Microsoft Xbox One, The Full Review
Gaming On Xbox One
At its core, the Xbox One was designed to be a game console. As such, we’ve had high hopes for the Xbox One’s gaming prowess, ever since Microsoft first announced the console back in May.
For the last week or so, we’ve been tooling around with our Xbox One, playing an assortment of games, which included Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct, Zoo Tycoon, LocoCycle, and Powerstar Golf. There are, however, quite a few other titles arriving with the Xbox One in a few days. The full list of titles arriving with the Xbox One include:
Before we get to our experiences with a few of the games we played, we want to point out some of the associated behaviors with gaming on the Xbox One. When downloading or installing a game from disc, for example, we found that virtually every title was playable before the installation was complete. Forza Motorsport 5 was playable once the installation hit the 15% mark. Ryse, however, wasn’t playable until the installation hit the 50% mark. We’re not sure of the exact percentages for each title, but wanted to point this out should those of you that pre-ordered the Xbox One witness similar behavior. Don’t walk away should an installation be taking longer than you’d like—you’ll probably get to play the game sooner than you think.
With that said, we also found load times to be somewhat long for most games, though we’re not ready to draw and conclusions about that since our Xbox One (and a few of the games) were continually receiving updates over the last few days. Microsoft and its software partners are still tweaking code, and likely will be right up until the last second before launch.
Of the games we did have a chance to play, Forza Motorsport 5 and Ryse: Son of Rome were easily the most impressive.
Forza Motorsport 5 on the Xbox One
Unfortunately, due to embargoes that remain in place on these two titles, we’re not able to show you any new game assets or discuss the story lines and game play. We felt compelled to show some previously released video footage here, however, to help drive home how good these games looked.
Ryse: Son Of Rome On The Xbox One