QUOTE(jizmo @ Oct 8 2005, 11:30 AM)
I was just argumenting that some of the launch titles are more of a lukewarm x360 upgrades of Xbox titles rather than real groundbreaking next-gen titles
Im speaking generally here by the way, dont mean to get into the middle of the catfight thats brewing
thats the way launches will always be. Some look great but if all were to look true next gen, launch wouldnt take place for another year. If everyone waited to even slightly max out a system, launches would consist of Dark Sectors, Gears, Mass Effects, Too Humans, Huxleys, Halo 3's...and that will never happen.
As far as launches and launch games go, this is by far the king of them all, eclipsing Dreamcasts even.
ps2 had one known game I believe, Ridge Racer, and was the only known game out for months upon months. In that same anount of time, the 360 will have atleast 40 games.
Go back and look at the calibur of launch games for the 360 and tell me its not impressive.
Like many have said, we are reaching a point where the graphics wont get better exponentially. Its not a generation difference like it was from saturn/ps1/N64 to Dreamcast. Now That was huge for graphics. Current PC technology has a lot to do with how we feel about some so called next gen games.
I dont know what you people were expecting at launch. This is by far the best ever, the titles alone make that a fact.
Not only are there many, but there are high profile ones. If they dont warrant a purchase, and you dont think they are next gen, by all means dont buy one.
This whole launch bit is why I was overjoyed to hear that Gears wasnt launch, It meant it wasnt going to be rushed and suffer the launch illness. Its the same reason Im glad that Recon got delayed.
There will always be stinkers at launch, on any system, till the end of time. THis is nothing new and if it is to some people, youve never been around one b4. I never expect anything huge at launch, but I look down the road a few years. Thats when it really heats up. At the same time I am very pleased we are getting titles like oblivion, pgr 3, PD zero, CoD 2, DOA 4, quake 4 and so on..just to name a few.
Ok carry on...