Shenmue - Amazing visuals and atmosphere, superb gameplay and insane attention to detail.
Soul Calibur - Best. Fighting. Game. Ever. (If we discount Virtua Fighter 4 Evo and Soul Calibur 2;)
Shenmue 2 - Amazing, second only to shenmue 1. Some jaw dropping scenes…
Skies Of Arcadia - One of the best console style RPGs ever.
Resident Evil: Code Veronica - Amazing graphics and atmosphere, it restored my faith to the resident evil series.
Rez - A work of art
Ikaruga - One of the best shooters ever
Metropolis Street Racer - Grat controls, great graphics, great fun
Fur Fighters - DC’s own little “Goldeneye” in my opinion… the multiplayer is just amazing!
Virtua Tennis 2k2 - Very addictive, superb fun with friends. Great graphics too!
Phantasy Star Online - Addictive online and a first for console gaming
Ferrari 355 Challenge - Maximum realism, sweet car, sweet graphics
Quake 3 Arena - Trully spectacular conversion with most of the gameplay intact. The DC’s controller and the setup of the buttons just made it feel almost as natural as the pc version.
I’ll reply again if I think of more titles…
Added: Yes there’s areas in Shenmue 2 where the game slowsdown but not to a halt, I’d say to halfspeed. What I like is that even tho fps gets low, instead of making the movement all choppy, the game actually slowsdown and still shows all frames, I find that less annoying than choppy fullspeed movement.
I prefer the Dreamcast version of Shenmue 2 over the X-box one because the spoken dialogues are all in Japanese and give it more atmosphere where in my opinion it lacks it in other aspects compared to the original Shenmue.
I hear controls in the X-box version are worse as well, oversensitive I think is what I read in most places… On Dreamcast it’s same as 1 except with a more refined battle system. Plus you can load your Shenmue 1 savegames And where it looks like a very impressive title for the DC, on X-box it might seem a bit lacking… Imo the game belongs on the DC no matter how you look at it.
Edit: Just added a short “why” I chose the games…