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3.0 out of 5 stars
The Passage of Time is Always Cruel.., 3 Aug 2008
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars
OK so in many ways the Dreamcast was a good solid console.. Released in the West in 1999 with graphics comparable to the PC's of the time it did make the other two competing consoles (the N64 and especially the Playstation) look fairly obsolete in comparison.
However time wasn't very kind to Sega's poor console as the PS2 tore Sega's little white box to shreds..
The 'exclusives' released for it include many [[Slightly overrated in my opinion classics]] including:
Jet Grind Radio (ported to Xbox)
Rez (Ported to PS2 and Live Arcade)
MSR (Ported to the original Xbox under the guise of Project Gotham Racing nuff said)
Shenmue (Sequel at least ported to Xbox)
House of The Dead 2 (HOTD 3 and 4 Ported to Xbox, HOTD appears on Wii)
Sega Rally 2 (wasn't very good but has since been squealed)
Sega Bass Fishing (Ported to Wii)
Seaman (Ported to PS2)
Space Channel 5 (Ported to PS2)..
Ecco The Dolphin (Ported to PS2)
Samba de Amigo (Being ported to Wii)
Sonic Games (weren't much good but have been ported and squealed again to death)
Headhunter (Poor mans Metal Gear Solid again Ported to PS2)
Ikugria (Ported to Gamecube, playable on Wii, also on Live Arcade)
Skies of Arcadia (Ported to Gamecube)..
Virtua Cop 2 (Ported to PS2)
Virtua Tennis 2 (Ported to PS2)
Phantasy Star Online (Ported to PS2, Gamecube and I think it has a next gen sequel too)
Street Fighter 3, Marvel vs Capcom et al (All appear on PS2 and Xbox)
Virtua Fighter 3 (VF 4 appeared on PS2 and VF 5 is on PS3/360 both much better games)
Crazy Taxi.. yeah ditto..
2k Sports games not even worth mentioning..
In fact I can think of only a handful of half decent titles you can't now play anywhere else.. Daytona USA is one but I think that game pales in comparison to Ridge Racer, 4 Wheel Thunder is fun but Excite Truck is much better, there's MDK 2 and Typing of the Dead but they will run on any PC released this decade. Umm maybe there's a few really obscure Japanese games I've not heard of.. Magnetic Neo, Flogan Brothers? [Seriously Play Mario instead].. There's also an almost complete but never released arcade plane combat sim floating around the internet (Crimson Skies is waAAay better though) and RE Code Veronica (again squealed to death). There was a multiplayer first person shooter can't remember its name but yeah games like that aren't hard to find..
Seriously you can play almost much all of the Dreamcast's library and its future sequels by owning a 60GB PS3, an original Xbox and a Wii (plus you won't be missing out other Sega games like Outrun 2, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Toejam and Earl 3, Billy Hatcher, Gunvalkyrie, Otogi 2 not to mention the other non Sega Related gems and all the new fanged next gen offerings I've not mentioned here.
So yeah Sega.. Thanks for the games and the memeries but it's time to lay the Dreamcast to rest (unless you like homebrew 2D shooters which I incidentally don't)..