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  • Summary: The Dreamcast classic now makes its way onto Xbox Live Arcade.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 11 out of 28
  1. Sonic Adventure isn't the beaming example of Dreamcast development excellence, with its annoying camera issues, unnecessary side character missions and on-and-off gameplay enhancements.
  2. Not the classic re-release we wanted, developers should start improving old games before simply throwing them out on XBLA.
  3. Even with enhancements this is a basic conversion that relies too much on rose tinted charm and does not bode well for the forthcoming Dreamcast titles.
  4. Sonic Adventure doesn't just make you realise its age, it also makes you question the world we live in: just how did this ever become the most successful Dreamcast game?
  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. Only the most ardent Sonic fans need apply. For the rest of us, some good gaming memories should just remain that: memories.
  7. 25
    A slapdash title like this shouldn't take anyone's time or money.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Sep 17, 2010
    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'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. Nov 3, 2011
    I thoroughly enjoyed playing Sonic Adventure all over again, this time on the Xbox and with Achievements. This is the third time I have played the game, as I have played it on all three console-adaptations. Expand
  3. Apr 27, 2013
    the nostalgia is everywhere in this game and i have SO MUCH NOSTALGIA WITH THIS.
    if you did not play this game in your childhood, don't buy
    it unless you want to see how sonic started in 3D or if you're a platformer fan. this game hasn't aged that well but i still love it. Expand
  4. Sep 17, 2010
    Only buy it if you liked this Sonic Adventure! As an arcade title on its own.. it's a horrible port, not even in widescreen.. The voice acting, and camera are just as bad as they were when it first came out, but for those who loved the game theres no real reason not to buy it again. Expand
  5. Sep 15, 2010
    it fun and for 800 ms it good deal no online but good game
  6. Aug 13, 2014
    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. 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. Sep 19, 2010
    Completely disappointing, by all means. Most people would enjoy it for the fact that it carries the nostalgia of both Sonic and the ill-fated remains of the Dreamcast library. The major problem is that the game has aged well by no means. I played the game on the original Dreamcast way back in 2000, and had beaten it in full, and I replayed it again years later in its DX iteration. The game itself cannot seem to be enjoyable by today's standards. Every character's controls are really bad, especially if you're among the slower ones, and the camera and voice acting are just as repulsive as they were a decade ago. The major, glaring problem though is the price points. The original Dreamcast version may not be available to buy outside of online auction and some shops, but it can also be easily pirated if you're into that. The Gamecube "DX" remake is still available at some Gamestops for 12 dollars, 2 more than the current release. Not only that, but the rereleases now require you to pay ANOTHER 5 dollars for a "DX" upgrade, which only allows you to play as Metal Sonic and unlock a few more emblems to get, yet you still cannot unlock the Game Gear games or link up with GBA, which were both available options in the DX version. Overall, if you really want to play this game, look for older versions, and pass up this pointless waste immediately. Expand

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