Friday, September 24, 2010

Top 5 Xbox 360 exclusives to look forward to after Halo Reach

Halo Reach, which was released on September 14th, became the latest exclusive hit on the Xbox 360. Fortunately, it won’t be the last either. Here are the top 5 games Xbox 360 exclusives to look forward to after you are done playing Halo Reach.

5. Elysian Tail: Dust
Winner of Microsoft XNA’s Dream-Build-Play competition in 2009, Elysian Tail: Dust is a flashy action 2D game (similar to Muramasa: The Demon Blade) that features gorgeous graphics and top-notch animation. Despite being made by just one person, Elysian Tail: Dust is certainly one of the best-looking Xbox Live Arcade exclusive games on the Xbox 360.
4. Dance Central
Microsoft is banking heavily on their buttons-free motion-controller, Kinect, to extend the lifespan of the Xbox 360. The most impressive launch game shown so far has been Dance Central, which comes from the creator of Rock Band. The dancing title uses Kinect to track your body movements to provide an immersive experience. Dance Central should be a killer app for Kinect.
3. Project Draco
Project Draco is the latest title from the creator of the much-beloved but long-abandoned Panzer Dragoon series. Using Kinect as a controller, you will fly through the sky and attack enemies while riding on your dragon. Although not much else is known other than the possibility of online multiplayer support, Project Draco appears to be a spiritual successor to Panzer Dragoon.
2. Codename: Kingdoms
At E3 2010, Microsoft announced that a new collaborative project with Crytek, the developers of the visually stunning Crysis games. Aside from a live-action trailer featuring gladiators, not much is otherwise known about Codename: Kingdoms. Even so, you can rest assure that Crytek will be pushing the graphical prowess of the Xbox 360 with their upcoming exclusive game.
1. Gears of War 3
Aside from Halo, Gears of War is the biggest exclusive franchise on the Xbox 360. Gears of War 3 further ups the ante set by the previous titles by featuring four-player co-op support for the campaign mode. Furthermore, the game will also include a new mode called Beast, in which you play as the Locust. With some of the best-looking graphics on the system to boot, Gears of War 3 is easily the best Xbox 360 exclusive game to look forward to after you are done playing Halo Reach