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#1 Kondrath

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:13

A few days ago I jumped on a deal for a used 250gb 360 slim for $142. Hasn't gotten here yet, but it was too good of a price to pass up. I did it without thinking, and now I'm realizing that it has pretty much the exact same games as my PS3 with exception to exclusive shooters, which I don't even like. I bought a 12 month Gold Card and Forza Horizon which I really want to play, but other than that, I can't find any games that make me want to keep the system.

I'm a fan of JRPGs, and pretty much the only exclusive it has is Tales of Vesperia. The other majority are also available on PS3. Besides JRPGs, I like racing, fighting, and sidescrollers/adventure like Donkey Kong and Mario. It's not looking good for this 360, is it? Haha.

If any of you have any good recommendations for 360 exclusives that aren't shooting games, I'd love to hear them so I don't have to go through the trouble of selling it.


#2 Colin McGregor

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:24

So you buy a console then go out and buy a 12 month card and game and then go on a forum lookin for reasons to keep it?? Not sure if trolling or slow.

#3 OP Kondrath

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:26

I was excited.

...Slow, in this case.

#4 nekkidtruth

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:26

So you buy a console then go out and buy a 12 month card and game and then go on a forum lookin for reasons to keep it?? Not sure if trolling or slow.


Except for the part that he says it wasn't until AFTER he bought it, he realized the titles were basically the same as his PS3. Not sure if trolling or incapable of reading (or slow?).

I would say keep it. But that's because I want one ;) Haha

#5 Colin McGregor

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:34

Except for the part that he says it wasn't until AFTER he bought it, he realized the titles were basically the same as his PS3. Not sure if trolling or incapable of reading (or slow?).

I would say keep it. But that's because I want one ;) Haha


Oh ok I forgot the ps3 and 360 are new consoles. If only they were out for 10ish years he could have known that.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:42

I would say keep it.


Me too, they make an excellent door stop :D

Honestly though, you might want to have a poke in the xbox live arcade section. Trials HD is pretty good, also beat hazard from the indie market place is nice if you have music on your xbox or home network.

But it does look like the xbox simply isn't the desired console for you. Different regional markets and games mostly with your jrpg stuff.

#7 nekkidtruth

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:43

Oh ok I forgot the ps3 and 360 are new consoles. If only they were out for 10ish years he could have known that.


What a completely ridiculous statement. You're assuming someone should know what titles are available for a console they don't even own? Lol wow....

#8 LUTZIFER

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:46

lol... well like I always say... "some people should have been a *******".

#9 OP Kondrath

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:53

Me too, they make an excellent door stop :D


:rofl:

Yeah. I'd really like to find a few good reasons (games) to keep it. I bought it without thinking because I thought it would go out of stock too quick. I never bothered to keep up with the 360's library all these years. Didn't realize both PS3 and 360 shared so many titles until afterwords.

But yeah, so far, Forza is still my only "must try" game. Maybe Tales of Vesperia. Thanks for the recommendations, though, Sagum.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:04

:rofl:

Yeah. I'd really like to find a few good reasons (games) to keep it. I bought it without thinking because I thought it would go out of stock too quick. I never bothered to keep up with the 360's library all these years. Didn't realize both PS3 and 360 shared so many titles until afterwords.

But yeah, so far, Forza is still my only "must try" game. Maybe Tales of Vesperia. Thanks for the recommendations, though, Sagum.


You can kind of 'thank' Sony for the lack of exclusive rights for games on a console. When the first xbox was released, Microsoft found it super hard to gain any ground with publishers because Sony had tied all the publishers up with exclusive rights and was one of the ways they helped stave off other consoles back in the day. People said the xbox would flop because of Sony's dominance in the console market and the original xbox kind of did flop to an extent. However, Microsoft leant pretty quickly and by the time the 360 was released, they were boasting they had signed up near all Sony's past publishers of exclusive titles. That's pretty much why we have so many cross platform titles now with little to no exclusive games. Its more about exclusive DLC now.

In saying that, I'm more of a PC gamer and while I do own an xbox I only powered it on last night to perform the system update.

The only thing right now that sets the 360 apart from the PS3 is Kinect (should look into them if you're planning on keeping it as something 'different') and lack of bluray support. But even then, PSMove for most will make up for Kinect.
Personally, if you can live without the few Microsoft published studio titles, I'd use it for a year playing some of the online games and then sell it and buy more PS3 games. :)

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:06

Man, I wish this had happened a few days ago. I just bought a new console to replace one that was failing, would have been happy to buy that off you!

#12 OP Kondrath

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:12

Personally, if you can live without the few Microsoft published studio titles, I'd use it for a year playing some of the online games and then sell it and buy more PS3 games. :)


Interesting info about the exclusives. But yeah, that sounds like an idea. Maybe I'll just keep it around for a year since I already have the Gold membership.

Man, I wish this had happened a few days ago. I just bought a new console to replace one that was failing, would have been happy to buy that off you!


Aw man. The deal started on Thursday and just ended this morning, I believe.

#13 ZakO

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:25

I'm a fan of JRPGs, and pretty much the only exclusive it has is Tales of Vesperia. The other majority are also available on PS3. Besides JRPGs, I like racing, fighting, and sidescrollers/adventure like Donkey Kong and Mario. It's not looking good for this 360, is it? Haha.

If any of you have any good recommendations for 360 exclusives that aren't shooting games, I'd love to hear them so I don't have to go through the trouble of selling it.


J-RPGs: Lost Odyssey (great), Blue Dragon (annoying characters but good gameplay), The Last Remnant (Good but has some framerate issues), Infinite Undiscovery (average), Magna Carta 2 (average)

#14 OP Kondrath

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:02

Thanks Zako. Lost Odyssey looks okay. Last Remnant is also on PC I think. I'll look into the other two.

#15 Colin McGregor

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:56

What a completely ridiculous statement. You're assuming someone should know what titles are available for a console they don't even own? Lol wow....


I'm assuming your kidding. Your logic is way too dumb. I forgot the OP doesn't have internet to look up the consoles current lineup. I also forgot you have no way of knowing what's available until AFTER you buy the console. I know your just trolling my comments cause you can't be that oblivious.