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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: 28 out of 50
  2. Negative: 7 out of 50
  1. Nov 5, 2021
    10
    10/10 Одна Из Лучших Игр Во Вселенной Всем Советую 10/10...................
  2. May 12, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. In all the years of Sega trying desperately to pull themselves from the depths of creative hell and back into the hearts of the fans, they made a giant leap to counteract their fall down Mount Fujiama with Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), and Sonic Unleashed; A leap which could have only been made with a game that they had already made both money and a fanbase off of: Sonic Adventure (With DX DLC). A game that got better by including achievements and avatar awards. For those looking to show off their appreciation for a classic, Sega has provided us with a cool shirt and Sonic's shoes. For those of you who bought Sonic 4, the Sonic shoes would complete the outfit. With stunning visuals, a great concept of Sonic, and a soundtrack to die for, Sonic Adventure/ DX is one of the best Arcade games you can buy! And if you don't like the idea of downloading it, or can't fit it on your HDD, Sega released it on a compilation disc: The Dreamcast Collection. This game is a win/win for anybody, gamer or not! However, it is a bit of a deception, as it is the PC version of Sonic Adventure and you have to buy the DX pack separately. Overall though, it is a great deal! Strongly recommended to anyone with the spare cash! Expand
  3. 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
  4. Aug 6, 2020
    8
    Sonic Adventure is a great game. While Big is slow, clunky, and his A missions are way to frustrating since catching 5000g fish take way toSonic Adventure is a great game. While Big is slow, clunky, and his A missions are way to frustrating since catching 5000g fish take way to long, other than Amy (whose level design needs work so meh) every other character is fun. Sonic and Tails is a great transition from 2d to 3d with momentum platforming. Knuckles must treasure hunt for master emerald shards in his levels. It's kinda to easy since 1. There's not many enemies 2. The shards are out in the open 8/10 times. Gamma is about racking up score by shot all the enemies and it's pretty fun.
    The story is like milk. The lines were read completely out of context and thus sound weird but, the voice actors fit the characters well even tails who is voice by a kid. The music is phenomenal and fit stages well from the flutes of Windy valley to the rock of Final egg.
    Overall check it out
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  5. May 4, 2021
    7
    Sonic Adventure is an utterly amazing game. Some people call it one of the last really good sonic games which we all know is untrue but SonicSonic Adventure is an utterly amazing game. Some people call it one of the last really good sonic games which we all know is untrue but Sonic Adventure is great but is it the best no let me explain why.

    So I'm going to give a basic rundown of the Story basically this game follows the story of 6 characters. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Big the Cat, and E-102 (Gamma) and each have their own story. Sonic story is him trying to stop Eggman from taking the Chaos Emeralds to and stop him from causing the Destruction of the City. Tails Story is Similar to Sonic but has a sub story of tails trying to stand up for himself and learn to not be scared. Knuckles is trying to get Angel Island to float back up in the air but the master emeralds the one that lifted up the island, broke. So he has to find the piece of the master emerald. Amy Story is about protecting the bird she found and then also escaping this robot that is following her around for most of her levels. Big the Cat lost his best friend froggy which is literally a frog so Big the Cat has to fish him up for each stage to get his precious froggy back. I will get back to these levels later. E-102 or Gamma
    Is Eggman robot he made but I feel if I tell a bit too much about this story it would spoil some of Amy's story.

    Now for the gameplay. When talking about Sonic Adventure Gameplay there are a lot of positives and a lot of negatives. Let's stay positive for a bit because I really love this game. Just this game has a lot of flaws. Each character has a very different type of gameplay Sonic you mainly run fast through the stage and try to get to the goal without dying. I really appreciate that they gave the character different play styles and didn't just reskin sonic to look like the character. Also in the sonic levels it feels great to play as Sonic he controls pretty well. For tails gameplay you're always trying to beat sonic to the goal which is pretty easy a lot of the time so you should worry. His is very similar to sonic but with tails he can fly so he can take different routes unlike sonic. For Kunkles it's actually a really fun bit of gameplay basically you got to find the pieces of the master emerald hidden in a lot of the areas in the level it's actually a nice little break from the speed of the Sonic and Tails levels. Unlike something we will be talking about a bit later. Amy levels your escape from one of Eggman's robots. Yet it does feel very slow and not the fun slow like Knuckles but it does have some fun moments. Now the Big the Cat levels….later. The E-102 (Gamma) are actually a nice change of pace instead of the clock slowly building up as you go through the level In the Gamma level time as the game goes down and you have to beat a bunch of enemies in order to keep time up. It is a lot of fun and honestly I have no hate toward his levels but they are over way too soon. Now onto some of the things I hate about this game. You get lost way to easily there where moments where I didn't know where the next mission was because I was searching around for hours just to get it started lucky sonic route didn't do too much of this and gamma didn't have it at all be but every other route has a cause of searching for hours. The bugs are also a small issue when I was playing as tails. I got stuck on the train that led to Station Square and I had to restart from my last save. Amy's level was very boring. Amy was weird to control and the fact a robot was followed everywhere didn't make it easy to solve puzzles in her levels. Although that not the worst part about this game the worst part about this game is the Big the Cat levels aka the FISHING MINI GAME that right a fishing mini game in a sonic game it's sucks I had to look up a guide on how to get froggy on the fish hook and even then it was still hard to do luckily this is one of the route so it's not like it happen twice. Also poor Big gets all the hate from the fans but people didn't realize the true menace is FROGGY. Yeah but I think big the cat is neat! Although I am glad that my nitpicks were fix in SA2

    Even with all these nitpicks about this game it is still really good and sometimes the glitches can be really goofy and funny. Not to mention the cutscenes are really bad but like the funny bad. So yeah this game a lot of fun so Open Your Heart and give this game a chance
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  6. Oct 25, 2020
    6
    Its A Ok Port But Its Missing Some Features Like The Gamegear ports same with the other 2 but if you have the pc port from 2003 it wasnt thatIts A Ok Port But Its Missing Some Features Like The Gamegear ports same with the other 2 but if you have the pc port from 2003 it wasnt that optimized 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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