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This generation, all I have is a Wii (plus DS and a bunch of older systems). I've been content with just having a Wii thus far, but thanks to Amazon's runner-up deal (an Arcade 360 for $220 straight up), I'm strongly considering picking up a 360. A large reason would be to have something to play Rock Band on (I don't want to get the gimped PS2 version), but I want there to be enough other games that interest me.
I know about most of the current major releases, and a lot of them interest me somewhat (I have a friend who's willing to trade me his Assassin's Creed), but have close to no knowledge of the system's back catalogue.I looked through some of the big review sites, but was unable to just find a huge list of all 360 games sorted by score, and a forum search turned up no results. What are your guys' favorite games for the system? I'm game for pretty much everything, but I'm not too huge on sports games or RTS. What I don't want are particularly generic gaming experiences - I want something that isn't "just another gray FPS" or "just another generic platformer". The concept of XBLA intrigues me, but I don't really know what it has to offer.
Also, since I'd be buying what I assume is a gimped model, what accessories and such are essential for getting the full experience? I don't have an HDTV, and don't care about any sort of high-def DVD viewing.
tl;dr: sell me a 360. what good games are there for it? what do I need to buy?