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FraserG

Hello all!

I thought we'd start a thread based entirely around backwards compatibility! What Xbox 360 and original Xbox games are you playing on your Xbox One right now? Which old games look the best on new hardware? And what recommendations do you have for other pX back-compat fanatics? Let us know here.

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MaccaMUFC

I’m currently playing through the original Splinter Cell on my Xbox One X and gotta say they’ve done a great job updating the graphics and framerate, just like with other OG Xbox games that are X Enhanced. The only thing that bothers me slightly is the huge black bars on either side of the screen but games back then weren’t made for widescreen TVs.

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StrangeBit

Hi! I'm new to the forum! I lurked PureXbox for a while, it's a very cool website! And great forum!

I bought an Xbox one dirty cheap (the All Digital for just 120€!) sometime ago because of BC! I love it, I can play a lot of old games! years ago I had an original xbox but very few games, I'm glad I can now play lots of OG&360 masterpieces!

I'm currently playing Ninja Gaiden Black and Dead Space 1, both awesome games!

I'm planning to build a complete OG&360 BC library

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StrangeBit

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JaxonH

The one BC game that is absolute gold...

Is Lost Odyssey from Sakaguchi aka “The creator of Final Fantasy”

I tried to get this game running on the 360 emulator for some QoL enhancements but it wouldn’t run. And they don’t sell the game on PC at all. So the only way you can play this game is if you have a 360, or an Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility.

And it’s one of the greatest JRPG’s of all time. I mean, seriously. It’s from the guy who created Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X. He also made The Last Story (Nintendo Wii) which was equally amazing, and Blue Dragon (360) which is also on X1 BC.

Lost Odyssey was Microsoft’s answer to Final Fantasy, while Blue Dragon was their answer to Dragon Quest. And both from the actual Final Fantasy creator himself. Lost Odyssey (360), Blue Dragon (360) and The Last Story (Wii) were the last games he ever made after Final Fantasy X, once he left Square Enix. Truly one of the greatest video game creators of all time and now he’s making mobile games. Such a waste.

So that’s my recommendation.

That and Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. Keep in mind the trilogy was made well after Sakaguchi left SE, and the games have faced their fair share of criticism, but I still think they are worth playing, and to be honest they look and run better on the X1X via BC than they do on STEAM.

PLAYING
NS: Wonderful 101, Trials of Mana
PC: Trials Rising, Gears Tactics

MOST EXCITED FOR 2020
NS: Xenoblade, Borderlands w/gyro, Club House Games, Persona 5S, Trails of Cold Steel 3
PC: Cyberpunk 2077

Jesus is Lord.

Xbox Gamertag: ActionJaxonH

StrangeBit

@JaxonH I'm thinking about FFXIII, maybe next time is on sale I will buy it! It seems impressive graphically!

StrangeBit

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JaxonH

@UnconfirmedBit
Ya. It’s pretty good. But it is a trilogy of games, keep that in mind, and the story gets incredibly convoluted. I have my complaints about FFXIII. Not to say the games aren’t worth playing, but they’re far from the best of the genre. If you know all that already though, ya, by all means. Best place to play them is on an X1X.

But I’d still recommend Lost Odyssey way more than FFXIII trilogy, unless you’re kinda new to JRPGs (If you’re new, I’d recommend the aforementioned Blue Dragon). Not just because it’s a much better game (and ironically was developed by the creator of Final Fantasy while FFXIII wasn’t), but it’s only one game, and it’s cheaper. Hands down one of the greatest games of the 7th generation and even now, one of the best of all time in the genre.

Ive told people before, Xbox One is literally worth buying just to play Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon (both made by the creator of Final Fantasy, and 2 of the only 3 console games he made after leaving Square Enix). Microsoft wanted a Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest of their own, so they hired none other than the creator himself. While Lost Odyssey was their answer to Final Fantasy, Blue Dragon was their answer to Dragon Quest. And man... those two games are so freaking good. Timeless. Nothing Square Enix has made since he left has come close, except perhaps Final Fantasy XII.

PLAYING
NS: Wonderful 101, Trials of Mana
PC: Trials Rising, Gears Tactics

MOST EXCITED FOR 2020
NS: Xenoblade, Borderlands w/gyro, Club House Games, Persona 5S, Trails of Cold Steel 3
PC: Cyberpunk 2077

Jesus is Lord.

Xbox Gamertag: ActionJaxonH

StrangeBit

@JaxonH oh yes, I've already bought Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon, thank you for the suggestions!
I didn't have the chance to play them because my backlog is too big right now

StrangeBit

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TimG13

It's by no means perfect, but I always urge people to give Kane And Lynch 2: Dog Days a try. As much as I admired IO's intentions, the first game is undeniably awful, with dreadful shooting and unreliable cover mechanics. But the sequel is a genuine vast improvement. The shooting is tighter and there's a proper cover system that actually works.

Sure, it's utterly miserable, and the leading duo aren't exactly likable (although given all the punishment they endure, you do end up rooting for them a little by the end), but it's also one of the purest and most intense shooters out there. The violence is absolutely relentless - a straight up bullet-fest from start to finish - and the shaky-cam effect, I feel, really adds to the frenetic pace and atmosphere. It surprises me nobody else has copied it.

I concur it's not for everyone, but go in open minded and give it a chance and you may well come away surprised. I do believe it was a Game With Gold a while back, so you may very well already have it, and at only 4 hours long, there's nothing to lose in giving it a try.

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