Just look at the gameplay vids and the screens...It's the same shit is always. The sword adds an attack move or two, but it will hardly make a difference, and the last thing it'll do is save the game from becoming one of the worst Sonic experiences ever. The level designs are some of the poorest I've seen since the times of the N64 and PSX, and that's saying a lot. It looks nowhere near as good as The Secret Rings, either, and that's also saying a lot. In the last 10 years, almost every 3D Sonic game was a huge disappointment, no matter how promising it looked, and this one doesn't even look promising to begin with. Sonic Unleashed looked a THOUSAND times better than this shit, and look what it has become. It's still suffering from the same flaws as Sonic Adventure, which was released 10 years ago, for god's sake.
This could be forgiven, if at least the rest of the game would've made some progress over the last 10 years, but no, every bit (graphics aside) has become worse
. Just where is this going?
Of course, if you liked all the previous 3D Sonic games, you'll probably also like this one, but if Sonic the Hedgehog, The Secret Rings and Unleashed disappointed you and you're still getting your hopes up for this game, you can only be a huge idiot.