The original cover art combined with the green Xbox case is just so damn cool looking. We need green Vita cases.
Yep. The green can on the newly launched green Xbox cases, along with the "only on Xbox" logo made this game legit. It's one of the few original Xbox games I have left. Even though I don't have a working Xbox anymore.
Man that was such a cool machine when it launched back in 2001. 4-16 person Halo games, with separate screens in separate rooms, over LAN was a revelation. It had several other exclusives too. Young people who grew up with the 360 didn't understand what a big deal the original Xbox was for its time. They took things like multiplayer, friends lists, chat lobbies, and Xbox Live for granted, because that's what they grew up with. In the very late 90s we were used to playing Warcraft II multiplayer on dial-up and Everquest was the first truly authentic and modern PC MMO over the phone line as well. (save it, Ultima fans :P )
The original Xbox became the best party console shortly after the Dreamcast died. Fusion Frenzy was also one of the best party games, following in the footsteps of things like Mario Party, Goldeneye, and Perfect Dark on 64. The original Xbox was fantastic and it only needed a few games and exclusives to make it stand out. The 360 was just a follow-up and nothing special. The late-Gamecube to early-360-PS3 years were the dark ages where consoles really weren't worth playing. Everything after PS2 and Xbox sucked for a long time, outside of PC games.