Go Gaming Giant takes a look at the top 5 most epic moments in gaming this generation. Videos included.
Would You Kindly is probably my favourite moment, love it.
I couldn't agree with you more! Would you kindly became my favorite phrase ever since.
Where is the Infamous Ending? *Spoiler* To me finding out Cole and Kessler are the same person was a complete shocking surprise. *End Spoiler* But I guess this list is of a Xbox 360 guy. No PS3 games on here except the 2 multiplats
They're missing A LOT of epic moments. I haven't played Mass Effect, but none of those other moments evoked any grand feelings in me ESPECIALLY NOT Halo 3's final Warthog ride. I was extremely disappointed with the entire game (single player) and I thought the ending was disappointing as well.
MGS4 has about 100 moments that could be on this list, however, for real standout "epic moment," for me, would be *spoiler* When having to crawl through the microwave hallway, seriously not knowing if you are gonna make it or not, actually feeling (physically) the desperation that Snake is feeling while all his allies are fighting/dying in the background. *end spoiler*
The only problem is that there are hundreds of great gaming moments this generation and a list of 5 simply can not justify them all.
but as others have said, this guy doesn't look like he owns a ps3. I would add microwave level from MGS4, and the super powers in Resistance 2 was so fun, but short lived.
Mass Effect is an amazing game, but having two spots on the list is kinda of a bit much. *Spoilers* I think in MGS4, seeing Shadow Moses again is one of the most epic gaming moments this generation. I'd say it's in the 3rd spot. Other than that, the list is fine, just replace one of the ME scenes.
The microwave scene in MGS4 is awesome but doesn't even compare to the final fisticuff battle of the Snakes.
I played ME for about 2 hours then turned it off and went back on my PS3. The looseness of the detail on the boards were pathetic (size??) Like playing PS2 with next gen characters... True EPIC moments this GEN: 1) Resistance FOM 1 - Too many to mention 2) Warhawk. Driving back on a jeep with the flag while everyone is after you including warhawks.. AMAZING! 3) MGSIV - too many to mention 4) Drakes Fortune - Standing on the UBoat in the river looking at the mountains etc... 5) Drakes Fortune - The cut scenes! 6) Drakes Fortune - The detail of vegetation in the forests 7) Heavenly Sword - Looking out at the huge city from above 8) R&C - Many many 9) RFOM2 - Many 10) Infamous - wow 11) MLB The Show - WOW 12) Buzz Quiz... WOW 13) GOW 1 - Some passable epic events. Nothing like the ones above. Lets be honest. Anyone with both systems and NO bias will feel as I do. The PS3 has brought the best experiences in gaming this GEN. And just think. GOW3, DF2, GT, etc... OMG! It rocks to have the PS3 this gen!!!
Halo epic??? more epic than msg4? >.> suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrr eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (sarcasm)
Any of the boss battles (though especially Crying Wolf) The microwave scene The two chase scenes The REX scene The final battle with Liquid All of these were just way too awesome to not be on the list, and they are definitely more exciting than Halo 3's ending.
yep the Would You Kindly is for sure a classic, wonder if Bioshock 2 will top it?
it'll be mighty hard to top it
Theres no way they could top it, mainly because the fans are expecting a big twist.
Nice list, enjoyed reading it!
Not sure I 100% agree with your selection. Especially based on the intro, many of those are not heroic, or particularly `Grand`. The problem is, most things I consider Epic from this generation are actually choices that can be avoided. In Fable 2 your choice (in some areas) greatly effect your heroism. Prince of Persia is also fairly impressive in scope and appearance (though it is very easy), That said I feel I am probably lacking of lot of epic moments due to a lack of interest in J-RPGs.
to each his own lol, I personally thought Fable 2 was very overrated.
But then you go on to include COD4 and HALO? Christ sakes.
I actually can't see one that I wouldn't be able to replace. Are we the same person?
Fable 2 has not created any gaming moments that make me think wow....at all. and I don't see how you need to have a JRPG to have an epic gaming moment. Mine have to between the moment i first laid eyes on Gears of War........I was just......GOBSMACKED and basically the reason I got an xbox. Second would be Oblivion, the moment when I exited out of the sewers into that big open world...amazing. Recently it has been quite a dry-up in terms of really amazing gaming moments. The only moment would have to be the Expert Campaign in Left 4 Dead. Having the tank, smoker, or hunter hand your ass to you with all your friends running around wondering what happened to you, whilst screaming "OH MY GOD, a F***ING TANK!!!" has to be some of the best moments in gaming history. Can't say I agree with the list, Mass Effect didn't really hit me as amazing or containing OMG moments, I guess if you liked Battlestar Galactica or Stargate the ending scene would be a wet dream. Halo 3 has got some amazing music, which I listen to regularly, but the ending scene kinda felt quite like a transition into something and left quite a unsatisfying ending (but thats just me)
The list needed more variety and needed to be Top 10. Seeing as to how you have mass effect twice on the list has no variety to it, although all the moments were epic in the games you mention in the article.
Well I personally felt that Mass Effect was full of epic moments. I probably could have done all 5 from Mass Effect, that game was truly epic
While the game was epic, there are sure other games just as good that deserved one of those Mass effect spots.
the Wrex moment in Mass Effect wasnt a big deal for me, because i was able just to convince him to go along with the mission. its kind of a disappointment because it is one of the most talk about parts of the game.
1. mgs4 snake vs liquid cutsence at the end on top of the ship
Absolutely agree, the whole game is great but the battle Snake vs Liquid was really epic. I wish i could restart it over and over again.
That and the metal gear throw down on Shadow moses, that sh*t was insane. I thought the list was quite silly actually, you can't really narrow down to only 5 epic moments especially with two from the same game. I've yet to play Mass effect so I don't know but I hope to soon find out.
Perfect way to end a perfect game.
When Snake first arrived at Shadow Moses in MGS4, it was by far the most emotional any game has ever made me. I didn't cry or anything but it blew me away. It's probably a healthy mix of nostalgia too, but, THAT, to me, was the most epic moment in gaming this generation. To me, MGS 4 was filled with tons of "Oh Sh!t" moments and it's a god awful shame that none made it on this list. Judging from whats on the list, it's my educated guess that the writer only has an xbox...
Yeah, when you walk over the hill and "The Best is Yet to Come" starts playing. Then you see the facility and the pad where the Hind D took off. Then you walk around and the flashbacks start while you remanence about MGS and how great it was. Nostalgia at its best...
Old Snake vs. Liquid Ocelot atop Outer Haven was pretty f*cking epic to me. Their battle with Rex and Ray was also totally awesome. Hell, you could probably make a top 10 list with MGS4 alone. [email protected]: Ok, MGS4 is terrible, and Snake isn't half the man Master Chief is. Happy?
You don't need to say that. They most likely never played the game, or they're just fanboys.
Nice list, I enjoyed everyone of these parts thoroughly. I would have enjoyed a Top 10 also.
MGS4 could of had all 5 moments. liquid vs snake fight on the ship the microwave scene, jamming the triangle button (so intense) when snake gets into the medal gear and fights the cut scene where liquid shows off the guns of the patriots the motorcycle chase scene. done. BEYOND!
Ehm...someone only plays 360 =P very unbalanced list....still agree COD4 and bioshock =D
I suppose we could have done top 10, but if we did top 10 then why not do top 15 lol like where do you draw the line? there's so many epic moments. I've actually never played MGS4 so I can't comment on it, perhaps I'll do a part 2 to this article for next week, stay tuned lol and I still stand by my choice on putting two Mass Effect moments in, that game was absolutely phenomenal and truly epic
Perhaps, but you need to improve your list. You can't have multiple favorite epic moments, try choosing one epic moment from each game. Only one, I mean riderofpl4uges has a point, MGS4 had multiple epic moments so it's really no fun just to say "MGS4 wins all 5 epic moments!" List done. That's no fun. If it was 360's 5 epic moments then sure, the list would be pretty good.
Yeah this is 360 best moments. Not The whole next gen. You are missing: Infamous ending - know kessler and cole are the same person. Killzone 2 ending - seeing the helghast ships coming Uncharted ending - finding out about the curse. MGS4 .... anything in the whole game. You need to fix the title to "Xbox 360's top 5 Epic moments"
I haven't played MGS4 all the way through just yet, but damned if there haven't been some list worthy moments already. ME's Sovereign attack on Citadel was great. The entire tail end of that game is incredible. I agree, it's a really big moment done very well indeed. But yeah, I think once was enough per game. Your list though.
Yea Mass Effect was a really great game.
@ riderofpl4gues agree. The moments in MGS4 were just epic and a game that everyone should play. The scene on the submarine where Liquid and Snake fight is mind blowing, i couldn't believe my eyes when i saw it and i could actully controll snake, i thought it was CG. I wasn't a big MGS fan but once i saw MGS4, i played the previous games and it was worth every penny and second spent on it... ...im gonna go a play it now using next level stealth :D
http://www.youtube.com/watc... Bang! Bang!
god that scene is just so perfect.
I love that scene
loved mass effect, the whole game comes under the epic category though, and surely crysis warhead and the giant alien walker deserved a mention @the disagree you obviously haven't played either game so shut the hell up http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... educate yourself fools
I don't know if this is epic or not, but in Uncharted when you discover that German submarine, the vistas, lighting, graphics as you look out over the water and scenery was jaw dropping.
Fail... & LMAO! at Halo 3's moment.
this list fails it looks like he only owns an xbox obviously, ill just say this, this list doesnt NOT have any MGS4 moment, the microowave, the ship(raiden), the ending, the Metal Gear's fight, raiden vs vamp (on MG's top) psh, just say that MGS4 is an epic game, all the game is epic, this guy sure dont know what *epic* means,
Snake vs liquid beats all those moments together. Infamous it was just a complete mindf*ck Beats halo 3 i just watched that movie and thought epic fail more likely. Then you could have picked gta4.
Booo hooo hooo!!!!!!!!!! Didn't include the last place console!!! waaahhhhhhh!!!!!!
Obvious fanboy is obvious. ---------->
CoD4 was the only one on that list that really stood out. Bioshock too I guess..ehh.. The rest of them do not need to be in there. MGS 4 (there's lots of parts in there), Heavenly sword (the millions of enemies rushing you while on the cannon, plus more). I dunno, this guy seems to only have an xbox. Wich is fine. But he should have just made an article called "the top 5 on xbox".
No BlazBlue? http://www.youtube.com/watc... Also how about Valkyria Chornicles during the.... ***SPOILER*** . . . . . . . . . . . Alicia & Selvaria both in Valkyria form having their duel . . . . . . . . . . . Or how about No More Heroes? That had its moments too. I don't think you can really justify yourself to make a list like this if you haven't played all three consoles this gen, and/or haven't played all the greatest games on each of the platforms as well because then your list is just close minded. The list pretty much screams "360 only owner" which if you are is fine, but then the title should imply 360's top moments rather then the Wii, PS3, 360, PSP, DS, and PC combined :3 **EDIT** Oh and lets not leave out our handheld friends as well. What about the final battle in Crisis Core with Zack and all the Shinra Troops? If that wasn't "epic" then wow lol...
Well when you have only played 4 games and only own a 360, its easy to come up with this top5 most epic moments. Articles like this should have "MY TOP...". Just pointless...
Pretty crappy list to be honest.
"Top 5 Most Epic Gaming Moments on the 360". There is no way in hell I can totally agree with this. Grant it, these are all epic moments, but with a title like this, you need to "broaden your horizons" and include scenes from other games on other platforms. I can't name too many from the Wii (since I sold mine awhile back), but moments in MGS4, inFamous, and Killzone 2 are just as, if not more epic than some of these on the list. I wouldn't be too mad about this, but the title makes this article look fanboyish.
Hi I'm Matt. I only own an Xbox and I only got hooked into gaming last year and I find this computer mumbo jumbo very fascinating. Like, last night, in Ninja Gaiden, I slayed 10 enemies in 10 minutes!!! Epic, no? How do they do that? It's like so awesome! My favorite games are Halo, BioShock, Mass Effect, and Call of Duty 4 and these are like the only games I own. I also fail, Epic Fail!
why the heck does your avatar show you sitting on a PS3?
obviously that's not Matt, Matt is the person who runs Go Gaming Giant and his name on N4G is Go Gaming Giant, he is the one that submitted the article.
In Valkyria Chronicles when I found out Alicia was a Valkyria. :) actually the whole game is epic as it says on the boxart and HS's Heaven and Hell mode.
Why on earth does Halo 3's ending have the top spot? My first thought after finishing the pathetically easy Warthog race was, "Wait? it's over?" MGS4 deserved a spot, either the Prague shootout or the Raiden-Vamp fight scene.
he probly hasn't played MGS4 and come on that ending in Halo 3 was pretty damn exciting and epic, at least I thought.
*sigh* You guys complain about everything. Just because it's epic to you doesn't mean it's epic to everyone else, jesus. I personally felt the end to Lost Odyssey was epic but you don't see me saying where is Lost Odyssey, it's like a lot of you aren't over the age of 10. OMG the list is crap because my epic moment isn't on it! *facepalm N4G* The list is fine, it's purely opinion FFS.
Hell no, totally disagree, sure the warhog ride was epic but I wouldn't say it was the most epic ending ever.
Facepalms hard Bike chase ALL OF ACT 4 Microwave scene Old Snake/Liquid Ocelot hand to hand Honorable mention: Heavenly Sword intro (everything up to the point where the sword comes out of the ground and you pick your first mission) Excuse me while i go play some guns of the patriots. http://www.youtube.com/watc... EDIT: How could i forget when Big Boss disarms snake with cqc and hugs him. EPIC!
Snake gets microwaved?