History Videogame / SonicAdventure2

1st Dec '17 9:54:39 PM VulgarBee
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* WhiteAndGreyMorality: The marketing of this games' story gives off the impression of a "good team vs. evil team" plot, but it is actually more of a case of good vs not-so good. The hero team of Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles are undeniably good. Rouge is a sneaky AntiHero jewel thief, but [[spoiler: is also a hired undercover spy for G.U.N who is sent to uncover Eggman's plot and is actually GoodAllAlong]], and Shadow is a morally conflicted amnesiac character who is out for revenge over the death of his closest friend Maria (That is, until he finally remembers what he promised and what she really wanted). The most villainous character is Eggman, and even then he ends up being [[EvenEvilHasStandards not all that bad]] [[AntiVillain either]].

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* WhiteAndGreyMorality: The marketing of this games' story gives off the impression of a "good team vs. evil team" plot, but it is actually more of a case of good vs not-so good. The hero team of Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles are undeniably good. Rouge is a sneaky AntiHero jewel thief, but [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is also a hired undercover spy for G.U.N who is sent to uncover Eggman's plot and is actually GoodAllAlong]], and Shadow is a morally conflicted amnesiac character who is out for revenge over the death of his closest friend Maria (That is, until he finally remembers what he promised and what she really wanted). The most villainous character is Eggman, and even then he ends up being [[EvenEvilHasStandards not all that bad]] [[AntiVillain either]].
24th Nov '17 4:21:53 PM Antronach
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* ProductPlacement: Due to Sonic now wearing Soap Shoes, ads for them are all over the game.

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* ProductPlacement: Due to Sonic now wearing Soap Shoes, ads for them are all over the game. R=They were removed from the HD release since Soap Shoes went out of business in the interim.
** In ''Battle'' there were ads for ''[[VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline Phantasy Star Online Ep. I & II.]]'' which was released around the time of ''Battle''. Oddly these ads remained in the HD release despite the game being discontinued.
21st Nov '17 2:30:23 PM MedicInDisquise
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** Oddly enough, this occurs with Tails' Mission Street and Shadow's Radical Highway. A similar example occurs with Eggman's Weapons Bed and Sonic's Metal Harbor. In this example, the remixed levels are used for two different gameplay styles all together. A downplayed example is Shadow's Sky Rail and Knuckle's Pumpkin Hill; while they share some common decorations, that's about it.
21st Sep '17 10:38:14 AM awesomia
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* DecoyProtagonist: Eggman for the Dark side is this gameplay-wise. Four of his levels are in the first half of the game, but aside from boss fights he only gets one level in the second half.

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* DecoyProtagonist: Eggman for the Dark side is this gameplay-wise. Four of his levels are in the first half of the game, but aside from boss fights he only gets one level in the second half. Downplayed, though, as he still does have the most playable sections of anyone on the dark side.
21st Sep '17 9:33:44 AM Luigifan
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* AbandonedMine: Knuckles' search for shards of the previously shattered Master Emerald brings him to Aquatic Mine, an abandoned coal mine located within the vicinity of Pumpkin Hill that can be accessed via the sewers of Central City. This is aptly summed up by the opening lyrics of the stage's theme, "Dive into the Mellow"

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* AbandonedMine: Knuckles' search for shards of the previously shattered Master Emerald brings him to Aquatic Mine, an abandoned coal mine located within the vicinity of Pumpkin Hill that can be accessed via the sewers of Central City. This is aptly summed up by the opening lyrics of the stage's theme, "Dive into the Mellow"



* AffablyEvil: Doctor Eggman, as usually. He's generally an ever-cheerful and pleasant guy, despite his desire to rule the world, and doesn't really want to destroy Sonic like he claims, and though he attempted to do so, he regrets it later, actually stating that he'll miss him. He also manages to get along with Tails, in the end. It was also shown, that he had his deepest respect for his grandfather.

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* AffablyEvil: Doctor Eggman, as usually.usual. He's generally an ever-cheerful and pleasant guy, despite his desire to rule the world, and doesn't really want to destroy Sonic like he claims, and though he attempted to do so, he regrets it later, actually stating that he'll miss him. He also manages to get along with Tails, Tails in the end. It was also shown, shown that he had his deepest respect for his grandfather.



** The ARK was shut down because the GUN higher-ups did not trust Gerald or his research. [[spoiler:When they heard about the violent tendencies of the Biolizard, they used it as a cover-up for their massacre of the personnel, placed the blame on Gerald, and forced him to continue working under their scrutiny before executing him.]] This is explained in full in the Japanese version of the strategy guide.
** A common question among fans is how Gerald was able to alter Shadow's memories after being incarcerated. This is also explained in the Japanese strategy guide, which states that after imprisoning him, GUN forced Gerald to keep working on Shadow Project under their supervision. So that was when he manipulated Shadow's memories as a way of "reprogramming" him to carry on his plan without the higher ups noticing. Presumably, they eventually caught on that he had a secret agenda, which was what prompted them to sentence him to death row and shut down the project for good.

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** The ARK was shut down because the GUN higher-ups did not trust Gerald or his research. [[spoiler:When they heard about the violent tendencies of the Biolizard, they used it as a justification and cover-up for their massacre of the personnel, placed the blame on Gerald, and forced him to continue working under their scrutiny before executing him.]] This is explained in full in the Japanese version of the strategy guide.
** A common question among fans is how Gerald was able to alter Shadow's memories after being incarcerated. This is also explained in the Japanese strategy guide, which states that after imprisoning him, GUN forced Gerald to keep working on Shadow Project Shadow under their supervision. So that was when he manipulated Shadow's memories as a way of "reprogramming" him to carry on his plan without the higher ups higher-ups noticing. Presumably, they eventually caught on that he had a secret agenda, which was what prompted them to sentence him to death row and shut down the project for good.



* AnotherSideAnotherStory: There are two sides - Hero and Dark. The Hero side follows Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles as they try to stop Eggman, while the Dark side follows Eggman, Rouge, and Shadow as they try to TakeOverTheWorld.

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* AnotherSideAnotherStory: There are two sides - -- Hero and Dark. The Hero side follows Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles as they try to stop Eggman, while the Dark side follows Eggman, Rouge, and Shadow as they try to TakeOverTheWorld.



* {{Antepiece}}: In the Hard Mode of Rouge's Egg Quarters level, all 3 keys are locked in cages and unlike other times where cages block you, there are no missiles to destroy them. However, the first key is located in a cage near a monkey badnik, who throws large bombs at you. One of these bombs may just land close enough to the cage to destroy it, revealing how you collect the keys this time around.

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* {{Antepiece}}: In the Hard Mode of Rouge's Egg Quarters level, all 3 keys are locked in cages cages, and unlike other times where cages block you, there are no missiles to destroy them. However, the first key is located in a cage near a monkey badnik, who throws large bombs at you. One Assuming you don't reflexively smash the Badnik, one of these bombs may just land close enough to the cage to destroy it, revealing how you collect the keys this time around.



** If you're having problems holding onto rings, just remember: rings only count if you collect them. Losing rings does not affect your score in the slightest. Knowing that should make getting A Ranks less patience trying.
* AntiVillain: Shadow [[spoiler:until his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* ArtificialStupidity: Chao have an odd habit of repeated jumping into the water feature of each garden, even when they can't swim. You'll sometimes get Chao that will immediately head straight back to the water right after being pulled out, and will repeat this several times. Thankfully, they can't actually drown, just flail their arms in a state of panic.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: After Eggman uses the Eclipse Cannon aboard the ARK to blow a chunk out of the moon as a warning shot, everyone becomes concerned about the seriousness of Eggman's threats and possible responses -- never mind the fact that the effect on the tides alone would cause incalculable casualties in RealLife.

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** If you're having problems holding onto rings, just remember: rings only count if you collect them. Losing rings does not affect your score in the slightest. Knowing that should make getting A Ranks less patience trying.
patience-trying.
* AntiVillain: Shadow [[spoiler:until his HeelFaceTurn.]]
HeelFaceTurn]].
* ArtificialStupidity: Chao have an odd habit of repeated repeatedly jumping into the water feature of each garden, even when they can't swim. You'll sometimes get Chao that will immediately head straight back to the water right after being pulled out, and will repeat this several times. Thankfully, they can't actually drown, just flail their arms in a state of panic.
panic.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: After Eggman uses the Eclipse Cannon aboard the ARK to [[DetonationMoon blow a chunk out of the moon moon]] as a warning shot, everyone becomes concerned about the seriousness of Eggman's threats and possible responses -- never mind the fact that the effect on the tides alone would cause incalculable casualties in RealLife.



* AsideGlance: Rouge does this at the end of one cutscene where she was presumably [[spoiler:talking to the government about project Shadow via walkie talkie]].

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* AsideGlance: Rouge does this at the end of one cutscene where she was presumably [[spoiler:talking to the government about project Project Shadow via walkie talkie]].



** As Sonic, you can only hurt the Egg Golem by jumping up the platforms on its back and executing a Homing Attack on the red button atop its head.



* AutobotsRockOut: The final battle with [[spoiler:the Biolizard]] is accompanied by hard rock song "Live and Learn" provided by Music/{{Crush 40}}.

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* AutobotsRockOut: The final battle with [[spoiler:the Biolizard]] is accompanied by hard rock the hard-rock song "Live and Learn" provided performed by Music/{{Crush 40}}.



** Sonic gets arrested by G.U.N. twice. The first time he got away by himself, but through the second time, he has to be broken out by Tails and Amy.

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** Sonic gets arrested by G.U.N. twice. The first time time, he got away by himself, but through the second time, he has to be broken out by Tails and Amy.



* BigBad: While Eggman's the face of the operation, it's Shadow whose masterminding it. [[spoiler:Later, they both teamed up with the Hero side(along with Rouge) in the Last story to fight the TrueFinalBoss.]]

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* BigBad: While Eggman's the face of the operation, it's Shadow whose who's masterminding it. [[spoiler:Later, they both teamed up with the Hero side(along side (along with Rouge) [[note]]EnemyMine in Eggman's case, HeelFaceTurn in Shadow's[[/note]] in the Last story to fight the TrueFinalBoss.]]



* BigBoosHaunt: [[CreepyCemetery Pumpkin Hill]] overlaps this DeathMountain, its sister level [[AbandonedMine Aquatic Mine]] combines this with UndergroundLevel.

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* BigBoosHaunt: [[CreepyCemetery Pumpkin Hill]] overlaps [[HailfirePeaks overlaps]] this with DeathMountain, while its sister level [[AbandonedMine Aquatic Mine]] combines this with UndergroundLevel.



* BittersweetEnding: The final story ends with [[spoiler:Shadow preventing the ARK from crashing into the planet at the cost of his life]].
** [[spoiler: VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog reveals he survived the fall and was kept alive and in stasis at the start of VideoGame/SonicHeroes by Ivo Robotnik.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: The final story ends with [[spoiler:Shadow preventing the ARK from crashing into the planet [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of his life]].
life]]]].
** [[spoiler: VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' reveals he survived the fall and was kept alive and in stasis at the start of VideoGame/SonicHeroes ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' by Ivo Robotnik.]]



* BlindIdiotTranslation: There's one thing that the translators consistently screwed up, and that was whether the word "emerald" is singular or plural. This is because Japanese nouns don't have plural forms, unlike English ones, requiring the translator to take note of the context to determine if a word is singular or plural. However, these translators didn't do that, leaving some characters to say "emerald" when they're referring to multiple chaos emeralds.

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* BlindIdiotTranslation: There's one thing that the translators consistently screwed up, and that was whether the word "emerald" is singular or plural. This is because Japanese nouns don't have plural forms, unlike English ones, requiring the translator to take note of the context to determine if a word is singular or plural. However, these translators didn't do that, leaving some characters to say "emerald" when they're referring to multiple chaos emeralds.Chaos Emeralds.



** Shadow's line "Is that what Chaos Control is?" after his fight with The Biolizard has caused many fans to scratch their heads - why would Shadow not know what Chaos Control is? Turns out it was a mistranslation, and in the original Japanese, he just commented "Chaos Control." with an affirmative tone upon seeing the Biolizard use it.

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** Shadow's line "Is that what Chaos Control is?" after his fight with The Biolizard has caused many fans to scratch their heads - -- why would Shadow not know what Chaos Control is? Turns out it was a mistranslation, and in the original Japanese, he just commented "Chaos Control." with an affirmative tone upon seeing the Biolizard use it.



* BossArenaIdiocy: King Boom Boo, like most other evil ghosts, gets weakened when he is exposed light. He has a small ghost following him around to hold an hourglass that lets light into the arena.

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* BossArenaIdiocy: King Boom Boo, like most other evil ghosts, [[WeakenedByTheLight gets weakened when he is exposed light.to light]]. He has a small ghost following him around to hold an hourglass that lets light into the arena.



* CardboardPrison: Prison Island, a prison and military base which, despite its name, is not TheAlcatraz. Eggman is able to break in all by himself with his Eggwalker, then gets out with Shadow. Later on Tails and Amy break in and get Sonic out.

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* CardboardPrison: Prison Island, a prison and military base which, despite its name, is not TheAlcatraz. Eggman is able to break in all by himself with his Eggwalker, then gets out with Shadow. Later on on, Tails and Amy break in and get Sonic out.
5th Sep '17 8:00:31 AM wingedcatgirl
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* PumpkinPerson: You can give Chaos pumpkins to wear on their heads.

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* PumpkinPerson: You can give Chaos Chao pumpkins to wear on their heads.
4th Sep '17 7:06:52 PM Karxrida
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* TimedMission: Several. [[spoiler:Finalhazard breaches earth's atmosphere after 5 minutes, so you better beat it in that time.]] Metal Harbour has a small example, where landing on a platform by a rocket suddenly gives you just 15 seconds to grab onto it. To make matters worse, there is a second rung higher up, which can only be made with a couple of seconds to spare, and without it, an A-rank is extremely difficult. To round the list off, Security Hall gives you 5 minutes to complete it, and Green Forest and White Jungle give you 8 and 10 respectively. Also, every stage's 4th mission is one.

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* TimedMission: Several. [[spoiler:Finalhazard breaches earth's atmosphere after 5 minutes, so you better beat it TimedMission:
** A section
in that time.]] Metal Harbour has a small example, where landing on a platform by Habour requires boarding a rocket suddenly gives you just within 15 seconds to grab onto it. To make matters worse, there is a second rung higher up, which can only be made with a couple of seconds to spare, and without it, an A-rank is extremely difficult. To round the list off, before it lifts off.
**
Security Hall gives you 5 minutes to complete it, and Green Forest and White Jungle give you 8 and 10 respectively. Also, every respectively.
** Every
stage's 4th mission is one.requires beating the level within a given time frame, with the specific time varying by level. 4th missions for levels that already have timers just give you less time.
** The TrueFinalBoss has to be beaten within 5 minutes. [[spoiler:If you don't, the Finalhazard breaches Earth's atmosphere and kills everyone.]]
4th Sep '17 1:27:39 PM 313Bluestreak
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** Averted in the Hard Mode versions of the levels. The enemies will fire shots that move faster than in normal difficulty, though you can still dodge them if you're quick enough.
4th Sep '17 12:44:11 PM steam66
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* PainfullySlowProjectile: The GUN MechaMooks shoot extremely slow-moving shots that even Eggman could probably dodge while rolling out of bed, let alone Sonic.

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* PainfullySlowProjectile: The GUN MechaMooks shoot extremely slow-moving shots that even Eggman could probably dodge while rolling out of bed, let alone Sonic. Certain GUN Hunters (designated "Gum Hunters") do attempt to fire blue projectiles that bind the player, but aren't any faster than the normal yellow ones.
** The E-1000 series robots share this issue too, but (very slightly) make up for it by firing two shots in tandem from their dual laser cannons.
4th Sep '17 12:35:11 PM steam66
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** The E-1000 robots in Pyramid Cave, Egg Quarters, and Death Chamber are degraded mass-production variants of E-102 Gamma from the first Sonic Adventure, right down to the red and white color scheme (though their design is a bit simplified).
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