The Xbox One Kicks Butt On The PS4
I decided to write this review when I went over to my friends house to play the ps4. The graphics were terrible, the console looks weird, and the dashboard is terrible compared to the xbox one, and the games look very bad on the ps4. If you have heard anything that I have said please do yourself a favor by buying the xbox one and not the ps4. The only place the xbox one is available right now is amazon.
ONLY TRUE NEXT GEN CONSOLE
We picked up 2 day one consoles, one for me and other as a gift and oh man was it awesome,Ive used the PS4 and to me its nothing compared to this, its just...AMAZING!!! The Box is heavy but that's not because of the unit itself, its due to all the packaging that is protecting every piece of hardware. Ive seen the PS4 unboxing and its not well protected compared to the xbox one! Some people say 500 is too much but at least its not like the PS3 at launch with a 600+ price tag. The Xbox One is big but powerful and makes almost no noise what so ever which is a huge plus and it has so many features its competitors don't. So ill go down the list:
THE CONTROLLER AND HEADSET
Its tons better, the 360 pad was amazing but its hard to go back when holding this one. The thumb sticks have little to no dead zone and the gritted texture allows for even better grip and precision. The triggers vibrate when you drive or shoot and in hardcore it helps you know when your out of ammo if you can't tell when no bullets come out. The d-pad is far better than before and the Mic port is secure and has audio quality that I could not believe. The Headset, tho thin and looks fragile is surprisingly more durable and comfortable. Its Ear cup slides up and down and with no rotation on the headband you can say good by to the breaking issues like the 360.
Its big and quiet. A bit on the heavy side compared to its little brothers the 360, it weighs about the same as the original Xbox from 2001. It features an HDMI in & out port so you can connect your 360, PS3, WiiU, PS4 and pretty much any other device that uses an HDMI setup. I have it connected to my 360 so now I can play my 360 games and apps on my Xbox one( Still have to use 360 controller and headsets tho) but that counts as backwards compatibility to me :) The Disc drive is quiet and reads quickly tho install time is slow at least you can play once its gotten to about 25%. All in all its a tremendous improvement tho the UI takes a bit of time to get used to and some features are missing but if its like the 360 they will come in time so be patient. The system has many vents (Sides, back and half of the top) and a huge fan that helps it breath really well.
THE KINECT 2.0
Wow, we had the original and they look nothing alike. The new Kinect is smalled but boxier. Its a bit heavier but it works so much better, The precision is great and the voice quality is like speaking thru a high end headset, Crisp and clear as opposed to the 360 Kinect. With the Kinect you can turn your console on and your Tv and Cable Box at once!! Start apps, games videos and issue in game commands with your voice. Need ammo or a medic in Battlefield 4? Just say you need ammo and it alerts all support class ally players in the match and gives your location to your allies. I haven't had any issues with the Kinect once, neither did I with the original. People who say nobody uses it would be surprised, just because its not always used for gaming its used for a completely unique and exclusive feature to the console.
The system allows you to upload and record clips up to 5 minutes long and edit them and share them with the community. In early 2014 you'll be able to use Twitch at even higher quality. You can snap between games and apps and when you find a game the xbox will let you know so you can get back in the action. Use the internet to lookup stuff as you game if you need some tips or help. Tons of amazing gamer-pics and colors to personalize your system to your liking. Also the coolest feature is you can be logged into your xbox one and play online and if you wanna talk to friends who have a 360 only, simply sign into you 360 and chat and play games as well. Both systems allow you to log in at the same time, play games and talk in two different parties allowing you to go back and forth between 360 and xbox one without needing to recover your account. This feature was intended and I love it!! You can play xbox live games and download unlike the 360!!
In conclusion Id say this system is deserving of your attention and the 500 dollar price is fair with everything you get. It works like a charm and has a good set of release titles ranging from many genres and play styles. 10/10 and hugely recommended!!
Getting better with time
No 3d blu-ray at launch but ms has confirmed it will come in an update this year. Games graphics are really good but not a big jump from last gen xbox, though im sure as time goes on this will improve as it always does as a console matures over time. love the controller.. the right and left triggers have some force feedback which in my opinion adds alot to the game (mostly racing). love the kinect... it is really responsive and signs me in just by saying (xbox on!) REALLY COOL! And in game the kinect 2 works much better that the xbox 360 version.(really responsive) I have had no problems with this version of kinect. I can also use the kinect to watch tv by saying (xbox watch tv.. then say whatever channel you want to watch and it goes to the corresponding channel just by saying (xbox watch true tv or xbox watch syfy. I love this system .... Now bring on Dragon age inquisition and watch dogs and in a future update 3d blu-ray support. This is only going to get better with time.
XBOX ONE MORE LIKE XBOX WON!
Been playing with my Day One Edition. The performance on this System is just very over expected. Graphics are just amazing. The latency on the system has been reduced to less than 1 seconds. Switching from watching tv, to gaming , to browsing movies or web is instant. The Camera is truly Hd. Microsoft really produce something worth having their name on it. The Remote has a smooth sleek feel to it like it was part of your hand and feels like it was aiming for precision.
Not worth a penny I paid
The Xbox one is not worth a Penny I paid!!! The disc drive makes a grinding noise when I put a disc in and it wont read it. The so called tv feature is just a HDMI in port for the Xbox, which I find very disappointing, the voice control and facial recognition is overrated and really bad (it thought that my friend was me), and also the price tag just puts a cherry on top to not get an Xbox one. I am returning my console to GameStop and buying a Playstation 4. Maybe with the extra cash, I can get a epic Playstation exclusive that wont be on the Xbox One Ever... Also, the youtube link shows an Xbox with the same problem as mine.
I didn't think much about all the extra features that came with Xbox One when I pre-ordered it, but they have truly blown me away. The UI is so fluid and easy to use. I can instantly switch from a game, to netflix, and back without having to wait forever like with the 360. This thing is truly next gen. The graphics are amazing and the game play for games like Forza 5 and BF4 are wonderful. There are a few issues with BF4 crashing and disconnecting from the server, but these are issues on DICE's side. PC and PS4 users are experiencing the same problems. There is so much potential with the enormous cloud that Microsoft has built, and it is already being put to good use. The drivatar feature in Forza 5 makes you feel like you are racing other people, rather than just mindless bots.
I had hoped that this entertainment system would surpass all the others and it definitely blew me away. I went to the midnight release and it was so awesome. I played COD Ghosts on the One for over 7 hours without breaks. I enjoy this system so much. Even if you get tired of gaming, I can just say "Xbox go to Netflix" or "Youtube". It's awesome. I can even make amazing youtube videos!!
Amazing Technological Advancement
Amazing Technological Advancement on the side of the Xbox from the Xbox 360 as of the amazing game library and game experience on the console
This Is Why You Never Listen To The Rumors
The Console is amazing. Many people have a problems with this console but mine is incredible. The games are super fun. After playing a PS4 at my friends house I definitely think the xbox one is much better. Even the graphics look better even though it is not supposed to. If you can't decide what to get yet stop looking, xbox one will hook you up.
Best Console Out!
The best next gen console out! I have been a fan of Xbox since the first one I converted from Playstation 2 to the Xbox and haven't looked back yet. I am proud to say I am team Xbox for life! Best controller for gaming, great exclusives and great features you will not be disappointed!