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Mixxed feelings, mostly strong.,
This review is from: Xbox One Console with Kinect (Console)
Got my xbox one, day one edition with Fifa 14 yesterday, and I have to say it is great!
Downloaded the title update/patch, and was ready to go. I never knew you had to install the games to your hard drive right enough, but it can take quite a fair amount of time. Seen loads of peoples getting stuck at around 0 or 1% percent for a while, but most games you have to download an update as-well. And after a bit of research, this seems to be the problem, it has to download the update first, then it will start to download.
I really quite like the design, and feel of the new dashboard. Being Scottish, the kinect sensor, can pick up my voice with no problems at all! I was quite surprised at this to be honest, and it is a good, simple, quick way to navigate around. Although, when in the games marketplace, it can be hard to find what you are looking for, it almost feels quite cluttered, mainly just because it is showing the same games shown, in the different categories. Hopefully, when there is alot more games out on the market, it will have different sub-categories. Such as Indy games, Arcade games, Shooters, FPS etc etc. The game store seems to be having a few difficulties right enough, as I was wanting to download the Lego Super Heroes game, but I was not getting the option to pay for it, there fore I could not download it. I could for all the other games tough. There also seems to be an error, when trying to view some of the trailers for games too which is a pain.
Netflix has got a really large improvment, over the 360 version. I really like how it feels so much smoother, and seems to be faster to load content aswell. The design of it is so much better too, and with Kinect, saying Xbox pause. Xbox play and mute. Fast forward, just the normal things you would expect to be able to do. I can't seem to find any way of navigating through the different films tough, so you will need your Xbox One controller to do that.
The controller feels very good. Much better than the old 360 ones. The bumper buttons arent as good as the 360 ones, they feel harder to press, and make a loud clicking noise when pressed. Trying to hold them down, sometimes, the pop out in screen. Such as in Battle field 4, when using the spotting binochulers. The d-pad is a lot better now too, and is much more acurate, much similar to the playstation D-pad. The analouge sticks seem to be ever so slightly smaller, and are alot better to use. The have grip around the out side of them, and are smooth in the middle. Tough playing Forza 5, They seem to take just a little bit longer for the car to turn. I miss having the guide button in the middle of the controller, and having it as a solid light, isn't to my choice, especially when you are playing in the dark.
I am fairly disappointed, that you cant chat to other players, who are playing on the xbox 360, but that was to be expected. Though I do wish that they could somewhat implement that. When your friends come online, you down get a notification. You have to go into your friends list. The way the achievements are, I am not a fan of this way, but I like how it gives you the progress of how many more kills, how much more items you need and so on. It can take quite a long time to be able to see all the achievements for a game. And the new challenges seem pretty good. Not sure on what you can get for completing them, but I like that MicroSoft has added them in.
The games are pretty good too. Mainly the reason why people will be buying the console. The graphics, are a large step forward compared to the 360. I only have a 720p tv, but you definitely do notice them. The forza graphics are amazing. Even when in cockpit mode, you see the reflections from the dashboard of the car, shining onto the windscreen. Fifa 14, is great too. Looks much more realistic and vibrant. Even the crowd is in 3d now. Games like Call of Duty Ghosts, and Battlefield4, you can see tiny details in rocks, grass etc, but the lighting is far far better. Things like levolution in battle field, with the graphics on the xbox one, are just so good, and detailed. Although I simply cannot wait for more games to come out, and the future of the xbox one is going to be great. Games like Titanfall, and Destiny. and much more like Halo. Graphics are going to be getting so much better in the future, much like with old gen consoles. And I think that games are going to get so much better with Kinect accessibility too. I love being able to lean around corners and look around while in vehicles with it just now.
I have read alot of complaints, such as console not starting, freezing allot, and much more. I personally take the disc out of consoles, when they are not being used, or even just to watch netflix etc. There are reports, of the disc drives failing to take the disc into the console too, so you guys may want to do the same, just in case your disc drive fails.
Overall, the xbox one is a great bit of kit and I would highly recommend you to get it. But for players who are only going to want it to play Call of duty, I ould personally wait for the price to drop, but if you want to play launch titles, such as forza, dead rising and ryse, then I would get it. Even as an entertainment system, it is great, and I can't wait for more apps to come out on it. And with time, things can only get better. But right now, just at launch it is not the best. I would say around Spring 2014, things will be getting a hell of a lot better.
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Initial post: 23 Nov 2013 16:36:45 GMT
what I love about this review is that its in the middle and its neutral and so you can see that fanboys of both sides are not sure wether to up vote or down vote! LOL classic! :)
Posted on 23 Nov 2013 19:36:14 GMT
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Nov 2013 00:44:03 GMT
Will Davies says:
Posted on 27 Nov 2013 16:25:13 GMT
P Roscoe says:
I'm glad someone else thought that the bumper buttons, particularly the left one, for some reason, seems hard to press. Why change this Microsoft ???
Posted on 2 Dec 2013 10:03:02 GMT
The easiest way to choose is ask yourself a question, do you want a games console or and entertainment console?
A games console, Choose ps4 a entertainment console, Choose xbox one.
I chose xbox one purely for the entertainment reason as it has become the hub of everything under my tv.
I have had xbox previously so it would be a shame to change
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2013 10:03:45 GMT
must be how they were built i dont have this problem
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2013 10:07:04 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Dec 2013 10:08:16 GMT
This wasn't always the case with the new black 360s there was no requirement to install the games to the hard drive as you would barley hear the disk reading anyway. The only reason was so that games would load and run faster.
More recent games on the 360 have had this requirement such as gta iv and cod ghosts.
It was said that games would need to be installed to the xbox one hard drive but its not fair to say that this is the same as the xbox 360
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2013 16:08:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Dec 2013 16:08:43 GMT
Other than the state of the art Kinect, the PS4 has exactly the same Apps on there. Whether you think using your voice to change a channel or adjust the volume is a form of entertainment, that's a different matter.
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Dec 2013 21:17:26 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Dec 2013 21:17:45 GMT
D. Snow says:
>Whether you think using your voice to change a channel or adjust the volume is a form of entertainment, that's a different matter.
Even if the XB1 could understand 100% of your voice commands (which it does NOT), using a handheld remote to adjust volume or change channel is easier. I can't believe that people are impressed with silly voice commands that are inferior to a real remote control.
And meanwhile, the Kinect camera is violating your family's privacy. I will buy PS4!!
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Dec 2013 14:48:06 GMT
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