So I beat Otogi ...again

Ryubusa

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I remember Gun Valkyrie being listed for the Dreamcast and how excited i got seeing the first pictures. Once the DC was dead and seeing what Sega was bringing to the Xbox there was no question what game system would be my next lol.
The game that initially excited me the most and was the final tipping point for me to buy an Xbox was Splinter Cell. Just the sheer number of possible moves, abilities, and interactions was pretty astounding at the time, as were the graphics and animations. The style of stealth gameplay was fresh and exciting, and it all looked amazing. The first SC is a personal classic. I know it ended up on PS2 eventually, but it was exclusive to Xbox for awhile.

I know the Xbox got stereo typed for being the Halo or Burnout machine but it offered so much more, sadly most of these games sold poorly or just never received the hype they deserved.
The Xbox ended-up much like the 360 did for me; mainly the go-to console for multi-platform titles, but with some excellent exclusive titles sprinkled on top as a bonus (like Halo, Ninja Gaiden, Far Cry: Instincts, Chronicles of Riddick, Star Wars: KOTOR, Otogi, Jade Empire, and Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath). Plus, I never owned a really powerful gaming PC, so the Xbox was also great to have for some of those PC ports like Morrowind, Half-Life 2, Doom 3, Deus Ex 2, and Thief 3. The Xbox is a respectable console and very much worth owning even for just these reasons alone.
 
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The game that initially excited me the most and was the final tipping point for me to buy an Xbox was Splinter Cell. Just the sheer number of possible moves, abilities, and interactions was pretty astounding at the time, as were the graphics and animations. The style of stealth gameplay was fresh and exciting, and it all looked amazing. The first SC is a personal classic. I know it ended up on PS2 eventually, but it was exclusive to Xbox for awhile.


The Xbox ended-up much like the 360 did for me; mainly the go-to console for multi-platform titles, but with some excellent exclusive titles sprinkled on top as a bonus (like Halo, Ninja Gaiden, Far Cry: Instincts, Chronicles of Riddick, Star Wars: KOTOR, Otogi, Jade Empire, and Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath). Plus, I never owned a really powerful gaming PC, so the Xbox was also great to have for some of those PC ports like Morrowind, Half-Life 2, Doom 3, Deus Ex 2, and Thief 3. The Xbox is a respectable console and very much worth owning even for just these reasons alone.
Splinter Cell was so great when it released. Remember having a friend who happen to be a PC guy over when I got it and he was amazed at the lighting.

I agree with you about the Xbox/360, never owning a PS2 or a high powered PC it had a nice mixture of wonky Japanese exclusives along with a nice selection of western developed games.
 

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I loved the Japanese exclusives on the original xbox more than the ones on the 360. Not to say I didn't enjoy the 360 selection, but there was just more memorable stuff on the original xbox when it came to Japanese gaming. I think it helped that getting a port of certain games like Onimusha was considered a big deal. Also, yeah, they were just wonkier. I think if Willy Wonka were to own one console in the history of games, it'd be an original Xbox.
 
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