I am a bit frustrated these days with the XBox. I am a huge fan of of the XBix, but have become annoyed about the lack of quality games for the platform. So many highly touted have been released and yet they all suck. Look at “Chase:Hollywood Stunt Driver,” “Terminator Dawn of Fate,” “Prisoner of War” or even “Dead to Rights.” I don’t get it. Does Microsoft not realize that these are bad games? (Side note: When I say bad games, I don’t mean games that I don’t like, but rather games that are just poorly designed and executed.) This entire situation is frustrating because I do have time to play games now and yet there is nothing to play on the XBox. Now, I know this is a relatively new system, but that is no excuse. There have been quite a few games released on the Gamecube that I have loved including: Resident Evil, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem and the Star Wars game. These games are the only
that have held my attention over the last 3 months. (with the exception of online Halo which is a hack and not that reliable). Come on Microsoft your console is only as good as your games! Why is it that there are better games for the Nintendo? Is Nintendo better at developer relations/recruiting or is there something else going on here. I have no idea, but all I can say is that I am frustrated. Shelling out $300 for a platform that only has one decent game (Halo) is an incredible waste. Given the weak line up, it is amazing that the XBox has done as well as it has.
On the bright side, hopefully my XBox Live! beta pack should come in the next few days which will provide a whole new level of distraction. I think Live has the potential to completely change the XBox experience for the better and I am thrilled to try it out. I am planning on getting a couple of friends over after I have it set up to try it out.