So, Sonic Forces is getting lots of flack recently for its features (avatar creation, Classic Sonic gameplay) and the demo that had been released in Japan with only one minute of play time. I'm still excited for the game, and these negative comments don't skew my opinion on the game, but they still exist nonetheless.
Due to all this controversy, I made a little video referencing and comparing both Forces, Mania, and the reception and public view of each. It's just a SpongeBob clip with logos and images of the games slapped on the characters, but it's pretty darn accurate.
If you're confused, here's an explanation: after Forces is booed off-stage for being "weird", confusing and upsetting the audience, Mania goes on and receives roaring applause by the audience for simply mopping the floor--a metaphor for Mania being simply a brand new 2D Classic Sonic title and not much else, which is what the fans wanted. Later, Forces tries to do the same thing, but gets no applause--again, referencing the criticism of Classic's gameplay, and even the inclusion of Classic Sonic at all, which feels redundant to some.
I'm still hopeful for Forces despite all of the backlash; it'll at least be decent from what I've seen. What do you guys think?