Sonic and the Black Knight is just more firewood for Sonic's funeral pyre. PALGN is not against the idea of Sonic having a sword, they actually think that's kind of a cool idea (kind of). But when this mechanic turns the game into a slow, brain dead waggle-fest, there's clearly some extremely faulty thinking at work here. Sonic tries to show some depth with some RPG-like elements, but beneath the solid presentation lies a deeply flawed game. This isn't Sonic's comeback, not by a long shot, and the chance of that actually happening now seems further away than ever.