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  • Summary: The Dreamcast classic now makes its way onto Xbox Live Arcade.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 11 out of 28
  1. Sonic Adventure is still a great game like it was back in the late 90's when it was on Dreamcast, but nothing has changed at all with this Xbox LIVE port - all the flaws still remain.
  2. This is a great game for the fanatics who like having all their Sonic games on a next generation console. However, if you're a casual fan looking for a masterpiece, all you'll find is a relic that was once considered greatness. It honestly pains me to say that.
  3. 60
    Sonic Adventure reaparition has contradictory results. It is a charming game we all remember fondly, but the formula has aged badly.
  4. A horrible camera, lots of bugs, no widescreen or any significant news. Not a good use of your money.
  5. Am I glad to see this Dreamcast title on XBLA? Yes. It is just too bad a little more work didn't go into the porting process.
  6. 40
    Sonic Adventure did not age well at all. The camera is frustrating and the voice overs are very weak. People who are looking for nostalgia could buy this game but even they should wait for Sonic Colors to come out.
  7. 25
    A slapdash title like this shouldn't take anyone's time or money.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. Sep 17, 2010
    9
    The game is a bargain at 800 ms points. The game is not going to blow you out of your chair but it is full of nostalgic awesomeness. Can'tThe game is a bargain at 800 ms points. The game is not going to blow you out of your chair but it is full of nostalgic awesomeness. Can't believe these comments about the game not ageing well. It's more than ten years old for gods sake. Quite annoyed that you need to spend another 120 ms points to get the DX version. Bad move SEGA. Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2010
    9
    Beautiful game, in my opinion the best Sonic 3d with Sonic adventure 2. I also love the adventure sections that have a change of pace to theBeautiful game, in my opinion the best Sonic 3d with Sonic adventure 2. I also love the adventure sections that have a change of pace to the game making it more diverse. Expand
  3. Apr 20, 2013
    9
    I still enjoy this game. It has not aged well at all. But i think sonic adventure did many things right. The control is its best here.I still enjoy this game. It has not aged well at all. But i think sonic adventure did many things right. The control is its best here. Characters have weight to them. The graphics have not aged well but were amazing for there time. The levels are open and fun to explore.The music is incredible. It takes tons of different types of music that all sound great. Story is sloppy but that does not matter since the games are more about gameplay which is still great fun. Which a game should be. Expand
  4. Nov 5, 2012
    7
    Sonic Adventure: DX, the first 3D platformer I ever owned, how does it hold up now? Well, pretty well if you ask me. I mean, it plays EXACTLYSonic Adventure: DX, the first 3D platformer I ever owned, how does it hold up now? Well, pretty well if you ask me. I mean, it plays EXACTLY like the DX version only with HD graphics. The Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles stages are a lot of fun, the music is awesome ("It Doesn't Matter" was my anthem growing up), the story is engaging and never talks down to the audience/gamer, and the cutscenes are fun and campy. I also like the voice acting, though Knuckles and Big are pretty lifeless and boring (Seriously, Knuckles always sounds like he's narrating! It's actually kind of funny). As great as these things are, there are a few things that bothered me. The camera is pretty frustrating, it's easy for a character to get caught on walls when running down narrow pathways which breaks your momentum (very annoying). The hub worlds feel like padding and the "unlockables" you get from doing missions are nothing but a bunch of crappy Game Gear games. The real salt to the wound is Big the Cat, quite possibly the most useless waste of animation ever put in a game! His voice sucks, the character sucks, his gameplay (fishing) sucks. He just shouldn't exist at all imo. Amy and Gamma's stages are also pretty dull as well, but their stages don't really last too long. Overall, this is a fun game and if you liked it on the Gamecube, you'll like it on the 360. Expand
  5. Sep 15, 2010
    7
    it fun and for 800 ms it good deal no online but good game
  6. Aug 13, 2014
    5
    Well, I think most people went harsh on this one, nut is not htah bad. Except for Big the cat the game was "ok" or "good" at best. SonicWell, I think most people went harsh on this one, nut is not htah bad. Except for Big the cat the game was "ok" or "good" at best. Sonic levels were classic, Tails levels were short lived, Knuckles leves became annoying, Amy's were boring but Gamma was the **** Easy, but awesome. Yeah, the stories were maybe a little bit confusing but overall it was an average experience. And the chaos, they're a lot of fun to train. Like Sonic needs something to hold on to after Mario, so let's capitalize on Pokémon. Because... Talent, I dunno. Expand
  7. Nov 30, 2015
    0
    Is there anything worse than this? I dunno. I'm sure there will be some day because or some reason they keep making these terrible games.Is there anything worse than this? I dunno. I'm sure there will be some day because or some reason they keep making these terrible games. They're bound to make one worse than this one eventually. Expand

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