|Sonic's endless struggle for legitimacy.|
The curious thing for me is how few of these complaints actually addressed this issue. I remember many, many furious comments and even videos about the physics of jumping and landing, but walking? The issue is so glaring it's all they should have talked about. Perhaps I didn't help matters with a quick round of BIT.TRIP.RUNNER beforehand, but there is literally no getting past it for me.
What's even more curious was the rabid defence that followed, particularly from the likes of Destructoid's Jim Sterling. The game is indefensible! Platformers are all about running and jumping, and if you don't get that right, you don't get anything right.
If I had of known about this issue beforehand, I never would have purchased the game, but here's the rub: most Sonic fans are inarticulate and crazy, and most critics are not Sonic fans. For once the vocal, rabid minority were correct and I couldn't stand listening to them.
Unfortunately this leads me to the most expensive possible conclusion: where Sonic is concerned, you just have to see for yourself.