From 1 year of waiting was atleast worth it.
And also i'm here to report a bug:
Everytime i'm running and then i release SpinDash one time, Adventure Sonic (AKA SA-Sonic) becomes ultra fast for no reason.
Although the addon is great.
I give it a 5 star rating!
My most anticipated SRB2 character addon is here, and I've finally had a chance to give it the old college try!
The moveset for Adventure Sonic is an amazing blend of both SA1 and SA2, with some great QOL improvements such as the little trail that shows you exactly where you're going when you're spin dashing. And in spite of being such an expansive feeling moveset, it never feels overly complicated and doesn't require a ton of buttons. Feels right at home on a controller!
He feels so accurate to SA2's physics that I'm almost astounded. The amount of time and effort that it must have took to make him feel just right really paid off, as a ton of my SA2 reflexes translated wonderfully into this character mod.
And the spritework-- my god, the spritework. It's amazing! Adventure Sonic is one of the most expressive feeling character addons I've seen, and that's saying a lot with the huge amount of quality characters out there. Little details such as the tricks he does after a homing attack really add that extra level of polish to him.
Overall, this is absolutely worth the download. It's insane just how high quality it is and I'm definitely going to keep it loaded in every single one of my netgames going forward. This is one of the all time greats for sure. Thank you so much for such a wonderful addon!
One of the most comfy and overall fun experiences I've had with this game. He controls ludicrously well on both controller AND Keyboard & mouse, and his moveset flows together super nicely.
Spindash is certainly a strong tool, what with it's insane speed conversion and overall control, but I'd be a fool to say it's what he's all about. The technique of uncurling in the air to momentarily negate air drag has been a bit more useful than one might think it'd be, and despite it seeming to be practically useless I've found a pleasant amount of ways to use the spindash hover technique to my advantage.
Homing attack is quick and snappy as it is in Adventure 2, and homing poses make it all the more aesthetically pleasing. Far thok serves as a VERY nice middle ground between single jumps and the homing attack, letting you have the burst option without forcing you to risk homing in towards an enemy if you don't want to.
Bounce attack is super versatile here, from helping you get just a teensy bit more height when you need it, or helping you platform slightly more precisely, or even letting you perform a superbounce with speed shoes/super (you can also use the bounce to "extend" homing chains to keep the poses going, which is a small thing that gives SA-Sonic a teensy bit more flair in my book.)
The Lightspeed Dash/Lightspeed Attack, despite being moreso based upon Adventure 1, functions wonderfully within the scenarios it's meant for. Want to grab a cluster of rings or fly across a line of them? Light Dash. Have a group of enemies you wanna take care of quickly or have an enemy you really don't feel like dealing with? Lightspeed Attack and watch it get turned into scrap. The Maximum Heat variant of the LSA that goes for enemies only also eliminates basically any issues of going for rings you didn't want in that scenario.
While his custom physics took a bit to get used to, they allow for movement and control that's significantly more precise compared to that of Vanilla SRB2, and it makes playing him efficiently feel way more rewarding and satisfactory.
On top of how he plays, all of the sprites and visual effects present here are absolutely gorgeous. I have yet to get sick of seeing any of them even a little.
It's been a long while since I've had a character that holds no notable complaints from me, and SA-Sonic smashes through this threshold with flying colors. Happy I was able to help in ways that I did for such an awesome project filled with very commendable amounts of passion, love, and effort.
All 7 emeralds collected more times than I can count at this point. Go play him. Gotta open your heart, dude.
Incredible!! Easily one of the most impressive character mods I've ever played!
Normally with character mods, I find them as fun distractions from the main game since I almost exclusively play as vanilla Sonic with a keyboard and mouse; but vanilla Sonic to me never felt that great on a controller. Adventure Sonic on the other hand controls like a dream with a controller and perfectly captures the game-feel of the adventure games. Adventure Sonic makes me want to play with the simple control scheme and automatic breaking because he feels so fluid to control in all his mobility states.
The sprites are also expertly done and the attention to detail and flair make this mod feel so professional. This character has transformed the way I play SRB2 and will be my go-to character to play in the future.
Outstanding job Metalwario64 and Golden Shine and thank you so much for making this mod!!
Definitely the best sonic I've played with! Would you consider making a Adventure Shadow? one with a super that acts more like this ones. and yes I do know that there is already a shadow mod. but we both know you can make better ;)