The action only comes alive when you've got the entire cast to pick between and a catalogue of POW skills to play with. Of course, by this time it's all a bit too late - the finale is impressive, but it comes too quickly. It takes Sonic a whole game to find his legs, but when he does Chronicles zips along wonderfully.
So, when hit with the inevitable 'to be continued...' don't let out the traditional cry of frustration. Instead, think of it this way: there's more to come.