A couple of days ago, I tried out an XBOX 360 in a Best Buy. I played Fight Night and Madden. I’m pretty impressed by the quality of graphics of the 360. The shadows, the characters breathing, the facial expressions on the characters were far beyond my expectations. The controller was also quite good. Microsoft improved the controller by moving the black and white buttons and made them shoulder buttons.
I wonder if the game experience was better because I was playing against a friend of mine. Like I’ve written before, I’m not a fan of games that take hours and hours to complete. I like quick games like sports-based titles. After seeing what the 360 can do, I wonder if I’d more interested in longer games if rendered so well. Additionally, my brother has sent me some links that show WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2007 previews. It’s supposed to be available for the 360 and it would be fun on XBOX Live against my brother and others.
Plus, XBOX 360 is going to have Street Fighter 2 available in its arcade and on Live. It’ll be just like when I used to play the game in that convenience store. Play anyone. Sounds like fun to me.