DC Swirl's Scores

  • Games
For 116 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 26% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 70% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Skies of Arcadia
Lowest review score: 20 ECW Anarchy Rulz
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 116
  2. Negative: 18 out of 116
116 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the few Titus-published franchises on DC (or any system) that's actually worth playing on gameplay attributes alone.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This will be Dreamcast's best baseball game ever, but it's just as flawed and full of imperfections as the line-up of PS2 contenders.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're too upset to talk with your "Seaman", and the difficulty in "Ecco" has gotten the most of you (FAQ's are a stuck gamer's best friend), Ubi Soft's "Deep Fighter" is a more than worthy alternative.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not much has changed from the prequel though, since "Rogue Spear's" gameplay is still a tougher-than-your-Grandma's-veracose-veins cookie to swallow.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Control, using regular controllers for the respective systems in the absence of lightgun support, slightly favors the PS2's Dual Shock 2 due to analog/d-pad handling that FEELS a tad more precise than with the DC's stock controller.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Too short and unpolished, but a hell of a way for Capcom to leave the genre on a high note in a dead system clamoring for more of them.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A weird hybrid product that is guaranteed to please some and alienate lots more.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If it weren't for the extra $10 you have to pay for the privilege and the Sega/Dreamcast boot-up sequence, there's no way you would know that this is a DC game from looking at it on a TV screen without the PSX version nearby for comparison.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If that sounds like your wettest 4WD dream come true, suit yourself. Me? Oh, I have "Smuggler's Run" for PS2, thank you very much. I'll pass.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's unfortunate that a few things like a more intuitive training level and a lock-on button prevent "Ecco" from greatness.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you truly love snowmobiles and racing then you can't go wrong with the Dreamcast version as it truly is the best of the bunch.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Regina is one tough chick (a poster girl for the fictitious 'EuroAsia' of videogame and anime lore), but doesn't have the 'deer caught in the headlight' charm of Claire Redfield or Jill Valentine.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More of the same delicious cake but with new frosting.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It also comes with a degree of difficulty that flirts with "Thrasher"-like degrees of insanity, but is offset by lots of gameplay modes, some dopey humor and decent (but not outstanding) graphics.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's an OK game, but I cannot help but feel that a Bleemcast-enhanced version of the PSX "Rival Schools" CD spinning on my Dreamcast would look different-enough for most gamers to notice.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    NBA Hoopz smacks you in the face and dares you not to have a blast playing it with some friends.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Drops the ball in pacing, rewarding gameplay, technical use of the system (read: LOADING) and even the storyline. It's still moderately fun, but the potential for a blockbuster new franchise is not evident.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Super Runabaout would benefit tremendously if it were offered at a much lower price than its $40-45 asking price.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I can also recognize a niche quality product when I see and play one (even if I don't particularly like it), and Coaster Works is definitely a unique-enough title to be worth the attention of the few fanatics that will love every minute of the design process.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's plenty to enjoy about Ducati Racing which ultimately picks up for all of the minor gripes.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's too short and unchallenging for the current asking price of $40 but, with time, it (as well as most of the DC line-up) will go down in price (and becomes an enticing secondary purchase).
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's neither horrible or stellar, but it's got enough issues with the perspective and the control to drive anyone but the most dedicated "Q*Bert" fan berserk with frustration.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you really like a more sim-like environment than you may want to check QBC 2001 out as it offers Dreamcast gamers a definite alternative to Sega's offering.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you can muscle your way through the shoddy menus and the slow movements you'll find a pool game that plays online well.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The biggest flaw with the game is it's insane difficulty. We're talking "MDK 2" like difficulty. So bad it will have you either frustrated before you can get past the first mode or so mad at the cheating AI that you'll stop playing after a few races.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    What Bang! has is a maddening challenge that'll frustrate more than amuse those that play it, as well as some of the prettiest graphics I've ever seen in this type of space shooter (much better than "Starlacer" or any of the "CW" PlayStation titles).
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The control in "Toy Story 2" lies somewhere between barely-acceptable and woefully-inadequate.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Plenty of depth if that's all you're looking for, but it's weighed down by an engine that would have been deemed outdated several years ago.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Mechner's consulting and a reasonably complex and lengthy challenge make this PC port an amusing (if flawed) middle-of-the-road "TR" clone. If you can live with its numerous flaws, give it a try.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The rock stars featured in this game might still be getting gratitude from female fans, but gamers that buy into "Psycho Circus" are getting screwed with a plain old snow job.