just played an hour or this.
when i started the first stage.. i took my time exploring every path just like mario galaxy or better but one thing became apparant from the start...the time limit. the stages were not meant to me explored like galaxy....they are meant to be rushed through as quickly as you can...thats where the skill is. however it has a time attack option on every stage..so why not let the normal playthrough eliminate the time limit?
once you realize you have to play the levels the sonic way and not the Mario way...then you can start to see the game for what it is.
at first i was confused by no camera control either but thats cus you're meant to choose a path and stick to it as fast as you can. sonic lost world is still about speed.
i was checking the online time rankings...and some people times are absolutely incredible..
so far the miiverse intergration is pretty bad...its just the ability to share items and add a message. i liked the way windwaker used miiverse with tingle bottles better.
graphics are decent but not amazing. i found the controls just fine. and the cheap deaths only occur if you dont know the level.
it would be nice to add the ability to switch between using sonic, tails and knuckles...maybe you can later in the game who knows.
what do you think?