Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Console Breakdown

Console Breakdown
By Drake Schlepphorst

In today’s world you would have to be shut out from the world to not know a little bit about videogames. But more recently (If you are a videogame addict like myself) you know that there are three main systems that you would consider buying; the Xbox 360, the Playstation 3 and the Nintendo Wii. But you’re the kind of person that wants to make sure that they are getting the right console. Well here is a breakdown of the three consoles and the pros and cons of buying each one.

Nintendo Wii.
Of the three consoles it is definitely something that can attract attention. For example, just look at the controller!! Yes that’s a controller, not a remote. It works by motion sensor. In other words, depending on how you move the controller, a character on a videogame will respond accordingly.

Graphics: Nintendo claims to have up to date technology that can keep up with the other major consoles of the generation.
Gameplay: I think the developers of Nintendo centered on playability itself when designing the Wii. With titles coming out like Super Smash Brothers Brawl, and Super Mario Galaxy, as well as Naruto Shippuden: Way of the Ninja who wouldn’t contemplate this machine.
Price: this fun little machine will not put a hole in your wallet. Of the three consoles it is the cheapest. But it will set you back about $250 though. :D

Pros: fun games coming out, cheapest of the three. Fun to play
Cons: not the best graphics out there
Xbox 360
Of the three consoles this has to be the most anticipated. If you have played the campaign mode of halo 1 and 2 all the way through, you probably remember a conversation betwixt a general and a Spartan
General: “Spartan 117 what are you doing on that spacecraft!”
Spartan 117: “ Sir, finishing this fight”
And after that you most likely found yourself staring at a bunch of credits. But having one of the most anticipated games of the year on the Xbox 360’s roster isn’t the reason why this is one of the great consoles.

Graphics: vastly superior to the Playstation 2 and probably equal to the Playstation 3.
Gameplay: being that the Xbox 360 came out before any of the next generation consoles it has a multitude of games already out for it from the previous year. And being backwards compatible (meaning you can play Xbox games you already have), it’s a console to consider buying. As well as having some of the most anticipated games coming out for it. Like Halo 3! And Fable 2! And some of the best selling games of the year. For example Gears of War

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