CFD!'s Scott Thompson momentarily slows down to give his take on the first installment of Sonic 4:
"Sonic 4: Episode 1 feels like a game that Sega was unsure about. They wanted to cater to fans, but had no idea of how to do that without simply replicating what has worked in the past. That’s fine, and it does work for the most part, but I can’t help feeling somewhat let down by what is here. Yes, it’s more side scrolling Sonic, something I’ve been wanting for a long time, but it’s also heartless, and mostly forgettable."