I know I'm late to the party, but I just rented these two this week and they have revived my faith in the Xbox. I think they are two of the best looking games I've seen on the system, close to the quality of my PC (something I'd never thought I'd witness) and the gameplay for both is awesome ... Buffy has such a great fighting system. I could care less about the show but being a horror fan, I still love the game. It has excellent atmosphere and that soundtrack! Reminds me of the score to The Shining. Only thing wrong with it so far is having to repeat too many battles due to a lack of save points ... but I still like it. The Thing I think I like even better. Maybe the best use of surround so far, besting Halo, and best graphics as well. I've heard it said that the game is not 480p but since I'm stuck with a lowly old regular analog set I can't tell the difference ... It looks great to me. And I love that the developers actually added something new, to an extent, with the team management and having to reassure/take care of your team members ... even if I did fry them a couple of times with my flamethrower just to watch them run around. Best week in gaming I've had for a while.