Posted: May 4
Play as everyone's favorite blue Hedgehog in Sonic Adventure 2, which was developed in 2001 by Sonic Team. Sonic Adventure 2 is available on many consoles, but the game was originally released for Dreamcast. -Detailed breakdown review- Story:
In Sonic Adventure 2, Eggman (Doctor Robotnik) has plans to take over the world by using a secret weapon that his grandfather created, that is how he meets Shadow the Hedgehog who offers to help Eggman take over the world.
There are two stories that are running parallel to each other in Sonic Adventure 2: the Hero and Villain stories. You play as: Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles for the Hero story. Shadow, Eggman, and Rouge for the villain story.
A couple new characters were added to the franchise in Sonic Adventure 2; Rouge the Bat and my personal favorite, Shadow the hedgehog. These additional characters were created to balance out the game play and give you a second set of characters to play as through the game a second time.
Unfortunately not long after this game was released, Sonic Team went crazy with the characters and decided to make a game with all of Sonic's little animal friends. Generally overwhelming the standard sonic-gamer-fans (some/most of the characters had existed in comic series and other minor video games before release. But it was the first time many had seen them in a big name game). Game Play:
I hate to knock the controls ...but the most obnoxious part about this game was definitely the controls. It was annoying to control the camera and movement, with a controller when I played Sonic Adventure 2 on the GameCube; it didn't improve at all when playing with a keyboard and mouse.
Other then the obnoxious controls, the game itself is pretty fun and there are many different ways to complete levels, get unlockables, accessories, level ranking, including a mini feature with "Chao".
Call me a sucker, but half of the reason I bought this game on steam was because I loved raising Chao, and I hated sharing the GameCube with my brothers while we all raised our Chao. So I purchased the game, and got that out of my system... mostly.
To be more specific, Chao are little alien-looking-creatures with a dot that hovers above their head. (Just Google it, okay?) Depending on how you raise your Chao they will look different and you'll unlock two new area's depending on the Chao you raise and who you raise it with. I personally liked to raise them with Villains so they all had the most adorable evil smiles. (Yes, I'm fan girling, yes I play the Sims, Shaddup.) Achievements:
Ugh... Do I need to mention this part? There are steam achievements, but there is only one "freebee" achievement, the rest are awarded for completing long objectives (such as beat the game, beat it with the other team, raise a villain and hero Chao, get all of all the things, get "A" on each level)
I'm currently sitting at 7/15 achievements there is only one or two more achievements that I think I can get, the rest are too difficult to get without putting an ungodly amount of time into the game to get perfect ranks on ever single level. Price:
Sonic Adventure 2 is priced at $9.99 I personally waited until a steam sale before I purchased the game. There's enough content to play through the game for 9+ hours , however unless you already know you like sonic games, that's a bit of a risky purchase. You would be better off buying this game on sale, or playing a sonic game that is much easier on the controls. Conclusion:
I'm on the fence for this one, I found the game more enjoyable then annoying, but I've always been more patient with video games than most people. If you want to buy a Chao Growing Simulator, this is the right game for you. If you want a solid Sonic running-speedy-blurry-graphic-game, you should probably skip this and look for another one.
I Recommend this game to Sonic Fans, GameCube/Dreamcast owners, and anyone else who might be mildly interested in trying out Sonic Adventure 2.