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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%
 
Total:45
Azzanation said:
CGI-Quality said:

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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.

I compared it to platforms I own and/or have experience with. That's relevant, because it doesn't exist in a vacuum. It's a good system, as I stated, but hardly anything Earth-shattering, and if you have a PC that is more powerful, its appeal is lessened. I mainly wanted one as a replacement for the One X, a decent UHD player, and 4K back-compat machine. It does those things very well! Plus, walking into a Meijer in the middle of bum-f nowhere Michigan and seeing one in-store meant the Gods told me that fate was on my side that day.

As for price, size, noise, specs — largely irrelevant. Big consoles have never bothered me, I lived with noisy 360s/PS3s all 7th gen, the PS5 is nearly as powerful, and it cost the same as it. On top of that, this is where PC really shines, because no matter how powerful the Series X is, it remains miles behind my premier platform. Not a fault of its and not something that really changes anything, because if specs were that much of a deterrent, I wouldn't ever buy a console again. And being so close to the PS5 (while having far less exclusives in the long run) means that said specs are not much of a talking point for me. It's a capable machine. That's all it needed to be, particularly for back-compat. That's one of only two advantages it has on my PC. 

And finally "different leagues". Matters only in sales discussions. In my world, Nintendo/PC/PS/Xbox are all comparable/judgeable platforms. 

Last edited by CGI-Quality - on 28 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                           

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ironmanDX said:

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.

Yes, the hardware is incredible. It is so quiet and yet so powerful. 

I find the PS5 OS to be snappier and quicker at some things but that’s about it. People sleep too much on other software things like SmartDelivery and the BC features. I have friends who complain about having to download PS4 versions of games to upgrade to PS5, and save issues, yuck. I’m currently playing Dead Space for the first time, it’s as easy as downloading it, and DS2 and 3 even have FPS boost. It’s very solid. 



As someone who doesn't own one it had a slow start with no next gen exclusives and pretty much zero big exclusives (including cross gen) til holiday 2021. 2022 is looking to be a similar picture. Halo+Forza were a great way to end the year and Forza showed cross gen doesn't have to hold games back but I'm just looking for one more must have and then I'll take the dip but that may not come til Starfield.

Last edited by Otter - on 28 February 2022

I like the controller, the hardware is really good, and the UI is a lot faster than the Series X. Due to covid third party games have been lacking since a lot keep getting delayed and first-party is starting to pick up with Forza and Halo but it's not where I'd like it to be at yet. I'd give it a 3/5.



As someone who actually owns a Series X, I would rate it a 4/5. Only thing keeping it from being a 4.5 or higher is not enough/release scheduling of 1st party games. What Xbox has released has been great with Psychonauts 2, Forza Horizon 5, Gears Tactics, Flight Sim, and Halo: Infinite. It only a matter of time before their 1st party offering really starts to take off, but it's not quite there yet.



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CGI-Quality said:
Azzanation said:

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.

I compared it to platforms I own and/or have experience with. That's relevant, because it doesn't exist in a vacuum. It's a good system, as I stated, but hardly anything Earth-shattering, and if you have a PC that is more powerful, its appeal is lessened. I mainly wanted one as a replacement for the One X, a decent UHD player, and 4K back-compat machine. It does those things very well! Plus, walking into a Meijer in the middle of bum-f nowhere Michigan and seeing one in-store meant the Gods told me that fate was on my side that day.

As for price, size, noise, specs — largely irrelevant. Big consoles have never bothered me, I lived with noisy 360s/PS3s all 7th gen, the PS5 is nearly as powerful, and it cost the same as it. On top of that, this is where PC really shines, because no matter how powerful the Series X is, it remains miles behind my premier platform. Not a fault of its and not something that really changes anything, because if specs were that much of a deterrent, I wouldn't ever buy a console again. And being so close to the PS5 (while having far less exclusives in the long run) means that said specs are not much of a talking point for me. It's a capable machine. That's all it needed to be, particularly for back-compat. That's one of only two advantages it has on my PC. 

And finally "different leagues". Matters only in sales discussions. In my world, Nintendo/PC/PS/Xbox are all comparable/judgeable platforms. 

Thats fair enough coming off your own personal experiences with all machines. As for me, if i was comparing the Series X to PC than it would sit on a 3/5, however comparing this console to other consoles i believe it sits on a solid 4/5 as its dominate in some ways and needs catching up in other ways such as offering more software etc.

Last edited by Azzanation - on 01 March 2022

I've only had mine a week, but it's pretty nifty so far. They need more heavy-hitting exclusives and to, obviously, build more units.



I would of prefered to spend $600 on a brand new Xbox Series X instead of this stupid infected wisdom tooth $800+ .

On specific day and time I see few on Ebay going that low and Facebook though from $500 to an extra $100 more seems more palatable than a trip to my dentist XD.



Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

I have zero complaints about mine. At worst it plays my Xbox one library at locked frame rates and high resolutions. And at its best it has made me enjoy video games again.

My only complaint is that I would have liked to have seen more next gen exclusive content but I understand why that hasn’t happened