Initial Thoughts: Dreamcast Edition

So Initial Thoughts may be a section where I give my initial thoughts on various games I pick up either console or emulation. Though may stick with rpgs, or even wait till I have a few to talk about (mainly so Im not doing a blog or twitter post with just a few sentences about a game lol). So seeing I picked up the Dreamcast again on 9/9, I finally started Grandia 2, picked Sonic Adventure back up, got Sonic Adventure 2, and finally made my burn of Skies of Arcadia. So I wanted to share a few thoughts: Continue reading

My Sad Time With FF8

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I’ve always loved the FF games starting with the first. My fav titles are 4, 6, 7, and 9. FF1 and Dragon Warrior 1 were my first rpgs! I even found some enjoyment in the 2 unreleased in the US titles 2 and 3. I’m planning to return to 2 via Dawn of Souls sometime, and 3…who knows. Have I finished a lot of them? Well no, I think last one was 6. I do have 10, 10-2, and 12 on PS2. Aside from the online 11 the only PS era FF I’m missing is 8, and i do have tactics through its a Greatest Hits re-release (all others black label). Now with the PS3 I can see what the love-hate relationship with the 13 trilogy is all about.

8 is the only one I’m missing from the PS era, along with a guide, and the guide for FF Anthology…which I’m not sure how I missed that one. 8…I never really got along with. I’m planning a post on my history with the FF titles, but with last week’s 8 Remastered and 7 Remake in a few months, I figure Id share why i never got into 8, and if i should revisit it once I own a new copy and/or PS3 PSN download.

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9/9/99 Dreamcast Day!

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Happy Dreamcast Day! On this day 20 years ago Sega’s last console was released, the Dreamcast. It was a console ahead of its time released at a time when others were more powerful. There’s many reasons why the DC failed eventually, but we’re here to celebrate this wonderful little machine with the loud disc loading sounds.

How I got mine:
2002 I was a member of a large gaming and retro forum and i joined in on a game of online Survivor back when the show was big. After one the first challenges a teammate won a Dreamcast lot and gave it to me since i didn’t have a DC yet.

After receiving it and the lot of games with it, i loved it. Sold off a few of the games to get something else and started building a small library for it. I later learned of how the different models and serial codes depend on what you can do with it. I excitedly looked up the code on my machine and was happy to learn it was a first gen Dreamcast. So I could play burns and imports without a boot disc. I had always been a gamer before i picked up games for my previous systems on and off then. But getting the Dreamcast was when I started considering myself a gamer and a collector as well.

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Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian smashed through the Bahamas and the Carolina coasts, leaving destruction in its wake. As of this writing it is/was heading towards Canada. Let’s take a moment from gaming and if you can, make a donation to help those affected by this natural disaster.

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DONATION LINKS:
Samaritan’s Purse
UNICEF USA
American Red Cross
Mercy Corps
Canada Helps
Canadian Red Cross

Find more here.

-Kaine23