I think most of us at this point can agree that the daytime stages had a good amount of charm and fun compared to recent games, and many of us have claimed that it's definitely a step up for the franchise. Despite how wonderful it would be to go down the same route in future games, I still think something is missing that's been a missing element for a long time now. The momentum and pinball mechanics. I've whined and supported this notion for awhile, but I really believe that without them the daytime stage game play won't be as fantastic as it should be. They would be able to have players control Sonic at a reasonable pace again since all of Sonic's actions aside from the homing attack would be entirely decided upon the momentum and how fast Sonic would be traveling at the time. Not to mention the spin dash has been absent or rendered useless for awhile, I would love to be able to smash through badniks and walls again, plus it's just fun to rev up and let Sonic go at a high speed. Many can say that this is also not a necessity because of the recent attention the Sonic boost has been getting since Rush, but I still prefer the spin dash over it because it gives most players control over how fast Sonic will go and it's a stapled trademark of his character, in my opinion. The daytime stages are brilliantly put together, and the alternate routes and emphasis on getting to the end quicker is a welcome form of game play, but there's also a bit too much running which can also get a tad boring sometimes. I want to run off with Sonic then have him roll down a hill and shoot off in the air at dizzying heights again, or just plant Sonic in a U pit and roll him around to build up momentum to reach higher areas making him faster as he comes down and back up. Again, this would also help the problem of controlling Sonic's speed since his actions would all be decided upon the momentum gained by the player. It would also avoid Sonic slipping off edges from overly anxious players as well. Sounds like a good idea for Sonic Team to consider, yes? No?