Sonic Adventure was possibly the beginning of the end for the spiky blue hedgehog back when it launched in 1998, introducing our boy Sonic into the third dimension and setting us up for a future which included Sonic Forces. Even as a Sonic fanboy, I shudder at the thought.
Despite all that, the game's director Takashi Iizuka has revealed in an interview with Retro Gamer (as reported by Nintendo Life) that he wouldn't mind taking another crack at the game and giving it the ol' HD remaster treatment.
In the interview, Iizuka says that "It was the first highspeed 3D action game that also featured a scenario highlighted with six different stories, the A-life Chao, six unique styles of gameplay – it is a unique game offering even 20 years after its release."
That said, he does admit that "it was the very first 3D game that we worked on and looking at it now I can see the rough edges it has, which really makes me want to remake it again."
Here's a Japanese ad for Sonic Adventure, showing off just how much has changed in the last 20 years. Like slightly less racist advertising, for one.
The original Sonic Adventure has since been ported from the Dreamcast to various other consoles, so if you have one of those unmentionable devices that isn't a mobile, tablet, or Switch, then you could go try it out anyway.
But we wouldn't mind another go around on the Switch. If only so we can look back on it and go "wow, Sonic really should have stayed as a 2D-only series, and maybe 3D platformers were a mistake". That might just be me, actually - Sonic really is at his best when he can only move left-to-right.
Not everyone agrees, however. Ordinarily I wouldn't want to start off a new year with negativity, but I do want to use this opportunity to bring up former editor Glen's absolutely legendary Sonic Mania review, in which he looked at the most critically-acclaimed Sonic game in decades, shrugged his shoulders, and gave it a 6/10. Godspeed, Glen.
Do you want to see Sonic Adventure with smoother textures and prettier lighting? Let us know in the comments.