Plays with kids toys, in the adult gaming world
98-2000 a shitshow ? What do you mean ? Any example ?
I wasn't a fan of the the vast majority of the sega games released during that time
it was also a dramatic drop in quality compared to 1985-1994
They also had a ton of technical issues (buggy) which has been overshadowed by the younger generations dreamcast nostalgia
Sonic Adventure is my Sonic 06' Sega shined so brightly during the DC days because they were crashing and burning out economically, creatively (not supporting 2d games in the west, crappy 3d titles with good ideas that later generations built upon but were poorly done at the time) and even ethically (look up how they would actually hold employees hostage)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segagaga one of the final high points touches on how shitty everything was