eightbit Posted December 29, 2020 Share Posted December 29, 2020 My situation with the new Xbox is probably a lot different than others. That is because the very last Xbox I played/owned was the Xbox 360. And even there I didn't give it much of a chance for one reason or another back then. But I figured the time has come to see what I have missed. It's kind of a weird feeling to play all of these Xbox Game Pass games for the first time (I think the only game on that 100 game list that I have actually put any time into in the past was the first Gears Of War). So all of that said, it is ALL new to me. And man have I been missing out! The hardware first off feels like a tank. This is a very well built console. The controller is as fantastic as ever...but even moreso now. I like the grips on this and the D-Pad feels fantastic. I really like what they did with the D-Pad modification and the clicky-ness I set this up as an "instant on" console in the initial settings...and yeah, it is instant on. I never had the previous consoles to gauge the speed but this is pretty much instantaneous. I have this hooked up to a 55 inch 4K TV that I didn't even know was a 4K TV until this evening. My brother purchased it for me last Christmas and said it was 1080P only. Well, that was a surprise Downloading (at least over Wifi) however is SLOW. These games are huge. Forza Horizon 4 was around 89GB and took an hour. I am probably not telling people what they already do not know, but I am certainly not used to that. I think I may have to go hard wired on this soon. My first impressions of it are just fantastic. It is built well as is the controller, DVD and Bluray movies play as expected, games look absolutely stunning, the quick resume feature is very very cool. I guess it really just comes down to (for now) if you already have an Xbox One X and have been following Microsoft Xbox games for a while. Those people may not feel the need to upgrade at this point in time with no real X/S exclusives. But for me, it is ALL new so I am having a blast. I think if you skipped the last generations of these consoles (One and One X) that you will really enjoy what you are seeing here. And, maybe even if you didn't you will benefit from these rediculously fast load times. Probably again what you have all heard in the reviews before. And, when games arrive that are specific to the X/S consoles and will not work on those previous generation consoles that is of course where you will need one of these. Overall, more than happy with this purchase. This is one slick console. And while its great that it is all pretty much "new" to me, I kind of wish it had not been. I should have been playing a lot of these games a long time ago! 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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