The idea of having a more open Sonic game that's focused on speedrunning is good, but this is simply not a good attempt as there are a lot of problems with it. Everything looks samey, the textures look like placeholders, the level design is all over the place, the music is really strange etc. It just feels like a lazy test map made for Hedgephysics, not an actual game.
I'm not a fan of HedgePhysics. It's clunky controls, awkward camera, and oddball physics, made me approach Districts with caution. The description said it was an exploration based game, and I was really hoping that didn't mean what I thought it did. It did. Aimless wandering from one place to another, and the samey construction causing everything to bleed together. To top it all off you don't do jack diddly when you were aimlessly running. I incidentally found an area with some ring monitors stashed away...nothing like that happened in my 15+ minutes of trying to find the goal. And when I DID find the goal...look just...please don't use Hedgephysics. I understand the idea, and the game didn't look bad. Though the lifeless white buildings and Sonic head road did look bland in my opinion (that may have been the point but still). But this wasn't an exploration based game, there was nothing to explore. You found things yes, but not through your own curiosity. You just...did.