Because Sonic 4 (Episode 1) had many legitimate problems.
pretty much this
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Why do people knock Sonic 4? Because simply put, it is a sequel to Sonic 3 & Knuckles--the game that's arguably the pinnacle of the franchise--and it fails to live up to its predecessor. Big-time.
This video puts it perfectly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgRtv3kx9YU
Sonic games are now judged by how much they don't suck compared to previous titles, which is just all wrong. Sonic 4 should by all means be superior, if not AT LEAST on par with Sonic 3 & Knuckles. It is not.
I dont hate it, but what bothers me is that the game only has 4 zones. Cmon, its 2012 we should have 7! Also, wheres the originallity? Syvania is a Aqua ruin/ Marble zone rehash.
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(They have nostalgia goggles glued to their faces.)
This is such a lie. I played episode 2 and was bored out of my mind in many areas of the game, but I wanted to love it. I'm LOOKING for a game in the series to surpass Sonic 2 and/or 3&Knuckles, but it's just so obvious to me that neither Sonic 4 episode is as good as them, not even close. It isn't nostalgia, it's knowing what quality is. Sonic 1 hasn't aged the best, I'll fully admit that. Sonic Generations is better than the original Sonic even and is a very fun game, but Sonic 4: Episode 2 here just reeks to me compared to the better Sonic games out there. Not bad, but completely average.
Also, the music. I've never played a Sonic game with "bad" music. Maybe okay music, but bad? Never. Not until this game, anyway. You just don't have a bad soundtrack in a Sonic game. You just don't. I would trade the little quality Episode 2 actually has for a good soundtrack. At least it would give me some kind of enjoyable incentive to keep playing the game so I can listen to everything.
Gaming is going to die again.
STN79 posted...(They have nostalgia goggles glued to their faces.)
I have to agree. While I don't "hate" either games, they could have been much better than this. Especially episode 1. The physics in that game were pretty much as foxhole described. It's not horrible but it should have been better.
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People hate Sonic 4 Episode 1 because it was actually bad.
But i played Episode 2 and it seems like the improved all the flaws from Episode 1
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E1 is disliked for unfaithful physics and bad music.
E2 is disliked because people are butthurt and can't accept that they listened to your damn complaints and did something about it.
If it can't run well on PC, then it wasn't worth playing.
I'm just saying what I know you're thinking.
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