Just about every game in the late 80's through 90's that involved some kind of back and forth exploration element was confusing. Is it bad by today's standards? Yes. Everything today is taken care of for you.
Back in the day you had to read the instruction manual in order to understand what the game was asking of you the player. And even then they didn't always paint the perfect picture, which is why a lot of games back in the day required a lot of trial and error.
This is just an example of one of those trial and error games. It's designed to extend the game and increase replayability since the first time you beat the game you likely didn't create a good future.
Does it mean it's the worst game on XBLA? No. Does it mean perhaps it isn't the right game or genre for you? Probably.
The reason why Sonic CD was released is because SEGA wanted people to play it before Sonic 4 Episode 2 comes out. The reason for that is because Sonic 4 Episode 2 is going to be related to Sonic CD.
So think of Sonic CD as a prequel of sorts.
U N B R E A K A B L E !
A loyal fox with all of Sonic's 360 achievements!
Last edited by Miles Prower F6; 01-03-2012 at 03:44 AM.