Sega Confirms Sonic Adventure 2 HD

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Sega Confirms Sonic Adventure 2 HD

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The Dreamcast's last Sonic game is coming to XBLA and PSN.

There's nothing Sega can do to fill the Dreamcast-shaped hole in our collective heart, but ports of the console's biggest hits do help numb the pain. Today, Sega has confirmed rumors that Sonic Adventure 2 will be the next title to get the HD treatment. A graphically updated version of the title will be arriving on XBLA and PSN later this year, complete with leaderboards and trophy/achievement support.

It's unclear if the game will be a port of the Dreamcast original or the updated Gamecube version released in 2002.

Sonic Adventure 2 is one of Sega's most highly regarded attempts to push the oddly-colored rodent into the third dimension, mostly thanks to its addictive multiplayer mode and hilariously overblown soundtrack. For those of you who know your hedgehog lore, it also marked the first appearance of grumpy anti-Sonic, Shadow, and the disturbingly well-stacked Rouge the Bat.

Hopefully, this port fare somewhat better with critics than the recent re-release of Sonic Adventure.

Source: IGN

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Now you Sonic fans don't have to feel so Blue anymore.
Or do you?

YEEEEES!

One of my favorite games of all time.

I've heard less than graceful things about the Adventure games, but they're probably my favorite Sonic games of all time.

And I can't tell if Grey is dissing Crush 40 or not. D:

"Addictive multiplayer"?
...are you kidding?! It's mediocre at best.
Anyway, I've all A Ranked this game on the Gamecube, I don't want to have to do it again, especially Mad Space and Knuckles' ARK level. I forget the name.

Unless they've made some programming improvements instead of just slapping on a new coat of paint, I'll probably have to skip this one.

Examples:
Knuckles and Rouge can find any emerald they are close to instead of specific ones.
Clipping issues when running up smooth slopes as Sonic or Shadow (Sonic's Pyramid level is an example)

A requested improvement would be to make raising the Chao in this game not so much a pain in the ass, especially when you have no fondness for them and all you want are the Emblems from the races and karate. Doing a Sonic or whoever level over and over and over for animals and/or chaos drives to get a minuscule stat increase on your Chao all day is freaking annoying.

We don't have Sonic Advance or the Dreamcast UMD to transfer our Chao over to this time to raise them quicker than what is possible in the main game.

Mahorfeus:
I've heard less than graceful things about the Adventure games, but they're probably my favorite Sonic games of all time.

And I can't tell if Grey is dissing Crush 40 or not. D:

Open Your Heart and Live and Learn are terrible songs.

But I love them.

We got to wait until October?! DAMN!

No PC port? :(

Darn.

Kinda did wanna level a chao again for giggles.

My Gamecube Chao was an overpowered fucker. His name was Jerry. He will be missed ._.
(Memory card blew up)

Just bought it on the cube for 3. Why would I want to pay 15-20 for it? Trophies? Nah

Sega. Just re-release Skies of Arcadia already. That one I'll jump up and down for.

SA2 is probably my favorite Sonic game in the entire series. While I do wax nostalgic for the old Genesis games, I dropped 100 hours or more in SA2 getting all the emblems, raising my chao, and finding secrets. God I loved that game.

And luckily, I'm at my mom's house for the rest of the summer so I can dig out my Gamecube and play it :D

Also: You forgot City Escape, my favorite song in the game.

(Yes, it's terrible).

I actually really love the soundtrack to this game. All of the later Sonic games with rock soundtracks were all trying to re-create this one, but they all miserably failed. This is also the only game in which Shadow was a respectable character. He had a good story line, which should have ended in this game. If you've played the game you'll know why it's stupid they brought him back afterwards, and such a retarded way too.

*Throws money at the laptop* The last good Sonic game! I miss the Sonic Adventure series so much~! It holds an importance place in my childhood, that's for sure.

Grey Carter:

Mahorfeus:
I've heard less than graceful things about the Adventure games, but they're probably my favorite Sonic games of all time.

And I can't tell if Grey is dissing Crush 40 or not. D:

Open Your Heart and Live and Learn are terrible songs.

But I love them.

*High fives*

It may just be inescapable nostalgia, but I never get tired of those songs~!

Can we get a sequel of Sonic Generations instead of this overrated 3D garbage?

Missed the "Adventure" part. Mentally cried "Aha!"

Saw the "Adventure" part later. Mentally mumbled "Meh."

Don't get me wrong, they're both contemptible, but the one with "Adventure" in its name is moreso, but only because of the horrendous music. And the birth of Shadow. And for making Tails in a giant robot one of the worst things ever. And for introducing that stupid rail grinding thing.

Okay, so there are a lot of reasons. The point, somehow, is do a Sonic 3 & Knuckles re-release thing. But for fuck's sake, don't make it with 3D graphics, or I'll kill you all, Sega.

I liked the first adventure game better... oh well. Maybe Sega will figure out how to make a 3D sonic game that people don't hate when they reexamine this... and maybe flying pigs will spontaneously shoot out of my ass and thaw out hell.

Goddamn it!

I'm going to buy this. I know its not a very good game, I know the storyline's stupid, I know that every level that doesn't involve Sonic or Shadow is obnoxious and stupid and has nothing to do with running or even platforming really, AND I'M STILL GOING TO BUY THIS.

Because nostalgia. And raising chao. Lots of raising chao.

Dude, Crush 40 rule, I won't have a word said against them *crazy eyes*.
But a bit more on topic, slightly, I don't fully understand why they'd port this, I thought the point of porting was supposed to get people into franchises that aren't actively available anymore due to expense/rarity (Skies of Arcadia, lookin' at you), so that people can experience games they might enjoy but otherwise wouldn't know.
Oh, wait... I've just been made aware, that's how it's SUPPOSED to work, instead they're just used as a cash-cow to fund inter-company coke parties. Righto, gotcha.

Scrustle:
I actually really love the soundtrack to this game. All of the later Sonic games with rock soundtracks were all trying to re-create this one, but they all miserably failed. This is also the only game in which Shadow was a respectable character. He had a good story line, which should have ended in this game. If you've played the game you'll know why it's stupid they brought him back afterwards, and such a retarded way too.

The sad part is Shadows still the most well developed Sonic character in terms of character development and backstory (In that he actually HAS character development and backstory). Although, i do agree bringing him back was retarded in retrospect. Sonic Team literally had no idea what the hell to do with the guy after Adventure 2 and ended up squandering him because...well, it's Sonic Team. I have no issue with Shadow being allowed to come back into the games, but..i just wish they did it in a better way. But again, this is Sonic Team we're dealing with so in retrospect the poor guy was doomed from the get-go.

DVS BSTrD:
Now you Sonic fans don't have to feel so Blue anymore.
Or do you?

Stop hogging all the puns, it's like you get here at supersonic speeds

Since I moved in to my own flat I've been trying to slim down my game collection to save room. I can't wait for this because it will bring me one step closer to not needing my GameCube anymore)

Sorry for double post

Infernai:

Scrustle:
I actually really love the soundtrack to this game. All of the later Sonic games with rock soundtracks were all trying to re-create this one, but they all miserably failed. This is also the only game in which Shadow was a respectable character. He had a good story line, which should have ended in this game. If you've played the game you'll know why it's stupid they brought him back afterwards, and such a retarded way too.

The sad part is Shadows still the most well developed Sonic character in terms of character development and backstory (In that he actually HAS character development and backstory). Although, i do agree bringing him back was retarded in retrospect. Sonic Team literally had no idea what the hell to do with the guy after Adventure 2 and ended up squandering him because...well, it's Sonic Team. I have no issue with Shadow being allowed to come back into the games, but..i just wish they did it in a better way. But again, this is Sonic Team we're dealing with so in retrospect the poor guy was doomed from the get-go.

Yeah, Shadow's always been my favourite Sonic character because of this game. It's so painful to see what they did to him afterwards. "I don't know who I am... again! I've got amnesia! I'm a robot! Wait, who am I again?"

I may have peed myself a little with this announcement.

Sonic Adventure 2 HD... I'd tap that.
Now how about a fully new Jet Set Radio game? I'll tap whoever needs to be tapped at Sega to get that made.

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If this is the game I think it is then I am the happiest person on earth right now, that was like my first game ever. Though I had Sonic Adenture 2 Battle on the Gamecube, not the Dreamcast version.

cool but i never got the point of those HD remakes... just port the damned thing the graphics were fine then they are fine now... right?

W00t! I loved that game, especially raising chao.

mikeybuthge:

DVS BSTrD:
Now you Sonic fans don't have to feel so Blue anymore.
Or do you?

Stop hogging all the puns, it's like you get here at supersonic speeds

It does Ring true, we seem to be lacking in good Sonic puns.

CaptainMarvelous:

mikeybuthge:

DVS BSTrD:
Now you Sonic fans don't have to feel so Blue anymore.
Or do you?

Stop hogging all the puns, it's like you get here at supersonic speeds

It does Ring true, we seem to be lacking in good Sonic puns.

Now guys lets not go spinning Tails. There's plenty of puns to go around.

Charli:

CaptainMarvelous:

mikeybuthge:

Stop hogging all the puns, it's like you get here at supersonic speeds

It does Ring true, we seem to be lacking in good Sonic puns.

Now guys lets not go spinning Tails. There's plenty of puns to go around.

I'm biting my Knuckles to avoid making more puns

We got to wait until October?! image

CaptainMarvelous:

Charli:

CaptainMarvelous:

It does Ring true, we seem to be lacking in good Sonic puns.

Now guys lets not go spinning Tails. There's plenty of puns to go around.

I'm biting my Knuckles to avoid making more puns

I think we can leave these puns to the Shadows for now.

Wait I just downloaded SA1, is it a fuckover like the silent hill re-release or have they just not improved anything.

Whatever I'm looking forward to this anyway. I still hate rouge though.

Even though I still have the Gamecube version, I'm probably going to get this anyway. Like others have said, this game is one of if not the best 3D Sonic game ever made. I hold it up there in my list of favorites titles throughout my life of playing games.

Huh. I guess I know what I am picking up for my birthday, then.

Brad Shepard:
We got to wait until October?! DAMN!

...unless somebody wants to be generous!

Well, there goes another three hundred hours. Almost makes me glad that I lost my GameCube memory card so that I actually have an incentive to start over. Probably would get it anyways though. This is definitely my favourite Sonic game. I will miss my awesome chao though. So much time spent playing City Escape over and over to get unicorns and chaos drives, but I also got to listen to City Escape over and over, so totally worth it.

After the reviews of the Sonic Adventure PSN/XBLA release, I can understand why these games aren't that great. A lot is down right bad, but god damn I love these games. Can't wait to have Sonic Adventure 2 on my PS3. What I really want is a huge Sonic Vita collection, since there's no Sonic games on there right now. (not counting the PSP Mega Drive Collection).

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