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Sonic Adventure 2: Battle - Player's Choice (GameCube)
- New characters and environments optimized for the GameCube
- Branching storyline lets you fight for good or evil
- All-new 2-player games
- 12 playable characters
- 1-2 players.
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- Platform: GameCube
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (Player's Choice GameCube)
Sega's mascot made his 3-D debut on the Dreamcast, but with the demise of that system the zippy blue hedgehog is popping up everywhere--including the GameCube. Unfortunately his first next-gen appearance, Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, is marred by the same 3-D camera problems that plagued the Dreamcast version of the game, and the multiplayer "Battle" component isn't all it's cracked up to be.
From the off, players have the option of choosing the Hero (Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles) or Dark (Dr Robotnik, Shadow, Rouge) quests, which are completely different. Sonic and his dark counterpart, Shadow, traverse levels at warp speed colleting coins and power-ups while fighting enemies in what must be considered the game's most exhilarating moments. Unfortunately, the other characters are nowhere near as fun to play. Robotnik and Tails fight through levels that require little more than constant button-mashing to shoot an endless procession of enemies and Knuckles and Rouge participate in seemingly endless levels that require looking for a variety of objects.
Graphically the game is a bit of a letdown considering the processing muscle of GameCube. Models are fairly simplistic, and level textures are sometimes bland. Game Boy Advance owners can use a link cable to download Chaos from the game to train on the go, but the rewards for doing so are minor considering the time investment involved. The one thing this game has over its Dreamcast predecessor is the multi-player modes, which are fun but offer none of the depth or replayability of standalone multiplayer games like Super Smash Bros. Melee. Still, they're a nice addition that rounds out a flawed single-player component, especially the racing games. Sonic addicts who missed this the first time around on the Dreamcast will definitely want to check this game out, but the finicky camera, tedious non-Sonic/Shadow levels in single-player, and surprisingly shallow multiplayer components (especially the Chao games) turn what could have been a great game into merely a good one. --T Byrl Baker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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Some people may say that it's another kiddy game for the Gamecube, but I disagree entirely. There are 180 emblems to collect through tons of levels and it does offer a pretty good challenge.
When I first turned the Gamecube on to play this it brought back fond memories of the Sonic games on the Megadrive. It really does feel like you're still 10 years old. The transition to 3D is cool and all the familiar Sonic elements are there: rings, robots and forest levels.
The game also has a pretty nifty soundtrack with a mixture of Sonic themed punk/metal, hip-hop and pop/dance. Some songs are just a wee bit cheesy, but it never grates on your ears too much.
But my favourite aspect of the games is the Multiplayer AND Chao World. These cute little buggers might give Nintendo's Pokemon a run for the money.
As for the multiplayer, my friends and I haven't stopped playing this for weeks. We're on 2 player levels practically every day!
The only downside is occasionally the camera angles become obtrusive and you can't see what you're doing. But I'd say 95% of the time this doesn't happen.
If you feel the need for some high speed ring dashing, then Sonic is the game you have to buy! 4 stars!
Now who can remember humming allong to the FANTASTIC music of SEGAS SONIC THE HEDGEHOG where you had to save thoose creatures from the bad guy. I CERTAINALY DO!!!!! And I miss the old music with the little TING as soon as you collected a ring. The new music is OK. It's got words that fit the level which is good.
But other than the music, the grahics are very good and the story line is fine.
All in all its a decent game and worth the money.
In fairness though, the game is brilliant, I used to be into sonic on the megadrive when it 1st came out, we got sonic advance for the kids on GBA, but this is something else. Good graphics, background CD audio music and a good addictive game.
Some of the bits are too difficult for children, defeating some of the end of level guardians and finding some of the emeralds, but on the whole i only get called to help once every 30 minutes.
worth the money !!!
This game brings back memories of the old days and the early Sonic games. The Game has good graphics sound gameplay with a strong story line, which the other sonics games did not have. The lastability is great there are more secrets and power ups to get than ever before. This game is an essential game and a tribute to sega!!!! Sonic is without a doubt BETTER than Mario.
However i cant give this game 5 stars because it just lacks the originality of the old mega drive series!! ANd also the treasure hunting with rouge and knuckles is damn right tedious.
This is a must buy game.
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