Originally Posted by Artman22
Surprised you bought an Xbox one lol. What's your overall impression so far?
Why are you surprised?
There is a lot to like about it, and quite a bit to dislike.
I think the OS is meh as a whole, there are some great ideas in there for sure, but I can't tell if it's good ideas naturally or just good ideas of trying to cram metro into the living room. I like pinning things, which works great for the left page and everything on the center page is ok for the most part, the store is mess.
The controller is fine, I've never been one to pick at a controller though. The DS3 worked for me, the DS4 is better than the DS3 for sure, and the XboxOne controller is fine as well. I do dislike the left and right bumpers though, always have.
My biggest complaints right now:
1) No way to extend Kinect, I don't have equipment at the front of the room in the theater.
2) Some apps stall for a long time when launched and some even just crash on a black screen. Makes it feel very Windows but not in a good way. Feel like I need to hit Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring up the task manager
I don't have much love for Microsoft as a company and the decisions they make, but I am a game consumer and there are studios that for whatever reasons partner with Microsoft because it's good for them and their business and I want to play their games (i.e., Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, ect). I don't see myself playing any multi-platform titles on the machine outside of maybe a shooter like COD where I might have more shooter friends playing on XBL than PSN.
To be clear, I paid $300 for the console with Kinect. Picked up Titanfall for $25. Ended up getting lucky in a promo yesterday that landed me $60 in my microsoft account and I think the store had a glitch last night that gave me Battlefield 4 for free. (I think). I plan to do that same promo in the up coming weeks and If I walk away with $60 each time, the value proposition propelling me back into the Xbox ecosystem is pretty hard to ignore. At retail, not so much.