I don't understand the hype around the Dreamcast. Is it a "you just had to be there" kinda thing?

I don't understand the hype around the Dreamcast. Is it a "you just had to be there" kinda thing?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah, best console ever, it was so ahead of it's time it's unreal

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it was so ahead of it's time it's unreal

      >analog controls
      Nope.
      >internet connection
      Nah.
      >tomagatchi built into the controller
      Yeah, thats kinda cool. But sega was just chasing trends.
      >Accurate arcade ports
      I gotta give it tot eh Dreamcast on this one.

      This isnt to say anything about the quailty of the software, whenceever.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah it was for 1999 it had:
        >hall effect joysticks
        >internet modem add-on built-in to the american model
        >tomagatchi built into the controller- yeah good. Gives games a little extra soul
        >Accurate arcade ports. I gotta give it tot eh Dreamcast on this one.
        As you should.

        Meanwhile in 2000 PS2 had weaker hardware, all shovelware and a dvd player. It was the true normie console.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    3D sonic Black person

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there just werent bad consoles at the time.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >spiral logo

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      meds

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sweet baby confirmed

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was me in the back

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it beat the PS2 to market, but only had shit games, save a few. PS2 actually having games made it the winner.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it beat the PS2 to market and had exclusively very good games but the ps2 being the sequel to the ps1 and also a dvd player made it the winner

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      planet moron Black person thinks x-squad and fantavision, and bad Dreamcast to PS2 ports make for a good launch line up

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is it a "you just had to be there" kinda thing?
    yes
    the graphics were a massive step up from the PS1 and it was released almost 2 years before the PS2

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Big upgrade to graphics for consoles, plus it really kind of embodied the very positive vibe at the turn of the century. Not many good games for it, but more than some people would have you think, and a lot of them never made it off the console. Also, for many people it was their first exposure to online gaming.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The launch in the US was tepid after the Saturn debacle. But most people in the states walked into a game store, saw Sonic Adventure running on demo, and picked up a Dreamcast on the spot.

    It was silky smooth, looked reasonably good, and the system itself was aesthetic. The only thing that doomed it was the Xbox launch. Everyone knew there wasn't enough room for 4 gaming platforms, and either Sega or MS was gonna get squeezed out.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The only thing that doomed it was the Xbox launch.
      WTF are you talking about? The Dreamcast was dead literally weeks after the Xbox was first revealed at GDC. Sega was already in dire straights before anyone knew the Xbox was even a thing.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was there.
    It had nothing like the impact and broad appeal that the PS2 and Xbox had.
    Sega picked a bad time and a bad tech cycle to make their play (probably due to the saturn being skull fricked by the PSX and N64).
    I'm sure theirs a youtube doc on how it all went down.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >"you just had to be there" kinda thing?
    Yes. It was an eye bleeding leap in visuals coming off of N64 and PS1. People argued PS2 launch games didn't even look better than some DC games.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They didn't. Sony knew it too as they used bullshots for all their promotional materials and every time they advertised Tekken Tag they used the FMV from the intro instead of actual in-game graphics.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ps2 launch games were mostly (if not all) garbage but I remember when ZOE came out with the MGS2 tanker demo it felt like playing something from 20 years in the future

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I’m still kinda pissed that so many pal ps2 games didn’t have a 60hz option when at the time pal tellevisions supported 60hz, hell, almost of the pal dreamcast library was 60hz compatible and that one released first, WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!!!

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          probably because a lot of ps2 launch games were either ports from older hardware or started development for older hardware and eventually moved to ps2 I'd imagine, I particularly remember operation winback being on both n64 and ps2

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dude in the back looks like a 90s frickboy from america lol

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The console just feels a lot cooler than most I guess

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The 90s were radical and everything was exciting. I think that really died midway through 7th gen when the modern vidya market asserted its current identity. It's rare to see that kind of collective excitement pop up these days.
    3D was still primitive enough that the leap from 5th gen to 6th gen, even the primordial Dreamcast, was something to get excited about.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Will I ever achieve this level of happiness and ecstasy ever again?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Phantasy Star Online

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think this is said enough. Sega fricking brought ONLINE GAMING to consoles. Zoomers should be kissing the ground Sega walks on.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        XBand did it first on the Genesis and SNES.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This homie knows. Playing that fricking game was otherworldly at the time. There is literally no way to truly convey being a gamer in those days. I bought that shit again on gamecube, spend another few thousand hours playing splitscreen + online

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only bought it for 3D sonic.
    Got sonic adventure and shuffle.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like arcade games and sega consoles were always good at delivering that kind of experience, saturn and dreamcast are 2 of my favorite consoles ever.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty much yeah.
    It was just so FUN.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Best console for fighting games

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Loved my DC but absolutely detested the controller when it came to anything that wasn't a 3D platformer. Got my console with Soulcalibur and Marvel vs Capcom and it was utterly depressing trying to play the latter after coming off the Saturn and it's perfect controller.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's the best console and best girl

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fricking love the whirring and start up noise as it's turning on.

    Especially when playing Skies of Arcadia and the system itself would start whirring right before a battle would even start.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I don't understand the hype around the Dreamcast. Is it a "you just had to be there" kinda thing?
    Yes. In Japan they had better use of the online feature no doubt but in America it was a dud and only gave us a couple decent games like JSR

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Soulcalibur
    >Marvel vs Capcom 1 and 2
    >Project Justice
    >Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
    >Virtual On: Oratario Tangram
    >Chu Chu Rocket
    >Phantasy Star Online
    >Skies of Arcadia
    >Street Fighter III series
    >Seaman
    >Space Channel 5
    >Power Stone series
    >Jet Set Radio
    >Rez

    and dozens more I forgot or are in genres I don't care for (like sports). DC had a great library.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i played Zombie Revenge and Dynamite Cop all day

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My bro (10 years old) had a dreamcast, I mostly played the N64. I was a kid so I didnt get the hype about it, he definitely wasnt playing it for long. I can remember metropolis street racer was actually quite good and had extremely good graphics for the time.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it was ahead of it's time for sure but unfortunately got mogged by the ps2. Sega already had a bad rep by the time it came out and it was only produced for like 3 years. am lucky to have played one when i was younger.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IIRC it played burned discs right out the gate without needing modification or something which probably made people not want to dev for it.

    I could be entirely misremembering, maybe my friend's Dreamcast was modded, but all his games were burned.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There was an exploit built in the hardware that let you play burned games first with a boot disc then shortly after just the games themselves. By the time Sega released a console revision that removed the exploit the console was already on it's way out so most consoles on the aftermarket now are the pre-fixed models.

      Funniest thing I remember about burned games is that a 'fixed' version of PSOv2 was created that actually put LESS stress on the DC's laser as the retail version of the disc had the data all over the fricking place so it was working non-stop seeking data and being loud as frick.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >everyone in this photo is now either 55+ years old or dead

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You just had to be there.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You had to be there

    ... looking for places where sailors hang out.

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