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
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 1 month ago by Marc-Olivier
Love this game! ordered it because my old one was scratched. Reminds me of my childhood :)Published 8 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