Reviews for Dreamcast Collection
Too little , too late and for too much.daniyyel | Dec. 20, 2014 | See all daniyyel's reviews »
Sega has rereleased some of their classic Dreamcast titles on PC. Unfortunately this turns out to be more a a cash grab than anything else. To put it mildly, these games have not aged gracefully. Its does not help that the porting was awful as well. The maximum resolution supported is 1280x720. Much of the original soundtrack of Crazy Taxi is gone.
Sega Bass Fishing loses much of its charm without the Sega Bass fishing controller but the other games play more or less as they did on the Dreamcast.
Sega's collection is a poor attempt to cash in one gamer's nostalgia. It is definitely not work the asking price.
A nice memory, but that's it...anticerber | Dec. 19, 2014 | See all anticerber's reviews »
I really wanted to enjoy these games a lot....I still have my dreamcast and have rather fond memories of it...Sonic Adventure, Skies of Arcadia, Blue Stinger, Crazy Taxi...So of course this bundle of games felt like it would bring back some of the joy...Well the thought is there, but the gameplay doesn't seem to be...Crazy Taxi lacks the music...The controls of Sonic Adventure are pretty bad....If you don't have a controller its honestly a nightmare to play, if you do it isn't so terrible, but things like the homing attack mechanics seem to have a mind of their own....Visuals...even though Sonic version is supposed to be the upgraded 'DX' Version still are pretty terrible..The music is probably the saving grace of it..As it seems to bring all the memories back....If you've never played them before I would honestly hold out till you can get them for super cheap because the nostalgia is about the only thing worth it, especially at a $20 price point...no thanks..
The Nostalgia Tripnikomaihurashi | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all nikomaihurashi's reviews »
The four games included in this pack will leave you with a warm feeling in the bottom of your stomach as they are 4 of the best.
Sonic Adventure™ - The fast blue hedgehog is accordingly the fastest video game character in history as he has those iconic red and white sneakers with alot replay value you can not go wrong with this title.
Crazy Taxi™ - Nothing beats driving like a mad man/woman to get you fairs to their desired location in the quickest time in you yellow cab. one thing that is literally crazy is that you can pick up fairs under water which is insane.
Space Channel 5: Part 2™ - Great dance themed game set in the outer reaches of space with a great soundtrack and also it starts the King of Pop himself Michael Jackson who dances with you, pity Part 1 is not available.
SEGA Bass Fishing™ - Ever thought of yourself as the ultimate angler well you can with this game not matter size of the fish you can catch it with various baits and lures and also when this was on the Dreamcast itself you could buy a fishing rod peripheral which was years before the Nintendo Wii had one.
Buy this to get your Nostalgia Trip Fix
Good bundlelatheum | April 28, 2013 | See all latheum's reviews »
I think like Space Channel 5 – and Shenmue, and Seaman, and Jet Set Radio and Rez – that generate such fondness for the Dreamcast. All that games like Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure do now is slap you around the face with the cold, moist fact that the Dreamcast wasn't actually made out of fairy dust and gold sparkles, but was instead a game console like any other, with its fair share of overrated successes.
Dreamcast collection in name onlyAeonLinear | March 24, 2013 | See all AeonLinear's reviews »
It should be noted that while these games were released on the Dreamcast, these are not the versions old Sega fans will fondly remember. Each title is either shell-of-former-self variations, missing the original soundtracks and graphical elements (Crazy Taxi, due to copyright issues), or shoddy ports of already mediocre Gamecube ports of the original Dreamcast titles (Sonic Adventure etc.).
Sega have published and released a lot of their titles on the PC which are very true to their original forms, but this pack isn't one of them. Quite sad, considering how enthused I was when I heard of Dreamcast re-releases coming out a few years ago. This shouldn't be a surprise though, as most of the crowning jewels of the DC library (albeit with a few exceptions) were developed and published outside of the Sega umbrella.
Save your dinero and put it towards Sonic Generations or Sega All Stars Racing Transformed, or a bundle of the 16-bit gems.
Interesting bundleCavalieroscuro | Dec. 27, 2012 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »
This Collection includes four of the greatest titles for Sega Dreamcast. Sonic Adventure was the first 3D Sonic title, and it's like a Super Mario 64, a very good platformer. Space Channel Five part 2 is a good music title, one of the first in his category. Crazy Taxi is a crazy arcade title, very fast and funny. Sega Bass is an arcade where you must...well, fish. This Collection is amazing but the porting is terrible. You can fix almost all bad things thanks to community fixes, but is annoying you must use a user fix to play it well.
Nice games, Terrible PC ports!DarthSidious | Aug. 10, 2012 | See all DarthSidious's reviews »
As a Dreamcast lover, i had to buy these games i already played some years ago. Unfortunately this experience is ruined by a poor port. The Steam version is plagued by an issue with the configuration tool that doesn't save settings. [You can browse for a fix in the Steam forums].
The PC ports in this collection are awful: the max resolution supported by these games it's 1280x720 (Sonic Adventure runs even lower in a small screen with purple (?!) borders)... Crazy Taxi doesn't have the Original Soundtrack (Offspring, Bad Religion) and the steering with the analog is somewhat emulated (not real analog steering like the Dreamcast original game).
I can hardly recommend this, unless you're a "real" Dreamcast fan, and if you don't care about the issues i mentioned!
Brilliant bundle! Must have!Babelfish343 | Oct. 12, 2011 | See all Babelfish343's reviews »
Honestly I bought this just for Space Channel 5 Part 2, but all the games are great choices especially if you played them back in the day on the Sega Dreamcast!
The standout titles are Sonic and Space Channel 5, but Bass Fishing and Crazy Taxi are fun casual games that you will also enjoy.
Highly recommended package for some crazy fun and good times, probably not at full price though!
medicore game collection from a fantastic consolekuevyubh | May 28, 2011 | See all kuevyubh's reviews »
ill start by saying that the dreamcast is one of my favorite consoles, and for this collection is so-so, it has sonic adventure dx which is a great game, space channel 5 which is also great, crazy taxi which is pretty good, but wont hold up for a long time, since its an arcade game and theres no real point to the game, and sega bass fishing which i think is boring.
Dont get me wrong i still think that this collection is worth the money, its just that they could have picked better games.
anyway, like i said, this collection has the following games-
sonic adventure dx- which is one of the only few good sonic 3D games, its fun, fast, the story is silly and makes no sense but the gameplay is pure fun like the 2D sonic games(at least the parts where you actually "play" and not "explore", but its ok since the fun parts consists most of the game), there are some annoying platform sequences but its not that bad, overall this game is really fun.
space channel 5- you will either love or hate this game, i love it, its a "music" game but it feels like an adventure, its weird, in a good way, with funny characters, just a fun game to play.
crazy taxi- an arcade driving game, this game is really fun when you first play it, its fast, the gameplay is good, but there is not enough content to the game, there is a limit to how much you can take passengers from place to place, and complete challenges with no point what so ever, after a small time, you will only come back to this game for small plays.
sega bass fishing- its a fishing game, they tried to make it fun by going for an arcade style, but its still a fishing game and is boring and in my opinion pointless to play, some people love it, i dont, might be better if you play this game with a group of friends.
in conclusion, its a decent collection, i think sonic and space channel alone are worth the price, and crazy taxi is a "extra", might be better off to pick those games separately.