VideoGameCritic wrote:Sega has basically sucked since they left the hardware business. Remember all those fun Dreamcast games? After that nothing.
Maybe Sega thought it was going to be easy just making software, pumping out remixed versions of games like Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi. They got lazy. What new Sega properties have come out over the last 15 years?
When a company falls this far, I can only imagine it's because the people who took over really weren't gamers and really didn't really understand the product. They were probably some boring executives who just care about the bottom line.
The Atari analogy is correct. Sega really is Sega in name only.
Retro STrife wrote:
As a developer, Yakuza is the only popular new IP that Sega has started after the Dreamcast. As their one success, they are now milking that franchise to death. They’ve had a few successes as a publisher, but not personally creating any great new series.
They were bought out sometime around 2004, so that might be part of the problem too.
It the fault of merging with the pachinko company Sammy who did game publishing and developing like once distributing the popular Guilty Gear series from Arc System Works and other games although the Sammy ip games now go under Sega name for obvious reason. They did buy Atlus, but their quite separate from main Sega.