"Shall I get the obvious out of the way? Sonic Lost World borrows a page from Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel. It’s been said to death, at this point. You can see it in trailers and screenshots before you even sit down with the game for the first time. But, as devoted Nintendo fans know very well—there wasn’t much to Mario’s transition from the three-dimensional world of Super Mario 64 or Super Mario Sunshine to the gravity-powered, super-tight-physics-powered, “holy-crap-I’m-walking-upside- down”-powered world of the Galaxy games. From the get-go, Mario’s controls felt natural, in my opinion."