Originally Posted by Arcadium
i see your point but it isn't always that in the really early ones yes, but there have been spin-offs (i.e. Dr. Robotniks Bean Machine)
and there have been good games with a proper storyline(i.e. Sonic Heroes)
although i haven't played bean machine i have sonic heroes sitting completed after about 6-8 months, and the storyline was very good it had proper cutscenes, the characters spoke, and you had to use all the characters to finish the game and open up the final boss mode
oh and everybody their is lots of info in the magazine i have it, can't wait til august 3rd, next issue with more info!