What's the game that changed games this gen in your opinion?

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#1 Posted by Borrizee (379 posts) -
On every system out there what was a game changer?
#2 Posted by IC3_C0LD_ZERO (297 posts) -
For PS3 i'd say Uncharted and GOW. Every action game nowadays seems to be set-piece and QTE heavy
#3 Posted by Venom_Raptor (6958 posts) -

Bioshock and Uncharted

#4 Posted by Grieverr (2644 posts) -

For better or worse, I'm gonna say CoD:MW and Gears of War.

And of course, the Wii as a whole.

#5 Posted by Postal_Guy (2643 posts) -

CoD: MW

pretty much changed the FPS genre

#6 Posted by Archangel3371 (15363 posts) -
Definitely Call of Duty Modern Warfare followed by Gears of War.
#7 Posted by Borrizee (379 posts) -
Definitely Call of Duty Modern Warfare followed by Gears of War.Archangel3371
Most of he people are choosing shooters,nothing wrong with it but strange.
#8 Posted by Bluski (427 posts) -

Gears of War in terms of 3rd person cover shooters. Rockstar never went this route until GTA IV when it was mindless shooting getting fired at all directions in San andreas. Mass Effect is the same too with jumping over cover to get on the next platform and such.

#9 Posted by Grieverr (2644 posts) -

Most of he people are choosing shooters,nothing wrong with it but strange. Borrizee

Well, this is the genre that really took off this generation and is probably the most saturated.

There is no revolutionary racer, RPG, or action/adventure game that I can think of that changed the genre this generation. Not that there aren't excellent games, just none that changed how other developers approached the same type of games.

With CoD we got the leveling system, prestige levels, kill streaks, etc...

#10 Posted by Borrizee (379 posts) -

[QUOTE="Borrizee"] Most of he people are choosing shooters,nothing wrong with it but strange. Grieverr

Well, this is the genre that really took off this generation and is probably the most saturated.

There is no revolutionary racer, RPG, or action/adventure game that I can think of that changed the genre this generation. Not that there aren't excellent games, just none that changed how other developers approached the same type of games.

With CoD we got the leveling system, prestige levels, kill streaks, etc...

If you put it that way I totally agree. I only play shooters with my wife,we like co-op. but I prefer more story drivin games and RPGs,that's why i found it strange.
#11 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -
in terms of influence, i'd go with braid. yeah, it was the vanguard for puzzle platformers this generation, but it was also important for smaller games getting a chance on consoles (that is, a mass audience) through digital distribution.
#12 Posted by yellosnolvr (19302 posts) -
call of duty changed more things in gaming than anything else in at least a decade or more.
#13 Posted by wiouds (5066 posts) -

Shooter have had a huge jump this gen. You can tell a shooter from this gen and the older gens. The level design has change so much. That is one of my problems with Rage.

JRPG have stay about the same. They still come up with rich enemies. Dark Soul and Dragon Dogma seem to be hurting JRPG.

WRPG have gone down hill this gen. Many replace RPG parts with dialog and moral picks. I was hoping that Mass Effect one would over come the weakness of in almost all of the WRPG but the second and third did nothing to help it.

Braid for indie games. Showing that all you need to do is get some flashy gimmick and a little slid of hand and many will praise you for being innovative without being innovative,

#14 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70750 posts) -
Dragon Age and ME series in RPG Forza in racing NBA 2k series in sports Batman & Uncharted when it comes to Action Borderlands in shooting
#16 Posted by Borrizee (379 posts) -

Shooter have had a huge jump this gen. You can tell a shooter from this gen and the older gens. The level design has change so much. That is one of my problems with Rage.

JRPG have stay about the same. They still come up with rich enemies. Dark Soul and Dragon Dogma seem to be hurting JRPG.

WRPG have gone down hill this gen. Many replace RPG parts with dialog and moral picks. I was hoping that Mass Effect one would over come the weakness of in almost all of the WRPG but the second and third did nothing to help it.

Braid for indie games. Showing that all you need to do is get some flashy gimmick and a little slid of hand and many will praise you for being innovative without being innovative,

wiouds
Shooters are really changed this gen that's for sure. There were to little jrpg's my opinion and why is Dark soul hurting the genre? I loved it big time like demon's soul. Mass effect you are totally right...to little change. Indie games...I really enjoyed Journey...it was a different experience but innovative I know.
#17 Posted by Borrizee (379 posts) -
[QUOTE="The_Last_Ride"]Dragon Age and ME series in RPG Forza in racing NBA 2k series in sports Batman & Uncharted when it comes to Action Borderlands in shooting

nicely ranked in genres. NBA 2k was awesome and more. Forza I did not play it yet. The rest is think so to but to little change I think.
#18 Posted by ristactionjakso (5713 posts) -

Well, with the absence of innovative RPG/adventure games, it let the other genres dominate.

#19 Posted by kfjl (2467 posts) -
Wii Sports, CoD4, Gears of War are the ones that stick out to me.
#20 Posted by wiouds (5066 posts) -

[QUOTE="wiouds"]

Shooter have had a huge jump this gen. You can tell a shooter from this gen and the older gens. The level design has change so much. That is one of my problems with Rage.

JRPG have stay about the same. They still come up with rich enemies. Dark Soul and Dragon Dogma seem to be hurting JRPG.

WRPG have gone down hill this gen. Many replace RPG parts with dialog and moral picks. I was hoping that Mass Effect one would over come the weakness of in almost all of the WRPG but the second and third did nothing to help it.

Braid for indie games. Showing that all you need to do is get some flashy gimmick and a little slid of hand and many will praise you for being innovative without being innovative,

Borrizee

Shooters are really changed this gen that's for sure. There were to little jrpg's my opinion and why is Dark soul hurting the genre? I loved it big time like demon's soul. Mass effect you are totally right...to little change. Indie games...I really enjoyed Journey...it was a different experience but innovative I know.

Sorry I mean Demon's Souls. Take everything bad about WRPG and JRPG and combind then you get Demon's Souls and Dragon Dogma.

#21 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

Easily Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. No other game has been as nearly influential this gen as this game.

#22 Posted by puddinghead101 (153 posts) -

On a positive note the way indie games have taken off is great. They are often the most engaging and innovative games out there today and will be taken much more seriously from now on.

#23 Posted by wiouds (5066 posts) -

On a positive note the way indie games have taken off is great. They are often the most engaging and innovative games out there today and will be taken much more seriously from now on.

puddinghead101

My problem is that most idie games are showing you just add flash,and a show and dance you can sell games without any innovation while claiming they do.

#24 Posted by lensflare15 (6174 posts) -

Call of Duty 4, Uncharted 2, Gears of War, and the various motion games on the Wii.

#25 Posted by immortality20 (7957 posts) -

Wii Sports for a bad bad change, crappy mini games and shovelware.

Assassin's Creed 2 really made action adventure with RPG elements a big thing, Modern Warfare made a lot of Modern shooters, Bioshock showed that fans want great location, story and gameplay and originality.

The biggest game to change is obviously Call of duty 4 but this was an amazing generation for smaller games with all the amazing Arcade/PSN games that have released.

#26 Posted by jsmoke03 (12766 posts) -

judging from all the love and hate, it has to be call of duty

#27 Posted by sukraj (22161 posts) -

Far Cry 3 hands down.

#28 Posted by CUDGEdave (2590 posts) -

Street Cleaning Simulator.

#29 Posted by LJChronx (949 posts) -

As far as actual individual games go...none (Maybe Bioshock). I would have to say it was generation of Indie games. Xbox Live, PS Network, Nintendo Network (eShop) were the real game changers. Pretty cool not to be stuck buying $60 heavily marketed retail games all of the time. Now for $5 - $20 you can find some amazing games with fresh ideas that you dont even have to leave home to buy. That was the biggest change this generation IMO.

#30 Posted by Borrizee (379 posts) -

As far as actual individual games go...none (Maybe Bioshock). I would have to say it was generation of Indie games. Xbox Live, PS Network, Nintendo Network (eShop) were the real game changers. Pretty cool not to be stuck buying $60 heavily marketed retail games all of the time. Now for $5 - $20 you can find some amazing games with fresh ideas that you dont even have to leave home to buy. That was the biggest change this generation IMO.

LJChronx
maybe it was in fact...never thought about it that way.
#31 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
how is it not cod 4?
#33 Posted by iHarlequin (1789 posts) -

Assassin's Creed 2 really made action adventure with RPG elements a big thing, Modern Warfare made a lot of Modern shooters, Bioshock showed that fans want great location, story and gameplay and originality.

immortality20

What part of the AC series has role-playing?

#34 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -

Call of Duty 4 for FPS. It's hard to play a shooter from this gen and not see the influence it had.
Gears of War for TPS, same deal as CoD4.
Wii Sports for introducing the motion control/casual party game phase.
And while not changing games, per se, Heavy Rain and Asura's Wrath are good representatives of the minimal-input cinematic "game" genre that seems to be growing.