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Top 5 Most Overlooked Xbox 360 Exclusives

Although the Xbox 360 has the highest software attach ratio ever for a video game system, many exclusives don't sell as well as they should. Here are the top five most overlooked 360-only titles. (Blue Dragon, Chromehounds, Culdcept Saga, Earth Defense Force 2017, Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise, Xbox 360)

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Cylon  +   2118d ago
Those aren't overlooked games, those are bad games.
Elven6  +   2118d ago
You forgot to add "In my opinion" to the end of your sentence. ;)

I agree with all of those choices expect for Culdept Saga and Earth Defense Force since I haven't played them. Blue Dragon wasn't that over looked persay, but it didn't sell 2 million or anything like that but it did well enough to get sequels.

Viva Pinata is a great game, despite the childish outlook it might be a bit too advanced for most kid gamers. Earth Defense Force from what I'm hearing is brutally hard!
Cylon  +   2118d ago
Those are bad games. Blue Dragon was terrible, Viva Pinata was terrible, Chromehounds was terrible etc etc.

Banjo Kazooie, Lost Odyssey, Beautiful Katamari, these are overlooked games that were great.
GameOn  +   2118d ago
Viva Pinata is a really unique and enjoyable series. It's like a little ecosystem simulator. I can tell you haven't played it and you're just running your mouth as trolls always do.
-MD-  +   2118d ago
Viva Pinata was great. I played Chromehounds online for like 2 months and had a blast with it.

I had a chance to get that Earth Defense Force game for like 5 dollars but I didn't know anything about it so I passed.
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Bnet343  +   2118d ago
I liked Blue Dragon's old school gameplay, to me it was a nice game. I think Cylon was just looking at reviews at determining if the game was good or not. Chromehounds is one of those cult games.
ThanatosDMC  +   2118d ago
Earth's Defense Force is one of the greatest 360 games. Did you ever play it? It's less than $20 at gamestop if you're lucky enough to find a copy.
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Cylon  +   2118d ago
@Gameon why would I troll Viva Pinata of all games???
It was mediocre at best. Banjo Kazooie: Nuts&Bolts was a bajillion times better than Viva Pinata.
mikeslemonade  +   2118d ago
Viva Pinata is more overated than overlooked. Chromehounds is old and is a primitive game. It's not relevant to go back and play Chromehounds. Blue Dragon is overated but people who like anime, punk, and rock. Lost Odyssey is in all ways better than Blue Dragon.
GameOn  +   2118d ago
What in your mind makes it a bad/mediocre game. I can understand people not liking it due to the type of game it is or its art style. But to out-rite call it a bad game seems unfair when it doesn't do anything bad. It's a unique game and in my books that already gives it an advantage in this age of "me too games".
Corepred4  +   2118d ago
so just because you don't agree with cylon's comment he's a troll? geez people are retarded nowadays. i hate the word troll. that sh!ts for nerds!
GameOn  +   2118d ago
They certainly are corepred4, they certainly are. :)
HolyOrangeCows  +   2118d ago
Is Earth Defense Force 2017 a downloadable title or is it on disc?
STK026  +   2118d ago
Actually, both Viva Pinata and EDF2017 are great games. Viva pinata might not be for everyone, as those looking for blood and gore, or a deep plot, won't be satisfied. However, if you are looking for a game people of all ages can enjoy and features some pretty nice graphics too, most notably the artistic design, you will be hard pressed to find something better than VP.

As for EDF2017, the low production values and repetitive gameplay might be too much for many. but if you dig under, mostly if you are playing in co-op, you are certain to have a blast. Actually, this game had some bad review scores, however, if you actually read the reviews themselves, you will notice that many reviewers removed points for graphics and sound, while praising it's simple yet addictive gameplay.
Considering it's extremely cheap nowadays (can be found for less than 5$ at some places), I'd say you owe it to yourself to at least try it out.
vhero  +   2117d ago
EDF is a great game but overlooked?? Not really its a very niche game thats all.. As for highest attach rate statement... That was a long time ago near the beginning of the 360s life and every console has a high attach rate near the start of its life. Its not longer the highest.
Raines of Onyx  +   2117d ago
Blue Dragon was ok, but the rest were good. I still own them and play them. try it before you knock it. And i know you Ps3 users are just mad you dont have them lol
iFLOWLIKEWATER  +   2117d ago
EDF is cool. Just don't go in thinking you're going to be playing Mass Effect or Gears or something, because you will be disappointed. The game made me laugh a little more than anything else. Yeah, play it for lols!
slugboss  +   2117d ago
I think EDF may have lost a bit of its charm sense the early 360 days, before we had horde in gears of war... Also, that indie game called Creed Arena could probably take even more of its thunder away.

The rest of the games really aren't my bag, but I'd say viva pinata is the most polished and closest to AAA status.
Cajun Chicken  +   2118d ago
And herein at Number One lies my favourite 360 exclusive.
Elven6  +   2118d ago
They need to bring it out on Games on Demand or what ever they call it, the game is getting some buzz (mostly due to podcasts like Rebel FM, 1UP, etc) and the only place to find it now is the used market, it isn't easy either.
Inside_out  +   2118d ago
...LOL...luv EDF...
Yes, bows head...EDF is all about fun...played that game many times with my kids via split screen...that game is a how to for collision's like a 1950's B movie you would watch at a drive-in theater...definitely a cult hit...I wonder if they would ever consider a remake...with on-line...I've traded in many games, can't trade that one in...not worth anything but priceless to the kids...Have all console with all the top titles...EDF one of the funnest titles...glad to see others enjoyed it.....
BeaArthur  +   2117d ago
Earth Defense Force is crap. I played that game for an hour and was done with it.
Wizziokid  +   2118d ago
I loved Blue dragon, didn't think it was overlooked?
Lionhead  +   2118d ago
Earth Defense Force, hell yeah!
GiantEnemyCrab  +   2118d ago
Totally agree with EDF and Chromehounds, both games deserve more attention.

Where is my EDF sequel??!!
Lionhead  +   2118d ago
Where is my EDF sequel??!!
If only =(

I'm still optimistic though
Cajun Chicken  +   2118d ago
I'm still waiting for Sandlot's Wii game, forgot what it's called now, you know which one.
But I seriously want a fourth instalment of EDF action!

If you know your EDF games, you'll know, if Sandlot just mine some of the ideas out of Global Defence Force (The second in the series), put the amazing skilful jetpacking Palewing in, add online. Instant awesome sequel.
thebudgetgamer  +   2118d ago
ye, i never heard of edf until i saw this review on classic game room.

i been looking for it, but they never have it at the stores i shop at.
Cajun Chicken  +   2118d ago
Shameless Promotion
I made a tribute music video for this game a while ago, to Prodigy's Invaders Must Die, I bought a game capture device just to do it and only did it a few months ago.

Contains spoilers at the end though, so y'know, don't watch unless you've played EDF2017 until the end.
SpoonyRedMage  +   2118d ago
Zangeki No Reginliev. That's the game Cajun... and it looks awesome.
Cajun Chicken  +   2118d ago
Thanks, I just couldn't be bothered Googling the name of it, it's a trick one, I have NO idea how to pronounce it either.
I actually hope, when and IF it gets localised that it'll revert to being 'Dynamic Slash' again, that was a great name and as simple as 'Earth Defence Force'.

If Nintendo fail to bring that game to EU (and US, of course) they'll be forcing a person to resort to custom firmwaring his Wii.

I'm really hoping this turns up under a new name at E3 and DAY ONE, no kidding, I say it a lot and don't get games 'Day one' but I've seen the Youtube vids and it looks just brilliant and enough to tide me until the next EDF. I want Sandlot to make my Wii melt with overload.
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TheProfessional  +   2118d ago
Earth Defense Force was great. The Coop was done well and the sense of scale in the game was amazing. The buildings/robots/ships/explosi ons/aliens were all huge and there were hundreds of guns. It was lower budget sure but thats all the more reason to give it the respect it deserves considering what they accomplished.

And sorry Cylon, but you don't know what they hell you're talking about. You say the games on the list are bad and then you talk about the new Banjo Kazooie being great? That game was pure trash and it was absolutely nothing like the N64 games. (Just like Perfect Dark Zero, Thanks RARE!)
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GAM3R7l  +   2118d ago
Hell yeah...
EDF 2017 was the sh*t! Co-op would have been AMAZING....they really should have included it in the game.
Eiffel  +   2118d ago
It had two player split screen, close enough.
GAM3R7l  +   2117d ago
@ Eiffel....
I know...but splitscreen sucks, and I can't play that with my online buds anyway. :(
jjesso1993  +   2118d ago
well personally they are just terrible games
shikwan  +   2118d ago
Horrible list
I'd say; Over-G Fighter (horrible story but the best Jet sim out) & Ace Combat 6 (again story was not good but it's the best arcade style jet game out this gen).

Splinter Cell DA online was also really good along with a challenging story.

Virtua Fighter 5 ONLINE was kool as well.

Shadowrun was a lot of fun too! Too bad the company went defunct.
Kingdom Come  +   2118d ago
I Loved EDF 2017, initially I was skeptical because the majority of my Games (And my Favourites) are serious, however, due to my Fondness of Third Person Shooters and the games more Fun, Simplistic approuch, I had great fun. I played through the game on Co-op, I was dissapointed with the lack of Online Support however. And was incredibly dissapointed with the Graphics (that's right, good Graphics are necessary for me, sorry) but was able to look past it. The game was a Blast and the huge catalogue of weapons kept me playing for a number of playthroughs. Another Installment would be greatly appreciated.
xaviertooth  +   2118d ago
oh please stop the bullsh!t, except forza, fable and halo 3 which sadly were mediocre games, 360 doesn't have real exclusives. don't fool us 360 owners i hate people lying.
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mcnablejr  +   2118d ago
You joking?

Ps3 is crap..!
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   2118d ago
LOL PS3 has had nothing but an interactive movie and God of War (6hrs) 2.5 this year.
DigitalRaptor  +   2118d ago
OK, so all these have been released:

- Heavy Rain (or as you said interactive movie, very clever!)
- God of War III (2.5!? Are you crazy? The game was at least 8hrs. I took about 10 hours.)
- MLB 10: The Show
- White Knight Chronicles
- Yakuza 3/ Yakuza 4 (in Japan)
- Should I mention the superior version of Final Fantasy XIII? Yes, I think I will!

Then coming very soon and later this year:

- 3D Dot Game Heroes
- ModNation Racers
- Gran Turismo 5
- The Last Guardian
- Most likely, a lot more.

What's the 360 had this year that isn't available elsewhere?

So before you go on about how PS3 has had nothing, take a look closer to home.
Anon7349  +   2118d ago
I liked blue dragon and Chromehounds, everything else I don't really care about.

Viva Pinata, well it's not a bad game... I'd probably like it A LOT more if it were an original IP instead of a licensed game....

Culdcept Saga, well I just don't like this game, at all.

Earth Defence force 2017? Heard of it, never played it though since it doesn't seem like my style of game at all.
xaviertooth  +   2118d ago
what a shame, 360fangirls over there are drooling with crappy games such no taste really what kind of gamers these guys i am right now laughing, maybe newbies so they have not played the finest games ever made which are available only on the ps3 so sorry bots over there stay behind while we play the best and true next-gen games only on ps3.
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0LDSCH00L  +   2118d ago
LOL! Theres a reason why those games are overlooked!
Aphe  +   2118d ago
They're all crap. If they were any good you would have heard of them.

Seriously though I had 3 out of the 5 and they were crap. One mans crap is another mans treasure and all that, but I doubt it. Really, you haven't heard of them because they're not worth buying.
Halo3 MLG Pro  +   2118d ago
EDF was sweet. A sequel would need online coop play and more importantly... BETTER VEHICLE CONTROLS!!!!
bym051d  +   2118d ago
EDF is a horrible game in every traditional sense but fun factor. There's just something amazingly fun about blasting those bugs with your friends.
Pumbli  +   2118d ago
Oh wow, I remember Earth Defense Force 2017, was one of the first 360 I ever played, awesome game.

Viva Pinata is also great, though I must admit I never played Trouble In Paradise.
prettyboy1  +   2118d ago
im pretty sure thiers a reason they where over looked
anyways the only game on that list worth a mention is viva
ASSASSYN 36o  +   2118d ago
Chromehounds never satisfied my need for a mech game comparable to Steel Battalion. But it was very fun. It is the only game I ever traded in and repurchased.
PandaJenkins  +   2118d ago
Blue Dragon and Viva Pinata are great games. Never played any of the others though which I guess fits into why the writer wrote his opinion on these.
Blaster_Master  +   2117d ago
Anyone who can make a statement like that has probably yet to feel the warmth of a woman's skin.
Kingdom Come  +   2116d ago
@ Blast_Master
You really are becoming a nuesance on this site, critisizing other people constantly, look at how many ignore you, grow up and get a life before critisizing others.
On Topic: EDF Was good.
SnakePlissken  +   2118d ago
Earth Defense Force 2017 kicks @ss
haha, EDF 2017. AWESOME GAME!!!
Mo0eY  +   2118d ago
Wait, they actually came up with five exclusives? I thought 90% were multiplatform, and the other 10% were Halo/Gears games.
clembo  +   2117d ago
I agree with EDF and Viva Pinata but the rest are just bad games. None of which are original.
Atelierrorona9  +   2117d ago
just give it up ms sucks period
sony is just flat out better then the xbox in every single way makes better stuuf better games and smarter people natal is garbage im not gonna look like a retard swing my arms around and just take note just like how the ps2 killed the xbox the ps3 in the long run will nail down the xbox 360 unless you get games like atelier rorona or mana khemia or Ar tonelico III or trinity Universe you have no chance in living hell to beat sony i don't give a crap if there in 2nd or not they won't for long..
mcnablejr  +   2117d ago
@ title comment
now thats just disgusting.
n to the b  +   2117d ago
PS2 killed orig xbox? I remember it more like MS doing well for only just then popping their console cherry, and coming in against a powerful name like sony at that.

@mcnablejr: thats really gross, had to go there didnt u?
booni3  +   2117d ago
i've neva heard of most of that stuff. they are overlooked.
Blaster_Master  +   2117d ago
Wow, are you guys really arguing over shovelware? Give me a break. I've played better games on the NES than those turds. Yall really have bad taste in games.
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