"Too many bad retail experiences and too many great XBLA games to choose from adds up to one gamer that almost never plays disc-based games." XBLA Fans
Love XBLA so much!
I'm the exact opposite: I like XBLA/PSN games but I'd rather just buy a game that I can physically own. If you want cheap, compact games then you should just rock out the DS or PSP...waaaaay better choice than investing in digital XBLA/PSN games, in my opinion.
I tend to prefer big budget game, so mostly retail for me both for price and selection. That said, digital games do have an advantage in terms of convenience and far less things to move, keep clean and store. Five years down the line my old PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii games, won't be that awesome to keep anymore.
I've found myself playing a lot more Xbox Live Arcade recently but there aren't many good retails in the summer.
I love retail just as much as XBLA but still a really interesting write up.
I agree with him about the lower risk for a new purchase.
XBLA is good if you got the network and hard space.
Yeah, it's the main reason I had to upgrade to a larger hard drive. I'm glad the 250 is standard on the new Xboxs.
I can't wait to next gen where every game will be available for retail AND download.
XBLA is the best.
lol the name of the site says it all
All of those who approved have there own sites to push. The approval system fails again.
Is there a way to see the list of people who approve stuff? I'm looking, I just don't see it. Maybe I'm blind... Nevermind, I found it. As for the topic, I've downloaded a handful of XBLA games, and they're fun, but none of them seem to be as engrossing as retail games.
Well i don't have XBLA but i see they do have an impressive amount of games. I download a new game everyweek off the Psn and i love them all and i can keep beating them for days. We need more platformers in the XBLA/PSN! Makes me feel like the Snes/Geneisis Era.
i have to say that this guy tastes are ...well Nevermind the fact that he starts with gears of war ( good choice , especially at the time ) but transformers the game , really ???? fifa 2010 world cup ?? i just don't get it .. maybe Retails game just aren't for him . he could have picked assin creed ( any ) or batman arkham .. i dunno there were plenty of good titles, almost sure purchases . well at least he is happy. Good for him.
Neither batman or creed would have been good for him. According to home he is an ADD gamer and mentally checks out after four or five hours. With an attention span that low it is nonsurprise he goes for the commercials instead of the full features.
Nope, I would still pick retail over downloads anyday. I'm pretty disapointed that RE4 and CV HD aren't going to be out for retail. Think the problem is that your not picking good games, Gears of War good start but then.....you go for FIFA
must be a bad game if the guy doesn't play it.
I would go on Xbla more if they had my favorite genre: JRPG.
Right, so he is a "casual" gamer. Some people are okay with shorter games that in some cases have more imagination. However, you are missing out on a hell of a lot of cool retail options. Have you not heard of renting or gamefly?
The little games can be so much fun.
Eh, the only reason I don't buy anything from XBLA is there's no physical copy or anything to show for the money put into it.
I find myself more and more being a digital gamer. With little kids around my discs are often in jeopardy so I naturally gravitated towards XBLA and Games on Demand. While I don't usually buy Games on Demand games XBLA and XBLIG give me the bite-sized gameplay that I actually have time for. As I get older I just don't have hours on end to drop on a retail title. It's great for those who do, but I agree with the author - for my own reasons.
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