Now, the Dreamcast 2 could hypothetically attempt to sustain a life based on being the sole provider of Sega games. In recent years, Nintendo essentially sold the Gamecube as the only place to get Nintendo games, with few redeeming factors beyond that. Using this strategy would by no means rocket the Dreamcast 2 to success, but it would at least distinguish it from other systems. However, I'd like to call your attention to a sad, undeniable fact: Sega sucks. While they once produced great games, playing any of their recent games is a recipe for disaster. As much as I'd like to try NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
, I can't help thinking that given their latest track record, Sega is going to drop the ball. Take a look at what they've done to Sonic, their star mascot, the reason for their success. His latest game, Sonic the Hedgehog
for 360, was an exercise in poor game design, even poorer presentation, and hedgehog-on-girl action. Sega has lost track of what made their games special, and as far as I'm concerned, their only good games today come from Treasure. So to those who brag about the return of a console devoted mostly to Sega games, I point and laugh, unable to believe that someone would actually desire that.
So to summarize, would I welcome Dreamcast 2 into the marketplace? Once again, no. Sega has fallen from glory and a new console would be Dreamcast 2 in name only. Furthermore, releasing it now would be another example of Sega's legendary bad timing, and it would become a flop in the market. The best thing I could hope for is for Sega to rediscover that magic that made their old games good and try to apply that to any new games. Otherwise, you wind up with games that treat hedgehogs like they are serious characters and lead to overly dramatic furry porn.
And that's no good.