Does anyone here like the x box?

Discussion in 'General' started by Drunken_Master, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. Drunken_Master

    Drunken_Master Well-Known Member

    what in the blue hell has mircosoft proved? Zip. Its is oversized the mass of two snes its made by mircosoft no decent games overpriced. Can someone tell me what the apeal of the x box?

    'Hah whats next attack of the drunken cats' Wong Fei Hong from Drunken Master
     
  2. Yamcha

    Yamcha Well-Known Member

    All I need to know is Jet Set Radio Future. Just this one game is enough to make me get an Xbox. Of course DoA3 and Silent Hill 2 Director's Cut among others don't hurt either.
     
  3. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    It's too early to say. The PS2 was described as the best thing since slice bread and thats still got nothing great out yet (FFX doesn't count because it isn't in the UK yet).

    Of course Microsoft will tell you anything to sell the thing but it's best to wait and see. The more I play VF4 the less interested I am in DOA3. Though, the fact that Panzer Dragoon will eventually grace the system will cause me to buy it then.

    To be blunt all the polygons in the universe cannot make a good console. It's down to the software houses. with the exception of Sega, Konami and *Cough* Temco Japan are very sceptical of the system. So apart from US PC ports Xbox could not do so well getting further suport from the main players.

    You could argue that with Sega, you don't need anyone else on the system. But the chances are that Sega with its new pollicy will go multi platform where is believes it will get away with it. Take Konami, Silent Hill will be multi platform. PS2 is far too big a market to pass up for developers. Sony have rewriten the book on game warfare. Xbox will have an amazingly hard time of beating Sony's record regardless of Xbox's spec. The Playstaion brand is well established with droves of fickle teens at it's comand. The developers will go where the money is. Nintendo will take care of itself.

    Don't believe the hype.

    Adio.
     
  4. Robyrt

    Robyrt Well-Known Member

    Over here in the US there's a LOT of hype about Halo (and Munch's Oddysee to a lesser extent). DOA3 also looks promising, but Microsoft is going to have problems going up against Sony.
     
  5. feixaq

    feixaq Well-Known Member

    Was interested in Halo some 2 years ago. Now it doesn't look so hot, plus it's going to be X-Box only?! Low resolution, default controls are for a control pad rather than mouse/keyboard... heh. I'll wait for Unreal Warfare for the PC.

    If the X-Box offers VF4 (maybe an upgraded version, "TB" or something, since Sony has an exclusivity window), I'll buy it... otherwise I'll buy VF4, two arcade sticks and the PS2 all at the same time whenever it comes out.

    P.S. After reading Itagaki's interview, I am planning to avoid DoA3 like the plague.

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  6. Shadowdean

    Shadowdean Well-Known Member

    OK, lets put aside our personal hatred (I will try..I dislike MS) and be realistic, which system would we want shenmue 3 on - Xbox. WHich would we like VF4 on - xbox. What is the best looking fighting game to date - DOA3. What has the most raw power - Xbox. Really, no home system holds a candle to this system.

    "Victory can be anticipated, but not assured" Sun-Tzu
     
  7. Hayai_JiJi

    Hayai_JiJi Well-Known Member

    I would rather have Shenmue 3 on the Gamecube. I think VF4 is on the sytem it should be on. I think the PS2 gives it the best shot for popularity. I also dont think the home version should look better than the arcade game it takes too much from the arcade scene.

    Under the surface of the most jaded cynic lies a dissappointed idealist- George Carlin
     
  8. Shadowdean

    Shadowdean Well-Known Member

    "I also dont think the home version should look better than the arcade game it takes too much from the arcade scene."
    Excuse me - I complete disagree. WHy the hell is TEkken tag so popular in arcades still?
    Gamecube? Why? Name one thing that has failed from microsoft?

    "Victory can be anticipated, but not assured" Sun-Tzu
     
  9. Hayai_JiJi

    Hayai_JiJi Well-Known Member

    Tekken Tag is popular comparitively to other arcade games it does not touch the home consoles popularity but I have seen a tremendous drop-off in arcade the games popularity since the home version's release.

    Even though Microsoft has never really screwed up a product launch. Those were not dealing with videogames Nintendo just has a better track record in this area.

    P.S. Nice sentence structure.

    Under the surface of the most jaded cynic lies a dissappointed idealist- George Carlin
     
  10. Guest

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    heh the x box may be more powerfull in theory but everyone who has seen the gamecube says it has better graphics
     
  11. Drunken_Master

    Drunken_Master Well-Known Member

    heh sony had a crappy conosle launch and still they went to break records with there sells breaking all records. I ask you is this fair?

    'Hah whats next attack of the drunken cats' Wong Fei Hong from Drunken Master
     
  12. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    Only time will tell.

    Adio.
     
  13. Shadowdean

    Shadowdean Well-Known Member

    WHAT?????????? Code veronica and the star wars game is the ONLY thing graphically that can come close to xbox....good lord don't make me start to defend MS more...

    "Victory can be anticipated, but not assured" Sun-Tzu
     
  14. Drunken_Master

    Drunken_Master Well-Known Member

    what about all these choppy frame rates i have been hearing about?

    'Hah whats next attack of the drunken cats' Wong Fei Hong from Drunken Master
     
  15. Shadowdean

    Shadowdean Well-Known Member

    What? Could you site some sources...I've not heard of anything under 30 fps, in fact, I believe EVERY game is at 60 fps.

    "Victory can be anticipated, but not assured" Sun-Tzu
     
  16. Sudden_Death

    Sudden_Death Well-Known Member

    halo ---- 30fps

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  17. Drunken_Master

    Drunken_Master Well-Known Member

    well at e3 heard from loads of diffretn sources that a lot of game had choppy frame rates as devlopers dont know how to use the machine.

    'Hah whats next attack of the drunken cats' Wong Fei Hong from Drunken Master
     
  18. Drunken_Master

    Drunken_Master Well-Known Member

    rember in a conosle it just not how powerfull but how easy its to program and to use the full power of the machine

    'Hah whats next attack of the drunken cats' Wong Fei Hong from Drunken Master
     
  19. Drunken_Master

    Drunken_Master Well-Known Member

    dont you even consider gamecube to be a contender then shadowdean?

    'Hah whats next attack of the drunken cats' Wong Fei Hong from Drunken Master
     
  20. Marginal

    Marginal Well-Known Member

    Basically it comes down to this...

    You can't play potential. If there's a system that's easy to program and the most powerful but still manages to avoid drawing solid third party developer support, that system is highly suspect as a viable contender. It'll be fun as a curiousity for a year or three, but that's not saying much. It's like reccomending the 3DO or the SMS or the TG-16... Good games, but nowhere near enough to carry 'em. (Aside from the 3DO which was owned exclusively by Nazi's.)
     

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