At 10/25/01 04:39 AM, TheUnknown1 wrote:
SONY, SONY, SONY all the way for me. Always has been. Nintendo is good too. I will never lower myself to a mini compact comp like Xbox. Ever since they made us aware of it, I have read crap on it. And in the end...it will crash sooner or later...like a reg. old PC can. Because that's all it is...spare pc parts...(geesh! If I had a nickle every time I had to say this...)
Wrong, Wrong, Wrong! PS2 is a computer, also, Gamecube is a computer, also. Xbox is no more of a 'PC' than PS2 or Gamecube is. It is not running windows, it will not have Office, it will not have web browsing, it does not have USB expansions, AOL, or upgradable capacities. It is a CONSOLE. Not a PC. But since you know nothing about Xbox, I figure I'd expect a comment like that from someone. Each component in the Xbox (while it sounds it's pulled off the shelf) is specially modified and form-fitted into the Xbox's architecture.
Geez, quit mouthing off if you don't know anything about it.
xvllvx, I'm curious as to how you played 3 launch titles since only 3 are finished as of this point (Halo, Fuzion Frenzy, and NASCAR Heat) and everything else is either a demo or an unfinished build.
Ok, here's why I want an Xbox.
1. The best of both worlds: PC gaming and console gaming. Console games have been little or nothing more than just kinda mindless jumping or shooting. Or racing. With the Xbox hard disk, we get to try out new gameplay that has previous never been experience effectively on a console. Some of the most innovative games that slightly more sophisticated gameplay are PC.
2. The hard drive. None of this crap with having to keep chucking money at memory cards. I know a guy who has a PS2 at work and says he's bought 6 memory cards (i.e. $210) for his PS2 to put his saves on. Not only could people save that to their hard drive on Xbox, but what would you want? 6 memory cards or 4+ games? I don't know about you guys, but I'd take the games.
Plus, this hard drive allows for larger levels (imagine that instead of having 30 or so courses in a snowboarding game where you just the walls of the course with jumps that get boring and monotonous after a while, how about having entire mountains in which to snowboard?) and less rigid save points (save in-game, destroy a level and still be able to save then come back and the level's still destroyed).
PS2 is really just the PSX with DVD playback and is faster. Except the PS2 effectively makes all games on it look like mud. Did I mention the PS2 DVD player SUCKS? My parents have a 3-year old DVD player and it works a lot better than the PS2's.
3. Superior specs due to PC architecture. While PS2 has this wonderful Emotion Engine that's really fast and can do a lot of things at once, the PS2 as a whole is not a very efficient design, therefore, the PS2 is STILL $300 here in the States and will be until next year. Because Xbox uses a PC architecture, they can modify some stuff (making it much more efficient) and then have faster components because they cost less than components of other consoles. Come November 15th, you'll be able to spend the same amount to get a console with superior specs, a lot of stuff Sony makes you pay for as add-ons for PS2 are already built-in and (where it counts) a much better DVD player. Gee, and you don't have to keep spending money on memory cards, either. Which one truly is the better hardware for the same price? Geee, I think that's Xbox.
Games you can argue about forever as it's all in one's personal tastes.
But those are my reasons.