3DO Experience wrote:I thought you finally finished! What game are you missing?
Stupid, stupid game.. going up in price.
NeoGeoNinja wrote:Really? Every one?? Hahahaha... Wtf dude?
Haha, yeah. Just the US releases (with of course a few select Euro and JPN favorites).
I've wanted to get a complete set of something for a long time. Tried with the Saturn when I was younger (when it was cheap), Jag back in 2011 (it was hard to justify coughing up the dough for some of those games), NES (had half the library, then everything skyrocketed to being retarded from 2011 to 2012), then settled on the Dreamcast a couple of years back since it made the most sense (from both a nostalgia and monetary perspective). Finally wrapped it up (minus the one game) a couple of months ago.
NeoGeoNinja wrote:Mind you, I suppose the DC is actually one of the better consoles to go 'all out' for. It has one of the best good-shit game ratios I can think of, with very little being crap.
Yeah, that was one of the big reasons for doing it. Even a lot of the terrible games are still mildly enjoyable in their own weird way, and it has a lot of good/decent games that are worth checking out, not to mention the loads upon loads of great arcade conversions. When I started it was also cheap to collect for in comparison to other platforms. Sports games were like, two bucks a piece (if that), common titles like Crazy Taxi were $5 or less, etc. Prices have gone up a good bit (some games like Project Justice have doubled) and some games have really dried up, but for the most part it's still pretty manageable to collect for compared to other popular systems at the moment (NES, SNES, etc).
NeoGeoNinja wrote:As always, helps if you enjoy US sports though (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB etc).
I have a sort of nostalgia for some of those sports games. For instance, NFL 2K was pretty much the first sports game that made me go, "WOW." Like, picking jaw off the floor kind of "wow". Never before or since have I felt that, and you can really see how the system (and some of these sports games) were ahead of their time. On the flipside though, while I don't actually play standard/simulation sports games, I love arcade style sports games (NBA Jam, NFL Blitz, etc), and the Dreamcast has a bunch of those (Ready 2 Rumble, two Blitz games, Virtua Tennis, a few late Midway NBA Jam knock-offs, etc).