So, it is my brother's 28th birthday at the end of the month and we're considering chipping in to get him an Xbox One S. You can currently pre-order an Xbox One S with Battlefield 1 for £250 which seems a great deal and this console will likely have to last my brother 5-7 years as he's always broke.
I'm out of the loop for console gaming so I'm looking for suggestions on additional games to get.
Top of the list is RPGs. We're both massively into RPGs but have felt let down in recent years. Open worlds and interesting high-fantasy is his preferred type of RPG (like older final fantasies, or Skyrim, or Sacred). He's quite easy to please, so ARPGs can be included in suggestions, or interactive stories like Dragon Age 2. If it comes with local coop then even better (my brother and I owned virtually all local coop rpgs on the 360).
Next on the list is just any decent local coop games. I'm looking for suggestions for games he can play with his girlfriend (she's a really bad gamer so needs to be easy! for example, she struggles with skyrim despite sinking 200 hrs into it....) as well as games I might play with him. We really enjoyed playing Las Vegas 2 together, as well as Gears of War, plus some racers, worms etc. If it can go up to 4 player local coop then that is an absolute winner!
Finally, I have a question about backwards compatibility. I know some games are now backwards compatible, but are any controllers the same? For example, I have a full guitar hero setup (2x guitar, drums, mic) - can they be used on the xbox 1?
Thanks very much for your time