GameXplain: "Ever since the release of Sonic Colors, Sonic’s games have been gradually getting better and better culminating with the ultimate love letter to fans in Sonic Generations. However, the coming release of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 this May will be the true test of the series. Episode 1 only received modest reviews with many believing that the game was too short and had few original ideas of its own. Worst of all was that it failed to mimic the physics and momentum of the Genesis classics. With Episode 2, Sega is promising to address many of the complaints that fans have had and really make the game feel like a successor to Sonic 3."