>hated for being different
Oh hai thar R, Drift, Drift 2, Labyrinth, 3D, Adventure, Adventure 2, Shuffle, Heroes, Shadow, Riders, Zero Gravity...
Yet again, you miss a key point.
Sunshine actually made it's Concept play well.
It was still a fun game and it stayed traditional to 3D Mario elements.
Sonic R was just lackluster, Drift and Drift 2...do I need to explain? Labyrinth? Seriously? Sonic 3D Blast...meh. Adventures 1 and 2 had shitty Genre Roulette, not a gimmick that stayed at least a little traditional to the Main Gameplay of the series.
Shuffle? Dunno, haven't really got a lot of wind from it.
Heroes and Shadow were Mediocre, to very crap respectively.
I thought Riders was the best of the Riders series, but it still had a lot of problems from keeping it from being great. Zero gravity just took out all the good from the first game, and multiplied the bad things by 5.