I’ve recently been given a gift card with which to purchase Xbox 360 games. The best usage of this card and the gaming fruit it could produce has completely consumed my brain. Is it better to get one awesome game? Is it better to get 3 or 4 kinda cool games? Should I horde the card and save it for a date to be determined later? These are the things that keep me up at night. Not that normal things (paying bills, work, life) don’t keep me up, these are just the geek things that keep me from a restful slumber.
The reason this is such an issue is because I have zero plans to purchase an xbox game until the end of Q1 (mid-spring). There are a few games coming out in the summer that interested me, but for the most part, the next few months are rather bleak. So, if I’m going to get something, I’ve got to work with what I have.
So, what are my options. Well, the only “big” game I wanted recently was Rainbow Six: Vegas. It’s got solid reviews and the multiplayer is apparently entertaining. The problem with games like that is that I don’t know anyone else who enjoys them. I can’t get the “team capture the flag” vibe going with a bunch of strangers via Xbox Live. Crackdown ships next week but I was very less than impressed with the demo. It’s cell shaded, hokie, and basically GTA3 only you can jump tall buildings in a single bound. Sad. Forza Motorsport also came out last week to rather luke warm reviews. So, those are the “big” games for this month.
My other choice is to pick up some older titles that have since become “platinum hits” and are now $20. Projects Gotham Racing 3, Fight Night Round 3 and Burnout Revenge are all cheap at the moment. As is Dead or Alive 4, although slightly more than the other 3. The biggest problem I have with that is that, except for Fight Night, I already own those games. I’ve got PGR2, Burnout Takedown, and DOA Ultimate. All three series have had rather minor upgrades to the new platform. I’ve played, enjoyed, beaten and put away all three of those. Do I want to play them again? Not really. They weren’t bad, actually, they were very good, but it would be like watching the first seasons of Family Guy over and over again until one day you run out and buy the new the newest season, expecting it to be somehow “different”. How much of an upgrade could they possibly have given to bouncy boobs and fast cars?
I’m not sure what to do. All the awesome games for this year are months away. If I buy something, it’s got to get me through the cold bleakness that is the spring release schedule. Anyone have any input?
Isn’t Guitar Hero coming for the 360 in the upcoming weeks?
Trust me, there’s nothing more classic than the look on your significant other’s face the first time they come home to you standing in the living room, shirtless, jamming away to “Killing in the Name Of” on a plastic, Fisher-Price-esque guitar.
All that, and I hear they’re going to have downloadable marketplace content.
Definitely worth the price of admission, and my suggestion for a purchase.
yeah, apparently April 3rd is the big day that GH2 lands on the xbox. It going to definitely be purchased. I played my brother copy for the PS2 over X-mas, I enjoyed it, but thought the song selection was a little off from my regular tastes in music. I just wasn’t that much of an 80’s rock kinda guy. But I guess I can’t have an all punk/irish/ska/weird british rock version, lol.
I went ahead and bought both Rainbox 6 and FIght Night Round 3 to tide me over until April. Those, and Supreme Commander on the PC should do it. After that it’s all gravy 🙂
MLB 2k7, Ghost Recon 2, Call of Duty, Blazing Angels, Mass Effect, Bio Shock, and a bunch more all hit May/June and then after that, the fall is all about the PC games. UT3, Frontlines, Crysis and Assasins Creed are all fall/winter titles. Should be a good year for gaming, if I can survive the spring, lol.