Convince me, Anonymous (8)

1 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-20 15:16 ID:+nWWFDCn

Hello Anonymous - I'm assuming some of you have an XBOX360. I already have a Wii (although my friends inconcievably don't seem to like it as much as me), and so far the PS3 hasn't interested me enough to want it yet, or for some time. I mostly try and stick to my older games, most of which I still have to wrap up. I guess I'm kind of old-hat that way. Anyway, I've never owned an XBOX before, but the 360 has begun to pique my interests, but sadly I know very little about the system or it's games. I'm a fan of RPG's, although lately become slightly dissolusioned at the trend of flashy, 190 hour rpg's that i just. I also like RTS games, and FPS games, though I've never really played any FPS co-op. I remember trying Halo at a friends', and while I didn't really like the controls too much, I did have a ton of fun just playing around, throwing sticky grenades at each other.

Anyway, all of that aside, I was wondering what about a 360 i should consider when I think about buying one? any what are the merits of the different "editions"? will I lose out if I have an older "entertainment centre" without a lot of bells and wistles? Basically, I would like Anonymous to "Sell me" on the 360. Will i get enough out of it if I'm not too keen on some of the mostly action oriented games I've seen? Are their games as varied as the PS2's? thanks for the help!

2 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-20 21:24 ID:W5gO3Kug

don't feel like it

3 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-20 21:54 ID:fOyfeRk5

What you should consider most is the reported 10-33% red ring of death failure rates. A lot of people who do get that problem tend to get it multiple times, spending weeks on shipping it back and forth for repairs. Microsoft isn't too forthcoming on information, so it's impossible to know for example, if certain groups of serial numbers are less risk than others. MS has at least extended the warranty on red rings to 3 years. The safest bet is probably to wait until they introduce the smaller die chips. Those will generate less heat and hopefully reduce hardware failures.

The bulk of its catalog is FPS, sports, and driving games. There are a few RPGs like Blue Dragon and that other one based on Chopin's music. The most of the variety outside those genres is in the Live Arcade. You'll need a model with a hard drive to make storing the downloadable titles practical. There's many quirky, offbeat, small games as well as adaptations of arcade classics with high-res sprites. The art style of those adaptations can be very love-it-or-hate-it. Personally, I don't care for most of the redone sprites myself.

Finally, you have to keep in mind that playing multiplayer games over the internet requires a Gold account, which costs money. Coming from the PC side, paying for multiplayer is anathema to me, all the more so when the companies don't even host dedicated game servers.

4 Name: Temmuh : 2007-07-20 21:56 ID:iqBK8512

I really don't think the Xbox 360 is worth buying. It has its selling points, and quite a few good games, but the system itself is its own downfall. Everyone I know that owns one, including myself, has had the three rings of death, and it simply won't start. There are plenty of other problems too. If you are considering getting one, at least wait until the Xbox 360 Elite comes out, and wait for some reviews.

5 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-21 03:32 ID:LsQOiG0M

hmm, your reviews have swayed me, I think I'll stick with my delicious, delicious Wii for now. I agree i'm none too keen to have to PAY to play games in multiplayer, when i have a perfectly good pc right here. also, i didn't know there weren't any dedicated servers. food for thought. I guess I liked the PS2 for it's vast, VAST collection of rpg and rpg-like games, and their few niche games, and general nice spread of everything else. so far I havn't seen any games for any system that really has anything to offer. I guess I'll just wait for after the christmas season to see what devellops.

6 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-21 17:33 ID:GeT1HNR5

Yeah, ps3 is already starting to have some of the titles. People are forgetting that the games are what makes a console, ps3 will prevail.

7 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-24 00:10 ID:Heaven

People know that the games are what make a console, and that the PS3 has hardly any.

8 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2007-07-24 07:23 ID:9g9YVSZ4

Bah, upgrade your PC instead of getting a 360.

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