I recently got a DC and i was dieing for one a few weeks prior to gettin it! I felt attracted lol
its an amazing console, just full of arcade games. PS2 seems too commercial, Xbox is excellent but only when its chipped (load up a new dashboard, get emulators on hard drive etc). Cube is cute and fun. but GBA does it for me
anyways DC had Sonic Adventure 1 which is one fantastic game...
The saturn was an amazing system. What killed it was not getting any of the damn games from Japan. I have tons of ridiculously amazing games on the Saturn. So no, the Saturn system itself isnt lame. Sega of America execs (all of which dont work there anymore) are lame.
The Dreamcast is one of my alltime favorite systems. It does a lot of things better than the PS2 and quite a few things not as good. What really hurt Sega was releasing the Dreamcast before Sony released the PS2. Basically the DC comes out and Sony delays the release of the PS2 to make sure it has more features than the Dreamcast. I.E. ability to play DvDs, USB connectivity etc. Then to top it all off when Sega simply announced they were not making anymore NEW consoles after the Dreamcast the public mistook it for them saying no more new dreamcasts and the Dreamcast was dead and they were no longer supporting it.... Odd considering it still has fantastic new games being made for it all the time in Japan still.
Dont get me wrong. I own all of the systems and have more games than is probably humanly sane, but it really disturbs me when people bash those two systems and dont have the facts straight. =] If you think the Saturn is lame try Guardian Heroes, Capcom D&D Collection or any 2D Fighting game, any of the Working Designs or Treasure RPGS that came out. Basically, Kirby SMith up there knows his stuff.
what about the neogeo i got one for 30 quid and some games for 12 quid, snk decided to after a while to only sell in japan after being killed of by pokemon
lets face it pokemon was the reason gameboy advances arent 2 years older.
the dreamcast was still way behind the ps1 in terms of sales for the two to three years it was available
so it wouldnt have stood a chance against ps2 even if sega had the money to keep supporting it.
its 2004 and ps1s are still having games released!
I'm not sure why Saturn didn't take off. I wanted to get one of those, but they were expensive (kinda like today's PS2). Besides, I was satisfied with the Genesis back then.
DC had plenty of fun games, but most are anime games which I'd be embarrassed to admit liking. It's technically superior to the PS1 in the fun factor, but I'm not sure about the hardware. I guess 3D was the in-thing in a 2D world.
Personally, I like the PS2. Sure, it's commercialized, but it's still fun if you play it with friends. WWE makes some good games, though the loading times are getting longer again. The XBox is just a small computer, with only computer games and poor offline multiplayerbility, so I frown upon it.
Of course, the best console of all is the computer. I find WASD and IJKL a lot easier to use than the PS's controller. Not to mention the fact that you can do other things with the rest of the buttons. The console shooters truly suck. I don't know why anyone plays them (besides offline multiplayerbility, of course).
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