October 5, 2008

November Buying Decisions for the Xbox 360

One month from now, four titles that have caught your eye will be released for the Xbox 360. The question is, what are you going to buy and what are you going to hold out for? Also, six games that are dropping in value.

Nov 4: James Bond 007 in Quantum of Solace and Tom Clancy's EndWar
Nov 7:
Gears of War 2
Nov 11:
Call of Duty: World at War

One question that comes to mind is, should James Bond even be mentioned among GoW2 and CoD? And for that matter, should EndWar be in this list as well? Some of you might think World at War should not be mentioned along side Gears; or, you might think that GoW2 is over hyped and the game is going to be a major let down.

Let's Break It Down
James Bond is eternally cool, Tom Clancy has voice recognition gameplay, CoD has a flamethrower, and GoW2 features Horde stomping.

TGR's predictions: James Bond will eventually get played, but probably as a trade after it drops in value. EndWar sounds pretty cool, but shouting into the headset doesn't seem like that much fun. Depending on the reviews, EndWar might not get played at all.

That leaves GoW2 and World at War. At this point, loyalty to a franchise comes into play. If you're a die-hard Call of Duty fan then you might be leaning towards World at War, despite it coming from Treyarch. On the other hand, if you couldn't get enough of Gears of War, then you're probably leaning towards the sequel.

Looking at the top 10 Live games, it appears that CoD has the edge. But looking at the hype-machine GoW2 has going for it, the tables turn and GoW2 has the edge.

After weighing the pros and cons, TGR is staying faithful and going with Call of Duty: World at War for the November purchase. Is this a minority opinion? Will the rest of the Xbox 360 world bum rush the stores for Gears of War 2? Vote in the poll and make your opinion count (poll allows for more than one selection)!

Games to Hold Out For:
Here's a list of games that are currently dropping in value on Goozex. These are games you definitely want to hold out for on requesting:

  • Alone in the Dark
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Call of Duty 4
  • Don King Presents: Prizefighter
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08