A game that, honestly, I was apprehensive about buying. I was so wrong. Freedom planet make look like "Deviantart the Game" on the outside, but once you get into it, it's alot of fun.
The controls can be a bit loose sometimes, but overall there aren't many major problems there. The gameplay is incredibly reminiscent of many Sega classics such as Ristar, Rocket Knight and , of course, Sonic the Hedgehog. Rather than jumping on your foes to kill and damage them, characters have a variety of punches, kicks and dashes to deal damage up close.
Fans of Treasure games (Gunstar heroes, most notably) might feel right at home with many of the visuals in Freedom Planet. In fact, there's even a boss that i'm certain is a reference to Gunstar Heroes itself. The art is incredibly well done and has alot of personality to it, with great care being taken in making the levels and backgrounds look very pleasing. Some of the characters seem a bit off at times, but nothing glaring.
Audio-wise, the soundtrack is amazing. It's incredibly similar to many sega classics and, to quote an actual reviewer, feels incredibly "video game-y". For a videogame, that's good of course. The voice acting is a mixed bag. Yes, there are voice acted cutscenes. If that's not your bag, they've even added a "Classic" mode that's just the gameplay! The voices range from "I hope this guy got more work after this" to "Hilarious".
All in all, if you enjoyed classic Sega platformers and can get past the whole "these look like sonic fancharacters" shell, you'll find a fun game with a goofy saturday morning cartoon-like story loosely tying it together.
After all, it could've been worse. It was gonna be a sonic fangame.