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What's your favorite 3D Sonic game?

Sonic Adventure 80 21.68%
Sonic Adventure 2 127 34.42%
Sonic Heroes 21 5.69%
Sonic Unleashed 11 2.98%
Sonic Colors 36 9.76%
Sonic Generations 52 14.09%
Sonic Lost World 9 2.44%
Sonic Boom 7 1.90%
Sonic Forces 6 1.63%
Other 20 5.42%

Sonic Colours is easily my favourite. A runner up would be the first Sonic Adventure as it had a heavy impact on me, playing it felt like the first time I played Mario 64. Sonic Adventure 2 was kind of unmemorable for me (that was the Shadow the Hedgehog game, right?)—I mostly remember it for being pirated so heavily in the latter Dreamcast era and being a notable symptom of what killed the Dreamcast. Not saying it’s a bad game, but it lacked the impact and awe of the first one. I also associate Sonic Adventure 2 with the steep decline/end of Sega as a significant force, so not particularly a game I have fond memories of, or nostalgia for.

Colours was a wonderful game, and the only other 3D Sonic that left an impact on me aside from the first. I also ended up playing it a lot more than the first one. The unfortunate thing for Colours is that it came out on the Wii, so it had the inevitable comparison to what are arguably the two best 3D Platformers ever made. At the same time, I had hopes that Colours was the beginning of a new renaissance for Sega (Dreamcast being the first, and unfortunately cut short first renaissance), but it didn’t come to pass.

3D Sonic is a constant feature of the era following the decline and fall of the Sega Empire. Although, Sonic Adventure 1 was not a part of that.

But Sonic Adventure is a lot like Super Mario 64 in other ways than being awe-striking. It also came at the dawn of the decline of the company. But Nintendo weathered it a lot better thanks to the sudden boom in popularity for handhelds, 2D Sonic was alive and well on those, as was 2D Mario.

Last edited by Jumpin - on 13 July 2022

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the one that is good

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Sonic Adventure 2 of course. Followed by Sonic Adventure 1, and my third would probably be Unleashed tbh.

Never played any 3-D Sonic game myself. Might get Frontiers if it doesn't turn out to be another Sonic 2006.

Sonic Adventure 2 made me fell in love with the Sonic universe and characters which at this point isn't even the Sonic canon universe anymore but yeah... People complain about the overly edgy stories of 3D Sonic but when I was a teenager, they were the coolest thing ever and even now, I prefer them waaaay more than the generic cartoony premises of the newer 3D Sonic games.

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Tied with Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Unleashed day time stages for Speedrunning and good glitches, Adventure 2 Overall. Unleashed day time stages is way better than Sonic Generations and any other 3D Sonic game except Adventure 2 if it werent for awful Werehog.

Last edited by SegaHeart - on 14 July 2022

Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life. The reason I'm chaotic to few 3rd party developers is because I'm protecting Sega and also I lack skill to get really hot girl I really want. also few devs deserve it for making bad game's personal experiences, looking at Ghost Blade HD the shmup or Fighting EX Layer. My standards are too high for genres I play. KOF 13 > Fighting EX layer gameplay.

Adventure 1 and 2 took up so much of my childhood.