I've been trying to access old messages about Dreamcast games so I don't have to bug you guys about this again, but I keep getting page faults. So I'm going to bug you again.
I just found some DC games with pretty good prices and was wondering which NFL game is best, NFL2K, or 2K1, or 2K2. Anybody have an opinion? I have zero experience with these games but I want to grab them while they're available, just to have them.
I'd also like to pick up a basketball game...any thoughts there?
Again, I realize a bunch of you posted lists of "must haves" before, but I've been unable to access those old messages for some reason. If there's a better place to go for advice on which DC games to collect than Q23, tell me and I'll slink on over and leave you to discuss the relative merits of the X-machine.
By Bub (Bub) on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 04:53 pm:
2K2 is better, by virtue of being one year newer, having a tweaked running game, and having the online thing (which probably won't benefit you in the future).
Sega's NBA series is fantastic as well. Can't go wrong with Sega created sports games (avoid their Baseball stuff though). Get Virtua Tennis, but you've been to Tom's house, so that's unnecessary advice.
By Bub (Bub) on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 04:54 pm:
I got confused. I haven't played NFL 2K2 yet. But I can't imagine it's a step backward from the excellent 2K1. It's a great series and Madden had better watch himself.
By Dave Long on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 09:36 pm:
NFL2K2 is the best option. The game is only marginally improved over last year's edition, but it does have the current rosters. If that doesn't bother you, then 2K1 is close enough if you want to save the $10-$20.
For basketball, once again, it looks like NBA2K2 is your best option. The previews were all saying it plays better than even last year's game which was probably the best action-based basketball video game money could buy. Not only that, but 2K2 has Jordan. EA will regret their part in pushing Sega into 3rd party developer status. Visual Concepts practically invented football for EA Sports back in the Genesis days. Now they're going to be everywhere that Madden is with their 2K games. I don't think that's what EA had in mind when they boycotted Dreamcast.
I'd be happy to post a list of what to get and what not to get for the DC before it disappears forever if anyone's interested. I haven't played everything on the system, but I do own forty games for it and am still looking to pick up a bunch more. The DC fills a lot of niche genres that you may not see too much of elsewhere down the line such as the 2D shooters and fighters. If those float your boat, grab 'em now before they're gone.
By Bub (Bub) on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 09:40 pm:
"2D shooters and fighters"
Oh yes, Street Fighter Alpha 3 is also a worthwhile Dreamcast purchase. If you're into Capcom's increasingly venerable formula. Then again, what are the odds it won't appear on all the newer systems (eventually).
By Dave Long on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 09:41 pm:
Damn...I wanted to note that Target has not completely removed Dreamcast, but everything is marked down with a few exceptions. The systems are the cheapest there of anywhere. $56.90 for the core system and $70 for the Sonic Pack if they still have them. These go for $80 and $100 elsewhere respectively.
Gamewise, it's totally dependent on what was left at your Target last week or so. Mine was pretty lame with only Ultimate Fighting Championship for $10 and Crazy Taxi 2 for $30 being "deals". UFC is a must have. A more brutal and realistic fighting game does not exist anywhere. UFC Tapout on the Xbox is one game everyone should be keeping an eye on.
By Dave Long on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 09:46 pm:
Capcom vs. SNK 2 is the only 2D fighter I'm seeing on any of the other systems. You probably won't ever see SFA3 anywhere again and the DC version is top notch. That along with the SNK games like King of Fighters Evolution, Garou: Mark of the Wolves (Import), Last Blade 2, etc. and the Capcom favs Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Capcom vs. SNK and Street FIghter III: Third Strike are probably never going to appear elsewhere.
With the now finalized bankruptcy and destruction of Capcom's 2D equal, SNK, 2D is probably offically dead.
By Chris on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 10:52 am:
I'd be interested in a list of games for the DC, I picked one up last month (the sports bundle with NBA2K1, MLB2K and the great NFL2K1) and have gotten Resident Evil: Code Veronica and Spider-Man for it as well. I'll probably get Soul Caliber and the upcoming NHL2K2 next. I prefer the more action-orientated games but any recommendations are welcome. Thanks,
By Goliath on Thursday, October 25, 2001 - 02:26 am:
"I prefer the more action-orientated games"
Go for these:
* Roommania 203
* Elemental Gimmick Gear
* Chester Cheetah Revolution
* Gundam: Blood of Pink Lady REMIX