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Written by Tony Kaklamanos   
Wednesday, 01 December 1999
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The Downside
As with all new formats, there are not many games at the beginning and they are expensive. The Sega does most things well. The graphics are great but generally the sounds do not take full advantage of the system’s capabilities. The games are fun and provide lots of entertainment, with some exceptions. In Sonic Adventure, there is a movie when the game begins, setting up Chaos as the bad guy. The movie is pretty cool the first time, okay the second time; by the third runthrough, I was looking for a way to bypass it, which I never found. The Rippin’ Riders game did not offer as many courses or choices as some of the other games, making it easier to grow tired of this one than the others.

The good news is none of the downsides are fatal. Games will become more abundant and programmers can provide more sound effects and courses to keep the games interesting.

Conclusion
"It kicks Playstation’s butt!" These words were universal among the children of friends who played the Dreamcast. These kids play more video games than I or any of my friends do, so their impressions hold a lot of weight with me. The Dreamcast has by far the best graphics and, with sports games, the most realistic play of any system currently available. I am really looking forward to playing Sega’s upcoming releases, especially the NHL 2K game. The Dreamcast is an easy way to enhance your investment in your A/V gear. My friends always have been coming over to watch movies on my system and now they call wanting to come over and play the Dreamcast. My large investment in the home theater now has become useful in another way and even more people are enjoying it now. The $199 expenditure for the Dreamcast console adds a whole new way to enjoy video and is well worth it. For those of you who like the idea of video games but are unsure which system is best, rest assured the Dreamcast is a safe bet. The Playstation 2 is coming - it may even be better, but if you want to play games now, Dreamcast is the way to go.
Manufacturer Sega
Model Dreamcast
Reviewer Tony Kaklamanos





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