Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Not All Top 10 Lists Are Created Equal

Note: I have to post this, mostly as a warning to people to not buy into these type of lists and save their money on better games to come.

The Xbox One is inching towards it's one year anniversary. It was released on November 22, 2013. While not fully able to grasp basic linguistic skills, at least it can sort of walk by this age, or at least shuffle along. But as a system with nary a year under it's belt, it still has quite a ways to go before it becomes a successor over the XBox 360. The last generation system is still heavily in use by many gamers for multiple reasons: non-backwards compatibility with 360 products on the One, the forced Kinect purchase for the One (this has since been dropped, but many games and apps on the One still require a Kinect for use so...that didn't resolve anything, really), just to name a few of the myriad of concerns gamers have. Let's not forget about their hiccup at the One's announcement of Always Online and used games.

It's still early on and eventually Microsoft will stop supporting the 360 and move on to the One. People will eventually have to gravitate towards the system and re-buy all of their XBox and 360 games. But again, I have to point out that the console is not a year old yet.

So when you see lists like WhatCulture's "10 Mandatory Video Games Every Xbox One Owner Needs," stay away. The system is still young. It's still new. It still needs to go through it's growing pains before it finds it's center in the gaming culture. The library of One content is non-existent by comparison to the 360. Don't buy into the hype of loading up your game shelf with products that will not matter a year from now. As tricky as it may be, wait it out. Let the system develop and create new games that will astound you. Minecraft, GTA5, AssCreed IV, Lord of the Rings: Shadow of Mordor, CoD: Advanced Warfare, these are all games you probably already own on your 360 or PS3. These are not the MUST HAVE GAMES on the XBox One. There will be better. Don't get lured in by these crap lists and buy something you'll regret later. 

Practice patience. Save your money. Wait until the XBox One gets the good stuff.

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