By swfcfan 19 Comments
Ok here goes.......Im a current PS2 & PS3 owner and a former owner of a SMS, SNES, PS1, N64 and a Dreamcast (Plus we have a Wii in our family livingroom).
So Im not a Sony fan boy I'm just a happy Sony customer for whom it was a natural move over from the PS2 to a PS3.
This of course means I have missed out on everything exclusive to Microsoft / The Xbox :(
Now while I admired Microsoft for trying to for a better phrase "PC-ify consoles" with the original Xbox by including things like a built in hard drive, I dont think the original Xbox ever became the "console that played PC games" that I had envisioned it would become so I do not feel like I missed out on too much there.
But then !!! ....
Came the 360. Now when it came out I was still happy with my trusty old PS2. But over the course of the last five years or so I have been really impressed with the 360 and how it has become a hardcore gaming machine rather than a PC in a box. Infact it's ironic that if anything my PS3 more closely resembles what I thought the original Xbox would become with it's " Does everything" attitude!
I also I think Microsoft was very smart to offer the Xbox in various specs (Arcade/Elite) as this made the console more accessible and also gave people the option of paying for what they actually wanted. Unlike Sony who made my buy a blueray player with my console! But I'm digressing here so to summarize the 360 has done well in sales down to both good marketing and a great games line up.
But now !!! !!!
The price of a 360 has been reduced in the UK to £160 as it is nearing the end of it's lifecycle so I'm really tempted to see what I have missed as it is almost too cheap now not to buy one! so here is what I am thinking I will get :-
(1) Xbox 360 Console 250GB (250GB Hard Drive) £159.99
Im tempted to buy the Halo Reach limited edition silver console which looks great on it's own but is £100 more and wont blend in with my TV ect due to being silver.
(2) Gears of war 3 limited edition £59.99
The Octus servise medal and COG flag look cool as frack!
(3) Halo Reach £24.99
I like Sci-fi schooters like Killzone and the game is the start of the Halo story so is good point for me to begin I guess.
(4) Fable II and Halo 3 double pack. £19.99
Fable has always been a game I think I would enjoy playing and with this double pack I would also have Halo 3 to play once I had finished Reach.
(5) Bullet Witch £4.99 (preowned)
Looks fun, its cheap and........OK .... I like sexy Goth Witches!
(6) Forza 3 £12.99
Soild and pritty looking racer that's very cheap.
That's enough to be going on with I guess :)
Im happy to read any comments or recomendations on this too!