Dreamcast - Official Topic (16 years in the UK - 14th Oct)

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Favourite Dreamcast game/series?

Chu Chu Rocket
0
No votes
Crazy Taxi
3
9%
Ecco the Dolphin : Defender of the Future
0
No votes
Grandia II
0
No votes
Headhunter
0
No votes
Jet Set Radio
3
9%
MSR
2
6%
Phantasy Star Online
1
3%
Power Stone
1
3%
Resident Evil: Code Veronica
1
3%
Rez
1
3%
Samba de Amigo
1
3%
Shenmue
10
29%
Skies of Arcadia
4
12%
Sonic Adventure
3
9%
Soul Calibur
3
9%
Space Channel 5
0
No votes
Virtua Fighter 3 tb
0
No votes
Virtua Tennis
1
3%
 
Total votes: 34
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (14 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by Tomous » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:12 am

Oh man Grandia 2. I'm not one for JRPG esque games but that one, I absolutely loved.
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (14 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by Wedgie » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:50 pm

Grandia II's unique battle system made it.

Skies of Arcadia is a beaut of a game. If only it had Grandia II's battle system then it will be definitely cement SOA as my number one RPG forever (although it has still been for years.)
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (14 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by Floex » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:44 pm

Got myself in a Dreamcast mood and thinking of digging the old beauty out but I'm gonna need a VGA. Any recommendations or will any old tosh do?
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (14 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by qupe » Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:42 pm

Volgarr the Viking has been released for free for the Dreamcast

http://volgarr.rkd.zone/index.html



Ghost Blade is also out now, thinking of picking it up but it seems to only be available at Playasia and Videogameimports at the minute which means it will cost more. Regular edition is £27 which isn't the worst
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (16 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by Rightey » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:06 pm

Wait, so are there actually people still making games for the DC?
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (16 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by NickSCFC » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:18 pm

I really don't see the point in making games for discontinued consoles :?
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (16 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by Ironhide » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:00 pm

NickSCFC wrote:I really don't see the point in making games for discontinued consoles :?


People still play old consoles so why not?

A lot of the 'new' DC stuff is made by fans of the console why do it purely for nostalgic reasons, I think it's pretty cool that there's an active development scene for old consoles.

The relatively recently released PC version of Pier Solar started off as a Megadrive game which was made years after the console became obsolete.

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (16 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by gamerforever » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:34 pm

Another year goes by since segas final console was released. Ah, some great gaming memories in such a short period of time...launch day with sonic adventure...playing shenmue during the winter months...getting ferrari 355 challenge on import at cex after playing the arcade version in lanzarote a few days before. Ah, virtua tennis, jet set radio, online gaming with toy commander, chu chu rocket. So glad i got one on launch day, but a shame sega couldn't support it for a few more years! Forgot about crazy taxi!
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (16 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by NickSCFC » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:45 pm

gamerforever wrote:Another year goes by since segas final console was released. Ah, some great gaming memories in such a short period of time...


Still my most anticipated console launch so far, Virtua Fighter 3 in my living room...

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (16 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by Rightey » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:11 pm

Ironhide wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:I really don't see the point in making games for discontinued consoles :?


People still play old consoles so why not?

A lot of the 'new' DC stuff is made by fans of the console why do it purely for nostalgic reasons, I think it's pretty cool that there's an active development scene for old consoles.

The relatively recently released PC version of Pier Solar started off as a Megadrive game which was made years after the console became obsolete.



I understand the nostalgic reasons but it seems like it really limits the number of people who will get a chance to play a game. How do they even make the cartridges? At least with the DC you can just burn it to a normal CD and play it.

Man that is actually such a nice feature, that essentially even though the console is dead we fairly easily get any game ever made for it since you just burn it to a disc and it works.
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (16 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by jawafour » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:14 am

One of my videogaming regrets is not getting a Sega Dreamcast. My money was very tight at the time and I stuck with the PS1 for a few more years. Looking back I wish I had gotten into the DC... I looked on enviously whenever I saw it on shop display units. The bright, bold imagery of stuff lke Crazy Taxi and Virtua Tennis was right up my street.
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by Glowy69 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:48 am

NickSCFC wrote:
gamerforever wrote:Another year goes by since segas final console was released. Ah, some great gaming memories in such a short period of time...


Still my most anticipated console launch so far, Virtua Fighter 3 in my living room...

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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (16 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by Lagamorph » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:48 am

See if you can get one now.
Though since the Shenmue 3 announcement second hand Dreamcast sales have gone through the roof, so they might start getting difficult to get hold of.
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (16 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by Ironhide » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:00 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
gamerforever wrote:Another year goes by since segas final console was released. Ah, some great gaming memories in such a short period of time...


Still my most anticipated console launch so far, Virtua Fighter 3 in my living room...

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Shame it wasn't very good.
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (16 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by HSH28 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:06 pm

jawafour wrote:One of my videogaming regrets is not getting a Sega Dreamcast. My money was very tight at the time and I stuck with the PS1 for a few more years. Looking back I wish I had gotten into the DC... I looked on enviously whenever I saw it on shop display units. The bright, bold imagery of stuff lke Crazy Taxi and Virtua Tennis was right up my street.


Just looking at the DC and I can't quite believe what a short lifespan it had over here. Also seems weird that it had big game launches after it was discontinued...I guess that's a factor of Sega leaving the console market altogether.

EDIT - I remember really looking forward to playing Propeller Arena on DC. If you aren't aware it was delayed and then cancelled because it was possible to crash planes into skyscrapers (obviously not what the game was about). Its apparently out there and you can play it, but it would have been great to play on DC I think.
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (16 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by Marvin » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:26 pm

In my top 5 consoles which is mental considering how short a time it was around. Just goes to show the value of the games...
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (16 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by Marvin » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:27 pm

1. SNES
2. N64
3. Wii
4. Dreamcast
5. X Box 360
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (16 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by jawafour » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:34 pm

Marvin wrote:1. SNES
2. N64
3. Wii
4. Dreamcast
5. X Box 360


...and so it (re)begins :-).

1. Xbox 360
2. N64
3. PS4
4. Mega Drive
5. PS1

I think. It changes.
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (16 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by Ironhide » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:38 pm

I won't number them but my top 5 are.

Megadrive
Dreamcast
PS2
Gamecube
Xbox 360
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (16 years in the UK - 14th Oct)
by NickSCFC » Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:05 pm

Hmm...

1. PS2
2. Dreamcast
3. PS3/PS1
4. MegaDrive
5. Saturn

I'm sure PS4 will work it's way up, I've only recently gotten into it though.
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