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    Default Next Gen not impressed with 360

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    Anyway. You see the most basic problem. Out of eighteen games, eight are maybe worth paying attention to; six of those actually have something to do with the system itself; two or three are actually original in some sense, and none of them actually provide any demonstration for what the system has to offer over current hardware, OR EVEN HARDWARE FROM TWO GENERATIONS AGO, aside from how pretty everything looks. -from next gen.com
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    By most accounts Project Gotham is really amazing to look at, and plays exactly like the earlier games, which themselves were basically just enhancements on Metropolis Street Racer for the Dreamcast.-next gen.com
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    Well I say give it time. Look at the ps2 launch games, and look at where they are now. Theres plenty of time to improve, however I must say that many of these games do ALMOST look like they are from the current generation. Im buying the system for exclusives though, if it werent for elder scrolls 4 being in the 360 I probably wouldent be interested in it much.

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    I have to admit that my interest in actually buying a 360 has diminished faster than my love life in the last year

    Ive decided to stay with my still new slim model PS2 and ever present DC for the long run since 90% of the mutliplatform games that will be released on the 360 will be released on the PS2 in one form or another anyway and Im sure some of the so-called "exclusives" like Ridge Racer 6 will be there for the PS3 launch also.

    MAYBE Oblivion and a REAL TIGER WOODS UPDATE might change my mind but its highly doubtful.

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    Moved. Xbox 360 posts go in the Modern Gaming forum, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sabre2922
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    Anyway. You see the most basic problem. Out of eighteen games, eight are maybe worth paying attention to; six of those actually have something to do with the system itself; two or three are actually original in some sense, and none of them actually provide any demonstration for what the system has to offer over current hardware, OR EVEN HARDWARE FROM TWO GENERATIONS AGO, aside from how pretty everything looks. -from next gen.com

    Ouch, pretty brutal words about the X360. But to be honest, this is just the start of things. You really can't judge a console on it's launch games alone. The PS2 is a perfect example of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Yashiro
    Moved. Xbox 360 posts go in the Modern Gaming forum, dude.
    yeah hah old habit of posting on the classics forum I havent broke yet.

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    I tried out the system at the local gamestore and i've not been impressed one bit. The games look like they could have been done on an xbox utilising its full potential.
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    As many have noted, this is fairly typical talk for a new console, at least as far as the games go. I can't remember anyone being totally blown away at launch time with any console.

    However, I am noticing more dissatisfaction with the actual content of the games. Here's hoping we've reached a point with graphics where high quality is a given and people will start focusing on new and original game ideas again.

    (I'm not holding my breath.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Wrong
    I can't remember anyone being totally blown away at launch time with any console.
    Soul Calibur.

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    [quote="Captain Wrong"]I can't remember anyone being totally blown away at launch time with any console.
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    I dont know about anyone else, wen I first saw N64 in the stores I was totally away. I mean a 3-D Mario was so cool. But, you gotta remember I grew up on Atari and Nes, I didnt play much Snes when it was current.

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    "the system has nothing offer over current hardware, aside from how pretty everything looks". -from next gen.com
    Isn't that true since the 80s? NES was Atari but replaced black backgrounds with detailed pictures. SNES was NES with more colors - think Mario Allstars. N64 = SNES w/SuperFX 3D but better. And so on. Same old games but prettier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anagrama
    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Wrong
    I can't remember anyone being totally blown away at launch time with any console.
    Soul Calibur.
    I second that. Also, Dynasty Warriors 2 was the sole reason I purchased a PS2 on launch day.
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    Well....the first game that I ever saw running on an N64 was Super Mario 64, which blew me away because it was heads and tails above anything that preceded it. (The first game that I bought was Diddy Kong Racing and I was blown away by the "coldness" of the snow worlds!)

    The first game that I saw on the Dreamcast was Soul Calibur, which likewise blew me away for the same reasons. It was far superior than anything that preceded it.

    You shouldn't expect to be blown away to the same degree when you see the Xbox 360. We've seen close to this level for several years now. The 360 games do look super detailed though and there is a difference, but not as big a one....yet. Give it a few years and you'll crap your pants.

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    I was blown away by Amiga's 16-bit graphics. Not impressed by PS1. Nor N64. Watching my nephews play - they looked bored.

    Final Fantasy 10 was amazing. And so are the human characters in X360 games. But good graphics don't make a good game. X360's games are nothing I enjoy. I don't like sports or FPSes.

    That's why it's unimpressive.
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    yea this is really harsh review, and early to boot. i mean this is along the same lines of reviewing a show on its pilot episode. before they get a chance to get their footing they have the floor ripped out from under them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anagrama
    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Wrong
    I can't remember anyone being totally blown away at launch time with any console.
    Soul Calibur.
    I knew someone was going to say that.

    I was talking about an entire launch, not just one game. IIRC, the rest of the DC launch was pretty much panned.

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    OMG the early released games arent that impressive OMG, danger danger will robbinson.

    Give me a break. The system is brand new of course the games aren't going to be that amazing. Look at some of the early PS2 games. Pop-up and fill in all over the place. (Summoner is a prime example) Its amazing when reviews show the extreme distaste for Microsoft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s1lence
    OMG the early released games arent that impressive OMG, danger danger will robbinson.

    Give me a break. The system is brand new of course the games aren't going to be that amazing. Look at some of the early PS2 games. Pop-up and fill in all over the place. (Summoner is a prime example) Its amazing when reviews show the extreme distaste for Microsoft.
    True it's early but c'mon, show the gaming world something at launch that makes people want to open their wallets and join the "next gen" aside from the "EKSBAWKZ TREE-SIDDY is TEH KEWL" factor.

    But that could be just me being jaded. Pretty much after the Dreamcast everything else that launched just seemed average. I didn't get my Xbox until almost a year later (and used) and I did't get my Cube until a couple months after Wind Waker came out (also used).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Wrong
    Quote Originally Posted by anagrama
    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Wrong
    I can't remember anyone being totally blown away at launch time with any console.
    Soul Calibur.
    I knew someone was going to say that.

    I was talking about an entire launch, not just one game. IIRC, the rest of the DC launch was pretty much panned.
    NFL2K was pretty impressive at that time, as was Hydro Thunder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Wrong
    As many have noted, this is fairly typical talk for a new console, at least as far as the games go. I can't remember anyone being totally blown away at launch time with any console.
    Wasn't Halo a launch title? That of course was an amazing release at launch. Overall, I thought the Xbox had a pretty good release - Halo, PGR, DOA3, Oddworld, and Amped to name a few.

    As far as being blown away, Call of Duty 2 is simply beautiful and has amazing gameplay, as is Kameo. The AI in COD2 is tough, and very adaptive. I know COD2 is available on the PC, but the only console its is available on is the 360. The other COD2 game, Big Red One, is a different game altogether.

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