Hello everyone, I don't really know if this topic belongs here so feel free to move it if it needs to be moved
Anyways, Sonic Adventure. I love that game, despite its flaws. Lately, I've noticed a lot of hype and speculation around a hypothetical "remake" of Sonic Adventure lately. It seems like whenever the Sonic social media updates you'll get a group of dedicated people demanding a remake or thinking that a remake is being teased. I don't really know what started this trend but it definitely exists.
I think it's easy to romanticize the vague idea of a remake but we have to admit there are a lot of ways it could go horribly wrong or amazingly right. I think it's important for us to actually get to the point of what we'd really want to see in a remake so I've made a list of my personal dream remake and nightmare remake scenarios.
SONIC ADVENTURE REMAKE - BEST CASE SCENARIO:
+ Game is rebuilt from the ground up and an artstyle is chosen that suits and respects the original aesthetic of Sonic Adventure (basically Unleashed/Generations style imo)
+ Remake acknowledges flaws and failings of the original and makes good attempts to resolve these issues in a smart way (e.g. Light Dash working the way it works in SA2)
+ Chao Garden is as good as it was in SA2 with a mobile companion app
+ Remake takes advantage of modern hardware to do things that weren't possible on Dreamcast due to hardware limitations or sheer time constraints (e.g. Perfect Chaos in generations looking more like his original concept art by Naoto Ohshima or fully playable Super Sonic in levels)
+ Various minor QOL fixes.
+ Bomb ass remixed soundtrack (this is a given) but also an option to switch to the original soundtrack (for nitpicky purists like me)
+ Boatload of cool extra content, like extra skins & costumes (I've noticed these are pretty big lately with stuff like Mario Odyssey, CTR Nitro Fueled and Spider-Man PS4 having loads of extra costumes. Sonic games don't really seem to make use of skins apart from SA2 and Sonic Runners)
+ Entirely New Zones. I don't really expect them to create new levels but it'd be a cool bonus.
SONIC ADVENTURE REMAKE - WORST CASE SCENARIO:
- Game makes no attempt to fix or rectify the failings of the original
- Misses the point of what made the original so appealing
- Is a glitchy broken mess
- Unnecessary gimmicks shoehorned into the game with no rhyme or reason (e.g. Wisps for no reason)
- Feels like a soulless cash-grab designed to take advantage of people's nostalgia to provide a low quality product
- Chao Garden misses the point of what made it so special in the first place
- Bad physics. This time they will need to create actual 3D rolling physics. I know it is possible to have rolling physics in 3D:
If Mario can do it, why can't Sonic?
Anyways that's all I got. Please let me know what sort of stuff you would want to see and what stuff you wouldn't want to see!