Posts tagged Sonic Adventure
Shit just got real y’all. Last night, we reported on Sonic Retro getting their hacky little hands on a 1998 AutoDemo of Sonic Adventure, one of the very earliest builds shown to the general public at Japanese game shows.
Already we’ve seen some amazing stuff come from this find, such as soundtrack WIPs, early cutscenes and levels, and a couple of test levels which imply there were some very very different gameplay mechanics that didn’t make it to the final game. However, there was one thing many Sonic fans thought we’d never see again included in the disc as well: The original Windy Valley.
Long thought to be lost to history, the original form of the game’s famous second level was found late last night by hacker darkspines35. While nothing has been made playable yet, and getting the level to its former glory is going to take quite a bit of time, the geniuses at Retro are already hard at work, with amazing progress already being made, as seen in the screenshot above.
This is one of the coolest things I’ve had the chance to see the Sonic community unearth, and it feels like we’ve found a Hidden Palace Zone for a new generation almost. I’m really looking forward to having to chance to play it when, not if, the hacking community makes it possible.
Source: Sonic Retro Forums
Buckle up, ladies and gents. Things are potentially about to get very interesting. Sonic Retro users Orengefox and Jen have acquired two discs containing early prototypes of the Japanese versions of Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 for the Dreamcast.
While neither seems like much on the surface, both have enormous amounts of potential for looks into the development of both games. The SA1 disc has already provided unused textures and WIPs of various stage musics, as well as having a ton of differences from the final release, as it’s one of the very earliest demoed builds.
Neither game has aged very well, but they’re still landmark games for Sega, and any look into the development of these two is cause for being excited. Is anyone else as hyped as me for whatever else might come from this find? Tell us in the comments.
[Source: Sonic Retro]
Sonic fan and Youtube user HypotheDragon has recreated Sonic and Tails’ first encounter with Dr. Eggman from Sonic Adventure. Even more amazing than the video itself is the fact that HyoptheDragon created the video using Valve’s Source Filmmaker in just two days.
What’s next? Would would you like to see remade? let us know in the comments section below!
[Source: Sonic Stadium]
It may be hard to believe, but the Dream(pod) cast was no flash in the pan. That’s right: we’re back for another burst of white and orange nostalgia, this time joined by none other than fellow Sega Addicts writer and Project Justice fanatic Flake!
This week, we’re discussing the bestselling and most polarizing game on the Dreamcast, Sonic Adventure, and along the way we’re tackling such fruitful and scintillating topics as our first Dreamcast gaming obsessions, Flake’s unlucky beginnings with his “Sonic Adventure Machine,” and our collective desire to construct a giant Martin Luther King Jr. composed entirely out of Dreamcasts.
What are you waiting for? LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE!
If you’re looking to play along with us, we’ll be talking about Power Stone 1 and 2 for the next episode!
Sega have reduced the prices of the of Sonic Adventure and its DLC (XBLA, PSN) and Happy Tree Friends (XBLA). The best thing about this news is that we’re not talking about a sale here, this is a permanent price drop. The new prices and reductions are as follows:
Sonic Adventure: $4.99 (price reduced by 50%)
Sonic Adventure DLC: $2.99 (price reduced by 40%)
Sonic Adventure: 400 Microsoft Points (price reduced by 50%)
Sonic Adventure DLC: 200 Microsoft Points (price reduced by 50%)
Happy Tree Friends: 400 Microsoft Points (price reduced by 50%)
My speculation is that Sega are attempting to lure in the last few Sega fans that haven’t yet bitten the bullet and bought the HD release of Sonic Adventure to warm them to the idea of buying the oncoming batch of HD releases, i.e. Sonic Adventure 2 and NiGHTS Into Dreams. I am not a fan of Sonic Adventure, and I do not agree with Sega’s decision to make the DX content from the GameCube version paid DLC, so this deal still isn’t enough to lure me in. But what about you guys? Any readers that have yet to buy Sonic Adventure, or Happy Tree Friends for that matter, and are now considering it, drop us a comment below!
[Source: Sega Blog]
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This being said, why did Sega decide to stick a pair of jumbo wibbly-wobblies on a non-human character in their most well-known and successful game series, especially one targeted at younger audiences? That’s right, Sega-Addicts proudly presents, as part of the Dreamcast Month, two-thousand words on Rouge the Bat’s big ol’ boobies.
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Trust the PC gamers to increase the longevity of our favourite current-gen Sonic game, Sonic Generations, with their imaginative mods. First we had Modern and Classic Sonic trading places, then we had Sonic’s buddies getting in on the action, and then we had the marvellous footage of Sonic Unleashed levels being played on a PC through Sonic Generations. What we have now, as seen in the video above, is a mod bringing the Emerald Coast stage from the first Sonic Adventure into Sonic Generations.
The ambitious modder, known as CorvidDude, has done a fantastic job and the video above proudly shows off 3D and 2D sections as well as modifications to the level itself to accommodate these two types of gameplay. Other goodies include the use of Super Sonic, Sonic Adventure sounds and a tantalising peak at what may be a Classic Sonic level.
I really love these mods and only wish I had a computer capable of running the PC version of Sonic Generations, as I’m sure this is still only the beginning, with many more fantastic mods to come.
I have no shame admitting that I still love a good 60% of the first Sonic Adventure. Yeah, yeah, it’s glitchy as hell, and the extra characters are mostly fluff, but dammit, Sonic’s first full foray into 3D platforming was fun and had some really epic moments. And Knuckles’ stages weren’t that bad. You shut up.
People like me are still looking for any reason–ANY. REASON.– to believe that somehow, someday, a third chapter in the open-world, admittedly uneven and polarizing Sonic Adventure series could hit consoles (and don’t you dare say Sonic Adventure 3 was Sonic 2006, cause I will feed you your own blaspheming tongue).
Well, it’s time to get our hopes up and draw deliciously irrational conclusions. It appears that a mystery entity has been snatching up domain names that bear the moniker of Sonic Adventure 3. So far, the word is that sonicadventure3.com, sonicadventure3.net, sonicadventure3.org, and sonicadventure3.info have all been claimed.
As sketchy as this unknown purchaser is, I want to believe this news with all my heart. I think bringing back a more streamlined Sonic Adventure title could be a great way to bring the newly honed gameplay of Sonic Generations’ Modern Sonic to some entirely new, epic stage designs. Like Sonic Generations, it would also play to nostalgic fans who have followed the series from the Dreamcast days, while still offering something new to modern players.
Anyone agree with me? Or should Sonic Adventure be forgotten ASAP?
On this week’s episode we discuss the greatness that was Sega’s games on the Dreamcast. It’s both a high point and a low point for Sega as they were releasing some of the most creative and engaging games of their entire career and yet it still wasn’t enough to overcome the competition from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. Still there’s no denying that the Dreamcast era was a great time to be a gamer and a Sega fan.