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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by CD AGES Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:13 pm

Illbleed is a true gem on the Dreamcast. Certainly an aquired taste tho.
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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by Alucard Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:49 pm

CD AGES wrote:Illbleed is a true gem on the Dreamcast. Certainly an aquired taste tho.


I agree completely. Spent a good 4 hours session playing last night and it was sort of “crazy” lol. What went through the devs mind during the game creation is beyond me. Despite its quirks; I had a blast; instead of running as quick as possible through each theater and possibly bleed to death; I had to slow down and switched to the 1st person view to find/disarm the traps. Definitely will visit it again in the near future.

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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by Nemoide Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:56 am

I've been doing my laundry at my parents' house and since they have a second TV with a VGA jack, I've hooked up my DC there for gaming while laundry-ing.
It's working out pretty perfectly! The greatest strength of the DC is its arcade ports and games you can just pick up and play to kill some time; I think Crazy Taxi might be the best example of this. That game is just total blast even though it lacks things people usually expect nowadays like a story/campaign mode or ANY source of replayability beyond some extremely difficult challenges in the "Crazy Box" (I'm probably never going to do them all, I'm okay with that). Mr. Driller is another favorite to sit down and kill a little time with.

I started playing my old save from Sonic Adventure again with the goal of getting all the remaining emblems. I racked up 124 "back in the day" and just got another yesterday, leaving me with only 5 more to go! I think I can do it, probably before the game's 20th anniversary in Japan (December 23). Four of the remaining emblems are speed-trials as Sonic, ONE is Emerald Coast as Big the Cat. If I manage to actually hook a fish that's large enough, it ends up escaping. I'll keep trying!

Also, now that the game is about 20 years old, I feel like Sonic Adventure deserves more appreciation than it gets for the risks it takes. Like, how ballsy was it to include as uncool a character as Big the Cat and make a significant part of the game revolve around FISHING? I understand why some folks didn't like it but I think those fishing levels can be fun and it's kind of neat how it's the kind of thing that will never show up in a Sonic game again.

One annoying things about the Dreamcast:
Having a VGA cable makes games look GREAT. This is how the DC *should* be played. Buuuuuut having a big chunk of games that are incompatible with VGA-output is SUPER ANNOYING. It means I need to pull out my crappy S-Video (or worse, composite) A/V cables and use them instead. It's a hassle I don't like dealing with; I just want everything to be compatible with VGA.
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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by Reprise Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:29 pm

Nemoide wrote:One annoying things about the Dreamcast:
Having a VGA cable makes games look GREAT. This is how the DC *should* be played. Buuuuuut having a big chunk of games that are incompatible with VGA-output is SUPER ANNOYING. It means I need to pull out my crappy S-Video (or worse, composite) A/V cables and use them instead. It's a hassle I don't like dealing with; I just want everything to be compatible with VGA.


Word. I've never understood why there is weird compatibility issues with VGA and developers had to code it into their games. All it is, is a resolution bump. right? Couldn't they have made it so all games were compatible. Some games actually do work with the VGA (I'm sure you're aware) and the developers ust forgot to code into the game for it to accept VGA. All you have to do do is either switch cables after the game loads or use a boot disc. But then numerous games cannot be forced to accept VGA. One of my favourite games, Bangai-O is one of them :(
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Re: How is your Dreamcast gaming going on?

by Ack Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:08 pm

This is the reason I have yet to play Evolution on my DC, because of the compatibility issues.
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