SEGA was once only second to Nintendo when it came to name and power in the gaming industry. Now in 2009, SEGA's fall from grace has been the biggest we've seen in the gaming industry, but are their recent titles a sign of good things to come.
Outside of Sonic Team (who is probably the worst high-budget development team in existence today), SEGA is pretty dang sweet. They've made a lot of awesome games this gen like Condemned, Valkyria Chronicles, Total War, and stuff like that. It's too bad people avoid them simply because of their crappy Sonic games.
if you ask me no they aren't they are PUBLISHING allot of good games they aren't really making that many of em
Publishing or making, it's still a good sign for SEGA. It's still part of their name.
Are they making a Dreamcast 2? IMHO the success of Sega will rest on the creation and successful market implementation of their next console. If that never happens, then they are nothing more than another dev/publisher.
Yakuza 3 Valkyria Chronicles They even made an anime out of Valkyria. Hope they add subtitles to the Yakuza 3 so I can reply it and understand it better.
SEGA's games are pretty good nowdays except of course the crappy sonic games which sold better than those good games...
Sega been making some good games. Yakuza 3 Valkyria Chronicles MADWORLD THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: OVERKILL Empire: Total War And their 09 line up looks really good. End of Eternity The Conduit Alpha Protocol Bayonetta Now the only thing I would say that there not completely making a comeback is that They can't get sonic right. All sega gotta do is just lay off the sonic franchise for while and start it off again fresh and create a game on how the franchise was known for, speed, not werewolf transformation, not swords and especially not Olympics with mario. Is Sonic Adventure 3 hard to ask? Or how about a PSN/XBL release of Sonic Adventure 2 which I believe was the best sonic game in the whole Franchise well the one I'd enjoyed the most. http://dreamcast.ign.com/ob...
Sonic Adventure was a GREAT game. It's one of the reasons I bought a Dreamcast back in the day lol. I loved the opening street level.
Out of all those games you listed, Sega has had their hands in on only one of them in terms of development. All the other titles you listed are simply published by them. Now granted, I give them props for picking up some good titles to publish but to say they have been making good games lately is a far stretch from the truth. They hardly make anything these days. They publish more than anything now a days.
@2.2 I hope you mean Valkyria Chronicles, seeing as how SEGA WOW made it...
That's the only one they developed, yes. All the others were simply published by Sega. Not hating on Sega but they were in their prime when they were in the console race IMHO. The DC was one of my all time favorite consoles and to see them run from the console race rather than run to it made me sad. It was a piece of my younger life that was lost when they backed out.
valkyria chronicles>all japanese games this gen,so yes,sega is dominating japan
Sega is has my respect this gen, they try hard and, I hope they continue the VC series, that game is awesome.
I think SEGA is clearly winning back it's respect. Although they've never really been a bad company. They were just too ahead of their time.
I cant wait for the alpha protocol game :)
Currently playing through VC and i must say its brilliant, its just eating away at my time like nobody's business
a lot of character and personality in that title. The anime's not half bad either
as much as i wish they would... but its likely that this is never going to happen they said it more than once that they´re not planning to get into the hardware business again and if you ask me... im fine with that dont get me wrong...I LOVED MY Dreamcast like no Console before (and it stays in my memory forever) BUT getting back into hardware sales is a tough thing not many companies even survive long enough to think about such a step and that way SEGA can concentrate on software alone (better games) So... i think SEGA should stay that way for now let Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft fight out the war and by the way...SEGA: !!!give us SHENMUE 3!!! ;-) :D
There's just one delicious irony in all this. Sonic is considered dead, yet he continues to be the most successful franchise on Sega's roster. Valkyria Chronicles, Mad World, Empire: Total War and future releases such as The Conduit, Alpha Protocol and Bayonetta will likely never reach the numbers that Sonic Unleashed alone has achieved, or the Mario&Sonic which is still selling even after being released over 2 years ago. Not hating on HipHopGamer, just pointing out the immaturity and the implications of calling Sonic "dead".
no for the moment. Sonic is supposed to be the face of the company and until they give him a game worth buying or bury him and come up with a better mascot, they will never be back to where they were during the 16-bit era!
I was one of the anti-sega guys for the past years , given how they slaughtered pretty much all of their old franchises . And i still aint happy about their attitude and work with Shining Force . However they won me over with their stellar work with new franchises like Yakuza , Valkyria and Bayonetta . And they deserves double the credit for being the only current publisher and editor that isnt lagging technology wise .
They have a LONG way to go before they can even think of making a comeback, since being bought by Sammy they have done nothing but destroy their franchises, in 08 alone: Condemned 2 (Gamestopping bugs that were claimed by Sega to be patched shortly after release, over a year later and no patch) Sonic and Mario at the Olympic Games (NEVER should the two have come together!!) Viking: Battle for Asgard: That game was good but definitely needed more time. Their are probably more but I don't want to depress myself further.
but.... no phantasy star 5 no streets of rage 4 no skies of arcadia 2 no shenmue 3 no home versions of after burner 3,house of the dead 4 and virtua cop 3.or pretty much some of their top franchises getting sequals..... equals no comeback for me. apocalypse..............
Merge with konami, get kojima on board with suzuki and give us the SHENMUE FINALE WE FKIN DESERVE! F*CK!
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