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Supermarioman

Well this may be my 300th attempt at asking about a 360, but for once, I really think it might happen this time. I have $110 right now and I'm looking at buying a 4GB 360 (I'll wait to upgrade until Christmas) and Halo 3, I'm buying it for the exclusives of course, my trusty PS3 gets all the multiplatform games. But my list has really increased, a lot larger than I originally thought:
Halo 3, Halo 3ST, Halo: Reach, Halo Wars, Fable II, L4D, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, Perfect Dark: Zero, Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, and probably some other downloads I can't think of right now.

Edit: I don't know what the hell is up with Halo 3: ODST up there

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Mabbit

okay, my sisters boyfriend is giving away his 360 to me sometime in the near future, and i need help. now, i already know what games to buy and such (Super Street Fighter IV, Soulcalibur IV, and BlazBlue FTW!) but i have one big question:

IS XBOX LIVE WORTH IT?
this is my big question overall. i want to play games online, but i dont care as much about the other stuff that live offers such as in game chat or achievements and stuff like that. is there a way to simply get the online functionality, but leave out the other stuff? if not, is the subscription fee really worth it for someone like me who doesnt play online that often?

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Ravage

You do get 1 month of free Gold when you sign up with a new account, so you can always test it out yourself. I really wish that they made online and all that other stuff separate because it really sucks paying a subscription fee.

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feder

Ravage wrote:

I would of course recommend Bioshock as a general great game.

Eh...I don't really like Western RPGs. I really only play JRPGs. I like fantasy-type games with swords and dragons.

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Ravage

Bioshock has RPG elements, but it is a shooter at heart. Just an extraordinarily fantastic single player shooter. Which is why it is not recommended as a great RPG.
Seriously, if you have any interest in FPS games; do yourself a favour and buy this game.
And don't forget its upcoming "sequel", Bioshock Infinite.

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The_Fox

Supermarioman wrote:

Well this may be my 300th attempt at asking about a 360, but for once, I really think it might happen this time. I have $110 right now and I'm looking at buying a 4GB 360 (I'll wait to upgrade until Christmas) and Halo 3, I'm buying it for the exclusives of course, my trusty PS3 gets all the multiplatform games. But my list has really increased, a lot larger than I originally thought:
Halo 3, Halo 3ST, Halo: Reach, Halo Wars, Fable II, L4D, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, Perfect Dark: Zero, Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, and probably some other downloads I can't think of right now.

Edit: I don't know what the hell is up with Halo 3: ODST up there

Luckily, most of those games you've mentioned can be bought for pretty cheap (except for Reach, which was released recently.)

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The_Fox

briunj04 wrote:

okay, my sisters boyfriend is giving away his 360 to me sometime in the near future, and i need help. now, i already know what games to buy and such (Super Street Fighter IV, Soulcalibur IV, and BlazBlue FTW!) but i have one big question:

IS XBOX LIVE WORTH IT?
this is my big question overall. i want to play games online, but i dont care as much about the other stuff that live offers such as in game chat or achievements and stuff like that. is there a way to simply get the online functionality, but leave out the other stuff? if not, is the subscription fee really worth it for someone like me who doesnt play online that often?

If you don't play games online that often it depends. If Facebook, Twitter, LastFm and the ESPN thingy popping up don't sound that interesting to you either you may be fine with the free membership. I'd recommend trying it for a month and seeing if you like it.

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Ravage

Yeah, seriously, you may think that you won't play online much, but that may change.
Playing your games online is really addictive. But, it wouldn't be so addictive if games would actually have local multiplayer (bots are nice too). There are only a handful of games which still offer local multiplayer. If you know a few friends with 360s, the fun-factor is doubled; possibly even tripled.

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CanisWolfred

Don't forget the sales on XBLA for Gold Members, and along with being able to play with friends, you get numerous other features, including voice chat and parties, so you can still talk to your friends even if you aren't playing together.

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Infernape1000 wrote:

I noticed that you don't have an RPG. You should think about getting one. I recommend Dragon Age and/or Fallout 3.

Unfortunately, RPGs just really aren't my thing :/ We often have a love/hate relationship

I've thought about getting New Vegas though, it sounds pretty good. Vanquish does also have my attention though~ Plants vs. Zombies is the next on my 'to-buy' list currently, though. (What, I love that game. Why not?)

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LordJumpMad

Ravage wrote:

Yeah, seriously, you may think that you won't play online much, but that may change.
Playing your games online is really addictive. But, it wouldn't be so addictive if games would actually have local multiplayer (bots are nice too). There are only a handful of games which still offer local multiplayer. If you know a few friends with 360s, the fun-factor is doubled; possibly even tripled.

You can't really do much, with out online on 360.
I mean, who are you going to Tea-bag if your not online

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Ravage wrote:

Bioshock has RPG elements, but it is a shooter at heart. Just an extraordinarily fantastic single player shooter. Which is why it is not recommended as a great RPG.
Seriously, if you have any interest in FPS games; do yourself a favour and buy this game.
And don't forget its upcoming "sequel", Bioshock Infinite.

The last shooter I played and enjoyed was Perfect Dark for the N64, and that was only because I liked its capture the flag mode. So yeah, I'm not really into shooters.... I really only like JRPGs, action/adventure, and platformers.

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CanisWolfred

feder wrote:

Ravage wrote:

Bioshock has RPG elements, but it is a shooter at heart. Just an extraordinarily fantastic single player shooter. Which is why it is not recommended as a great RPG.
Seriously, if you have any interest in FPS games; do yourself a favour and buy this game.
And don't forget its upcoming "sequel", Bioshock Infinite.

The last shooter I played and enjoyed was Perfect Dark for the N64, and that was only because I liked its capture the flag mode. So yeah, I'm not really into shooters.... I really only like JRPGs, action/adventure, and platformers.

At least try the demo. You may be surprised.

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Oregano

If you like Metroid Prime then you might also like Bioshock. It's got that adventurey vibe going for it and isn't exactly a straight shooter.

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Oregano wrote:

If you like Metroid Prime then you might also like Bioshock. It's got that adventurey vibe going for it and isn't exactly a straight shooter.

Never played Metroid; probably never will. The only Nintendo games I really play are Zelda and the occasional Mario Kart. I used to play Mario, but I stopped after it went 3D. I like Nintendo as company more than for their gaming franchises.

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CanisWolfred

feder wrote:

Oregano wrote:

If you like Metroid Prime then you might also like Bioshock. It's got that adventurey vibe going for it and isn't exactly a straight shooter.

Never played Metroid; probably never will. The only Nintendo games I really play are Zelda and the occasional Mario Kart. I used to play Mario, but I stopped after it went 3D. I like Nintendo as company more than for their gaming franchises.

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feder wrote:

Oregano wrote:

If you like Metroid Prime then you might also like Bioshock. It's got that adventurey vibe going for it and isn't exactly a straight shooter.

Never played Metroid; probably never will. The only Nintendo games I really play are Zelda and the occasional Mario Kart. I used to play Mario, but I stopped after it went 3D. I like Nintendo as company more than for their gaming franchises.

I don`t even know what to say to that...
Maybe I will just make funny text then.

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feder

Ravage wrote:

feder wrote:

Oregano wrote:

If you like Metroid Prime then you might also like Bioshock. It's got that adventurey vibe going for it and isn't exactly a straight shooter.

Never played Metroid; probably never will. The only Nintendo games I really play are Zelda and the occasional Mario Kart. I used to play Mario, but I stopped after it went 3D. I like Nintendo as company more than for their gaming franchises.

I don`t even know what to say to that...
Maybe I will just make funny text then.

Different stroke for different folks? I grew up with Nintendo so I really respect and like them, but that doesn't mean I have to be a fan of all of their franchises. I can respect them and even like them, but that doesn't mean I'll want to play them.

Speaking of Xbox 360, what are some good 360 only JRPGs? The only one I can think of is Lost Odyssey.

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CanisWolfred

feder wrote:

Ravage wrote:

feder wrote:

Oregano wrote:

If you like Metroid Prime then you might also like Bioshock. It's got that adventurey vibe going for it and isn't exactly a straight shooter.

Never played Metroid; probably never will. The only Nintendo games I really play are Zelda and the occasional Mario Kart. I used to play Mario, but I stopped after it went 3D. I like Nintendo as company more than for their gaming franchises.

I don`t even know what to say to that...
Maybe I will just make funny text then.

Different stroke for different folks? I grew up with Nintendo so I really respect and like them, but that doesn't mean I have to be a fan of all of their franchises. I can respect them and even like them, but that doesn't mean I'll want to play them.

Speaking of Xbox 360, what are some good 360 only JRPGs? The only one I can think of is Lost Odyssey.

I suppose I can understand that, by taking common sense and turning it inside out.

JRPGs on 360:

Eternal Sonata (Second best)
Star Ocean: The Last Hope (Best on this list, IMO)
Cross Edge: Dash
Record of Argest Wars
Tales of Vesperia
Cultcept Saga
Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XI: Ultimate Edition

And then a lot of crap that should never have been localized. That's only what's available in the U.S., though (I just went through Gamestop's catalogue today...all 611 pages of it...), and chances are there are a lot more JRPGs in Japan, which are far better than anything released in Japan, because that's what always happens.

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Supermarioman

After considering something I think I might wait for a little longer and save up enough for the 250GB model considering that the investement is $300 as opposed to:
$200 for 4GB $20 for Headset $130 for 250 GB $40 for a 16 GB to transfer data. Yeah that is another $90 extra, so I could get more games instead of paying for all that crap.

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