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Mr Puggsly said:
Shinobi-san said:

Definitly not worth buying the new consoles yet. I currently have a PS5.

There just is not enough next gen experiences to be had on either. I would imagine the Series X is even worse off.

That being said, Gamepass is the real deal, and if you plan to play the full Xbox catalogue in glorious 4k on a Series X for the first time, I would say go ahead!

I think for a lot of people, myself included, feel the new consoles were worth buying already because how it enhances existing games or cross gen games.

Quick resume is a great Xbox feature if I feel like jumping into my progress quickly. Faster loading, more 60 fps experiences either by brute force or patches. Even playing Halo:MCC at a solid 60 fps with split screen is a nice bonus we didn't have until the new consoles launched.

This isn't like previous gens where you just waited for new games on your new console. Improving my backlog is a big deal.

Absolutely the improvements are vast across the board, I agree completely.

But....playing older games is not for everyone. Re-playing older games just because of a bump in res and framerate is for even less people.

This is why my recommendation is based on whether or not the thread creator has already played the Xbox catalog, if not then its a no brainer for me.



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SKMBlake said:
Pemalite said:

That's just you though and not every member of the gaming world. Personal taste and all that

I don't understand, you're like the 5th person who tell me this.

Like, I thought that the "I" and "me" part was explicit enough to demonstrate it's my opinion

The point being conveyed is that your or anyone's individual opinion is ultimately irrelevant in the wider scheme of things. It's not personal.



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SKMBlake said:
Pemalite said:

That's just you though and not every member of the gaming world. Personal taste and all that

I don't understand, you're like the 5th person who tell me this.

Like, I thought that the "I" and "me" part was explicit enough to demonstrate it's my opinion

Well, saying Gamepass only has Old/lame games, is just plain false.

Old - MS games release day and date as well as Dozens of indies or deals MS has with 3rd parties 

Lame - This one is subjective, if you mean poorly received, that can be debunked. If you mean games you're not interested in, bet I can find games in gamepass that you've played.

If you can't find something to like on Gamepass, at this point it's on you, especially with the Bethesda deal closing. And for $10-$15 a month, expecting all 3rd party releases day and date isn't rational.



Shinobi-san said:

Absolutely the improvements are vast across the board, I agree completely.

But....playing older games is not for everyone. Re-playing older games just because of a bump in res and framerate is for even less people.

This is why my recommendation is based on whether or not the thread creator has already played the Xbox catalog, if not then its a no brainer for me.

I don't think I ever met a gamer who is solely interested in the latest games. Especially if you are a working person that doesn't have time to play everything when it releases. Furthermore, games stay popular for years because many people keep playing them.

We are also talking to someone who wants to play 8th gen ports on Switch. You know what plays 8th gen games really well? 9th gen consoles.

Series S or X makes sense as well given the games he wants to play.



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Just wait another 2years and pick up a series s



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KratosLives said:

Just wait another 2years and pick up a series s

That thing won't exist in 2 years. 



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ice said:
SKMBlake said:

I don't understand, you're like the 5th person who tell me this.

Like, I thought that the "I" and "me" part was explicit enough to demonstrate it's my opinion

Well, saying Gamepass only has Old/lame games, is just plain false.

Old - MS games release day and date as well as Dozens of indies or deals MS has with 3rd parties 

Lame - This one is subjective, if you mean poorly received, that can be debunked. If you mean games you're not interested in, bet I can find games in gamepass that you've played.

If you can't find something to like on Gamepass, at this point it's on you, especially with the Bethesda deal closing. And for $10-$15 a month, expecting all 3rd party releases day and date isn't rational.

Well, yeah, old games (like the Witcher 3, the Halo collection, the Yakuza collection, etc) or not well received (like the Medium).

You can try to debunk Medium's 71/100 on Metacritic but my point remains.

And the good games doesn't even remain in the catalog.

And the most famous argument over the internet "all MS 1st party will be on it, they have now 23 studios".

- MS 1st party games doesn't mean quality, very far from it

-23 studios but barely any new game yet

I like great adventure games and don't like indie nor FPS, thus I have little interest in current Game Pass games.



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SKMBlake said:
ice said:

Well, saying Gamepass only has Old/lame games, is just plain false.

Old - MS games release day and date as well as Dozens of indies or deals MS has with 3rd parties 

Lame - This one is subjective, if you mean poorly received, that can be debunked. If you mean games you're not interested in, bet I can find games in gamepass that you've played.

If you can't find something to like on Gamepass, at this point it's on you, especially with the Bethesda deal closing. And for $10-$15 a month, expecting all 3rd party releases day and date isn't rational.

Well, yeah, old games (like the Witcher 3, the Halo collection, the Yakuza collection, etc) or not well received (like the Medium).

You can try to debunk Medium's 71/100 on Metacritic but my point remains.

And the good games doesn't even remain in the catalog.

And the most famous argument over the internet "all MS 1st party will be on it, they have now 23 studios".

- MS 1st party games doesn't mean quality, very far from it

-23 studios but barely any new game yet

I like great adventure games and don't like indie nor FPS, thus I have little interest in current Game Pass games.

I wasn't aware that 7/10 = bad.

Have you tried the Medium for yourself or are you just going the sheep route?

Thankfully there are over 18 million people who disagree with your opinion and have subbed to the service, looking forward to your similar downplaying posts when they break 20m and then 25m etc.



Libara said:
SKMBlake said:

Well, yeah, old games (like the Witcher 3, the Halo collection, the Yakuza collection, etc) or not well received (like the Medium).

You can try to debunk Medium's 71/100 on Metacritic but my point remains.

And the good games doesn't even remain in the catalog.

And the most famous argument over the internet "all MS 1st party will be on it, they have now 23 studios".

- MS 1st party games doesn't mean quality, very far from it

-23 studios but barely any new game yet

I like great adventure games and don't like indie nor FPS, thus I have little interest in current Game Pass games.

I wasn't aware that 7/10 = bad.

Have you tried the Medium for yourself or are you just going the sheep route?

Thankfully there are over 18 million people who disagree with your opinion and have subbed to the service, looking forward to your similar downplaying posts when they break 20m and then 25m etc.

I am one of those 18 million users btw



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