Play Value looks at the Dreamcast



Not too bad. I disagreed with some points they made. Others were acceptable.

Powerstone was a 2 player game though. It was Powerstone 2 that was 4 player.

In the end I STILL think it was the rampant price slashing during the Dreamcast launch that really screwed stuff up. $250 vs $199? The same amount of people would have bought the Dreamcast for $50 more.

12 comments:

B Smith said...
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B Smith said...

As you say, they make a lot of good comments, but it's pretty obvious that a lot of it was looked up just for the piece or pulled out of their arses. Powerstone being 4 player and showing the wrong footage is a very good indication of that as well are vague, skimpy or misleading details regarding many other games.

The Samba de Amigo quote was pretty awesome too, "on what other system could you put out one of the greatest games of all time featuring a bunch of stereotypical Mexicans." ...well, not only was that quote far more racist than the game itself ever way, but I'm pretty sure Samba de Amigo is being ported to the Nintendo Wii as we speak. I guess no one told these guys.

Caleb said...

I have never played the game but I don't think anyone ever called it racist.

Yeah so that was sort of a BS comment.

ESC said...

Hey DCJY, Are you guys looking for any more staff members or any new stories or anything? Ive been following the blog since january 2006 and have longed to be a part of it, I noticed you don't update that often anymore, d'you want to give this kid a chance? leave a comment with your answer and iyll leave another one with my email adress. (I hate getting spam)

Tomleecee said...

ESC - You're more than welcome to join the 'Yard - as I've always said, the more the merrier. I personally haven't posted an update for quite a while because I just ain't had the time, but hopefully I'll start again sooner rather than later. Fell free to contact me through my blogger profile and I'll add you

The GagaMan(n) said...

We don't update that often anymore? Blimey, we only do this as a bit on the side, it's not a paid job. XD

Caleb said...

Don't count yourself short Gagaman(n).

We are serious web-journalists.

The GagaMan(n) said...

If that's the case where's my pay check? XD

Caleb said...

Well we don't pay you because you are an artist and probably spend the money on acrylic paint or something.

The GagaMan(n) said...

I'd spend it on more Dreamcast games. If I was paid at all.

Oh, and a new rummage video will be up in the next day or so!

Benjamin said...

Man, that guy with the stripped shirt was not funny, his points were not very valid and his attempt at humor was terrible. that vid has some things that were true but just as much silly rambling about dreamcast.

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