Saturday, October 03, 2009

Trigger Heart Exelica - Dreamcast Lives!

Dreamcast lives!  Even though the console was whacked in early 2001, games continued to be released for the console in Japan for years.  And these are excellent arcade conversions, too.  If you're a fan of arcade shoot-em-ups, then you'll be in heaven.

Here is one excellent title from 2007, Trigger Heart Exelica.  Looks excellent with a mix of sprite and polygon graphics.  Definitely a genre title, and these Japanese overhead shooters are a dime a dozen, but would any Dreamcast fan complain?  It only helps to build the legend. 

How did Dreamcast turn into the "Long Tail" games console?  We may have reached the point where no console ever truly dies.  Works for me.  This notion of throwing out your video game library every five years and starting from scratch is a crank notion.  Other than a Nintendo Wii that supports 1080p, I can't see any need for future generations of hardware.

Anyway, enjoy the gameplay video.  Imports and downloads are very easy to come by.

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