Today one of the most cutting edge consoles of all time came out. It will later be remember to be the last failed console of sega. What are you're memories of this system!
It was the first console I paid for with my own money that I earned at my first job that released close to my birthday. It was a pretty special occasion for me when it came out. I actually liked it a lot and didn't know how bad it was doing for the years that I had it.
I loved my Dreamcast. Shenmue was one experience that really blew me away at the time. I just remember wondering how they could have squeezed so much into one game. I still haven't played anything since that allowed you to explore an environment so exhaustively. Then my system developed a problem where it would only read discs if the lid was open and you had to rig the switch that popped the top open with a paperclip so it would spin the CDs. It died shortly after that, and I couldn't bring myself to replace it. R.I.P. Dreamcast.
Still my favourite console with an awesome line up when Sega was at the height of their game. It is still in my living room and attached to the TV (besides the Saturn, the only pre-PS3/360 era console which is still in regular use)... Really a shame that it "died" so early...
I don't have many memories other than playing "Power Stone" 1 and 2 at a friends house back when the console was relevant. Great game! I own a used console now and it's sitting on my shelf in the basement. I may break it out today in honor of it's birthday and give a couple of a games a whirl. I can't say a game of Hydro Thunder is a waste of time. Ever.
EDIT: Completely forgot the Dreamcast was my first Gauntlet Legends experience. God I remember the countless hours I spent with my friends leveling up and grinding the hell out of the world bosses. The secret areas and treasure's were brutal in that game. I never played Jet Set on the DC, but I did play the Xbox rendition and loved it. I'm trying to remember what else I may have played. I never liked the original Sonic Adventures once you passed the first paradise level. The feeling I had back when I was a kid of the speed and epic-ness of the whale chasing me was un-paralleled. Now it's just a bad-game to me.
Oh, and Chu-Chu Rocket. The first Puzzle game on a console I poured hours into with my family.
Fell in love with the dreamcast again recently. Had one as a small child but sold it, and recently bought a new one and a bunch of games. so many fantastic games, and there's a lot of games that were good on ps1/n64 that are far superior on dreamcast (tony hawk, spider-man, soul reaver).
Also, the best way to give the dreamcast new life is to buy the VGA adapter for it. It looks goddamn amazing, and makes it infinitely better to play on an HDTV
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