Shenmue II review

Shenmue II (Sega Dreamcast Review) Screenshot

After finishing the first installment of Shenmue, I felt somewhat disappointed with the game, and spent weeks afterwards wondering why I felt this way about a game that was so hyped and praised months, even years before it was released. It was beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed what was undoubtedly one of the games that made me and many others first purchase the Dreamcast.

After many a sleepless night contemplating about why I didn’t feel how I knew I should’ve felt, I eventually found the reason: I needed more. I needed to step into the shoes of Ryo Hazuki again to see where I would end up, who I would come to love, and who I would love to hate. A year later the geniuses behind Shenmue, finally released the game that would fuel my addiction. Will I feel the same disappointment that I felt the first time round? Will it leave me in the same state of detox, leaving me wanting Shenmue III more than food or sleep? Continue reading “Shenmue II review”

90 Minutes: Sega Championship Football review

90 Minutes: Sega Championship Football review screenshots

The outgoing European CEO revealed just before his departure that Sega were too aware that they needed a good football game on the system. Everything that they required was collated and sent to Japan, where Sega gave Smilebit the task of meeting everyone’s expectations. 90 Minutes: Sega Championship Football is I believe the product of this – Sega’s final attempt to provide all football mad Dreamcast owners with a quality football title that they so deserve. So have they finally pulled it off after numerous attempts in the last months of the Dreamcast? Continue reading “90 Minutes: Sega Championship Football review”

Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2 review

Phantasy Star Online ver. 2 screenshot review

Over the last fortnight you would be forgiven in thinking that I have been abducted by aliens, crashed my car or had passed out in the middle of nowhere in a drunken stupor, never to be found again. If you actually know me a little you should have guessed that I had finally got around to purchasing the update disk for Phantasy Star Online, more commonly known as version 2. Unfortunately, another Gamestyle staff member has also succumbed to the fate of online living and we can guarantee that little, if any, work has been done by either of us. Continue reading “Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2 review”

Crazy Taxi 2 review

crazy taxi 2 dreamcast review screenshot

Crazy Taxi was a game only Sega could create or have the nerve to develop. Such a strange yet simplistic idea caught the imagination of many and influenced countless other games. Still not everything was perfect with the original, for it was an arcade conversion yet the sequel is designed purely for home consumption – more of the same or something else? Continue reading “Crazy Taxi 2 review”

Phantasy Star Online review

Phantasy Star Online review screenshot

You may recall the 6 Billion-player advertisement that Sega ran upon the Dreamcast launch, which met with such uproar and ridicule from the press and rivals. Time to dig it out and run it again because finally (18 months too late) Sega have achieved the goal. Phantasy Star Online is an online adventure where you will meet other players from around the world and together solve the mystery of Ragol. Continue reading “Phantasy Star Online review”