About This GameThe sequel fans have waited 16 years for is finally here - Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I! Featuring enhanced gameplay elements, including the classic Sonic Spin Dash, and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I picks up right where Sonic and Knuckles™ left off. Dr. Eggman’s back, and in an effort to finally rid himself of Sonic, he revisits – and improves – the very best of his creations. Get ready for the next chapter in an all new epic 2D saga built for old and new fans alike. b4d347fde0 Title: Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode IDeveloper:SEGAPublisher:SEGAFranchise:Sonic the HedgehogRelease Date: 19 Jan, 2012 Sonic The Hedgehog 4 - Episode I Download For Windows PC It does not work with controls like it claims and this is just Sonic 2 with better Graphics and broken into two parts. I am really glad I didn't pay full price for this.. I found this disappointing. Sonic 3 + Knuckles were amazing, I completed them multiple times. The levels were poorly designed, the graphics average and the physics engine was a let down.. Honestly, I'm on the fence with this game. There are aspects that I like, however others that make it not fun.Firstly, the graphics haven't aged the best. Sonic looks pretty bad, though I think he's well animated, the enemies are fine, and the backgrounds are actually full of life!The music, while being composed by the legend jun sunoe, could be better. The drums sound good, yet the synth isn't very pleasing. Honestly I wouldn't have minded if they used different instruments, the compositions sound fine, but the instrumental choices aren't great.Time for the rough part; the gameplay.Sonic is unbearably sluggish, and takes way too long to get at full speed. (even at full speed, he isn't too fast) Also, many times, it proved that walking up a slope was better than spin dashing! Spinning in general for gaining speed feels heavily nerfed. Plus, this is made by dimps: So expect much automation, being flinged into homing attack chains, and bottomless pits.One of the most things that boiled my blood were the special stages from sonic 1, which are awful and I hate them a lot, plus, Dimps just loves to put cheap shots at the end of each zone to kill you or hurt you so you don't have enough rings for even entering them!Honestly, people give this game a lot of hate. It's not the worst sonic game out there, but there's much better. I'd highly recommend getting sonic 3 or mania before even glimpsing at this.And I know about the whole argument “people don’t like it because the different engine”, there have been countless of games with different engines that are great installments. This though, this sadly, isn’t one.. ♥♥♥♥♥game. ITS BAD I GOT THE GAME FOR MY WINDOWS TEN AND IT WOULD NOT LOAD DO NOT WASTE MONEY ON THIS CRAP.. Wow, it's awful. It literally plays like it is a parody of Sonic 2. I say this as a person who considers Sonic 2 one of their favorite games.One small thing to note, though. THIS GAME DOES -NOT- REQUIRE JAVA, contrary to the reviews. Yes, it demands Java when you launch it from Steam, this is true. But, go digging through your Steam folder, find the Sonic 4 directory, then directly run "Sonic_xp.exe". It will run.If you're a huge Sonic fan, this does at least provide something to scratch the itch.. Worst Sonic game in existence in my honest opinion. The physics are super garbage, level design is absolutely atrocious, and it has one of the most annoying achievements in history. Nothing about this game is good. I would rather play Sonic Boom because at least it isn't insanely difficulty DUE to its bad gameplay.. Got it on sale for 75% off.Wait for 90% sale on this if you really want it. 95% off is probably the ideal price for this if you aren't a Sonic fan, and even then, you could get better games for that price.I installed Java and everything.It just doesn't feel right. *insert picture of sonic standing on a wall*Like, it functions as a game, but as an official entry in the Sonic franchise, it's awful.