How do you guys feel about the dreamcast?

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#1 Posted by NinjaLegacy (184 posts) -

At the time and for a while there after i loved the system and i currently have a large collection of games for it etc... But i was sitting down to play it the other night going through my games and man... Most of the games for the system have been ported to xbox live arcade or other systems there arent to many exlusives for the system anymore how do you guys feel about dreamcast collecting when most of it's games can be played elsewhere a lot of the times better.

#2 Posted by Megavideogamer (5323 posts) -

In a way the Dreamcast is kinda an Xbox prequel. MS did provide Windows CE and did consider buying SEGA. It was almost a trail run for MS before the original Xbox was released. The Dreamcast was ahead of it's time in some ways.

It does seem Microsoft and even Nintendo later on with the Wii U took some inspiration of the Dreamcast console. The last CD Rom console and Sega's Swan Song. I that a chance of buying a Dreamcast for $20.00 so I'm consdering it.

I feal that Sega should have continued with the Dreamcast instead of turtling up and dying.

#3 Posted by roulettethedog (10953 posts) -

I only played a hockey game on an ex friends Dreamcast. Being a Nintendo junkie at the time, I really never gave the Dreamcast a chance. Maybe I will play some of the games now as I like the Genesis.

#4 Posted by Heirren (16556 posts) -
I think it might have had the best graphics in 2001.
#5 Posted by SonOfChewbacca (653 posts) -

I felt it was the best last gen console for local multiplayer:

Quake 3

Unreal Tournament

Power Stone 2

Marvel vs Capcom

Dead or Alive 2

Soul Calibur

Test Drive Le Mans

Rush 2049

#6 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5207 posts) -

I personally love the system and still play it all the time. My personal favorites for the console are its arcade perfect ports of awesome Sega games from the late 90s and early 2000s. I have very fond memories of the Dreamcast during its hayday and still love it.

#7 Posted by StaticOnTV (583 posts) -

In a way the Dreamcast is kinda an Xbox prequel. MS did provide Windows CE and did consider buying SEGA. It was almost a trail run for MS before the original Xbox was released. The Dreamcast was ahead of it's time in some ways.

It does seem Microsoft and even Nintendo later on with the Wii U took some inspiration of the Dreamcast console. The last CD Rom console and Sega's Swan Song. I that a chance of buying a Dreamcast for $20.00 so I'm consdering it.

I feal that Sega should have continued with the Dreamcast instead of turtling up and dying.

Megavideogamer
\ How did the Wii U take form the dreamcast? Also, Street Fighter III strike alone is worth a dreamcast. Which is the only actual retail console version if IIRC. The new online one is garbage.
#8 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5207 posts) -

[QUOTE="Megavideogamer"]

In a way the Dreamcast is kinda an Xbox prequel. MS did provide Windows CE and did consider buying SEGA. It was almost a trail run for MS before the original Xbox was released. The Dreamcast was ahead of it's time in some ways.

It does seem Microsoft and even Nintendo later on with the Wii U took some inspiration of the Dreamcast console. The last CD Rom console and Sega's Swan Song. I that a chance of buying a Dreamcast for $20.00 so I'm consdering it.

I feal that Sega should have continued with the Dreamcast instead of turtling up and dying.

StaticOnTV

\ How did the Wii U take form the dreamcast? Also, Street Fighter III strike alone is worth a dreamcast. Which is the only actual retail console version if IIRC. The new online one is garbage.

It was included on the Street Fighter Anniversary Collection for the PS2 and I believe the XBOX. I prefer the Dreamcast version though since all fighting games seem to play better on the console imo.

#9 Posted by StaticOnTV (583 posts) -

[QUOTE="StaticOnTV"][QUOTE="Megavideogamer"]

In a way the Dreamcast is kinda an Xbox prequel. MS did provide Windows CE and did consider buying SEGA. It was almost a trail run for MS before the original Xbox was released. The Dreamcast was ahead of it's time in some ways.

It does seem Microsoft and even Nintendo later on with the Wii U took some inspiration of the Dreamcast console. The last CD Rom console and Sega's Swan Song. I that a chance of buying a Dreamcast for $20.00 so I'm consdering it.

I feal that Sega should have continued with the Dreamcast instead of turtling up and dying.

Shenmue_Jehuty

\ How did the Wii U take form the dreamcast? Also, Street Fighter III strike alone is worth a dreamcast. Which is the only actual retail console version if IIRC. The new online one is garbage.

It was included on the Street Fighter Anniversary Collection for the PS2 and I believe the XBOX. I prefer the Dreamcast version though since all fighting games seem to play better on the console imo.

i DON'T recall (lol caps lock) the Xbox version, however, the PS2 version is poorly emulated, i prefer the stand-alone retail version of the game. The only other version of that game which is playable, LEGALLY is the DLC versions for 360/PS3.
#10 Posted by StaticOnTV (583 posts) -

[QUOTE="StaticOnTV"][QUOTE="Megavideogamer"]

In a way the Dreamcast is kinda an Xbox prequel. MS did provide Windows CE and did consider buying SEGA. It was almost a trail run for MS before the original Xbox was released. The Dreamcast was ahead of it's time in some ways.

It does seem Microsoft and even Nintendo later on with the Wii U took some inspiration of the Dreamcast console. The last CD Rom console and Sega's Swan Song. I that a chance of buying a Dreamcast for $20.00 so I'm consdering it.

I feal that Sega should have continued with the Dreamcast instead of turtling up and dying.

Shenmue_Jehuty

\ How did the Wii U take form the dreamcast? Also, Street Fighter III strike alone is worth a dreamcast. Which is the only actual retail console version if IIRC. The new online one is garbage.

It was included on the Street Fighter Anniversary Collection for the PS2 and I believe the XBOX. I prefer the Dreamcast version though since all fighting games seem to play better on the console imo.

Also, I find the Dreamcast Stick to be way better than almost every other stick for fighting games. May not be the best for 3D games all the time, but it works for games that require fast reflexes.
#11 Posted by Heirren (16556 posts) -
[QUOTE="Shenmue_Jehuty"]

[QUOTE="StaticOnTV"]\ How did the Wii U take form the dreamcast? Also, Street Fighter III strike alone is worth a dreamcast. Which is the only actual retail console version if IIRC. The new online one is garbage.StaticOnTV

It was included on the Street Fighter Anniversary Collection for the PS2 and I believe the XBOX. I prefer the Dreamcast version though since all fighting games seem to play better on the console imo.

Also, I find the Dreamcast Stick to be way better than almost every other stick for fighting games. May not be the best for 3D games all the time, but it works for games that require fast reflexes.

Psn/live one is very good. The fightsticks of today are much better than what was available then.
#12 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8217 posts) -
I bought it on 9/9/99 and enjoyed it. Haven't played it in years though.
#13 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

At the time and for a while there after i loved the system and i currently have a large collection of games for it etc... But i was sitting down to play it the other night going through my games and man... Most of the games for the system have been ported to xbox live arcade or other systems there arent to many exlusives for the system anymore how do you guys feel about dreamcast collecting when most of it's games can be played elsewhere a lot of the times better.

NinjaLegacy

4 words come to mind concerning the Dreamcast:

  1. Fun - Great library of games of both Dreamcast originals and multiplatform games. Some of the best versions of some multiplatform games.
  2. Sad - Because it was Sega's last console and the plug was pulled on it way too soon. It had plenty of kick left in it.
  3. Cool - It just looks cool. The controller and the VMU really stand-out and it looks great in your collection.
  4. Loud - The machine itself is a beast. Sounds like it's about to fly out of the room, sometimes.

As for most the games being ported to other systems, you just aren't looking hard enough. There are still some great Dreamcast exclusives:

  • Air Force Delta
  • Carrier (okay, it's just a Resident Evil rip-off, but it's a good one)
  • Crazy Taxi 2
  • Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm
  • Dynamite Cop
  • Giga Wing 1 & 2
  • Elemental Gimmick Gear
  • Maken X
  • Metropolis Street Racer
  • Power Stone 1 & 2
  • Sega Rally Championship 2
  • Shenmue
  • Typing of the Dead
  • WWF: Royal Rumble (Different than the SNES/Genesis game of the same title)
#14 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

Eh,died out too soon.

#15 Posted by gameofthering (10138 posts) -

It still has Toy Commander :)

#16 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8217 posts) -

It still has Toy Commander :)

gameofthering
I have a ODM disk with a Christmas toy commander demo level.
#17 Posted by TommyBarban (607 posts) -

I got this system at the beginning of 2001, so it was already on the decline. But it was the ultimate exotic system IMO. I was tired of Playstation, I really maxed out the PSX. The Nintendo love was over for me as well. I never took any interest in Sega until I started reading about the Dreamcast being in development, I played it when I was visiting my first game fair, Sonic Adventure back then, wow. When it actually came out I was in Ireland and the shops were stocked with Sega goodies, the graphics excited me alot, and everything about the system from look to feel hit the spot. I was a poor teenager so I got it quite late, but it was my favorite system, still buying games for it.

#18 Posted by poptart (6834 posts) -

Loved it. Probably my faourite of all consoiles I've owned. Especially PSO and Worms online. For me it kind of kick started the next generation. I still whack on a little worms when I go back to the UK every now and then

#19 Posted by LJSEXAY (1866 posts) -
I love the Dreamcast....still my favorite console.
#20 Posted by gameofthering (10138 posts) -

[QUOTE="gameofthering"]

It still has Toy Commander :)

AutoPilotOn

I have a ODM disk with a Christmas toy commander demo level.

Played the Summer demo level as well?

#21 Posted by Stefan91x (256 posts) -

Best Sega console by far.

Too bad it has very cheap plastic, so it becomes yellow in the sun.

#22 Posted by Heirren (16556 posts) -

Best Sega console by far.

Too bad it has very cheap plastic, so it becomes yellow in the sun.

Stefan91x
I could be wrong but I believe that is due to some kind of anti flammable agent. The console itself is constructed very nicely--the controller is trash though.
#23 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

[QUOTE="Stefan91x"]

Best Sega console by far.

Too bad it has very cheap plastic, so it becomes yellow in the sun.

Heirren

I could be wrong but I believe that is due to some kind of anti flammable agent. The console itself is constructed very nicely--the controller is trash though.

I know for sure that the anti-flammable agent you speak of are in the early runs of SNESs, so it's very likely.

#24 Posted by GreySeal9 (24107 posts) -

Its competition was much better IMO, but any console that has such masterpieces as Skies of Arcadia and the Shenume games on it is a good console in my book.

#25 Posted by bultje112 (1867 posts) -

it's my 2nd favorite system of all time and it has the largest quantity/quality percentage of any console I will probably ever play. the dreamcast literally has something for anyone and it's also the king of multiplayer games

#26 Posted by BlendThree (119 posts) -

I dug mine out in the recent past and did my best to play it pretty exclusively but honestly had a harder time than expected.  I don't know if it was a framerate issue or what, but after a few hours it was making me feel a little motion sick.  Especially Ecco the Dolphin but even much slower games like Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.  Still a classic system to me but staring to show its age technologically.

#27 Posted by bultje112 (1867 posts) -

I dug mine out in the recent past and did my best to play it pretty exclusively but honestly had a harder time than expected.  I don't know if it was a framerate issue or what, but after a few hours it was making me feel a little motion sick.  Especially Ecco the Dolphin but even much slower games like Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.  Still a classic system to me but staring to show its age technologically.

BlendThree

 

dreamcast is the system with probably the best framerates of any system ever released. right now most games are 30 fps, on dreamcast many were 60 fps and people thought it was the future, but it wasn't framerate is very overrated over 30. since our eyes can barely detect the difference. however you might just be motion sick