Originally Posted by Gog
It had been years since I played it, but this game defined my childhood; I thought it was very good when I was younger. Playing it now, it's an absurdly awful mess, riddled with bugs, collision issues, sub-par minigames, useless collectibles and bad level design. The story and voice acting are particularly disastrous; I laugh my way through the cutscenes, while crying in shame deep inside at the same time. At least the music is good.
I was in a discussion over this game on another forums.
I've considered Sonic Adventure to be one of the most over-rated games on the Dreamcast, since it was first released. I bought the game thinking it would be all the cool stuff I played on a demo and what was talked about in reviews. Obviously, people failed to mention the crap you had to do to get to the action, and once you got there, you soon realized there was very little platforming involved. This was the point where I'd thought that Sonic had jumped the shark.