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Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut

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Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
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Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Game total: 13
System(s): Nintendo GameCube, PC
Save file size: GC: 9 blocks, PC: 51KB
Genre: Action
Release Date RRP Code Rating
Nintendo GameCube
US
2003-06-17[1] $? DOL-P-GXSE
DOL-GXSE-USA
Everyone
Nintendo GameCube
US
(Player's Choice)
2004 $? DOL-P-GXSE
DOL-GXSE-USA
Everyone
Nintendo GameCube
JP
2003-06-19[2] ¥6,980 (7,329)[2] DOL-P-GASJ
DOL-GASJ-JPN
Free
Nintendo GameCube
JP
(1)
2004-11-18[2] ¥2,800 (2,940)[2] DOL-P-GASJ
DOL-GASJ-JPN-1
Free
Nintendo GameCube
AU
2003-06-20 $? DOL-P-GXSP
Nintendo GameCube
AU
(Player's Choice)
2004 $? DOL-P-GXSP G
Nintendo GameCube
UK
2003-06-27[3] £? DOL-P-GXSP
DOL-GXSP-UKV
3+
Nintendo GameCube
UK
(Player's Choice)
2004 £? DOL-P-GXSP
DOL-GXSP-UKV
3+
Nintendo GameCube
FR
2003-06-27[4] €? DOL-P-GXSP
DOL-GXSP-FRA
3+
Nintendo GameCube
FR
(Player's Choice)
2004 €? DOL-P-GXSP
DOL-GXSP-FRA
3+
Nintendo GameCube
DE
2003-06-27[5] €? DOL-P-GXSP
DOL-GXSP-NOE
0
Nintendo GameCube
DE
(Player's Choice)
2004 €? DOL-P-GXSP
DOL-GXSP-NOE
0
Nintendo GameCube
ES
2003-06-27[6] €? DOL-P-GXSP
DOL-GXSP-ESP
3+
Windows PC
US
2004-09-14 $? ?
Windows PC
JP
2003-12-18 ¥6,800 (7,140)[7] HCJ-0344
Windows PC
EU
2004-02-06 €? SEGA-PC002
Windows PC
AU
2004-02-06 $? ?
Windows PC
EU
(Sold Out)
200x €? ?
Windows PC
BR
200x R$? ?
Windows PC
KR
200x ₩? ?

Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, known as just Sonic Adventure DX (Japanese: ソニックアドベンチャー DX(デラックス)) in Japan, is an enhanced port of the Sega Dreamcast game, Sonic Adventure, with many added features and updated graphics. It was first released for the Nintendo GameCube in 2003, followed by a Windows PC port the following year.

Gameplay

Sonic Adventure DX follows in the footsteps of Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, a GameCube conversion of Sonic Adventure 2, released in the tail-end of 2001, taking a Dreamcast game (in this case 1999 releases (i.e. the Western and International versions) of Sonic Adventure and attempting to enhance the game for the more capable GameCube hardware.

Unlike Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, however, the changes in DX are far more significant, resulting in a graphical overhaul across most areas of the game, a new "mission mode", an enhanced Chao Garden and the inclusion of 12 unlockable Sega Game Gear titles. It pulls a lot of inspiration from Sonic Adventure 2, while attempting to fix some of the multitude of problems with the original release, and is generally considered by Sega and Sonic Team to be the definitive version of the game, being the basis for all conversions going forward.

Much of the game has been remodelled or re-textured, with the main characters being among the assets to be re-created with higher polygon counts. But while DX may improve on some 3D geometry, much of the game is untouched and some areas, such as the in-game lighting model and many of the texture choices, are often considered to have been downgraded. In many parts of the game, particulary areas in an around Station Square, these texture changes lead to a very different looking world as seen in the original Dreamcast release.

Sonic Adventure DX being the better version of the game, as is its design, remains a contentious issue among fans.

Comparisons

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Bosses

Differences to All

  • All boss maps were updated to match the altered maps.

Chaos 2

  • Chaos 2 is darker.
  • The glass is opaque.

Chaos 4

  • Alot of textures were changed.
  • It's easier to see the bottom of the lake.
  • The pond is less green and more clear.
  • The pond doesn't change to a "purified" texture when Chaos 4 isn't swimming in it.

Chaos 6

  • Thicker fog.
  • Chaos 6 is more opaque.

Perfect Chaos

  • The entire map was heavily revamped with different textures and buildings.
  • Perfect Chaos is brighter.
  • Waterfalls were added.
  • A section of destroyed road at the starting point of the stage was removed
  • More fog.
  • The water looks dirtier
  • Roads are darker.

Egg Hornet

  • More fog.
  • The lighting is brighter.

Egg Walker

  • Fixed an inconstancy where the poster shows an unused one.
  • The Egg Walker is brighter.
  • The hotel doors were strangely removed.

Egg Viper

  • The color scheme for the platforms and walls were swapped.

ZERO/E-101mk.II

  • The lighting was changed - ZERO and E-101mk.II are notably shinier.
  • Fog was added.

Included Game Gear Games

Several Game Gear games are included as unlockables awarded after collecting 20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 110, 120 and 130 Emblems and completing 20, 40 and 60 missions. This also marks the first time Sonic Drift and Tails' Skypatrol were released in the US and Europe. Each game is unlocked in the following order:

Manuals

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Also released on

Production credits

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For a list of voice actors, see Sonic Adventure#Voice Actors.

Artwork

Wallpaper

Physical scans

GameCube Version

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GameCube, US
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GameCube, DE
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GameCube, JP (Okaidoku-ban)
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GameCube, AU

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PC Version

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PC, FR

PC, FR (Hits Collection)

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PC, DE
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PC, ES

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PC, AU (Valusoft)
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PC, KR
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PC, IL

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External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): GameCube, PC (archive)
  • Nintendo catalogue pages: US (archive), UK

References


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Sonic games for the following systems
Nintendo GameCube
 2001  Sonic Adventure 2: Battle     2002  Sonic Mega Collection     2003  Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut | Sonic Heroes     2005  Sonic Gems Collection | Shadow the Hedgehog | Duo Pack: Sonic Heroes/Super Monkey Ball 2     2006  Sonic Riders    
Windows PC
Retail
 1996  Sonic the Hedgehog CD | Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver | Sonic's Schoolhouse     1997  Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island | Sonic R     2003  Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut     2004  Sonic Heroes     2006  Sonic Riders     2010  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing     2011  Sonic Generations     2013  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed    
Sonic related game compilations for the PC
Sega Family Fun Pak (1996) | Sonic & Knuckles Collection (1997) | Sonic & Garfield Pack (1999) | Sega PC Puzzle Pack (1999) | Sega PC Smash Pack (1999) | Sega Smash Pack 2 (2000) | Sonic Action Pack (2000) | Sonic Action 4 Pack (2001) | Twin Pack: Sega Smash Pack & Sega Smash Pack 2 (2002) | Twin Pack: Sonic 3D Blast & Sonic R (2002) | Twin Pack: Sonic CD and Sonic & Knuckles Collection (2002) | Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (2003) | Sonic Mega Collection Plus (2004) | Sonic Double Pack (2008) | Sonic PC Collection (2009)