How are my fellow XBA'ers doing today?
Kinda somethin that bugged me a little while ago that I saw on the main page so I figured I'd post. I understand this is a fansite for the Xbox, but there is a point where objective-journalism distorts what a game will be. I think the article read "better graphics and more content" and then how it'd be the best version yet. Actually no that wasn't inside the article, it was the little subtitle on the main page that said that. But in case you haven't heard there are no better graphics, its the same as the PC with a longer draw distance than the PS2 version.
Now there's nothing wrong with hyping the 360 version of the game, but to misword what the developer like that is kind of unlike XBA and something more the power Xbox fanboys at OXM would do. Normally this wouldn't bother cuz I like Xbox probably just the same as everyone else, but first off you stretched the information given a little too far. The graphics will be on par with PC and the draw distance will be better than PS2, that's it. There isn't any added content or upgraded graphics over other versions. Secondly, the 360 version costs $60. You buy it for PC it's current price point (the non-DVD version that is without the Promanthia Expansion) it's only $20, buy it with promanthia that's another $20 so $40 altogether (and keep in mind this game really doesn't need a whole helluva a lot to play). Now take into account your gonna need a harddrive to play the 360 version. For now we'll just say it costs $60, though that's not official by any means. Add that to the 360 version of 11 which is $60, your talkin $120 to equal what would cost $40 on the PC. I guarantee you some people scratch their heads "why would I pay all that extra?" Point blank it's just so people who don't own a PC for some reason or don't have a PS2 can play it. But when you say better graphics and more content, that makes it seem to some uneducated joe that "ohhh it costs all that extra money cause they have suped up graphics and additional content that the other versions don't got". Guarantee you people who could've easily played it on PC are gonna be pissed when they find out it's almost identical to the PC version cept they payed 3x as much. I like all consoles and I probably like Xbox the most, but I stopped reading EGM cuz they suck to much Sony c*ck and I stopped reading OXM cuz they never cease to ever say on every page "it's so gonna own the PS2 version" about every game, unlike PSM which does a lot less trash talking and a lot more reporting. I'm not saying that one article alone will make me stop coming, or any of the PS3 slamming, but please don't stretch out too far how much better the Xbox versions will be.
P.S. I'm not even close to stop coming altogether, far from actually. I'm just saying if this continues for a very extended period of time, then I may look for my news else where. I don't expect you guys to care but I figured I had to post my feelings.