This game is awesome. People may say it is bad, but it is awesome. Its controls are, for the most part, precise, the levels are beautiful, the music is awesome, and it has the best story out of any Sonic game so far. The only real problem I had with the game was its length. If you know exactly which missions too do, you could knock this game out in a little over two hours. But it will take you at least twelve times that too perfect the game, as the missions rating system is a little brutal. Other than the length problem, this game is a solid one and is worth picking up.
I honestly have little to say about this game because it was really bad. The opening scene was great. Good graphics and funny but then the following cut scenes looked like cardboard cut outs they were moving around with popsicle sticks! That wasn't the games biggest flaw though, what was really screwy were the terrible controls.. I know it sounds weird but you know how when you play a racing game and sometimes you can feel the horse power even though it's virtual? Well this one felt like I was pushing a marble around with a broom. It was just awful. I'm giving it a 4 out of pity because I love sonic.
Let me just say this game was a very warm and has a colorful story both in telling and illustration. Making it a fun retelling in their own fashion.
However this game had plenty of faults, such as game controls. I spent much of the game just shaking the controller and hitting anything in my way and even worse getting away with it. This game was also short and linear with very few choices during play. In the end I think the game was an improvement from the predecessor secret rings, and the music accompaniment was as high quality from a Sonic game as ever, though in serious need of a redo on game play. For the short time it was fun, but still needs tweaking.