Xbox bundle - which 3 games?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Wolf Jenkins, Nov 10, 2001.

  1. Wolf Jenkins

    Wolf Jenkins Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 1998
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ok, I got my pre-order from EB that required 3 games. At least I'll have one on launch day - I went B&M - but am rethinking my game choices. I picked:
    * DOA3
    * Shrek
    * Oddworld
    After the intial reviews, I am keeping DOA3 & want to pick up Halo - but what about #3?
    FYI - big RPG fan mainly; I do like adventure and teh cathartic fighter every once in a while. I'm definitely interested in picking up games that show off the Xbox though - I've got the HDTV & HT all warmed up, so I definitely want high impact (visual & audio impact) games.
    I did play Oddworld on a cheap *ss kiosk - and was kind of underwhelmed. Anyone see Shrek yet?
    BTW - did anyone see the Best Buy flier yet? buy 2 games at 49 and get 10 bucks off? I don't think it's bundled either! Oh well - no hassle is best as I need to be at work at 8 am on thursday.. sigh...
    Since I'm not getting a wheel (I still have DC and a wheel w/ Crazy Tazi 2) I don't PGR is in the mix - I do like football a lot, but the girlfriend won't touch a football game (I want her to like the system too!!)
    Maybe Fuzion Frenzy? I played a little of that too, but it just didn't look that impressive visually. DC games look better...
    help! 5 days till launch! EB says I can exchange a game for 10 days - and I have a whole week off to play (the week of the 18th.) I could just get Oddworld, play it and then exchange it..
    Obiwan looks good - when does that street?
    Finally - I don't really play first person games - especially single player - but I did fall in love with CS. So, I thik with the Halo reviews, it's now a no-brainer...
     
  2. Michael Hudson

    Michael Hudson Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2000
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Would the girlfriend play hockey ?
    ------------------
    Michael
    Video Game Tracker
    DVD Tracker
    DVD Profiler
    CD Tracker
     
  3. Dean Cooper

    Dean Cooper Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Messages:
    972
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I would keep Oddworld, I like you was a little let down by the simplicity and lack luster of the demo but have completely regained faith after playing the retail version of this game. The demo on the kiosk doesn't even scratch the surface of this game! Its a little weird but don't let that scare you off, the game really does have some very impressive graphics and compelling gameplay.
    Dean
     
  4. Wolf Jenkins

    Wolf Jenkins Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 1998
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ok, so was my Oddworld experience disappointg because:
    1) kiosk display quality sucked (my HDTV will be that mch more impressive?)
    2) didn't play either the right parts or deep enough into the game?
    3) it is really quirky and charming, but you need to really sit down and immerse yourself into it to get that far?
    I don't think she'll play hockey - just not into sports. Did like Soul Calibur though. eye candy type games are good - quirky is also good.
    So, Oddworld is better than Shrek? Haven't seen official review on either yet...
     
  5. Dean DeMass

    Dean DeMass Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    1,826
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Wolf,
    Extended Play gave Oddworld and Halo 5 out of 5 stars.
    -Dean-
    ------------------
    My HT Equipment
    "I've seen you and you are not cool."
     
  6. Graeme Clark

    Graeme Clark Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2000
    Messages:
    2,180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have heard some not so great things about Shrek. I think I'd go with Oddworld, Halo and DOA3.
    ------------------
     
  7. Steven_V

    Steven_V Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2001
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'd say go with Fuzion Frenzy. This is a 'party game' that will appeal to non-gamers like your girl friend. It may not look or sound as good as Shrek or Oddworld, but in the end it's the gameplay that matters.
    ------------------
     
  8. Wolf Jenkins

    Wolf Jenkins Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 1998
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Dang, I might go with Fuzion Frenzy, but I think that anyone who spells 'Fusion' with a Z should be shot.
    At any rate, what did IGN give Oddworld???
    And does anyone know where I can get extension cables for the xbox???
     
  9. LawrenceK

    LawrenceK Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 19, 2001
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Oh god don't get fusion frenzy! The demo i played at a Best Buy was the most insanely stupid and boring thing ever....
     

Share This Page