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I may have missed the post but Damn it Jet Grind Radio is one of the best games ever.



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What more can be said about the Dreamcast? It wasn't the most powerful. It wasn't the best selling. It wasn't the most feature packed. It didn't have the best controller. It made up for all of that by offering the most innovation and the best library of games around for the short time it was alive. I didn't even want a Dreamcast but after I got it home, I was in love.
Man, 20 years went by so fast!



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Rustuv said:
I may have missed the post but Damn it Jet Grind Radio is one of the best games ever.

Sorry to have missed it. JGR is probably a better game than some of the games in my list. But I didn't list it mainly because unfortunately I didn't play the game.



I rented a Dreamcast for a weekend. Soulcalibur looked pretty, better than the arcade version. But I had FF8 to play and FF9 was coming the following year. Then there was the PS2 and the Gamecube.

When Sega went third party, I bought Virtua Fighter 4 on PS2 day one, then got Skies of Arcadia Legends for Gamecube. Sega is one of my top tier third party developers now, thanks to Valkyria Chronicles and Yakuza. It's honestly too bad they didn't hold on to 2K games. They wouldn't have been able to make NFL games but they could have done MLB and NBA games and become the second largest sports game company after EA, at least. I never owned a Sega console, but I'd rather they were the third competitor in the market than the Xbox line.



Dreamcast could nearly have been my entrance into console gaming. A friend had a Dreamcast and it was great. We played Dead or Alive and it was a blast. He had also some RPGs, which name I don't remember, Soul Calibur, RE Veronica and other stuff. This certainly looked great. I really considered getting one myself. And then Sega dropped the hardware business. So I thought, well then not. I didn't get near another console until the Wii. I think sometimes what would have been in my gaming habits, if I had bite with the Dreamcast back then. I doubt I would've regret it, because the DC was short lived, but it had great games.

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Mnementh said:

Dreamcast could nearly have been my entrance into console gaming. A friend had a Dreamcast and it was great. We played Dead or Alive and it was a blast. He had also some RPGs, which name I don't remember, Soul Calibur, RE Veronica and other stuff. This certainly looked great. I really considered getting one myself. And then Sega dropped the hardware business. So I thought, well then not. I didn't get near another console until the Wii. I think sometimes what would have been in my gaming habits, if I had bite with the Dreamcast back then. I doubt I would've regret it, because the DC was short lived, but it had great games.

Yeah the constant doomsday rumors about Sega those days also kept alot of people from diving into the system. The rumors did turn out to be true, however I don't regret my purchase (I agree you wouldn't have either), I was playing next gen games a year before anyone was on a PS2 and I remember owning a PS2 and having to way almost a year before the system got a decent library. DC had some of the better games in that 2 year span (99-00)



I'm so serious. I wish Sega would come back to the console business. I don't know how that would be possible though. Backers, sponsers, etc? To me at the time, the Dreamcast was definitely the most powerful console and I didn't mind the controller. I loved the fact I could see the VMU image of whatever game I was playing. I'm just happy that I played the Dreamcast extensively back then and I STILL have it to this day. All of my hardware still looks brand spanking new. I really took care of it. My games don't have a scratch on them either.



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