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By Garrett Green On 17 Oct, 2012 At 01:07 PM | Categorized As Featured, PlayStation, Reviews, Reviews, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarOh Sonic, you’ve had your up and you’ve certainly had your downs. 11 years ago you released your last game on a Sega made console, the Dreamcast. For many, but not all, the Dreamcast era was the last time they saw a “good” Sonic game. With Sonic Adventure 2 HD just released on the PSN and Xbox Live, does this game live up to the nostalgia of long time Sonic fans? Or perhaps this game was never good to begin with?

Tell me how these two get mistaken for each other???

Tell me how these two get mistaken for each other???

 

Sonic Adventure 2 is cut into two parts, Hero Side and Dark side. Hero represents Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles; Dark representing Eggman and the debut of Shadow and Rogue. Beating both sides unlocks a joint mission that ends the story. It’s interesting to see both perspectives of this adventure and witnessing why Eggman does what he does, but I think Sonic Adventure 1 did it better with each character getting there own story. Sonic and Shadow represent traditional Sonic gameplay, and honestly that’s where the most fun to be had is. Tails and Eggman are in these weird bipedal robots that are slow and bulky but can be fun at times. The worst levels are Knuckles and Rouge. Once again, the Master Emerald is shattered and Knuckles has to find 3 pieces per level to put it back together a la Sonic Adventure 1. Rouge plays the same way; she just wants the emerald for herself. These levels can be extremely frustrating, the your meter tells you Knuckles is right on top of an emerald piece, only for it to take you 15 minutes to realize it’s a level below you and the only way to get there is to go all the way around the level… Ya, it’s annoying. And let’s not forget the surprise drop down enemies that you can’t avoid unless you already know they are coming.

However, there are good sides to this game. The colors are bright and beautiful and runs smoothly. I always thought SA2 looked worse than SA1 and it shows here in HD. Same music is back and still get’s stuck in your head, in a good way. (?Fallow me, set me free?) As I said before, Sonic and Shadow are the most fun. Zippy through space grinding on rails or running through the jungle is pretty rad. And once again the Chao are back. I can’t lie, I find it really enjoyable to raise my Chao, maybe because I’m an animal lover and don’t have to clean the poop up for them. There’s also a lot for relay value trying to get better scores and emblems. Camera angles will sometimes go wonky but I didn’t have too much trouble with it. This game is fun, you just have to put up with the frustration as well.

 

Fight little blue cuddly things!

The last Sonic game to be released on a Sega owned platform before the company bowed out of the console wars. Sonic Adventure 2 for its time was a fun game, but with Sonic lost in the realm subpar games, SA2 seems like it might have been turning point from great, to mediocre. It’s still fun and better than a lot of Sonic games we’ve had to deal with in this generation (Sonic the Hedgehog on PS3 and Xbox is garbage) it still has its problems. Sonic Adventure 2 for the PSN and Xbox Live runs straight down the middle with a 3 out of 5.

By otakuman5000 On 4 Apr, 2011 At 06:11 PM | Categorized As Contests, Featured | With 0 Comments

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Here at Real Otaku Gamer, we love to give back. This is why we have created the “Ultimate” series of contests. This is the first contest in that series.

Now let’s get to the goods! The Grand Prize is a Limited Edition Vinyl LP.

This Vinyl was created to celebrate the release of the Dreamcast Collection in the PAL territories. As you can see these are numbered so you know these are going to be Rare. It has 6 tracks for classics like Sonic Adventure, Space Channel 5, and Crazy Taxi.

 

The winner of the First Prize will receive: A limited edition Sega Dreamcast Hoodie size XL shown here. There are 2 of these available.

This is the front of the hoodie.

This is the back of the hoodie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now it is time for the second prize. It is a copy of  Dreamcast Collection for Xbox 360.

This is a new copy of the game. This game comes with Crazy Taxi, Sonic  Adventure, Sega Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 part 2. This is a great collection for Dreamcast fans and newcomers alike.

Now, how do you win one of these awesome prizes? Just prove how much you love Dreamcast by showing off your Dreamcast collection. All you have to do is send us a picture of your Sega Dreamcast collection. That is it!!! Be sure to put your name or yourself  in the picture so we know it is real.

Now the pictures needs to show games and consoles, but to make your chances better, place ANYTHING Sega Dreamcast related in the pictures. That means toys, magazines, posters and other merchandise. The best 3 pics which will be decided by the Real Otaku Gamer staff and the fine folks at Sega of America.

You can submit your entries just email the pictures to contests@realotakugamer.com.While you are at it, be sure to follow us on Twitter Page and “Like” us on our  Facebook Page. All entries must be submitted by May 1, 2011 to be considered in the contest.

We look forward to seeing the collections. Good Luck from the Real Otaku Gamer Staff.

 

By otakuman5000 On 12 Jan, 2011 At 10:34 PM | Categorized As Best Game Ever, Company Spotlight, Editorials, Featured | With 0 Comments

No GravatarIt was the winter of the year 2000, going into 2001, the Sega Dreamcast had dominated that year. ThePS2 Launch in America, coupled with the fact that the systems games where being pirated, made its future seem very bleak before the system completely dying off in 2002.

My 1st Games where NFL 2k and Sonic Adventure. I was placed on punishment not because of grades but because of a fight that broke out in class just two days before X-mas break. I waited and waited and finally earned my Dreamcast back and had played Sonic Adventure to Death. I could only beat the first 5 campaigns Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and E 102, but not Big The Cat. The fishing Rasta of a Feline drove me up a wall. So I waited and right before Sonic Adventure 2 came out, I dove back in and beat that campaign and beat it, but when I finished the Super Sonic Story Opened up. The story of the entire game was Sonic and the gang trying to stop Eggman “ahem” I mean Dr. Robotnik from taking over the world with the mythical creature Chaos. The Beast used the power of a series stable the Chaos Emeralds to become Perfect Chaos. The Final Battle is a huge one and it showcased the beauty and power of the Dreamcast and It was one I’ll never forget. (SPOILER ALERT) When all hope was lost Sonic managed to succeed. With the help of the Chaos (little mythic pet creatures that were made at the same time Chaos and the emeralds were) to re-power the Emeralds to defeat Chaos and send him into the waters in which he came.

SUPER SONIC VS PERFECT CHAOS