My birthday isn’t until Saturday, but my boyfriend surprised me early with a gift: Seaman! It’s a Sega Dreamcast game that I saw a review of in recent months, and it struck a bit of a chord with me in its pure uniqueness. You birth and raise an angry, salty fish and see him through various evolutionary phases. What makes this game interesting and special is that the game comes with a microphone, and you can converse regularly with Seaman. That’s right: converse – he answers back! I think he collects very personal information about you and gets to know you a bit, so it’s a little strange to form a sort of friendship with an animated character. Back when the Dreamcast had internet capabilities, I would’ve been nervous to share personal information with a game like that, but with most of those servers unavailable and unserviced these days, I think it might be a lot of fun. Here is a shot of the game: it came in its box with the microphone and a sealed jewel case!
This is the first time I’ve cracked the seal on a game this old knowing full well what it does to the value of the package. I know some people probably just fainted since I unsealed a sealed copy of a game, but I’m a fan of the authentic experience. And, it’s not like I’m going to need the value of the sealed case because I’m not planning to resell, ever!
Either way, it’s a happy birthday to me! Thanks for reading!