NTSC-J - HKT-3000
November 27, 1998
I don’t need to beat a dead horse in telling you how important or fantastic this system is. Sega’s swan song was as a good a way as any to say sayonara to the console market. A love letter to fans of the medium worldwide, this system boasts one of the most unique line ups across any console generation. And this was done in only two and a half years. The amount of risks taken in new IP’s and off the wall idea’s are sprinkled through out this console’s short lifespan. Neither the risks taken or their inclusion of an Ethernet port were enough to save Sega from themselves unfortunately.
This is the most video-gamey - video game console of all time. I do not like the connotation of the word gamer, but if you identify yourself as a fan of video games and fun in general, you owe it to yourselves to find a way to play some of the games from the Dreamcast library. Shenmue, Crazy Taxi, The Typing or The House of the Dead, Soul Calibur, Sonic Adventure, Sword of the Berserk, Powerstone, and Ready 2 Rumble Boxing just to name a few. Thank you Sega, I’m still waiting for the Dreamcast 2.
Happy 15th Anniversary Dreamcast