Excerpt: Sega has graced us, the Gamers, with a long line of Sonic The Hedgehog games over the years. The latest of these is Sonic Adventure 2, for the Dreamcast. And while this game did have some improvements over the last Sonic Adventure title, I feel that it fell short of what it could have been.
Excerpt: Single player games feature two unique quests to choose from: children can play in either Hero or Dark modes. In Hero mode, kids play as Sonic, Knuckles, and Tails in an effort to save the world from the malicious Dr. Eggman (Robotnik).
Excerpt: Sonic Adventure 2: Battle is a port from the Dreamcast title with a few extra levels in the multiplayer. One of the nice additions is the ability to raise your Tomagachi-like Chao on the GameBoy Advance (if you have the Sonic Advance cart), instead of the Dreamcast's smaller VMU.
Pros: Variety of levels, Lots of replay, Two separate story lines
Cons: Camera provides biggest challenge, Not enough of the Sonic/Shadow levels, Without a GBA and Sonic Advance, Chao levels are, seless, imited*
Conclusion: With the death of the Dreamcast, Sega turned their efforts to multi-platform development. However, like too many companies, they opted primarily for the simple solution to building a library of games: porting. Hence, amongst others, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle.