Top Ten Reasons Why Sonic Adventure 2 Is Awful

Whether it is the original Dreamcast version or Sonic Adventure 2: Battle or also Sonic Adventure 2 HD, Sonic Adventure 2 is a hateful video game for the most part despite awesome Japanese voice acting, fun gameplay as the animals, very great controls and a strong story. Here is why.

Compare Sonic Adventure 2 to Super Mario Sunshine, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, Pac-Man World 2, Metal Gear Solid 2 and all other video games that can rival this crappy, unfair game.

Sonic himself sounds annoying, miscast and a bit like a bad-tempered black girl (interestingly enough).

The Top Ten

1 Eggman's mustache was fake

No reason to hate the game

It's true! Omochao told us himself, and it breaks my heart that any game could have the audacity to give Eggman a fake mustache! Phooey on you, Sonic Adventure 2!

This is the worst reason out of all the reasons in this excuse for a Top 10 list. - Foty829

2 Its English voice acting is annoying!

You know what else is annoying? You using voice acting as an excuse to hate a game. It's about theg ameplay! The gameplay! - HeavyDonkeyKong

All characters except maybe Sonic and Tails are horribly miscast and the sound editing is all over the place. The music hardly ever matches what's happening on screen and usually makes the underacted, whispered dialogue impossible to hear.

I don't think the voice acting is why SA2 is horrible, but it was still pretty bad. I will take the 4-kids voice actors over these voice actors any day, especially for knuckles and Eggman! (although Rouge would probably be the exception)

Adventure cast is the absolute worse. Eggman was pretty much the only decent one and Sonic's voice is a war crime.

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3 Treasure Hunting and Mech Stages suck

Actually, I can get used to these stages. I meant to name this list "Top 10 Reasons Why Sonic Adventure 2 Is Overrated". It's not awful. It is a mixed bag for me, though. It has graphics that are a mix of what you normally see on the N64 and the original Super Monkey Ball's environments, which is an awesome mix. It has a powerful soundtrack, but some singing voices from Crush 40 (partially)/Kay Hanley/especially Nikki Gregoroff are ear-piercing. Its story and gameplay are a mixed bag of energetic motivations and unreasonably off aspects. Because of this, I must give Sonic Adventure 2 a 3/5 instead of 5/5 stars, which I would give SEGA Sonic the Hedgehog/Knuckles' Chaotix/Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (& Knuckles).

Severe downgrade from SA1’s versions. Whether it’s the cruddy radar in the treasure hunting stages or the mech’s abysmal controls, these stages just blow.

4 Poor controls

Speed stages have messed up Homing ranges, letting you lock on to stuff behind you but not above. Mech stages are unnecessarily long and repetitive. Hunting levels really let you know how bad the camera is, along with Knuckles/Rouge sometimes just letting go of a wall for no reason.

Mostly on running stages, afraid to even try anything other than run and jump and even those don't always do what you expect, paths that force you in a certain direction often with springs or boosters involved send you off cliffs or into walls, homing attack sometimes just dances around an enemy rather than hitting it (especially annoying when it costs you a golden beetle), rails are ungodly and trying to hop between them is hopeless often sending you flying in some squagonal direction. Trying to A rank every mission is a horribly cruel punishment I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy.

5 The character designs are awful and no better than their Classic Sonic designs

Classic Sonamy supporter over here.

Classic Sonic character designs rock! Modern Sonic character designs are okay.

This is a tie in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong

*just sonic design (dat bracelet is horrible but just dat)

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6 Its Sonic X Adaptions

Dear HeavyDonkeyKong, please check out "Top 10 Reasons Why Sonic X Is Awful". Remember, Sonic X is so bad for countless reasons.

Sonic X is okay. But the Sonic X adaption doesn't hidner the game itself! Argument invalid in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Dear HeavyDonkeyKong, you, Chaotixhero and CuteJigglyPuffGirl could go check out "Top 10 Reasons Why Sonic X Is Awful".

7 The cutscenes in general and characters' lines

Well, if you want a cinematic Video gaming experience. Check out uncharted! In my opinion at least! - HeavyDonkeyKong

No, it's a fact. Uncharted is 3D gaming heaven, like Metal Gear!

8 The soundtrack has very bad singing and causes people to dislike Classic Sonic soundtracks

It doesn't CAUSE people to dislike classic sonic soundtracks! I haven't seen people saying that modern sonic isbetter than classic sonic in any way shape or form! If anything, it's the other way around! Not a lot of people are fond of 3d sonic games! I honestly love the original green hill zone theme! - HeavyDonkeyKong

This isn't even a Classic Sonic game. - Foty829

I put this here mainly because of My Sweet Passion.

Yeah, because if I don't like SA2 songs I will OBVIOUSLY hate old Sonic music. Sonic Adventure 2 haters everyone. - EspioTheChameleon

9 The characters' attitudes

There is no such thing as "bad user"

"beats up bad user and physically breaks his bones"
You just made yourself look like a complete idiot.

Yeah well your attitude sucks too. So... take that you big internet meanie with an opinion!


10 All the Crush 40 songs

Live and Learn isn't my favorite sonic the hedgehog song, but I still love Live and Learn! - HeavyDonkeyKong

What are you talking about? They were badass and teach you great life lessons!

Tony Harnell has an annoying singing voice! Fall Out Boy could've sang Fall Out Boy songs!

The Newcomers

? It Doesn't Feel Like a Sonic Game

The sonic and shadow stages grade you on how much rings you collect and amounts of tricks you do instead of how fast you went through the level. Also, there are mechs and treasure hunting levels IN A SONIC GAME. Those stages don't even grade you on how fast you go either. The treasure hunting stages grade on finding master emerald pieces without hints. Also the mechs only grade you on how many robots you destroy at once.

The Contenders

11 Amy Rose ruined the whole game

Because it isn't actually a Modern Sonic game at all! It is a Dreamcast Sonic game. And Amy Rose should be voiced by Emily Deschanel and have very thick, feminine thighs/buttocks. What do you think, HeavyDonkeyKong?

"Amy Rose is totally radical because she's awesome and you know it! " - Very trollish Modern Amy Rose fan-brats

I wouldn't even consider this a modern sonic game! I'm surprised you do!
You say Mario Kart: Super Circuit is a classic Mario Kart game, not aModern Mario Kart game. That game was released in 2001.
You say that this game is modern, yet it iwas realeased in 2001, the same year as super circuit, a game that you think is classic and not modern.
The original Sonic Adventure was even released before 2001! Yet you say that Sonic Adventure is a modern sonic game! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Amy rose is awesome. I disagree with the list.

12 The camera is terrible

Never before in a video game has the camera been so awfully uncooperative, it's got everything. Awkward angles, bad positioning. it gets stuck on things all the time, it doesn't give a decent sense of perception, it's badly angled half the time, shall I go on?

13 All the characters suck

Shadow and Tails. Do they suck? You say that Sonic sounds like a bad tempered Black girl? No offense and all, but don't you think that thatsounds at least a little bit racist? - HeavyDonkeyKong

How is that racist? Maybe the person who created this list is black. We will never know. - Kerbiman123

Whoever made this list is an idiot. Shadow sucks? Prepare to die. Whoever made this list is once again a Mario lover and sonic hater. :sigh: and I thought those days were over...

Some of the Sonic Adventure 2 charactrs that are great are Shadow, Tails, Knuckles and Sonic. Sonic Adventure 2 characters that are too weak to be loved are Amy Rose, Dr. Eggman Nega and Big the Cat.

Well, only Sonic and Shadows stages were good, but the other stages were WAY WORSE THAN THE WEREHOG STAGES (not that I even disliked the werehog at all to begin with)! Think Unleashed Night stages were too long? Well guess what, the same rule can apply to nearly every treasure hunting stage due to A) a nerfed radar that made A-ranking extremely frustrating rather than uniquely challenging, B) Most stages were WAY TO BIG (which explains A), and C) Unlike the Werehog stages, you can literally have no clue were to go! I am not even kidding when I say I even liked the werehog's HD Eggmanland portions better than any treasure hunting stages! As for the mechs, A) platforming is much more atrocious than most werehog platforming since the mechs control like crap and fall like rocks, B) enemy placement is so cheap that it literally caused me to die so many times just because the enemies made made me fall when I was helpless to see the enemies even coming until it was too late, and C) the mech ...more

14 The story

How can anyone mistake Shadow for Sonic?! His spines go up, he had chest fur and COMPLETELY different boots. Even colour blindness isn't an excuse.

The story is epic and the ending is sad in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Which I really am happy about in Sonic Adventure 2's story, a sad, emotional ending and seeing Dr. Eggman and Tails talk to each other like true family members, Sega could make Sonic Adventure 3!

Would you like to check out this list, HeavyDonkeyKong? This game has a great story!

15 It's another ripoff of Super Mario 64

They are hardly alike. This game is more Linear aside from the Knuckles and Rouge levels. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Um not even close. Not even close

Ah, yes. Back in the days when I was too biased towards Super Mario 64 (N64). - The Ultimate Daredevil, partially regretting his near past

16 It overdoses on teen stereotypes

Like in Sonic '06, they decided to pander to the cool kids with this "totally radical/gnarly voice" in Radical Highway and to show that you nailed your tricks during gameplay. >8( - The Ultimate Daredevil, figuring out why he put that item here

17 I cannot play as Big the Cat

I mean seriously!

18 It's a Modern Sonic game

Who cares? Love both Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the hedgehog 2! Am I not aloud to love this game as well? - HeavyDonkeyKong

Well, nobody should be allowed to hate Sonic Adventure 2. I nearly died when MariotehPlumber gave Sonic Adventure 2 a -9000/10!

There's worse things to consider in this game, LIKE THAT damn CAMERA.

That means it's bad? Bish please.

19 Horrid character lines

As well as some awesome ones in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong

20 Shadow died at the end

I ahouldny have died ever-shadow

He came back in Sonic Heroes, though.

21 The sign that says "SA2 is habit forming. DON'T TURN OFF!"

Why is this even a thing? - Foty829

22 Stupid Characters

People believe that Shadow is Sonic when they look nothing alike. - Kerbiman123

Are they really that stupid to believe that Shadow is Sonic? What is this, Super Mario Sunshine?

23 It has an Archie Comics adaption

I'd like to murder Archie Andrews and call him the most disgraceful mascot in fiction and all other Archie Comics characters.

You know who sucks, HeavyDonkeyKong? Reggie Mantle and Teddy Ortiz!

I think I read something on the Sonic News Networkthat Sonic Unleashed is considered the first "Modern" Sonic The Hedgehog Game! Not this, and not Sonic Advenure! In my opinion tleast!
If you want to see why people like this game, read the reviews. Notice how Video game reviews usually talk about the quality of the gameplay, and don't criticize a game too much for bad voice acting! Super Mario Sunshine's voice cting I think was negatively reviewd I think, but that Video Game was still critically acclaimed I think! Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is not underrated. Many people still think that it si the best Sonic The Hedgehog Game! - HeavyDonkeyKong

24 The glitches

The glitches causes unnessesary deathes and the collision sucks!

25 The Knuckles Stages are disorienting

And regardless of whenever you succeeded or not? I banished this game from my PS3 after I spent 3 hours trying to get even a shard of the master emerald. This makes nothing to the story.

26 Emblem hunting

It’s so frustrating, especially when you’re trying to get an A rank! I hate getting having to A rank every stage to get all of the emblems because it’s such a pain in the ass. You have to kill a lot of enemies, collect a lot of rings, and go really fast. You have to do so many things which makes dying a huge deal because you have to do the whole stage all over again to not get an E rank since it just brings your points down to 0. Also, a lot of the point requirements can be very high, especially in stages like Metal Harbor and Eternal Engine. Doing so many things for emblems can very tiring and can make the pacing of the game very slow when you have to stop for a lot of points, or have to restart the same level over and over because you keep messing up. I like it when in newer Sonic games the amount of points you need are a lot smaller and you can still get them while going fast. I also like it when it is only based on speed like in Sonic Unleashed (Wii version) and Sonic ...more

27 Eggman can't jump without moving his knees

How the heck?

28 Biolizard Boss

The energy blasts you need to somersault under sometimes hit you anyway and the egg climbing phase was frustrating as hell, with Shadow commonly flying straight into the Biolizard and getting hurt due to Homing Attacks not working.

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