Now before I get attacked by Xbox fans and PS3 fans come in for the attack, this is my serious look at the 360 exclusives and whether the 360 has really set itself apart as a console a gamer must have. I already did the PS3 and generated a little heat over it, so I went quickly to this to balance it out. Also keep in mind, I have a 360 and have about 80 odd games for it.
Having had my 360 for quite a while now, I was thinking about what sets it apart from the PS3. Most of the games available are available on both consoles, so unless one or the other (or both) have enough great (a personal perspective) games not available anywhere else, then one could easily survive on a single console, rather than both (I could never be satisfied with one).
When I am looking around for games to add to my collection, I really find it difficult to get excited about the 360 library - I bought it originally for the JRPG out at that time and things are different now. I might add that the PS3 is my choice of console for multiplatform games, unless there is a decent price difference. It is also my choice for games that require the 360 to go with multiple discs, such as Final Fantasy XIII. In respect to the exclusives, I really struggle to get interested in much that Microsoft has exclusive rights to. Consequently I thought I would list those games that I wouldn't want to miss out on this generation by not having a 360:
- Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts
- Blue Dragon
- Lost Odyssey
- Project Gotham Racing
- Viva Pinata
That's it. Not exactly a plethora of titles is it? Hardly worth owning a 360 for in my case (I have Gears of War and Halo and I don't like them). Yet I wouldn't want to have missed out on the 7 of those I have and thoroughly enjoyed. Mind you, obviously some of those have multiple titles available, but any of the 3 Forzas would do the job in all honesty. So I throw the question open in the form of:
Can you name 10 exclusive 360 titles worth owning the 360 for?
Be honest, just go for the games you just have to play, not the ones you kind of like. This isn't about which is a better console based on games either, it is just about the 360 and you and its exclusives.