Ah, Sonic The Hedgehog. The 15th anniversary game for the series. And let me tell you-it's one of the worst video games I have ever seen. Why? Today, let's start with Sonic's story.
It starts off with Sonic on planet Earth, at a celebration for the city Soleanna called the Festival of the Sun's opening ceremony. It is interrupted by... Dr. Eggman?
What did they do to him? Where's his awesome giant grin plastered on his face? Why doesn't he look like a proper egg anymore? What have they done to you?
Anyway, Sonic appears and kills all of his robots in a beautiful CGI cutscene. And apparently Elise thinks he's Silver... come on, GUN is stupid enough to mistake Sonic for Shadow so easily, now a princess mistakes him for Silver? Then, he carries Elise away from the robots and then the animation turns into boring stiff-modeled in-game cutscenes, which like Adventure 2, follows the Japanese lip sync.
Anyway, Eggman appears and takes Elise. Elise throws Sonic a Chaos Emerald that she conveniently had, And then Sonic says "Don't worry, I'll rescue you!" So he just stands there, watching "Eggman" take away the Princess and waits until morning to go after them. What...what?
Anyway, in the next day, Sonic meets Tails (who's voice sounds very annoying like he's trying to do a fanboy scream with a sore throat) and the fox joins Sonic on his adventure.
Now, in order to access the next stage, you have to get the light speed dash shoes. But, you're off with no rings, so Sonic has to do a town mission to get some. This man wants you to try out his shoes that makes you able to jump through giant hoops. So, you do the mission. Oops, I almost forgot the very long load times. I believe it's over 30 seconds.
30 seconds just to load the mission, 30 seconds to load a text box, 30 seconds to load your results, and one more 30 seconds to load back into the hubworld. Oh, I forgot that, too. This game has hubworlds. And the land doesn't end for an eternity. Seriously, you have to go through that forest hubworld with Silver, and he runs at a snails' speed.
Anyway, the man gives you enough rings to buy the light speed dash, so you can dash through the rings and over the ocean to the stage mirror.
The first stage is Wave Ocean, which is technically a watered-down version of Emerald Coast from Adventure 1. Shamoo still chases Sonic... and you play as Tails. What's his method of offense? Stupid fake ring bombs. Why can't he have the original gameplay from Sonic 2 and 3? Why can't he have the awesome gameplay from Adventure 1?
Anyway, you beat the level (I'll go more into detail later), then the Egg Carrier (yes, it returned) escapes. And they still just... stand there watching it. Really, the characters turned into one big boring blob.
Sonic finds a feather from Elise, then apparently Tails suggests to go back instead of... y'know, still following it.
Anyway, let's just continue it next time. I'm tired ;-;