Note: I haven't watched the video.
An issue with Sonic is you have the people that grew up on the 2D games, yet there's a whole other generation that was raised on the 3D Adventure-era titles and this is what they expect from the series. I think about this occasionally and I almost feel there's not much of a straight direction Sega can go in with Sonic without completely alienating one side of the fanbase.
Personally speaking, whether a Sonic is 2D or 3D, I just want to see Sega treat it with respect, and this has been a major point of contention over the years. They milk the series with mediocre release after mediocre release (with a few gems sprinkled here and there), as opposed to truly taking their time with the core series like Nintendo does with their mainline Mario games. Contracting passionate fans to craft the future of the core 2D series was a fantastic move and it shows, but I'd like to see this same sort of effort put into the 3D side of things. Quit treating Sonic like he's some kind of Saturday Morning Cartoon, and just make a damn good game for once. One that truly stands the test of time like many of Mario's 3D titles do.
Side note, I busted out the first two Genesis Sonics along with Sonic CD last week, ran through them all and had a lot of fun. They still look, sound and play great and it was awesome to revisit them. Looking forward to doing Sonic 3 and Knuckles soon.
Edited by Austin, Wed Jan 9, 2019 11:12 PM.