About an Hour Ago I posted part 1. Due to some BB Code Errors I had to cut it short
Anyways here's part 2 and this is where I really get into the meat of why the 360 is the Dreamcast 2.
Senko No Ronde
G Rev had 2 post Mortem Dreamcast games Both being quite rare and expensive now. Border Down and the Zero Gunner rip-off Under Defeat. Senko no Ronde isn't your typical shmup. It's as though Free whare shmup warning forever had sex with Virtual on. The Result is a fantasically different genre bending game that has the True Sega outside the box feel.
In arcades this was released on the Naomi board which makes it even clearer this would've
been bound for Sega Hardware. One of the best 360 games you're not playing.
Virtua Fighter 5[/b]
VF 5 is probably the best looking and Animated 3d fighter out now. On the 360 it's online and lag free too (what's that AM2 said about VF not being doable online) I called for it MONTHS MONTHS before it was official. This is based on the most recent version of the Arcade game so you get all the extras plus some DLC as well. The Game is right at home on 360 I always felt dirty playing VF4 on my PS2. Very Dirty
Guilty Gear XX #reload[/b]
Ahhhhhh Backwards compatibility the best case in helping me explain the 360's Dreamcast 2ness. Word has it this will soon be downloadable as an XBOX original. #reload is the best and most refined install ment of the Guilty Gear X series Before Arc Sys messed too much with a good thing. As many of you know Guilty Gear X was on Dreamcast and that was the best version. #reload is a real 2d Fighter fan's treat.
Soul Calibur II and IV[/b]
It's pretty much required of you to have Soul Calibur if you have a Dreamcast. Now Soul Calibur II is BC on 360 (with UGH Spawn yeah cube version had the cool exclusive) With everything intact It is truely more refined than the original Soul Calibur and brings the extra weapon feature back from Soul Edge.
Soul Calibur III was a Rush Job and probably the worst in the Series. IV looks to go back to what worked. The only good Part about III the Create a character mode will return (and hopefully be more customizeable) Yoda for some reason joins the Frey as well. It's too early to tell if IV will be as good as I and II but I'm pretty sure it'll be better than III
Panzer Dragoon Orta[/b]
Orta was a truely stunning game. Easly one of if not THE BEST looking game on the Original XBOX. It's a No brainer THIS would've been on the Dreamcast or a sega made follow up. One warning. SOME OF the extra content doesn't work on the 360. I have yet to unlock said content so I can't confirm this. Also, This will be heading to a 360 near you in the form of an XBOX originals download.
Another XBOX Original that's BC on 360. An amazing game as well. With it's funky vibe from the music to the cast. Some really colorful and stylish back drops... Hell the whole game is style it's like Shibuya in game form. Same Deal as the Dreamcast game. Tag everything run from the Popo. Tag other gangs and compete in random races for no real reason then take down the MAN.
AM2's unfinished Symphony. They refuse to throw us a Bone. I mean can we at least have the Chiumin and Ryo show up in Virtua Fighter or something COME ON! Either way unresolved ending (spolier Shenmue is a Tree and we get some Indiana Jones shit before the game ends abruptly) aside it's a great play and there are some classic Sega games within as well.
Outrun 2 and OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast [/b]
Pure sega goodness. Sega's oldest Arcade Racer's sequel is playable on the 360 (and I THINK it's upgrade as well) I might even go so far to say it plays BETTER than it did on XBOX. All the classic Outrun tunes are there Splash wave, Magical Sound Shower and
Passing Breeze are all there plus the new Classic Life was a bore and a few others. Add in online and bam, another Sega experience for your 360.
Downloadable Sega Classics.[/b]
I confess I was grasping for straws here. Sega Soccer slam, The DOA Series, Sega GT are all on or BC with the 360 as well as Sonic Mega Collection. But I cose the Sega Museum series on XBLA because it's just a nice nostoga trip and you're forced to play some Sega classics with out those cheats you grew up with some might be like "To well with that. But I don't mind a good challenge.
Other points I could include are how the Dreamcast and 360 Dpads both suck, how both consoles Came in White and Black with limited edition varients as well. How the system before it was black and friggin huge. And so on.
BUT Sega fans. The 360 isn't the ONLY system that you should have as a Sega fan. Next time I'll look at a system that might as well be called Saturn 2...... read