Mafia remake is one that im anticipating most.
Hardcore PC gamer.
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RE: EZA curates September games: What are you anticipating? What's worth checking out?
RE: Gotham Knights
I'm not sure where people are getting that this and Suicide Squad are going to be GAAS titles. Looks just like Arkham games with a coop component.
Also maybe it's me but I wasn't really disappointed with what they showed. Aesthetically it is a bit different from the Arkham games with the focus on brighter colours and fancy effects, but the gameplay looked very similar to the Arkham titles.
Most excited to try out Batgirl and Red Hood.
They have completely butchered arkham formula. its just another generic loot RPG game with damage sponges enemies like borderlands, destiny, division. its also direct competitor of marvels avengers.
inclusion of RPG elements lead to destruction of good franchise.
What are your Top 10 Gaming Franchises of all time?
So in this thread we talk about our top 10 best franchises in history. so what are your top 10 best gaming franchises in history. it can be long running franchise or new franchise.
Portal is unique and intelligent design First person puzzle game. It was basically Half life but a puzzle game. both Portal games were great and Portal 2 was last Valve traditional game before they went full MP/Coop/VR till now. incredible games where you shoot blue and yellow portals to solve puzzles.
Should have been even higher if later games in series were half as good as original was. and Mafia 3 didnot absolutely suck. but this does deserve top 10. the reason is simple, Mafia 1 was one of the best game ever made. truely masterpiece especially in story and 40s atmosphere department. Mafia 2 was also great but lack Mafia 1 charm. The Remake looks good but wont be as good as original.
Metro is definitely one of gaming best and most underrated series. one of the best FPS trilogy. amazing story and gameplay. when series was debut in 2010. Metro 2033 was one of the most refreshing game that time because FPS were COD clones. It took inspiration from STALKER but it was basically linear and story driven STALKER experience. Metro is among gaming best franchise.
7. Splinter Cell
Up until Chaos Theory. Splinter cell was my fav gaming franchise. Original Splinter cell was a masterpiece and put MGS to shame when it was series that rival MGS. Chaos theory was perfect stealth or gaming experience anyone. hiding in shadows, open NVG, having light and sound meter, interrogation. Sam fisher was gaming one of the most badass character thanks to ironside voice. then double agent came and it was decline. introduce emotional sam fisher, his daughter death, morality system then conviction become action game and blacklist become parody of splinter cell where you dont even play as sam fisher himself.
Hitman is only stealth series today that doesnot decline in quality unlike splinter cell. although it doesnot have strong start as original game in series suck but then second game, contracts and blood money becomes masterpiece. absolution ruined because it went action but then it back to its roots with Hitman 2016 which spawn 2 more sequel. Excellent unique stealth franchsie where you blend in crowd and do disguised.
5. Max Payne
Easily best TPS franchise. original Max payne was masterpiece so was 3. 2 was good but a disappointing sequel. Max payne games are mechanically perfect. diving, slow mo and shooting never get old. Original was best due to best story, it was dark and gritty noire driven, Max is alone badass revenge seeking. I would say this is gaming best trilogy of all time.
4. Deus Ex
Even though its one of the best franchise. its also a cursed franchise. in a sense that if one game is good, next game must be bad. Deus Ex 1 is still best game ever even in 2020. a gaming perfection and citizen kane of gaming. Deus Ex 2 suck, Deus Ex HR again masterpiece but not as good as original, MD once again a disappointing sequel. assume next Deus Ex must be good. Original Deus Ex has deep conspiracy story that predict the todays events, pioneer in immersive sim genre. Easily gaming one of the best franchise.
Although barely a franchise, One main game and 2 standlone expansions but STALKER 2 around the corner so it is a franchise now. STALKER SoC with mods is best FPS game ever made. and no game actually surpassed it. clear sky actually suck. but it was just rushed expansion and too much action focus but COP once again become excellent that focus more and more on exploration. these games has best atmosphere ever. they are atmospheric and immersive game with one of gaming best world ie zone. this is how you make FPS game.
2. Half life
Half life was my first ever FPS game and it blew me away. this is the game that make me FPS fan and PC gamer. it was first FPS game that also focus on narrative part but with puzzle solving, incredible design levels that make me feel like those levels are made by NASA scientists. only weak parts were xen. change FPS forever. Half life 2 was also ahead of its time in 2004 that evolve original formula and become gaming one of the best sequel. also introduce gravity gun which is incredible fun to use. Half life and Half life 2 are gaming perfection. HL2 spawn 2 episodes which are not as strong as base games. although EP2 was amazing but EP1 suck. donot care about alyx. it would be number 1 if series is still active.
And the number 1 franchise is Doom. you would not be surprise but its only long running FPS series that still going on and very strong. all of Doom games are different than others. Doom 3 was slower paced horror game that was also amazing. original Doom games revolutionize FPS genre and FPS were called Doom clones before term invented. the original design created by john rumero there fore they had best level design in franchise how ever newer reboot combine old school and modern elements perfectly. Eternal innovative combat loop with air dashing and grappling with platforming give new life to franchise. 27 year old franchise still going on and strong. if next game release in 2023. it will mark 30 year anniversary and franchise never had a single bad game.
So my friend, what are your gaming top 10 franchises?
RE: Halo (franchise) - Official Discussion Thread
@axel Infinite looks to me like it is following the exact same throughline of 4 and 5.
These games aren't designed by people who are passionate about the anymore. They are designed by a committee to make a product that appeals to the lowest common denominator.
Halo 4 and 5 failed because they tried to turn Halo into Call of Duty. Halo Infinite will fail because it is trying to turn Halo into Destiny.
Bungie ruined Halo before 343 step in with Halo 2. in Halo 2 instead of Haloguy most of time you play as some alien who is fighting is inner conflict with other aliens. and focus full on MP.
however none of 343 Halo came to PC so i have not played but watching some Halo 4 footage. it does feel like COD. include ironsight, QTE, scripted segments, etc. i can say they also ruined it.
Halo CE was best Halo game. It has some wide open missions.
RE: Contentious Videogame Opinions
I’ve heard you say The Witcher 2 is the best RPG game ever made.
Opinion change time to time and beside best RPG mean nothing since RPG usually have bad gameplay. it scarifies gameplay for choices and dialouges.
now adays i hate the new trend of forcing RPG elements into every game.
RE: Contentious Videogame Opinions
I also find The Witcher 2 to have better combat than 3. To up the game though and in keeping with the thread, I think The Witcher 1 has the best combat system of the three.
Played witcher 1 long ago and it was so bad that i had option to skip the combat.
I feel like none of witcher games are actually good. especially not playing part.