A lot of people are hoping that Sonic Unleashed will usher in a new era of Sonic…a good era. It’s high time that we finish with the age of crappy console Sonic titles. We’ve heard from Sega themselves that they are working very hard to make Unleashed more like traditional Sonic, which is why we see a lot of the side-scroller camera view. Also important for matching the feeling of classic Sonic titles is the ability to take branching paths.
While the analysis isn’t pretty, the info is very interesting. Someone has gone through the trailer bit by bit to pick out just what kind of alternate paths pop up in the game. Some people were worried that Unleashed was going to be much more linear than the 16-bit Sonic titles. The evidence provided at the link below speaks otherwise.