The-Amazing-Mr_V is spot on!
I mean, nobody is twisting anybody else's arm here to make them buy these ports. Don't like it? Fine everybody is entitled to an opinion, but I must admit I see constant wining about it on these forums every time a new post is made about Josh Prod products. I will be honest here, I don't know the guy nor have bought any of his ports, but constant bitching about it gets old fast.
It would be more productive if we all made a concerted effort to bring to his attention games like Little Ninja, Hypertension, or In the Line of Fire, If Phenom is even interested in working on the game again at this point? All of which are VERY great titles stuck in deep development hell in some cases for close to a decade.
I think the guy is doing his best in trying to bring us varied experiences to the Dreamcast where it is possible. Like mentioned before, the reason he focuses on ports is most likely down to a few things.
Firstly the games are already finished, so the only work to do is porting and optimizing for Dreamcast. Secondly not a whole hell of a lot of developers really actively working on Dreamcast in this day and age. Sure it feels like a lot more are than in the past, and it is still growing, but not by a whole bunch as far as new exclusive games are concerned.
Sure it may be a port, built on Dreamcast it is a new game. I can't possibly be everywhere at all times playing all original versions of these games. Just because something exists on another platform as well should be null and void. It is neither here nor there. Big deal. It is a game new to the Dreamcast.
Nothing personal against anybody who holds opinions different to mine own or others here for that matter. I am just expressing myself in the same ways everybody else can here on the subject. But just trying to say that constant griping about it will change nothing. We are better than that, we can come together to get new exclusive products exposure at the very least. That to me is far more productive than constantly complaining. I will even do my part to help bring them to the publishers attention if others here will join me?
I will start by posting links to all the projects I mentioned or places where the developers can be contacted. I am just as passionate about getting new exclusive games published as you guys are.
Yuan works Little Ninja Patreon updated 2017: https://www.patreon.com/yuanworks
TDG mods Hypertension updated June 2018: https://tdgmods.blogspot.com/
In the Line of Fire by PH3NOM failed Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/62 ... ne-of-fire
His profile: http://dcemulation.org/phpBB/memberlist ... e4025f9c57
I know he left the community and hasn't logged into his account on there since September 2017, but I fully believe he could eventually come back to this project with coaxing from Josh Prod and the community showing our support.
I know most of us long time members here already know about these projects, but dammit it is worth a try getting them published or partially funded. I know Hypertension was going to be published by Goat Store, but not heard about that deal with them for years.
If you guys know of other projects stuck in development hell for Dreamcast please post them here as well.
P.S. Sorry for the long rant lol. Guess I am passionate about new games coming to Dreamcast as well.