360 Gamer rates Sonic Adventure XBLA port

SEGA might not have revealed Sonic Adventure for XBLA, but it seems that 360 Gamer magazine has already done a review for the title. They say that the port has no extras and its basically Sonic Adventure DX on your 360.

If you wanted to know, they gave the game a 5 out of 10, stating “really hasn’t aged well.” Oh well, I guess we can skip this one.

[Source: Destructoid]


14 responses to “360 Gamer rates Sonic Adventure XBLA port

  1. Monkeroony says:

    Did they mention if the game is split into two or is it a big download?

    Also, 720p plus achievements makes this worth buying for me, even if it is the gamecube version.

  2. Monkeroony says:


    I'll still get it I guess but I am much less interested now.

    Is there no way the bugs and frame rate will be fixed?

    the framerate has been sorted for the Banjo Kazooie port.

  3. Old_School says:

    I find it odd how so many reviwers will give a game a low score just because it has "aged." The original Sonic Adventure for Dreamcast got 9's in reviews, but the game is suddenly no longer fun because time has passed?

  4. crackdude says:

    The game has indeed aged badly. I've been saying this ever since Sonic 06 came out and everyone complained about the controls! Sonic 06 has lots of unfinished shit, but the controls were SA1 all over again which I don't recall being exactly a nice thing.

    Still, the DC version had a really silky smoothness that made the controls a minor thing next to the amazing fun.

    DX had some things getting in the way of the fun, so yeah.. I expect some 5 or 6's..

  5. upsidedown fuji says:

    I don't think I will pick it up right at release as I already own the DC version, but if it hits the 5-7 dollar mark I'll get it.

  6. Day one purchase! 😉

    What can I say? I'm a fanboy. Besides, I never played DX.

  7. crackdude says:

    Sonic is as unplayable at high speeds as he is in Sonic 06.

    Not to mention the horrible camera and all the bottomless pits.

  8. Dr. SEGA Monkey says:

    Oh please, I really don't buy the whole "game has aged badly" argument that reviewers like to throw around for retro games.

    If a game was fun to you back then, then it's still fun for you now. If a game is not fun today, then chances are it wasn't fun back then either. And if that's the case, why did Adventure get such high scores in 1999?

    Sonic Adventure was, and still is, a great game. 😎

  9. Agreed with the above. Yeah, SA has it's problems but it's still a fun nostalgic trip back in time each time I play it. I never expected the XBLA version to be an HD remastering Star Wars Special Edition release. Since it's based on DX, a version I never played, I'll give it a download to see the changes (for better or worse) and play the game all over again for achievements. :afroman:

  10. nuckles87 says:

    Sonic Adventure is still a great platformer. It's true, the DX version is inferior, so I'm not exactly raging over the score….

  11. Centrale says:

    Has this game even been officially announced? How did they review it?

  12. Sega Uranus says:

    I can see how people can say it has aged poorly, but if you enjoyed it then, it is not like you should lower the score dramatically, unless it is shitty emulation or something, but that is obvious, so yeah!

    Still, I do not see how such a long game that is still fun and has fairly good replayability can be considered a bad value for a $10-$15 price range…

  13. Not to mention you don't need a shitty Gamecube to play it. That is worth a few bonus review points.

  14. crackdude says:

    "Or alternatively crackdude sucks at games and should play Ratchet and Clank instead.

    Only you have those problems."

    I hate Ratchet.

    I played the DX version a lot. The controls were inaccurate at best..

    As I said the DC version is great.

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