You might be right...might be.
Balough: Sorry to bother you, but the fans wants Tails to playable solo style.
Sonicteam Employee: Not possible.
Balough: Okay, why not?
Sonicteam Employee: We want good reviews for this game so it'll sell more, and the reviewers prefer Solo Sonica and hates the other characters in the franchise, therefore we can not allow Tails or any other character to be playable solo.
Balough: What about the fans.
Sonicteam Employee: The fans wil buy it anyway, you just tell them it'll cost to much to program it.
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I wonder just when and where humanity scrwed up for the world to suck as much as it does today.
I can't believe that Sega confused not having a million useless characters with a ton of crappy gameplay with not having any other character besides Sonic be playable.
I mean, Knuckles and Tails are iconic parts of the franchise, and they were playable in the Genesis games. They played just like Sonic, but that is why they were okay. They didn't distract the gameplay nor required a ton of effort. (Unless, the levels were just bubble chains and dash pads....oh wait...)