Sonic Adventure DX (Director's Cut)

Moby ID: 9584
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An updated version of the Sega Dreamcast hit Sonic Adventure, the first appearance of Sonic and the crew in a full 3D action title.

Once again Sonic is up against Dr. Eggman, who had teamed up with Chaos for the ultimate opportunity to take over the world. Tails, Knuckles and Amy join in on the action, along with a host of new characters and enemies.

The GameCube version includes a brand new mission mode, a new Chaos Garden link up mode to the Game Boy Advance, and a host of mini-games including appearances of classic Game Gear Sonic adventures such as Tails' Skypatrol.

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  • ソニックアドベンチャーDX - Japanese spelling
  • 索尼克大冒险DX剪辑版 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Critics

Average score: 61% (based on 43 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.9 out of 5 (based on 62 ratings with 7 reviews)

Excellent way to experience the classic Sonic Gang.

The Good
SAdx allows players to follow the same story through six different perspectives and continue adventuring through Mission and Trial Modes. Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles are reunited against Robotnik, AKA Eggman, along with the perky Amy and two new friends, Big the Cat and E-102 Gamma.

The Bad
Aside from difficult to control camera angles and brief storylines with Big and Gamma, the game leaves little to be desired. However, the storylines of each of the six characters overlap, leaving questions as to what the real story is. Each character tells his/her own version of the story, as if three little kids were arguing over who broke the kitchen window. Did Tails defeat Eggman's first contraption, or did Knuckles? Did Sonic win or lose the fistfight with Knuckles, or did Tails perform the fight all along? We just can't tell who's got the true angle, although we can all just assume that Sonic is the real hero.

The Bottom Line
SAdx is yet another great game featuring everybody's favorite super-sonic blue hedgehog, Sonic. And, though there is always room for improvement, Sonic Adventure DX has exceeded my own personal expectations and gone past the limit to prove once again that Sonic is indeed the fastest and greatest Hedgehog Hero of them all!

GameCube · by Jessi Matyas (4) · 2003

Absolute rubbish, avoid like the plague!

The Good
There is a lot to do as there is lots of characters... a few gamegear games extras are nice n retro - not good but nice and it's sonic and who doesn’t like sonic? WHO?!

The Bad
It may be sonic but that doesn’t mean its any good, the graphics are very bad, low standard dreamcast rubbish that sonic team hasn’t updated or taken any advantage of the gamecube's power in any way, shape or form. The story is horrendous and complicated and just doesn’t make any sense at all. This factor isn’t helped by the horrible HORRIBLE voice acting and music, in fact it’s so bad it’s funny, the way it all just makes no sense! The gameplay is evil, the action stages play like 3D bits of the original Sonics abet not very good 3D bits, as there too buggy and glitchy, also the thing that really annoys me is that the core sonic gameplay hasn’t changed; it’s still just a case of holding forward all the way through the levels. Some variety is attempted in the different characters but, its just rubbish!

The Bottom Line
DON’T buy it! You might as well as go out with £50 taped to your head with mug me written on it.

GameCube · by Garland (12) · 2004

A attempt to match its rival's ascent into 3D

The Good
I must admit that I've never played the Dreamcast version of this game, so I will judge this game's merits on the Gamecube version alone. The game have its strong points, I know people have criticized the graphics on this game, but I find them quite good. Also a strong point for Gamecube users is that the library of Game Gear Sonic games are unlockable in this game, when they are not present in the Sonic Mega Collection. This game is a good first attempt at putting Sonic into the 3D platforming world.

The Bad
However, there exists many flaws in this game, with many elements seemingly lifted from Mario 64, I would have thought Sega would tried tried to innovate within the 3D platforming field, much like the original Sonic innovated the 2D platforming field. They even lifted the poor camera system of Mario 64 and made it worse...The fact that you had to switch to free camera every new stage made it really annoying...Also certain characters seemed to be added for no reason...after the first 3 characters of the game, the game loses some luster...

The Bottom Line
This game isn't a necessity for gamers, not to sound like a Nintendo fanboy or anything, but I feel the Mario platformers are much better than this game to experience 3-D platforming.

GameCube · by Chris Lesinky (294) · 2007

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Trivia

You may recognize the music in the third part of Windy Valley : it is in fact the music of the level Green Grove in Sonic 3D.

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Game added July 3, 2003. Last modified June 10, 2024.