Ok, so this is insanely awesome. Besides the fact that it almost has no relation to the previous episodes storywise, its still great. One of the main reasons I was anticipating this game is because episode 1 had me really hooked on the storyline. This was almost an entirely new story but the fact that I still loved it speaks volumes, So we get to play as shadow, well that's great who doesn't like him. But if I recall correctly wasn't he presumed dead in Street Fighter X Sonic 2 ? Then again this takes place two weeks before the rest of the episodes as seen in the description so I dunno. Either way hopefully he lives ! Well I came here for the story and whether or not I have to suffer through the gameplay, ultimately im gonna keep playing them. Thankfully I didn't have to suffer through this gameplay lol so I got to enjoy both story and gaming, which is a win win for me ! (: Keep it up !