Look, this is impressive, no doubt about that. Fine craftmanship, top of the line materials — they really thought this through. I just kind of wonder why all these people at Sega have so much free time on their hands to make a massive Sonic level on a co-worker’s desk. I can’t decide if they’re doing this nonsense instead of working on the actual Sonic games — which would explain a lot — or if they’re equally tired of the shitty Sonic games Sega’s crapped out over the last decade, and would rather do this shit than fool with ’em. In which case, I understand, Sega people. Fuck around with my blessing. Thanks to JP for the tip.
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