Gamer 2.0 writes: " Because Sega has been crapping out Sonic titles – both in terms of frequency and quality – such as Sonic Rivals and Sonic Riders, the blue hedgehog has found himself in a rut. Despite his traditional 2D games on the DS, people have stopped and will continue to stop caring unless something not resembling crap is released on a console. Sonic Team has been hard at work since 2005 with the "hedgehog engine," and it'll finally rear its head this winter when Sonic Unleashed is finally, well, unleashed.
Sonic Unleashed is kind of like a truce between Sonic team and old-school Sonic fans. While the Sonic Adventure games that graced the Dreamcast really weren't that bad, they just featured too much action that didn't involve Sonic. Sonic Team tried to address that with the horribly unpolished Sonic the Hedgehog that came out as launch titles for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Despite not being good in any way, they are extreme hits, but now Sonic fans are pissed, and Unleashed really looks like Sonic Team's last chance."