Dreamcast (was: Re: Nuke Redmond!)

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Sun Jan 14 11:35:43 2001

>Both Fry's and Compusa have a PS2 setup side by side with a Dreamcast
>running essentially the same games, no difference. I am amazed Sony hasn't
>sent out ninja's to stop them from running the demo.

We're totally off topic here, however, I've got to disagree here.
Something tells me the machines were running "Dead or Alive 2". Oddly
enough my wife and I are both huge 3D Fighter fans. We've got "Dead or
Alive 2", "Soul Caliber" and 2 or 3 others on the Dreamcast. Both "Dead or
Alive 2", and "Soul Caliber" are incredible, but the word is that "Soul
Caliber" pretty much pushes the Dreamcast to its limits.

However, from what I saw yesterday graphically at least "Tekken Tag Team"
blows "Soul Caliber" away! I was totally stunned by the level of detail in
the backgrounds in Tekken. The game is actually hard to play, just for the
fact I was to busy admiring the beautiful background graphics, and all the
movement in them (one tropical setting even has the grass moving).

OTOH, based on specs I've seen before the Dreamcast wins on Audio.
However, I'm wondering if PS2 games aren't going to start including
surround sound, since the system supports Dolby Digital and DTS for DVD

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Received on Sun Jan 14 2001 - 11:35:43 GMT

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