Monday, October 05, 2009
Ferrari 355 Challenge - HD Video
Great! Ferrari 355 Challenge is arguably Dreamcast's best racing game. It's certainly the best looking, and it carries Sega's arcade tradition nicely. The only downside is that the game is very tough, almost a simulation than an arcade racer. Yu Suzuki was in a hardcore mindset during this period; the same criticism was leveled at Virtua Fighter 3. This is a game for the hardcore fans.
I'm a great fan of Ferrari 355, and it's one of the standout Dreamcast titles. It still looks spectacular, and that's really saying something.
Update: I've added a second video, which looks absolutely stunning on a widescreen tv. Thank the VGA Box for that, which renders Dreamcast in a higher resolution than PS2 or XBox 1. Surprised? Dreamcast is full of surprises.
Ferrari 355 has some of the sharpest, most detailed graphics on the console, far beyond nearly every other title at the time. Bright colors, richly detailed textures, fantastic skies, and large, shiny cars. I really love the look of this game. It suggests just how far Dreamcast games could ably compete against Playstation 2. Who knows what would have happened if Sega stayed in the game a few more years?