Before I start, I'm sorry this review is hard to read. It's kinda big and I can't get it into paragraphs. Anyway...Being a Sonic fan since the earliest of Sonic games, I expected Sega to do something cool with this next-gen Sonic. When I started playing Sonic the Hedgehog for the 360, I was amazed at how terrible this game was. IT SUCKS. This is by far the worst Sonic game I've ever played, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone except for people who live, breathe, and would die for Sonic.There's a lot of crap to go over in this review, so let's start off with the story. The game takes place in the city of Soleanna, a city kinda like Venice, and it has a Sun Festival every year. While Princess Elise is about to light the big torches and begin the festival, she is kidnapped by... Eggman?!?! But guess who storms in, stops Eggman, and rescues the Princess... Why our favorite blue hedgehog Sonic, of course! But just as Sonic is about to escape, Silver the Hedgehog uses his psychic powers and defeats Sonic who he thinks is the Iblis Trigger. Confused yet? I am. I'm confused at why Sega decided to mix Sonic characters in with this story. Sega could've made some Fantasy RPG game with this story, but no. Throw in some Sonic characters that now make this story lame, instead. To make matters worse, Sega practically made my eyes bleed watching some of the cutscenes. I'm not saying they're bad graphically, it's just... they're stupid. Sonic and Elise seem to me like Anakin and Padmé from Star Wars. And if you don't believe me, watch the cutscenes from Sonic's story. Maybe then you'll believe me.Continuing on with the crap in this game, let's now move onto gameplay. Let me start off by saying this is the absolute worst camera I've ever seen in any video game. Ever. Worse than the early Resident Evil games where you couldn't usually see what you were shooting at. The camera is so bad in this game, that it is almost imposable to play as Knuckles or Rouge, because when you try to climb a wall, the camera goes ballistic and you can't move at all. Also, the camera will pick the worst time to move on you, which results in numerous deaths a lot of times. Anyway... the game is divided up into three stories, with an unlockable final story. In the three main stories, you can play as Sonic, Shadow, or Silver. Sonic's story is a pain to play through. Why, you ask? Well, Sega thought it would be cool to add Super Speed stages, where basically, you don't stop running. This is one of the dumbest ideas implanted into any Sonic game ever. Sure, the idea sounds cool, but when you can't stop at all, can't turn in midair, and there aren't any checkpoints, it clearly shows that it was a dumb idea. Sonic also has Princess Stages once in a while, where Sonic carries the Princess around and will occasionally have to use the Princess's power to walk across unreachable areas. I wasn't particularly looking forward to another one of these stages after I played the first one.After suffering through Sonic's story, I'm glad to report there are no dumb Super Speed stages in either Shadow or Silver's stories. Shadow's story is alright, but there's nothing innovative, or really fun, for that matter in it. Sega doesn't seem to listen. NO MORE VEHICLES!!! If Shadow's not running, I'm not playing. Unfortunately, there are vehicles in Shadow's story, all complete with sloppy controls and nothing cool about them. The only time I ever used these vehicles is when I was forced to. I hate the vehicles... otherwise, Shadow's story is average: Better than Sonic's but still lame. Silver's story is... meh. It's a neat idea to have "psychokinesis" (as the game calls it), but when you start using it, it's not that fun. When Silver picks up an object with psychokinesis, it usually floats in some odd direction, and just feels awkward. Also, Silver moves pretty slow. All the stories have few things in common. They all have areas of Soleanna you can explore to go to action stages or complete side quests. This is easily the most boring part of the game, as about 80% of the people inhabiting Soleanna won't even talk to you, and a rough 10% have something random and stupid to say, and maybe 3% have info on what to do next, and a mere 2% give quests. These aren't the actual percentages, but it gives you at least an idea of what to expect. And for those mere 2% of people who give you side quests, don't even bother with them. The side quests are just plain lame, and starting one up can take a LONG time. Let's say you decide to do a quest. You talk to a little boy who's lost his dog. He'll explain it in a rather long series of text. You accept the quest. Now a load screen pops up, and it's pretty long. Just as you are beginning to lose your patience, The game loads up and the same kid pops up pointing you in the direction of his dog. You're thinking, "This'll be cake." But before you can save this boy's dog, you'll have to wait the same amount of time with the same load screen for an uncalled for reason. At this point, you really don't care about the stupid dog anymore. So aside with the side quests, the stories also feature secondary characters you will come across and play as. Some of them are alright, but when you get to play as Tails, you will want to turn the game off. At full speed, Tails moves about as fast when Sonic is walking. The other characters are slow, but Tails deserves an award for crappiest playable character in 3-D Sonic history, Oh, I forgot to mention that you rarely find power-ups and there is no shield power-up, even though the instruction manual claims it's there. So what's good about this game? WeIl, the graphics are pretty and the sound is good, with passable music. Though I find it hard for anyone to be able to squeeze any entertainment out of this game. I even find it hard for die-hard Sonic fans to enjoy this game at all. I don't get how some people give this game 9's and say it's the best in the series. This is by for the worst Sonic game ever, and is just not worth any of your time or money.