The Dreamcast's online abilities from the box were no doubt rather advanced for a console back in 1999. Sega could not have highlighted the reality that a modem was included a lot more than they did; with a heavy push on web surfing and emailing when the Dreamcast first launched.
The pledge was that online video gaming would follow shortly and whilst we did get some outstanding online experiences eventually, I think recalling now, it is reasonable to say that Sega didn't really measure up to their pre-release "as much as 6 billion gamers" hype. There were some terrific games designed around their online features, but there were simply not enough.
The unfortunate part is that the Dreamcast was ahead of its time when it came to online gaming on console, and I cannot assist however think that with a couple of more quality online-focused releases earlier in the Dreamcast's lifespan, it could have turned an also ran feature into THE need to buy Sega's fantastic grey box.
Walk with me as I uncover the five Dreamcast online feelings that never ever actually existed, but I
believe wish truly needs to have ...
Toy Commander Online
With Toy Racer being among my preferred Dreamcast video games ever, and a wonderful example of how an early console online experience can work well, it almost discomforts me that an online version of the equally wonderful Toy Commander didn't materialise. The possibilities are endless with this one; multiplayer deathmatch and capture the flag type occasions as well as the opportunity for some online co-op action as you go through modified variations of the original levels.Sega WorldWideWeb Soccer It's clear that the Dreamcast never got a FIFA-calibre soccer game in its brief life-span. Sega Worldwide Soccer was an entertaining game option which never ever actually took the genre by the scruff of the neck. I'm sure that if an online variation was launched, that would've changed tremendously. As Euro 2000 fever increased, it would've been the ideal chance to get gamers hooked on Dreamarena as they ruined their good friends in online match after online match. Whilst US-gamers delighted in lots of online sports sims, us Europeans were left without any method to play the beautiful game against other fans.Sega GT Online Paradoxically, Sega GT Online did get launched, just not for Sega's console. Launched for the OG Xbox in 2004, Sega GT Online
was really my very first real experience of Xbox Live and a great example of how good online racing could be. Whilst the Dreamcast original did have online leaderboards, the ability to race versus your good friends online was sadly absent. The excellent Monaco GP Online proved that reasonable racers might work perfectly well online on Dreamcast, however tin-top racing probably would have provided much better racing than Solution One cars. Regretfully it was never to be. Power Stone World Party Conventional fighters depending on frame-by-frame inputs like Street Fighter and Soul Calibur wouldn't have worked well over dial-up modem, however it's reasonable
to state that the outstanding Power Stone which required a little less accuracy would've been a hoot online versus human opponents. Imagine battling 1v1, 4-player free for all, or even a 2v2 team-based video game mode online. It would have been innovative back in the day and tournament play would've been a possible console first.Crazy Taxi Arena Another flagship Dreamcast game early on, I remember playing hours of Crazy Taxi with good friends, constantly attempting to outdo each other on the high score. A missed opportunity, then, to release an online variation of Crazy Taxi where you might contend head-to-head against another player. Do you go off in your own instructions and strategy your very own path, or do you take the griefer and just follow your challenger around, ramming them out of the method at the last minute to take their customer? As a score attack, you could introduce some straight up races around the city for when you just desire to figure out who is fastest. There you have it -my take on the five Dreamcast online video games that never in fact existed, but in my humble viewpoint, should have! And yes, I managed to resist Shenmue: Fight Royale.How about you? Let us know in the comments, on< a href =http://www.twitter.com/thedcjunkyard rel =nofollow target=_ blank > Twitter or in our< a href=http://www.facebook.com/groups/thedreamcastjunkyard rel=nofollow target =_ blank > Facebook group which Dreamcast games you would've played online in the past if they had actually come out.