Sonic Adventures 2
Sonic Adventures 2 was originally released on Sega's Dreamcast, but for my play through I used the version that Steam has recently put out for the PC. This did lead to some changes in game play from when I originally played the game, because instead of using a controller I decided to use the basic controls from the keyboard.
==Sound & Graphics==
The game's graphics while a little rough around the edges still hold up really well in the medium that I chose to play it. So the graphics in typical Sonic fashion still helped the game feel unique. The sound on the other hand might not be the typical sonic 8-bit sound, but it helps you to get into the feeling of "I wanna go fast" that Sonic games are known.
The game allows for the player to chose which side of the story that they want to play through and for my first I played the "Hero" side of the story, which starts out by Sonic escaping from what appears to be the military by riping a piece of metal off of their planes wing. The levels progress and you play as not only Sonic, but Tails and Knuckles as well while each level usually has a different strategy to win base on who you are playing. If you are playing Sonic it is just to finish the level and collect as many rings as you can as quickly as you can with just running and jumping. While on Tails stage you have to open doors with your guns and missle points as you go. Then on the knuckles stage you are collecting the various pieces of the chaos emerald that scattered throughout the level. There are also ''collectibles" and side mission with the Chao raising in the game where you raise a couple of chao, finding various animals and "stims" to help them get better at races. Then you have to play through the "Dark" side of the story which shows the villian side of the story, but mostly plays the same as the Hero side the difference being instead Eggman has the most stages instead of Shadow. The really fun to this game is after you play both sides there is actually a FINAL Stage where you play as both Hero and Dark characters. It shows the player that some times to save the world the heroes and the villians and of course the final battle is Hyper Shadow and Super Sonic working together to destroy the ARK before it hits the earth.
This game is really fun and overall the game play is really interesting because it is rare to find a game where you get to play as the villians and learn some of their actual motivations.
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