ok i've heard some different things about this. i've heard it has alot of bugs and freezes alot, i've heard it is in no way worth it. i've heard it has horrible graphics unless played on a hi-definition tv. and i've heard it is all a big over exaggeration. so i would like to know what the members of arlong park think. you guys have never steered me wrong before. but then again you've never steered me.
Whats the real deal with xbox 360
I respect its power as a system, but waiting in line for more than 30 minutes for a system is too much for me. Honestly, I won't be any less happy whether I owni t or not.
Well, it seems like everyone wants one. I know all my friends who have played it are like, "it's the greatest system ever!"
I've only played it once in a store and I have to say, I was less than impressed. The graphics didn't look any better than what's already out there. At least the controller was decent; I absolutely hated the controller the original XBox was released with. I for one have no desire to waste my money on this thing when the new Playstation and Nintendo will both probably blow this thing out of the water.
I honestly think Microsoft just threw all the best computer components available into a box and got it on the market as soon as they could so they might gain a bigger market share of the next generation consoles. This all at the cost of things like games that look good and are fun to play of course. The sad thing is, it'll probably work.
Alot of people claim you have to play it on a HDTV to really "experience" it. Well guess what:
- I did, and still wasn't that impressed.
- Why would I want to buy a thousand dollar TV for a subpar system?
xBox 360: The concept confuses and infuriates me…
Its neither a circle nor a sphere.....I hate you Bill Gates.
I haven't played it.
I'm not about to say it's subpar.
I won't be a bitch because I can't get my hands on one.
I won't complain about the price tag.
Here's what I can say having never played one:
The graphics for the Need For Speed game look amazing. The backgrounds, particle and shading effects and onscreen polygons are astounding.
Quake 4 looked very good and smooth but didn't look much better than single-player HALO to be perfectly honest.
I love how the control is a lot smaller. It feels much better in my hands and a LOT less awkward.
The games right now do not personally impress me. But that's just me. Sports and FPS aren't my biggest things and that's what the system can boast right now.
However, the recently released pictures of Blue Dragon look BEAUTIFUL and really seem to take advantage of the system's power. With Hironobu Sakaguchi Directing, it would be hard to imagine the game being anything less than amazing and if the game has a killer app (HALO just isn't my thing) I would wait for Blue Dragon before considering laying my hands on one.
There's an honest and unbiased opinion from someone who never played one and never owned an XBox.
Like in another thread a while back, I'll say that I'm unimpressed. But, this time I actually played it, Kong anyway. Neat, but not anything worth getting to me, regardless of price or bias. The rest of the launch titles I've seen don't look like they'd interest me.
I have to agree with you, Omae, yes, the controller is alot better than the original. Still, it's basically the same thing, just set-up in the way it should have been with the first console.
i think microsoft reallly screwed up with the 360. its out way too early and doesnt have any excellent games to play on it yet.
the remade sports games from EA are actually worse on the 360 than the current generation systems like the ps2 or xbox. how is this possible? well basically, EA (and other companies also) just didnt have enough TIME to put in the stuff to make it at least as good as the current games that were out before. there are features that are MISSING in the 360 versions of the games and nothing extra has been put into them. the 360s best games arent even GREAT games, either. they are just as good as anything else, or worse. the only good thing about the xbox 360 is the interface and the online stuff it has going for it. that stuff is good. the online stuff is pretty cool cuz u can dl old games and stuff, and theres a universal ranking system for all your games so you can always compare to other players in a consistent manner. but, whats the point when u dont have anythiing worth playing, anyways? plus, u gotta get a hard drive for all the downloadable stuff and even to play your older xbox games, but it's only 20 gigs. this doesnt really seem like much, especially considering how much space u can get on external hard drives. ppl were saying that 20 gigs was pretty small compared to what it could be. but the 360 can be used as a media center, so u can watch stuff from ur PC on the TV with relative ease, n stuff.
overall, though, it's not worth it. at least not yet.. theres not much going for it. it has potential, but it may not even be worth it compared to the ps3 and nintendo revolution. so what I think yall should do is stay away from the 360 for now and hold up until everything else is released (and prices fall).
OH, actually, yeah, I gotta say I like the controller, though.
to the people who played kong on 360: is it THAT dark on non-HDTV?
i've never played the xbox360 but i don't like the games. and i'm too much waiting for the PS3 to even bother looking on any other console.
oh, and as a good nerd, i'm basically against anything from microsoft.
its out way too early and doesnt have any excellent games to play on it yet.
This seems to be a common complaint. And although I wouldn't say it's invalid, I thought I addressed this, launch games rarely define a system and if they did, we'd be in a lot of trouble.
I can remember only three systems had FANTASTIC launch titles and those are NES, SNES and 64. Mario, Mario World and Mario 64 were amazing titles and used the systems to the best of their ability. Every other system's batch or launch game that I can recall was either rushed or a shaded attempt to make something appealing that wasn't and did not use the system's ability to it's fullest extent. Granted developers need time to come up with creative ways to use the power provided (ie. see how RE2 fit onto a N64 cart or how RE4 made it to PS2) but launch titles in recent memory for all systems have been abyssmal in my opinion. When I think PS2, I don't think Midnight Club or Time-Splitters. When I think Cube I don't think Luigi's Mansion. When I think PS I don't think Toshinden (God do I not think Toshinden).
Like I said, the 360 doesn't, (for my taste of games), have anything appealing right now.
That's not to say it won't. If you have the cash burning a hole in your pocket, I'd say go ahead and get it ESPECIALLY if you're a Sakaguchi and Toriyama fan since Mist Walker seems to have cast its lot to 360. I personally wouldn't buy one yet but it will be very tempting when some of the later heavy-hitting RPG's hit. And with those two making an RPG, despite it's piss-poor debut in Japan, it would be difficult to imagine the system failing to produce.
To me, the consoles fell back on their predecessors when they had a sucky launch. They don't change much, like how those three Nintendo consoles had great Mario titles. Tekken Tag was cool, though it wasn't worth the basically $400 it'd cost. But I remembered Sony because of all the awesome shit I played on PS1. Xbox….I found maybe a handful of titles that I liked on it. 360 has a lot of potential, but the way MS was with the original...
The only wild card I remember was Sega. Genesis and Saturn had a few good games, but the first week of Dreamcast blew everything away to me.
It's a cardinal rule of a launching of a video game console: Most of the games suck or is average with a few potential gems. The stuff that's out right now for the 360 that looks interesting to me is Condemened, and Call of Duty 2, with Elder Scrolls IV, Dead or Alive 4, Auto Assault showing promise when they (eventually) come out in the future.
Yes, there are some problems with a few of the 360s, but I daresay that there were more problems with the early Playstation 2s when they came out.
A big mistake for Mircrosoft was to have major shortage problems in America, saving alot of consoles for Japan. Great idea to appeal to the consumers who didn't buy the prior console in droves but horrible execution when the country that made it a big hit in the first place have troubles getting a 360.
Still sticking with my plan to wait until next year to get one.