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Mr. M. J. Fowler "elmarto88" (Mancheser, England)
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Forza Motorsport 5 (Xbox One)
Forza Motorsport 5 (Xbox One)
Price: 39.85

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As close to driving as you can get without a car!, 29 Nov 2013
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I have always been a fan of the forza series since the original on the first xbox but this breaks the mould for the series with million polygon models and superb track locations. The cars ALL handle differently and the learning curve is higher but also more rewarding constant updates of how you cornered and overtake give you a sense of what your doing right and where to improve but for those new to the franchise you can adjust the drivitar difficulty and assists to develop at your own pace. I LOVE the top gear voice overs and crazy challenges and was glad they put it in the game. GREAT GAME and most gaming mags have said its the best looking next gen game across both consoles.

My only negative is no changing weather conditions and track selection could do with a boost but otherwise epic and must buy for any xbox one owner to push the hardware and show its graphical power!


Battlefield 4 (Xbox One)
Battlefield 4 (Xbox One)
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Price: 28.19

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing warfare!, 29 Nov 2013
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Whereas you are never far from a fight in call of duty battlefield lets you choose how you wage war. I usually run and gun however i have started to take a back seat round the edges of maps with a sniper taking out guys from a distance protecting my comrades and my kill death spread at the same time. Feels more skillful and less hectic than cod but you can change that by pursuing the gun fights you want to have as the maps are so diverse there are points where men will converge and conflict will always insue but there are pathways out in the open that allow snipers to pick you off and protect teamates from the rear. Vehicular warfare is amazing and enriches the game. EA/Dice have done a great job with this game by far my best next genner so far!


Official Xbox One Wireless Controller With Play and Charge Kit (Xbox One)
Official Xbox One Wireless Controller With Play and Charge Kit (Xbox One)
Price: 44.86

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best controller made to date!, 29 Nov 2013
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It says alot that people choose the xbox because of its controller. The anolog stick sits naturally where you thumb should be (not a dpad!!!) and it has always been more comfortable but now with rumble triggers and more comfortable grip due to removal of vertical battery pack at the rear of controller means that xbox has made the best controller in the world even better!


Xbox One Console: Day One Edition (with FIFA 14 download code)
Xbox One Console: Day One Edition (with FIFA 14 download code)

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best console launch lineup and hardware I have ever had!, 29 Nov 2013
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Firstly, couldnt be easier to set up. Type in your details for the xbox live service do the mandatory sound checks and kinect calibration and then you are literally away. There is a day one update but wii u and ps4 are the same there are always bugs to fix between going to manufacture and release. Mine took half an hour on a fibre optic connection. Games also need to be installed but when you get to a certain point in the installation process you can begin to play the games so you are not bored waiting constantly like on xbox 360 and ps3 (ps3 especially) which is a great feature.

Secondly, the voice control feature is superb though not everyones cup of tea (me prior to launch) however xbox one has made me a believer. I turn it on by saying on and launch apps by saying there name it just makes the experience better and you feel that you do have a better piece of tech for your money. The kinect allows you to sign in automatically through skeletal and facial recognition which also amazes me. if my brother walks in it recognises him greets him and signs him in. Its excellent.

Thirdly, hdmi in has many opportunites but what i like about it most is the tv feature which allows you to snap it to the side of the screen so you can watch tele and play games at the same time. I used this feature the other night watching Man city whilst i played there virtual counter parts on fifa.

Fourthly, the launch line-up did for me than ps4's the launch games i bought were bf4, forza 5, cod ghosts and ryse. They all stand out visually on there own but forza is impeccable at 1080p native 60fps. The difference from last gen is incredible and we are now seeing what PC gamers have had for years in a console. The online features of the games are also boosted by the superb xbox live platform, sure you dont get free games but the service and drop off rate have always bin better and will continue to better now that 300000 dedicated servers are being applied to improve lag and frame drops. Playing online is as clear and clean as playing campaign in offline mode.

Finally, I just wanted to share my veiw of why i chose xbox one over ps4. Ps4 may have the hardware edge however i dont think they have broke the mould and bin daring enough to warrent my spend on another machine. Xbox one has done in my opinion, the kinect is now able to give us an even better enjoyment of games not by ruling it but enriching proven techniques, controller and camera together. Xbox can keep up with ps4 no problem as the architecture is basically the same and all devs will produce games on both which the devs themselves have stated up to launch. PS4 were not ambitious last gen and they have continued that trend this gen. People need to remeber that xbox have been the innovators of console gaming the last decade pushing sony and nintendo giving us the experiences we crave. Without Halo bringing the FPS to the forefront of console gaming we might not have titles like cod and bf4. Halo a microsoft studios exclusive. Please dont let the negative reveiws of hardware hinder your choice for xbox, ps4 has been hit with similar problems in asia and austriallia with faulty hdmi output. Still both consoles fail rates are still less than 1% of shipped consoles. Both well over million shipped.


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