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Dreamcast in general
Member Name: Chev
Dreamcast in general
Date: 28/07/01, updated on 28/07/01 (27 review reads)
Advantages: Top quality gaming at an ever-decreasing price.
Disadvantages: Games production slowly being phased out.
As a self-confessed console addict, I fought with myself for a while before deciding to buy a Dreamcast. In my heart of hearts, I knew the system wouldn't last long with the unexplainable stream of anti-Sega sentiment in the games world today. Nevertheless, I splashed the cash - and what a bundle of joy my hard-earned notes got me.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this system to any games fan with an open mind. I know games production is dwindling now, but if you're serious about games and don't own one of these little gems - snap one up next time there's a price drop.
The graphics are superb, the sound top quality - and the best games on this platform are among the best I've ever played. If you don't already know, this little baby is also internet ready straight from the box...
There's an advantage to this underrated console becoming obsolete a little while down the line - the games will soon become very, very cheap. And believe me, you want to play some of these games.
For pure multiplayer goodness, Virtua Tennis is unsurpassed. Plug in four controllers, get three mates round - I guarentee you won't be disappointed, even if you're not a big tennis fan. You won't be seeing this game on any other console, and it's just one example of the great range of games you can get for this system; Shenmue, Soul Calibur, Metropolis Street Racer and Power Stone to name but a few, as well as Resident Evil: Code Veronica - which was released over a year before it's PS2 equivalent.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm no Sega-only actavist - I own pretty much all the consoles going and enjoy various games on all different platforms, I just feel it's my duty to defend Sega's little white box.
To put it simply - if you love quality games, get hold of a cheap Dreamcast. I implore you not to listen to those who for some reason have an inate hatred for all things Sega. I'm wi
lling to bet those people will be jumping for joy when the new wave of Sega software hits the shelves for their PS2...