Welcome to Thursday's edition of the Cblog recaps. Kind of a light day today all things considered, but you guys made up for quantity with quality-- and I appreciate that.
I took the week off from work this week in honor of the anniversary of my arrival into the world, so I've been using my spare time to play some games I'd missed out on or wanted to revisit. It's a rare pleasure anymore to be able to devote a large block of time to a game, and with each rotation of the earth 'round the sun it seems like it becomes rarer and rarer still. That does make it all the sweeter when I get a chance to do it, though, and for that I am thankful.
I'm especially thankful that Dyson was kind enough to lend me the use of his Goodwill Retrogod this week, even if he didn't know it. I never had a Dreamcast when they were a contemporary system, though I certainly lookedonwithinterest. This Monday I picked up a system, two controllers and a VMU for a grand total of eight American dollars. Though the system was missing its power and video cords, those were easily acquired (and cost more than the system, come to think of it). Sadly, the system was missing the phone cord for its onboard 56K modem. I'm sure I would have gotten a lot of use out of that.
As I said, I never owned one of these beauties before, so I'm somewhat unfamiliar with the system's library. I picked up a copy of the original Soul Calibur and have been merrily unlocking additional characters and stages for the better part of today. I could use some help from the community, though. Most of the Dreamcast's games were eventually ported to the PS2 or other systems (The Wii seems to be the dumping ground for Dreamcast ports lately). Of the games that remained exclusive to the DC, what should I be looking for? I'm keeping a lookout for Jet Set Radio,Rez and possibly Power Stone, but apart from that I'm largely clueless. Help me out in the comments, would you please?