SEGA stepped forward earlier this morning to say that Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 will feature physics that are based upon the Genesis originals, which might just raise a furore from Sonic fans, depending on which side of the fence they are on. Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka says, “I wanted to make sure people could play the game and it not feel unnatural. It should feel right. Rather than thinking of it as us trying to say, ‘okay, this is the way it should be,’ we looked at feedback where people were saying, ‘this feels unnatural.’ Those were the things we decided to eliminate, so it should feel natural when they play the game.”
What do you think? As the game felt different from the original Genesis titles, it kind of fueled the hatred against Sonic 4 and all that it stands for, but should Sonic 4 revert to Genesis-inspired physics, then purists will definitely find something else to dislike about the upcoming title. You know what they say – haters gonna hate.