Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings
Oct 3, 2012Sonic Adventure 2 is possibly known best for it's outstanding music and fun Chao Garden. With both great things in hand it greats an amazingSonic Adventure 2 is possibly known best for it's outstanding music and fun Chao Garden. With both great things in hand it greats an amazing feeling that'll get people to come back for more. From fast gameplay to slow, Sonic Adventure 2 mixes up The feel of the game to make sure you're getting more for your buck. Sonic Adventure 2 is still as great as it was long ago… Full Review »
Nov 21, 2012Sonic Adventure 2 is simply amazing. It's arguably one of the best sonic games ever. It's not something brand new, but many old fans thatSonic Adventure 2 is simply amazing. It's arguably one of the best sonic games ever. It's not something brand new, but many old fans that played it on the gamecube may be interested in the nostalgia factor. Also the music in this game is great. Go pick it up off of steam; it's only 10 bucks!… Full Review »
Jul 26, 2015I saw this game on Steam a few years ago. I'd heard that it was an awesome game, and I had a vague memories of playing this as a child. II saw this game on Steam a few years ago. I'd heard that it was an awesome game, and I had a vague memories of playing this as a child. I remembered that it was awesome. So I bought it. The first stage, City Escape, kicks intense amounts of ass. It's so awesome.
Then I began to play the rest of the game, and I remembered.
This game sucks. Really, really bad.
How? Oh Christ, where do I begin?
The story is the stupidest and poorest excuse for a story I have ever seen. The characters aren't any better, and are poorly acted as well. The worst characters are the two newcomers, Shadow the Hedgehog and Rouge the Bat.
The gameplay as Sonic and Shadow is fine, although there are some button mapping issues (could they not have mapped the Spin Dash and the Somersault to different buttons?). The other characters? Forget it. The Treasure Hunting stages rely solely on luck in order to get a good time and involve WAY too much climbing. The Mech Stages are...just the worst. If they're not making your ears bleed from the constant sound of BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP from the mech's targeting system, they'll be making you scream because of terrible level design (more on that later). Oh, and there are completely pointless kart-racing segments for good measure.
Remeber how I said bad level design? It plauges this game. In fact, this game wouldn't be that bad if the levels were better designed. And some level are great. City Escape, Final Rush and Pumpkin Hill are all awesome. But aside from these (and a few others) ALL of the stages are badly designed. Such as Pyramid Cave, which forces you, in what should be a fast-paced Sonic level, to FIND KEYS AND PLACE THEM IN LOCKS!
If there are two good things about this game, they are the Chao Garden and the soundtrack. But what's even worse than anything else about this game is what it did to the franchise, and how rabidly the fanboys defend it.
This is the game that ruined a once-great franchise forever. It introduced the following terrible things in Sonic games:
-Constantly introducing new characters
-Dull, flat dialogue
-Terrible sound engineering
-Terrible voice acting
-Too many cinematics
-Having every new game be an epic
-Lack of actual QA
Yet despite all this, the rabid, nostalgia blinded fanbase defends this sad excuse for game. Anytime something that would normally be unacceptable in any other Sonic game (such as the Werehog in Sonic Unleashed) comes up, instead of whinging and crying about it, the fans defend it as being great and yell obscenities at you.
This game was the worst thing that ever happened to Sonic. If you have found memories of this game, leave it that way. Don't waste $10 on piece of garbage.… Full Review »