“Like a lot of games on the Dreamcast, Shenmue was unfiltered. A Japanese game that was pretty much untouched by Western hands and presented, at the time, to a world somewhat unseen by gamers outside of Japan”.
“Phantasy Star Online blew me away. I’d played Ultima Online and Unreal Tournament on PC but playing a joy-pad based console game in real time with other people across the world felt like something a console couldn’t be capable of at the time. Of course, the dawn of Xbox Live a couple of years later changed everything. Still, seems odd we were using dial-up connections on a console”.