Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Games Played 05/13/2009


Daytona USA (1995)
Developer: Sega-AM2
Platform: SegaSaturn
Purchase Date: 05/05/1996

More clipping action than what you'd find at your busiest local barber shop.

The SegaSaturn has brought a lot of blissful video gaming experiences to the world but it also has it shares of completely horrible moments. Daytona USA is, without a single doubt, the Saturn's most shameful game release and it would have made me lose faith in the console if I had pick it up before the amazing port of Sega Rally Championship. The gameplay is accurate and responsible enough but the graphics - oh my galaxy! - the graphics... It's one of the poorest video game graphics ever with its rough textures - in that so rough, they'll make your eyes bleed kind of way, erratic frame rate, and an overwhelming amount of pop-ups and clippings. Frankly, it's quite embarrassing. These graphical problems are not devastating enough to make the game unplayable - pretty close though - but they do make you feel really sad whenever you see the game running. At least all the giddy cheese-fest of a soundtrack is perfectly intact. Rolling st-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-rt!

LIBRARY STATUS: 2 out of 5

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