I’ve been bitten by the Sega bug. Yup this is odd, because for just about 10 years, I pretty much have not been paying attention to Sega and what they have been doing. However, lately within the last few months, Sega has been doing some stuff that’s been catching my attention -- from both the publishing and developing sides.
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Sonic the Hedgehog 4
You see, back in the early 90s, I jumped the Nintendo ship and joined team Sega. I received a Genesis, instead of a Super Nintendo, and enjoyed what Sega was pushing out during that console generation. My brother also got a Game Gear and we had fun with that as well. However, Sega got weird for a while with the Sega CD, 32X, and the Nomad (the portable Genesis). I was a dumb poor kid at the time and could not afford any of those consoles. When it came to moving to the next gen of consoles, my friend -- who was a Nintendo kid -- received an N64 and was having a blast with it. So, that meant I, the Sega kid, needed to move on with the Saturn. However, that console just wasn’t clicking with me. The games did not seem much fun like the games during the Genesis era, plus the way they were marketing it wasn’t making me want to go out and get one.
My friend took me to his older brother’s room and showed me the Playstation (which at the time, I thought the name Playstation was a toy from the infant toy company Playskool. I know, I’m ashamed to admit that). And after playing Generation X and Tekken, I was sold. And ever since, I’ve been a Playstation fan.
When the Dreamcast came out, I was skeptical and poopooed it, saying that it’s only a way to play arcade games at home. Boy was I wrong! My brother got one for Christmas and I feel in love with it! Every game I played on it was entertaining and some had very strong replay values. It was a shame that it had such a short life span.
I don’t know, but I guess after looking at some Sega fanatic blogs and seeing some familiar franchise characters as of late, I’ve seemed to get a massive appreciation from what Sega has done, and from a retrospective look at the company, I’ve been getting the itch to look towards Sega’s direction again.
So, to get this itch scratched, look forward to seeing some Sega related stuff from me!