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What is the best console generation to date and why?

Middle of Nowhere Gaming does a "Question of the Week" each week where each editor answers their opinion on it. This week's is "What is the best console generation to date and why?"

Find out what they had to say here and answer in the comments below what your answer is!

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Yi-Long738d ago (Edited 738d ago )

Personally, I really loved this 7th generation.

First of all, it just lasted very long. So you got a huge amount of value for money from your consoles, considering all the games that have come out for it. And there's just a huge variety.

Also, this was pretty much the first generations where 3D actually looked GOOD. We've had 3D games before of course, with the 5th and 6th generation, but let's be honest, even back then they almost never looked great, and looking back now, they haven't aged well, at all.

THE big reason why my choice goes to the 7th generation though, is ... downloadable games.

Platforms like PSN and XBLA really made it possible for smaller developers to create smaller cheaper games, which were fantastic. Super Meat Boy, Mark of the Ninja, TrialsHD, Journey, etc etc etc. Some of my all-time favourite games were small cheaper games that came out last gen.

And I truly hope that will continue in this new generation, which it looks like it will. :)

Also of course, online MP was finally an essential part of today's gaming.

THE big drawback however that came with the online-connection, of sadly DLC. And while the potential of DLC is great, and there were some instances when it was done 'right', the sad truth is that most DLC is just greedy nickel-and-diming, and sadly, that also seems to continue (even worse) with this new generation.

Ezz2013738d ago

i will always pick
PS1-3
loved every one of them

BitbyDeath738d ago (Edited 738d ago )

I hated the 7th gen.
Way too many shooters and games being conformed to COD standards. Final Fantasy was horrible, no Kingdom Hearts, delays left right and centre, GTAIV was the worst GTA to date, Free Radical closed down, no Timesplitters, no good socom, many studio closures etc etc etc

Worst gen ever.

PS2 gen was the best but this one is looking like it may overtake since indies are on the uprise.

tbone567738d ago

The xbox 360 is the best console of all time. It also currently has the highest sales 85 million to date compared to PS3 80 million.

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SilentNegotiator738d ago (Edited 738d ago )

Ps1/N64 for me, but only because I loved the open world 3D platformers from those days...Banjo, Spyro, Mario, Crash....ohhh mama!

VforVideogames738d ago (Edited 738d ago )

Trolling aside, IMO the dreamcast was way ahead of its time and was one of the greatest consoles of all time.

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Relientk77738d ago

- Genesis, SNES

- PS1, N64

- PS2, GameCube, Xbox, Dreamcast

generations

Imalwaysright738d ago

Agreed. It has been going downhill since the 6th generation ended.

doolin_dalton738d ago (Edited 738d ago )

Don't forget Sega Saturn as part of the PS1/N64 era. The Saturn may have died an early death, but it has some truly memorable games.

I agree that Genesis/SNES (and TG16/PCEngine) was the best generation.

josephayal738d ago

The PS2 is Best console of all time hands down, Why? PlayStation 2 has a mammoth catalogue of games over 3,800+

doolin_dalton738d ago

Well, the question is what ERA was the best, not what console.

You could certainly make the argument that the PS2 ERA was the best because of all the amazing PS2, Gamecube, Dreamcast, and Xbox games.

SilentNegotiator738d ago

Well, Ps2 WAS the 6th generation. lol

PrinceOfAllSaiyans738d ago

PS2 GameCube and OG Xbox and it's not even close

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