March '11 - Games On Demand (Perfect Dark
I was on
the Xbox forums today talking about the game
Perfect Dark Zero. It's available as a
download as well as on a game disc. This is
what I said about it:
Perfect Dark Zero disc started playing up
and would often refuse to load a level so
I decided to purchase a new one. I could
have bought a used one from ebay for
around £5 but I thought instead it would
be better to download it from XBoxLive on
the Games On Demand section. It cost £14.99
took just over an hour to download and it
works fine. All the previous savegames
and extra levels still work without any
problems. The main advantage is that it's
quiet with no annoying spinning disc in
the drive. It's so strange to be able to
play a game and not have to turn up the
volume on the TV to cover the sound of
the whirling DVD disc in the drive
spinning at full speed.
advantage is being able to play it almost
the instant you switch on the Xbox
without having to put any disc inside. It's
my favourite game to play online so I
pretty much play it 90% of the time that
I use the Xbox.
only annoyance with it is that there is
no option to quit the game. Normally you
would just press the eject button but
that doesn't apply with downloaded games.
There is no way quit the game other than
selecting the dashboard and pressing
shutdown to switch off the entire Xbox.
they don't remove the post from the forums.
They often don't like anything negative to be
mentioned even when you're praising a game.
(7th April '12):
I mentioned you cannot stop the game without
switching off the Xbox. Of couse you don't
have to do that, you can simply press the
middle Xbox button on the controller and
select XBox Home (Once known as the Dashboard)
and the game will quit.
Also you may like to know all XBox games are
installable now, so you can copy them onto
the hard drive and play without the noisy
DVDROM disc spinning around.
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