This week we have a new game joining the Xbox Originals stable. A game called BlowOut. Whether you remember this game or not, it’s obvious that this was not a AAA title back in the day. In fact, a quick check of eBay finds a copy to be had for as little as $3.50. That’s a far cry from the 1200 Microsoft points ($15) the download costs on Xbox Live.
The issue with nearly all Xbox Originals is the fact that, given a little searching, you can find most of these titles for much less online. Plus, you will have a physical copy. So when your console gets the Red Ring of Death, you don’t have to worry about the licensing issues.
Microsoft has yet to hear the community’s cries for a cheaper price point or added features for these Originals. As a matter of fact, the number one complaint is the lack of achievements for these games. Technical limitations aside, Microsoft could make some effort to add some value to the Xbox Originals program.
Have any of you purchased a Xbox Original? If so, what game and why?