Clear black Japanese “special edition” xbox, limited to 50k units. It’s in very good condition, clearly has very little use, came with matching black jp xbox controller, an unused sealed xbox high definition av pack, as well as a dvd remote / receiver, a composite/s-video advanced av pack, and the cute keychain pictured above.
It’s very good with 360 games too, and you get much more of the library there. Even games that aren’t X Enhanced get 16X anisotropic filtering (Soul Calibur 2 looks really clean while still being 720p) and eliminate frame tearing.
There are a few OG games missing that I’ll leave it hooked up for - SSX Tricky, JSRF, and Guilty Gear X2 #Reloaded are the big ones. Steel Battalion too if I can ever get ahold of that controller (and a home with enough space for it).
I may just do that. I haven’t successfully played through an FF game (although got far into FF6 before stopping). But now that I’ve played through a few Dragon Quest and Earthbound games, I have a deeper appreciation for the genre.
I may go ahead and check out XIII (I know it’s a controversial title due to its linearity though so I won’t judge the entire series by it).
That’s why. They kind of saved themselves with giving people back dev mode after the recent kerfuffle. If there was an incentive and people did finally crack the new Xbox’s I could imagine there would be some way but I could be wrong. After all nothing came from the Wii/GC emu that was packed in Mario 3D All Stars when I was hoping something would
I just want to chime in that I’ve also been so happy with how they’ve handled backwards compatibility. They really turned themselves around after last gen, and seem to be doing everything right. I was a big supporter of the original Xbox and still have my original discs and hardware. It really is magical to pop in an original disc of Panzer Dragoon Orta, Otogi, Gunvalkyrie, Timesplitters 2, etc from nearly 20 years ago and be able to play them on the Series X at 4x the resolution, 1920p and 60fps. Do I wish they were able to have done more, like Buffy, JSRF, or Project Gotham? Of course. But I’m still happy they were able to do what they did.
I played through FFXIII last year and really enjoyed it. But I also went in with expectations low and knowing its divisiveness. Check out this great article on the upgrade from John Linneman of Digital Foundry:
Keep in mind this article came out a few years ago, and the two FFXIII sequels now run at 2160p, 60fps (FPS Boost) on Series X.
I have the controller for that game and it’s awesome but I still haven’t found anywhere to store it. It’s so awkward in shape and so many pieces as well. Definitely not recommended for small game rooms like mine
I didn’t see Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions nor it’s Japan exclusive sequel. Thought it was a really fun game and looks stunning on Xbox. Haven’t played the sequel yet but remember reading that it’s even better.