|Originally posted by FourDoor
Halo2 even at 480p has met my expectations in regards to gameplay single/multi-player as well as graphics given the xbox platform. It hasn't lived up to all the hype around it but heck, it's kept my attention more than any other game released last year so I guess you can call me just a regular satisfied customer.
Amen! The shortened ending is the only problem, and as it seems likely, it was cut short from the plan in order to meet the deadline. Otherwise, it is still fun to play, full of nice eye-candy and pleasing sound. Given all that is going on, graphics-wise, with no notable load times and a good framerate, I'm not at all surprised that they stuck with 480p.
As for the next XBOX, given that the HDTVs being installed in people's houses in the past, present, and (for a while) the future are 720p or 1080i (and I'm guessing in terms of raw numbers leaning to the latter), I would think it's a business imperative that the next XBOX (& its games) do 720p & 1080i at a minimum.