The Dreamcast was more than just SEGA’s final console, it was their creative peak. Where their rival Nintendo leveraged a small stable of iconic properties every single generation, SEGA took the Dreamcast as an opportunity to forge a new identity. They split their internal development up into semi-autonomous studios and gave them the ability to pursue their own passion projects. The experiment didn’t last long. Within a couple years, SEGA buried its console, and consolidated its developers not long after, but the Dreamcast’s brief tenure left behind a stable of wildly original titles that stand as some of the best of their day.