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  • Summary: The Dreamcast classic now makes its way onto the PlayStation Network.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. Sonic Adventure is a solid title that definitely has its moments, delivering a boatload of content, along with frantic, fun gameplay. If you manage to overlook the glitches and dinky camera, you'll easily find a gem (or emerald) in this Dreamcast classic.
  2. Dec 22, 2010
    65
    Sonic Adventure is still today a good product and it still remains a relatively fun experience. But also nothing has changed at all with this PSN/Xbox Live port, including its annoying camera issues and some glitches. If you manage to overlook this bugs, you'll easily find a classic jewel game.
  3. 60
    Sonic Adventure reaparition has contradictory results. It is a charming game we all remember fondly, but the formula has aged badly.
  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. A horrible camera, lots of bugs, no widescreen or any significant news. Not a good use of your money.
  6. Games Master UK
    Dec 25, 2010
    40
    Those vibrant skies still pop and the sense of speed is undeniable, but this is best left as a happy memory. [Issue#232, p.87]
  7. In short, I would not recommend Sonic Adventure to any of my friends, acquaintances, co-workers, enemies or anyone else.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Sep 21, 2010
    10
    Sonic Adventure (originally 1991) has just arrived on PSN today (USA today, europe 22nd) and is a must-have game for all nostalgilisticsSonic Adventure (originally 1991) has just arrived on PSN today (USA today, europe 22nd) and is a must-have game for all nostalgilistics (don't even know if its an actual word), and so far after 6 hours its been a blast. For those of you worried, fear not as the Chao-breeding simulation and the minigames are back!! Sonic Adventure offers much more beyond the completion of its story then any recent entries such as Sonic Unleashed or Sonic 2K6 (erghh i don't know why i even mentioned this one). Fans of the Sonic series will definitely be pleased with the return of Sonic Adventure as it carries all the features from the original game!! Please ignore the critic reviews as it only judges based on the aging of a 10 year old CLASSIC, but yes the cameras can still be frustrationing as well as the lack of a widescreen option (only 4:3) can deter the experience but believe me this is one experience you don't want to miss!! ENJOY :D Expand
  2. Feb 12, 2016
    10
    My old review for this got ruined by some hacker, so I'll just restate my points.

    SA1 has a variety of gameplay styles, most of which work
    My old review for this got ruined by some hacker, so I'll just restate my points.

    SA1 has a variety of gameplay styles, most of which work really well. It has stages that support these styles quite well. The hub worlds and chao gardens are downright addicting.
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  3. Mar 6, 2012
    10
    Sonic Avdenture it's my favorite game of all Sonic series. The dreamcast version was cool, the stage were awesome, like windy valley and iSonic Avdenture it's my favorite game of all Sonic series. The dreamcast version was cool, the stage were awesome, like windy valley and i liked the voice acting. I think PS3 it's like the Dreamcast version. Expand
  4. Aug 15, 2015
    8
    The game is really fun for me, but I grew up playing the game, so a lot of the amusement came from nostalgia. I could see how people could beThe game is really fun for me, but I grew up playing the game, so a lot of the amusement came from nostalgia. I could see how people could be turned off by this game because it is very linear, very easy, and sometimes glitchy. Also, the whole Big section is terrible. Any Sonic fan would love it, but it is definitely not for people who don't like the franchise. Expand
  5. Nov 9, 2013
    8
    This game may have not been Sonic's first 3D game, but it was the first 3D Sonic game to do it right. The Playstation Network version doesThis game may have not been Sonic's first 3D game, but it was the first 3D Sonic game to do it right. The Playstation Network version does fall a little short, but it's still fun. Expand
  6. Feb 25, 2018
    8
    I often consider "Sonic Adventure" to be the first true 3D Sonic game. Where "Sonic 3D Blast" was an isometric game, "Sonic Adventure" was theI often consider "Sonic Adventure" to be the first true 3D Sonic game. Where "Sonic 3D Blast" was an isometric game, "Sonic Adventure" was the first, for lack of a better way of saying it, "freeform" main series 3D game. It was also my first introduction to the "Sonic the Hedgehog" series. I still remember being 6 years old, getting the game for Christmas with my brand-new, shiny silver GameCube, and thinking to myself, "what in the world is Sonic?" I had many fond memories with the game as a child, and upon revisiting the game, I find myself still enjoying it.
    "Sonic Adventure" is still a boatload of fun to play, the visuals are still great after so many years (even if the models aren't great), the soundtrack is one of the best I've ever heard in any video game, and there's a lot to do here. Beyond there being a lot of content, there's some good variety here, and maybe I'm the only one that thinks this, but even the lesser characters in the game (Amy, Big, Gamma) are still pretty fun to play if you know what you're doing.
    That said, the game isn't perfect. For starters, the cutscenes make for good riffing material (the models are "meh" and the voice acting is rough), the camera can be atrocious, and even though I mention that the lesser characters can be "fun," they are pretty unnecessary all-around and the game could've benefitted if they just included Sonic, Tails and Knuckles and extended their stories with more missions.
    All in all, "Sonic Adventure" is one of those games that I wanted to give an extremely high score to because of nostalgia as well as its standing among other 3D Sonic games, but unfortunately, it is flawed in a number of areas, which does hold it back from being a 9 or a 10. Even so, "Sonic Adventure" has, for the most part, held up very well, and it's still a blast to play even if you're not a fan of the 3D Sonic games.
    Final rating: 8 out of 10 "Great"
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  7. Sep 29, 2011
    3
    As horrible as it was on Dreamcast. Why would anyone like to remember this game? Sonic starred in a couple of great games and then many awfulAs horrible as it was on Dreamcast. Why would anyone like to remember this game? Sonic starred in a couple of great games and then many awful games. This is one of them, I can't find anything good to say about it. Expand

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