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Achievement Guide & Roadmap
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- Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10 (Skill Dependent)
- Offline: 12 (400)
- Online: 0 (0)
- Approximate amount of time to 400: 20+ Hours, 25-30 Hours(with DLC)
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3(Hero, Dark, Last Story) 155 (A-Rank Missions)
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Does difficulty affect achievements? No
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: Second Controller (For 2P Battle)
- DLC achievements?: Yes (See Step 6)
- Avatar items? Yes (See HERE)
Welcome to Sonic Adventure 2! This game has 12 achievements for 400 and is the follow-up to its highly-praised predecessor Sonic Adventure. Sonic Adventure 2 makes its return on Xbox Live Arcade with a full cast of playable heroes and villains, exciting 2-player competetive modes, Chaos Gardens, and over 30 action-packed stages all remastered in HD. Gameplay takes place between two different points of view storylines, the Hero story and the Dark story where you have the option of advancing in either one or the other at any time. The Hero story features Sonic, Knuckles, Tails and the non-playable Amy, while the Dark story features Shadow, Rouge, and Doctor Eggman. Each hero character plays similarly to their respective dark character and vice versa. Levels advance in order for each storyline, come between each of the playable characters. With all of these options given the question remains in the fight between heroes and villains. Will you choose to save the world or conquer it?
Step 1: Story Modes
Right from the start you'll want to play Story Mode. As opposed to having each character selectable as in the first Sonic Adventure, the method in which the cast of six are chosen and played was modified to make Sonic Adventure 2 a different experience. When choosing either Hero or Dark the story is presented with the characters rotating through, each stage having a different character as playable to progress the saga. Because of the duality nature of the game, the three pairs of Hero/Dark share very similar controls and objectives with each other. All story-related achievements are:
- Hello World
- Beyond Good And Evil
Levels featuring Sonic or Shadow are designed in much the same way as they were in Sonic's levels in Sonic Adventure, where your primary objective is simply to get to the end of the level. Levels with Tails or Dr. Eggman allow the player to control a mechanized robot walker and generally blast their way to the end like E-102 Gamma's stages in Sonic Adventure. Knuckles and Rouge are required to scour their levels for shards of the Master Emerald, again, much like Sonic Adventure. Interspersed between the levels are various bosses, which one particular character must fight. As the game can sometimes get confusing, the hint system found within Sonic Adventure returns but instead of being the calming voice of Tikal the words of wisdom have been replaced with a mechanical chao known as Omochao.
Play the Hero side of the game first or Dark, it's up to you. For the Hero side you'll be playing through the eyes of Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles as they attempt to put a stop to Eggman and unveil the truth behind Project Shadow. There are 16 stages in total with boss fights in-between. Upon story completion you will unlock the HERO! achievement.
When playing through the Dark Side of Story Mode it'll be through the eyes of Eggman, Shadow, and Rogue. There are 14 stages in total where you'll interchangeably play as the three villain characters attempting to obtain the chaos emeralds to take the world hostage. Upon completion you will unlock the DARK! achievement as well as the "Last Story" arc.
Last Story/ Super Sonic
Once both the "Hero" and "Dark" stories are successfully completed, a final "Last" story becomes unlocked on the main screen. When chosen, the Hero and Dark stories finally intertwine and revelations of the true nature of "Project Shadow" finally come to light. The story is only composed of one level, Cannon's Core, and two boss battles. The level is broken up into five separate parts, each played through by one of the main characters, beginning with Tails and ending with Sonic. Upon completion you will then face off against Biolizard as Shadow followed by Final Hazard where the story concludes. Beyond Good and Evil will unlock after finishing the Last storyline.
Step 2: Boss Attack and Kart Racing
Once you have completed all Adventures you will unlock a Boss Attack mode pertaining to each side, there are 3 in all. You must clear all of these modes as you defeat every Boss in each story and all 18 of them from the whole game. You will receive a clear time at the end. Another new mode introduced to Sonic Adventure 2 is Kart Racing which unlocks upon clearing Tails and Rouge's Route missions. You must clear the Expert race in 1st place to unlock Speed Racer. Both achievements related to these modes include:
Step 3: Chao World
Sonic Adventure 2 also sees the return of Chao, the small, water-shaped A-life first introduced in the game's predecessor. For the sequel, the entire Chao raising experience has been completely revamped and expanded. As there are no Adventure Fields, the only way to enter the Chao Gardens in the main game is to find one of three Chao Containers located in each level, the first always holding a Chao Key. Upon clearing said stage you'll be warped to Chao World, the portal to the rest of the Chao experience in the game. Though at first only the standard Chao Garden is available, as time in the garden goes on, a "Hero Garden" and "Dark Garden" also become available. Luckily you won't have to do anything too strenuous other than naming a Chao, raising its stats to 10, as well as raising a Hero, Dark, and Adult Chao to complete the main game. For starters, Chao Island is a wonderful site to use if you're new to everything Chao. Here are all achievements related to Chao:
- Chao Raiser
- Beyond Good and Evil
Step 4: Emblems
There are a total of 180 emblems in the game connected to a variety of tasks. These tasks include: completing each story, finishing each of the 5 missions for every stage, playing through a boss rush for each side, as well as winning Chao races. Despite there being 180 emblems, you do NOT have to obtain them all in order to get 400 for this game but you will need all of them for the DLC. That said, you'll probably end up with around 170 emblems just by going for the You Are A Legend achievement. You will more than likely obtain 90 emblems for the Emblem Collector achievement naturally while earning A-Ranks in Stage Select Mode. More on A-Ranks can be found in the next step. Below is the only achievement geared towards emblems for the main game:
Step 5: A-Ranks
This step will be very time-consuming as you must clear every all 5 missions for all 31 stages in the game with an A-Rank. That's a total of 155 missions. After completing a stage in Story Mode the option to play through it at the your leisure becomes available at Stage Select Mode. There are 5 objectives per stage in the game and you will be graded based on how well you did upon clearing them. There are also emblems tied to every mission you get an A-Rank for. Achievements earned by obtaining A-Ranks include:
- Mission Complete
- Emblem Collector
- You Are The Legend
Step 6: Battle DLC
For this step you will need to download the Battle DLC upgrade that updates the game to 500. It bears 3 achievements that require you to play all Level 4 multiplayer stages, clear Chao Karate, and obtain the rest of the 180 emblems. Completing all 62 Chao Races in 1st place can be pretty time-consuming. If you don't have the DLC yet it can be downloaded by clicking HERE. All DLC achievements are:
- Level 4!
- Karate Master
- Emblem Mania
The wait is finally over and Sonic Adventure 2 has made its return to Xbox Live Arcade. At long last, fans can relive the exciting adventures of Sonic and friends going up against Dr. Eggman, the mysterious Shadow the Hedgehog, and the too-subtle-for-Rated-T Rouge the Bat in the ultimate showdown between good and evil in glorious HD. Although not terribly difficult to get 400 in, only the truly dedicated will obtain all the A Ranks as well as all 180 Emblems from the Battle DLC. If you were able to get all A-Ranks in the Dreamcast or Gamecube versions then you shouldn't have too many problems doing it again.
For the Battle DLC portion of the guide. Please see Post #6.
Last edited by FeLizP; 10-22-2012 at 06:07 PM.