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Sonic Adventure 2 (DC)
Member Name: Seven17
Sonic Adventure 2 (DC)
Advantages: Great story, even if it's a little cheesy. Soundtrack music is very good!
Disadvantages: Character voices are not good, graphics are "ok".
This game was never going to win a game of the year award, nor was it ever going to go down in history for groundbreaking graphics or unequivocal gameplay features. However, one thing noted by Sega (quite recently in fact) was that this game was an important milestone in the Sonic story, and the history of Sega Gaming. The storyline of this game certainly is a game changer for the series and after the introduction of shadow the hedgehog, he quickly dies in this same game.
This was only for "Shadow the Hedgehog" to be released on xbox exactly 1 year later with the classic, cheesy "no he didn't die" an then some excuse about the Master Emeralds which play a huge role in the storyline of this game. There are several things i didn't like about the storyline, chief among which is the misleading characters are dying, characters have gone missing etc etc because about 3 of the main characters, Sonic, Shadow and Tails presumably die in the same storyline when in fact, 2 missions later, they're fine.
The graphics are somewhat questionable when it comes to attention to detail but the actual intractable features like chao, enemies and breakable objects like boxes, are all very well made and designed. There are no horrible textures or any dodgey, bodged or ugly bits on these items, which i suppose is the main thing. The road signs however, are barely readable.
The sound is once again, not good but for an early 00's game actually isn't bad. It's not the actual quality as such but more the contents of the audio itself. A little confusing, so i'll clarify. In mission cutscenes characters sound quiet while others sound loud and they drown each other out. Other times the characters talk over each other at some length and they mis time their mouth movements making them speak out of turn and it just looks messy. The voice actors in this game are good, the only one i'm not too sure about is Tails who seems to be a 6 year old kid, with an incredibly squeaky voice, sometimes to the point where i just want to skip the cutscene but oh no, you can't do that.
Physics are an important part of a sonic game particularly at high speed, and its things like the auto focus on enemies when performing summersault attacks that makes me think, actually, this is playable and i could live with the game at this speed. Certain things like cars in the game though are disastrous and they seems to flail about wildly and uncontrollably... even though, you aren't driving them, you're racing around them, or crashing into them.
So in summary its not a perfect game nor is it even a groundbreaking revolution in gaming but i think that guy at Sega was right, it is an important milestone, and was a masterpiece in the sonic series, which took the story a bit further, and introduced something new to the 3D world of sonic.
Summary: Not revolutionary for gaming, but revolutionary for the Sonic series.
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