Still like Sonic? I do, sort of, even though Sega doesn’t make it easy at times. Sure, Sonic Colors and Generations were good, but just bringing up Sonic the Hedgehog 4 is a good way to get me to start dry heaving. Sega is promising that the 2nd (and final) episode of Sonic 4 will fix all the substantial problems of the original release, and I suppose we’ll find out when the game is released on PSN on May 15th and XBLA on May 16th.While I’m usually pessimistic about these things, Sega seems to at least be aware of why Sonic 4 was terrible: they’ve already promised that the original Sonic 4’s floaty, momentum-free physics engine has been replaced with something more in line with the classic Genesis platformers, so hopefully Sonic 4: Episode 2 will break the “Sonic Cycle” that the original release helped perpetuate.
Until then, if you’re looking for a good Sonic game to download, you can’t go wrong with Sonic CD, which is already available on PSN, XBLA, and Steam for a scant five dollars.