Excerpt: In the beginning, there was Sonic. And life was good. He fought Dr. Robotinik after progressing through stages to collect chaos emeralds, and didn't do much of anything else. Then came the sequel, Sonic 2 , which introduced us to a new character known as Tails. In Sonic 3 , we next met Knuckles.
Summary: With Sonic 4 already released, there are better outlets for hedgehog-shaped nostalgia.In terms of sheer volume, " Sonic Adventure " is good value, but most of the game is so poorly executed that you’d have more fun sitting still for 6 hours. Chao are the only ray of hope.
Excerpt: Playing a 12 year old game often elicits one of two responses; the first being satisfaction, and the second being disappointment. Some games age well due to solid mechanics and strong gameplay, while others don’t quite retain the charm we remember.
Summary: Sonic Adventure features all of the gameplay that older players fell in love with, whilst allowing a new audience to discover it for the very first time, incorporating all-new enhancements and features such as high resolution visuals and surround sound.
Conclusion: Ultimately, I whole-heartedly approve of SEGA porting all the DreamCast classics to the newer systems. Hopefully, sales are good enough to convince other companies, *cough* CAPCOM *cough* to port something like *cough* Power Stone *cough* to XBLA and PSN.
Conclusion: Sonic Adventure is an old game. It represents an early step into what we now consider the standard for games. As such there are some control problems and sub-par graphics, sound, and camera. The thing is, they are only sub-par because par has changed.
Excerpt: It's clear that the developers at Sega are playing the numbers game. With five Sonic titles set to release this year, odds are that at least one of them is bound to be halfway decent. It looks like they've hit their quota early, though, because Sonic Rush Adventure is actually pretty good.
Pros: Surprising amount of content, diversified tracks, map exploration is a nice touch.
Summary: I'm not really a big fan of the previous Sonic games, but this one had something special to it. Combine the graphics with such depth of gameplay and you have your self a winner. To add the other features like accessing the web site only through the Dreamcast makes it all the better.