Jonas Mäki: "Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I is not a poor game, in fact it's a rather decent platform-adventure. It's just that with this title and the heritage of the 16-bit games it should have been so much more. Sega made a big deal out of not including his friends, and this is something that I applaud. But it wasn't the fact that the Mega Drive titles were free of Amy Rose and Big the Cat that cemented their place in the history of video games. And perhaps the competence to make the same masterful 2D platformers just isn't there these days. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I is a decent platformer, but not the brilliant comeback Sega had promised us."