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Aflac Let's Go Wyald! Relationship Status: On the prowl
Let's Go Wyald!
Jan 10th 2012 at 10:32:22 AM

If there's just one fighting game you aim to get for the Dreamcast, I strongly recommend Marvel Vs. Capcom 2.

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Schitzo HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Jan 10th 2012 at 10:34:00 AM

Agreed. Still pimping Garou and Soul Calibur 1, though.

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johnnyfog Actual Wrestling Legend from the Zocalo Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Actual Wrestling Legend
Jan 10th 2012 at 10:42:01 AM

Hang on. I just have an urge to hear this.

I'm a skeptical squirrel
Jan 10th 2012 at 6:04:45 PM

I'd get Soul Calibur or Project Justice over Mv C 2 honestly.

MoeDantes cuter, cuddlier Edmond from the Land of Classics
cuter, cuddlier Edmond
Jan 10th 2012 at 8:24:52 PM

Ya don't need to pimp, man—I'm already a fighter nut and a recent convert to the Church of SNKology, so I'm probably gonna grab all the fighters I can get.

First thing I'm gonna do though, is get the parts to build an arcade stick.

(What I do wanna hear more about, are Survival Horror games, shooters, RP Gs, whether or not there's any nice 3D platformers, or even 2D platformers...)

edited 10th Jan '12 8:35:12 PM by MoeDantes

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Jan 10th 2012 at 8:26:22 PM

Rayman 2? If you already don't have it for any other platform that is.

iphobos Disagree, but look it up from Somewhere's Ville
Disagree, but look it up
Jan 10th 2012 at 8:29:21 PM

For some reason I feel like it inspired some of the Xbox's design, and it's downfall was what made room for Microsoft entry into what's been the big three for the last decade. It was an important bundle of developments that influenced design since, but itself never caught on in time. Also it marked Sega's downfall.

edited 10th Jan '12 8:30:25 PM by iphobos

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johnnyfog Actual Wrestling Legend from the Zocalo Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Actual Wrestling Legend
Jan 10th 2012 at 8:48:52 PM

Dreamy was never much of a competitor with Sony or Microsoft because.... the library isn't very good.

If anything, it is the heir to the N64. And unlike Nintendo, Sega had only one cash cow franchise to lean on, and no side ventures or portables.

Don't get me wrong, there's a place for the Dreamcast just like there is for the N64. It's mainly for casual gamers like me. But by no means could it last in a ring with the two juggernauts.

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MoeDantes cuter, cuddlier Edmond from the Land of Classics
cuter, cuddlier Edmond
Jan 10th 2012 at 10:58:07 PM

It's weird seeing the Dreamcast described as "for casual gamers." I would think its got a niche audience by this point.

Honestly I think the problem is Sega didn't seriously stick with or back the system. They saw that the PS 2 was stealing their thunder and decided to pull the plug. They could've been a contender, but they were too demoralized by their previous defeats that they decided to just throw in the towel. And throughout the land, all the children cried for the god had left their world.

(Yeah, I'm a Sega fanboy and I'm proud of it)

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Schitzo HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Jan 10th 2012 at 11:08:43 PM

Illbleed if you love Survival Horror, Dantes.

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nomuru2d Gamer-turning-maker from Port Saint Lucie, FL Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
Gamer-turning-maker
Jan 10th 2012 at 11:09:12 PM

MEWWY CRISMUH!!!

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MoeDantes cuter, cuddlier Edmond from the Land of Classics
cuter, cuddlier Edmond
Jan 11th 2012 at 8:24:23 PM

And a happy new year rolls in as I now finally have a second Dreamcast game, and it has turned out to be the game that justifies the entire console.

Here's a hint: its crazy and you drive a taxi ;).

For some reason though after anywhere from "immediately" to "an hour in" the game will bring up a message claiming a disc read error. Oddly, it'll still let me play, just some textures won't load up (so I wind up driving around in a great big void with inexplicable floating cars and people). I have no idea if this was the disc, the console, a mix of both, but I excessively cleaned both and that seemed to help the problem, though time will tell if its been fixed completely.

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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Nov 30th 2018 at 6:49:32 AM

Necroing this thread because SEGA of Japan might be subtly announcing a Dreamcast Mini.

Essentially, SEGA of Japan is suddenly asking people to pick their favorite out of 5 variations of Sega Dreamcast.

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Nov 30th 2018 at 8:04:17 AM

[up]If it has Crazy Taxi, they need to pony up for The Offspring.

Seriously. There is no point otherwise.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
VampireBuddha Star saber from Ireland Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Star saber
Nov 30th 2018 at 11:05:55 AM

[up][up]No. Sega have been openly talking about porting DC games to the Switch. This is nothing more than a poll to decide which games would do best.

I myself recently picked up a DC, and could not for the life of me figure out how to get my TV to accept a signal from an RF cable, so I've had to order a SCART cable which looks reputable. My console also didn't come with a VMS; I'm seeing a bunch of them on eBay in neon colours that proclaim they have never been opened, all for under 20, mostly from Poland. Does that seem reasonable to anyone else?

Dude... you ever notice that, like, stuff, man?
Aflac Let's Go Wyald! Relationship Status: On the prowl
Let's Go Wyald!
Sep 9th 2019 at 11:25:21 AM

sorry for the necro but today marks the 20th anniversary of the Dreamcast's US launch

It's Still Dreaming, Baby!

...right???

Anyone here familiar with the Virtua Striker series? My most recent DC import is Virtua Striker 2 Ver. 2000.1 and for the life of me I'm having trouble controlling my players. I'm not big on sports games and this game is supposed to be more arcade-like, but it seems like the game is choosing which players to pass the ball to rather than accepting any of my directional inputs. I'm playing on an arcade stick if that bit helps, since apparently the game doesn't use the analog stick...

Edited by Aflac on Sep 9th 2019 at 2:25:38 PM

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Pichu-kun ...
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Sep 9th 2019 at 5:09:41 PM

[up] 20 years already? Time flies. If only Sega would do a plug-n-play for the Dreamcast instead of rereleasing the Genesis for the 40th time.

Aflac Let's Go Wyald! Relationship Status: On the prowl
Let's Go Wyald!
Sep 10th 2019 at 7:24:36 AM

That'll never happen for a multitude of reasons, but it's nice to dream...

From what I heard, the new Genesis mini is legit, not another one of those shoddy At Games clones!

Edited by Aflac on Sep 10th 2019 at 10:25:24 AM

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Sep 10th 2019 at 8:34:36 AM

[up]Sega actually made this new Mini in-house, which is good, but why it has Genesis VF 2 and not Truxton is an annoyance.

Hey, at least no one has tried emulating a Saturn mini. That would be a programming nightmare.

Edited by Beatman1 on Sep 10th 2019 at 11:35:16 AM

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Sep 10th 2019 at 8:44:07 AM

... someone else cares about Truxton? Huh.

Sep 10th 2019 at 8:46:55 AM

[up]I tend to enjoy shooters for nostalgia sake, although I wont front and say Im particularly good at them.

I mean the Japanese version apparently got MUSHA. That would have been great.

Edited by Beatman1 on Sep 10th 2019 at 11:50:38 AM

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