The Xbox Series X has been an integral part of my everyday life for several months now. Actually, I had already turned the gaming back, but Microsoft’s Next Gene Console has flare up my landmark again. I will not buy the new Xbox but still does not have to do with a homemade problem. A long-term review of Kaan Gürayer.
- The gaming world has changed completely
- Rasant game change thanks SSD and Quick Resume
- Downward compatibility & Game Pass form a round overall package
- XBox Series S in the long-term experience report: my conclusion
Between the 5th and 6th console generation it happened: At some point I just did not take the controller in the hand anymore. Maybe I’ve been stuffed, highlighted the interest in other hobbies or it was at the time-consuming relationship-stumbling traps, in which every beginning-20-year-old is so. Who knows.
The gaming world has changed completely
About 2013 I wanted to start gambling again. With PlayStation 4 and Co. finally a new console generation was out of the door. But my own surprise I stood in front of a completely different gaming world. Everything was complicated and annoying : Before every game, there were sudden updates, one was forced into miserly long tutorials, microstransaktions moved to one of the money from the bag and games were no longer games, but have become interactive films.
Little exception was Nintendo, but the Japanese cooked their own soup anyway.
Accordingly, I was skeptical than the new console generation was presented. The trends that gave me gaming were still present – and are sometimes even worse, keyword: microtransactions. After a few months with the Xbox Series X I am positively surprised . Microsoft’s Next-Gen console has broken the gamer in me again, at least a bit. This is not due to an outstanding feature, but from the combination of several. The whole thing is actually more than the sum of its parts.
Rasant game change thanks SSD and Quick Resume
Thanks to Flinker SSD and Quick Resume, I can change strings between several games ** – a God gift for someone like me, who quickly loses the desire for a game and often never spends longer than 15 to 20 minutes with a game.
Of course, that requires that “all digital” goes and no games buys on physical media. So far, I have always avoided this step, since I had the fear of having a blank hands at some point – a service can finally be kept sealed, providers are no welfare companies. The fear still exists, but I think (okay, it’s more a hope) that you at Microsoft stands by all three large console manufacturers on the safest side **. The Redmonders are among the most valuable companies in the world and have a long history in support of their services.
_Alles, what you need to know about the Xbox Series X / S: _
Downward compatibility & Game Pass form a round overall package
What we would be with the games: with the downward compatibility , which is partially back to the original Xbox from 2001, can not keep Sony nor Nintendo . Thanks to regular sales in the Xbox Store, I can also play games that have passed to your release to me. In fact, most games that I have currently on the Xbox Series X come from the generation of the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Another plus: Many older games has something “supervised” with the FPS boost, completely free.
The icing is of course the Game Pass , which I have subscribed to. For small money (starts at 9.99 euros per month) you have access to over 100 games that you can download and play for free. The selection is mixed colorful and ranges from current AAA titles to classics. All current first-party titles from Microsoft such as Halo Infinite or Forza 5 are also part of the game. A pretty good deal, which ensures that you will be experimental for games also experimental – after all, you do not lose in not the same 60 or 70 euros. For example, I tried “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice”. Without a game pass, I would never have spent money for it, because such matches have not been interested in me so far.
What else I noticed for Xbox Series X:
- Chic design : very discreet and minimalist, adds well everywhere. The PlayStation 5, however, I find it really ugly. With this opinion, I am not alone in the editorial office.
- Quiet : The Xbox Series X is hard to hear. No comparison to the nozzle jet of my old PS4.
- Controller : Griffy, is really good in your hand.
- Graphics : The 4K graphics is impressive and comes on my OLED TV from LG right too well. A purchase reason alone is not for me.
- Menu guide : Overall, the menu is logically and comprehensibly constructed in the Xbox Series X Xbox Series X. But then you come in places that are unnecessarily complicated and require multiple steps – approximately when calling the reduced games in the Xbox Store. Here Microsoft should improve.
- Blu-ray player : Immediates should also be Microsoft also when controlling the Blu-ray player – at least via the controller. He is unnecessarily complicated and there are lack of captions on the on-screen buttons.
XBox Series S in the long-term experience report: my conclusion
“Buy or not buy?” That’s all the decisive question. The Xbox Series X is a nice piece of technology that made me with fast game change, downward compatibility and the Game Pass again fancy the gaming . But since I put everything on the digital card, the best possible graphics is not particularly important to me and I (at least now) rather games of the last or penultimate generation Zoke, my decision is clear: It will be the Xbox Series S!
Competition for Xbox Series X & PS5: A console is ignored by all
The “small” Microsoft console offers everything that is important to me , is now more than 200 euros cheaper in the street price (see Amazon) and above all, it is also one: Available. The Series X, however, is – unfortunately – still in short supply.
Nevertheless, I prefer my hat from Microsoft: the Xbox Series X has become really great . If you put a lot of value on 4K graphics, especially current AAA games (which prove much more storage space) and does not quite separate yourself from the freedom of the diskruptcy, you will find an excellent next-gene console in the Series X.