Archive for November 28th, 2008

I’ll wait for the PS3 version

Ever since Square-Enix announced a few months ago that a number of titles were heading to the 360, a lot of RPG fans felt betrayed (this seems to be the word of the day). So games like Infinite Undiscovery, The Last Remnant, Star Ocean and Final Fantasy XIII will see the light of day on the 360 giving a much needed RPG boost to the American console.

But so far, it hasn’t been good to Square-Enix. Infinite Undiscovery just went from $59.99 to $19.99 in a matter of three months. Not a good sign if you are selling games. And now comes “The Last Remnant”.

Initial release for the 360 and eventually on the PS3 and the reviews aren’t exactly good.
The Last Remnant for the Xbox 360 from
The Last Remnant Review: Strategically Sound, Technically Flawed

In short, too many bad things to make this RPG even good. We’ll have to see what happens when Star Ocean comes out next year and FFXIII when it comes out. FFXIII has the distinction of being released first on the PS3 before being ported to the 360.

This is one game that I will wait on the PS3 and hope that they will fix all the technical issues plaguing the game.

How many Xboxes have you gone through?

Rumor: “Jasper” 360 Consoles Hit The Market

In the 3 years that the Xbox 360 has been around I have officially gone through four consoles, three of them defective. A friend of mine in the office has gone through two and soon to be three.

The first one fell through the 3RL and E61 error, the 2nd one had those disk read errors, the third one had that perpetually “open tray” problem and now I’m on my fourth.

And now, rumors of a “safe” xbox are coming out. I’ve heard that before. Like when I got the 3rd one. “This one is safe now.” I’ll never trust these claims again.

This is just really sad, like really really sad. I’ve had my 1st generation PS2 since 2001 and it’s still running fine.

Was Microsoft so desperate to topple Sony in the console wars that they released a console which was made from a lot of faulty parts? Unfortunately, it was Sony who shot themselves in foot and Nintendo is just kicking everyone’s asses. Sure the Xbox did good on this generation but at what cost?

I feel betrayed. Like when you buy something that you know is supposed to be well made and built and spent a good amount of money on it and in the end it turns out to be a lemon. It’s much harder to get trust back.