Written by Erik Kubik Sunday, 06 March 2011 06:00
With the release of the Dreamcast Collection on PSN and Xbox live, gamers were given a little taste of what the Dreamcast had to offer. This little taste wasn’t enough and we want more!
Although Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure are well known Dreamcast games, there are some other must haves for the next collection release. The Dreamcast was known for arcade games, fighters, and action games -- and we want them on the PS3 and 360.
For starters, gamers would like Power Stone 1 and 2. Outside of the PSP port, this generation of gamers has not experience the awesomeness of Power Stone. You could say this was the Dreamcast’s answer to Super Smash Brothers. Just imagine how much fun that game would be over a network connection. I could waste hours of my life collecting gems and throwing items. If fans don’t see something soon, people are going to forget about the game.
Speaking of arcade games, how about some Shumps? Games like Bangai-O, Giga Wing, Mars Matrix or Heavy Metal? The Dreamcast was known for great Shumps, which were frantic crazy and relentlessly difficult. These were a challenge for any real gamer.
Where are all of the fighting games? The Dreamcast had a ton of fighting games. Everything from Street Fighter to Marvel vs. Capcom to a few very obscure titles. How about Capcom vs. SNK? That was a great fighting game. It was the perfect mesh of Capcom and SNK with all sorts of distinct fighting styles. What about Fatal Fury Mark of the Wolves? This is possibly one of the best fighting games SNK has ever released along with Last Blade.
Finally, I’m sure Darkstalker fans would love to see Vampire Chronicles be re-released. That was a true trilogy of Playstation and Saturn games. The last release of this quirky fighter was in 2005 on PS2. It’s been too long since we have had a chance to play something that contained characters other than Felicia and Morrigan.
If anything, Sega needs to put games like Seaman and the original Shenmue I and II in a collection. Shenmue I and II highlighted the Dreamcast as a serious piece of technology. Shenmue also showed the Dreamcast was capable of serious, story driven games. Sonic Party needs to be in a collection, and as long as it supports multiplayer over Xbox Live and PSN, people should flock to it.
So Sega what are you waiting for? Quit teasing us with the generic stuff. We want the stuff that made the Dreamcast great and we want it now!