Both Blaze and Marine are very fun to play as! Not perfect, by all means, but the main problem I have is a more personal gripe rather than a problem with the mod itself.
+ Both Blaze and Marine have abilities that can be used by both beginners and experts. Both characters are really good at speedrunning nonetheless!
/ It's rather easy to softlock yourself out of getting a Sol Emerald. Pressing "Retry" doesn't seem to reset it... I would've preferred replacing the regular Chaos Emeralds with Sol Emeralds, but I am not sure how feasible that is.
/ During a run with Marine, after dying a few times I beat the Egg Coliseum without getting hit, at the game hard crashed trying to give me a Sol Emerald... Keep this in mind when playing as them.
/ The Sol Emeralds only seem to unlock Burning Blaze (And maybe Super Marine?), they are NOT required to get the best ending, only the Chaos Emeralds are!
/ Although I obviously haven't collected all 7 Sol Emeralds, it seems that since you get a specific color per boss, by the time you get all of them you would be fighting the final boss, meaning you wouldn't be able to use them all the same... But I cannot prove this, hence why its in "Notices" not "Negatives
Bottom line, both characters are very fun to play as, I just have a few nitpick with them.
Blaze being great is pretty self evident, she has good sprite work, her slow fall from Rush, a mild double jump thing to sort of cover her tricks (and also it's good), and even a well integrated boost mode.
But what's less obvious, at least for someone like me who only downloaded for Blaze, one of the coolest Sonic characters, is that Marine is pretty great too. She's basically Racoon Mario, with all the fun that implies, plus her spritework is up to the same high level as Blaze.
I still haven't gotten the Sol emeralds, but I don't really like super forms that much anyway. (It would be nice if there was an option to disable the special music for the Chaos Emerald secret, though.)
although this mod is absolutely AMAZING, i would love if you made a duo for sonic and blaze because that is an amazing duo and would make sense since those two are the only playable characters in rush and rush adventure.
Blaze feels like a redesigned and more powerful version of Metal Sonic and I love that. I can’t say anything special: beautiful, powerful and just nice.
But I don't like Marina at all. She feels like a hybrid of sonic and tails, only much more tedious. I don't feel comfortable controlling her powers, and her flight/levitation seems almost pointless and boring to me. I'll have much more fun playing as sonic than this character.
But otherwise, everything is as usual good: sprites, sounds, quality.
I think I main blaze now. The sheer sense of speed through the main game alone motivated me to actually get through dry canyon without dying for the first time. Amazing mod, I solidly recommend that everyone try this one.
Ever since I heard in mid 2021 that this pack was coming out, I've been excited for it; like many, I really wished I had a release date to look forward to. Well, just recently, that day finally arrived, and I am not disappointed. Blaze especially is really fun to play, and all the sprites look professionally made. I also love how you can change the color of Blaze's fire effects—I'm pretty sure this is something I was hoping would be possible but didn't think it very likely. Thanks for a great mod!