Xbox 360 Previewby yours truly | Posted by Darkside on Oct 27th 05 04:06 AM
Well today some friends and I high tailed it to Wal Mart to pick up
some crap. As we passed by the electronic section I absent mindly
mentioned hwo cool it would be if they had a 360 kiosk. We decided to
check, and they did!
Ok so here's my 2 cents after about 15
minutes of fun. The controller kicks so much ass. Seriously it's the
best console controller I've ever used. Even in the awkward position of
it down at my waist and me looking straight up at the screen it was
comfy. Replacing the black and white buttons with 2 shoulder buttons
was a good move. 2 shoulders + 2 triggers = fun.
On to the
interface. The blades are great. They look so sexy, and it's so easy to
navigate around. I did notice that when i was trying to scroll up with
the d pad I accidentally went over a couple times because of the size
and shape of it, but the dpad isn't all that important anyway.
of course, the games. They had playable demos of Call of Duty 2, Kameo,
and King Kong (maybe others but those were the only ones i got to).
Call of duty 2 looked pretty nice. Probably slightly worse than on all
max settings on PC, but it ran butter smooth. Kameo looks fapping
amazing. It's art style reminds me a lot of Fable. I didn't have much
time to fiddle with the gameplay. Seems like it might be a little tough
to pick up the controls, but it looks like it should be worth it. I
didn't play the king kong demo unfortunately.
Omg I almost
forgot abou the guide button. That big X button on the controller. Well
it illuminates what quadrant your in, so since there was only one
controller it's assumed to be port one, so the upper left is
illuminated. Same with the ring of light on the actual console.
PRessing the guide button during a game brought up a little sidebar
type thing, while the game kept running. You couldn't do anything in
the bar yet because it was just a demo, but I think it will have xbox
live features eventually.