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. Unfortunately, Sonic Adventure has found the single worst case scenario.
Conclusion: Some old games survive on nostalgia, but it’s hard to imagine that Sonic Adventure was ever considered a masterpiece. It’s justifiable to an extent, as at the time no game featured as much content (six separate but branching story modes, a full-featured mini-game, and an admittedly nice soundtrack, the latter being arguably the only thing still right with Sonic games) and was a good graphical showcase for the Dreamcast hardware.