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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by Reprise Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:21 am

I have 111 Dreamcast games. I'm pretty much done collecting for it. I think I have pretty much every game I really want for it. The only games I have left to buy for it are Indie and Kickstarter releases I'm still waiting on. I have the Flashback port pre-ordered for example and a load of Indie releases. There's also a couple of Kickstarters. I'm sure most will see the light of day eventually, but I doubt I'll ever see Elysian Shadows...
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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by pierrot Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:48 pm

mas wrote:The games are too expensive and I don’t have spending funds to get a copy of mars matrix for 100.00.

I found a US copy of Mars Matrix when I was in Japan, and bought it for about the equivalent of $35 USD. That was years ago, but I've always been glad I found that. It's a great game, but I have to setup my US console to play it, which doesn't happen much these days. I guess it's to be expected, but it kind of sucks that some of these games have gone up so much. Maybe I should actually sell my US Gigawing 2, now--.


mas wrote:It’s been a while since anyone posted but does anyone still play or collect for the Dreamcast anymore or is everyone here like done with their collection or gaming of the Dreamcast?

There was a point around the end of the year, last year, where I was playing nothing but Dreamcast games, but I haven't really touched it in a while now, unfortunately. I'm at 219 unique titles in my collection (234, including regional releases of the same game), and there are still 100 or more game for the console that I would want, in a heartbeat, for the right price. I don't really buy much for video games, anymore, though. Partly, I just don't find the prices to be as tempting as they were five or six years ago, and also I just have enough games, at this point.
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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by BoneSnapDeez Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:16 pm

Yo pierrot, have you played Tricolore Crise?
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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by pierrot Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:18 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Yo pierrot, have you played Tricolore Crise?

I have, actually! I beat it earlier in the year. It's an interesting game. There are three rival teams, and each one has their own line of story events (a lot of them can be missed, and I actually missed out on an entire team's storyline, almost entirely). The UI is all fairly simple, without much in the way of frills. In terms of the general layout of things, it's a bit like Evolution. There are standard, predefined, dungeons, though. The combat is a little unique, in that you can only ever control one of the three main characters at a time, and each character can have up to two little guardian angels (pretty literally, from their names, in Japanese) that you can raise like pets. Those have classes, that can be changed by giving them certain items, that mostly have to be crafted.

There's a lot of crafting to the game (for leveling up the guardian angels, which is all but essential) but it's generally pretty simple stuff. The pace of the game is pretty slow, though. The story starts out as just a group of girls who want to become 'Tower Masters' to protect people from the growing monster hoards, and are competing in a bunch of trials in order to do so. It gets into some stuff about sentience, later on, but is overall, a little unspectacular. Graphics are fairly nice, if a little plain at times.

I liked it, I guess, but I don't know if I would really ever recommend it to anyone. It turned out to be way more of a commitment than I had anticipated when I started it.
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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by BoneSnapDeez Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:53 pm

Thanks for the info! It may be one I pick up sometime in the distant future - the typical asking price isn't particularly offensive.
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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by mas Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:08 pm

Can I use the gameshark to play imports? Would love to buy guilty gear and kof series
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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by BoneSnapDeez Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:08 am

I don't know all the individual methods that do indeed work, but I use this:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/GameShark-Ch ... /819557108
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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by Reprise Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:11 am

mas wrote:Can I use the gameshark to play imports? Would love to buy guilty gear and kof series


There's are millions of ways to play imports on the Dreamcast. Gameshark should work, but there's also Action Replay, DC-X, Code Breaker etc. A genuine disc isn't required, you can just download a rip and burn it to CD-R. I'd like a genuine disc of DC-X at some point, but the last time I searched for one on Ebay, the listings were just a bunch of people trying to sell back ups for £10 :roll:

My Dreamcast has the region-free bios flashed anyways though.
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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by Segata Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:10 am

Yes, Gameshark works. What I have used since 2003. It's best not to use CD-Rs on your DC. It's really hard on the laser and will kill your DC faster.
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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by Reprise Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:37 am

Segata wrote:It's really hard on the laser and will kill your DC faster.


I avoid CD-Rs personally too, but I doubt just using one as a boot disc for imports is going to hamper the longevity of your console by much.
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