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.
Conclusion: If you have kids (ages three and up), Sonic Adventures for the Xbox 360 console is probably the best way to get them acquainted with entire Sonic legacy. Those of you that are just looking to relive the good old days and at the same time you have parted with your PC, you can certainly give it a try just to get a kick on what your childhood use to all about.
Excerpt: I was always a SEGA kid. Sure, A Link to the Past is at the top of my all-time list, and I felt a guilty thrill cheating on my Genesis as I played through Super Metroid, but my fondest 16 bit memories were of games like Sub-Terrania…and Sonic the Hedgehog. I remember counting the minutes ’til junior high school was out so I could rush home and play through Sonic 2. I’ll even still get involved in semi-heated Genesis vs.
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.
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: As a front-runner in Sega’s Dreamcast launch lineup, it’s only reasonable that Sonic Adventure would be the first Dreamcast game that Sega would port to Xbox Live Arcade. Serving as something of a tech demo for the fledgling console, the visuals stood above any game on competing consoles at the time.
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.