Originally Posted by Stormblessed
It's obviously disappointing, but it's also not a surprise. It kind of feels like something rushed out in time for Christmas, like Sonic '06. I expect it will find an audience with the people who liked that game.
Sonic Forces and 06 are completely different games, so I don't see how fans of 06 would like Forces.
As for the situation, I don't know what's going on behind the scenes. Is Sega shoestringing their budget? Demanding they stick with boost gameplay? Rushing development? Haven't they had 5 years to work on this? How the hell does such an uninspired game like this come out that's been worked on for this long?
It seems the creative spark is gone. And I don't know if that's due to Sega meddling or if Sonic Team is burnt out. If it's the latter, then let's let a different developer tackle it, maybe just have Sonic Team make a new IP with creative freedom. If it's the former... I dunno... I'd have thought Sega would have learned from their mishandling of 06's development.
Sucks, this franchise could be so much more than what it is now. We need a new game with the same ambition that 06 had, just with you know, the proper time and budget to follow that ambition through...
Growing up with the adventure games, probably will still buy this at a discount.