It's a bummer this games seems to have been such a mess. Believe it or not there are some of us that wanted a Brawl-esque game, but are sick to death of Mario and co. I want to like Brawl, but I don't see myself getting a Nintendo console, and the characters do nothing for me anymore, even though I grew up on Donkey Kong and Mario. This was probably the only alternative. I'd love to see something with Sega characters, as the cast of Sonic Transformed I find much more appealing than Mario Kart. I guess it's not really dead yet, though.