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Wolf-EyE

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Well I got a chance to sit down and try out the Dreamcast I bought everything works fine and I played some Sonic Adventure. So I guess time for what I think since I have never played a DC before.

OMG!!! The graphics, the voice acting (as bad as it is but that's not what I am getting at it's just the amount), the soundtrack to Sonic Adventure I can say I can see what all the hype is about this machine. Honestly if this system had the support and the library that the PS2 had Sega probably wouldn't have probably left the console industry. This thing at the time of the PS2 release clearly blows the PS2 out of the water. While I am not saying that the PS2 was bad the DC clearly at the time of the beginning of that Gen was miles ahead of Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft.

Now to get a few more games.

The dreamcast was mind blowing during it's launch. I remember playing House of the Dead 2 with the DC light gun down at my local video shop and i had to scoopy my jaw up off the floor before i left the place. :P Power Stone & Soul Calibur were two other stunners that completely crippled anything available on the PS1, N64 & Saturn. I also picked up Sonic Adventure, and while i wasn't too crazy over the open world gameplay, the actual stages based on sonic were 3D GOLD.

The design of the dreamcast console, the controller and name were just too cool for words....and that VMU? holy he-man! When the PS2 launched it had ZERO next gen magic....it was lifeless and dismal in comparison, with it's regurgitated PS1 dualshock controller(painted black), ugly a** console design, overly serious 'I'm a big boy console, there's no room for fun' commercial image and WEAK launch line up made it absolutely depressing. I passed on it all together, if anything i would of used it soley as a DVD player. Looking back at it's catalgoue, i can't name over 10 titles that i'd wind up getting for it...

Anyhoo....Sadly, i only enjoyed the dreamcast's launch line up and first year run. After that it's gaming line up got dull, or at least didn't suit or gel with my tastes. it was a fantastic b-day present, but i doubt i'd ever get it again.

u kiddin me.. ps2 fat version is one of the best designed video game console ever

check out dc controllers, uncomfortable

ps1-ps2-ps3-ps4 use the same design, just because it fits the hand perfectly

and check out pc gameapds, almost all of them have the same design

like it or not, ps2 controllers are the best

and fat ps2, looks the best.. the simple black box, like if it drops from 5th floor nothings gonna happen.. blue-green ps2 logo on it.. i used to have xbox (first one) but ps2 has the best ldesign among all consoles

ps3, xbox 360, dreamcast, gamecube.. looks like child toys.. i mean, as i said my older post.. dc has high quailty games but not the design.. definetly not.. even firs tlaunch ps1 look better than dc

wii has a very good design too

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I never have played on a dreamcast yet, so I can't comment on the controller. But the Playstation controllers are the worst controllers ever. They're just way too small to be confortable. And the joystick is in the wrong place! Xbox 360 and Gamecube controllers are the best I've ever used.

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@Wolf-EyE: Sony Fanboy? I honestly can't stand the PS2 controllers for one thing they feel very cheaply made compared to any other controller. They feel like I can just snap them in half. And the stick position? Well I guess its good if you like your thumbs bumping into each other. I am glad that they fixed that problem with the PS4. As for your PC gamepad argument I wouldn't know cause I use the Xbox 360 controller on my PC either that or a SNES controller. As for the design I have to agree with Waveboy here the PS2 design both fat and slim was very plan indeed.

@GanonDorf: Yeah the GC and Xbox 360 were good if for anything the position of the sticks. Still the Wavebird is still my favorite controller of all time.

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I honestly can't stand the PS2 controllers for one thing they feel very cheaply made compared to any other controller. They feel like I can just snap them in half.

Honestly, I think that the Dreamcast controller feels a million times cheaper. I feel like if I dropped it an inch it would shatter. The DualShock 2 is almost as sturdy as the (Nearly invincible) GameCube controller in comparison. The only DualShock 2 I've seen with problems was one exposed to grime and dust, I've never had a problem with a DS2 kept clean.

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For Chu Chu Rocket fans who have an original DS or DS Lite, there's a great GBA version which includes literally thousands of user-created levels from the Dreamcast version, drawn from those old online servers. It still goes with me everywhere!

I'd love to see a Skies of Arcadia 3DS remake, it remains one of my favorite games ever played.

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I honestly can't stand the PS2 controllers for one thing they feel very cheaply made compared to any other controller. They feel like I can just snap them in half.

Honestly, I think that the Dreamcast controller feels a million times cheaper. I feel like if I dropped it an inch it would shatter. The DualShock 2 is almost as sturdy as the (Nearly invincible) GameCube controller in comparison. The only DualShock 2 I've seen with problems was one exposed to grime and dust, I've never had a problem with a DS2 kept clean.

Oh yeah I will admit I never had one break on me well except for one that my roommate threw against the wall with all of his might when he died in a game. But yeah I never had one break on me it just that they feel like they are cheaply made.

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@Tasuki yea i like ps2, my my fav is wii.. lets be honest.. ps controllers never be the cheap made, and it fits the hand.. but i ddint like ps4 controllers that much because its heavy

for the sticks, maybe its only me but i get use to use the stick controller at the way ps has.. as i said used to have xbox, but i think if u got 2 sticks better put them on the same line

i dont say its perfect.. should've been bigger, i agree on that.. but the gamepad shape is good.. and the as the whole console design, i think its better than dreamcast.. i like first launch (fat version) of ps1 and ps2..

dreamcast looks like a mixture of ps1 and gamecube

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@Wolf-EyE: Yeah I will say that the crosspad on the Sony controllers are second only to Nintendo, I can't stand the Xbox 360 crosspad. Like I said a few posts above I never had a PS controller break but I dont know I just like the heavier ones it's hard to explain. I will agree that the fat version of the PS2 is better then the slim personally I can't stand the slim PS2 and I have been through 4 of them.

Over all the PS2 isn't a bad system dont get me wrong, in fact it is my second favorite system of all time right behind the SNES, just the design of it doesn't really look that cutting edge of course neither did the Xbox or Gamecube at that time.

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@Tasuki I see what u mean

snes was a monster but unfotunately never published in Turkey (talkin about my country) but i play the games.. just great.. you can still play the games and have fun.. i was playin super mario world with my wife yesterday.. just awesome

we had sega genesis (its published as mage drive 2) but it was really expensive.. so we kids mostly played amiga, commodore and clone NES' durin 90s (nes never published here either)

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The design of the dreamcast console, the controller and name were just too cool for words....and that VMU? holy he-man! When the PS2 launched it had ZERO next gen magic....it was lifeless and dismal in comparison, with it's regurgitated PS1 dualshock controller(painted black), ugly a** console design, overly serious 'I'm a big boy console, there's no room for fun' commercial image and WEAK launch line up made it absolutely depressing. I passed on it all together, if anything i would of used it soley as a DVD player. Looking back at it's catalgoue, i can't name over 10 titles that i'd wind up getting for it...

I think the reason Dreamcast was so mind blowing during launch is because it brought the arcade experience at home, which was something very unique at the time. It was something people had already experienced in arcades, but being able to play those games at home was very satisfying. Sega thought to kill two birds with one stone - they could develop for arcade and home market at the same time and give players what they wanted. Unfortunately, in the long run this strategy didn't work, as gamers' taste had shifted from arcade-style games to more convoluted adventures that you could immerse yourself in (Dreamcast had very few of those).

I am not particularly fond of the PlayStation brand myself, but PS2 was a fantastic console that had a library of games to die for. It feels as it didn't have any new-gen magic because it simply carried on the PS1 torch and delivered bigger games - it wasn't as showy or visual as Dreamcast. People went with PS2 because they knew the brand would have delivered excellent material, and even if the launch was weak, everybody knew they had terrific games in the pipeline. I remember when Gran Turismo 3 was released, like it or not (I personally don't), people were blown out of the water.

As for controllers, I'm not a big fan of the dualshock either, but that doesn't mean the Dreamcast controller was perfect. It was huge and felt cheap (it was mostly hollow plastic anyway), and it missed the secondary shoulder buttons, which were standard at the time (and more useful than a second analogue stick). Of course it was innovative because of the VMU, and I really liked its d-pad (can't stand Sony's d-pads), but it had many things that needed improvement.

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Am I crazy to say that Gen of systems was great? There wasn't a stinker in the bunch. Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube all had some great games on them that made each of them worth owning.

But on controller discussion. I never really liked dualshock too much. It was a solid controller but offset analog sticks just feel more comfortable to me. The only thing I didn't like about Dreamcast controller was that the cord attached to controller at the bottom.

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RancidVomit86 wrote:

Am I crazy to say that Gen of systems was great? There wasn't a stinker in the bunch. Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube all had some great games on them that made each of them worth owning.

Nope you are not crazy. Every console was great IMO. I never owned an Xbox though but my friend did and I played some of the exclusives he had. Honestly that was the last gen that got me really excited as a gamer.

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They are so cheap that I think they are worth picking up. I had loads of fun with Skies of Arcadia and Shenmue. I like Armada too. Crazy Taxi was entertaining. It's one of those systems which doesn't take up lots of my time but there are moments when it's the only console which will do. Much cheaper and simpler than most systems which I've used. So yeah, pick it up to see what the fuss was about but don't have skyhigh expectations because, as others have said, a lot of what it has has been ported to other more modern machines.
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Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 ruled ^^

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Titanic was a pretty sad movie.