Game Corner: Sonic Adventure 2 (Xbox 360)

Released: October 2012Originally Released: June 2001Developer: Sonic Team USAAlso Available For: Dreamcast, GameCube, PC, PlayStation 3 The Background:After Sonic Adventure (Sonic Team, 1998) finally brought Sonic into the third dimension and proved to be a rousing success, despite a few flaws, Sonic Team passed development of the sequel over to their US branch. Drawing inspiration … Continue reading Game Corner: Sonic Adventure 2 (Xbox 360)

Interplay: Sonic Adventure

One of the great things about adaptations, and adaptation studies, is that they both: “[continue] to expand and become more inclusive […] it is increasingly difficult to determine a cohesive theory that accounts for the division between adaptation and other intertextual modes: allusions, plagiarisms, remakes, sequels, homages, mash-ups, appropriations, and the list goes on” (Dicecco, … Continue reading Interplay: Sonic Adventure

Game Corner: Sonic Adventure (Xbox 360)

The year was 1998 and the videogame industry was deep into the newest phase in the Console Wars. Nintendo and SEGA had left behind two-dimensional gameplay and were focusing entirely on polygons and 3D, while Sony provided some surprising competition in the arena with its PlayStation console. In 1996, Super Mario 64 (Nintendo EAD) was … Continue reading Game Corner: Sonic Adventure (Xbox 360)