Hey remember when SEGA were cool?

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#1 Posted by Jost1 (2077 posts) -


Guess I should turn off the lights since I'm the last person in here

#2 Posted by CannibalFerox (280 posts) -


#3 Posted by august (3836 posts) -

I remember when Sega was cool. Not when they "were" cool, however.

#4 Posted by Jost1 (2077 posts) -

but but

#5 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

I barely remember.

#6 Posted by K0rN (683 posts) -

Sega was cool but then came 3D.
#7 Posted by AjayRaz (12424 posts) -
@josty81 said:
" but but "

#8 Posted by TorgoGrooves89 (346 posts) -

Sega are pure evil. Pumping hedgehogs full of steroids. It's disgusting.
#9 Posted by Jost1 (2077 posts) -
@august: It's correct English grammar sorry to say
 Maybe not American English but I speak it not!
#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#11 Posted by Tomarlyn (146 posts) -

I thought the Gamegear was cool. As well as the 32x and Sega CD.
But I never owned any of them and on reflection I'm glad for it.

#12 Posted by johnbon (93 posts) -
@august: really? correcting grammar? really? you understood what he was saying right? so whats the point in correcting it..... 
"oh oh oh teacher you forgot to give us homework".....lame dude
#13 Posted by Jost1 (2077 posts) -


#14 Posted by Jost1 (2077 posts) -

I think the decline in general started when Knuckles came into existence. Not just for the Sonic franchise but for Sega.

#15 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11636 posts) -

Yeah. When I was about 4 or 5 I had a friend who owned a genesis, and therefore Sonic 1-Knuckles.

#16 Posted by JJOR64 (18956 posts) -

I remember the good ol days for Dreamcast.  I miss that console.         :(

#17 Posted by Beforet (2916 posts) -

Well...they made Valkyria Chronicles, didn't they? That was kind of cool...

#18 Posted by Red12b (9084 posts) -

Fuck yeah, SEGA was awesome, Yakuza is still cool, and I actually have hope for NosCon sonic, lets just wait and see.

#19 Posted by neoepoch (1295 posts) -
@Beforet said:
" Well...they made Valkyria Chronicles, didn't they? That was kind of cool... "
Yeah that was really cool. So was Yakuza. What wasn't cool was them making Valkyria Chronicles 2 on PSP (although I own one, I want to see it on a nice bit TV in Hi-Res) and them constantly saying...NO YAKUZA 3 IN THE US, for about half a year until they were like...ok. They keep making the same mistake with Yakuza, poor advertising and releasing it in a hellstorm of ridiculous releases.
#20 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -

Genesis was the heyday.   Yeah I had the shit on lockdown.

#21 Posted by Teptom (2047 posts) -

Those memories are here somewhere.

#22 Posted by Bombs_Away (1010 posts) -
@TorgoGrooves89 said:
" Sega are pure evil. Pumping hedgehogs full of steroids. It's disgusting. "
SEGA did not pump any hedgehog full of steroids. Dr Ovi Kintobor had an unfortunate lab accident and Sonic was created. He didn't intend for it to happen anyway.
And yes I remember...When Streets Of Rage, Strider and Speedball were the greatest games on the planet!
#23 Edited by Beforet (2916 posts) -
@neoepoch: Didn't they also do a shit job of advertising Valkyria Chronicles? And yeah, the fact that it isn't on PS3 is kind of lame, but I have a PSP so I'll live.
#24 Posted by Jost1 (2077 posts) -

Right now they're probably the most out-of-touch developer I can think of

#25 Posted by Jost1 (2077 posts) -

And in case anyone who has a job at SEGA is reading this, I don't mean offense towards any individual but it seems like the past 15 years have been a series of poor decisions in marketing, what games to publish, fan reactions, etc
With noteworthy exceptions like Shenmue or Bayonetta of course

#26 Edited by animateria (3252 posts) -

Sega and cool never go together. It's like water and oil, they just don't mix.
Their attempt at cool was a bunch of bullshit about Blast Processing.
If Nintendo has some how maintained that cool kid on the block thing even today (even if there's some cooler kids around), Sega has been that poor retarded kid you can't keep your eyes off of.
There's the occasional spark of genius that tells you there's something more than the retard, but most of the time you know what to expect.

#27 Edited by buzz_clik (6971 posts) -
#28 Posted by gosukiller (2324 posts) -

I don't recall.

#29 Posted by MonetaryDread (2017 posts) -

Sega was ever cool? The only people that I knew who owned a Genesis was because t heir parents wouldn't shell out the extra fifty dollars for a SNES.
#30 Posted by Famov (768 posts) -

Sega's coolness lives on in the hearts and dreams of everyone who still plays old Sega games! 
I'm thinking about downloading Golden Axe arcade for the Virtual Console. Now that was a game. Also, Space Harrier: 
Game music doesn't get better than this.
#31 Posted by buzz_clik (6971 posts) -
@MonetaryDread said:
" Sega was ever cool? The only people that I knew who owned a Genesis was because t heir parents wouldn't shell out the extra fifty dollars for a SNES. "
Also, it was for people who liked quality shooters without all that pesky slowdown... ;)
#32 Posted by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -

Does anyone not remember OutRun? That was the most innovative driving game of its time. Plus, the soundtrack was awesome.

#33 Posted by CptChiken (1987 posts) -

yes... but then they sold out

#34 Posted by Skytylz (4031 posts) -

Shouldn't it be was cool?  Sega is one company... right?

#35 Posted by sopranosfan (1935 posts) -

Sega Genesis was cool, I knew a lot more people that had a Genesis than had a SNES but that was a LONG time ago.

#36 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -

SEGA was never cool

#37 Posted by Famov (768 posts) -
To be fair, the word 'company' already denotes more than one. I think 'was' and 'were' are both appropriate in this situation. 
#38 Edited by frankfartmouth (1016 posts) -

I remember playing the original Phantasy Star on my friend's Master System--that was when Sega was sort of cool. The Genesis was their zenith, though, for sure. That thing ran the whole game for awhile (SNES came in pretty late). I barely even remember the Saturn existing. The Dreamcast was cool, but it was gone before it came. Definitely remember the Genesis days, though. That was the shit. Ghouls 'n Ghosts blew my little head off. I played through all 3 Phantasy Stars that came our for it. Gunstar Heroes. Strider. Madden. It had it all.   
I jumped ship once they got into the cheesy, over-priced peripherals war with TurboGrafx, though. They seemed more interested in putting out crappy add-ons that played glossed-over rehashes of Sonic than putting out new games. When the new Zelda came out , I sold my Genesis and picked up an SNES. Still look back at it fondly, though.
#39 Posted by thefreed (153 posts) -

I am kinda in the same boat with you... I remember when sega used to be my favorite vidja game developers and they had all these great games on the dreamcast .
Jet Grind Radio... Shenmue... even powerstone was hella fun.
Now that some time has passed... I just can't see the same sega anymore.
They were really retarded about the cutting out of hostess bars in Yakuza 3.
I still had faith in them but now... now I am not so sure.
Well atleast they're doing well in Japan still.

#40 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

I loved SEGA.  I was a Genesis owner when I was a wee lad.
They haven't really done anything to me personally to hurt me, so I'm still cool with SEGA. 

#41 Edited by Interfect (979 posts) -

Wait Sega used to be cool? Maybe I'm just too young to understand....

#42 Posted by CannibalFerox (280 posts) -

I guess I don't understand the question. Do I 'remember when Sega was cool' implies that they are no longer cool. (I've never been a big fan of Sonic but I really do like Yakuza.) So, at what point did Sega become 'uncool'?

#43 Edited by Alphiehyr (1083 posts) -
@josty81 said:

" Guys?      ....Guys? Guess I should turn off the lights since I'm the last person in here "

They can be cool as long as we pay them.
#44 Posted by FiestaUnicorn (1577 posts) -

I've heard they're releasing the best game in 5 years.
#45 Posted by Jost1 (2077 posts) -
@Skytylz: "Were" plural is correct
#46 Posted by Fudgeblood (217 posts) -

After this, I never want to look at SEGA again.

They're even dragging Banjo & Kazooie down with them. :(
#47 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@K0rN said:
" Sega was cool but then came 3D. "
Oh the ignorance of youth.  SEGA's Yu Suzuki is practically solely responsible for arcade games having modern shaded and textured 3D.  His impact goes back as far as the pseudo 3D of Space Harrier, Hang On, After Burner and the rest of the sprite scaling series and specifically Two Player 3D Combat which he practically invented on his own with Virtua Fighter.  SEGA has always been cool, even the new Sonic 3D Racers is getting some great reviews despite its shallow gameplay.  Sonic the brand has just lost its cool since the games after Sonic Heroes.  Sonic Adventure was awesome and any person who thinks it wasn't either never played the game when it was released or never cared for the 3D aspect in the first place and so bore a grudge against Sonic 3D games irrationally.
#48 Posted by Shirogane (3569 posts) -
Apprantly that's not ALL bad... 
That said, i havn't played it, so don't quote me on that. 
SEGA's main problem seems to be their horrible timing in releasing stuff, and lack of proper advertisement for their products. Especially so with the Dreamcast, poor thing was released at such a horrible time, even though it was a pretty damn awesome system, it couldn't stand up to the ps2 and xbox.
#49 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@Shirogane:   The Dreamcast was released prior to the PS2 and all it really lost in terms of ground was the fact that it couldn't play DVDs.  Had the PS2 not had DVD capablity, I think the race would've been a lot longer and a lot closer.  Dreamcast is the only console I can think of which had launch titles which were not bested for a long time.  Soul Calibur is one such example.
#50 Posted by captain_clayman (3320 posts) -

i was just a wee lad....

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