TSSZ posted their review for Forces. They gave it a 2/5. Their cons were they felt it controlled bad, level design, new gameplay structure(there’s no lives but how fast you beat the stage, and amount of retries affect score), also said the game itself just doesn’t feel cohesive due to the 4 diff playstyles.
Pros were pretty much the amount of fanservice in the game. What I get from the review is if you cant accept a bad-average Sonic game depending on who you are + fanservice you’ll like it. If the fanservice can’t win you over then you may not like it?
Idk but this aligns with other impressions i’ve seen for the game, and now i see why early copy people said it will be divisive, its really seems more of a story focused game. But I’m sure I’ll personally like it, I’m not too critical of games. But yeah opinions are all over the place with this one. The only early copy guy who had an overall positive opinion and says this game is equal to generation for him is a dude who said the personally strikes a chord with him due to its presentation tone and etc, but he says he does feel level design is a step back, but its made up for it with presentation and etc.
Gonna watch GameXplains vid, but whew. I will say one thing I noticed is that people are more or less judging this on it’s own, they only compare it to other boost games for reference and arent pulling that card acting like the game is another 06 or the "Sonic was never good’ stuff, so i think the impressions i’m seeing are mostly unbiased aside from people who just expected more which is fair