So I just got done watching the reveal of the new xbox system, the Xbox One. All I have to say is… THAT’S IT?!
First off, I wouldn’t consider myself a hardcore gamer, so my review is based solely off the casual gamer’s point of view.
After hearing the countless rumors of the new “Xbox 720” and all of the random new features it would have, I was slightly disappointed. First off, the XBOX ONE?! What? Are we regressing here? 360 to one? Pshh…
I will admit, the new system looked outrageously sleek and cutting edge, but am I the only one who expected more? Sure, there were a couple of fancy new features that were intriguing. For example, the integration with fantasy leagues for sports alongside the real players playing on ESPN is pretty cool. The Xbox One also puts a lot of emphasis on the video camera and Kinect features. Sure, the new camera with all its fancy pixels and what not is impressive, but I feel like most of this has been done before. The voice control was cool too, but how lazy are you that you can’t click the button on the remote to watch TV? The current Kinect already boasts a majority of these features, given that they may not be as defined and perfected as the new system, the features are nothing too exciting or new. (Also, am I the only one who thinks that the fact that my video game system can easily tell where my face is at all times is creepy? It probably knows what I ate for dinner too)
The Xbox One also boasts a few billion transistors, which I guess is a good thing? (Seeing as I know nothing about electrical engineering) I do know however, know that the 8 GB of RAM is a good thing.
Aside from the hardware specs, I will admit the new system’s graphics looked good. Although, this was to be expected. No one is going to buy a new system that does not have better graphics than the last. So, the newly improved graphics were no surprise. Besides that, what else is left?
Sure, the new games will be exciting, immersive, and expensive, but I wanted MORE. We’ve waited how many years for this system to come along? It doesn’t seem very groundbreaking or like I had imagined it would be. This could be the fault of my over ambitious thoughts, but I thought there would be more. I may be missing some key features, but these were just my initial thoughts. I am also not an expert in this field, simply a consumer providing his thoughts on the new system.
I guess we’ll have to wait for E3 to see more of the system and what it can do, but my initial impression of the new Xbox was poor. I’ll be sticking with the 360 for a while and not shelling out $9,435,734.39 for the new system. Overall, the new system is cool and maybe after the initial hype wears off, I’ll come to appreciate the new Xbox in a different way.
I’m still waiting for the new system that will project into my living room and have holographic things flying all over the room causing mayhem and destruction. Until then I guess I’ll have to just stick with the new Xbox One’s crystal clear camera staring at me and knowing how fast my heart is beating. (Yes, it can actually do that)
That is all.