Conclusion: Bad: -Annoying voice acting. -A few glitches. -They don't make games like this anymore. Overall I think this game is a blast and will bring back many fond memories for those who played this in 1998. I give the game overall score of 8.5/10. In fact I still have the original game and the Dreamcast and it still works.
Excerpt: I originally forgave Sonic Adventure's (many) faults on the basis that I loved the character and the graphics were incredible; an eye candy diversion to make up for the fact it was blatantly nowhere near as good as Mario 64. A decade on, and a digital port to XBLA and PSN later, and suddenly those flaws are more apparent than ever. The hub overworld is dire. There are far too many substandard levels. Big the Cat. Or any of the tiresome 'friends' levels, to be honest.
Excerpt: He’s blue, got red shoes, runs super fast, and he’s as brash as he is brittle; it’s that animal you never knew existed before this series – it’s Sonic the Hedgehog and he’s back in Sonic Adventure . His Dreamcast debut, which sold more than any other title for the sixth-generation console , has just came crashing to a halt on both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live and is awaiting your download.
The Secret of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge – Special Edition
8 October 2010
Excerpt: 1998’s Grim Fandango is fondly remembered as the magnus opus of the adventure game genre. Its morbid themes and characters conveniently mirrored the passing of the adventure game genre. Telltale Games helped rebirth the genre in the Sam & Max episodes and now we have a remake of 1991’s legendary Monkey Island 2. But how does it fare after 19 years and a franchise that lost steam after its third outing?
Summary: If you didn’t like Sonic Adventure the first time around, this high-definition downloadable will do nothing to change your mind. This title is actually the Director’s Cut version released in 2003, so there is a fair share of updates made from the Dreamcast effort, but players will have to pay a nominal fee to take full advantage of the DX expansion content.
Excerpt: It seems that some people are never happy. The 3D Sonic Unleashed did its best to try and capture the spirit of 2D Sonic games, although its normal Sonic levels were criticised by some for being too fast. Sonic’s greatest success in 3D for many has seemingly been both the Sonic Adventure games, and the original game has now leapt from the Dreamcast to the GameCube and is now available for digital download on Xbox Live Arcade and PSN.
Summary: A fun 3D platformer struggles to rise above its various bugs and camera problems, and due to both its enjoyable content and low price point it succeeds. Nonetheless, Sonic Adventure is merely competent when it should have been a classic.
Excerpt: Often regarded as one of the system's best games, Sega's Sonic Adventure led a strong library of Dreamcast launch titles back in 1999. But even with all the rave reviews, it was still marred by awkward controls and a spotty camera. Eleven years later, those nagging issues greatly hinder this bare-bones, no-frills re-release on Xbox Live Arcade from Sega.
Pros: At the very least, this faithful port of the original Dreamcast release might please the most hardcore Sonic fans. Even after all these years, the soundtrack is still remarkably catchy.