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Ooh La La! Dreamcast Collecting Coming In A Month!

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If you had a SEGA Dreamcast, then you're probably already eagerly awaiting this title since we first mentioned it. But if you didn't own SEGA's final ill-fated-but-beloved console, you should still probably be at least a little interested in the upcoming Dreamcast Collection, since there's a reason it was so beloved!

"The Dreamcast console is still remembered as a pioneering console for online gaming," commented Gary Knight, VP of Marketing at SEGA of America and SEGA Europe "We are delighted to be able to offer to our large community of dedicated fans a collection such as Dreamcast Collection for them to enjoy old favorites on this generation of consoles"

The Dreamcast Collection will include Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5: Part 2. They pretty much had me with Space Channel 5: Part 2, though. I loved the first game, but the sequel never made it to North America. So the rest of it is just gravy. Although Crazy Taxi is crazy fun, and I'm sure I'll even enjoy a spot of fishing now and again.

Naturally, graphics will be enhanced, although I hope not too much, since you want to retain the retro flavor. (God, are we really calling the Dreamcast "retro" now? I feel so old!) And there will be Achievements and leaderboard for each game so you can compare your skills against other Dreamcast fans. Since the Dreamcast was the first major console to feature online play, it's a shame that they couldn't work an online game into the collection. Then again, it's worth it to play a new Ulala adventure!

The Dreamcast Collection will be released on the Xbox 360 and PC on February 22 in North America and February 25 in Europe.

9 Comments

Henshin A Go Joe said:

I have had the soundtrack to these games on my computer for years now. Part 2 was amazing.

However, there are at least a dozen other games I'd like to see in a Dreamcast best of, Jet Set Radio to say the least!

Connie said:

Mr. Wootini, you've been missing out! --

SEGA released a special Space Channel 5 collection with both parts on the PS2 way back when. You can find used copies at gamestop for I think 12.99.

HexiJosh said:

Seems Connie beat me to it, but yes, Part 2 was released in a set for PS2 and it's pretty cool. The controls are way more responsive than the first, at least.

Mad Mage said:

Yeah, Space Channel 5: 1 on the DC had the timing off ever so little. Talk about a bad thing to be wrong with a rhythm game.

Also, I don't think the graphics will be much better. have you seen the quick and dirty DC ports on Xbox Live? This seems like a crappy, quick cash-in. Especially with the uninteresting selection of games and fact that there are only four of them.

Oh well, I still have my DC collection

Wootini said:

Argh! Oh well, I'll probably still just get this. And yeah, there are other games I'd like to see revived. Maybe Jet Set Radio, or how about Seaman? I loved that game! So bizarre! I agree about there only being four games. But then I realized that these aren't as retro as some other collections. Which in my mind kind of makes it okay that there are fewer games because they cost more? Does that make sense?

Karrde said:

Space Channel 5 and Crazy Taxi are the only things I could get behind there. I want something with Skies of Arcadia, the original Soul Calibur, etc :P

Mad Mage said:

Yeah, Seaman would be sweet, and would totally work with the Xbox mic!

And as for how many games should be included per collection, well, I think games should cost whatever people are willing to pay for them, and those who don't think it's worth the money shouldn't complain, but can speak by not buying the game.

Personally, four DC games I either have for DC or don't want at all doesn't cut it for me at any price. But I could see someone who no longer has a DC picking this collection up.

I'd prefer improved versions of DC games. Capcom Collection 1 and 2 is an amazing selection of a TON of arcade games previously unavailable outside of emulation WITH EXTRAS. Taito Memories is pretty awesome as well. I don't expect other companies to go as far in their releases, but they should at least take note of how game compilations can be done right, instead of copy-pasting a couple old games onto a new console and charging thirty bucks. Mind you I don't know how the DC collection will turn out nor what it will cost, but I have a good hunch based on Sega's releases over recent years.

Mattchu said:

Yeah, as others have pointed out, Space Channel 5 part 2 was out on the PS2. They're so similar, but I usually play the second one as the timing/controls are so much better on that one. Looking forward to seeing some more people get in on this dancing action!

All these games have/are coming to XBLA. So far in the UK we've had Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi. Space Channel 5.2 is coming soon and who cares about Bass Fishing... so this collection seems a bit redundant really.

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