Finally Getting a 360

#1 Posted by Faltru (112 posts) -

After only having a Wii and PS3 for all of this console generation, a friend is gifting me a 360 in January. I really don't know what games to get for it so I was hoping you guys could give me some suggestions. I'm really only looking for 360 exclusives (including games that were eventually released on PC such as Viva Piñata). I honestly don't know where to start, and I don't know if its worth getting into franchises like Halo or Gears of War this late in the game. So far I've only really thought of Alan Wake and Viva Piñata. Any suggestions?

#2 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

No you should definitely check out the Gears of War and Halo games, they are worth getting into.

#3 Posted by xyzygy (9949 posts) -

I see your avatar is FFVIII, so definitely get the two Mistwalker RPGs, Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey. Lost Odyssey is by far the best RPG this generation (I've heard things about Xenoblade Chronicles, but haven't played... yet), and Blue Dragon has a really light, old school feel to it. Both games are fantastic.  
 
Alan Wake is a no brainer. Best Game of 2010 for me. Mass Effect 1 is outstanding too, make sure to pick that up.  
 
There are the obvious shooters like Gears and Halo, I haven't touched much of Gears but Halo Reach is fantastic.

#4 Posted by tobygw (580 posts) -

Alan Wake is pretty good, but the amount of combat you're forced to do in the last third is brutal.

#5 Posted by shootermcclay (219 posts) -

I recently got a 360 as well. I played through Halo 3, and it was painful. I don't recommend it. I played through the first act of Gears of War and could not force myself to continue. I absolutely loved Bully: Scholarship Edition, Left 4 Dead, and Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. I also have Deadly Premonition, still waiting to be played.

#6 Posted by Rebel_Scum (686 posts) -

You're too late to the party man. Tell your mate to give you money for the next gen. Thats a better investment.

#7 Posted by Faltru (112 posts) -

@Rebel_Scum said:

You're too late to the party man. Tell your mate to give you money for the next gen. Thats a better investment.

He got this 360 for free when buying a new PC and he already has one of his own, so hes passing it on to me.

@Unknown_Pleasures said:

No you should definitely check out the Gears of War and Halo games, they are worth getting into.

Yeah I probably will, at least the more recent games.

@xyzygy said:

I see your avatar is FFVIII, so definitely get the two Mistwalker RPGs, Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey. Lost Odyssey is by far the best RPG this generation (I've heard things about Xenoblade Chronicles, but haven't played... yet), and Blue Dragon has a really light, old school feel to it. Both games are fantastic. Alan Wake is a no brainer. Best Game of 2010 for me. Mass Effect 1 is outstanding too, make sure to pick that up. There are the obvious shooters like Gears and Halo, I haven't touched much of Gears but Halo Reach is fantastic.

Good call, I hadn't thought about RPGs. I'll definitely check out Lost Odyssey.

#8 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -

I dunno....the xbox is a third party powerhouse mostly.

#9 Posted by MetalBaofu (1374 posts) -

I'm gonna try and mention ones not already listed.

The Fable games...I don't love them, but they are alright.

Forza and/or Project Gotham Racing if you care about racing at all.

Only other thing I can think of at the moment are some XBLA games. Shadow Complex, Geometry Wars, Trials HD, Splosion Man, Trenched(Iron Brigade), ilomilo, etc.

#10 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

XBox Live Arcade.

Wave goodbye to your money.

#11 Posted by ez123 (1956 posts) -

PGR 4, Crackdown, and Nuts & Bolts are awesome and probably dirt cheap at this point.

#12 Posted by DylanGW (130 posts) -

@Faltru:

Halo, Gears, Forza, Dead or Alive 4, Crackdown, Viva Pinata, Banjoe Nuts and Bolts, Lost Odyssey & Alan Wake.

That's all of them really. There's some really great stuff on XBLA though, like Rez HD, Ikaruga, Splosin' Man to name a few.

#13 Posted by drift_tuned (17 posts) -

You should def. look into Gears of War series as well as Forza series. Also Bioshock, Mass Effect, Crackdown, Fable series, PGR4.

#14 Posted by Vexxan (4618 posts) -

Buy a gazillion Microsoft points and go nuts on the XBLA games. They're the best thing about the 360!

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