Dreamcast is right now the undisputed king of next gen gaming. With such innovative titles as Jet Grind Radio ( graffiti meets inline skating), Seaman ( where else can you talk with a fish?!), Samba de Amigo (rhythm game with maracas), Skyes of Arcadia ( all of you psx rpg fans Most play this aweinspiring game) and a whole bunch of others (shenmue, Grandia2,quake 3 online, capcom vs snk,SF3,power stone,etc). There is little doubt in the eyes of most educated gamers that DC is simply the best choice for playing the best next gen games available NOW!
So if DC has better games, better price, online play, etc why some gamers are not giving Sega a chance and are still choosing Ps2 over it? Well, it seems that a lot of this fans keep saying to themselves "DC is better now, but wait until next year!The Ps2 is a better long term investment". To me this is just speculation without much thought put into it. Now here is why i think this is bogus:
What does better long term investment means to you? Do you think that a better long term investment could be a system with a few good games out and a bunch of great titles announced? Or do you think that a sytem with a lot of great titles available and a bunch of more great titles annouced is a better long term investment?
To me a long term investment is something that you buy and you keep playing it for years having a great deal of fun. Games like Super Mario,Streets of Rage, Donkey Kong etc are all games that were great buys at the time they came out and proved to be great long term investments. DC titles like Soul Calibur, Jet Grind Radio, Samba, Crazy Taxi, Space Channel 5,Virtua Fighter 3, Power Stone, etc are all games that are incredibly fun to play now and i just now -due to the addictive nature of these titles- that they are going to remain very fun and very playable for years to come. So how can ppl say that DC is not a good long time investment when it already has a bunch of classic timeless gems available?
Also, it seems that ppl tend to forget that there are dozens and dozens of great DC games planned for next year by Sega and it\'s supporters ( Capcom, Infogrames, Ubisoft, Crave,Eidos,Sammy,Activision,etc). The supposed exile of developers from the Sega camp have been greatly exagerated and the hundreads and hundreads and hundreads and more hundreads of developers making Ps2 games have been greatly exagerated as well. So dont believe the naysayers, DC is a fantastic long term investment and the addictive gameplay of it\'s games prove it.
Remember, this industry is contantly changing and it is very difficult to predict things! When Sony came out with psx nobody thought it will last much and look where it is today. Excitment right now is huge for Ps2 but the excitment wont last for ever. If Sony cant deliver the hardware to the masses this Xmas the developers will not deliver the software. With this situation the Ps2 faces nobody can confidently say that Ps2 is the better long term investment.
If you want both the best short/medium/long term invesment go buy a DC NOW with a copy of Skyes of Arcadia. You\'ll be glad you did