Microsoft Game Room - Initial Impressions

Yesterday I tried out Microsoft Game Room. I fooled around in my arcade, decorated a few rooms, and then I went straight into demoing about a third of the games offered. Out of all the games I tried, I only found one that I would spend my space bucks on, and that game was Crystal Castles. I really enjoyed how fast the game was without being completely incomprehensible or utterly cheap. I actually felt like I was playing a game and using skills, not just desperately trying not to die within five seconds of the beginning of the level.
 I will try out the other games over the course of the next few weeks. My hope is that they expand their offerings to include games that I remember from my childhood. I would be most excited if they added Commodore 64 games, but I don't know how realistic that hope is. Either way, the idea is promising, but the games are not intriguing enough right now to make me shell out my MS Points.

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Posted by JadeGL

Yesterday I tried out Microsoft Game Room. I fooled around in my arcade, decorated a few rooms, and then I went straight into demoing about a third of the games offered. Out of all the games I tried, I only found one that I would spend my space bucks on, and that game was Crystal Castles. I really enjoyed how fast the game was without being completely incomprehensible or utterly cheap. I actually felt like I was playing a game and using skills, not just desperately trying not to die within five seconds of the beginning of the level.
 I will try out the other games over the course of the next few weeks. My hope is that they expand their offerings to include games that I remember from my childhood. I would be most excited if they added Commodore 64 games, but I don't know how realistic that hope is. Either way, the idea is promising, but the games are not intriguing enough right now to make me shell out my MS Points.