I’ve tried to keep my mouth shut during the development of Sonic 4.
The first split second of gameplay video made it look promising. I even posted a semi-rant on how embarrassed I was about so-called fans whining when they’d only seen about 10 seconds of game footage.
But with every bit of footage after, it was apparent that there was something not quite right. The Xbox 360 Partnernet build leaked out, and all hell broke loose, with complaints that several levels were downright awful, and Sonic just didn’t control right for a game supposedly continuing from the classic Megadrive games.
I played that leaked build. It wasn’t good. I bit my tongue.