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

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Favourite Dreamcast game/series?

Chu Chu Rocket
0
No votes
Crazy Taxi
2
8%
Ecco the Dolphin : Defender of the Future
0
No votes
Grandia II
0
No votes
Headhunter
0
No votes
Jet Set Radio
3
12%
MSR
2
8%
Phantasy Star Online
1
4%
Power Stone
0
No votes
Resident Evil: Code Veronica
1
4%
Rez
0
No votes
Samba de Amigo
1
4%
Shenmue
8
32%
Skies of Arcadia
3
12%
Sonic Adventure
1
4%
Soul Calibur
2
8%
Space Channel 5
0
No votes
Virtua Fighter 3 tb
0
No votes
Virtua Tennis
1
4%
 
Total votes: 25
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by Parksey » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:31 pm

I've just brought my DC out of the closet (oo-err) after absolutely ages. Admittedly, it has been through accident rather than design, as the only two consoles I currently have with me are this and the Mega Drive.

I never bought the console during its lifetime, as I picked it up in 2006. Even then, I've never really given it the time it deserved. It's just so... odd, playing a console after it's already been and gone. It's just a totally weird feeling. It's the only console I have ever picked up years after it stopped being sold and passed out of " normal" gaming memory and into "retro" nostalgia.

Obviously, I don't have that nostalgia though, as a Sega/Sonic fan and as a fan of those hazy late-90s/early-2000s, the machine still stikes a chord. It also helps that I've played a few DC ports in my day (most notably on the GC).

Anyway, I've set it all up. On my HDTV through the RF connection. It doesn't look great, though it's still playable. The main drawback is that the colours are just so dull - even Sonic Adventure looks jaded. JSR is the best, as it's just so bright and colourful on its own.

So I should get a VGA or Scart cable then? I don't want to spend too much, mind, as the last time I had the console out was about four years ago. I would like to play Shenmue I and II properly though, and I just can't do that on the RF as it would put me off.

Saying that, I played my N64 through the RF for all its life - I wasn't an informed gamer then. Heck, I didn't switch my GC over to scart til some point in late 2003/2004. I am an idiot, clearly.

Anyway, these are the games I have:

Sonic Adventure
Shenmue
Shenmue II
Soul Calibur
Power Stone
Chu Chu Rocket
Jet Set Radio
Shadowman (I loved the N64 version, and this looks better, so I bought it again)
MDK 2

Any other recommendations? I did have MSR and Phantasy Star Online, but foolishly traded them in during a purge a few years back, thinking they would actually fetch something. :fp:
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by consolegaming » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:43 am

Get a VGA Cable, it really does breathe life into the games!
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by Pred » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:47 pm

Off the top of my head, the Crazy Taxi games and Headhunter are worth getting. Also Power Stone 2, once you're finished with the first, of course. Cosmic Smash is great but it was only released in Japan. There are ways of getting around that. :shifty:
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by NickSCFC » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:00 pm

consolegaming wrote:Get a VGA Cable, it really does breathe life into the games!


Essential for anyone with an LCD TV.
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by gaminglegend » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:26 am

Shemnue :wub: the one game I've always wanted to play but never have :cry:
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by consolegaming » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:34 am

gaminglegend wrote:Shemnue :wub: the one game I've always wanted to play but never have :cry:


You have to play both games at least once in your life, play them in the summer or wait until Christmas time!
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by NickSCFC » Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:16 pm

consolegaming wrote:
gaminglegend wrote:Shemnue :wub: the one game I've always wanted to play but never have :cry:


You have to play both games at least once in your life, play them in the summer or wait until Christmas time!


Yeah Shenmue's best left til Christmas time, just feels right :)
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by Razilez » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:14 pm

Been trying out loads of Dreamcast homebrew stuff, like the original Quake and some Half-Life Mods. It's amazing what people are able to do with the console, and there's still stuff in production. Also need to play some Propeller Arena again.

Anyone else played any of the homebrew stuff?
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by NickSCFC » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:18 pm

Where did you get them from?
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by Tomous » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:25 pm

Although the second one is a better game, playing the first Shenmue at Christmas is one of my all time favourite gaming experiences.
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by Razilez » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:56 pm

NickSCFC wrote:Where did you get them from?

There are various sites around the web. A couple of links for places to check out:

http://www.dcisozone.com/dreamcast-isos.html
http://snesorama.us/board/forumdisplay.php?f=24

There are still mods/games in development, like this one that I'm looking forward to. Based on the Blood games (which are amazing). Looks to be a proper old-school FPS :D.
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by NickSCFC » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:44 pm

Tomous wrote:Although the second one is a better game, playing the first Shenmue at Christmas is one of my all time favourite gaming experiences.


Just hoping that it's released on XBLA/PSN by Christmas (if it is coming out).

I've completed it about 10 times now but it's one of the few games that everyone MUST play, I even lent my Dreamcast to all my friends (and ex girlfriends :oops:).
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by consolegaming » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:56 pm

Nice story nick. I have done the first one twice, but the second game only once and got quite far in it on my second playthrough, but lost patience on the bit i needed to get loads of cash.
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by St Nick » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:57 pm

I bought a dreamcast around 6 months ago with jet set radio from a car boot. Ive never played it as it came with an rf cable and I couldn't get it to work!

But ive just bit the bullet and bought and official scart cable off eBay ( couldn't afford a VGA)

Looking forward to my first dreamcast experience in a few days!
Oh Teh Nose is my Buddy Brother :wub:
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by NickSCFC » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:36 pm

consolegaming wrote:Nice story nick. I have done the first one twice, but the second game only once and got quite far in it on my second playthrough, but lost patience on the bit i needed to get loads of cash.


You got stuck on the bit where you have to challenge those 3 guys to fights to get the prize money didn't you.
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by consolegaming » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:23 am

NickSCFC wrote:
consolegaming wrote:Nice story nick. I have done the first one twice, but the second game only once and got quite far in it on my second playthrough, but lost patience on the bit i needed to get loads of cash.


You got stuck on the bit where you have to challenge those 3 guys to fights to get the prize money didn't you.


Well I would not say I got stuck, I just did not have the time to waste to get to a certain point. I may get back to it one day, maybe later on in the year. I think I will complete it in the run up to Christmas Day! 8-)
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by Chris » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:36 pm

Just found, and purchased this:

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I also managed to track down a VMU.
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by consolegaming » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:21 pm

Fanatastic Chris, you are going to love it. Make sure you take your time and speak to every NPC in the game. By the end you will be ready for the second game!
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by NickSCFC » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:51 pm

consolegaming wrote:Fanatastic Chris, you are going to love it. Make sure you take your time and speak to every NPC in the game. By the end you will be ready for the second game!


Yeah, Shenmue's one of those games you need to get immersed in and experience. Trying to complete it as quickly as possible can spoil it.
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PostRe: Dreamcast - Official Topic (UK/EU 10th Anniversay 14/10/09)
by consolegaming » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:53 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
consolegaming wrote:Fanatastic Chris, you are going to love it. Make sure you take your time and speak to every NPC in the game. By the end you will be ready for the second game!


Yeah, Shenmue's one of those games you need to get immersed in and experience. Trying to complete it as quickly as possible can spoil it.


And theres no point rushing it as the third title is pretty much never going to come out, so enjoy what Sega have done. :wub:

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