Conclusion: The original game is a great game in itself and it already comes with enough content to keep most Sonic fans satisfied, and even if you haven’t had your fill of Sonic by the end of the game there’s the Sonic Adventure 2 sequel, Sonic Generations or even Sonic Unleashed if you’re more tolerant of a...
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.
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 .
Excerpt: Not too far off from the pedigree set forth by Sept. 9, 1999, I still have fond memories of owning Sonic Adventure before the SEGA Dreamcast system even released. During the week leading up to the release, all I could do was look at the manual and wonder what was on the disc, but once the Dreamcast...
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.
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.
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.