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[Suggest on!] 360 Black Friday and games

DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
edited November 2007 in Games and Technology
So Best Buy has 360 "pro" + guitar hero 2 w/ guitar for 350$ (this might be with the pack in 2 games too, weill see) on black friday. I am finally taking the plunge for the system.... (probably will get rock band)

What games are "must haves" for the system? I plan on owning the following:
Ace combat 6
Dead rising
Mass Effect
PGR4 people are saying is good.
(on the borrow list) Assassin's Creed, Halo3
(depending on what I see in it) Eternal sonata

I have absoulutely no interest in halo 3. Never that big into console FPS, but games like vegas and gears of war are enough difference that they are amazing (mostly for the coop, yes halo has coop, but it was just too bland for me). I do plan on picking it up once its bargin bin or if I can just borrow it from a friend.

Speaking of Vegas and Gears of war, I have these for PC and have no interest in picking up on console, same with orange box/bioshock/oblivion.

No interest in sports games (NBA/Madden). I enjoy arcade style racing(aka not grand turismo)

What else are must haves for the system? Ever since I got disapointed with the first 6 months of wii I decided I need at least 5-6 games that are must have before picking up a console.....


If the thread gets enough interest ill change this into a general "Whats to buy for the 360" thread for the holidays....

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  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Im asking what 360 games are good. Not what black friday deals are good. I reference the black friday deal above because its backstory and im finally convinced to pick one up. Changed the thread title.

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  • StormyWatersStormyWaters Registered User
    edited November 2007
    It's too bad it's not GH3 w/ that 360 deal :/

  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I agree, I already own all 3 GH's(PS2), the only reason I jump on this deal is because the guitar can be used in rock band

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  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Halo 3 is free if you do a few things. Call of Duty 4 is a must-buy, IMHO. Ace Combat 6 has a really, really cheesy story and all, but the visuals are incredible. Mass Effect is also a must-buy unless you have an aversion to sci-fi RPGs.

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  • AshendarkAshendark Registered User
    edited November 2007
    PGR4 is very good and would be my number one choice as far as racers go.

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  • jagermeister73jagermeister73 Registered User
    edited November 2007
    Bioshock must have and Condemned. Assasins Creed well it depends. I love the game as others do.

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Viva Pinata.


    Oblivion.


    Earth Defense Force 2017.

  • One Thousand DicksOne Thousand Dicks :D! Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    As long as you're getting Guitar Hero, why not pick up Rock Band as well? Hell, you can even get the stand-alone game and play it with the guitar if you're not interested in the drums (the headset will work as a microphone for the vocal parts).

  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    As long as you're getting Guitar Hero, why not pick up Rock Band as well? Hell, you can even get the stand-alone game and play it with the guitar if you're not interested in the drums (the headset will work as a microphone for the vocal parts).

    I am planning on picking up rock band tomarrow at kmart (I think the 20% off coupon works). If it dosent Im still undecided to pick it up right away, or wait until I know ill be around friends to play it.

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  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    thanks for the help you guys, I found out the Kmart near me will honor 20% off the 360 tonight, so Im going to go pick one up. Probably will borrow some games/buy some as well, im hoping they have the elite bundle or pro bundles out......

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  • ToyDToyD Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Conan for Hack n Slash,
    Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War for tactical war games (the actual units aren't "omg looks real", but you get hundreds of them onscreen with no slowdown)
    Mass Effect for RPG goodness
    and Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga for some nice platforming and general achievement goodness.

    Conan is a good rental, but I liked the mindless nudity to be honest. The sheer audacity and goodness of a mindless hack n slash game was good for me, most will say it's a rental. I stand by the other recommends though.

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  • ToyDToyD Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Forgot to mention, also look at demos of games on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Two of the games I mentioned, Conan and Bladestorm have demos up now you can check out yourself when you get your console.

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  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I liked Lost Planet. Mindless arcade shooter of goodness. Online is pretty fun as well. Can probably get it for $9.99-19.99 range, which is always nice.

  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    lost planet might be tempting, I never saw the draw of it while people were OMG'ing over it.....

    Not sure about something like bladestorm, although I am a freak for tactic's games (partial reason im gonna go ahead and pick this up is the 2 atlus games coming, I cant wait)

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  • mugginnsmugginns Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Lost Planet gets really old really fast, and the MP is terrible.

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  • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Don't forget XBLA. At the very least, Pac-Man: Championship Edition deserves to be on every 360 owner's hard drive. Heavy Weapon, Geometry Wars, Space Giraffe, Bomberman Live, and the two Mutant Storms also come highly recommended. And if you don't have one of the other versions of them already, definitely pick up Castlevania: SotN & Puzzle Quest.

  • jwm2jwm2 Registered User
    edited November 2007
    COD4, Burnout: Revenge are definate must owns as well.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    2 shooters:

    Call of Duty 4
    Halo 3

    2 adventure games:

    Assassin's Creed
    Lost Planet

    A racer:

    PGR4

    A classic:

    Bioshock


    And a few games for the luls:

    Dead rising
    Lego star wars

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  • fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Don't forget XBLA. At the very least, Pac-Man: Championship Edition deserves to be on every 360 owner's hard drive. Heavy Weapon, Geometry Wars, Space Giraffe, Bomberman Live, and the two Mutant Storms also come highly recommended. And if you don't have one of the other versions of them already, definitely pick up Castlevania: SotN & Puzzle Quest.

    I'd lime this whole post so hard, but it would look nasty. Those games are awesome and I heart them.

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  • BrueBrue Registered User
    edited November 2007
    Don't forget XBLA. At the very least, Pac-Man: Championship Edition deserves to be on every 360 owner's hard drive. Heavy Weapon, Geometry Wars, Space Giraffe, Bomberman Live, and the two Mutant Storms also come highly recommended. And if you don't have one of the other versions of them already, definitely pick up Castlevania: SotN & Puzzle Quest.

    I'd lime this whole post so hard, but it would look nasty. Those games are awesome and I heart them.

    Symphony of the Night deserves to be included.

  • WienkeWienke Registered User
    edited November 2007
    Well here's my take on it.

    First off some cheapy games that won't break the bank but are still good:

    Kameo
    Call of Duty 2
    Crackdown
    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
    Condemned
    Splinter Cell: Double Agent
    Tomb Raider: Legend (hey I thought it was good)
    Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
    Viva Pinata

    All of those games can be had for 20 bucks or less. They're all really good games so bear in mind that you're in the unique position where you're just now getting a 360 so you could theoretically get by without having the latest, greatest, and most expensive games to be had on the market.

    Now a few more games listed regardless of price:

    Assassin's Creed
    Beautiful Katamari
    Call of Duty 4
    Saints Row
    Mass Effect (when it comes out)
    KoToR, KoToR 2, Fable, Jade Empire from the BC stuff
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night from the arcade...maybe Puzzle Quest?

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I would recommend Crackdown, but try the demo first because it's not to everyone's liking. Me, though, I love it to bits.

  • StupornautStupornaut Registered User
    edited November 2007
    DiRT: rally racing, kind of sim-ish (at least compared to Sega Rally) but it makes careening down bumpy backwoods roads ridiculously fun; somehow it makes going 60 MPH feel perilous and exciting.

    skate.: can be hair-pullingly frustrating, but if you get enough practice in it gets ridiculously fun, especially with the replay editor.

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