SEGA Ages could be expanded to Saturn and Dreamcast following the initial wave

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Jonneh, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. julian

    julian Member

    Oh they definitely added stuff. I could’ve sworn there was something that felt different, but really now you just make me want to hook my 360 back up...or get an X1X finally.
  2. Virtua Sanus

    Virtua Sanus Member

    A lot of the more notable games like Crazy Taxi, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Skies of Arcadia, Guardian Heroes, Shining Force III, Chu Chu Rocket, Sakura Taisen releases and the Virtua Fighter games should not be part of this initiative and should instead get remasters on all viable platforms. Stuff like Clockwork Knight, Virtua Cop or Astal though? No offense to those games but they are much more suited to something like this IMO.

    I would love to see a proper port of the Dreamcast version of Sonic Adventure though. Always wanted that game on a dedicated handheld.
  3. Seven Force

    Seven Force Member

    Virtua Cop (and Virtua Cop 2!) would great just to have a version that'd actually function on non CRT sets. I imagine a bit of work would have to go into programming that in accordance with joycons, though.
  4. Poimandres

    Poimandres Member

    With other games like Guardian Heroes, Daytona port, Panzer Orta backwards compat... Really, the 360 is the best represented out of any modern machine for Segas back catalogue.
  5. Xenon

    Xenon Member

    How about realising the games on all the systems and regions, Sega.
  6. i-Jest

    i-Jest Member

    I knew someone would bring up Panzer Dragoon. I hope this gets a re-release too.
  7. Seven Force

    Seven Force Member

    I'd say PS3 and 360 both make for great Sega machines. PS3 misses out on stuff like Orta, Guardian Heroes and the Treasure Shumps, but makes up for it with the PS2 Classic releases of their Sega Ages stuff, so you get the Fantasy Zone, Treasure Box and Galaxy Force Collections, and the Dynamite Deka/Die Hard Arcade remake/port, among other things.
  8. Poimandres

    Poimandres Member

    Ah, I didn't realise the Sega Ages things were released as PS2 Classics! Too bad my PS3 died. I'd love to play some of those games again.

    Really, anything that got a PSN/XBL release should be put on Steam and the modern platforms... please?
  9. Joegrine_25

    Joegrine_25 Member

    Its like a SEGA VIRTUAL CONSOLE. Also does that mean we gonna get enchanced versions of Shenmue 1 and 2?
  10. Mandos

    Mandos Member

    Eh, m2 is segas only archiving team at a moment, and they tend to have a single(Sega focused) line at a time, and there’s the fact that Saturn stuff can be emulated, but not ported due to lost source code(unless it was developed by a third party, such as guardian heroes, segas own Saturn archives were lost), so unless it’s a remake(which wouldn’t be effected by this platform), this is likely one of he few ways we’ll see this stuff, especially with how well Nintendo platforms in general(and switch and particular) has been open to retro ports over remasters.

    You aren’t getting this over your remasters if this happens, you’ll be getting this instead of nothing
  11. Freddo

    Freddo Member

    Man, if I could buy and play Panzer Dragoon Saga and The Legend of Oasis on a modern device I would be so happy.
  12. Feichaw

    Feichaw Member

    I just want Space Channel 5, Sega. That’s not too much. Please...
  13. Fishsnot

    Fishsnot Member

    Isn't this just like some of the best gaming news in a long while.
  14. BBboy20

    BBboy20 Member


    YO, WHAT!?
  15. BBboy20

    BBboy20 Member

    Huh, that localization team lives where I'm at. I wonder what they're thinking.
  16. Grigorig

    Grigorig Member

    I wouldn't get your hopes up just yet, this is far closer to "that would be nice" than any kind of concrete plan.
  17. John Omaha

    John Omaha Member

    Saturn and Dreamcast stuff would be incredible. Panzer Dragoon (Zwei, Saga), Virtual-On, Crazy Taxi... Anywhere you want? Yes please.
  18. BBboy20

    BBboy20 Member

    OH YEAH, You can get Orta on Xbox 360 and One right now.
  19. ghibli99

    ghibli99 Member

    Yes. I will buy all of the things.
  20. lordlad

    lordlad Member

    A NiGHTS Into Dreams, Panzer Dragoon 1,2, Saga...Dragon Force, Guardian Heroes, Skies of Arcadia, Virtua Fighter 3/4/5...i could go on but knowing sega, they will probably just port those existing ones (Crazy Taxi, Virtua Tennis, Jet Set Radio, Sonic Adventures) with minimal effort and bad optimization.
  21. WordAssassin

    WordAssassin Member

    Vigilante 8 please? The remake was so bad ):
  22. mindatlarge

    mindatlarge Member

    Hopefully they have access to things that would make the emulation easier being the company behind the games and systems. That's my hope at least.
  23. Bitanator

    Bitanator Member

    add a speed up option and access to the white map at the beginning of the game and it will be perfect
  24. Marvie

    Marvie Member

    Skies of Arcadia is all I need
  25. OrbitalBeard

    OrbitalBeard Member

    "minimal effort" "bad optimization" and "M2" don't mix
  26. AniHawk

    AniHawk Member

    the sega saturn is such an untapped market. i think panzer dragoon saturn trilogy would sell like crazy.
  27. IrishNinja

    IrishNinja Member

    god, saturn has one of gaming's finest libraries, and so much of it stayed on the system. that'd be the real winner here, if it wasn't just the more popular first party stuff collected.
  28. Beer Monkey

    Beer Monkey Member

    Not playable on One until Tuesday.

    Microsoft's BC team is fucking amazing. Wizards. M2 is very impressive on their own, though.

    It would be nuts if M2 wrote a killer Saturn emulator that could actual render to 960p and 1920p. But I would be equally happy just to see them emulate to native 240p and then do scanline effects at 960p and 1920p.

    In fact, I'd love to see the Xbox team do this for 480p Xbox games. The OSSC does an amazing 480->960p with soft (18% to 25%) scanlines that makes my 4K display look like a giant 480p CRT.
  29. Man, can you IMAGINE if M2 actually brought the DC original version of Sonic Adventure to Switch but with added polish (including 60fps)? We could see a legit definitive edition if this happens. O_o
  30. cj_iwakura

    cj_iwakura Member

    It's fantastic, you'll love it.
  31. Televator

    Televator Member

    I refuse to get hyped for it. I won’t believe it till I see it, and I’m not holding my breath for it. I don’t think they can actually spare the dedication and man hours for multiple proper Saturn ports of more complex games. Maybe thay can prove me wrong.
  32. Beer Monkey

    Beer Monkey Member

    M2 is pretty badass. This won't happen any time soon because if they do it, they will do it right.

    Their 3D Classics on 3DS are fucking incredible.
  33. TLZ

    TLZ Member

    Good stuff. I hope they all get ported.
  34. Virtua Sanus

    Virtua Sanus Member

    A lot of the source code discussions are either extremely overblown or completely false. In any case, conversion based ports/remasters based on much older games are extremely common. It is not a big deal at all for SEGA to make these if they have staffers that actually have interest in pursuing them. Their SEGA Forever staffers have expanded to making proper remasters that could easily be released on more than just mobile if they choose to go that route too.

    A lot of the games I mentioned like Skies of Arcadia would scale incredibly well with proper widescreen (especially as it does not have any CG cutscenes - something Japan actually gave them hell for back in the day) and could use a few tweaks in terms of stuff like encounter rates and sound quality if they were to use the GameCube port as a base. Straight ports on limited platforms of something like Dragon Force with no real notable fandoms online are one thing but stuff thousands of people have been begging years for are different. Also once you start getting into games that are 20+ hours long or several gigs in size it just makes more sense to not release them as 5-10 dollar downloads.
  35. mariodk18

    mariodk18 Member

    I would KILL for the Crazy Taxi games. I played the shit out of the PSP games on my cousin's PSP.
  36. Fishsnot

    Fishsnot Member

    I know, but still its a sign that they are listening. So it's all good.
  37. xyla

    xyla Member

    Puh, Crazy Taxi and Soul Calibur would be amazing in itself!

    And M2 is going above and beyond if they emulate - maybe we would get the arcade versions instead in some cases?
    Maybe we could get something like Daytona?

    I don't have too much knowledge about Saturn games - excited to find out more though!
  38. rawhide

    rawhide Member

    They said this was the case but they have yet to deliver on that promise or even shown any signs of actual progress--everything they've released has been a re-branded version of an existing app or one of the old go-to Mega Drive standbys. (They also said they'll be doing fewer emulated games due to relatively low player numbers, but of course people aren't playing them, the emulation is trash.)

    Maybe they will end up porting something from scratch but at this point there's no reason to think they'll do a decent job.