"For the past two console generations, gamers have been treated to some of the best in gaming, from God of War to Ninja Gaiden, Resident Evil 4 to Metroid Prime, and many more.
But few games deserve to go down in history for the significance that they have had on gaming as a whole. For these past few years there have been two franchises, Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto series and Bungie's Halo series. These two have blazed a path that every other game has tried to follow. They have taken the bar for gaming and tossed it into the stratosphere while other franchises have merely reached the bar."