Posted: June 28
It's Sonic Adventure 2.
Man, I love this game, even when I do a fire somersault instead of a light dash and then I have to exit the level then come back and try again because I have to A-RANK EVERYTHING SO THAT I CAN SAY THAT I COMPLETED THE GAME OF MY CHILDHOODLike, look, I don't even like Sonic games that much.
But something about this game is so warm to me. I feel at home when my camera goes wacky, when Tails' stupid freakin' mech glitches through the floor, and when Rouge spins around the equator of a meatball-planet infinitely. I grew up with these bugs, and I hate them, but I love them. The story is silly, but it doesn't take itself too seriously. I honestly like all of the stages and gameplay types. Sonic and his friends have a place in my heart that can only be filled by this game.Is it a genuinely good game, or am I nostalgia-blind?
Well, by today's standards, this game is a buggy piece of junk and shouldn't be played. But there's something about the insane music, the silly lip-syncing, the awkward dialogue, and the genuine satisfaction of pulling off a crazy stunt that really hits home for me. Sure, it's buggy. Sure, I'm probably just nostalgia-blind. But I love this game, even if she's a harsh mistress.I don't think it'd be a great idea to play this game if you don't think you'd like it.
It's glitchy, but it's endearing and sweet. There was a real love put into this game. Plus, you get to raise adorable little Chao. I mean, who doesn't like to do a load of faffin' in the Chao Gardens?All in all, I love this game.
You know just by looking at it if you like it or not. If you played the good 'ol versions on the Dreamcast or Gamecube, this is a fresh way to play with the widescreen and HD. As long as you have a controller...9/10 would plummet towards Earth because I down-roll-balled instead of light-dashing.