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Rate the Xbox Series X/S

5 Stars 22 48.89%
 
4 Stars 11 24.44%
 
3 Stars 5 11.11%
 
2 Stars 3 6.67%
 
1 Star 2 4.44%
 
0 Stars 2 4.44%
 
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yvanjean said:
Farsala said:

Xbox Series X still hasn't given me a reason to buy it yet, so I give it a 0 out of 5.

I admit that you might not have a reason to buy the Series X especially if you have a PS5. But, to give anything 0 out 5 just shows that you don't have any kind of standard. Trashy comment like yours is why there so much toxicity on the internet. 

Call it what you like. It is straight honesty. If I don't have it yet, then it doesn't have compelling software (exclusives) to get me to buy it.

And no I do not have a PS5, I give it a 0 out of 5 too.



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I have a few problems with it overall, but note that I won't give it any point simply because I do not own one.

- I hate the feel of it's controller. It isn't helped that they've carried the "new" one from the Xbone. How the heck could they mess up the perfect feel of the 360 controller is still beyond me.

- I'm mostly a physical owner, which the Xbox ecosystem strongly discourage nowadays with everything going from installation on disc (basically steam keys on disc), Gamepass advantageous price-point/Game ratio against the ownership of games individually.

- It hasn't manage to dish out a good number of 1st party games so far that could satisfy a wide variety of people. (I'd say equal to Xbone or even slightly worse)



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4 stars.

I'm loving the hardware and I've had a few stellar experiences but nothing that really screams "This is a new generation!"

Currently playing Tales of Arise. A game I just could easily be playing on my Xbox One X. Hopefully the 9th gen upgrade for Cyberpunk scratches the itch whenever I get around to it.



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Heres my rating below,


Hardware 5/5
Its the most advance console you can buy, not only is the most powerful on paper, its smaller and more quietier than its direct competitor. Engineering marval.

Services 5/5
Its obvious that currently as it stands, the Xbox series offers the best services. Now with GamePass and xCloud added next to Live, its no doubt Xbox dominate in the Services department.

Software 3/5
Xbox has a huge waiting list of 1st party games that are coming, its only a matter of time. However currently its the system with the least amount of 1st party games compared to its direct competitors

Controller 4/5
Dont fix what isnt broken. A very solid and reliable controller. It feels great and has improved upon last gen by adding a share button, gripped handles and better ergonomics. Would have been nice if they added alittle more like a built in Mic etc, thats what is stopping it from getting a 5/5.

Overall 4/5.
As a package, the Xbox Series is a 4/5. Its the best Hardware and Services available however improvements on the 1st party software, and the controller only slightly improved over last gen is what is holding this system back from a perfect score.

Last edited by Azzanation - on 26 February 2022

Don't have the Xbox, do have a PS5, but also play Halo Infinite and Horizon 5 on PC, plus got a year free sub to gamepass when I bought my 3080 ti bundle. No reason to buy one.. though I've picked up a few Xbox controllers due to easy PC compatibility. Software wise.. I'd give it a 3. Controller a 3.5. Not sure if the Xbox experience would be better on the console.



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As it is the only next gen console I own, I like it. However, I have some issues...

SERVICES - I know folks say it has the best services, but as a PC owner who can access them there, and then some, that matters less. This is particular hyperbole after I play on PlayStation(s) as well. Plenty of services there that are just as good, and outside of Game Pass (which I find more appealing on PC for the sake of that device's numerous advantages overall), there isn't much else I find the Series consoles that make them any better than its nearest competitor.

LIVE - Honestly, the overall feel of LIVE vs what I've experienced on PS5 (from those who own it) is the PS5's UI is slicker, faster, and far better looking. Nothing about the Xbox One nor Series' UIs have been anywhere near as great as any of the 360's. Still, it is serviceable and works, so I won't bash it further.

CONTROLLER - LOVE it! A nice refinement of the One's and has a premium feel to it! I still prefer the 360's overall (particularly for the Gears series), but otherwise, it is a solid piece!

TECHNOLOGY - As the PS5 is nearly as powerful, has the games to show it, and my PC is many times more powerful, this isn't a strong point for me. I do like how seamless the 4K experience is on Xbox consoles, however!

DISC-BASED MOVIE WATCHING - I've encountered quite a bit of bugs with the Series X drive, bugs I never encountered on any of my Xbox One consoles. It's not often, but it does happen, particularly with 4K Blu-ray discs.

All-in-all, I won't give a numeric rating, but I'll just say it is a solid piece of kit that I have no regrets buying!

Also, @Alex_The_Hedgehog

I see you asked the question, but didn't give a rating. Are you not an owner of the system?



                                                                                                                                                           

CGI-Quality said:

Also, @Alex_The_Hedgehog

I see you asked the question, but didn't give a rating. Are you not an owner of the system?

No, no. I am a PC gamer. But I think Microsoft is doing an incredible work with the Series X.



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Alex_The_Hedgehog said:
CGI-Quality said:

Also, @Alex_The_Hedgehog

I see you asked the question, but didn't give a rating. Are you not an owner of the system?

No, no. I am a PC gamer. But I think Microsoft is doing an incredible work with the Series X.

Eh, I wouldn't call it incredible. I'd call it necessary. They don't have the 1st Party catalogue that Nintendo and Sony do, so Game Pass was the next logical step for them. It's kept Xbox afloat, sure, but I don't think it is amazing as of yet. When their new studio purchases really begin to take shape, that'll be another matter.



                                                                                                                                                           

A solid 4. Just due to lack of first party exclusives. The ones that have dropped havebeen larege in scope and acheivements though.

The hardware though is awesome. Currently playing thogh the old gods DLC for doom Eternal after having just completed it on game pass. Ray Tracing is really nice... It somehow manages to maintain a good 1800p 60fps too.

We get rumble in the controller and haptic triggers but I can't deny that I would have liked something a little extra with the controller not unlike the dualsense. It's one of those... Nice to have but not essential things that would have added to the next gen feel.

They've done almost everything right with the series X, glad I managed to get one on launch day.



CGI-Quality said:

As it is the only next gen console I own, I like it. However, I have some issues...

SERVICES - I know folks say it has the best services, but as a PC owner who can access them there, and then some, that matters less. This is particular hyperbole after I play on PlayStation(s) as well. Plenty of services there that are just as good, and outside of Game Pass (which I find more appealing on PC for the sake of that device's numerous advantages overall), there isn't much else I find the Series consoles that make them any better than its nearest competitor.

LIVE - Honestly, the overall feel of LIVE vs what I've experienced on PS5 (from those who own it) is the PS5's UI is slicker, faster, and far better looking. Nothing about the Xbox One nor Series' UIs have been anywhere near as great as any of the 360's. Still, it is serviceable and works, so I won't bash it further.

CONTROLLER - LOVE it! A nice refinement of the One's and has a premium feel to it! I still prefer the 360's overall (particularly for the Gears series), but otherwise, it is a solid piece!

TECHNOLOGY - As the PS5 is nearly as powerful, has the games to show it, and my PC is many times more powerful, this isn't a strong point for me. I do like how seamless the 4K experience is on Xbox consoles, however!

DISC-BASED MOVIE WATCHING - I've encountered quite a bit of bugs with the Series X drive, bugs I never encountered on any of my Xbox One consoles. It's not often, but it does happen, particularly with 4K Blu-ray discs.

All-in-all, I won't give a numeric rating, but I'll just say it is a solid piece of kit that I have no regrets buying!

Also, @Alex_The_Hedgehog

I see you asked the question, but didn't give a rating. Are you not an owner of the system?

I want to throw out a couple responses to 2 of your categories in question.

SERVICES

You state that you are a PC guy, which is fair enough, PC has the best of all worlds so comparing this directly to PC is not a fair way to rate consoles considered they are aimed for the console market. You should be instead comparing services for the console market which is a much fairer view point and would be more ideal in this case. GamePass, xCloud and Live compared to its direct competitors like PSN, PSNow, PS+ and Nintendo's eShop and Switch Online etc. Accessing these services on PC should not matter, and since these services aren't on opposition console platforms, the true comparison is with consoles.

TECHNOLOGY

Obviously compared to PC the tech is nothing more than midrange, however compare the price, size, noise and specs to its direct competitors since a console should be compared to other consoles. Comparing to PC is like comparing an F1 car to a Sport Car, very different leagues. Software also shouldn't be in the technology category, it should be in a separate category. Just my opinion.

I am curious to know what you think when just comparing the consoles and leaving out the PC market.

Last edited by Azzanation - on 28 February 2022