I think you might be right for the 3D console versions, but Sonic Rush on the DS looks really cool. Back to basics with additional ideas, and that cool sense of speed that was somewhat controllable.
Was the Sonic Adventure series that really threw me off with its crazy camera and them expecting you to know which way to direct sonic as he flew off a spring past the camera only to fall into nothing-ness. And yea the voice acting was terrible and sonic in the city with real people was weird. I’m stickin to my vote purely cause the new DS game is very appealing to me.
Though I have to say he never held a candle to Mario….