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  • Summary: An ancient evil lurking within the Master Emerald has been unleashed from its slumber by the devious Dr. Eggman and is on the verge of becoming the ultimate monster using the 7 Chaos Emeralds. Only Sonic and his friends are heroic enough to put a stop to Dr. Eggman and his evil minions. HitAn ancient evil lurking within the Master Emerald has been unleashed from its slumber by the devious Dr. Eggman and is on the verge of becoming the ultimate monster using the 7 Chaos Emeralds. Only Sonic and his friends are heroic enough to put a stop to Dr. Eggman and his evil minions. Hit the ground running in this classic epic adventure in a race against time to save the world! Expand
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  1. Jul 4, 2011
    60
    A lack of polish in levels, badly acted plotlines and unnecessary adventure fields between core levels.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Apr 8, 2016
    10
    This game one of best Sonic games and this game is very interesting . Amazing graphics for his years , one of best Sonic storyline andThis game one of best Sonic games and this game is very interesting . Amazing graphics for his years , one of best Sonic storyline and gameplay is very awesome . Many levels . My favourite are Emerald Coast , in the sky , final egg and icecap , Casino , lost world and speedway highway . Expand
  2. sdc
    May 24, 2015
    10
    This brilliant port of an ingenious Dreamcast classic has gotten some flack. Why? Because it doesn't want to ruin the graphics by stretching.This brilliant port of an ingenious Dreamcast classic has gotten some flack. Why? Because it doesn't want to ruin the graphics by stretching. Ugh. PEOPLE. To me, it's the classic, in all of it's glory; maybe even better. Framerate issues aside, I can definitely say that this is an easy recommendation. Expand
  3. Oct 2, 2014
    8
    +Good graphics for a game that was released in 1997 and now in PC
    +Good gameplay
    +First Sonic game that allows you to play with 6 characters
    +Good graphics for a game that was released in 1997 and now in PC
    +Good gameplay
    +First Sonic game that allows you to play with 6 characters and not 3
    +Great Storyline
    +Great Music
    But...
    -There are more bugs/glitches than Sonic 2006
    -Annoying camera
    -Sonic's mouth when he says "YOU GONNA CRASH,AH!"
    -Unnecessary new character that has nothing to do with the story(Big)
    8.1
    SONIC ADVENTURE DX IS A GREAT GAME,BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT WAS RUSHED AND SOMETIMES IT'S WEIRD.
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  4. Jan 17, 2012
    6
    It seems like before this game was made Sonic and the Camera had a drunken night together and Sonic said that he didn't want anything tooIt seems like before this game was made Sonic and the Camera had a drunken night together and Sonic said that he didn't want anything too serious and the Camera talk this rather harshly because they work as well together as a Mouse trap in a bowl of hot soup.

    The control scheme is also quite weird, I wish you were allowed to remap the buttons but, nope, we are stuck with the arrow keys, which is rather annoying.

    I was hoping for the mouse to be the camera and WASD to be movement SPACE to jump and Q and E to be the action buttons.

    The story is also the same ol' same ol' for a Sonic game, Eggman is doing bad stuff, you've got to stop him.

    Music is nice though, but that's about it's only saving grace.

    Not worth $20 AUD, but if you can find it for say $2 or possibly free.
    Then I'd say give it a whirl, but if not steer clear and just look up the soundtrack on youtube.
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  5. Oct 3, 2015
    5
    Now hold on, don't take my rating the wrong way, the "5/10" refers to the game as a whole.

    If I were just judging the Sonic levels, I'd
    Now hold on, don't take my rating the wrong way, the "5/10" refers to the game as a whole.

    If I were just judging the Sonic levels, I'd give it a modest "7/10" because the bits with Sonic are the best part of the game and I always go back to play them. Tails is pretty much just Sonic's story, except he can fly and the levels are abridged. I'm not into Knuckles' treasure hunting missions and kind of wish he could explore the levels to get to the animal capsule like in Sonic's levels. Amy has the same issues that Tails' levels have, but she runs at a really slow pace & can't fly, though I do like using her hammer. Gamma is alright, he controls well plus I like blowing the crap out of everything, and even his story-line is decently delivered. Big the Cat is terrible and boring as sh*t, but I'm pretty sure every Sonic fan is aware of that. The voice acting isn't very good and the cutscenes are atrociously animated.

    So as a whole, Sonic Adventure is a mediocre game, but that doesn't mean there aren't any good stuff in it. Like I said, Sonic's levels can be a total blast and present how a proper 3D Sonic game could be pulled off if Sonic Team stuck with this formula. Not to mention, the game's soundtrack is FANTASTIC, it's probably my favorite OST from any video game ever, all the tracks seem to play at just the right moments and fit their environments quite well(even the cheesy "Crush 40" rock songs).

    It's a game with a brilliant soundtrack & solid level design pulled down by horrible cutscenes & tacked-on characters that make the game drag tremendously...
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  6. Aug 31, 2015
    4
    NOTE: I give Sonic Adventure a 7/10, however, this port of the game is extremely bad, and I mention why at the bottom of this review.

    Sonic
    NOTE: I give Sonic Adventure a 7/10, however, this port of the game is extremely bad, and I mention why at the bottom of this review.

    Sonic Adventure is a fun game overall, but has some issues and quirks that do stand out.

    Presentation
    The graphics are nothing special, and the lip syncing was never changed from the original Japanese game, so the mouths don't match up at all. The music, however, is really good, comprised of many memorable tracks, and a few mediocre tracks, but nothing that sounds outright bad. The voice acting is nothing spectacular, but it gets the job done.

    Gameplay
    The gameplay is fun, for the most part. The game is comprised of 6 characters' stories, and one final, general story.

    Sonic is very simple gameplay, platform to the goal. He controls well, but sometimes you may run into a physics quirk.

    Tails is very similar to sonic, but instead of simply running to the goal, he has to race Sonic on many of the same stages that you play as Sonic. Tails can also fly, but otherwise, he's identical to Sonic.

    Knuckles has to look for three pieces of the master emerald, and his gameplay is more exploration centered because of that. In his stages, you run around a piece of a level you played on as Sonic, and you win once you find all three pieces. He controls okay, but not as well as Sonic or Tails.

    Amy's stages involve running away from an invincible robot towards the goal. Her acceleration is awkward, and she's a little slow, and her stages aren't that interesting because of those issues.

    E-102 Gamma is a robot built by Eggman who becomes self-conscious and goes rogue. His gameplay Involves running around shooting everything with a lock on gun. It's actually quite fun, as Gamma controls as you would expect, and everything flows nicely. It's not fast, no, but it's still very fun. One of the best characters. He also has a really interesting story.

    And then we have Big the Cat. He's a giant Cat that goes around fishing. Yes, fishing. In each of his stages, you hunt down his frog "Froggy" and fish for him. This was apparently made for a add-on fishing controller on the Dreamcast, but in case you haven't noticed, this port isn't for the Dreamcast. The fishing... actually works somewhat alright. It's nothing phenomenal, but if you understand how it works (nothing tells you this by the way) it's somewhat fun. Big himself, on the other hand, controls horribly. His jump is painfully low, and his top speed is tiny. This makes him a pain to play as.

    The story is nothing special, most plots are rather simple, and don't have much depth.

    Sonic's story is just prevent Eggman from doing evil.

    Tails' story is to help Sonic prevent Eggman from doing evil.

    Knuckles' story is to find the pieces of the Master Emerald.

    Amy's story is avoiding one of Eggman's robots and helping a bird.

    Gamma has the most interesting story of all, involving self-awareness, and has quite the powerful ending.

    Big's story is just catching Froggy.

    And the final story wraps up the little pieces of plot sprinkled throughout all the other stories. It's nothing special, but it's better than nothing.

    Overall, Sonic, Tails, Gamma, and somewhat Knuckles are quite fun, and Big and Amy are meh.

    However, with this review, I would like to bring light to how awful the 2010 release is. The 2010 version is the version that was released on Steam, XBLA, and PSN. It features textures worse than the dreamcast, no mip-mapping, some broken collision, and a awful resolution cap.

    There is a mod, called Better SADX, that replaced this version with the 2004 physical PC release, which has modding support. From there, you can improve the texture quality, use a non crappy config editor, and best of all, it has proper widescreen support, which doesn't stretch, but instead increases your FOV. It's a really great mod, and makes this crappy port into the definitive SADX experience.
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  7. Oct 14, 2011
    0
    I wish I would have seen the controls layout before I purchased this game. For me, it's absolutely unplayable. You're forced to use UP DOWNI wish I would have seen the controls layout before I purchased this game. For me, it's absolutely unplayable. You're forced to use UP DOWN LEFT RIGHT to move, "S" jumps, "A" and "D" are action buttons, and "Q" and "E" rotate the camera. Who came up with this and why can't you change it? This is the worst control layout I've seen in a while. Expand

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