Snohomie wrote:Ummm, I don't get this talk that FFXI was a failure.
I hated the game, personally. The GF loves it, though, so I've played it a bit on my own account... But I hopped in a couple months ago and there were well over a dozen servers with strong populations. Considering the game came out, what, 6 years ago, that's a roaring success by MMO standards. Most games are ghostlands after that long.
Rob, you know I love you, but your fanboiness is so rabid it makes me laugh.
That said, maybe it's just me, but I'm not impressed at all by any of the 360 exclusives. I can honestly say, aside from FFXI and MSG (non-exclusives), I wouldn't spend $60.00 on any of those. I'm more bothered that Fable 2 is a 360 exclusive, and that game has been around for a year. I suppose the Halo lovers are excited, but never really gotten into that game... my roommate plays it all the time, so I've played it with her a bit, and it just doesn't do it for me.
The PS3 lineup suits me more, I think. I only recognize half the names, but Uncharted, Rachet and Clank, and GOW3 are all games I'll seriously consider spending dough on. The other ones might be cool, no idea. I don't follow E3 anymore, I tend to go crazy waiting for games so instead I just remain oblivious to release dates... Though I gotta remember to ask for a few days off work when NCAA comes out (Madden '09 was such an utter disappointment, if they made recruiting not suck in NCAA I'd never play Madden '09 at all).
I was unaware that FF11 still had a strong population, perhaps i mispoke.
Anyway, I love you too, and my fanboiness also makes me laugh as well. I pick something i like, and i stick too it. For me, Halo is the reason i got an xbox to begin with, and everytime i play one of those games i thoroughly enjoy it. I am more a halo fanboy than i am a 360 fanboy, and that says alot. I would jump ship if PS3 got the exclusive rights to halo games. I have read all the books, own the collectables (im one of the fools who paid all that $$$ for the Halo 3 Legendary Editions), and play the games for hours on end.
I admit it. I am a fanboy. I love the 360 and i do not enjoy the PS3.
If this streaming 1080p works well, microsoft might have just put an end to the need for disks (blu ray). You will also be able to download full games strait to your harddrive. thats just awesome.