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Favorite games of this generation

Discussion in 'Gaming Forum' started by Unlucky 13, May 28, 2021.

  1. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

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    With the PS4/XB1 era coming to a close, I thought I'd see what everyone's favorite games of this past generation were. Here is my list, which only includes games that I myself played and only includes ones that were new to this generation, not remakes, remasters or rereleases.

    All that being said, here is my top ten games that I enjoyed:

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
    Assassins Creed: Odyssey
    Horizon Zero Dawn
    Dragon Age: Inquisition
    Ghost of Tsushima
    Assassins Creed: Origins
    Immortals: Fenyx Rising
    Jedi: Fallen Order
    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
    Final Fantasy XV
     
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    Pong
     
  3. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

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    That was my first ever game when I was five years old. That's been a few generations ago.
     
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  4. invid

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    Horizon Zero Dawn
    Ghost of Tsushima
    Breath of the Wild
    Abzu
    Monster Hunter World

    Off the top of my head- there's probably more.
     
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    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

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    HZD was probably the best made game that I've ever played. They just did a spectacular job with it, both technically and with the story. An absolute masterpiece. But there just wasn't quite enough to do, which is why I put the other two ahead of it. Huge hopes for the next one, though.
     
  6. invid

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    My ranking was in no particular order! If I had to rank them, I think BotW and GoT would be the ones duking it out. Lost myself in those.
     
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  7. Galant

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    I'm not sure of the generation and I might have to do some thinking to figure out a list but the most memorable games that come to mind right now are:

    Subnautica (and just finished the sequel, Below Zero, which wasn't as good)
    Then going further back, Chronicles of Valkyria (haven't played the sequel yet)
    And the Tomb Raider reboots, loved the first, second was okay, need to play 'Shadow'.

    And then going further back, Assassin's Creed IV - Black Flag. Excellent game. And the most recent AC that I've played.

    Those strike me as the most memorable games.

    I will say that I recently finished BotW and it was good but, dare I say it, it wasn't as good as I was hoping. It felt very wide open and sparse at times, later on the combat against most enemies was dull, I avoided it, nothing to be gained by it, except with the Lynels which was fun for the challenge. I think ultimately, the story wasn't really there, and there was no real pressure, no real stakes. I also would have liked bigger cities/towns I think, since those gave most of the personality. Don't get me wrong, it was a good game, very well made, but I expected something more. Perhaps also because Link was void of personality and Zelda was just depressing.
     
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  8. invid

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    The third of the Tomb Raider reboots was my least favorite but you may enjoy it! Talk about a leaden character- Lara Croft in that third Tomb Raider. Snore. It was fine that she was green in the first game but I never felt like she was on her way to mastering tombs by the time I finished the third game. She's always the same girl in distress sliding down a spikey mudslide or grabbing on to slippery ledges. That adds drama, I get it, but it's so predictable by the end of the third game. They're nowhere as emotionally deep as the Uncharted games either, the series they borrowed liberally from and that uses all the same tricks.
     
  9. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I didn't play many games during the PS4/XboxOne generation.

    I would say my favorite game was Spider-man. I had a blast playing that game.

    I did enjoy Dragon Age Inquisition as well.

    And even though it is a game available on PC and an indy game, Spiritfarer is just special.
     
  10. Unlucky 13

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    Despite being an almost Playstation exclusive gamer (other than Civilization), I've never been interested in the Spiderman games.

    As for Dragon Age, there are rumors that Bioware will give some more info this month. Fingers crossed. Its been such a long and messed up journey to get to this point, and I've found it weird that most of the gaming media is ignoring anything and everything that took place before the game was officially announced. I know that I've made this rant before, but we should really be on at least DA6, if not DA7 by this point. But I'll take what I can get.
     
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    Oh yea, even though I didn't finish the game Horizon Zero Dawn is almost perfect.

    I will never forget the time I ran away from some big monsters only to be ambushed by some cultists, but I was able to escape because the big monsters started to attack the cultists.

    It was also nice to play a woman instead of the normal boring male protagonists that are pretty much in every game.
     
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  12. Galant

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    Anyone play RDR or RDR2? Are they worthy of the hype? Bearing in mind I'm a storyline guy. If the writing is poop or an extended cliche or it gets off on being 'dark' or there's loads of grinding I likely won't enjoy it.

    Horizon is on my radar for PC and I might revisit the AC series for Origins/Odyssey/Valhalla at some point.
     
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    Spider-Man is my favorite super hero so when they make a good game it is exciting for me. The game was a perfect spider-man game with having a good story that it is in its own universe.

    Since Bioware is owned by EA I will be surprised if DA is any good in the future. IMO, until proven otherwise that series is dead to me.

    Since you like Civilization have you been keeping up with Humankind? I played the last opendev and it was interesting. It releases in August and I am looking forward to seeing what the full game is like.
     
  14. Unlucky 13

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    Keeping an eye on it. We'll see what its like on final release. I read a long article about the differences between the two last week and I was intrigued.
     
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    It has some good ideas. I am curious how the end game plays. Myself, I think civ games are a lot of fun for the first 150 to 200 turns, and then it is just a slog until I see if I win somehow.
     
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    For me, RDR has a personal record of some sort as the most hours I've ever put into a game without ever enjoying it. So many people like it, so I kept plugging away thinking it might eventually get better, and for me it never, ever did. Think GTA, but on a horse, in a desert, with almost nothing to do. Its bleak, its barren, there are very few sidequests or other activities, your gear and weapons are very limited and combat outright sucks. And for my personal tastes, all of the characters suck and are jerks.

    Having said that, I never gave the second one more than a passing thought. It looks pretty, but if its more of the same, I have no interest.
     
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    I don't disagree. I like the exploration and discovery aspect, and seeing how well of a start that I can get off to. But with the last few updates, they've made the game really slow and buggy for me, and it crashes a lot. I'm not the only person with the issue, as I've seen a lot of people complain about it online, but no one seems to have a great answer.

    I even reformatted my PC and took it back to factory settings, then installed Civ as one of the very first things I did afterwards, and the same game that played wonderfully for years is now still frustrating. So I haven't played in a while. This kind of thing is one of the reasons I don't like PC gaming. These things don't happen on the console. It works or it doesn't.
     
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    If that's the case then I'll have no interest either.
     
  19. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I was talking about Civ in general. I have played all civs since civ 1. I think all of them are not that fun towards the end of the game after the exploration and discovery aspect is pretty much done.
     
  20. Unlucky 13

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    I started playing Civ all the way back on the SNES, before I had a PC. And I bought Civ 2 on the same transaction as my first PC back in 1997. So I've been at it a while too. And yeah, its generally the same, though when I get a good sequence, I stick with it and see it through.
     
  21. invid

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    Counter-opinion: they're both amazing. I think you could get away with skipping RDR1.

    Both games have a very tongue-in-cheek humor about them and the moment to moment writing is the best in the biz. As for whether you'll enjoy the gameplay, it all depends. They're at their core a GTA-flavored cover shooter with some extra bells and whistles (think Michael if you've played GTA5). You have to ask yourself whether or not you'd enjoy the ambient challenges the game presents to you which are typically scavenger hunts across the huge maps along with hunting challenges, accuracy challenges, etc.

    Environmental design in both games are phenomenal, RDR2 has sections of the map that resemble Montana, Florida, New Orleans, Washington, California, Mexico, Appalachia-US, and more. All crammed into a huge map. RDR2 is much longer than RDR1 and has a lot more "ambient" stuff to do, but there are concerns that Rockstar tried to make everything too immersive to the point it sometimes becomes laborious to play.

    I would at least try the second one. I think there's a lot of meat on the bone there and some more variety. I enjoyed my time with both. The first one is going to feel pretty old in 2021 but if you want a quicker and cheaper experience go with that one.
     
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