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Big Blue's Back,
By A Customer
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Sonic Adventure - Sega Dreamcast (Video Game)
It's been years since Sonic & Knuckles, the last true Sonic game. The series has been plagued with terrible titles such as Sonic R and Sonic 3D Blast. Luckily, Sonic Adventure makes up for lost time, and that was a lot of time to make up. Yuji Naka's latest title is among the best 3D platformers I've played in a while and really helped the Sonic series get back on its feet. Basically a Mario 64 pumped on steroids, the first thing you'll notice are the breathtaking graphics. From the killer whale escape in Emerald Coast to the tornado ride in Windy Valley, you would want to play the level all over again just because of how smooth and crisp the graphics are. A traditional pop soundtrack and fast, action-based gameplay all also add to a classic Sonic game.
I just couldn't leave out the minor problems to the game, though. I would have given Sonic five stars but some quirks here and there left the hedgehog not as hip and urban he should have been. First of all, the annoying camera can leave you frustrated some times. Also, pop-up occurs at times even if it doesn't affect gameplay. The cinemas contain too much talking and dialogue when all you want to do is get to playing. The overall appearance of the game also suffers from lame music that somewhat don't fit the mood for a few of the stages.
Despite such problems, Sonic Adventure is still destined to be the best Sonic game to date. It will definitely entertain 3D action/adventure fans and most of all, Sonic fans. After waiting for such a long time to play a worth while Sonic game, the fans deserve it.