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Topic   Xbox Series X/S Discussion Thread Microsoft Xbox One

bluemetal04
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18-Jul-2020(#1)
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Might as well get it started. Who's looking forward to it? I personally think that it could beat PS5, that is if they don't screw up. They need a basic UI, more first party titles, and focus only on gaming. They own the license to Rare games, we need to see new Conkers, Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie, etc. They did alright with Killer Instinct, I'll give them that, but they're sitting on a lot of games that needs remade, remastered, and sequels.
As far as I know, it's slightly more powerful than the PS5, which isn't a big deal. But what is a big deal is that it will come with more storage. XBSX will have 1TB, which I admit, is not much by today's standards. The PS5 will have 825GB, which is ridiculous. I'm guessing that the next gen games will be around 100gb or more in size on average. If that is the case, I expect the discs will be on 4k UHD blu-rays.
Kommie
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(frozen)
31-Jan-2021(#41)
Can you die in The Medium or is it just avoid enemies, and you can't kill them?

Anxiouz
900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
31-Jan-2021(#42)
You can die but it's mostly only during frustrating chase or stealth sequences. But in 95% of the game you cannot as there really aren't any enemies unless you count moths (not a joke).
ufcchamp322
Gold Good Trader
31-Jan-2021(#43)
Been waiting a while for this game, but reviews really holding me back from playing.
Kommie
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(frozen)
31-Jan-2021(#44)
ufcchamp322 wrote:
> Been waiting a while for this game, but reviews really holding me back from playing.
>

It's on GamePass, so if you have it, it's technically free.

ufcchamp322
Gold Good Trader
31-Jan-2021(#45)
It's downloaded. Just hate to ruin the expectations I had
Kommie
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(frozen)
31-Jan-2021(#46)
Given the developers record, not sure why people had huge expectations

Dasgessabel
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(frozen)
* 31-Jan-2021(#47)
Its the best game they've done so far in my opinion. That may not mean much depending how high of an opinion you hold on the other games, but yeah. I enjoyed the layers of fear games for what they were, and absolutely hated Blair Witch. And coming off BW, the Medium was a pleasant surprise. Do keep expectations in check, because it is a walking simulator and it is slow, but it brings back those cinematic RE style camera angles, that nice SH inspired music and some messed up ideas.
TalonJedi87
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
31-Jan-2021(#48)
Yeah im about halfway into the Medium and really enjoying it. Maybe its just cause I've been starving for a new Silent Hill like game but it's solid
Archer
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31-Jan-2021(#49)
I tried to play the meduim today. Hated it. Not my style of game. I thought this game was going to be like Quantum Break, not like RE.
longhornsk57
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
31-Jan-2021(#50)
Ya I'm not into walking sims or interactive movies. Wish they'd make a game that's challenging
Anxiouz
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* 31-Jan-2021(#51)
After a quick search it looks like I'm about 3/4 the way through The Medium. It's still a slow slog...kinda interesting but I'm still kinda just wanting to get through it.

I really like some of the story telling but since the gameplay is 100% linear it's tough to feel like I'm actually using any skill to play this or advance the story because of my actions.

I would give a warning that there is some innuendo that infers some awful crap:


Several references to Jews being killed, but only through jewellery you find. The story telling is clumsy but there are several Jewish star necklaces near bodies that tell you (in the spirit world) that they were killed via violence.



And some heavy but awkward references to WW2 so this infers a lot of crap but ultimately is vague and has no meaning (or has super meaning?). But it's all pretty unclear to me how that era plays into this story.

But then there is perhaps the worst thing you'd want to see in a game:


...a pedophile taking advantage of kids is a thing. Unsure if it is sexual or physical abuse but it's a super strange turn and it lingers for quite a lengthy bit of time. And it's very much not clear what happened but you hear a child/adult voice interacting many times.



These aren't explicitly stated but holy hell does the mediocre voice acting and dialogue insinuate some terrible things in a way they may or may not be intended. Super weird.
Archer
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* 1-Feb-2021(#52)
MLB The Show is no long a Sony exclusive.

Developer San Diego Studio has now confirmed that MLB The Show 21 will not be a PlayStation exclusive -- it will be the first title in the series to launch for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. MLB The Show 21 launches on April 20th, 2021.

Wow, Russell also confirmed that MLB The Show 21 will feature cross-platform play and cross progression.
Feeb
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1-Feb-2021(#53)
Smart move. The best baseball by far.
ErickRPG
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1-Feb-2021(#54)
personally my best baseball was MLB power pros. I wish that company still made games. Maybe I should look up some Japanese releases.

PizzaTheHutt
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* 1-Feb-2021(#55)
Archer wrote:
> MLB The Show is no long a Sony exclusive.
>
> Developer San Diego Studio has now confirmed that MLB The Show 21 will not be a PlayStation
> exclusive -- it will be the first title in the series to launch for Xbox Series X|S
> and Xbox One. MLB The Show 21 launches on April 20th, 2021.
>
> Wow, Russell also confirmed that MLB The Show 21 will feature cross-platform play
> and cross progression.

I thought they had said last year it'd be coming to Switch as well? I guess that didn't pan out? I wouldn't buy it on Switch anyway but it's nice for the other consoles to finally get a baseball game worth playing.
Archer
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1-Feb-2021(#56)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>> MLB The Show is no long a Sony exclusive.
>>
>> Developer San Diego Studio has now confirmed that MLB The Show 21 will not be
> a PlayStation
>> exclusive -- it will be the first title in the series to launch for Xbox Series
> X|S
>> and Xbox One. MLB The Show 21 launches on April 20th, 2021.
>>
>> Wow, Russell also confirmed that MLB The Show 21 will feature cross-platform play
>> and cross progression.
>
> I thought they had said last year it'd be coming to Switch as well? I guess that
> didn't pan out? I wouldn't buy it on Switch anyway but it's nice for the other consoles
> to finally get a baseball game worth playing.
>

I do remember that as well. But there has been no word on it since it was speculated in 2019.
Finn
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1-Feb-2021(#57)
This makes sense for the fanbase, more consoles means. Bigger install base.
Dasgessabel
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(frozen)
6-Feb-2021(#58)
About to start Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood. I expect a lot of jank, but the gameplay looks mindless and fun enough
TalonJedi87
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
6-Feb-2021(#59)
Yeah from what I saw it looked like a standard cookie cutter action game which is fine. We need more of those imo
Dasgessabel
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6-Feb-2021(#60)
And had to restart. Tried hard mode, and the combat tracking makes dodging most things nearly impossible, so dropping that down so I can actually have fun with the game. I dont think any achievements or anything is tied to difficulty which is good
Archer
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6-Feb-2021(#61)
Ended up buying Gods Will Fall today on a whim. This game is decent. I like it so far.
Dasgessabel
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(frozen)
6-Feb-2021(#62)
So yeah, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is rather lame, to me. Combat itself is fun to rip crap up, but the game is devastatingly boring. Factories, warehouses, dams, etc, all the locations you go on missions look exactly the same and consist of the same thing. Sneak by some, tear through others. Some cool ideas with the spirits and all that don't seem to have much bearing on anything other than them saying "Yeah we believe that". Its a $20 game at best. Maybe it will pick up but I think I'm at least a third through the game, and its been pretty dull - which, in a game about werewolves, is a gigantic missed opportunity.
Dasgessabel
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(frozen)
7-Feb-2021(#63)
About 75% completion, and not much has changed. I'm disappointed not because I expected an amazing game, but like I said, they made a game about werewolves boring as hell. I feel like you have to TRY to do that.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
7-Feb-2021(#64)
I watched the review from ACG for Werewolf and he was disappointed as well. Said it's a rental/deep-deep sale at best, which is his next to lowest score.

Dasgessabel
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(frozen)
7-Feb-2021(#65)
Slickriven wrote:
> I watched the review from ACG for Werewolf and he was disappointed as well. Said
> it's a rental/deep-deep sale at best, which is his next to lowest score.
>
>

See, I knew going in it was never going to be great and was probably going to be extremely shallow. I accepted that, but I never expected it to be this dull. The environments are all uninspired drab, with the spirits you convene with being the standouts really. And when you hear werewolves vs amped up humans in mech suits, you'd think you're in for at least a crazy ride. But this is just boring which is not what I expected.
ErickRPG
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* 7-Feb-2021(#66)
Target having b2g1. I scored a few xbox one x enhances games that were on my kinda maybe at a good price list.

Outer Worlds
Spyro
Spongebob Rehydrated

All for $20 ea, not bad. I also have Jurassic World Evolution that was on my list, but now that I scored one, I'm kinda like, meh. My first order had Jurassic World instead of spongbob so I cancelled the other 2 and reordered. However I was not able to cancel Jurassic World and it's still only at $20 (so maybe a tip for people who only want to, order 3 and immediately cancel 1 of them you don't want). I might return it to target once I get it. The other 3 games though, pretty excited to play!

TalonJedi87
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
7-Feb-2021(#67)
I'm just gonna hang back and wait for Werewolf the Apocalypse to hit Game Pass. Feels like it'll land on there sooner or later.
Groo
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9-Feb-2021(#68)
Got an email from gamestop about online bundles for the S so hoping the SX comes in soon. They are giving an extra $50 starting tomorrow for the X so going to trade my two in for credit and hope to catch an SX soon. ($225 each) not having to ship so not passing on the deal
Anxiouz
900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 9-Feb-2021(#69)
Groo wrote:
> Got an email from gamestop about online bundles for the S so hoping the SX comes
> in soon. They are giving an extra $50 starting tomorrow for the X so going to trade
> my two in for credit and hope to catch an SX soon. ($225 each) not having to ship
> so not passing on the deal

This is unclear. Are you saying you can get $225 for an X1X trade-in?
Groo
600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
10-Feb-2021(#70)
Anxiouz wrote:
> Groo wrote:
>> Got an email from gamestop about online bundles for the S so hoping the SX comes
>> in soon. They are giving an extra $50 starting tomorrow for the X so going to
> trade
>> my two in for credit and hope to catch an SX soon. ($225 each) not having to ship
>> so not passing on the deal
>
> This is unclear. Are you saying you can get $225 for an X1X trade-in?

$175 currently and starting 2/11 extra $50, should be for PS4 Pro and Nintendo Switch too, other systems to check trade-in for values etc
ErickRPG
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11-Feb-2021(#71)
I am really enjoying a lot of these Xbox one X enhanced games. While waiting for the true next GEN games to start coming. There's a lot that came out the last few years that I missed out on. Playing Spyro right now. Beautiful to look out and fun to play, that's how I want my next Genny games.

Dasgessabel
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(frozen)
* 11-Feb-2021(#72)
Anyone on the Xbox series x or S, navigating the sales in the store is driving me insane. Periodically when I'm scrolling through the games, the cursor moves all the way to the left to select the categories, even if I'm pressing right on the stick. Also sometimes it goes all the way to the top. This happen to anyone else?

If I go from very bottom to top, it works fine
Anxiouz
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11-Feb-2021(#73)
I haven't had that happen but I do 90% of my browsing from my laptop, and just send the DL to my system. I hate navigating stores on consoles but I just got my XSX in and I didn't have what you're describing happen when I did go to the store tonight.
Archer
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16-Feb-2021(#74)
Some nice GP additions starting this week.

The 18th
Code Vein (PC)
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire -- Ultimate Edition (Cloud and Console)
Wreckfest (Cloud, Console and PC)

The 25th
Dirt 5 (Cloud, Console and PC)
Elite: Dangerous (Console)
Superhot: Mind Control Delete (PC)
Anxiouz
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16-Feb-2021(#75)
Stoked for Dirt 5.
Kommie
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(frozen)
16-Feb-2021(#76)
The 29th

Immortals: Fenyx Rising

Resident Evil 2 Remake

Resident Evil 3 Remake

Cyberpunk 2077

TalonJedi87
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
16-Feb-2021(#77)
Kommie wrote:
> The 29th
>
> Immortals: Fenyx Rising
>
> Resident Evil 2 Remake
>
> Resident Evil 3 Remake
>
> Cyberpunk 2077
>
>

I see what you did there.
ErickRPG
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16-Feb-2021(#78)
Anxiouz wrote:
> Stoked for Dirt 5.

Yeah, I'll pay $15 just for one month of Dirt 5. Right now it's $40 at the cheapest. I plan to pick it up eventually when it's $20. But it will be nice to play it now.

Slickriven
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16-Feb-2021(#79)
Dirt 5 showing up might be why Dirt 4 is leaving at the end of the month.
If anyone cares/doesn't know these are also leaving in ~12 days:
Vambrace: Cold Soul
Oxenfree
Momodora: RUtM
Jackbox Party Pack 4

Shadows of the Damned is leaving soon too, not sure when though as it's an EAplay title.

Archer
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17-Feb-2021(#80)
Yeah I started Oxenfree the other night. I think I'm pretty close to the end. I'm only playing for about 45-60 minutes a night. Its enjoyable. Could probably be completed in one 2.5-3 hour session.
Anxiouz
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17-Feb-2021(#81)
Been playing Jedi Fallen Order on the XSX in the updated Performance mode. 60fps feels great, and somehow the graphics still look really nice even though they're 1440p or something? Quality mode looks a little crisper at 4k but really not all that much better.

I started a New Game+ but you don't have access to all of your skills until they unlock at certain points in the game. That's a little lame but it does force you to complete certain puzzles and things in the desired way so I get it. The game is still an absolute blast. So good.

Topic   Xbox Series X/S Discussion Thread Microsoft Xbox One