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Offline Lynx
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« on: December 15, 2000, 12:32:46 AM »
Yes Yes I realize this is a ps2 board..and no I am not in anyway am trying to bash the ps2.  Ok..to my question..I dont own a dreamcast..and I dont own a ps2.  I will buy a ps2..whenever its avaliable..I gave up trying to aquire one a long time ago..it just wasn\'t worth waking up early in the morning every day only to get rejected..I know its going to be serveral months until I can actually go into a store and casualy buy one..but I\'m willing to wait that long..a couple of months isn\'t going to hurt me.  Now..the dreamcast on the other hand is avaliable now..I can go buy one right now if I wanted to..but the thing is..there really isn\'t a game that grabs my attention..nothing that says "Buy me now!"  I just want to know what am I missing..I have played a bit of shenmue..it looks like a great game..just takes up alot of time..but that is probably must buy game, but one game isn\'t enough to make me buy a system.  So..I\'m asking you guys..the dreamcast owners..and probably ps2 owners too..if It would be wise to pick up this system.  I like fighting games and rpgs..Marvel vs capcom is fun..but I played both 1 and 2 to death in the arcade..so I dont really want to buy those.  Ugh..I just cant decide.

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2000, 12:42:46 AM »
Soul Caliber
Shenmue
Virtual On
Phantasy Star Online

are just a few games that they\'ll tell you about. but I\'m sure you\'ll get about 20 responses from DC owners on this board



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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2000, 12:50:30 AM »
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Originally posted by ddaryl
Soul Caliber
Shenmue
Virtual On
Phantasy Star Online

are just a few games that they\'ll tell you about. but I\'m sure you\'ll get about 20 responses from DC owners on this board


Well..first off Soul Caliber..I really do prefer tekken..and though soul caliber is a great game..tekken is the only game I play for hours on end.  BUT..I never actaully sat down and played soul caliber..I only played against a friend, so I probably should give that a chance.

I would probably buy Shenmue..but like I said before...one game isn\'t enough

Virtual on...hmm I played the saturn version..is was ok..but the thing is..Z.O.E is kinda getting my attention in the mech department

Now hopefully PSO will be a good game..I\'m sure it will..but its not coming out till next year..and I\'m already waiting for a ps2..I dont want to wait for a game to justisy my purchase of a DC :(

I\'m glad you responded though..I\'m currently just looking at a list of avaliable DC games..hopefully I\'ll find a few that will make me want to buy the system.  Some of you might be wondering why I would want to buy one..the thing is..I just hate missing an oppertunity to play good games...and apperently the DC has a alot...according to sega fans.

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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2000, 02:28:37 AM »
are you really finding it that difficult to get your hands on a PS2
are PS2 stocks really THAT limited where you live
here in perth aus PS2\'s are readily available from alot of stores
anyway, you say that there is nothing on DC that says, "buy me now!"
yet it seems like, if you could, you would go out and purchase a PS2 tomorrow
so what is presently out on PS2 that warrants a "buy me now!", in your opinion
just curious
i have a PS2 sitting under the xmas tree
but, if you compare DC and PS2 based purely on the variety and quality of games available for each system NOW (mid-dec 2000)
DC probably has more reasons to "buy me now!" than PS2

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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2000, 02:54:25 AM »
Lynx, so OK, the games he neamed dont quite appeal to you (although VooT is one hellova game), there are PLENTY of other games that are sure to please you very much.

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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2000, 03:01:23 AM »
Since im not a Fighter fan...AeroWIngs Airstrike 2 caught my attention with the replay cam that allows you to remake Top Gun movies...Gundam 0079 is terribly underrated too.

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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2000, 03:43:28 AM »
Nope Lynx, looks like DC isn\'t for you.  

Don\'t get me wrong, there are some good games for it, but it doesn\'t look like any of them will appeal to you.  Get yourself a PS2 and enjoy ZOE, GT3, and MGS2 and a slew of other good games.  Have fun :)
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2000, 04:49:10 AM »
Hmm great dc games. ok.
Marvel VS capcom 2
Street Fighter 3 Double impact
Street Fighter 3 3rd Strike
Powerstone
Powerstone 2
Capcom Vs SNK
DEAD or ALIVE 2 LE edition
Crazy Taxi
Tony Hawk Skateboarding 2
Ulitimate Fighting Championship
F355 Challenge
SEGAGT
Soul Calibur
Shenmue
Sonic Adventure
MSR
Jet Grind Radio
Rainbow 6
Quake 3

There is a few great games. :D
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2000, 05:09:02 AM »
Everybody has their own preferences.  What genre\'s do you like?

Anyway, here\'s what I\'ve been playing: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 (best game on DC), NFL2k1, NBA2k1, Marine Fishing, Quake Arena, Gunbird 2 (vert shooter), Cannon Spike, UFC.  Name a genre though, that would help.  Rent some games before you decide.  Personally, I think it\'s worth it for $150 (you can find it for $120 used).  I mean, geez.  175 games to choose from, and a lot of really good titles.  But if you can only afford one, then be careful.

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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2000, 09:39:26 AM »
Fighting and Rpg\'s ehh?

DC is your system for the current moment.  It has a slew of fighting games that Soul Grind mentioned.  

On RPG\'s, DC has two of the best.  Skies of Arcadia is amazing, my favorite RPG ever.  Grandia 2 is equally satisfying and worthy of purhcase.  Both will keep you busy for 40-50 hours each.  Then PSO comes out Jan. 23, plenty too do.

Others worth of mention,

Jet Grind Radio- this is a must own for anyone with a DC.
Ecco- very hard and long but rewarding.
Shenmue - best game ever, IMO.
D2- very short but sweet.
MDK2- hard, hard, hard, but rewarding.
Soul Cally-awesome game, had it since 9.9.99 and still play.
Dead or Alive 2- very flashy and fun with friends.
Space Channel 5- best presentation and style EVER! Fun too!
Four Wheel THunder- gorgeous racer, lots of tracks and fun!
Hydro Thunder- you\'ve played the arcade I\'m sure, perfect port.
Rayman 2- very good adventure game, looks amazing.
Test Drive Lemans- Eyecandy and substance, awesome game.
Crazy Taxi- for 20 bucks it\'s gold!
Sonic Adv.- 20 bucks, good stuff.
Seaman- unique...
Resident Evil:CV- best RE in my opinion, looks great but plays like the others.  This could be good or bad.
Virtual On- hard, beautiful, and fun.

and there\'s more but those are the ones I\'ve played.

Coming soon...

Metropolis Street Racer- played the demo recently and must say it\'s at the top of my must have list.  Amazing!

OutTrigger- looks to rival goldeneye for deathmatches.  Played the demo and it\'s gorgeous and loads of fun.

Dark Angel- looks to dethrone laura in the adventure section.

Sonic 2- if you\'ve played the first, you know why this is a must have.

Farnation- massive multiplayer RPG.  THink everquest on DC.

Illbleed- Reinventing the horror genre, looks freaky and demented.

Fighting Vipers 2- underrated but a good fighting game.

Ecco 2- if it\'s like the first, I\'ll love it.

Daytona 2001: Network racing- need I say more.

Soul Reaver 2- good stuff!

more, more, and, more.

For 150 bucks, the DC is a steal.  Just get it and don\'t look back.  



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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2000, 09:48:36 AM »
I would like to get a DC just for that game.  But nothing else really catches my eye, well Shenmue too.

My brother-in-law is getting a DC for X-mas, so I will be able to play them all then..

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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2000, 10:36:13 AM »
Because u like RPG´s and Fighting I will post my top 3 DC games for this 2 categories:
RPG´s
- Skies of Arcadia, some people says that is the best game on DC, even better than Shenmue. I also think so.
- Grandia 2, also a great RPG, I also like it better than Shenmue.
- Shenmue, This game is great!! Is different, It´s amazing but is not the best game on DC.

Fighting:
- Soul Caliber, also have it since 9.9.99 and wow!!! I love this game, I already have my Ps2 and TTT and this game can easily compete witj it. I love it, this game alone worth the $150 the DC is.
- Powerstone 2, I love the moving scenarios, I love that you can grab anything and use it.
- Marvel vs Capcom, If you have played this one 2 death in the arcade, you will die again playing it on the DC, Great game!

If u have the money 2 buy both systems. What the F*** r u waiting for? Go for it!! Don´t think it twice;):):D
I just wanna know!.

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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2000, 11:00:23 AM »
Wow I wasn\'t expecting so many responses.  Ok..someone earlier said what does the ps2 have that is buy me right now..first off..I never said there was anything on the ps2 that is a must buy for me.  The thing is..there is just something about future ps2 games that look very promising..one reason why I\'m waiting.  

Who was it from Aus that said "Is it really that hard to find a ps2 in your area"..the answer is YES..I live in the bay area..maybe I\'m not trying hard enough..but I just can\'t find the damm thing

The sad thing..I was looking over the list of games most of you included..and the only ones that look appealing are jet grind, shenmue, soul caliber and Sonic.  

If I was a capcom fantatic..like how I used to be..I think namco changed me..I wouldn\'t hesitate to buy a DC..but the thing is..I\'m tired of street fighter and those vs games.  Dead or Alive 2 seems good..I played the ps2 version..but it has no depth whatsoever..I got bored of it really fast..I wouldn\'t even bother renting that if I had a ps2.

I\'m not a racer fan..crazy taxi was fun..but thats another game that I got bored of quickly..unfortunatly.  Damm I\'m starting to wonder if there is something wrong with me..I just cant get myself attactched to these DC games.  

Skies on the other hand seems interesting..I\'ll pass on grandia..I didn\'t even like the first one..I don\'t care what anyone says..I just didn\'t like it.

Maybe I\'ll just stick with my 64 and psx..shoot right now I\'m busy playing FF9..though I\'m already on the fourth disk :(.  

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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2000, 11:19:00 AM »
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Originally posted by kirath
I would like to get a DC just for that game.  But nothing else really catches my eye, well Shenmue too.

My brother-in-law is getting a DC for X-mas, so I will be able to play them all then..

peace :burn:


I know what you mean..I just can\'t find anything that catches my eye.  I dont know..maybe I\'m just fooling myself..If I really wanted a DC I probably would of bought one a long time ago...hmm..maybe I\'m just trying to fill in that void of emptiness I\'m feeling from being ps2less :(

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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2000, 05:01:15 PM »
If you were a RPG and Fighting fan, you would already have a DC, no questions asked!

Fighting games:

Capcom vs. SNK (best 2D fighter ever)
KOF Dream Match 99
KOF Evolution
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Street Fighter 3: 1,2,3
Powerstone
Powerstone 2
Virtua Fighter 3tb (best. game. ever.)
Soul Calibur
DOA2
Fighting Vipers 2 (soon)

RPG\'s (may be the system FOR RPG\'s):

Skies of Arcadia (one of best I have ever played, almost as
                  good as Chrono Trigger, no joke)
Grandia 2 - about as long as Chrono Trigger, immense visuals
            and great battle system. VERY recommended.
Shenmue - Not really an RPG, but best game ever. :))

Legend of the BladeMasters - Soon, online

Phantasy Star Online - 37 - 40 from Famitsu, what more can
                       I say? Oh yeah, Sonic Team! soon!


also, the Dreamcast is the system for racers:

Test Drive Le Mans
Sega GT
Rush 2049
Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2
Metropolis Street Racer (soon, rated best racing game ever
                         by dailyradar UK!)
Test Drive V-Rally - great Rally game!
Daytona USA 2001 - the arcade raceer game. Their is no
                   other. Online too!

Get a DC now, then in 4 months. get a PS2. By then, PS2 will have great games and DC will still have many games coming out. Trust me.

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