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Post by GarryG » Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:41 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:No offense to DC owners but WHAT THE HELL IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT A DC? Everyone one i speak to says "get a DC"
I'm sorry but can somone give me a good reason why i should buy one?
Probably because it’s a bit of an all rounder, a one-stop-shop for the retro gamer.

It has a large range of commercial stuff at the Ps2, GameCube, Xbox level, covering every genre you can think of… and some you probably couldn’t
Eg.
You can play FPS games with a keyboard and mouse, if you want.
You can play games with unusual controller types.
You have a vast range of the best shooters, now a niche gaming market.
You also have a vast range of 2D fighters, another niche market
You can play some very unusual games,

It also has a large range of good emulators, especially for the 8 and 16 bit systems, and the older MAME stuff.

There is a thriving home brew/demo/mods/ports scene, with some surprisingly good and interesting stuff.

You can run Linux or DOS on it if you really want to.

You can use public domain dev/kits to write for it, again if you want to…

Any console can load up ‘backup’ or homebrew games without modification.
It can display in real VGA mode to a monitor or VGA equipped TV.


And if you want something really different you could always talk to Seaman!



Oh yes, and it's very cheep, and so are the games ;)
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Post by nesmaster » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:15 pm

ShadowMan wrote:
nesmaster wrote:
Stuart@retrogamer wrote:Buy a DC - can you still get these in Gamestation now? :wink:
No offense to DC owners but WHAT THE HELL IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT A DC? Everyone one i speak to says "get a DC"
I sorry but can somone give me a good reason why i should buy one?
Probably because there are alot of great games on it in my opinion. When I got mine in 2000 I was bowled over by the variety of fun games on it. Power Stone and Soul Calibur were fantastic beat em ups that were easy to get into so even I could get alot out of them, Arcade perfect 2D fighters were also very common - Marvel Vs Capcom 1 and 2, Capcom Vs SNK 1 and 2, various SNK games, Guilty Gear X, Street Fighter 3 etc. which as I am a huge 2D fan was all the reason I needed to get one.
Loads of Shmups also graced the console (and keep it going even now) from the well known Ikaruga, to Bangai O, Border Down, Under Defeat... the list goes on.
Crazy Taxi was great fun, an addictive racing game that I was actually good at, Sonic Adventure at the time was mind blowing and then the later DC games like Head Hunter, Rez, Jet Set Radio and Shenmue were experiences that only the DC could give you.

Even though most of the game I loved on the DC got ported sooner or later to other consoles, I still hold the DC as one if not my favorite console simply because it was all about the games.
I didn't know the dreamcast had Bangai O!! Now i'm really tempted :D

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Post by The Master » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:09 pm

Sorry if this has been said before, but it's very easy to get dodgy games for and it doesn't cost a packet.... 8)


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Post by ShadowMan » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:32 pm

nesmaster wrote:
ShadowMan wrote:
nesmaster wrote: No offense to DC owners but WHAT THE HELL IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT A DC? Everyone one i speak to says "get a DC"
I sorry but can somone give me a good reason why i should buy one?
Probably because there are alot of great games on it in my opinion. When I got mine in 2000 I was bowled over by the variety of fun games on it. Power Stone and Soul Calibur were fantastic beat em ups that were easy to get into so even I could get alot out of them, Arcade perfect 2D fighters were also very common - Marvel Vs Capcom 1 and 2, Capcom Vs SNK 1 and 2, various SNK games, Guilty Gear X, Street Fighter 3 etc. which as I am a huge 2D fan was all the reason I needed to get one.
Loads of Shmups also graced the console (and keep it going even now) from the well known Ikaruga, to Bangai O, Border Down, Under Defeat... the list goes on.
Crazy Taxi was great fun, an addictive racing game that I was actually good at, Sonic Adventure at the time was mind blowing and then the later DC games like Head Hunter, Rez, Jet Set Radio and Shenmue were experiences that only the DC could give you.

Even though most of the game I loved on the DC got ported sooner or later to other consoles, I still hold the DC as one if not my favorite console simply because it was all about the games.
I didn't know the dreamcast had Bangai O!! Now i'm really tempted :D
Yep, Treasure even translated it and released it in PAL territories. Really funny translation too!
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Post by C=Style » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:38 pm

hehe yeah, the Bangai-O translation is hilarious stuff.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:36 pm

GarryG wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote:No offense to DC owners but WHAT THE HELL IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT A DC? Everyone one i speak to says "get a DC"
I'm sorry but can somone give me a good reason why i should buy one?
I didn't say that! I was defending the thing. I still have 2 (we gave one away).
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Post by bhyperp » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:28 pm

SirClive wrote:Buy a Lynx II off me.
Or you could buy mine!!!(bloody dissapointment)

Then again you could buy me the next few issues of Retro Gamer!!!




Seriously though, ebay ....I`d try a "game and watch"....they actually seem like an investment the way the prices are going on them lately.
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Post by bhyperp » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:35 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
GarryG wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote:No offense to DC owners but WHAT THE HELL IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT A DC? Everyone one i speak to says "get a DC"
I'm sorry but can somone give me a good reason why i should buy one?
I didn't say that! I was defending the thing. I still have 2 (we gave one away).
Hell yeah!!! I love their comics.......isn`t the subject of this thread about something else.....start another thread about this?

p.s. I know what a DC is.
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Post by nesmaster » Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:45 pm

I'm very tempted by a saturn. Are the games good on it?

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Post by chrisgoodhead » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:00 pm

nesmaster wrote:I'm very tempted by a saturn. Are the games good on it?
No.

Get a DC. :)

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Post by SirClive » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:03 pm

chrisgoodhead wrote:
nesmaster wrote:I'm very tempted by a saturn. Are the games good on it?
No.

Get a DC. :)
What he said.
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Post by sscott » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:26 pm

Get a Dreamcast and a Saturn, I got my Saturn at a car boot sale for £2 (although it had been rained on, still works fine). Keep your money and go to the Spring Car Boots' - your money will go a long way (except for the inevitable idiot trying to sell a PS1 for £40 or something)
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Post by nesmaster » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:35 pm

chrisgoodhead wrote:
nesmaster wrote:I'm very tempted by a saturn. Are the games good on it?
No.

Get a DC. :)

Its a bit too modern for me.
I don't consider it retro.

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Post by C=Style » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:43 pm

chrisgoodhead wrote:
nesmaster wrote:I'm very tempted by a saturn. Are the games good on it?
No.

Get a DC. :)
SirClive wrote: What he said.

IGNORANCE!

Saturn is way better than the DC in my view for gameplay and variety of games. Providing you like your games 2D, no other console does it better. There are a great selection of games available on PAL, but to make the most of the machine you need to go import!

It's a real gamers machine.
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Post by andy vaisey » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:45 pm

nesmaster wrote:
chrisgoodhead wrote:
nesmaster wrote:I'm very tempted by a saturn. Are the games good on it?
No.
Get a DC. :)
Its a bit too modern for me.
I don't consider it retro.
Regardless, get a DC. Then a Saturn.

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