Reviews for Sonic Adventure™ 2: Battle Mode
Not really worth it.digiconner | May 16, 2014 | See all digiconner's reviews »
This DLC doesn't particularly add a lot of necessary stuff. The chao karate is cool, but the game is fine without it, and the new maps and characters are only good if you play the local multiplayer a lot.
Only buy this if you really enjoy the local multiplayer and want some new characters and maps.
Disappointing it's not included in the main game.afonsobsousa | Jan. 5, 2014 | See all afonsobsousa's reviews »
It's disappointing that a port of a 2001 game has to have separate features sold as DLC. It's OK for what it is - a reasonably fun local two-player battle mode with many new characters that were cut from the single-player mode - but since it was in the Gamecube version, you'd think they'd at least add online multiplayer to make it a worthy purchase in 2012.
Really Should Have Been Part of the GameNuxaider | March 2, 2013 | See all Nuxaider's reviews »
As the name suggests, this DLC is only 2-player battle mode, and is essentially a collection of mini-games. Having two players on the screen is awkward and requires additional gear. Given how little content there actually is, this should have been part of the game. That being said, this functions as intended, is relatively cheap, and is a good optional time waster with friends. Overall, if you have nothing better to do in Sonic Adventure 2, buy this.
Not really neededDsc | Dec. 12, 2012 | See all Dsc's reviews »
I'll admit, the only real reason to get the Battle DLC is just for that feeling of completeness. The Battle mode probably is the weakest part of Sonic Adventure 2, though it is admittedly fun to tool around with for a bit if you have a friend with you.
A nice, but unnecessary DLCsweetcuppincake | Dec. 2, 2012 | See all sweetcuppincake's reviews »
This was part of the base game years ago on Gamecube, but with the rerelease on PC, it is DLC. Each of the character types has their own battle type. For instance, Tails and Eggman fight using their mechs and there are races for the fast characters. Without this DLC, you can't use your chao for fighting, but I really don't feel like this is worth the money. Unless you have a friend who will play this with you (local only) or you want the full Sonic Adventure 2 Battle experience, pass on this DLC.
Okay for the price, not really worth picking up thoughstormx360 | Nov. 29, 2012 | See all stormx360's reviews »
The content added in through the Battle mode is two player, so I suggest avoiding it if you don't have anyone to play with, Its hard to review this content as its more down to 1. Do you have someone to play this with? 2. Do you and your second player enjoy the multiplayer experience? If you said yes to both, get it, if not, give it a miss. PS. Multiplayer is local only.
A bad game modepanz3r88 | Nov. 24, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
The battle mode DLC is a useless addition for Sonic Adventure 2, because you can play it only with a friend offline, there is not an online mode where you can face other player. Even if you are a fan of Sonic you will be disappointed by this DLC, because this battle mode is really far from the real Sonic gameplay
More of the sameScottMax | Nov. 20, 2012 | See all ScottMax's reviews »
While I originally owned the Gamecube version of Adventure 2 (i.e. what would include this expansion), it just adds more to what is already a fantastic game. Although I've yet to test 2-player on the PC (and I imagine it will be somewhat awkward unless you use separate controllers), the Chao Karate minigame is very enjoyable. I'd say definitely worth the meager £2 (even less if you end up using a discount voucher).