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Sheriff Buford T. Justice

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So hands down the Dreamcast is the second best console ever made (pipped by the N64 of course). It bought us the fishing rod, console with a mouse and keyboard, online multiplayer, VMU's with built in but rubbish games. But most importantly really slow porn (and I don't mean a special needs fetish). I once bought a Dreamcast from loot with every US game ever made with it for 300.00. Moody of course but it also had a boat load of emulators and ROMs. It was ahead of its time, had a great game library and took me away from the rather conjeeled underwear pages of the kays catalogue and smack bang into a whole new world. Once I setup my war games esque super computer its the first thing I aim to get working, the Dreamcast emulator.

 

My question is what are your top ten Dreamcast games? Mine are..

 

1. Tokyo bus driver

Quite easily the most infuriating game I have ever played, and that's not even because it was in Japanese. You were punished for not indicating, missing a stop, running a light, not stopping within the lines, going too fast, going too slow. Man how I loved this game

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBxFiNxdso4

 

 

2. Marvel Vs Capcom 2

3. Fire Pro Wrestling D

4. Super Street Fighter III: Third strike

5. Daytona USA

6. Headhunter

7. Tokyo highway challenge 2

8. Ultimate fighting championship

9. Super Magnetic Neo

10. Vantage point

 

 

Dont expect any love from me for the Shenmue series, I hated those games and Sonic Adventure was shit.

 

Check out this blog for the top 100 games

 

http://the-dreamcast-junkyard.blogspot.com...ted-by-you.html

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Dreamcast was a shite console. Only pipped by Sega Saturn in my lifetime as the worst major home console.

 

Also Shenmue is absolute garbage.

 

 

Piss off.

 

 

The Saturn had a plethora of great arcade titles, get a Jap mod on it and it's a fine console. Plenty to choose from there. It's certainly no worse than the Gamecube, which for my money has been the worst console since the Jaguar.

 

The reason they both died an early death was obviously because of the lack of the third party support.

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So the Saturn is only a great console if you mod it?. I wouldn't say that counts at all. The original Xbox was a great console because I had an emulator with 1000s of ROMs on it. (Just an example, the Xbox was a good console).

 

Gamecube is a great console for 1st party games, and while there isn't as many 3rd party games, it does have all the Resident Evil games. Thing is, if you offered me a Gamecube with only 1st party games, or a Saturn/Dreamcast with any games I wanted, I'd take the cube every time.

 

Even the good games on the Dreamcast have aged awfully. Power Stone, Shenmue, House of the Dead, Sonic Adventure. If you play them without the rose-tinted glasses on, and have no sense of nostalgia then they're awful. The Saturn (unless modded as you say) isn't even worth talking about at all.

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The only game I played on the Dreamcast was Royal Rumble on my mate's. And the graphics at the time were phenomenal.

They weren't. Even at the time, they were disappointing. Dreamcast was meant to be the next generation, and the graphics were basically the same as SmackDown, which came out around the same time on the PSX.

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Even the good games on the Dreamcast have aged awfully. Power Stone, Shenmue, House of the Dead, Sonic Adventure. If you play them without the rose-tinted glasses on, and have no sense of nostalgia then they're awful. The Saturn (unless modded as you say) isn't even worth talking about at all.

 

Anything can age badly from 10 years ago though, so thats not really a valid argument. Even with the greatest of good will Goldeneye isn't too easy on the eye if you dig out the N64 these days.

 

Dreamcast was brilliant but i only really found out about it after it was on the way out. SEGA were the masters of their own demise in a lot of respects IMO as they just didn't seem to push it enough. I thought the Saturn was pretty poor to be honest and they needed a good bounce back with the Dreamcast which, potentially at least, they seemed to have yet they didn't tell the world (or at least Europe) enough about it. There was a runing joke amongst my group of friends that the marketing team spunked the whole advertisement budget on the Arsenal shirt sponsorship deal so they didn't have anything left over for proper mass marketing; all jokes aside it's probably not a million miles away from the truth.

 

And, of course, how piss easy it was to run home brews or copies once you had the UTOPIA boot disc (ahh nostalgia). It's still laughable how easy it was to get by the encyrption to play stuff off the boot disc even looking back at now, at least in the early Playstation days you needed some skills with the 'inside of a bic biro to bridge open the disc tray' trick and some well time slight of hand to get copies to run.

 

I've still got mine in the loft at my parents complete with a massive CD wallet full of games and boot disc. Samba De Amigo and the maracas are also there too which i believe are quite sought after now and can go for a healthy wedge of dosh on fleabay.

 

Looking back it was a cracking console and way ahead of it's time with the online play, VMU controllers and the like but as i said it just didn't seem to get the exposure it deserved. I saw that Chu Chu Rocket has been redeveloped and released on Android marketplace recently so someone is keeping the flame burning :)

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So the Saturn is only a great console if you mod it?. I wouldn't say that counts at all. The original Xbox was a great console because I had an emulator with 1000s of ROMs on it. (Just an example, the Xbox was a good console).

 

Of course modding a Saturn counts if you want to review it fairly. because a good chunk of its best games didn't come out in the West. Modding a console to play emulators is obviously not the same thing as region unlocking a console.

 

Some good Saturn games:

 

Virtua Fighter 2

Sega Rally

Nights

Tomb Raider

Resident Evil

Fire Pro Wrestling 6 Man Scramble

Quake

Duke Nukem 3D

Marvel Super Heroes

Radiant Silvergun

Streetfighter Alpha 2

X-Men vs Streetfighter

Saturn Bomberman

Guardian Heroes

Athlete Kings

Virtual On

Sillhouette Mirage

Panzer Dragoon Saga

Virtua Cop

King of Fighters 95, 96 and 97

 

It was a commercial failure and it had plenty of faults, but I think you're being unreasonably harsh and strongly doubt you've played most of the console's best games to make such a judgment.

 

Stylin has covered a lot of ground with the DC, but yeah, I disagree with you there as well. Shen Mue is a matter of opinion but I didn't think it was garbage at all, and the DC has plenty of excellent games and was a fine console. let down by bad timing, bad marketing and a plethora of other serious errors on Sega's part. Also, I love my Gamecube but it really was a massive failure as well. If it wasn't for Pok

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