Hello! Welcome to the latest edition of my posts.
As people who read my last post will know, this post is about the:
As Christmas approaches, happy parents shop dilligently for the consoles their children want so badly.
So that all you readers can beg your parents/friends/lovers/God to get you the right one I am going to give a brief summary of the strengths and weaknesses of each of the three contenders. I will give each a rating out of 5 stars.
Now, ridiculous name aside, I’m sure alot of you know more about Wii than I do. Hell I barely even play with my Wii anymore. I mean, wii all have one right? It’s definitely the cheapest and has the potential to give the most fun.
Whilst playing with my Wii, I realised that the companies other than Nintendo who were making games weren’t using the console effectively. With it’s motion sensing technology, I’m sure many consumers thought ‘OMFG SWORDFIGHTS’ One company realised what was going through every man’s mind and made ‘Red Steel’. I felt….underwhelmed with this game. And after the first 2 months of having the console I’d stopped playing. The Guitar Hero was released, and I played for another month. Now Christmas is approaching again, and I see no possible reason to get back into playing. But the point remains. This console can be fun, and is best used to have a laugh with mates. The graphics aren’t great, but graphics aren’t everything. It’s relatively cheap, can be fun and has a great name. Just don’t expect it to deliver all your gaming needs if you’re a hardcore gamer.
Final Verdict: * * *
A solid Three stars. Fun, accessible, and great for parties. And the controller is multi-use!
Ok, that was a poor pun, but the xbox does have one reason people walk away from the it:
The Red Ring of DOOOOOOM.
Xbox has the worst figures when it comes to breaking down. Something in the region of 40% of all Xboxes collapse within a year of purchase.
The good news is its become so much cheaper in the past few years, and it has a huuuuuuuuuuge range of games. It’s got more exclusives than the other two consoles and good internet access. It’s made for the casual gamer. Something you can play with mates, or by yourself, and not be a total geek. Good graphics as well, as good as anyone needs, and can also play DVDs. Unfortunately they lost the ‘High Def’ Vs ‘Blu Ray’ war, meaning that you can’t fully utilise their movie playing features.
Final Verdict: * * * *
This console has alot going for it, and will provide endless hours of entertainment. Possibly the best fact is that most gamers have one, so you and your friends can play over Xbox LIVE. Unfortunately that has a subscription fee, and the console is prone to breaking down.
Ok. It’s the best console. Full stop. Best graphics, best hardware, and perhaps even the best looking. So why is it the least purchased?
The hardware is years ahead of it’s time. It won’t be until roughly 2012 that we see consoles matching it.
I can’t really diss this console, but I can point out why it’s not selling (And perhaps why it’s a bad purchase)
1) Not enough games. The same games are on this console as are on the xbox 360, albeit less of them
2) Companies aren’t maximising the consoles potential. The graphics on most games are xbox 360 standard.
3) It’s just too damn expensive. Full stop. Not worth the money.
Final Verdict: * * *
Give it a few years, wait for the price to drop more, then it will be worth it.
So in conclusion, what do I think you should play your games on?
Yes. The PC.
Why do I choose this?
It’s got the most games, the best multiplayer games, and free internet play, if you have internet OFC.
It also can have splendid graphics, if you choose to splash some money. but even some lower end computers can play iconic modern games, on low grahphic settings. Everyone has a computer, making it easy to get started. All you need to do is going out and buy some goddamn games.
Also it has the easiest purchasing of games. For instance STEAM is cheap, and all your games are downloaded and stay on your account.
Next time on P M S:
The names Bond. James Bond