d games are still my favorite Sonic games ever created. I guess that it makes me a "classic Sonic fan". But still I loved SA2, and most of the next-gen Sonic games. So I'm the proof that exists the possibility of Sonic fans who love both types of Sonic games. :shocked: And it did take you that many years to get "sick of most of the reasonless bullcrap"? *cough*opinion*cough* I agree. One thing that I loved about the Sonic games is how many of them tend to continue storylines from previous Sonic games. I loved how in S3&K, instead of the story being about a new creation of Robotniks, was about his attempts to rebuild the Death Egg. I loved how Sonic Heroes leaves many thing unresolved. I loved how the Sonic Battle story was linked to the SA2 story because of Gerald Robotnik. I even loved how Emerl returned in SAdv3 as Gemerl. And it looks to me like will solve all the loose ends in the Sonic storyline. Even in these day, is hard to find games that actually use story arcs like Sonic does. However I have some things to point: 1.The mural that we saw in SA1 wasn't the one of S3&K, but one about Chaos. 2.I always assumed that the reason because Shadow can use the emeralds as Sonic is that Gerald and his other creators studied the Chaos Emeralds, and gave him the ability to use them. However your theory makes sense. Maybe this game will finally explain everything about the Chaos Emeralds, and Shadow will be there because he can use them like Sonic. 3.Knuckles and Tails being able to use the emeralds as in S3&K makes sense because: You can clearly see that Knuckles's transformation isn't as powerful as Super Sonic, as his color doesn't changes, his appearances is stills the same except for the fact that if shines, and he doesn't gain the ability to levitate as Sonic. You would say that this transformation is incomplete, and Knux isn't able to use all the power of the emeralds as Sonic. And Tails only can use the Super Emeralds to transform (meaning that he need more energy that Sonic or Knuckles), and still his transformation seems incomplete as Super Knuckles.