Cliff Bleszinski or Cliffy.B, the design director of the Gears of War franchise has revealed his All-Time Favorite Games.
Not surprised Everybody loves Halo
Cliffy B. makes me laugh.
He also loves Golden Eye, Half Life, Doom, Bioshock, and Metroid Prime. All shooters...
How does Goldeneye/Halo work anyway, is Rare going to take over Halo? That'd kind of work if platforming gods took over practically the only platforming FPS.
Is Metroid really a shooter? It's more about locking on and circling your target and then dodging when necessary. I would call it Zelda with guns instead of calling it a shooter (there's not much aiming involved and it's not really linear like most of his other favorites).
Finally someone who agrees Link to the Past > Ocarina of Time Nice list. The man loves his shooters.
Cliffy B.? Does anyone actually care? And why the hate for Halo? There would be no amazing games like Uncharted 2, Bioshock, or MGS4 without the original Halo.
Uhh, what? What does Uncharted, Bioshock or MGS have to do with Halo? And Metal Gear Solid and Bioshock's precursor, System Shock were around long before Halo came to be.
@1.8- I'm talking about being able to recharge health by staying out of combat for a short time.
@1.9 damn u mean all I had to do was avoid combat in MGS. I wonder why I kept eating all those rations. Man what a waist of time it is reading ur comments have been.
Sword fight in the open zone.
I can't stop laughing MGS uses recharge health ahhhahahah damn rations was a waste then Dude Halo wasn't the first one to do either
You don't know HALO very well at all. If you had played it then you would remember having recharging shields but you still had to pick up health packs. Now get out of here. It's pretty bad when an admitted PS3 fanboy has to tell you how HALO works.
But seriously not a single RPG in his list!!!
Imagine if gears was influenced by spiky haired RPGs...
But it's good. His love for Metroid has translated into shadow complex :)
He was only a design consultant on that. Chair made the actual game. Epic just gave input and I'm guessing, money. Regardless, I loved that game.
Cliffy has furtively omitted his favourite game which involves going behind the boys school bike sheds with a tub of peanut butter and a wry smile. Bad Boys 2 Miami takedown on xbox was number 11 on his list.
I see Cliffy B is doing his job and getting you boyz all excited to play with his Lancer.
That is a good list, I like most of those games a lot. TETRIS ATTACK! I would woop you Cliffy B in some Tetris Attack! or Super Bomberman haha, sorry I just have to talk smack sometimes.
I Have Such a Crush On Him :(
Girl right? Because I hate to break it to you, but Cliffy admitted he's gay.
Is he really gay? I have always thought he looks kinda gay.
Cliffy B has good taste
"Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Because no other game has ever captured the magic of a childhood spent roaming in the woods quite like Zelda. The 3D Zeldas are great, but my heart will always remain with the top down ones." Cliffy B just moved up on my good list, LttP owns ALL Zeldas. It exceeded everything before it and all the Zeldas after it follow its same formula.
Why "Goldeneye/Halo" on the same line, as if they were sequels?
Maybe he sees them as both being revolutionary FPS shooter games for consoles. Goldeneye made 4-player multiplayer awesome, and Halo took online play on consoles to the next level.
golden eye put down the basics. And halo just took over those and refine them.
I like the first comment on the site.
Really?!? That's great! I'm a boy :)
Sword fight of the century.
My favorite is MGS3. With that said. The rest in no perticular order are portal. GTA vice city. SOTC. Uncharted 1 and 2. MGS4. Tetris. Minesweeper. Ms. Packman. Tekken tag. Super Mario bros. 3. Truxton( extra points if u remember that one). Everyday shooter. Double dragon. I'll stop there.
Wild 9 was one of those bargain bin games on PS1 that you never ever heard of. I somehow got to play it back in the day. All I can remember is having some type of bionic magnet arm to swing off things, sort of like a bionic commando.
Bargain bin? It might not have been all that mainstream I guess but it was NO bargain bin game. It was supremely awesome!
It was called "The Rig" and you didn't swing off of things, you used it to torture/kill enemies (holding them over fire until they die of asphyxiation from the smoke) or manipulate objects. Not like Bionic Commando at all since in Wild 9 you can actually jump.
MGS is the reason why there is MGS4. Tomb Raider is the reason why there is Uncharted. Wolfenstein/Doom > Goldeneye is the reason why we get Halo.
Nicely put! It's very true, gaming has its origins and credit should always be given to the ones that made it possible. Of course a chainsaw bayonet is something I'll never forget. Gears owned 2006 for me, it was everything I ever wanted in a next gen 3rd person tactical shooter. I'll never forget first playing that game...well that one and Prey anyway. Both games were some awesome sh*t for their time.
contra series-contra,super c,contra 3 metroid series-metroid,metroid return of samus(GB) super metroid i'll give him that.but he could have named at least a couple more from nintendo,sega,capcom,konami and namco.
The Metroid games were awesome, but I loved the GameCube Metroid Prime series the best. Metroid Prime 2 Echoes really nailed it down, of course I'm one of the few gamers who didn't mind the backtracking. It still amazes me even today how awesome that game was. I needs me a Wii...
does anyone really care what cliffyB likes
I heard Cliff B has a really small sword.
Love the comments on the site. Cliffy sure is a HOMO for liking pokemon and halo
I am sure i have heard Clifford as saying 'Its more of a pocket knife than a sword, but it likes bigger, better badasses'
taken a list of my favorite games and turned it into a debate on sexuality and penis size? To answer your questions lordkemp007, Obama, zombieautopsy, suunyD and wolfie NO I am not gay, and it's big enough for your mothers.
Is it true that the B stands for buff? I heard from some one the your sword is not all what you say it is. And if you and wolfie had a sword fight who would win? We at N4G want answers.
I didnt say you were gay (but now im thinking you are because you're so defensive) i was just saying who the hell cares what your favorite games of all time are....the only thing good you ever did was Unreal Tournament and im sure you didnt have anything to do with the gameplay.
I thought B stands for blow!
I let him win :)
Good taste, CliffyB. : ) Guys...shut up and just let him say his favorite games. It's interesting to know what developers play and what's inspired them to create the games they have and will. Just...lay off him.
Cliffy's favorite game: http://image.com.com/gamesp...
Wait a sec. Didn't he get "Douchebag of the Year" award somewhere back in 2007/2008? That's what I've heard on the road anyhow. Take it for what it is. :P
Who really cares. Everyone has there all time favorites. He may be a design director, but that doesn't make him more interesting than the next person.
Bioshock? Even the Director of Bioshock himself says that System Shock 2 is way better then Bioshock. He says he wanted to create a game like SS2 but failed.
I thought his favourite game was Hide the Hamster
...who is cliffy b?
He created Gears of War and Shadow Complex.
Tetris and Pokemon Puzzle league were real shockers for me. Never would've thought that Cliffy would have a soft spot for pokemon, hehe ^_^
Alright, you're officially cool with me.
Who is this guy? Looks like another assclown from the videogame industry.
Looks at list none of those type of games are possible on the wii or the ps3. /sarcasm
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