Fun With Numbers: Is The Current Gen Launch Really That Bad? (Part 3 of 4)

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Part 2 – Link

Ok. I’m back. Let’s look at the Dreamcast’s competition.

Playstation 2

  • 4×4 EVO
  • Adventures of Cookie & Cream
  • All-Star Baseball 2002
  • Aqua Aqua
  • Armored Core 2
  • Army Men: Air Attack 2
  • Army Men: Green Rogue
  • Army Men: Sarge’s Heroes 2
  • ATV Offroad Fury
  • Dark Cloud
  • Dead or Alive 2
  • Disney’s Donald Duck: Goin’ Quackers
  • Driving Emotion Type-S
  • Dynasty Warriors 2
  • Escape from Monkey Island
  • ESPN International Track & Field
  • ESPN MLS ExtraTime
  • ESPN National Hockey Night
  • ESPN NBA 2Night
  • ESPN Winter X Games Snowboarding
  • Eternal Ring
  • Evergrace
  • F1 Championship Season 2000
  • FantaVision
  • FIFA 2001
  • Gradius III and IV
  • Gungriffon Blaze
  • Heroes of Might and Magic: Quest for the Dragon Bone Staff
  • High Heat Major League Baseball 2002
  • Kengo: Master of Bushido
  • Kessen
  • Knockout Kings 2001
  • Madden NFL 2001
  • MDK2: Armageddon
  • Midnight Club: Street Racing
  • MotoGP
  • NASCAR 2001
  • NBA Hoopz
  • NBA Live 2001
  • NBA Shootout 2001
  • NCAA Final Four 2001
  • NCAA GameBreaker 2001
  • NFL Blitz 2002
  • NFL GameDay 2001
  • NHL 2001
  • NHL FaceOff 2001
  • Oni
  • Onimusha: Warlords
  • Orphen: Scion of Sorcery
  • Q-Ball Billiards Master
  • Quake III Revolution
  • Rayman 2: Revolution
  • RC Revenge Pro
  • Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2
  • Real Pool
  • Ridge Racer V
  • Ring of Red
  • Rumble Racing
  • Shadow of Destiny
  • Silent Scope
  • Silpheed: The Lost Planet
  • Sim Theme Park
  • Sky Odyssey
  • Smuggler’s Run
  • SSX
  • Star Wars: Starfighter
  • Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing
  • Street Fighter EX3
  • Summoner
  • Super Bust-A-Move
  • Surfing H3O
  • Swing Away Golf
  • Tekken Tag Tournament
  • The Bouncer
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001
  • TimeSplitters
  • Top Gear: Dare Devil
  • Triple Play Baseball
  • Unison: Rebels of Rhythm & Dance
  • Unreal Tournament
  • Victorious Boxers: Ippo’s Road to Glory
  • Warriors of Might and Magic
  • Wild Wild Racing
  • WinBack: Covert Operations
  • World Destruction League: Thunder Tanks
  • X Squad
  • Zone of the Enders

This is a really horrible launch when you consider we are talking about the highest selling console ever. I mean, how many of these games do you fondly remember? Tekken Tag? Zone of the Enders? Victorious Boxers? The Bouncer? I’m stretching here. This is just horrible. No way the current gen offerings are worst than this. There’s isn’t one game here that was highly anticipated. NOT ONE. I’m disgusted.

XBox

  • 2002 FIFA World Cup
  • 4×4 Evo 2
  • AirForce Delta Storm
  • All-Star Baseball 2003
  • Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding
  • Arctic Thunder
  • Azurik: Rise of Perathia
  • Batman: Vengeance
  • Blood Omen 2
  • Blood Wake
  • Burnout
  • Cel Damage
  • Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
  • Dark Summit
  • Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2
  • Dead or Alive 3
  • ESPN International Winter Sports 2002
  • ESPN MLS ExtraTime 2002
  • ESPN NBA 2Night 2002
  • ESPN NFL PrimeTime 2002
  • ESPN Winter X-Games Snowboarding 2002
  • F1 2001
  • Fuzion Frenzy
  • Gauntlet: Dark Legacy
  • Genma Onimusha
  • Gunvalkyrie
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Hunter: The Reckoning
  • Jet Set Radio Future
  • Kabuki Warriors
  • Knockout Kings 2002
  • Legends of Wrestling
  • Mad Dash Racing
  • Madden NFL 2002
  • Max Payne
  • MotoGP
  • MX 2002 featuring Ricky Carmichael
  • NASCAR Heat 2002
  • NASCAR Thunder 2002
  • NBA 2K2
  • NBA Inside Drive 2002
  • NBA Live 2002
  • New Legends
  • NFL 2K2
  • NFL Blitz 2002
  • NFL Fever 2002
  • NHL 2002
  • NHL Hitz 20-02
  • NightCaster
  • Nightcaster: Defeat the Darkness
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
  • Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat
  • Project Gotham Racing
  • Rallisport Challenge
  • Shrek
  • Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams
  • Smashing Drive
  • Spider-Man
  • Spy Hunter
  • SSX Tricky
  • Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
  • Star Wars: Obi-Wan
  • Star Wars: Starfighter
  • Test Drive
  • Test Drive: Off-Road: Wide Open
  • The Simpsons: Road Rage
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2x
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3
  • TransWorld SURF
  • Triple Play 2002
  • UFC: Tapout
  • World Series Baseball
  • Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions
  • WWF RAW

Halo. Jet Set Future. Project Gotham Racing. And that’s it. If not for the fact that Halo became a phenomenon this would be the most forgettable launch lineup ever. BUT THE CURRENT GEN LAUNCH……Shut up. I don’t even want to hear it anymore.

Gamecube

  • 007: Agent Under Fire
  • 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker
  • All-Star Baseball 2002
  • Batman: Vengeance
  • Bloody Roar 3
  • Burnout
  • Cel Damage
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Dark Summit
  • Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2
  • Disney’s Tarzan Untamed
  • Driven
  • ESPN International Winter Sports 2002
  • ESPN MLS ExtraTime 2002
  • FIFA Soccer 2002
  • FIFA World Cup 2002
  • Gauntlet: Dark Legacy
  • Homerun King
  • Jeremy McGrath Supercross World
  • Legends of Wrestling
  • Lost Kingdoms
  • Luigi’s Mansion
  • Madden NFL 2002
  • Medal of Honor: Frontline
  • NBA 2K2
  • NBA Courtside 2002
  • NBA Street
  • NFL Blitz 2002
  • NFL QB Club 2002
  • NHL Hitz 20-02
  • Pac Man World 2
  • Pikmin
  • Resident Evil
  • Sega Soccer Slam
  • Smashing Drive
  • Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
  • Spiderman
  • Spy Hunter
  • SSX Tricky
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II – Rogue Leader
  • Super Monkey Ball
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • The Simpsons: Road Rage
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3
  • Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure
  • Wave Race: Blue Storm
  • XGIII: Extreme G Racing
  • Zoo Cube

Yet another crappy launch. Nintendo didn’t even launch with a Mario game. We should have known it was doomed. And no, I’m not counting Luigi’s Mansion. Most of the noteworthy Gamecube games weren’t in the launch window. Smash Bros is the only one I see besides Luigi.

Look at these lists. Look again. There’s really NOTHING THERE. Most of the classics from that generation are missing. What you are experiencing is not new. We love to romanticize the past when it comes to everything, but reality is a bitch. Once I post the last set of launches, you will see that the Dreamcast had the last launch lineup that mattered. Also, you can see that all 3 of these launches were port heavy. Yeah, they weren’t releasing updated versions of previous gen games. But is this practice really much worse? All 3 launches look damn near the same. Equally trashy. Anyway, one post to go. See you then.

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