I took advantage of a sale at a local media store and bought a ton of XBOX games that I've been putting off buying for some time (they were $2 each, it doesn't get much cheaper then that). Among them were many games developed and published by Sega (Sega GT 2002, Jetset Radio Future, Crazy Taxi 3, Gunvalkyrie). While testing out the Sega GT/Jetset combo disc on my XBOX, there were also a ton of video previews for games published by Sega that were coming soon for the XBOX back then. While watching some of these previews I could help but think that in many ways, the XBOX carried the torch that would have otherwise been held by the Dreamcast had it not gone bellyup in 2001. What I mean by that is that many of the Sega games on the XBOX would have been released on the Dreamcast (and many were, like Jetset and Shenmue II in other regions). I just couldn't help but feel like the XBOX is in many way the spiritual successor to the Dreamcast given its saturation of games that would have otherwise been on the Dreamcast. I know that Sega released a lot of other exclusive and non-exclusive games on other systems throughout last gen, however the ones that were exclusive to the XBOX seem to carry that Dreamcast asthetic while others don't. What are your thoughts on this?
I've recently come to really appreciate the XBOX's library of games, especially the more obscure titles, and this realization has made me enjoy it even more.