Just Our Take: Xbox: The Dumping Ground For Sega

Back at the beginning of the Millennium, Sega’s Dreamcast was suffering pretty badly at the hands of the PS2; and eventually became obsolete. Sega had ported it’s Dreamcast Magnum Opus, Sonic Adventure 2, to the Gamecube, and Sonic continues to live today. Some of Sega’s other Dreamcast masterpieces weren’t so lucky.

Jet Set Radio, Shenmue, Crazy Taxi, and Panzer Dragoon all had sequels on the Xbox, all of which were the last of there kind. Jet Set Radio got Jet Set Radio Future, which was like the original but with better graphics, and enhanced gameplay. Crazy Taxi got Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller; Shenmue got an awesome sequel titled…. Shenmue II; and Panzer Dragoon got Panzer Dragoon Orta. All were great games, but because it was Xbox, where these game’s target audience isn’t, they bombed like hell, and killed off all of these amazing franchises. Shenmue II ended with a cliffhanger for Christ’s sake!

Some would say that Sega is finally starting to get their shit together, releasing great Sonic games as of late, and re-releasing Jet Set Radio in HD. Maybe they will re-release these games in HD, and we can buy them. If enough people buy enough copies, they may consider bringing these series’ back, and we can finally have Shenmue III. Come on, Sega. You were the greatest in the past, and you can have all that back if you bring back these beloved series’….. oh, and release a flawless version of Sonic ’06, but that will never happen. What do you guys think about Sega’s current state? Please enjoy some Sonic ’06 glitches below. As for now, this is rigbybot127, signing off.

James Flaherty

Video Game Reviewer/Critic at Leet Gamers Asia
Two things I love with a passion are video games and writing, and what's a better combination of those two things than being a game reviewer? 'Cause that's what I am. A reviewer for Leet Gamers Asia.

My tastes in games breach all genres, though my fortes are platformers and first-person shooters. My favorite game series is probably Super Mario, specifically the 3D games. I also love Rayman, Hitman, Bioshock, Half-Life/Portal, Uncharted, and Grand Theft Auto. As for my favorite game, it's hard to say: I love Portal 2, Shadow of the Colossus, Half-Life 2, Bioshock, Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Rayman Legends, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Grand Theft Auto IV, L.A. Noire, Fallout 3, Journey, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence all so damn much.

James Flaherty

Two things I love with a passion are video games and writing, and what's a better combination of those two things than being a game reviewer? 'Cause that's what I am. A reviewer for Leet Gamers Asia. My tastes in games breach all genres, though my fortes are platformers and first-person shooters. My favorite game series is probably Super Mario, specifically the 3D games. I also love Rayman, Hitman, Bioshock, Half-Life/Portal, Uncharted, and Grand Theft Auto. As for my favorite game, it's hard to say: I love Portal 2, Shadow of the Colossus, Half-Life 2, Bioshock, Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Rayman Legends, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Grand Theft Auto IV, L.A. Noire, Fallout 3, Journey, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence all so damn much.

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