Newest Review: ... lots of pictures, borders and artwork with a general xbox theme but this has been the way for years and there has been no update. The gamer... more
Guides for achievements? There's always YouTube...
Member Name: Seven17
Advantages: lots of guides, unreleased games get leaked achievements
Disadvantages: Bugs, bug and more bugs.
I have ben a member of x360a for over a year now and in that time i have seen, actually, very little change in the site. If anything, it has slightly deteriorated due to glitches, errors, and lack of new achievement guides. Such deteriorations have pushed me to take on a much new and update achievements site (true achievements.com) and whilst i do return for guides from time to time, i do not really sign in and "enjoy" the site like i used to.
I'll start with the bugs and graphics. The site looks quite old, it's got lots of pictures, borders and artwork with a general xbox theme but this has been the way for years and there has been no update. The gamercards on the forums and comment pages look absolutely terrible and the layout of the comments section for achievements? It's more crammed in and pointless than a simple shoutbox.
There are several dead gamercards, even from newer users who sign up to the site and over time the gamercard changes and it breaks. The site constantly has "this gamer card is not available" displayed next to someone's user name and that disappoints me, not least because they will post a comment asking to boost and then you can't add their gamertag to boost... because you don't know what it is. Defeats the point entirely i reckon.
The website is generally speaking "up" most of the time and very little maintenance work is done so the admins never close it down for work or page construction. New achievements are added very quickly, i have to commend x360a for being among the first to leak new xbox achievements even when a game hasn't been released yet. Forza horizon is the most recent example of this, they did have a fantastic full 1000G leak and many comments were up within minutes.
For the guides though, they leave that to the users. the admins are nowhere to be found and when people do post guides, they are doing it for the simple "love" of writing guides. Nothing else. There are very few guides up for the newer games and even older games don't have some, or even take year to get even a slightly credible guide.
Overall they are way behind true achievements and score hero but for the older games some of thir guides are unbeatable. I wouldn't recommend that you sign up for an account but do pop in from time to time to check leaked achievements for unreleased games and older game guides.
Summary: Dont bother with an account but do pop in for a look at guides or new game achievements.