Now that people are coming in here and listing off so many of their favorite games, it really shows that the Xbox could hold it's own. Sure it didn't have the vast library of the PS2 (with which comes a lot of shovelware and forgettable games), but it still had some greats.
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Know what they need to play on UPF sometime? Mothereffin' Deathrow. So underrated. That game was fun as hell.
I won't partake in the whole "classic system" debate, but I certainly agree that the Xbox is underappreciated. The PS2 simply eclipsed it in the game department. But like other have said, there were some gems! Fable, Halo, MechAssault, Splinter Cell, Riddick, Mercenaries, KotOR, Ninja Gaiden, Burnout, etc. Yeah, some of those were on PS2, but damn if they didn't look great on Xbox...
Maybe I'm crazy, but one of my biggest gaming regrets is not dropping the cash on Steel Battalion...
Agreed on two areas: Deathrow was fucking amazing (it remains the best sports video game I've ever played) and Steel Battalion was something I should have taken more seriously. Man, to be able to play that game...
I really loved the Xbox. I felt it had a really nice mix of games. My only complaint was that there weren't many JRPGs on it, but it had western RPGs to round them out.
Otogi, Otogi 2, Phantom Dust, Forza, Gunvalkyrie, Jet Set Radio Future, Halo 1 and 2, Munch's Oddysee, KOTOR, KOTOR 2, Morrowind, Jade Empire, Splinter Cell, Fable, Project Gotham, Deathrow, Ninja Gaiden, Dead or Alive 3, Amped... such great memories on that system.
@vinny_says: Wow. The difference between the Xbox and PS2 Splinter Cell is like it's an entirely different game. Looks like absolute garbage on the PS2...
@fordroog: Haven't played Beyond Two Souls but honestly I have heard nothing but negative things about. Add that to the fact that it's a David cage game and it's something I don't see myself playing, ever haha.
@mintyice: That was going to be my answer too. Skyrim was still a good game (though with a ton of faults and IMO a huge step back from the previous entries), but HR beat it out for me because I thought it was just pure garbage.
@alexw00d: Yeah, Fez was definitely a game people cared about when it came out.
I haven't played Awakening yet, can someone explain why there is a male and female option for him/her?
This game was the coolest thing I saw at E3. I'm not even sure if it was announced before then but man, as soon as I saw it at the MS conference I knew it would be a day one buy for me. What a great looking game, glad to hear they're spending a lot of time on it.
I still sort of find it hard to believe that they can pull of a full game with this level of quality of graphics ... it would be awesome to be proven wrong though. Do we know anything about the developers?
How so? The backgrounds are pretty static and just look to use a few layers for the depth. Just look at Rayman Origins/Legends. They made full games out of that. All they really have to do is nail that old 1930's style.
Sure it looks great but we literally have no idea how it will play or even what kind of game it is. I don't get the love surrounding this game, it seems really premature to place so much on this when we know nothing about it. The amount of questions in your OP proves this.