Ah, the original Sonic Adventure. While an incredibly flawed gaming experience, it is still considered a fan favorite thanks to its inventive level design, catchy soundtrack and surprisingly involving storyline – aspects that are somewhat devoid in the blue mascot’s latest outings. In fact, it could be said that Sonic has become a laughing stock in today’s generation of gaming, lacking all the polish and finesse one would find in a Mario game.
But I digress. It has just been confirmed by ESRB that Sonic’s first 3D adventure is set to be released on both XBLA and PSN – an exciting prospect for those who missed it when it was first released 12 years ago. Time flies, huh?
The game was given a new lease of life in the form of Sonic Adventure DX on the Gamecube in 2003, however it fell victim to mediocre reviews and poor sales. Unless the game is given a major overhaul for today’s generation of gamers, it may not translate particularly well due to its inane camera system and horrendous side quest missions.
However, if this is Sega’s new plan to start re-releasing Dreamcast games then colour me excited – Crazy Taxi? Jet Set Radio? Hell, what about releasing both Shenmue games and introducing it to gamers both old and new? That way there may be enough demand for the ever-notorious Shenmue 3…