To continue the theme of the last post I made, I'll move onto the 360 and ask owners out there if they are happy with their machines. Now, to give my own view on this subject, I have to say that in general, I am more than happy with mine. I feel it will be the last of the traditional type gaming console. I think the advent of the Wii will influence the next generation greatly, but I digress, this post isn't about that.
If I did have a bias, it would be against Sony. I don't generally like the PS3, but I have a very good feeling I will in the future when it really hits its stride. The 360 I feel has hit its stride, but I am curious how much more potential it has as a machine. I like the 360. I do think the machine tends to lean too much towards FPS and Sports/Driving games. Having said that, it is home to some truly great games. Gears of War, BioShock, to name but a couple. This is probably one advantage it has over the PS3 and the Wii. Even though it has great games, I'm not sure I've found a game that makes the 360 stellar to me. As in, to my personal liking. I loved Call of Duty 2. I would love to see more RPG games on it in the vein of Knights of the Old Republic. I'm not a great fan of FPS, and I suppose that's why I don't find myself in awe over the top tier games on the machine.
All of the above is personal opinion, but that's what I'm looking for. Personal opinion. This doesn't detract from the fact the machine is a lot of fun. The red rings of death of course suck, but besides that, I've found it to be a good machine. I use it more for media than for games to be honest. I have it rigged up to my Media Center PC to stream video and music from my computer to the tv. The Media Center Extender is pretty awesome.
I also use it to play my back catalogue of Xbox 1 games. I love this part of the 360 because it really ups the graphical wow of some old games when fed into an HDTV. This is one of the coolest aspects for me. I get a bigger kick out of this then playing new games. The 360 has some stellar graphics for its newer games though, like GOW obviously.
I think I've rambled on quite a bit about this machine. In short, I'm quite happy with it. I'd give it an 8/10. The PS3 would get a 5.5/10, but I'd raise it in the future when we really see it hitting its potential. The 360 has a great library that is in need of a bit more diversity, but it is a solid machine that has some great graphics. So the question begs, are you happy with your 360?
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