is still missing Sega Genesis Classics Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles for some reason, one thing the collection isn’t missing is VR support. The Steam version of the set was recently updated with support for various VR devices, and today, Sega has announced the PS4 version now supports PlayStation VR as well.
The update is totally free, and takes the whole conceit of the collection to the logical extreme. The whole UI is set up like you’re a kid hanging out in your 90s bedroom, complete with a CRT television, goofy posters and of course a shelf full of Sega Genesis games.
Now, instead of staring at your normal TV, with a smaller TV inside the frame (should you choose to not play in fullscreen mode, which you probably shouldn’t), it can be that much closer to a bizarre simulation of the real thing. It’s weird considering you can still get a hold of a genesis and CRT in real life, but also pretty wild you can experience a virtual version in VR.
Aside from the VR support,
is home of several other neat features, including save states, a blessed rewind function, and even control customization. There’s also online multiplayer and achievements to keep things nice and contemporary. Sega Genesis Classics
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SEGA Series That Need A PS4 Entry
Forgotten SEGA Franchises That Need a PS4 Entry
Since we're not likely to get a good on-rails space shooter from Nintendo any time soon, SEGA has a chance to fill that void with
Galaxy Force. It's a genre that really has been stagnant for quite some time, but it's also one that has wondrous potential. A reboot of their late 1980s arcade series could be something special as long as it featured solid shooting, eye-catching graphics (PSVR anyone?), and a meaningful amount of content.
Rent A Hero
Rent-A-Hero doesn't get as much credit as it should when innovative role-playing games are discussed. It's unique twist of having battles play out like a fighting game, rather than be turn-based, was brilliant in 1991, and it hasn't really been used much since then. The series' emphasis on humor is also a great selling point, especially when so many action games and RPGs are nauseatingly self serious despite poor writing.
There's not enough games featuring mecha, and that's a fact. That's exactly why SEGA needs to revive their
Virtual-On series. Imagine how cool Hajime Katoki's designs could look on PS4, and then become incredibly saddened that we haven't had a truly awesome mecha game since games went HD.
Let's face it, things aren't going well for SEGA's current mascot (even if his Twitter feed is one of the best things in gaming today). So maybe it's time for the publisher to bring
Alex Kidd out of retirement. After all, it's probably the best chance we'll get a solid platformer from SEGA any time soon. Just please, for the love of God, don't let boss battles get decided by games of rock-paper-scissors. I'm already having flashbacks to childhood trauma thinking about all the times I completed levels only to lose in roshambo.
Street Fighter game just released, new entries of King of Fighters and Tekken are in development, and then Virtua Fighter is just kind of sitting in the corner looking bored. As a fighting game fan, it's been too long since Akira and company have appeared in their own fighting game (although they have made several guest appearances elsewhere). Let's bring the series back with a bang, and it shouldn't take much to outdo the poor outing that Capcom offered up with . Street Fighter V
Seaman was a weird game that was ahead of its time, but mostly just weird. I feel like the world is a weirder place now in 2016 than compared to 1999, and perhaps Yoot Saito's series can finally shine. It'd be the perfect type of experience for PlayStation VR, and technology has advanced to where SEGA can do a lot more with speech now.
It has been 7 long years since players got to jump in a Ferrari and cruise around in a new
Out Run game. I would say that's 7 years too long, as Out Run is not only one of the best racing game series, but one of the most recognizable. With more and more racers going a serious route, there's a need for more arcade racers (especially on PS4 since there's no Forza Horizon to play). Let's get Sumo Digital on a new entry as soon as possible.
Shinobi series has largely lain dormant since the PS2-era of consoles (aside from one 3DS entry). That's a shame, as it was one of SEGA's premier franchises in the late 80s and early 90s. A remake of the first game would make for a pretty rad PSN title, and would be a great way to gauge interest in the series.
Vectorman been? It's been 20 years since Vectorman 2 released on the Genesis, and there's been a desire for more run and gun platformers as of late (especially when you consider the craze over a new Mega Man game and how much money Mighty No. 9 was able to raise). This is the perfect time to bring the underappreciated series!
Streets of Rage
Brawlers may have one step in the grave, but that doesn't mean you can't still make a good one as
Double Dragon Neon proved. Streets of Rage deserves a similar treatment with online cooperative play. Just make sure Motohiro Kawashima is back to compose the soundtrack since Streets of Rage 3 was rocking.