|Two colors of the Xbox One X|
The first thing I noticed about the Xbox One X was its size. I still had my broken original Xbox One for comparison and was astounded by how much smaller it had become. In my hands, it felt a lot more dense and sturdy than the original had. As I unwrapped the box, I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of an external power brick; something the previous generation had. Another thing I liked was the aesthetics; the console was much sleeker than the original and was generally better looking.
|Xbox One X Interface|
When I launched Call of Duty WW2, I was impressed by just how much better the graphics had gotten from the previous generation. Lines were a lot sharper, colors more vibrant, and the environment was more immersive. Everything from special effects to player models looked better on the new console. Although I didn’t notice it, Microsoft claims a huge jump in framerate from the previous generation. I don’t know if it was my tv, or if it just wasn’t a noticeable enough improvement, but I did not notice any frame rate improvements from the last gen.
|Activision’s Call of Duty WWII|
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to utilize one of the biggest improvements from the previous gen, that being 4k (UHD) output. The Xbox One X introduced the ability to play 4k media on your tv, but since I don’t currently own a 4k TV, I wasn’t able to experience this improvement.
Do I think the Xbox One X worth it over the previous generation? Yes, and no. I think that if you already own the previous generation of Xbox, and don’t own a 4k tv, it’s not worth it. The older generation costs half as much, and while it doesn’t pack quite as much punch, it does the job. However, if you’re looking for a new console, or if you own a 4k tv, I would say it’s worth it.
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