Video Game Music of the Week – 19-25.11.2012

In the Sonic Adventure 2 demo impressions article, I said that vocal Sonic songs are quite unsatisfying in comparison to the wonderful tunes of the 2D games. But every rule has its exception, and here it is – the Pumpkin Hill song from Sonic Adventure 2, also known as Knuckles’ theme. A badass rap song, fitting Knuckles’ character nicely. Some say it’s terrible, but don’t mind them. 🙂

Composer: Tomoya Ohtani
Vocals: Hunnid-P
Game: Sonic Adventure 2
Song:  A Ghost’s Pumpkin Soup

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Sonic Adventure 2 – a relic of the past

SEGA like to release their old stuff on PSN/XBLA/Steam lately, making some completely free money off their past work. I was a big fan of SEGA back in the 16-bit era, and, of course, the 2D Sonic games were a major reason for that. Sonic was WAY cooler than Mario in the 2D world, he carried SEGA forward, and that is why the Mega Drive/Genesis was such a success. I never owned a Saturn or a Dreamcast, though, so I had missed on Sonic’s later forays, this time in the 3D world. And while his more recent games have been widely hated (Sonic Generations being a recent exception), the Dreamcast entries Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 have always been beloved by the fanbase. Thus, quite curious to see just how good the first 3D Sonics could be in comparison to less popular stuff like Unleashed, which I’d tried a couple of years ago, I recently downloaded the demo of Sonic Adventure 2 on PSN.

Sonic Adventure 2

Game: Sonic Adventure 2
Developer: Sonic Team
Platforms: Dreamcast, GameCube (Sonic Adventure 2: Battle version), PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, PC
Original release: 2001
Territories: All
Price: $9.99

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