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Sonic Felt Like Leaving The Dreamcast With A BANG!!!

  • Dec 10, 2001
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+5
And I'm glad he did! Lets face it people, it will never be the same playing a Sonic game on a non-Sega counsel! I know this game is coming to Gamecube...but seeing him on a Nintendo counsel (Who used to be Sega's biggest rival) is a bit strange! But if the true blue was going away, he was going away with a bang! And the result is "Sonic Adventure 2!" The first Sonic game for Dreamcast was a great game, but many people felt that most of the time they were just holding up on the analog most of the time! This is no longer a problem. Now you will have to turn...a lot!

That's right, no more running straight! Now it's time to actually make a few sharp turns in the game! Not to mention Sonic now has new moves which allowes him to grind, climb, follow rings in mid-air, flip, and snowboard! Sonic's new moves are great and stylish! Not only that, but Sonic's new rival Shadow has most of those moves (And some of his own) to add new challenges! The game is about rivals so you can choose weather or not to save the world or conquer it (It says so on the back of the box)!

There are problems though so don't think this is perfect! For one thing Tails (For some idiotic reason or another) spends his whole game in a robot shooting bullets instead of flying and stuff! I don't know WHAT he's doing THAT for...but it doesn't work for me!!! Next is the whole Knuckles/Rouge thing. These guys can glide, run fast, climb, punch and kick, and Sonic Team can't seem to give them anything better to do then search for pieces of the Master Emeralds!?! And these levels are slow, boring, and a bit on the tedious side!

Graphically speaking this game runs at a smooth 60 fps without a hint of slowdown! And at the speed this game goes at that's increadable! I don't think the PS2 could handle that speed (Although Gamecube might)! The english voices are still flawed and acted weakly, but now you have the choice to switch to the japanesse voices so I recomend you do so! The music is good, but for old times sake where the heck is some of the classic Sonic music? The Choa mini-game is fun and cute...but long!

I recomend you make sure you have time to take care of this stuff! What else am I missing...oh yeah the bosses rock! This is easily the best Sonic game yet! Although Sonic will now be on other game systems I'm glad that his last appearance on a Sega system turned out like this! Not that I have anything against "Sonic Shuffle," but that game would have been a weak exit for Sonic! If you own Dreamcast get this game! You won't be sorry!

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When longtime Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog made his debut on the Dreamcast console inSonic Adventure, gamers were stunned. Sega had not only used the game to show off the tremendous possibilities of the then-new hardware, but they had reinvigorated the platform-style arcade adventure genre with massive, intricate levels, gleefully distracting minigames, and even a new kind of virtual pet, called a Chao, that could be combined with other pets, traded with friends, and even exchanged over the Internet.Sonic Adventure 2ups the ante of its predecessor with all-new puzzles and levels, and even faster action reminiscent of the early Genesis-era games. Knuckles and Tails are back, as are the Chao pets (who can now talk!).
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