This game is an overall step in the right direction for sonic. It takes out all those side quests and side characters that have haunted 3d sonic games in the past. The controls take a little bit of getting used, but now i can't imagine how I played a sonic game any other way. Moving the controller from side to side to steer sonic very enjoyable. Flicking the controller foward to kill enemies is really strange, but its also pretty fun. The best part of the game is that it take s sonic back to his speeding roots. This game is fast and that is the way it should. If you are craving for a good sonic game, this would be for you.