[Essentials] Dreamcast

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Oct 5, 2008

[Essentials] Dreamcast by BiscuitCookie at 4:13 PM (7,289 Views / 0 Likes) 22 replies

  1. BiscuitCookie
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    Post your essential (favourite) Sega Dreamcast games in this topic and they'll be added to the list, for others to refer to when deciding which game to play.

    If there is a game already on the list that you think should not be there let me know and it'll have a point removed (so if there are more negative than positive votes then the game will be removed entirely off the list).

    You may also recommend some more games in a future post but: (1) you must not repeat any game you have already mentioned and (2) you must make a new post, do NOT edit your previous post as it may not be seen.

    The three categories are: 10+ Essentials List, 5+ Recommended List, 3+ Noteworthy and Others
     


  2. dice

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    thread pinned, and thank you for choosing to help out with the list dj-biscuit
     
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    Guilty Gear X
    Virtual On Oratorio Tengram (linkable)
    Bangaio
    Marvel Vs Capcom
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    Sonic Adventure
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    Jet Grind Radio
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    Grandia II
    Head Hunter
    Jet Set (or Grind) Radio
    MDK2
    Metropolis Street Racer (MSR)
    Record Of Lodoss War
    Resident Evil Code: Veronica
    Shenmue
    Shenmue 2
    Soul Calibur
    Skies of Arcadia
    Toy Commander
     
  6. Holaitsme

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    +1 for chicken run
     
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    All the 2K2 Sports games (NBA 2K2, NFL 2K2, NHL 2K2, Tennis 2K2)
    Crazy Taxi 1, Crazy Taxi 2
    Half-Life: Blue Shift (Unreleased... but available!)
    Ikaruga (J)
    Jet Grind Radio
    Metropolis Street Racer
    Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3 Nemesis, Resident Evil Code: Veronica
    Rez (E)
    Skies of Arcadia
    Sonic Adventure
    Sonic Adventure 2
    Soul Calibur
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Unreal Tournament

    I absolutely love the Dreamcast, glad to see an essentials list starting.
     
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    shenmue 1, 2
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    Skies of Arcadia
    Jet Set/Grind Radio
    Crazy Taxi, 2
    Resident Evil: Code Veronica
    Marvel VS Capcom, 2
    Street Fighter III: Third Strike
    Grandia II
    Phantasy Star Online (Can't believe no one has mentioned this yet!)
    Metropolis Street Racer
    Power Stone, 2
    Capcom VS SNK, 2
    Garou:Mark of the Wolves
    Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
     
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    I love shot'em ups and fighters and the DC is full of it thankfully !
    My all time favorites ( I will play them for ever! )

    Under Defeat
    Mars Matrix
    Trizeal
    Ikaruga
    Giga Wings 1/2
    Street Fighter III double impact
    Cappom vs SNK2

    and I also loved
    RE Code Veronica
    Shenmue
    Metropolis Street Racer
    Soul Reaver: Legacy of Kahn 2
    Rayman 2

    P.S. What happened to the list at the top of the page ?
     
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    I've sent a message, hopefully he'll be able to correct it soon.

    In the meantime the old list can be found here
     
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    Top 10

    Edit - Sonic Adventure
     
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    Ahhh, Dreamcast... [​IMG]
    Here's my list (the ones I remeber... When I return home, I'll probably add more):

    Platform:
    Sonic Adventure
    Sonic Adventure 2
    Jet Grind Radio (M.U.S.T. .P.L.A.Y.)
    Flooigan Brothers (it's a pity it never got a sequel)

    Action:
    Headhunter
    Resident Evli: Code Veronica (X, if you can read japanese)
    Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
    Sword of The Berserk: Guts' Rage

    Racing:
    Crazy Taxi
    Crazy Taxi 2
    San Francisco Rush 2049
    Metropolis Street Racer
    Tokyo Xtreme Race

    Shooter:
    Bangai-Oh
    Border Down
    Ikaruga
    Rez

    Fighting:
    Power Stone
    Power Stone 2
    Street Fighter III: Third Strike
    Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
    Street Fighter Alpha 3
    Guilty Gear X
    Capcom vs SNK Pro
    Capcom vs SNK 2
    Garou: Mark of the Wolves
    Rival Schools 2: Project Justice
    Tech Romancer
    Dead or Alive 2
    Vampire Chronicle For Matching Service
    Last Blade 2: Final Edition

    RPG:
    Grandia II
    Skies of Arcadia
    Phantasy Star Online v2 (if you're going to start playing this, start with the corrected version)
    Time Stalkers
    Shenmue
    Shenmue 2

    FPS:
    Half-Life: Blue Shift
    Maken X: Deus Ex Machina

    Sports:
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Cosmic Smash

    Others:
    Worms World Party
    Bomber Hehehe (Thet's the name... Buildings Imploding simulation)
    Ooga Booga
    Typing of the Dead
    Space Channel 5
    Space Channel 5 Part 2
    Puyo Puyo Fever

    That's it for now.
     
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    My list, in no particular order:

    Any capcom fighter on the Dreamcast was *expletive* brilliant.
    Sonic Adventure 1 & 2
    Soul Calibur
    Space Channel 5
    Quake 3 Arena
    Unreal Tournament
    Rez
    Pretty much any of the Sega sports games were good to play
    RE: Code Veronica
    House of the Dead 2
    Confidential Mission
    Ready 2 Rumble 1 & 2

    But let's not forget essential hardware.

    VGA box is almost a must... especially if you can find a CRT monitor to connect to. But even then, you needed that VGA box to see the Dreamcast in its absolute best. A proper box-type one is best, because most games supported the VGA box even w/o explicit listing on the back of the game case. And if you run into the rare odd one that won't boot on VGA mode, you then have standard S-Video out to retain most of the picture quality.

    Keyboard & Mouse - good not only for the internet browser, but a few games did support it.

    Light Gun - though Sega did not release an official light gun of their own in the states, there were plenty of good, licensed third-party ones. The only problem now is that they won't work on anything but a CRT or rear-projection display, which would be pretty hard to get one nowadays. Nevertheless, if you happen to have one, it's a "killer app" for the light-gun games.

    And if you win the lotto, add the broadband adapter, too. Especially since ebay wants to charge like $200 before you can even SEE it
     

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