Thoughts on the next Xbox hit?

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  1. JohnE

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    Anyone have any thought's on what the next big Xbox title will turn out to be? I've had an Xbox since day one and love it, but I have to admit that there really haven't been a lot of killer titles. I was really looking forward to Enclave, but it sounds like that one turned out pretty mediocre. And it wasn't an exclusive anyway.

    So what will it be? I'm thinking maybe Unreal Championship if Xbox live pans out or KOTR.
     
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    I'm actually kind of enjoying the lack of a new "BIG" title. It's giving me some time to play with some oldies but goodies that I picked up recently:
    [*]Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee[*]JSRF[*]Rallisport Challenge[/list]Not to mention Morrowind [​IMG]

    So to answer your question: I have no idea.
     
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    DOA Beach Volleyball. I never would have imagined the amount of hype and attention this game is getting but everywhere I turn it seems like there are high expectations and people can't wait for it.
    edit: Oh, now I understand why. Of all the big Xbox games coming this fall, the only ones the fanboys have any real frame of reference for are DOA and Metal Gear Solid Substance. Almost all the rest are either original titles (Blinx, Brute Force, Quantum Redshift) or franchises being brought over from PC gaming (Mech Assault, Crimson Skies). So it's natural there'd be more attention for stuff that has appeared in arcades or on other console systems previously [​IMG]
     
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    Frankly I'm looking Forward to the New Football games, And Medal Of Honor
     
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    I think Panzer Dragoon will break through pretty well. Its very much a "hardcore" gamers type of game but the graphics appeal may entice the masses. (Ill buy 10 copies if it helps bring another Panzer RPG out!)

    Star Wars Knight of the Old Republic will be a big title for the Xbox. Bioware knows how to make a good RPG and the SW fans will eat it up. Not too mention the RPG fans.

    Splinter Cell as mentioned it really gaining some steam and closer to release should create some good hype for a "Metal Gear" like experience but without the Metal Gear.

    Metal Gear Substance will not doubt sell and sell well. You have to also look at Ninja Gaiden! A good established series that gamers have been clamoring for. If Team Ninja can resurrect good old Ryu in an A+ game, we could see a big hit. DOAXVB will sell on flesh alone and will no doubt be popular for that reason.

    Bruter Force, Blinx, Quantum Redshift, Crimson Skies and Midtown Madness are all question marks (Though Brute Force, Blinx and Quantum definitely have the potential to be popular franchise creating games that could sell very well for the box). Along with these you have House of the Dead 3, Toe Jam and Earl 3 etc...Allot of nice titles that may or may not see good sales numbers.

    Who knows if Shenmue 2 will finally see the success it deserves on the Xbox as well?? The Shenmue fans have already imported the game. Its a tossup but I hope it sells well.(Ill be buying it again)

    I dont think there is any question that the next Halo will be a a big hit for Microsoft. Unreal Championship will help X-box Live considerably. Have to include Rainbow Six Raven Shield in this category as well.

    Project Ego is another big one for the Xbox. Its gotta allot of hype surrounding it and allot of pressure to live up to that hype.

    For the racing fans you got Sega GT 2002 which could be popular. GT3 will remain king of the racing hill for a long time. Could Sega GT 2002 steal some of the glory? We'll have to wait and see.

    Then of course you have the big daddy. Steel Battalion. How many gamers are gonna want to plunk down 160+ plus for one game and that massive controller? Will Capcoms strategy work? (I dont care but I will be the first in line to buy that big ass controller for the coolness factor ALONE!)

    If anything there will be a ton of games coming. I'm looking forward to fall and winter 2002. (Owning all three will KILL my wallet! UGH)


    EDIT: Forgot to mention some titles
     
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    Got to love when Romier jumps in! That is quite a few games. I will be quite happy when NFL 2K3 and Brute Force arrive. I will also be renting Enclave. These three games should keep me going until the early fall. Until then I will simply return to Morrowind.

    Chris
     
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    This fall's Box line-up, coupled with a boatload of DVDs I have to have, is going to leave me penniless and single.

    Though I'll be inline still wiping the crust from my eyes the day Panzer Dragoon Orta hits I'm looking forward to Steel Battalion the most. Is there anything a mech fan could want more in a controller? Nope.
     
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    For the next hit, I'd have to say NFL Fever 2003, since it'll be huge & it's out next week.

    -Dave
     
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    Romier, I'm looking forward to your review of ENCLAVE. I purchased MORROWIND partially based on your review of it and I'm not disappointed. Man, I don't know where you find the time for everything. What's your secret?
     
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    I may not be indicative of the "average" XBox user, but the two titles on my radar screen are:

    1. Dead or Alive Beach Volleyball
    2. Robotech
     
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    Let's not forget PSYCHONAUTS! I know this one's still a ways off, but the more I see of it, the more intrigued I am by it.
     
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    Ninja Gaiden (which I believe is a Xbox exclusive?) if im wrong, then Im probably thinking of Shinobi (I confuse the 2 as to which systems they are each coming out for)

    Im all over Splinter Cell, and Unreal Championship!!

    The Thing looks pretty sweet (its on all consoles, but graphically im sure it will be pretty impressive for Xbox)
     
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    I hope Robotech has a hidden Macross mode which removes the poor voice acting and incorrect names.


    It's licensed by HarmonyGold, yeah right that'll happen. I'll be very interested to rent the title to see if it's actually good
     
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