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Why I'm buying my Dreamcast

A long time ago, in a country far, far away (well, all the way from Iowa to Germany, anyway...) I bought a little black box full of sillicon called a "Sega Saturn." Why? Nights. Honest. Well, that and Virtua Fighter.

I really loved that game. Nights, I mean. It was a blast; psycadelic and unique, lots o' levels, beautiful graphics. Magnificent. Soon, my library grew. I quickly added Albert Odessey (a decent game as long as you don't take it too seriously), and then Dragon Force. Ahhh, Dragon Force. You know, I would still rather play it than most of the strategy games on the PSX. In short, I had fun.

The Saturn died. No Sonic (Well... no Sonic worth mentioning...), no Nights2, no Phantasy Star, and it was gone. I was disappointed, to say the least. I wished there had been more, but I guess it just wasn't ment to be. There was no sense in trying to lay blame. It takes a combined effort to sink a platform. I said a fond farewell to the Saturn, although I still play Nights and Dragon Force, and a couple others. Still, my platform of choice was gone. *sniff*. Ahh, well.

I turned to the PSX. I had fun. I played Final Fantasy VII like the rest of us. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I played FF Tactics. Complicated, but, then, Tactical games should be. The translation, however, sucked. Worse than FF 2. (By the way, for those who are interested, a "Spoony bard" would be a sappy, lovestruck musician/entertainer. Not much of an insult, if you ask me.) Still, a good game. I had fun.

Now, the countdown continues toward the Dreamcast. Sonic is going to be there with it, just like he should have been with the Saturn. The Phantasy Star team is working on a game. Things are looking pretty good. I think that I'll have fun.

To sum up, I had fun, and I intend to KEEP having fun. You know, I think that somewhere along the line a lot of people forgot why we play video games. Okay, you're right; Bernie didn't give the Saturn the support it deserved. FF7 wasn't perfect. Come to think of it, I can't think of a single game that WAS. But I had fun with a lot of them.

Seen any games for the Dreamcast that look like they might be fun? Well then. If you get the Dreamcast, you'll have at least a year to save up for the PSX2 (I'll probably be saving... I think that it might be fun...).

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