Let’s just make this fast, quick, and simple.
This is the best Sonic game. The USA version, at that. I don’t want club/dance-inspired music that doesn’t fit at all with the game, I want videogame music, which is what the USA soundtrack is.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is second-best, the first one is third, and 3/Sonic & Knuckles… well… I don’t like the smoothed out graphics (looks sort of ugly), the music, or the level design. Bosses are uninspired, too. But don’t get me wrong, 3/S&K is still a great game. But when you compare it to the other original Sonic games, it comes up a bit short.
And they didn’t make any other Sonic games after that. Nothing you can say and no evidence you present to me can convince me that they did. I choose to ignore it.
Reminder: RGotD is going on a little break and will be back on Monday, June 27th. Until then: play retro games. And only retro games. You’ll thank me some day.