Sonic Adventure Review by ryanlegend95

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01 Aug 2012 01 Aug 2012
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I just like to say that I am 17 years old and I am a huge sonic fan in fact Sonic Adventure was one of the first games I have ever played. (back when it was on the Dreamcast of course).

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Sonic adventure was the first ever 3d Sonic game to come out. The original was released on the Dreamcast in 1998 and has managed to make its appearance on the Gamecube and now the Xbox 360. Please note that the Gamecube version is a directors cut which means its been updated and more stuff.

If you're thinking that this is the dreamcast version then your wrong. It's the Gamecube version. The Gamecube version didn't interfere with the original's gameplay. All it did was enhance the visuals and added more missions.

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If you're worried that the Xbox version hasn't been updated. Then wipe those tears away my friend because it has. Slightly. The game has updated visuals and updated sound quality but unfortunately Sega have for some reason taken out the extra missions and the new playable character and put them into a separate downloadable content for 400 Microsoft points.
This sort of means that you have half of the extra content from the Gamecube version. (you can tell that you have half the content cause you still get to see the Cream (The bunny rabbit) cameo. big deal).

At least you still get to enjoy the game for what it is though.

Lets do the review. Sort of feel honored for reviewing my first game.

Graphics:
For a game that was released on the Dreamcast, the graphics held up nicely. It does look old and you can tell but with it's updated look it actually looks a lot better than it once was. The textures look a lot better because they aren't blurry anymore. Although Dr. Eggman's Aircraft carrier still looks blurry from a distance but thats due to the poor draw distance. The character models look a lot more modern and animations still look good from 1998. Although I have noticed that Sonic has four elbows. weird. The frame rate is still smooth and the loading times go like lightning. All I can say is that the game is not in HD and for some reason there is a large blue border around the screen which is annoying and unfortunately you can't get rid of it.

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I give the graphics a 7.5/10.

Sound:
The sound also holds up pretty well. Especially the cool soundtrack. The sound isn't as muffled as it once was but it still isn't crystal clear. The voice acting is decent but it sounds all cheesy and kiddie but the game was made for kids anyway so I think I'll let that one slide. The soundtrack is still as groovy as ever with a great bass line. Sound effects have aged poorly except from the Iconic ring sound.

I give the sound score a 6.5/10

Gameplay:
The gameplay is left untouched. But do you really want to meddle with a timeless classic?

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Ahh the memories.

The game allows you to play as six characters. Play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Big and E-102 Gamma. Each character have their own playing styles e.g. Sonic is more adventure and Tails is more racing.

The game plays well but there are a lot more glitches than the previous versions such as clipping through a wall but that happens occasionally. Sega probably lost part of the source code when they were porting it but that always happens to ports. Silent Hill was ported and lost some of its source code.

Since that it's still the same timeless classic that we all know and love. I'm going to give the gameplay score a 9/10. It also has quite a bit of content. More content = replay value.

Storyline:
Storyline is pretty cheesy but the concept about a mystical creature that's made out of water is pretty compelling. But at the end of the day it's just Dr. Eggman wanting to take over the world and Sonic and his pals have to stop him.

I give the storyline a 6/10.

Summary
Good:
-Untouched gameplay.
-Nice visuals.
-The memories.

Bad:
-Annoying voice acting.
-A few glitches.
-They don't make games like this anymore.

Overall I think this game is a blast and will bring back many fond memories for those who played this in 1998. I give the game overall score of 8.5/10. In fact I still have the original game and the Dreamcast and it still works.smile
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justinman114To add one correction, this game was NOT the first "3D" Sonic game to come out. Sonic 3D Blast on Sega Saturn came out well before it.
Posted by justinman114 on 13 Sep 12 at 12:48
ryanlegend95oh yea. sorry i forgot all about that one. thanks for the heads up
Posted by ryanlegend95 on 13 Sep 12 at 15:56
ryanlegend95Well technically that wasn't a proper 3D game. it was called isometric 2.5D
Posted by ryanlegend95 on 14 Sep 12 at 11:00