@orange_pork: Based on recent events (aka the servers not working on launch week for pretty much any game released this Fall) I would suggest taking the week off six months after the game is released when the game is actually working.
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Nothing I could think to add to this list. I know Bayonetta has been said by almost everyone, but I have to agree that it is the best game you can play on an Xbox 360 that you can't play on a PC. If Vanquish isn't on PC that is probably a good choice as well. Outside of Gears and Halo, though, I can't say my list of recommended 360 exclusives is very long. One of my favorite indie series that I feel like I enjoyed more than anyone else on the planet is the Dishwasher series. You play as a dishwasher (as in a person who washes dishes at a restaurant not an electronic dishwasher) who become this crazy ninja warrior. It's a 2D sidescrolling game but has super deep and fun combat.
Sonic CD was the last one I enjoyed and I would argue it was the best Sonic overall. I like how you just ignored the existence of Sonic 3D Blast. I wish I could forget my time spent playing it as it was probably the worst game I have ever played.
I get the argument that RAM is pretty cheap so it's not like this is some ridiculous thing to ask of gamers, but it really makes me wonder what the heck they plan to do with that much RAM. Mind you with their recommended graphics cards you'll also have between 3 and 6 GB of graphics RAM to work with. Lot's of graphics RAM makes sense. Texture sizes are getting pretty massive these days. But I'm just trying to imagine what the hell a game could be doing with that much DDR3 RAM. They are also recommending a rather high end CPU as well, though, so I have to imagine they are running some sort of crazy processes. Being a Techland joint, though, I suspect that the game will in no way justify these specs.
@belegorm: Do you count playing the iOS version for 10 minutes when Capcom gave it away for free as playing Street Fighter IV? (I wouldn't if I were you). If not then you are correct in guessing I have never played Street Fighter IV. I really suck at fighting games and the thing with that genre is that playing against the AI is only fun for a very limited amount of time. After that the question is just how much fun I can eek out of getting pummeled over and over by people far better at the game than I am. So I'm sure that it's a great game but I just am not the right person to judge it.
@jaycrockett: I'm seriously considering getting a Wii U and if I do I'll be sure to get the Galaxy games along with the Wii U titles I want. My problem with the Wii was that I'm not a huge Zelda fan, and the only Metroid game on the system was far from the atmospheric adventure I would have wanted. So really as far a bigger "AAA" games went, the Mario Galaxy games were really all I was interested in. Mind you I love 2D platformers so I would have gotten Donkey Kong Country and the Kirby games as well but we're talking about four or five games which Nintendo never drops the price on. I just couldn't justify it. But Nintendo's stuff this generation, in addition to their Platinum Games exclusives are really pushing me in the direction of a Wii U, especially with the current state of the Xbox One and PS4.
@notnert427: Well I can say that I have at least played 2 of those games. And that of those two one I despise and the other I really love. Whether it makes it on my top twenty you'll just have to wait and see.
@citizencoffeecake: Ninja Gaiden Sigma I count as an HD port so it won't be on the list, but Ninja Gaiden Black would probably top my list of best Xbox games. Of the other two, I'll say at least one of them is in my top 10. I also debated putting DMC on this list but decided against it. Same with God of War 3.
@kaos_cracker: I will. I'm saving up for a new computer and/or console. I felt like playing Last Light on a PS3 or 360 wouldn't do it justice and my PC is nowhere near powerful enough to handle Last Light.
Well this is a multiplayer only game right? And considering how messed up the servers have been for several recent major releases I would honestly not put any faith in a review that didn't spent at least several days with servers at full capacity anyways. I get the desire for launch day or earlier reviews, but I'd prefer an accurate review a week later over an inaccurate review a week early.