Last week we began the Xbox 360 odd debate brackets and, well, let’s just say that one game is going into round three with a lot of confidence after reading these results:
- Assassin’s Creed (11 votes)
- Mass Effect (103 votes) — Winner!
I expected some readers to respond harshly to the debate; Qraze compared it to picking between a penis and a vagina, and then threatened to “wrath” me. The scare tactics were as effective as they were hilarious, but I was glad that most of the comments took the debate seriously, without letting things turn into Jonathan Ross’s next article.
What I was most proud of, though, was that we were all able to revisit the topics of hype and misleading game reviews. I’m sure I don’t speak for everyone, but back in November of 2007 both of last week’s games were hot on the minds of our readers. Despite being barraged with equally epic extended commercials and glowing game reviews for both of these games, I can always count on Dtoiders to call it like they see it.
However, this week is the exact opposite. Both games received large amounts of hype, but the general consensus is that both titles fully lived up to their anticipation. Even though both are FPS games and both are story intensive, one focuses on linear play while the other explores true nonlinear gameplay. One took you underwater while the other dragged you up from underground. One was the Xbox 360 game of the year in 2007 for most people, and one was the 2008 winner for most of those same gamers.
Which year’s titan will win? Which game do you think is better, and why? Give it some serious thought, get some Xbox 360 friends to share their opinions as well, and check back next week for the winner.
Bonus Question: What was one thing you didn’t like about the game you voted for?