The Sonic franchise hasn’t always achieved success and critical acclaim since making the switch from 2D to 3D, but one 3D title that’s near and dear to the hearts of many fans is Sonic Adventure. The Dreamcast classic featured six playable characters, a more detailed story than ever before, voice acting (for better or worse), and the delightful Chao Garden.

Sonic Adventure was more ambitious than any previous title in the franchise, and it was generally well-received at launch. That said, it’s really starting to show its age after 20 years, and the game’s developers have taken notice. In fact, Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka is so acutely aware of both its potential and flaws that he’d love a chance to remake it.

“It was the first highspeed 3D action game that also featured a scenario highlighted with six different stories, the A-life Chao, six unique styles of gameplay – it is a unique game offering even 20 years after its release. At the time, it also wasn’t just a solitary software release, it was the title to bring people to the Dreamcast and we were given the budget to make something to showcase the hardware. However, it was the very first 3D game that we worked on and looking at it now I can see the rough edges it has, which really makes me want to remake it again.”
— Takashi Iizuka

This is far from a confirmation, of course. But to hear the man at the top express interest in a remake is certainly exciting, and it’s something fans have wanted for a long time. How would you like to see Sonic Adventure revisited? What upgrades or changes should it feature? Sound off in the comments!

Source: Retro Gamer

Ben Lamoreux


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