There have been tons of great titles for the 360. TGR takes them out, sifts through them, and delivers the top 20 for the platform.
First to top Metacritic at 20 is pretty impressive. Even if some of those games seem iffy...
I think more than a few are iffy. I agree, X360 games have been pretty bland so far with the exception of XBLA.
Almost all AAA titles are bland. They're just franchises and very few of them do anything to innovate.
Halo invented First Person Shooters, Gears of War invented the cover system (hell, it invented 3rd person shooters), Halo is the first game about shooting Aliens from space and Gears is the first storyline *ever* where ugly humanoids from below earth try to slaughter humanity. Fable invented the Zelda genre. I was born yesterday too.
Disagree completely about Portal: SA. Great way to play the game if you haven't done so already, and the extra maps are worthwhile endeavors that offer new and exciting ways to play the game. It fully deserves its ranking
I'd say go for orange box if it's an either or situation. A lot of great games in that. Plus it's interesting that the same game is basicly up there twice...
I believe The Orange Box is the one to go for. There's really no point why you shouldn't, unless you don't like quality story based FPS and online fragging. Portal is already in there; albeit, as part of a package.
Can't beat Team Fortress 2 and Half Life 2 for just a few dollars more!
I'd much rather pay for The Orange Box than buy the XBLA version of Portal simply because 1 - it's better value, and 2 - it isn't eating up my 360's HD space.
Yeah I still have a 20 gig as well. It's nearly full
Because you'll never get budget for a 'AAA' game on an unproven concept.
For the most part I'd agree with that...
Little Big Planet is the perfect example of a game that is original in form and critically acclaimed. Also, the highest rated next-gen exclusive out.
They kinda have to - who's going to sink millions of dollars on a risky idea? Well, besides Ubisoft.
Ubisoft is probably one of the worst sequel offenders though... Same game everytime...
You think so? Which games are you referring to?
Rainbow Six Vegas 1 and 2 were identical... GRAW 1 and 2 were identical... HAXW is new... Prince of Persia was different... Rayman Raving Rabids was quite interesting... Splinter Cell is still on hiatus...
You mean EA, right?
The extra maps in Portal: Still Alive are 3D versions of the flash version? Wow, now I've learned something... If that is in fact the case, I'm glad I didn't buy Still Alive. Still waiting for a true sequel!
Little Big Planet, Mass Effect, Gears of War, and Uncharted are all examples of AAA original games this gen.
Some people will tell you Gears of War is generic but I found it to be unlike any other game I had played at that point.
anyone who tells you they played a game like gears before it came out is lying to you. Now gears two didnt really add much to the formula,but really what could it have done THAT differently.
@ZuperAmazingCooKie I think socom came out before Gears and its a 3rd person shooter. Jack
Compared to the XBOX...Yes, lack A LOT.
Lots of video games suffer from this lack of originality. The 360 isn't the only one to blame (Resistance). Its just that the 2 or 3 major exclusive hits on the 360 have this as the main theme. Gets a little old after a while.
I think the 360 has some original games, but I think there were some more unique ones for the xbox like Jade empire, beyond good and evil, Indigo prophecy, and Oddworld stranger etc.
I'd definitely agree about Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit!
*looks at Killzone 2*...Nope.
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