Rice Digital's ILJG explores some of the 360's more obscure Japanese Exclusives
I honestly couldn't understand why people would continue to deal with a console that constantly broke down or had as many hardware issues as the Xbox 360. Xbox 360 does have quite a number of noteworthy JRPGs. However if you were really into JRPGs, then DS, PSP, Wii and PS3 were the best platforms last generation for that genre.
Great list. Some real gems there. It was only the first gen hardware that had problems - the console itself was great, XBLA was an amazing platform for a huge range of classics and indie titles. The Wii definitely wasn;t the best platform for JRPG - but by a mile. Vita is probably the best JRPG platform, followed by PS3 - but the 360 was pretty solid too, mainly has it had some of the best exclusives. Vesperia, Odyssey, Undiscovery and Blue Dragon were amazing.
Loved some of the more obscure stuff - Protect Me Knight is amazing, but almost impossible to find unless the 360 recommends it to you, as there's no packart and the title is in Hiragana.
It was still a large percentage of original Xbox 360 models that had hardware issues. Personally if I had a console that frequently had hardware failures, made loud noises while running, or scratched discs as often as the Xbox 360 did I would be done with it. Or at the very least wait for the hardware manufacturer to fix these issues. Microsoft eventually did fix these issues to its credit, but it still took 5 years after the Xbox 360 released for it to do so. That's too long a period of waiting in my book and I'd rather just get the rival console for a more stable experience in the meantime. In the past 5 whole years was the duration of an entire generation. Wii had a number of JRPGs in addition to a wide selection of JRPGs on the VC. Vita wasn't a last gen platform so no reason to include it, PSP however was. PS3 still receives plenty of JRPGs to this day so it is the best last gen platform for the JRPG genre. Xbox 360 still had plenty of JRPGs to its credit though
It really wasn't 5 years, by 07-08 new 360's were fairly safe from RROD. In the time from the launch of the PS3 and 360 (05/06) I had multiple of both the PS3 and 360 die for different reasons. Granted it was more 360's than PS3 but the PS3 was not totally bulletproof. I also never had a 360 maul a disc, from launch with launch hardware until the 360 entered closet mode in 2013. I think you're also glossing over what kind of trainwreck the PS3 was at launch and for awhile after. It wasn't like the PS4 and XB1 where the only real differentiation is hardware strength and software. The 360 did stuff a year before the PS3 was even released, did it better and had some great games in the first 2-3 years. It's clear why the 360 was a success with or without the hardware issues (Disk drive, power brick, or RROD).
Fallenangel, your trying really hard to put 360 down. Yes it had issues, but especially in the early years, had the games, and with online gaming, nothing came close..... Also, your profile name from the Alphaville song?
Lost Odyssey. Everything else, aside from one Tales of title and then only the US, eventually came to the PS3.
I don't think Blue Dragon went to PS3 either.
@Ravenor What are you talking about? All I'm saying is some people don't wanna lose their huge digital game collection that can only be played on that particular console.
Because they have a huge digital collection of Xbox 360 games that they paid a lot of money for and won't see ever again if they sell the system. Don't give this compatible crap on Xbox One thing either. You and everyone else knows when it's all said and done. The majority of 360 games will end up not coming on Xbox One. It's just a fact.
As opposed to zero on the competitors platform, sooooooo?
People paid a lot for games on the first Xbox, just like they did with the PS1 and PS2. Yet when BC was removed as a option from the PS3 many were actually cheering. Paid some attention when MS started trying to bring first Xbox titles to the 360, but then everyone lost interest. Really missing why its suddenly such a big deal now.
Maybe people dealt with it because they still enjoyed the xb360 despite the issues
I still love my 360. I'd hate to lose my digital library :(
The Wii, was the best place for JRPG's? Xbox 360 had every noteworthy jrpg for it and then some. What did they miss out on that would make those other consoles more appealing for that genre?
"Xbox 360 is Best Console." Dog is best pet. See, it is grammatically incorrect and I just can't have that! "Xbox 360 is (was) the best Console." <There you have it, author.
It's on purpose. As in; 'Chie is Best Girl'
Yeah, what Patashnik said. It's funnier that way.
Then I guess I have no idea what that means, Patashnik.
I hope you know the 360 had better hardware than the PS3 so it definitely didn't break down when The Crew released for next-gen and PC. The Crew wasn't on PS3 due to the graphical issues. It made it on Xbox 360. I wish I could relive those glory days man.
360 was my fav console.
What a great console and great true exclusive line up.
I really want Microsoft to make the console region free in a future Dashboard update.
Best at breaking down. My Xbox Slim I bought in 2011 the motherboard is bad while my PS3 from 2008 is still going strong. I still have games on my hard drive I haven't even played yet not to mention the games I bought my daughter :( Does anyone knows where I can find a brand new 4 GB slim? My daughter wants my 360 when I'm finished beating the games for it.
I still have my original Xbox 360 despite one RROD. After that repair it has been going strong since. Now let me go find some wood to knock on. I plan to make my next generation elite this coming Christmas after I have played through my backlog.
360 had some of the best games last-gen... Gears got my sis to play games(now deceased), Lost Odyssey, Halo, graphics were better, controller arguably better than PS3's and online infrastructure nicer... Aside from RROD, 360 was the "it" console IMO. It did serious online first, had the controller, and had killer apps. PS3 took forever to catch on with the online scene IMO. Had it not been for RROD, lack of bluray, and paid online I think they would have beat PS3 last-gen.
Xbox growth continues to disappoint, and interfere with its exec's pay bonuses, as Microsoft's CEO stops counting Game Pass entirely.
Puts things into perspective when Spiderman 2 managed to sell 2.5 million copies in 24 hours only on the PS5, a single platform.
Gamepass will never hit the growth they want, its just not a thing the majority of gamers have interest in, it goes to show a console