I've always been a big Sonic fan (Sonic is ten times cooler than Mario... and Mario's pretty cool!), but I was never lucky enough to own a Sega CD. But I just picked up Sonic Gems Collection for the GameCube, which includes Sonic CD. Now that I've played it... I don't get why everyone's so excited about it. Sure, the FMV's cool and the music's definitely better than the cartridge games, but the gameplay's so slow. Load times are really fast on the GameCube (I'd assume they were pretty nasty on an old Sega CD), but something about a Sonic game with loading screens mid-level really bothers me. The time travel idea could have been cool, but, again, it seems to me like it only slows down the pace because you have to watch that clip of Sonic going through time and then a loading screen and then you start playing again. And what's the deal with the UFO bonus levels? :huh: Seems to me it was just a bad excuse to throw some mode7-esque gameplay onto the Genesis, but it just seems out of place to me. And finally, the level design simply can't match Sonic 2 (or 3 or Knuckles, etc..). Come on, Sega fanboys (I know you're out there..), tell me I'm wrong or that the later levels get better or something.