Do Sega still view the boards? Are they going to read this thread? If so ... Sega, I know it's tough to juggle with keeping one side of the fence happy and the other side of the fence happy when making a game like this. This is what happens when you redesign the characters during the character's life time. And although the redesign has been around longer then the classic one, there will always be purists and retro fans, and as time goes on this could even grow more and more. Good example is Mickey Mouse. So what should you do to appease both groups? Well, how about another redesign? One that both groups will love As for the game itself: What the game needs to do more is communicate to US why there are such things like the homing attack, why he has it now and didn't back in his classic days, if you are going with the classic style game play. There should be a mode to turn off these extras and make the game play MORE like the classics, possibly even an unlockable challenge mode after beating the game. Simple things like removing the ability to spin dash or do homing attacks. Although if the game relies on these gameplay elements to beat a boss for example, that's going to be tricky. This goes along with the concept of keeping both groups happy, everyone gets to play it how they want to. Thanks to something called options. Games these days are dumbing down the amount of options in their 'options' menu it makes me sad. So yeah, looking forward to the game. Thankfully I haven't spoiled myself looking at the leaked videos that are on Youtube or whatever. So surprise me well Sega. And Dimps.