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LtSarge

@Tasuki @Shigurui The thing is that because Microsoft is investing heavily in Game Pass and acquiring studios, it's led to more frequent releases of Xbox exclusives compared to before. They've said before that their goal is to release at least one first-party game every quarter. This plan of theirs means that there won't be any periods of drought because they need first-party titles to bolster their Game Pass service. On the other hand, Sony doesn't have a need to release first-party games as frequently as Microsoft because they don't have a subscription service with promise of day one releases. And because Sony is focusing more on creating blockbuster experiences, it will take many years for new games to come out, which means there will eventually be drought.

I think all of this is definitely going to become more noticeable as the years roll by. I mean, just these past few weeks I've played through Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5 and The Gunk, three great Xbox exclusives. There hasn't been anything like that on PS5 this holiday season. So while late 2020 was a good start for PS5 owners, late 2021 wasn't as good, i.e. there's been a drought. If you ask me, more people are going to flock to Xbox and Game Pass during the coming years because the platform is getting constant new releases. People don't want to play 3-4 exclusives each year and that's it. They want content throughout the entire year. That's where Microsoft is going to excel at compared to Sony.

LtSarge

Gamer83

@Tasuki
Thanks. Back compat is a big reason I wanted to get the Series X. Although I've also been playing new stuff too. They're cross gen but most of my time on Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 has been on Series X. And I also just bought Shadow of the Tomb Raider in the 'Countdown' sale MS has going on, played it on PS4 a few years ago but most of my Tomb Raider collection is on Xbox so I wanted to add to it.

Gamer83

FullbringIchigo

My most recent purchase

A Series X

It's currently sat right next to my PS5 and they both look glorious

"I pity you. You just don't get it at all...there's not a thing I don't cherish!"

"Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!

Gamer83

Finally got around to buying Mass Effect Legendary Edition, was waiting until I had a Series X.

Gamer83

Tasuki

FullbringIchigo wrote:

My most recent purchase

A Series X

It's currently sat right next to my PS5 and they both look glorious

Congrats.

It seems that it's becoming a bit easier to find a Series X now.

RetiredPush Square Moderator and all around retro gamer.

My Backlog

Gamer83

Doom Slayer's Collection and Doom Eternal.

Gamer83

LtSarge

Just bought Blue Dragon on Xbox 360 for €5. Been wanting to buy this game for quite some time since it's one of the few JRPGs that's exclusive to the 360 from the early days of the console. A used copy of the game goes for €30, so being able to buy it now on sale for only €5 is an absolute steal. Will have to start up either this or Lost Odyssey on Xbox one of these days.

LtSarge

Gamer83

Rumble Roses XX. And yes, much of it is for the fan service, not afraid to admit I like those kind of games, but there has to be good, fun gameplay to back it up and this game, much like the classic DoAs, has it.

Gamer83

Royalblues

I bought Deathsmiles 1 and 2 just before the holidays. A good and difficult couple of shoot-em-up games. Part 2 even takes place on the holidays, so there was that added bonus of plying a Christmas game on Christmas.

Before that, I bought Forza Horizon 5, and my next games to buy are KOF XV, and Windjammers 2, whenever that gets off Game Pass.

Royalblues

Magonigal

Just bought AO Tennis 2 and the Batman Arkham Collection

Magonigal

LtSarge

Just bought Just Cause 1, Nights Into Dreams, Timesplitters 2 and Future Perfect, Killer is Dead, XCOM Enemy Within, Midnight Club Los Angeles Complete Edition, Aliens vs Predator and Panzer Dragoon Orta on Xbox for €40 in total.

It feels like it's been ages since I've experienced a sale this good, i.e. with lots of games that interest me at cheap prices. Normally I browse through sales on all three platforms and find that I already own most of the games on sale. But thanks to the ongoing backwards compatibility sale on Xbox, I've found so many compelling games from the PS3/360 era that I've been wanting to check out for a long time now. Very excited to play all of them eventually!

LtSarge

crippyd

@LtSarge XCOM is a great game but it is super hard, even on the easiest difficulty. I spent many hours getting my team right only for some stupid mistake to wipe out my whole game.

crippyd

Xbox Gamertag: Crippy D

LtSarge

@crippyd You know what's funny, just as I purchased the game I thought maybe I should've done some research to see if the game might be too hard or just bad in general. I've heard great things about XCOM: Enemy Unknown but I don't know anything about Enemy Within and based on your comments, I probably should've done some research lol. Oh well, if it turns out to be too hard for me then it's no big deal. Got plenty of others great games for cheap from this sale!

LtSarge

crippyd

Enemy Within is the base game (Enemy Unknown) with the DLC included. It was really good and you need to adjust to the game's mechanics but once you get into the flow of it it is really enjoyable. The learning is also enjoyable just so we're clear on that. I'm rambling but you've got a great game there, in my opinion obviously.

crippyd

Xbox Gamertag: Crippy D

LtSarge

@crippyd Wait, I thought Enemy Within was the standalone expansion and Enemy Unknown the base game? Because I already own Enemy Unknown. So did I just buy the same game twice? Woops, I definitely should've done more research.

LtSarge

crippyd

@LtSarge
Sorry, I think I've not written that clearly. I am saying the same as you, so Unknown is the base game and Within is the one with the DLC included.

crippyd

Xbox Gamertag: Crippy D

isturbo1984

Death's Door

"The Skeleton King, secret, post-credits 'true' final boss"
-Eldin Ring leaks

voxshrapnel

Cleaned up on sales recently with Crazy Taxi, Puzzle Fighter HD, Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey.

Especially excited about Lost Odyssey as I couldn't find my boxed copy – and I think I'd be far more patient with it than I was first time around in 2008!

Gamertag: voxshrapnel

LtSarge

So I couldn't stay away from the back compat sale and decided to buy several more games, which are: Dark Void, The Darkness 1 and 2, The First Templar, Prey (2006), Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Supreme Commander 2 for a total of €30.

This time it was a mix of games that I'm not sure I'm going to like since people have mixed thoughts about them and ones that I've heard good things about. Dark Void and The First Templar are two of the former kind and I honestly just felt like experimenting. Dark Void looks interesting since it's apparently like Uncharted but with a jetpack (later on) and The First Templar is so heavily reminiscent of the first Assassin's Creed game and I've missed those titles, so I'm hoping this game will satisfy my craving for those games. The Darkness games look like pure fun titles, Prey (2006) is apparently one of the most inventive FPS from that era, Prince of Persia is a series I've always been interested in playing through and in terms of Supreme Commander 2, I just felt like adding another RTS game to my backlog. I only have Halo Wars and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 on 360 but I feel like this is a genre that I would really enjoy from what I've seen.

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KilloWertz

@LtSarge Prey was great. I remember really loving that game when it came out and was disappointed the latest one didn't include some of the inventive gameplay elements the original had. The Darkness is also pretty good, but I strangely never played the sequel.

All I've picked up so far are Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Generations thanks to them getting the FPS Boost treatment, and Generations also being Xbox One X enhanced so its 4K/60.

PSN ID/Xbox Live Gamertag: KilloWertz

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