|Sonic Adventure was one of the Dreamcast's best launch titles when the system originally launched on September 9, 1999. The game is the latest, and may be the greatest, in Sega's Sonic series of games.
Sonic Adventure takes the Sonic series into true 3D and does it wonderfully. The graphics will wow you and the gameplay is solid, but has some problems, mostly with the camera, something that Sonic Team did not address with Sonic Adventure 2, but hopefully will with the upcoming Sonic Heroes for next-generation consoles.
You are able to control one of 6 (and a secret 7th) characters in your quest to thwart Dr. Robotnik's plans again. The game really looks good, and the game's frame-rate is good consider the speed someone like Sonic moves at. The game does have pop-up and draw-in, but I don't think it should bother you that much.
The gameplay is solid and the game controls well with the Dreamcast controller. One problem with it, though, is the camera, which can really mess you up at times.
One thing you can do is raise Chao, either in the game or with a VMU. You can battle with them on your VMU or race them.
Sound-wise is wear the game is good at some parts and bad at others. Some of the tracks, whether they are stage or character, are good, while others make you wonder why did they put that track in the game.
Sonic Adventure will take you a while if you want to beat the game with all of the characters, so you don't have to worry about a lack of replay value. The multiple characters you can control and the Chao will keep you hooked for quite some time.
Overall, Sonic Adventure, along with games such as Soul Calibur and NFL 2K, really made the Dreamcast's launch a special one. It has good graphics, good gameplay, and will keep you entertained for a while. Pick it up.