Xbox Series X/S Reviews by Ryan McCaffrey

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#1 LouiXIII
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He says it's a great console but like many have already said here on the forums, it lacks exciting software.

https://www.ign.com/articles/xbox-series-x-review

As for the S...well it's a lacking quite a bit more...

https://www.ign.com/articles/xbox-series-s-review

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#2 Pedro
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I guess most people would be shocked to find out that the Series S is weaker.🙄

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#3  Edited By Bluestars
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its as if he doesn’t know xbox have the most and best first party studios

maybe you just chill mcCafery trim those eyebrows and review it when its Banger after Banger eh

hah

both consoles launches are poor

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#4 SecretPolice
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So in other words... Xbox Won!! :P

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#5  Edited By Basinboy
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8 & 7 respectively.

Save yourselves the clicks. IGN doesn’t warrant them anyway.

I’m also quite surprised McCaffrey is still there. Guess he knows his shtick in life.

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#6  Edited By Sevenizz
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I wouldn’t exactly call the ps5 bustling with top notch launch software either. What, it’s got a remake and dlc? Not exactly thrilling.

When both consoles hit their stride, it’ll be a different story - I can promise you that.

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#7 DaVillain-  Moderator
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Not much of a review on a next-gen console if anyone has been following this for months and already got an idea what to expect. We all know XSS is not the best value, only XSX is.

(If anyone cares, Ryzen 5000 series reviews are also out today)

@Basinboy said:

8 & 7 respectively.

Save yourselves the clicks. IGN doesn’t warrant them anyway.

I’m also quite surprised McCaffrey is still there. Guess he knows his shtick in life.

I didn't know either as I stop going to IGN long ago.

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#8 sakaiXx
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Biggest xbox fanboy happy about xbox is actually nice. 7 years of disappointment maybe a little smile is good.

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#9 Archangel3371
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Cool. Will check them out the video reviews for them later along with the ones for GameSpot. I’m mainly interested in the XSX but curious how the XSS does. There’s plenty of games that I’m looking forward to playing on the XSX myself so that’s not really an issue for me.

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#10 SecretPolice
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What's with all the IGN BS here lately especially when GS has their own review hot off the press...

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-series-x-review-playing-the-future/1100-6484104/

Xbox Series X Review - Playing The Future

Ends with this...

"The Series X is an extremely refined Xbox and a great piece of tech that sets a strong foundation for Microsoft to better serve its console users. If you factor in the brand's development studio acquisitions and upcoming lineup of games, the future does look bright for the Xbox platform."

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#11 hardwenzen
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We need a thread for each console to pile up all the reviews.

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#12 locopatho
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It'd be virtually impossible to make a system worse than the XBone, so well done I guess.

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#13 sakaiXx
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@locopatho: well, you got a point there...

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Aww , so sad to see all these Butthurt lems in the state they are in :(

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#16 Sushiglutton
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Seems like a fair review to me. It’s a solid console with robust quality of life features. It doesn’t do anything surprising, nor has any exclusive launch games. But if you play games like AC, or COD it’s a good bang for your upgrade.

The quality of life stuff actually seem like a bigger jump compared to what we got last time (on both consoles).

Gaming goes on. Not much to say.

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#17 madsnakehhh
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It seems the Series X is great for those who are looking a first "serious" console or someone who is coming back to MS after a gen on other platforms, but yeah ... little reason for anyone else to buy it right now.

As for the Series S ... Yikes !!! (i still think it will sell well enough though).

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#18 The6millionLies
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These *gaming journalists* probably hated the PS2 launch since it was another console that launched with horrible exclusives or barely exclusives.

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#19 tdkmillsy
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The only reason to buy next gen consoles is if you are switching from Sony to Xbox or Xbox to Sony to play the best versions of current gen games. Which is exactly what I'm doing.

Both console launch games are terrible.

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#20  Edited By LouiXIII
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@SecretPolice said:

What's with all the IGN BS here lately especially when GS has their own review hot off the press...

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-series-x-review-playing-the-future/1100-6484104/

Xbox Series X Review - Playing The Future

Ends with this...

"The Series X is an extremely refined Xbox and a great piece of tech that sets a strong foundation for Microsoft to better serve its console users. If you factor in the brand's development studio acquisitions and upcoming lineup of games, the future does look bright for the Xbox platform."

IGN is a news source. Same for other sites. Luckily no one is forcing you to read it bud :P

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#21 LouiXIII
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@goldenelementxl said:

My thoughts exactly. Once the games start rolling in (not OLD games) then I'll invest.

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@tdkmillsy said:

The only reason to buy next gen consoles is if you are switching from Sony to Xbox or Xbox to Sony to play the best versions of current gen games. Which is exactly what I'm doing.

Both console launch games are terrible.

Lol no. One console has nothing for games (Xbox) and the other one at least has 2-3 worth looking forward to. Don’t get it twisted.

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@phlop_spencer said:
@tdkmillsy said:

The only reason to buy next gen consoles is if you are switching from Sony to Xbox or Xbox to Sony to play the best versions of current gen games. Which is exactly what I'm doing.

Both console launch games are terrible.

Lol no. One console has nothing for games (Xbox) and the other one at least has 2-3 worth looking forward to. Don’t get it twisted.

Name them

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#24 BenjaminBanklin
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Xbox will be good after three years, I guess. As far as buying the box NOW, Series X is the only real choice, but you're gonna mostly be playing old games on it.

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#25 jaydan
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Pretty impressive. Microsoft seems to have learned a lot from the last gen.

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#26 hardwenzen
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@jaydan said:

Pretty impressive. Microsoft seems to have learned a lot from the last gen.

This gen has been so painfully long. They better have had enough time to learn from their mistakes.

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#27 Sagemode87
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@the6millionlies: stay salty

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#28 Pedro
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@BenjaminBanklin said:

Xbox will be good after three years, I guess. As far as buying the box NOW, Series X is the only real choice, but you're gonna mostly be playing old games on it.

Isn't that true for both upcoming consoles?

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#29 Phlop_Spencer
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@tdkmillsy: demon souls, spider man, and godfall.

Xbox has old uprezzed Xbox one games (lol) and old 360 games to look forward to. Pretty fukin hilarious that you would even think otherwise

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#30 VFighter
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@Pedro: No, not really.

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#31 Pedro
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@vfighter said:

@Pedro: No, not really.

Explain.

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@hardwenzen said:
@jaydan said:

Pretty impressive. Microsoft seems to have learned a lot from the last gen.

This gen has been so painfully long. They better have had enough time to learn from their mistakes.

Let's hope so. Hopefully we have this gen where we see all three doing well.

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#33 Pedro
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@jaydan said:

Let's hope so. Hopefully we have this gen where we see all three doing well.

I want to see more risk in game design. This gen has been so painfully safe.

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#34 The6millionLies
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@Sagemode87: Ok salty sony fan , enjoy your top exclusive at 1440p

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@phlop_spencer: So a PS3 remake, an enhanced PS4 game that offers no upgrade for under 70 bucks even if you have the original and a multiplat middling game?

Enjoy.

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#36 hardwenzen
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@jaydan said:
@hardwenzen said:
@jaydan said:

Pretty impressive. Microsoft seems to have learned a lot from the last gen.

This gen has been so painfully long. They better have had enough time to learn from their mistakes.

Let's hope so. Hopefully we have this gen where we see all three doing well.

What i personally hope so, is that their strategy works. Its good to have a system that the console maker didn't skip on any important component.

Even Nintendo can do this. Release a Switch Plus, another portable system with a bit better specs, and a Switch Slab (lol or whatever it will be called) as a standard home console to those who do not care about its portability (ME) and would just want to experience next gen in high res, with rt and lots of 60fps games.

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#37 Phlop_Spencer
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@sealionact: which new games will Xbox have?

*crickets*

Enjoy your Xbox one x +

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#38 sealionact
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@phlop_spencer said:

@sealionact: which new games will Xbox have?

*crickets*

Enjoy your Xbox one x +

"Deflection...and a miss."

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#39 Phlop_Spencer
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@sealionact: what new Xbox series x titles will be available at launch?

Only deflection are the corporate shill thoughts bouncing around in that skull cavity of yours

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#40 sealionact
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@phlop_spencer said:

@sealionact: what new Xbox series x titles will be available at launch?

Only deflection are the corporate shill thoughts bouncing around in that skull cavity of yours

Except you deflected...I didn't.

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#41 Phlop_Spencer
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@sealionact: i gave an answer to a question. No deflection. Your opinion on the quality of the games I mentioned does not make my answers non-factual.

Keep spinning in circles mr. No new games/ not worth buying console lol. Again - does xsx have new exclusive games on launch day or no?

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#42 VFighter
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@Pedro: Safe perhaps, yet we still got some truly amazing games. I'm not arguing against more risk or creativity in games mind you, bring on some innovention Sony, MS, Nintendo, Atari...ok I don't see Atari doing so but the others I'd love to see it!

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#43 Pedro
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@vfighter said:

@Pedro: Safe perhaps, yet we still got some truly amazing games. I'm not arguing against more risk or creativity in games mind you, bring on some innovention Sony, MS, Nintendo, Atari...ok I don't see Atari doing so but the others I'd love to see it!

I would say that Astrobot looks like a great addition to Sony's template approach. Its the most interesting game for me out of all the launch titles.

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#44 tdkmillsy
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@phlop_spencer said:

@tdkmillsy: demon souls, spider man, and godfall.

Xbox has old uprezzed Xbox one games (lol) and old 360 games to look forward to. Pretty fukin hilarious that you would even think otherwise

A remake

An add on

and another game

whats hilarious is that you think that is good launch.

Better than Xbox, possibly. But like I said both are tragic.

The best launch games are on both and will look and perform best on series X, does that excuse the launch games, not one bit.

Lets not pretend otherwise.

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@tdkmillsy: it’s 100% better than Xbox’s launch. That’s the point. Pathetic attempt at a “gotcha” though lol

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#46 tdkmillsy
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@tdkmillsy: it’s 100% better than Xbox’s launch. That’s the point. Pathetic attempt at a “gotcha” though lol

Pathetic attempt to turn what I said into a competition.

I said both where crap and both relying on 3rd party games.

If you are happy with the PS5 launch and assuming your actually getting one for these launch games alone then its not my problem you have low standards. If they so good show us your pre-order for PS5 and all 3 games.

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@sealionact said:

@phlop_spencer: So a PS3 remake, an enhanced PS4 game that offers no upgrade for under 70 bucks even if you have the original and a multiplat middling game?

Enjoy.

You must not have seen the games that are schedule for release in year one.

R&C

Gran Turismo

GOW: Ragnarok

Horizon: FW

Final Fantasy

Kena

And that's on top the Destruction All Stars, not to mention Sack Boy and the other launch titles.

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@louixiii said:
@sealionact said:

@phlop_spencer: So a PS3 remake, an enhanced PS4 game that offers no upgrade for under 70 bucks even if you have the original and a multiplat middling game?

Enjoy.

You must not have seen the games that are schedule for release in year one.

R&C

Gran Turismo

GOW: Ragnarok

Horizon: FW

Final Fantasy

Kena

And that's on top the Destruction All Stars, not to mention Sack Boy and the other launch titles.

So the first year counts as "launch"? To me launch is the by Christmas 2020 and neither system wows me with what is coming as to new content. Both will get more stuff but I think it will be well into 2021 before we see it.

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#49  Edited By warmblur
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Console reviews are kinda dumb unless it's after the life of the console and its library of games.

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#50 Pedro
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@warmblur said:

Console reviews are kinda of dumb.

Why is that?