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Submitted by BIoodmask 1648d ago | article

Is Your Favorite Franchise Better/Worse this Gen?

There's nothing more exciting than a new console generation. And however much you bounce and squeal about the limitless possibilities of new game design upon each new launch, the thing you're always most interested in is how much better your favourite old games are going to be this time around. But are they always? (Culture)

TwelfthCrusader  +   1648d ago
Sonic is way wrong but the rest seem right. Though Halo was better before.
Dtoxz  +   1648d ago
hah!
I'll let you guys know when I rip Zeus' heart from his chest. The demo was by far the best demo I've ever played. So I can say yes now....
narked  +   1648d ago
my franchise isn't out yet... its called half life if any person remembers
BadboyCivic360  +   1648d ago
MY FAV
Metal Gear Solid and Snake Eater > MSG4

Final Fantasy X > FF12 < FF13

Halo > Halo3

Call of Duty2 < COD4 > Modern Glitchware2

Resident Evil4 > RES5

Street Fighter 3rd strike = SF4

Wind Waker > Twilight Princess

Mario64 > Mario galaxy

GOW1+2 =? GOW3

Star ocean3 > SO4

Grand Theft Auto3 < GTA4
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deadreckoning666  +   1648d ago
MGS3 was MUCH better than MGS4. MGS4 had some of the worst pacing this generation. For every 10 minutes of gameplay there was 20-30 minutes of cutscene. Uncharted 2 had INCREDIBLE pacing IMO. The gameplay and the cutscenes blended together perfectly for the best cinematic experience in a videogame. Uncharted 2 most certaintly topples MGS4 in this respect.

Btw, my favorite franchise is GTA and for me it got worse this gen. San Andreas, for me, was the pinnacle of the GTA series. GTA4 took a relaistic approach, therefore less freedom was available to the player. Less freedom= less fun
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DatNJDom81  +   1648d ago
MGS, GOW, SOTC.......
both are better this gen. Metal Gear Solid 4 is the best game I played in the MGS this gen. The pacing wasnt bad. Its the way a great story should conclude. Metal Gear Solid 3 was GREAT, but if you follow the story, its the 1st part of the drama. It has to be good. Regardless of what the starndard is today, EVERY game thats starts a great story should start like Snake Eater. God Of War 3 looks like it will be better than God Of War 2 which was better than God Of War. Lets hope Last Guardian delivers, which I know it will. Its hard though because Uncharted 2 WAS SO DAMN GOOD! I go with Metal Gear because im a fan of the story and characters and uncharted wasnt out any gen previous to the present. Just answering the question. but damn just looking back at all the games I played..... PS3 got some monster titles!
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ico92  +   1648d ago
MGS4= better: perfect game really everything you would expect from an mgs game but more the end fight between snake and liquid ocelot is freaking amazing, the game also redeemed probaly the most reviled video game character in a beloved franchise Raiden

RE5= same: i dont think its re for the worse because it is a pretty good game essentialy the same as re4 it just didnt have that "ZOMFG WOW" factor that re 4 had

GTA4=worse: urgh theres hinestly nothing i could say about this game i mean it was fun at some points but after playing san andreas a huge game with many gameplay varients and an amazing story,mission structure gta4 was boring as hell your stuck in this tiny city thats about the size of the 1st island on san andreas, which is hilarious especially seeing as thats a ps2 game , the missions were boring and repetitive and the soundtrack sucked
SilentNegotiator  +   1648d ago
Most of them are WORSE or NON-EXISTENT this gen
Banjo Kazooie Series? Worse.
Donkey Kong 64 sequel? Non-existent.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 3? Non-Existent.
Star Wars BattleFront 3? Non-Existent.
KOTOR 3? Non-Existent (An MMO was NOT what I was hoping for...).
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presto717  +   1648d ago
my favorite franchise is tekken and I'm just lovin TK6
but I'm a bit disappointed that Bloody Roar and twisted metal haven't made the jump yet.

As for final fantasy, well, until a new one matches ffx, I probably wont be impressed.
Megaton  +   1648d ago
Metal Gear Solid - About the same
Grand Theft Auto - Worse
God of War - Dunno yet
Devil May Cry - Worse
Silent Hill - Worse
Soul Calibur - Worse
Final Fantasy - Dunno yet
WipEout - Better
Resident Evil - Worse

You know, writing it out like this really makes me realize how stellar this gen's new IP's are, and how bad the old favorites have been.
ape007  +   1648d ago
perfect dark zero
was a huge disappointment

what the hell rare, you ruined the best fps game of all time
Cheeseknight28  +   1648d ago
MGS3 > MGS > MGS2 > MGS4

Metal Gear Solid 3, I will admit, I underappreciated at the time. My used copy crapped out on the final battle often and it took perfect shots for me to beat it without the game crashing. But, looking back, MGS3 is perfection. The story stands amazing on it's own, because you actually care about The Boss, EVA, and Naked Snake. The opening mission, which sets up the rest of the game, was executed perfectly. I disliked the game when I first beat it, but it was quite simply the best of the series.

MGS4 spoilers follow.

Meanwhile, Metal Gear Solid 4 took a turn for the worse. I'm not going to comment on the gameplay to cutscene ratio, as that wasn't my problem with the game, because I bought the game to see a sendoff not to play a stealth game. My issue is that the story is very meh compared to the original and Snake Eater. Everything in the game seems to be explained by nanomachines. Naomi surviving cancer. Vamp being immortal (What happened to the water ritual in MGS2? Was it retconned?). FOXDIE not killing everyone. Big Boss being brought back to life. The soldiers' guns not shooting. Etc. It all went back to nanomachines. Ugh. Also, why did they bring back Psycho Mantis? As a joke? He was thankful for you killing him in the original, as he thought it felt nice to show compassion. Why is he hostile now?

None of these problems are as bad as the absolute end of the game. Why would EVA and Ocelot go to so much trouble just to revive Big Boss? How would EVA not know that it was Solidus' body, and not Big Boss' at the river? And if she really didn't know, why would she not call Ocelot a traitor, seeing how he was in on the plan?

I don't know. It was just not as good as any of the rest. It looked fantastic, but the story didn't work for me. At least Drebin was cool.
OGharryjoysticks  +   1648d ago
Favorite franchise this gen period
Uncharted
Somnipotent  +   1648d ago
uncharted was introduced this gen, therefore, there is no change from last gen.
mrv321  +   1648d ago
By that statement Uncharted has improved by infinity.... which is an underestimate.
OGharryjoysticks  +   1648d ago
I really didn't have a favorite franchise before
I had a Gamecube.
4pocalyps3  +   1648d ago
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My favorite franchise is final fantasy...still holding out an opinion on that...but not looking good so far -_-'

However Street Fighter is pretty good this gen.
robotnik  +   1648d ago
Same here... but MGS4 was awesome!
robotnik  +   1648d ago
Halo Combat Evolved was much better than Halo 2,5. What a letdown.
4point7BillionLoss  +   1648d ago
yellooooooow Teeeeeth
Droids Everywhere ..... get your teeth whitened before it's too laaaaaaaate

Halo 3 & ODST rock. Droids are just jelous they waited 5 years for KZ2 and it was just another generic FPS.

Shame. poor stinky yellow teeth droids.

and now with pink dildo wand.
Saaking  +   1648d ago
Indeed, current Halos don't even come close to the ones on the Xbox. I'm hoping Reach will redeem the series.
Imalwaysright  +   1648d ago
My favorite franchise is MGS and even though i enjoyed MGS4, to me, MGS3 is superior
BadboyCivic360  +   1648d ago
i am going to agree 100%
snake eater was deep
ape007  +   1648d ago
mgs4 imo
is the worst mgs game,it's a great game but compare to others, it was the worst

because simply, the gameplay, cut scenes and loading ratio is broken and there's not enough of it, tbh everyime I think of mgs 4 I just think of cut scenes and little bit of gameplay

and mgs 3 is the best mgs game ever, mgs 3 is the definition of a legend
Godmars290  +   1648d ago
Do I have to mention Square or Enix?
Oh well, just did...I have to go sob uncontrollably in a corner now...
Somnipotent  +   1648d ago
ugh
Resident Evil = worse
Silent Hill = worse
Halo = same
Call of Duty = better (MW2 glitches aside)
Ratchet & Clank = better
Mario = better
Street Fighter = better
Tekken = worse
Katamari = same
Warhawk = better
Need For Speed = better
Grand Theft Auto = same
Metal Gear Solid = better
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Godmars290  +   1648d ago
How is Warhawk a better "franchise" when there's only one game?
mrv321  +   1648d ago
Warhawk was released on the PSone.

Silent Hill: SHattered Memories is supposed to be good.
Godmars290  +   1648d ago
The difference between the PS1 Warhawk and the PS3 Warhawk is the same as Pong and latest tennis game.

So I guess it is better...
Somnipotent  +   1648d ago
Warhawk on PSX was great... but the PSN only Warhawk PS3 kicks the original to the curb.
Sangria  +   1648d ago
Hitman is still under development (my favorite franchise with Legacy of Kain and Metal Gear Solid) so I'm patiently waiting to see its release (hoping they wont adapt the game from the movie), but Metal Gear Solid 4 was great. Not better than previous Metal Gear Solid episodes, not worse aither. Just exactly what I wanted.

Concerning Burnout, I was a die-hard fan of the previous ones and an open world racing game wasn't what I was looking for (considering EA already released several open world Need For Speed that all disappointed me) but Burnout Paradise benefited of a great support from Criterion, with many additional things added through several months, mostly for free, and for such support Criterion deserve all my respect (and my money. Give me another Burnout or a Black sequel and I'm all yours).

And Silent Hill Homecoming is so much crap compared to other Silent Hill games I don't even want to finish it. I only put it in my console when I have a friend at home so we can both have lulz on that terrific thing.
joydestroy  +   1648d ago
WHY ISN'T THERE A BLACK SEQUEL YET!?!?!? this def needs to be put into production lol
Wolfie  +   1648d ago
No.

Silent Hill = worse
Resident Evil = worse

:/
Lavalamp  +   1648d ago
My favorite franchise is the Tales series. I think Tales of Vesperia was a terrific addition to said series. It wowed me with its beautiful visuals, addicting combat, charming world, and wonderful characters. I love it so much I'm willing to repurchase the game once again but for the PS3 just so I can experience all the new content it has received. I'm also excited to play Tales of Graces for the Wii. Still waiting for a western release for both of these games.
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cmrbe  +   1648d ago
Worst i most case sadly
DMC worse
RE worse
gunnerforlife  +   1648d ago
by far DMC4 was a huge disappointment :/
ReBurn  +   1648d ago
Sonic the Hedgehog has found new and impressive ways to raise the bar on sucking in this generation. Grand Theft Auto was mediocre in my opinion. I still like GTA III the best. Ridge Racer has improved visually but the quality has remained about the same. New Super Mario Bros. Wii is just a blast! I still chuckle every time the koopas dance.
Homicide  +   1648d ago
MGS3 > MGS1 >> MGS2 >>>> MGS4

Kojima ruined the Metal Gear Solid franchise with MGS4. They toned it down a lot. There's only 4 hours of gameplay and 10 hours of cutscenes. The Drebin Points made the game a whole lot easier. Ran out of ammo during a boss fight? No problem. Just buy ammo, and you're all set. The story was complete bonkers, and it was filled with classic Hollywood cheesiness.

SH2 > SH3 > SH1 > Homecoming > SH4 >>>>> Origins

I haven't played Shattered Memories yet, but it looks pretty good. Homecoming was alright, but it wasn't as good as the first three.
djfullshred  +   1648d ago
I never played any of the previous games, and played MGS4...my impression of that afterwards was "WTF?". Was there a game in there somewhere? I remember cut scenes and not understaning them, so I would go make dinner...and come back and see them still playing. I seem to recall sneaking around for great lengths of time. A few bossfights that took forever to whittle away hit points on the enemy.

It sure did look pretty though.
Omega4  +   1648d ago
Im waiting for Zelda Wii and FFXIII

Got faith in both
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1648d ago
My Franchises:
R&C: Better
Star Wars Battlefront: Where are you!?!?
Kingdom Hearts: WHERE ARE YOU?
Call of Duty: Worse. Cod2 >Cod4>MW2.

That's all I can think of for now.
The Iron Sheik  +   1648d ago
My favorite franchise before this gen was GTA and pretty much everyone agrees that GTA SA>GTA 4. GTA 4 was a step backwards in every area except graphics. Smaller map,no airplanes/jetpacks,horrible driving controls, and nowhere near as fun.
-MD-  +   1648d ago
My favorite franchise needs a sequel for me to decide, Perfect Dark Zero was amazing in 2005 but compared to fps now it's average.
arabiensoldier  +   1648d ago
GOD OF WAR......
Even though its not out yet after playing i sure that the game is going to be (((EPIC))))! Played and loved the first 2 and COO.
gumgum99  +   1648d ago
I'm surprise with Sonic's rating...As its exactly how I feel where Sonic is right now.

I always felt with the Sonic franchise that it is kinda in the middle. The 2006 title Brought a few good ideas (much emphasis on the word "few"), but was simply unfinished as a product, and Yuji Naka's leave didn't make things any better. The Sonic Franchise saw light at the end of the tunnel With Sonic Unleashed, which brought vivid HD worlds in 2D and 3D, but was panned by critics for its Werehog that was not broken, but as many put it "not Sonic". The 2D games still are well received today by critics, but they only exist on the handheld space, until the recent announcement of Project Needlemouse.

Every Gamer wants to see their favorite franchise succeed in not just sales numbers, but acceptance like any other franchise. Sonic hasn't really been getting that, as its recent games tend to get some things right, and other things...debatable. I've seen many comments that wonder just why Sonic got the free pass on this list, and its reasons like this that I hope this new team figures out the formula for a 3D Sonic game so this constant bashing of the franchise can be put to rest. Let's hope Needlemouse does just that.
-MD-  +   1648d ago
Sega needs to take a deep breath and simply make a decent Sonic game. No warewolves, no swords, no crap.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   1648d ago
Killzone on PS2.....
was a pretty decent last-gen FPS despite all the criticism it took over the ridiculous 'Halo beater' tag it was saddled with. And no one on the planet could argue that Killzone 2 isnt a giant amongst ALL FPS games - any generation.
Best bit though? This console generation will see Guerrilla Games produce an even greater masterpiece when Killzone 3 lands
-MD-  +   1648d ago
A lot of people actually hated KZ2, me included.
StarCSR  +   1648d ago
I agree with most, except for Burnout.
I prefer "closed world" arcade racers WITH crash mode.
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Listen  +   1647d ago
This gen vs last gen NOT this gen vs all previous gen
It's comparing to the last generation not all the previous generations, for those who are surprise about sonic not tilting waaay to the then
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