Quantcast
XBOX 360 Fans: Answer this truthfully

Forums - Microsoft Discussion - XBOX 360 Fans: Answer this truthfully

I own all 3 consoles, and never looked at it from this angle because I like games. If it's a cool game and on the Wii, I'll rent it or get it from the publisher/developer/PR firm. I am not tied to one console - I enjoy all of them. However, I do play my 360 and PS3 more than the Wii.

For me, the gee whiz factor wore off and I am like 'If it wasn't so hard to find a Wii, I'd flip it.' My son loves it, when he's not in trouble he likes to play it and his 360, and my wife, a nongamer, likes Wiisports. But that's it.



Around the Network

oblivion, fallout ,racers, sports games, and shooters, Shooters are a multiplayer playing field just like racers and sports games. I would say he 360 is an online machine catering to shooters which are a popular genre.

the nice thing is ratings and reviews let most of us skip the trash and play the high end titles.

Junk ware on wii and 360 or ps3 trying hard to catchup as the shooter console, Its videogames and I prefer shooters so I dont mind as long as they do something a little different and add story.

Owning all 3 console's and a pc gives me more options to gaming then just one option so Iam never bored.



I personally feel like we are past the "shooter box" stereotype that was often applied to the 360. There is so much more to the 360 than shooters. Because I used to be a full-time PC gamer, I've grown a little bored with shooters. With a few exceptions, I don't buy a whole lot of shooters anymore. I've been spending more time on action and rpg games on my 360. However, when I do feel like simply blowing things up for a few hours, all my favorite shooters are available on this platform. In fact, Half Life 2 is my favorite game of all time, and while I prefer k+m for shooters, I do think it's cool to play the Orange Box on my flat panel from the couch.

For me personally, rather than being a "shooter box", the 360 has been more like my gaming PC replacement. Now that I'm a dad, I really can't justify spending the money on PC upgrades every year or two like I used to in the past. In that capacity, the 360 was the perfect solution. Most of my recent PC game purchases were available on the 360 as well, and I have to admit, I am LOVING Gears 2, which is something I never thought I'd say.




I'm fine with the 360. It's a lot better than I ever thought possible.

I think the only console that really gets labled like that is the Wii, and it deserves it.



I am Washu-bot B, loyal servant of Final-Fan, the greatest scientific genius in the universe!


I do mind. It made it considerably more difficult to convince my fiancee that jumping headlong into 360 ownership was a worthwhile investment.



Around the Network

I rarely play shooters on my 360, actually. The mouse and keyboard is so much more fun for the FPS genre.

I always have to explain to people that I'm not into Gears and Halo, and most people are surprised that I own a 360 and would think that way. Everyone that I know almost without exception that owns a 360 loves Gears and Halo. The few exceptions were from Japan because I actually knew two Japanese people during my stay over there that owned a 360.

Shooters get the most sales. Many gamers don't even consider anything but shooters these days. For a while, games from the "casual" genre (if you want to call it that) and the FPS genre will be where most of the games are coming.



"Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY."  --Hermann Goering, leading Nazi party member, at the Nuremberg War Crime Trials 

 

Conservatives:  Pushing for a small enough government to be a guest in your living room, or even better - your uterus.

 

damndl0ser said:
Seriously, do you own a 360? Have you ever tried any of its XBLA content? It has so many fun games. Drop your wii for a few days go get you some M$ points and try out some of those great games. You can download the demos free and only buy the ones you like.

Yes the 360 does have a lot of FPS's but that isn't all it has. And I personally get tired of people bring this same lame argument.

 

Read the first post. I clearly said that I owned a 360 and enjoyed all of its features.

I am well aware that MS has worked hard to step away from the stereotypical image of the 360 being a shooter console and has done a good job of it. The ones that are still stuck in the shooter mentality are third parties who are trying hard to outdo MS at their own game.

I say this because I noticed that most of third parties' biggest games on the 360 are shooters trying to be better than Halo in some ways, and its annoying.

And even if there are trying hard to make the console a more varied one more can still be made.

Once more people, I am NOT trying to diss the 360, the Wii or the PS3. What I am dissing is the closed minded mentality developers and certain gamers have towards gaming and realizing that this affects everyone, no matter what type of gamer you are.



It really isn't as bad as some people are saying. There is alot of variety on the x360: you have decent platformers, good racing games, excellent shooters, great RPGs, great fighting games, great music games, and decent casual games. The community games add alot of variety also.



Yeah, I'm sort of annoyed (or theoretically would be, if I had time to play my damn games). It seems like most of the games I'm interested in are either paid for (JRPGs) or published by Microsoft. (Keep it up!)

The problem is, the third party games that do interest me, like Mirror's Edge, seem to sorta flop anyway. Could just be my tastes don't align with the average gamer.



c0rd said:

Yeah, I'm sort of annoyed (or theoretically would be, if I had time to play all my damn games). It seems like most of the games I'm interested in are either paid for (JRPGs) or published by Microsoft. (Keep it up!)

The problem is, the third party games that do interest me, like Mirror's Edge, seem to sorta flop anyway. Could just be my tastes don't align with the average gamer.

I guess I misunderstood the question the topic posed. I thought it was about the perception that the 360 is a shooterbox, not the actual state of its library.