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Dezzy

@Peek-a-boo

Yep I live in Britain. That's a good price. I'd definitely get one at that price.

Lol I only just found out that the Xbox One S is actually slightly faster than the original model as well. I thought it was just smaller and had more storage. Cool.

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Octane

Yeah, the One S is incredibly cheap. They were €165 (£142!) last year!

Problem is, looking through their list of exclusives, I can't find any reason to pick one up, even if you include their BC programme. All I can think of is Sunset Overdrive and The Last Night (upcoming indie game). But that's all, I think. Perhaps ReCore...

Octane

Peek-a-boo

@Dezzy Mathematically, it is 8% more powerful than the OG Xbox One, because they freed up some of the RAM that was originally used for Kinect 2.0, which turned out to be a bit of a wet fart...

It doesn’t seem to speed up the sluggish UI, unfortunately.

It is so slow and cumbersome when you compare it to the minimalistic/simplistic UI on both the PlayStation 4 and Switch, and all those OS updates seemingly amount to very little. It drives me potty!

@Octane Likewise.

I played and completed Ori and the Blind Forest and Sunset Overdrive when I was housesitting my friends place for a month whilst he was in New Zealand. Both games are superb!

I wasn’t overly struck on Quantum Break, especially the way the story was implemented by reading important stuff on files and computers in the middle of a gunfight (!) ReCore is a game of mixed quality - enjoyable platforming, but there was not enough of it, and finding those cores was an exercise in tedium.

It definitely needed more time in the oven, that’s for sure.

So yeah, for me, the backwards compatibility is its best draw however, with a (new) Switch and a PlayStation 4, I just simply cannot find the time to justify another console.

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Dezzy

@Octane

Most of the Xbox exclusives are moderately interesting to me. They're undeniably inferior to Playstation or Nintendo's but still will add to the value of the console for me. I'm thinking:

Cuphead, Gears of War 4, Gears of War Remastered, Halo Collection, Halo 5, Sunset Overdrive, Forza, State of Decay 2, Ori and Blind Forest, Quantum Break.

And I realise quite a few of those are available on PC as well but I do prefer to play most games on a console so I'm gonna consider those as effectively being exclusives. Especially given that you can buy most of them used on ebay for low prices.

Peek-a-boo wrote:

@Dezzy Mathematically, it is 8% more powerful than the OG Xbox One, because they freed up some of the RAM that was originally used for Kinect 2.0, which turned out to be a bit of a wet fart...

Wet Fart is probably their retrospective company code name for it tbh. I actually have a Kinect 2.0. Not for gaming though. I do a bit of animation from time to time and I wanted to see how good it's motion capture capabilities were. Turns out the answer is: incredibly good if you remain facing the camera. Incredibly bad in all other situations.

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NEStalgia

@Peek-a-boo "minimalistic/simplistic UI on both the PlayStation 4 [...]"

LOL, good on.....wait.....you were being serious?

I love my PS4....but that interface is just horrid. Sure, Metro on XBox and Windows are still somehow managing to be even worse.....

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Peek-a-boo

@NEStalgia This is pretty much what the homepage on my PlayStation 4 looks like:

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If this doesn’t look minimalistic/simplistic to you, I don’t know what is!

Peek-a-boo

NEStalgia

@Peek-a-boo Until you actually have a game's tile selected and that big mess opens up. Or, you know, you want to go into settings, PSN/trophies/etc details. All the pop-out panels are a mess.

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DarthNocturnal

I didn't think XB1's UI was sluggish... but then one person's fast is another's slow.

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Dezzy

PS4 menu looks fine to me. Can someone post the Xbox One version?

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Peek-a-boo

@NEStalgia Well, you need to display information about the games themselves, especially multiplayer ones that shows various multiplayer features such as chat, invites and groups. I agree that it can be streamlined, yes, but given the online infrastructure between each game, it isn’t an easy job.

Let’s just say that upon first glance, it looks relatively clean and simple... until you dive into the games information and the various settings beyond the surface. It certainly helps if you have a clutter free theme, just like the 20th Anniversary one shown above!

@Dezzy This is the current UI design, which I believe is the third attempt since the Xbox One came to be:

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Peek-a-boo

NEStalgia

@Peek-a-boo Honestly the XBox One and PS4 UIs don't even seem that different to me. Switch has it nice and clean, much more like a mobile OS where everything is uniform. The PS4.....it doesn't really count even with the clean theme (though it's most fair to compare default themes), since you go to a game, and EVERY game has a busy, noisy backdrop (sometimes literally), with it's own odd unique menu of garbage strewn all over, videos that start playing on loop, random odd links to DLC strewn everywhere. There's no need for that. It's not because of online infrastructure, it's because of bad UI design. The myriad of add-ons and features could easily be a uniform menu that would be less "pretty" but much more functionally minimalist and much easier to navigate all games in a uniform way.

I expect bad interfaces from Sony though. Never had a Sony product of any type with an interface that wasn't awful since that 1989 VCR.....

The XBO interface's crime is it's as though they've copied Sony, and blended it with the already awful Win10 interface.

I liken the effect to Flash based website navigation. At least the interwebs got rid of it, even if consoles cling to it.

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Grumblevolcano

The best console UI is still Wii U.

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Ryu_Niiyama

@Peek-a-boo that ui looks better than the last time i booted my xbone ....been over a year. i will dig it out of storage...at some point.

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NEStalgia

@Grumblevolcano WiiU's UI was the best of times and the worst of times. The layout, interface, etc was so nicely designed in some areas, and so painfully PalmOS-like in others. PalmOS was great....in its day. And........it's.......hard.......to.......forget.......the......boot.....and.......menu.....speed......of.......WiiU.

I have to actually give credit to PS Vita. Before Switch it was the best UI around, despite some idiosyncrasies. X360 was cool on revision 2. And then they ruined it.

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CanisWolfred

Octane wrote:

Yeah, the One S is incredibly cheap. They were €165 (£142!) last year!

Problem is, looking through their list of exclusives, I can't find any reason to pick one up, even if you include their BC programme. All I can think of is Sunset Overdrive and The Last Night (upcoming indie game). But that's all, I think. Perhaps ReCore...

I'd probably play Super Lucky's Tale, Sunset Overdrive, Gigantic, Rare's Retro Collection, Killer Instinct, and the Halo games if I ever got the Xbone. And if Crackdown 3, doesn't turn out to be a dud. Didn't ReCore get a re-release? If that's better, I might go for that, too. Still, there's not quite enough that would make me buy it on its own. That's why I'm so worried about Backwards compatibilitity...

Also, thank you, @Dezzy, for reminding me that Tales of Vesperia isn't Backwards compatible, yet...that's another big one I'm still waiting for...

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DarthNocturnal

I gave up on ReCore a ways in (had all rifle colors, 4 robots). The combat was driving me bonkers. Not even Monster Hunter had death-combo'd me so much. And that's without double-jump, dashing, etc.

I wanted to like it, but it just... stopped being fun.

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carlos82

Got to say the Xbox One X is my favourite console at the moment, for all the talk of exclusives I have no shortage of games to play and for third parties there is no comparison. Added to that the excellent backwards compatibility and with all the talk of what games Sega will bring to it's Ages collection I have Panzer Dragoon Orta in 1920p on my Xbox One X and it looks incredible. In this regard at least the Xbox is well ahead of the competition, offering either just improved performance in old games or in an increasing number resolutions up to 4K and all for free if you already have the discs.

I agree there isn't much reason to buy the S as much of what I said simply won't apply but for anyone with a bit more money to burn the X is a far superior console to the Pro

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SuperWeird

I'm very happy with my X. I sold my PS4 last year (I owned it since launch), and bought an X instead, and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I was never really thrilled with my PS4 for a ton of reasons (controller sucked, no-backwards compatibility with my PS3 digital purchases, annoying full-page military ads on the home screen—right next to Call of Duty no less, and I don't really care about any of their solo player exclusives). Most of my non-Nintendo gaming is via third party publishers, and the X is definitely the best place to play those games. I also love the X controller and their backwards compatibility with 360 games. Currently playing Red Dead Redemption in 4K, thanks to the recent update. Far Cry 5 in 4k is spectacular. Monster Hunter is amazing. Looking forward State of Decay 2. I love my X and don't miss my PS4 at all.

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Read those two comments above mine, and let that sink in for a while.

And then go to the store and buy yourself an Xbox One X and never look back...

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Dezzy

X is just too expensive. I'd never buy a games console at that price, especially when it's just offering hardware improvement rather than exclusive games. Better off just putting the same money towards a good PC.

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