Sonic Adventure 2 Battle - GameCube
- For the GameCube
- Platform: GameCube
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Media: Video Game
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Sonic Adventure 2 Battle [GameCube] Unknown For the 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 on 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, and the multiplayer "battle" component isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
Right out of the gate, players have the option of choosing Hero (Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles) or Dark (Dr. Eggman, Shadow, and 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 the game's most exhilarating moments. Unfortunately, the other characters are nowhere near as fun to play. Dr. Eggman 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 searching 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 Chao from the game and train them on the go, but the rewards for doing so are minor considering the time investment involved. The main feature this game offers over its Dreamcast predecessor is the variety of multiplayer modes, which are fun but offer none of the depth or replayability of standalone multiplayer games like Super Smash Bros. Melee. Still, they are nice additions--especially the racing games--and round out a flawed single-player component. Sonic addicts who missed this game the first time around on the Dreamcast will definitely want to check it out, but the finicky camera, tedious non-Sonic/Shadow levels in single-player mode, and surprisingly shallow multiplayer components (especially the Chao games) turn what could have been a great game into a mere good one. --T. Byrl Baker
- Plenty of variety
- Sonic/Shadow levels are pure, unadulterated fun
- Knuckles/Rouge levels are tedious
- Multiplayer aspects could use some more depth
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Rouge and Knuckles' levels aren't really THAT tedious. Wild Canyon and Dry Lagoon are 2 or 3 minute excursions. It's just when you get to the harder levels where it gets tedious. For example spending 9 minutes on Mad Space. Or spending 5 minutes on Death Chamber. But overall, this is a game for people even if they aren't Sonic fans. This game has recently even become a Player's Choice game. Shows you how much people really do love this game ^^
Gameplay - awesome controls, plays a lot like the older games but obviously a little better considering it's a lot newer and on a better system.
Graphics - great graphics, good detail on the characters and the levels are awesome.
Stages - each character has their own special stages, Sonic/Shadow are on their feet doing adventure modes, Tails/Eggman are in machines while Knuckles/Rouge have to find three emerald pieces. This game even has 2 racing stages. The best part is, after you beat a level, you can replay it as much as you want and you keep playing until you receive the letter A. Once you beat the level, a new "challenge" appears such as collect 100 coins, find the lost chao, time mode and hard mode. The stages also get gradually harder which is expected.
Characters - old and new characters appear here, of course Sonic, Tails and Knuckles are back to fight off the evil Dr. Eggman but this time he's brought along Rouge the bat and Shadow, a Sonic look-a-like which is supposedly the "secret weapon".
Options - not only does this game have the different challenges for each level, it also contains a 2 player mode where you can play with a friend on some of the stages. Other two player games include the racing, chao race and a shooting battle.
Chao Garden - the Chao Garden is an amazing feature, it's awesome raising chao and in this game you get 3 gardens though 2 have to be earned. The Hero Garden is a garden for the good chao (chaos that should only be raised by Sonic, Tails and Knuckles).Read more ›
Whereas Nintendo EAD focuses their game development on depth and imagination, Sonic Team's main focus on games is getting into the heart of the action. That comes into full circle with this title. Sonic Adventure 2 is chock full of bursting energy, a game that's a pyrotechnical display of volley-inducing frenzy. The level design put into the courses is excellent, and showcases Sonic Team's action-oriented ingenuity at its best. Go play dynamic levels such as "Green Forest", "Radical Highway", "Crazy Gadget", and "Final Rush". Never before has Sonic Team combined exertion and structure so well in a Sonic game. The graphics are mesmerizing, even at break-neck speed. Bright, sharp, and ready to pounce your eyeballs. A technical improvement over the first Sonic Adventure, and one of the great final showcases for the Dreamcast's visual power.
The music of the Sonic Adventure series is very overlooked. Platform game music continues its redundancy while Sega energizes it. Jun Senoue and other members of the Wavemaster team created a new image for the Sonic franchise with a bright sound that has inventive pop hooks and melodic rock-rooted riffery. They transcend all styles appropriately as well, from Jazz to HipHop to Big Band. It's like a big music carnival. The two Sonic Adventure soundtracks show the platform world that music is still a vibe among the genre.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
very good game! i finished that game and its very good! just don't understand why they used the main theme music for super smash bros brawl!Published 4 months ago by Marc-Olivier
Love this game! ordered it because my old one was scratched. Reminds me of my childhood :)Published 10 months ago by alexandria
Très satisfaite. Le produit est arrivé avant la date prévue et tel que décrit.
it was very scratched up and the packaging looked ratty. The description made it sound a lot better. Not very accuratePublished on Aug. 29 2013 by Jasmine Cousineau
I am livid about the insensitivity of the developers of Sonic 2 Adventure Battle. No 9-year-old should be subjected to the death of a cartoon creature she's nurtured for days on... Read morePublished on April 17 2006
This is the most fun video game I've ever played! It has the best storyline of any sonic game I've played, it has nice graphics, cool music( the music will get you to buy the... Read morePublished on July 13 2004
SA2:Battle is great. It's one of
best GameCube games I've played. (and
my GC is pretty new,I've only had it for
about a month or so)
You can play as one of 2... Read more
Great game! Very fun, entertaining, and very high quality. Although, there is some screenshots of charecters that are messed up.Published on July 5 2004