Excerpt: The downloadable version of the original Sonic Adventure was marred by the lack of a widescreen mode, and it was shocking to learn that SEGA didn’t seem to have as much respect for their back catalogue as they ought to. Since then, things have fortunately changed for the better, and Sonic Adventure 2 has been treat with more respect. Like the original game, Sonic Adventure 2 sees the intertwining stories of multiple characters.
Conclusion: Summary: Good: -Blast from the past. -Tons to do. -3 campaigns. Bad: -Not the best of ports. -The glitched ring chimes. -Can't here the voice actors. Overall I think this is still a great game but as a port a bit disappointing but it's the fun that counts and I'm still able to play it for endless hours.
Conclusion: It's not quite enough, though. Sonic Adventure 2 might technically be Sonic but it doesn't have any of the classic spirit of the cocky hedgehog. Instead, Sonic Adventure 2 offers a bunch of nice concepts that feel a little disjointed and muddled. Crucially, these ideas just haven't aged well. In 2001, I could see myself enjoying the variety and appreciating two different story lines to track, even despite the camera problems.
Conclusion: Final Verdict: Is this game perfect? No, far from it. But it is very fun, it just has a few frustrating things embedded within it. Fans of the original game or Sonic in general will undoubtedly love this game. Those that haven’t played the original or any Sonic game may be a little more cautious about this purchase.
Excerpt: Odd as it may sound, Sonic has slowly but surely redeemed himself over the last few years. Between games like Sonic Generations and Sonic the Hedgehog 4 putting the spotlight back on the blue blur and classics like Sonic CD revisiting his glory days, his career is racing right along. Unfortunately, Sonic Adventure 2 is a dark-days relic that doesn’t look any better in HD.
Pros: + Brief moments of excitement during Sonic/Shadow and Tails/Eggman stages.
Cons: - Camera angles cause tons of grief in all levels, and a camera controlled with an analog stick doesn’t help., - Terrible visuals aren’t done any favors in HD; Knuckles and Rouge stages are dreadful., ? Would a Smartglass version of the Dreamcast VMU Chao-pet minigame have helped this package? Probably.
Excerpt: Sonic Adventure 2 originally released back in 2001 for SEGA Dreamcast and was later re-released with bonus content for Nintendo Gamecube, and now, Sonic Adventure 2 has made its way to PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade as part of the SEGA Heritage collection, which will see the release of classic SEGA titles with improved high definition graphics, bonus developer commentary and other nice enhancements.
Conclusion: All in all Sonic Adventure 2 is a decent game that has been hampered by some annoying niggles. Whilst fun at first, this HD rehash is sadly dampened by audio/visual issues, oversimplified bosses and an infuriating camera system. The only saving grace is the games abundance of enjoyable side content, but even then it's not enough to make up for the games many shortcomings.
Erinnert ihr euch noch an die 90er Jahre und den immerwährenden Kampf SEGA gegen Nintendo? SEGA konnte sich damals mit seinem Maskottchen Alex Kidd nicht gegen den legendäre Super Mario durchsetzen.