Faster Than The Speed of Sound Part 2 – Sega Dreamcast – Sonic Adventure 2 – 2001

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Sonic Adventure 2
Sega Dreamcast
Sega
© 2001
Genre: Action-Adventure Platformer

Last week, I spoke about the first of Sega’s last great games in the Sonic franchise.  If Sonic Adventure was just hitting the top of the mountain peak of a great franchise, then Sonic Adventure 2 is hitting a similar spot… on the other side of that mountain peak, going back down.  While it was action packed with good gameplay, this was the game that started trying to add a little too much edge to our spiny blue speedster, trying to push a story that fell a bit flat.

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Faster Than The Speed of Sound – Sega Dreamcast – Sonic Adventure – 1999

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Sonic The Hedgehog, King of the 90’s. Note the totally radical attitude and obnoxiously colored shoes!

Sonic Adventure
Sega Dreamcast
Sega
© 1999
Genre: Action-Adventure Platformer

In the world of Sonic, many purists will tell you that the series hit it’s peak while the series was still in it’s infancy. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles (or both together, as they were often played) are generally considered the height of the series just before it jumped the shark (or in this case, the killer whale). While they were definitely the height of the series, I feel that the two games that were released on the Dreamcast, the last system that Sega put out, were the height and fall of the series: Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2. Today’s article will feature Sonic Adventure. Continue reading