What is your favorite series of games?

@bayernfan (1430)
Canada
March 21, 2008 11:14am CST
My all time favorite is the Legend of Zelda series. There are so many great ones though: Mario Bros., Metroid, Sonic the HedgeHog, MegaMan, WonderBoy, Doom, Quake, Halo, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, Need For Speed, Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear, Tom Clancy and more. What is your favorite video game series?
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
22 Mar 08
If your asking for a favourite, I'd just have to mention one since, it wouldn't be a favourite if it shared the same sentiment with another choice.. Well, I guess I have to say the Metal Gear series since, its produced and developed like a movie. The story line is simply interesting and well, I simply like it. The rest that would follow, I simply just have to mention The Silent Hill series also gets my attention for its intriguing story that involves ordinary people into this very unordinary place. I could mention Final Fantasy but, its a series of separate stories but, the gaming simply is intricate which is like a trademark for all Final Fantasy games.
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
22 Mar 08
The Metal Gear series has undergone quite the transformation since my first encounters with it on the NES with MG and MG2. How do you think that Metal Gear compares to other military series such as Call of Duty, Wolfenstein or Tom Clancy? There are a bunch of series that I left off the list in my OP. I just typed the ones that came to the top of my head right away. Anyone is welcome to add their favorites to this discussion. I am sure that there are some Resident Evil, Prince of Persia and Guitar Hero fans out there.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
22 Mar 08
Quite a transformation indeed. How does it compare with the first two FPS games you mentioned? Well, I could say espionage. Some games, when its often around military in theme has that direct action and FPS games are good at that, though in MG, you have action and stealth and bosses that makes it more around an adventure. I'm not saying that FPS games aren't adventures, the difference in how their story is given just makes it different. In MG, its movie like while in those FPS games, I could hardly distinguish any story unless I really try to, instead, it seems more like mission after mission after mission until you've completed all the missions. It doesn't feel like that for me in MG. Tom Clancy, so far with Rainbow Six is like that but, when Splinter Cell came around, we were now introduced to realistic gaming since, compared to MG, SC's Sci-Fi doesn't go off with giant Mechs or Bosses that obviously doesn't appear to be human. Even though SC goes around the same way with mission after mission after mission routine, you could still follow the story. Now when I look back, I could pretty well say that we could also consider the Syphon Filter series Of course, Capcom's Resident Evil Series! That Survival horror series does not and will not be left out whenever you check out games on either Sony's or Nintendo's Consoles. Compared to the Prince of Persia from the PC, the recent POP games that came out from gaming consoles simply innovated more of the gaming experience from the PC. Guitar Hero, even though I haven't played the game with a guitar, I could still say that it is one among the best games, innovative as well
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• India
23 Mar 08
WARCRAFT-3 is a superb game and i love playing it apart from that i love cricket 2008 is my superb amongpc games
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• Philippines
21 Mar 08
Those are really great series that you have mentioned, but for me, my favorite would be the Final Fantasy ones. That's because I love playing RPG, and the reason that I love playing that genre was because of Final Fantasy 7 which was my first RPG game at that time. The story and music of FF7 was really just outstanding and had quite a good impact to me - story wise. Sigh... I am still looking for a game though that would still beat FF7.
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@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
22 Mar 08
Final Fantasy is a classic series and FF7 may indeed be the best installment. I have been playing FF ever since I got my hands on the first one for the NES. In the RPG genre, it's hard to beat FF.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
28 Mar 08
I say Final Fantasy 6 was better, and that was the game that really sold me on the franchise.
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
29 Mar 08
I remember, way back, when I first rented FF for the NES. I eventually bought the cartridge, but I was hooked from the get go. Such a intricate and vast game for an 8-bit system. I remember being really impressed by the manual and fold-out monster chart.
@twangy (9)
24 Mar 08
I dont think racing games have gotten a mention here so heres my two cents:- Colin McRae(RIP) rally series, Need for Speed series, Burnout series. Also the Tiger Woods games when i fancy a chillout.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
Yeah, even though I was only able to play that rally game in my N-Gage, it was quite interesting in a sense that I really had to tweak my stirring and manoeuvres to make a decent enough time for the tracks. Need for Speed UnderGround 2 was the only NFS game that I could really appreciate. Upgrades and the we could also choose how to custom layout the default choices in the game. The last one, which is also the last racing game that I was and still playing is BurnOut Dominator. Its all about speed. Even without the tweaks, manual, automatic transmission, suspensions.. it is a good racing game
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
26 Mar 08
I did mention Need for Speed in my OP, but you make some good additions twangy. I haven't bought any new racing games in quite some time, so I will defer to others for expertise in that area. I am more old school when it comes to racing games. I grew up playing Turbo and SuperSprint for the arcade, Rad Racer for the NES, Test Drive for the PC, MarioKart, F-Zero and TopGear for the SNES and SEGA's Hang-On.
@carinio98 (2935)
• Philippines
5 Apr 08
i was a zelda fans too. i have a game on my visual boy advance and i love the game. about any series.... i love the game grand theft auto, hitman, c&c, need for speed, mortal kombat, street fighter, king of fighter, grandia, sim city, pokemon, and castle vania. that was my all time favorite video game series.
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
6 Apr 08
Ahhh...Castlevania. That is an excellent game series. I remember playing the original Castlevania in the arcade. It led me to buy Castlevania II: Simon's Quest for the NES . I haven't played a new game in this series since Castlevania64 and Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness for the N64. The first Castlevania and those N64 Catlevania titles are difficult games to finish. Pokemon is an incredibly popular RPG. I wonder how it would turn out if Pokemon had an MMORPG title? I remember the craze over Sim City in the 90's. I never caught the bug. Some very good additions to the list carinio98.
@carinio98 (2935)
• Philippines
6 Apr 08
wow your a castle vania fans too. they say that the series in play station was the most difficult of the hole series its about a huge castle in one cd wew that was too hard.... pokemon mmorpg well that was a new story if someone got that idea well whole pokemon fans will crave to get a hands on it. you know battling up for duel badge and win the tourney that was a new genre of mmorpg. if this post was seen by mylot i guess they can submit it to nintendo and make a new era of mmorpg series what you think.
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
7 Apr 08
I have never played a Castlevania game for Playstation. Perhaps I will check one out. You never know. Maybe part of Nintendo's management or an employee is a registered member on myLot reading opinions and looking for ideas? I'm not in that industry, but I do know that creating a game takes a lot of time (several years) and a lot of manpower. I'm sure that a Pokemon MMORPG would have a following. The card game and video games have a huge fan base.
@badman23 (14)
• United States
7 Apr 08
Ahhh those games ring a bell but to me the best were tekken and halo. Tekken is a clasic and everyone should have played it at least once in there life and it always upgraded but kept the main characters and there moves. Halo is kool because it never got worse and some games these days tend to do that. It always got better First you were working for army or whatever then they let you become alien if you wanted and I think its a type of choice alot of games dont let you get.Plus the online experience is so competitive and fierce its hard not to like.
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
7 Apr 08
My roommate in first year of University loved Tekken. He was good with all characters (he should have spent more time on his work and less time practicing Tekken), but he really liked to use Yoshimitsu. I was partial to Marshall Law and King. Halo is a great FPS series. I play Halo on the PC and own all three for that platform.
• United States
30 Mar 08
Well personally, I really love the Final Fantasy series... However, I would rather choose games made by Blizzard, like Starcraft, Warcraft, and Diablo. Although Final Fantasy is fun, it is a single-player game, and that gets boring after a long time. However, in MMOs, there are hundreds of people you can interact with, honing your skills, and discussing with other people, such as people do in myLot.
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
31 Mar 08
I've never been into MMO games before, but please correct me if I am wrong. Aren't StarCraft and Diablo real-time strategy games? World of Warcraft as an MMORPG fits your analysis, but it's hard to compare RTS games with RPGs because they are two different styles of games. I can understand that some gamers will prefer multiplayer to single player games. I am sure that there are some gamers that even get bored of the MMO games after a while too. If you are paying a monthly subscription on top of the initial cost of the game, I guess that you are inclined to demand for a more prolonged gaming experience than for other games. The good thing about MMORPG, from what I hear, is that your hard work, time and effort can pay off in real-world dollars. Selling characters with advanced experience/level achievement as well as weapons, items and in game money.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
28 Mar 08
My favorite would have to be Final Fantasy as a franchise. I'm disappointed in it now due to FF 10-2, FF12, FF Tactics Advance, the FF7 fanboy games that keep coming out, whatever the heck is going on with FF13... I remember the days of Final Fantasy 6 and how intriguing the whole game was. Characters, very diverse and interesting. Plot, deep and the best part was the backstory established was involved yet not too convoluted (yes I'm looking at you FF7 the "white screen"/"scene missing" years, and you Chrono Cross...). Gameplay was pretty neat too albeit just the adaptation of Active Time Battle established in Final Fantasy 4. Whatever happened to the Final Fantasy 3, 4, 5 and 6. Gamers usually complain about those games because of the graphics (sigh... -_-). Most present fans of the series haven't even played them, or they give you the blankest stare if you mention anything about them (almost like a "start talking about Sephiroth" look). -_- Final Fantasy 3, though rare and barely played, that was a classic. Final Fantasy 4, that story was involving with some interesting characters there (though filled with a few RPG cliches that live in infamy). Final Fantasy 5, decent story, gameplay was pretty good, first sighting of "WEAPON"/hidden type bosses. Final Fantasy 6, timeless... Final Fantasy 7, comparable to 6 though brought into modern times. Final Fantasy 8, uh... -_- Final Fantasy 9, Well a decent way to end the "old school" style. Not the best, but good. Final Fantasy 10, nice story and decent characters (minus Tidus...)
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
29 Mar 08
That's an interesting personal analysis of the Final Fantasy series theprogramer. I think that most people that are commenting about the series on boards are younger and talk about the installments of the series that they have played and have experience with. Naturally one will rank the games that they have played higher and ignore the earlier parts of the series that may have been before their time. Graphics can be impressive, but I am more interested in the all-around experience of a game. I still love the NES and SNES final Fantasy games and I have much more affinity for them because they were a part of my youth.
• Canada
28 Mar 08
Actually most the games you mentioned are mine as well but to be fair those are some of the greatest games ever created! sooo they will always hold a place in almost every real gamers hearts. Im not gonna lie but i still play alot of those games :d they are just to addicting
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
29 Mar 08
Yeah, the greats/classics are bound to find favor with the most number of people. I'm an old school gamer and still find enjoyment from the relics of the past. LOL