So Sega had decided to release this compilation of Dreamcast games. I purchased it for the ridiculously cheap price of £2.01 brand new - not really wishing to pay full price for a set of games I played ten years ago on Segas beloved console.
I've only actually played two games here - Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi. The other two, to be honest, I have no interest in.
Sonic Adventure is how it was on the Dreamcast - except that it's actually based on the GameCube version seemingly, with a new 60 frames per second frame rate, ensuring the game is much smoother. What I didn't like were the loading times - unnecessarily long, and I encountered a bug about a quarter of the way into Sonics adventure - the game wouldn't save! I had to restart from an earlier point which annoyed me a little. Still despite the load times, this is probably the main reason most people buy this compilation.
Crazy Taxi was something truly enjoyable back in the day - and I remember playing this in GAME. The music, as well as the gameplay, encouraged me to buy it back then, but due to licensing issues the music has been replaced by a god-awful racket. It kinda spoilt things for me a bit. The core gameplay remains the same - ferry as many passengers as you can within a time limit and get as high a score as possible. Enjoyable stuff.
Like I said I haven't played the other two games yet. I have no interest in dancing and fishing games! For this price, you would be silly not to try the Dreamcast Collection.
Oh, one more thing - the main menu looks very rushed - an incompetent Photoshop n00b has managed to ruin the presentation here. You can even see the jagged lines from the main title! Quite possibly the worst menu screen of all time.