I bought the game on the iPhone earlier today and can appreciate the good and bad points with it. I won't go into these in great detail here but the music, later level design, graphics are all, even the air dash (but not the homing attack), for me, plus points of the game.
I also understand that the games being brought into the 21st century in the era of High Definition and so Sonic's physical and graphical evolution I can accept. But, in a game thats really genuinely frustrating to physically control and quite annoying to look at when I stop pressing forward (and come to a halt instantly), I was quite shocked to find a review average of 4.5 stars on the iTunes Store.
I don't HATE the game at all. I am absolutely routing for Sonic 4 to be the best game it could be purely because the originals evoke so much memory for me. But I don't particualrly like it so far - at least in its iOS incarnation - which leads me to the conclusion that maybe 'classic'/'retro' fans (such as myself) expect too much?
I don't actually think I'm being whiney or a troll or even a hater - I can accept change if it's for the better but think some things just haven't been improved for progression.
I didn't mean to write an essay - but any thoughts on the above?