Top 10 Reasons Why the Whole Sonic Adventure Franchise Sucks

Sonic Adventure is an awful series in gaming. It may have been a commercial success with a beautiful atmosphere & strong emphasis, but it has a lot of bad stuff in it. The Japanese versions of the game are the only good versions of this game. The non-Japanese release of the original Sonic Adventure 1 on the Dreamcast is the main game that ruined the whole Sonic franchise, mainly due to its awful voice acting, terrible character designs (which the dreadful Sonic Adventure started) & cutscenes.

The Top Ten

1 The Franchise Does Not Take Place in Western Canada

so? - will_smm2

This is an amazing reason to hate a game.

So what if it takes place in Pittsburgh, an actual temple named Tikal and an air battleship?

Yeah because this reason makes complete sense /sarcasm - Rue

2 The Voice Acting

Well, it is fine in the Japanese version, but the non-Japanese versions ruined the whole franchise!

This list is utter garbage. Voice acting does not make a game. - DCfnaf

Voice acting doesn't make a game.

Your lists are ridiculous in ym opinioN! - HeavyDonkeyKong

3 The Games

What? Only three of them suck! - DCfnaf

...which held some of the best Sonic games in in it...

"...which held some of the best Sonic games in it..."

So the Classic Sonic games such as Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (& Knuckles) and Sonic the Hedgehog 1 are not the best Sonic games? Sonic '06 is the best Sonic game?!

I don't think the first game is bad.
But, the second one is horrible. The story is stupid with everyone being dumb, the gameplay is either frustrating (treasure hunting), boring (shooting),
o r a hold forward until you win (speed. Sorry, but I'm doing nothing but speed, I might as well play a racing game. Even Sonic 06 and Unleashed do a better job with platforming); the music has way too much rock (even if the rock is good, I expect variety in sonic soundtracks), the animations are choppy for 2001 standards, and the voice work, while much better than the first game, is still awful! I know I will get hated for this, but I'll gladly take Sonic 06 over this in the gameplay department.

4 Amy Rose (especially her dress, story & design) Amy Rose is a fictional character in SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog series. She is a pink anthropomorphic hedgehog with a cheerful, competitive personality, and is infatuated with the series' main character, Sonic. She serves as the first playable female character in the series.

The original Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast is the main thing that ruined Amy Rose & made her worse!

Amy Rose is making Sonic Adventure even worse! And what's so good about Sonic Adventure?!

Oh for gods sake. - DCfnaf

I hate amy rose! I'm sorry but I jsut do! - HeavyDonkeyKong

5 The Designs of the Characters

Sonic Adventure: the game that revolutionized the Sonic franchise to be ridiculous, with a horrifying new beginning and spoiled.

Here is an example why why. The redesigns.

Sonic the Hedgehog goes from stout with a spherical body, legs that are blatantly blue-furred slits, a preteen's age, black eyes, a small mouth and straight quills to lanky (yet really short, but actually tall in Sonic Boom and beyond :D) with an ovular body, longer legs, a teenager's age (What the hell?! ) green eyes, huge mouth and more droopy quills, and an annoying, miscast voice.

Miles "Tails" Prower goes from stout with a cubical body, a young child's age, black eyes, legs that are very short as well as slits that are covered with yellow-orange fur, a thin mouth and an extremely adorable voice (that sounds like a very young girl's) to taller, skinny with a thin pear figure, an older child's age (though not as old as sonic the Hedgehog and around two times younger), a normal-sized ...more

Wow, you Sonic Fans ARE stupid. If having green eyes makes a game suck, you KNOW your fanbase has a problem. - DCfnaf

They are really old you idiot

This doesn't matter. - DCfnaf

6 The 2D Segments/Artwork

Look at the bar that says how many lives you have left on Sonic Adventure 1 & Sonic Adventure. And look at the awful boxarts. This is what ruined the whole Sonic franchise.

But there is no 2d in adventure

7 The Non-Japanese Versions
8 Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

Sonic is for autistic people. Absolutely disgusting.

Idiots. - DCfnaf

You hate a Sonic game because it has Sonic?
I can't believe you idiots.

9 Positive Reviews/Scores/Comments

I would give sonic adventure and sonic adventure 2 both a 9.25/10 and no, I do not hate classic sonic or super Mario 64! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Sonic Adventure gets a 3/10.

Sonic Adventure 2 gets 2/10 stars.

Sonic Adventure 2: Battle gets 3/10 stars.

Sonic Adventure 7 gets 8/10 stars.

Sonic Adventure : Director's Cut gets 3/10 stars.

IGN overrated this game so much!

Forget it! This franchise will never be good.

10 The Soundtrack

I meant to insert "My Sweet Passion" on this half-bad list, not the soundtrack as a whole!

The Contenders

11 The Bosses

Actually, I really liked the bosses, even if they turn out to be simple. - The Ultimate Daredevil, very regretful for his creation of this list as a former Classic Purist

12 The Quotes

Aw yeah, this is happening - Sanicball

13 Sonic Adventure 2's Character Intros
14 The Boxart of Sonic Adventure 1 on the Dreamcast

Seriously, look at Sonic's awful smile! Look at how weird his teeth look! It looks much better on Mario! And Sonic Adventure would have been a much better video game if the Sonic characters who were introduced in the older games had their original designs.

Sonic Adventure would be much better with Classic Sonic.

The bozart of both American Dreamcast games.

15 Its Archie Comics Adaptions

Even though I always loved them (only for the standards of Modern Archie Sonic standards, which is probably even lower than Happy Madison standards, and that's saying something).

16 The Awful Camera Angle
17 People prefer this over Sonic 1, 2 & 3 as well as Sonic & Knuckles

These Classic Sonic games are the best Sonic games of all time. The Sonic Adventure duology is a mixed bag for me.

18 Crush 40's Songs

I think Crush 40 is a jerk, replacing the singer who gave us "Sonic Boom" and "Can You Feel the Sunshine".

I think Crush 40 was born to be annoying.

You like "Can you feel the sunshine? "
Crush 40 is the best, and better than 1 Direction, Frozen songs, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Beiber. LIKE CRUSH 40!


19 Awful Plots & Storylines
20 Big the Cat

Yes, Big's missions were one of the main reasons that the game is terrible. But Still, Big remains one of my favorite characters - Yona_db

His missions ruined the whole Sonic franchise!

21 Lack of Mario Characters

It's a Sega game you idiot. Of course there's no Mario characters. More sonic haters and Mario lovers.

This shows you Mario Fans are idiots. - DCfnaf

Please tell me a troll added this. - Rue

Do you REALLY think they're going to put their arch-rival's characters in the game? I think not. This is THE stupidest reason to hate a game.
"It doesn't have Mario so it sucked."
Someone said this about this game. You just need to accept Sega and Nintendo were rivals when this game was released. Seriously.

22 The Characters
23 The Cutscenes
24 The Parts Where Sonic & Amy First Encounter Shadow
25 Sonic Adventure 2
26 When Sonic Talks

I hate video games with talking animals.


27 The Cutscenes Where Sonic & Tails Hang Out With Each Other
28 Storyline

How is the story good, huh? Super Smash Bros. Brawl has the best story, not Sonic Adventure! Seriously, crossovers are much better than Sonic Adventure!

29 Gamecube Versions
30 Poor Controls

Well, Sonic Adventure 2 has bad controls. But Sonic Adventure's are perfect and fitting. Anyways, both games are horrible (minus the fine Japanese versions).

31 Overrated

Most overrated Sonic series ever...

The Classic Sonic series are underrated now.

This should be at least top 5! Seriously, what's so good about these awful games?!

32 Sonic & Tails' Relationship
33 Big the Cat's Story
34 Its Sonic X Adaptations
35 The Extensive Voice Acting
36 Open Your Heart
37 Live and Learn

I don't believe my life any more. Good bye cruel world.

*Crush 40 sings Live and Learn*


Such an annoying singing voice.

This is why Classic Sonic games have much better music.

38 How the Characters Talk
39 People Prefer This Franchise Over the Classic Sonic Games

What?! Classic Sonic games are still perfect, especially Sonic 2 on the Genesis! Sonic Adventure mangled the whole Sonic franchise.

40 Crush 40 Is Untalented

Since when?

41 Sonic Sounds Miscast
42 Characters Are Old
43 Sonic Is Slow

Well, not fast enough, of course. But Sonic Adventure is awful in general!

44 No Sonic Adventure 3 & Beyond
45 The Characters' Designs

Imagine a Mario version of the Sonic Adventure franchise (which is also a crossover) whereas Mario plays Sonic's role, Princess Daisy plays Tails's role, Yoshi plays Amy Rose's role, Donkey Kong plays Knuckles's role, Waluigi plays Eggman's role, Luigi plays Big the Cat's role, Wario plays Shadow's role, Wendy O. Koopa plays Rouge's role & etc...

This would be much better than Sonic Adventure.

Sonic Adventure is average.

Sonic Adventure 2 is awful!

46 Annoying
47 Sonic's Story
48 Team Dark's Story
49 Eggman
50 No Crossover Characters
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