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Scabrous Birdseed
03-04-2006, 09:26:49
I've just borrowed my brother-in-law's Xbox for an unspecified amount of time (probably several months, he's a WoW addict right now).

So what games should I be playing on this? He's got a few Halo games and some racing stuff and KOTOR and Fable and shit.

03-04-2006, 09:37:18
Otogi is great.

Scabrous Birdseed
03-04-2006, 09:40:02
I'm buying Psychonauts, btw. As we speak, practically.

03-04-2006, 09:43:31
Psyhonauts is tremendous, so so as a platformer but genuinely funny, in that Sam n Max kinda way (no suprise given its heritage).

Scabrous Birdseed
03-04-2006, 09:55:27
Well, I'm a massive Old-Lucasarts-Adventures fan (I've played and finished them all from Loom onwards) so I'm definitely looking forward to it.

03-04-2006, 10:47:27
Search google for 'Soft-Modding' your xbox. It's a massively simple thing to do and it's completely reversable.

It turns your XBox into a Media Centre PC. If you install a bigger hard drive you can store all your games, music and films on there too so no need to ever use DVDs again. Plus you can stream music/dvds from your PC to the Xbox.

Some games I'd recommend:

Star Wars KotOR2:
It's a great RPG with similair gameplay to Baldurs Gate except linked closer to the first person.

Forza Motorsport:
Probably the best driving simulator around, hundreds of cars and modifications.

Pro Evo 5:
Great football game, if you softmod your xbox you can patch all the official sponsors, latest transfers, kits etc.. into the game.

Doom 3:
Great atmospheric first person shooter.

Jade Empire:
Heard good things but not managed to play it yet.

Ninja Gaiden Black:
Heard good things about this action game but not played it.

03-04-2006, 11:49:23
if you have even a passing interest in fighting games then get soul calibur 2

personally i absolutely loved doa beach volleyball, outrageous concept aside it's probably the most relaxing game i've ever played

burnout 2 is a great fun adrenaline racer too

Scabrous Birdseed
03-04-2006, 12:01:54
Got SC2, forgot to mention that yeah.

Currently playing mostly Project Gotham Racing 2, which is fun.

03-04-2006, 12:09:15
Ninja Gaiden Black:
Heard good things about this action game but not played it.

This is a brilliant game - *extremely* difficult!

03-04-2006, 13:12:04
That's the first that comes to mind with Ninja Gaiden Black, that it's so god damn hard to play.

And I was about 2 inches away from buying a 360 this weekend.

03-04-2006, 13:13:03
kotor is loads of fun, the 2 halos outstanding, and I'm still playing PES5 on the 360... it's the only game that can drag me away from Oblivion right now...

03-04-2006, 13:15:41
ah pes5 for xbox is compatible with the 360 eh?

i might pick it up and gve it a go then. i was playing burnout revenge for 360 on xbox live last week which was fun, and i've been hankering to play pes5 online

03-04-2006, 13:16:38
arr arr arr the irony
and I kind of remember Venom rubbishing Asher and myself for being Microsoft bitches....

...although when I think about it, I'm the closest you can get from Microsoft without being a microsoftee myself -80% of my work for the last 2 years has been for them- and of course Asher is a bitch full stop...

03-04-2006, 13:18:20
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
ah pes5 for xbox is compatible with the 360 eh?

yes, but switch back to the normal TV resolution, on HDTV I find the graphics to be weird (the grass is awful)

03-04-2006, 13:30:54
Your memory sucks. Wasn't me.

Now I probably made fun of Asher for his blind MS love and for being a bitch, maybe that's where the confusion is.

Scabrous Birdseed
09-04-2006, 18:21:24
Bloody hell, KotOR is badly written, innit? Gaping plot holes, incongruencies, incredibly stilted dialogue, basic inability to convey information in ways other than through text...

Scabrous Birdseed
12-04-2006, 07:37:38
Got Psychonauts yesterday. Yay! No more other games for a few weeks.

12-04-2006, 09:16:23
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Bloody hell, KotOR is badly written, innit?

being a Star Wars game, it's pretty faithful to the sources

still, it's a cool game that remains more or less coherent on two possible stories, dark or light (I played it twice actually)