When the Xbox One was announced several months ago, the console received a lot of controversy due to the decisions Microsoft made prior to the release of the console. Throughout the time the console was first announced until the console was finally released exactly two weeks ago, a lot of things has changed in terms of the platform’s policies to make sure Microsoft delivers one-hundred percent satisfaction to gamers.
As we are now in the Holiday season, many gamers out there are weary whether or not to buy the Xbox One. If you are getting one for this Holiday season, here are some of our suggestions when it comes to the software, accessories, and more.
Xbox One – $499
Unlike the PlayStation 4 supply shortage this Holiday season, gamers who are looking forward to get the Xbox One will most likely find it in several stores. If you have been an avid fan of the Xbox 360, getting the Xbox One is definitely one of the things you can consider as currently, they offer a much better launch line up than the PlayStation 4. Regardless of what kind of gamer you are, or what genre you prefer, the Xbox One will surely have something for you to play this Holiday season.
Play & Charge Kit – $30
Just like the Xbox 360, the Xbox One controller will not come with a built-in rechargeable battery pack. If you know you will be playing a lot on your Xbox One, it’s best that you buy the Play & Charge Kit at your local game retailer. When you buy one, you will get a battery and a mini-USB cable for you to charge your controller.
Dead Rising 3 (For Action/Horror Fans) – $60
Dead Rising 3 has been one of the most anticipated titles to arrive on the Xbox One. For fans who have played the first Dead Rising on the Xbox 360 or its other titles that were available last generation, Dead Rising 3 redefines the gameplay by offering more combinations of weapons to use, impressive visuals and more zombies to kill. From what we have played, Dead Rising 3 is an improvement over the previous games.
Forza Motorsport 5 (For Racing Fans) – $60
Have the passion for cars? If so, you can pick up the latest iteration of the Forza Motorsport series with the fifth game on the Xbox One. Taking advantage of the Xbox One’s hardware, the way you play Forza 5 will forever be changed. Race with your favorite cars and explore the beautiful tracks that you will only see on Forza 5. If you are an avid fan of cars and racing, Forza 5 will be there to satisfy your needs until the next big racing game comes out in the near future.
Ryse: Son of Rome (For Action Fans) – $60
Fans who love games like God of War or Heavenly Sword, the Xbox One has an exclusive title that will give you a jaw breaking experience when you play the game. Created with the CryEngine 3 that Crytek has used with Crysis 3 and other titles they developed, Ryse: Son of Rome will show you what real next-generation of gaming is all about. It’s the best-looking next-generation title for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Gameplay wise, if you love the God of War, you will definitely love this game.
Killer Instinct (For Fighting Fans) – $40/Free
Just bought your Xbox One but don’t have money anymore to buy games? If that’s the case, you can download the free-to-play version of Killer Instinct on Xbox One. If you want to give the reboot classic Killer Instinct a try, download the free-to-play game and use the one free character that is available. If you love the game, just buy one character for only $5 or spend the whole $40 to unlock the full roster.
Skylanders: Swap Force (For Kids) – Varies
If you have a kid in the family, the game that you can get for them is Activision’s Skylanders: Swap Force. While Skylanders: Swap Force made an appearance on the last generation, the next-generation version of the game will offer a much better visuals but the gameplay will remain the same overall. With Swap Force, your kids can play as any monster that is included in your starter set to set out on an adventure in the world within Skylanders. If the starter set doesn’t have the character your kids want, go buy a toy figurine that you can use in stores to make the experience more fun.