Best Trilogy of this Generation

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#151 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

The choices in your poll are bad and you should feel bad.

inb4 the BioDrones line up and start chanting about how great MassEffect is like they were brainwashed to do

inb4 nobody except maybe Shake says Resistance

inb4 the Cows talk about how much they loved being a poor man's Indiana Jones

inb4 someone says Gears of War and actually tries to defend Gears of War 2

inb4 someone says Assassin's Creed and forgets that 1. It's not a trilogy and 2. How ridiculously uneven it's been

I vote for none of the above because they all failed spectacularly in their own special way.

lx_theo

Oh, yeah, I forgot how bad your opinion was. Thanks for the reminder.

Funny thing is, he's right.

It's completely how this thread turned out. SW can be so laughably predictable.

#152 Posted by Link3301 (1814 posts) -

Why is the Modern Warfare series not here? Technically that is a trilogy right? I know it's a part of Call of Duty, but they number it differently and everything.

SPYDER0416

Cuz it sucks.

#153 Posted by Link3301 (1814 posts) -

[QUOTE="SPYDER0416"]

Why is the Modern Warfare series not here? Technically that is a trilogy right? I know it's a part of Call of Duty, but they number it differently and everything.

Link3301

Cuz it sucks.

Mass Effect Definitley. Just finished Mass Effect 3 a few weaks back, now I'm playing the trilogy again. I have already finished Mass Effect 1 again, now I'm on to 2.

#154 Posted by Link3301 (1814 posts) -

[QUOTE="gensigns"]the one that had all 3 games above 90 on metacritic....padaporra


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Both Gears and Mass Effect have this. Don't they?

Yes

#155 Posted by Link3301 (1814 posts) -

Assassin's Creed is the only decent series in your list. Not on that list, I'm going with either Halo, Half-Life , or Assassins Creed. I am leaning towards Halo.GamerZem

Halo and Half-Life are not this gen.

#156 Posted by tenaka2 (17040 posts) -

STALKER was pretty good.

#157 Posted by KillzoneSnake (1863 posts) -

I really like Uncharted but i gotta go with Mass Effect.

#158 Posted by RageQuitter69 (1366 posts) -

Uncharted, the fact that Mass Effect got the most votes shows just how bad this generation is.

#159 Posted by SecretPolice (23378 posts) -

Halo 3, Halo Reach, Halo 4. :shock: :D

Eh Mass Effect edges out Gears I guess. :P

#160 Posted by ShadowsDemon (9481 posts) -
None of those, honestly, but I can't think anything else. :P
#161 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

Always love that hyperbole about Resistance being nothing but bad games. I guess every single critic was lieing when they wrote those reviews, eh? That's fine, but keep that belief consistent with all games and reviews.

If Resistance is a bad franchise, then all critics are liars.

#162 Posted by R4gn4r0k (17478 posts) -

Always love that hyperbole about Resistance being nothing but bad games. I guess every single critic was lieing when they wrote those reviews, eh? That's fine, but keep that belief consistent with all games and reviews.

If Resistance is a bad franchise, then all critics are liars.

Master_ShakeXXX

Yeah they were obviously lying. 87 metacritic score for the worst entry in the series, outscoring the other two games. Thats a joke

#163 Posted by Maroxad (8673 posts) -

The choices in your poll are bad and you should feel bad.

inb4 the BioDrones line up and start chanting about how great MassEffect is like they were brainwashed to do

inb4 nobody except maybe Shake says Resistance

inb4 the Cows talk about how much they loved being a poor man's Indiana Jones

inb4 someone says Gears of War and actually tries to defend Gears of War 2

inb4 someone says Assassin's Creed and forgets that 1. It's not a trilogy and 2. How ridiculously uneven it's been

I vote for none of the above because they all failed spectacularly in their own special way.

DarkLink77

This post so much better than mine it isnt funny.

Jeez man...

You got some serious cynicism for the popular games don't you?

To each their own but I would think at least one of those series would be alright to someone.

I can admit I'm not a fan of a few myself I guess :P.

AznbkdX

Of those 4 I have at least had some experience with. They typically fell for common pitfalls. Namely.

No exploration: Uncharted, Gears, Mass Effect (sure you could explore in ME1 but what is the point).
No challenge: Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed
No depth: Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Gears of War, Uncharted
Cinematic Gameplay: Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Gears of War, Uncharted
Flash over substance: Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Gears of War, Uncharted, Assassin's Creed (again)
Awful Level Design:Mass Effect, Gears of War, Uncharted
Repetitive Gameplay: Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Gears of War, Uncharted

It is not their popularity that is the issue, it is the traits within the games themselves that bother me. Heck, 3/4 of those plays like a game of whack-a-mole, and the one that doenst is basicly "I.W.I.N. button: The Game"

#164 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

Always love that hyperbole about Resistance being nothing but bad games. I guess every single critic was lieing when they wrote those reviews, eh? That's fine, but hold that consistensy with everything.

Master_ShakeXXX
i would have voted for resistance 3...but gears edged it out, soley on how both trilogies ended... resistance 3, being a horrible ending to an otherwise great series. Gears 3 ended how resistance 3 should have
#165 Posted by ZombieKiller7 (6218 posts) -

Gears of War series was my favorite, followed by Ass Creed.

I like Mass Effect but they made it too slow with too many cutscenes and emo bullschit.

#166 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

Always love that hyperbole about Resistance being nothing but bad games. I guess every single critic was lieing when they wrote those reviews, eh? That's fine, but keep that belief consistent with all games and reviews.

If Resistance is a bad franchise, then all critics are liars.

R4gn4r0k

Yeah they were obviously lying. 87 metacritic score for the worst entry in the series, outscoring the other two games. Thats a joke

Opinions. Resistance 2 is the high point of the franchise for me, so I agree with it scoring the best.

#167 Posted by khoofia_pika (13517 posts) -
[QUOTE="charizard1605"] Assassin's Creed 3 without a doubt. The only series that got progressively better and still maintained its identity and its quality across every installment. Every other series you listed was too inconsistent: Mass Effect blew it with the ending. A trilogy with a poor ending and a poor third act fails at being a cohesive trilogy.

I'm sorry, what? I agree that the last 15 minutes of Mass Effect 3 were mediocre, but the rest of the game was absolutely beautiful. A poor third act? No way in hell. And I'm sorry, but Revelations isn't even a patch on Brotherhood, and AC1, despite being great, had a ton of faults. Assassin's Creed, too, has had its inconsistencies.
#168 Posted by R4gn4r0k (17478 posts) -

[QUOTE="R4gn4r0k"]

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

Always love that hyperbole about Resistance being nothing but bad games. I guess every single critic was lieing when they wrote those reviews, eh? That's fine, but keep that belief consistent with all games and reviews.

If Resistance is a bad franchise, then all critics are liars.

Master_ShakeXXX

Yeah they were obviously lying. 87 metacritic score for the worst entry in the series, outscoring the other two games. Thats a joke

Opinions. Resistance 2 is the high point of the franchise for me, so I agree with it scoring the best.

Yeah thats what reviews are, opinions. And people thinking its a series full of crap is an opinion too.

#169 Posted by khoofia_pika (13517 posts) -
Mine would be Mass Effect as well. Assassin's Creed has Revelations and AC1. Don't get me wrong, I love those games, but both of them clearly have plenty of flaws. Uncharted... well, all three games are really awesome, but overall, I don't think it touches the heights that Mass Effect does. Gears of War 2 brings down the overall quality of Gears of War. Resistance has been average with the exception of Resistance 3, so I don't think I'd even consider that.
#170 Posted by AmnesiaHaze (5683 posts) -

voted for mass effect , i liked everything except the last 20 minutes in ME3 , i try to forget that and just remember the good rest

#171 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

[QUOTE="R4gn4r0k"]

Yeah they were obviously lying. 87 metacritic score for the worst entry in the series, outscoring the other two games. Thats a joke

R4gn4r0k

Opinions. Resistance 2 is the high point of the franchise for me, so I agree with it scoring the best.

Yeah thats what reviews are, opinions. And people thinking its a series full of crap is an opinion too.

Resistance 2 is almost objectively the best entry in the series. It had the best, most well rounded multiplayer. The most features. One of the best cooperative modes of any shooter this gen. It was and still is to this very day the most played Resistance game. It deserved it's scores.

#172 Posted by R4gn4r0k (17478 posts) -

Resistance 2 is almost objectively the best entry in the series. It had the best, most well rounded multiplayer. The most features. One of the best cooperative modes of any shooter this gen. It was and still is to this very day the most played Resistance game. It deserved it's scores.

Master_ShakeXXX

Even the devs said R2 was the weakest one in the series and they were gonna improve upon it with number 3.

Yeah its multiplayer was great but that was the only thing good about it. The singleplayer was complete sh!t and I don't know what they were thinking adding in a 2 weapon limit in a game where its all about the weapons. Actually I do know: all the other FPS have it so they needed to add it too derp.

#173 Posted by khoofia_pika (13517 posts) -

[QUOTE="R4gn4r0k"]

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

Opinions. Resistance 2 is the high point of the franchise for me, so I agree with it scoring the best.

Master_ShakeXXX

Yeah thats what reviews are, opinions. And people thinking its a series full of crap is an opinion too.

Resistance 2 is almost objectively the best entry in the series. It had the best, most well rounded multiplayer. The most features. One of the best cooperative modes of any shooter this gen. It was and still is to this very day the most played Resistance game. It deserved it's scores.

Really? I thought Resistance 2's campaign was slow paced, and it's multiplayer kinda messy. I actually think Resistance 3 is the best in series. But then again, that's just my opinion.
#174 Posted by AmnesiaHaze (5683 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

Resistance 2 is almost objectively the best entry in the series. It had the best, most well rounded multiplayer. The most features. One of the best cooperative modes of any shooter this gen. It was and still is to this very day the most played Resistance game. It deserved it's scores.

R4gn4r0k

Even the devs said R2 was the weakest one in the series and they were gonna improve upon it with number 3.

Yeah its multiplayer was great but that was the only thing good about it. The singleplayer was complete sh!t and I don't know what they were thinking adding in a 2 weapon limit in a game where its all about the weapons. Actually I do know: all the other FPS have it so they needed to add it too derp.

imo R2's coop was better and more fun than the entire R3 game , no wonder R3 sucked as much if the devs thought that, it almost seems like they created such coop masterpiece by coincidence :D
#176 Posted by R4gn4r0k (17478 posts) -

imo R2's coop was better and more fun than the entire R3 game , no wonder R3 sucked as much if the devs thought that, it almost seems like they created such coop masterpiece by coincidence :DAmnesiaHaze

I enjoyed both R2 and R3s co-op. They are different but both good.

#177 Posted by HoolaHoopMan (7880 posts) -
Of those 3 I'd say Gears. Each installment has gotten better IMO. 3 is easily the best 3rd person shooter out there.
#178 Posted by SuperFlakeman (7411 posts) -

Uncharted is the only one that appeals to me.

Not a genre that excites me (standard fare cinematic TPS), but the second game is exceptionally well made, my goty 09.

I just need to play the 3rd game for its stereo 3D effect. Would probably not have bothered otherwise. Even if you are served an amazing dish, at one point you get full. That's me with UC3, it's too samey.

#179 Posted by AmnesiaHaze (5683 posts) -

[QUOTE="AmnesiaHaze"]imo R2's coop was better and more fun than the entire R3 game , no wonder R3 sucked as much if the devs thought that, it almost seems like they created such coop masterpiece by coincidence :DR4gn4r0k

I enjoyed both R2 and R3s co-op. They are different but both good.

i couldnt enjoy R3 coop at all because of there was no matchmaking :( and still it wasnt as teamwork oriented as R2 , R3 not having that type of coop was a major letdown for me
#180 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

Resistance 2 is almost objectively the best entry in the series. It had the best, most well rounded multiplayer. The most features. One of the best cooperative modes of any shooter this gen. It was and still is to this very day the most played Resistance game. It deserved it's scores.

R4gn4r0k

Even the devs said R2 was the weakest one in the series and they were gonna improve upon it with number 3.

Yeah its multiplayer was great but that was the only thing good about it. The singleplayer was complete sh!t and I don't know what they were thinking adding in a 2 weapon limit in a game where its all about the weapons. Actually I do know: all the other FPS have it so they needed to add it too derp.

The developers didn't know wtf fans wanted. These are the same morons who totally botched Resistance 3's multiplayer thus screwing any chance of the community thriving and the game selling well. They had a great thing going with R:FOM and esspecially R2, but they threw that away to appeal to the CoD crowd.

#181 Posted by AmnesiaHaze (5683 posts) -
They had a great thing going with R:FOM and esspecially R2, but they threw that away to appeal to the CoD crowd.Master_ShakeXXX
yeah during the process of making the game a poor COD clone they totally forgot what made R2 so good and abandoned their fans , no wonder it sold as crap , COD fans continued playing COD and R2 fans had to find something else or keep playing R2
#182 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

[QUOTE="R4gn4r0k"]

Yeah thats what reviews are, opinions. And people thinking its a series full of crap is an opinion too.

khoofia_pika

Resistance 2 is almost objectively the best entry in the series. It had the best, most well rounded multiplayer. The most features. One of the best cooperative modes of any shooter this gen. It was and still is to this very day the most played Resistance game. It deserved it's scores.

Really? I thought Resistance 2's campaign was slow paced, and it's multiplayer kinda messy. I actually think Resistance 3 is the best in series. But then again, that's just my opinion.

The campaign was mediocre but that's not what kept people coming back. It was that amazing multiplayer which blew away anything else on PS3 at the time. Resistance 3's MP didn't even have half the features. It was simply a stripped down, reskinned version of CoD's multiplayer.

#183 Posted by AmnesiaHaze (5683 posts) -

[QUOTE="khoofia_pika"][QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

Resistance 2 is almost objectively the best entry in the series. It had the best, most well rounded multiplayer. The most features. One of the best cooperative modes of any shooter this gen. It was and still is to this very day the most played Resistance game. It deserved it's scores.

Master_ShakeXXX

Really? I thought Resistance 2's campaign was slow paced, and it's multiplayer kinda messy. I actually think Resistance 3 is the best in series. But then again, that's just my opinion.

The campaign was mediocre but that's not what kept people coming back. It was that amazing multiplayer which blew away anything else on PS3 at the time. Resistance 3's MP didn't even have half the features. It was simply a stripped down, reskinned version of CoD's multiplayer.

and it was broken even after 2GB of patches , as much as i wanted to enjoy it, it lagged like crazy and was probably the most unbalanced game i played , killstreaks in COD are nothing compared to R3 high level loadouts versus low level players

#184 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

[QUOTE="khoofia_pika"] Really? I thought Resistance 2's campaign was slow paced, and it's multiplayer kinda messy. I actually think Resistance 3 is the best in series. But then again, that's just my opinion. AmnesiaHaze

The campaign was mediocre but that's not what kept people coming back. It was that amazing multiplayer which blew away anything else on PS3 at the time. Resistance 3's MP didn't even have half the features. It was simply a stripped down, reskinned version of CoD's multiplayer.

and it was broken even after 2GB of patches , as much as i wanted to enjoy it, it lagged like crazy and was probably the most unbalanced game i played , killstreaks in COD are nothing compared to R3 high level loadouts versus low level players

I wanted desperately to enjoy R3 as well but yeah, it was pretty much broken. There was no sense of balance. Higher level players were pretty much gods and newcomers stood no chance. It was a buggy, lag infested mess. A total 180 from the first two game's multiplayer.

Thankfully the campaign was still excellent so it wasn't an all around disappointment. Only a partial one.

#185 Posted by R4gn4r0k (17478 posts) -

i couldnt enjoy R3 coop at all because of there was no matchmaking :( and still it wasnt as teamwork oriented as R2 , R3 not having that type of coop was a major letdown for me AmnesiaHaze

Yeah they should have kept it, it was the best part of R2

The developers didn't know wtf fans wanted. These are the same morons who totally botched Resistance 3's multiplayer thus screwing any chance of the community thriving and the game selling well. They had a great thing going with R:FOM and esspecially R2, but they threw that away to appeal to the CoD crowd.

Master_ShakeXXX

Damn shame really. The first Resistance sold good so I don't know where the decision came from.

#186 Posted by lowe0 (13692 posts) -

Always love that hyperbole about Resistance being nothing but bad games. I guess every single critic was lieing when they wrote those reviews, eh? That's fine, but keep that belief consistent with all games and reviews.

If Resistance is a bad franchise, then all critics are liars.

Master_ShakeXXX
It's not a bad franchise. It'd be better if it was, because then it could be written off. The problem is that there's a lot of unrealized potential.
#187 Posted by Meeeper282 (1597 posts) -

lol 1 vote for resistance

#188 Posted by Pikminmaniac (9371 posts) -

I cannot think of a single trilogy this gen that was good and enjoyable. I might change my tune if they made a third Arkham game or inFAMOUS this gen.

#189 Posted by EPaul (9906 posts) -

Uncharted for now(Might change to infamous if a third one is released this gen)

#190 Posted by khoofia_pika (13517 posts) -

[QUOTE="khoofia_pika"][QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

Resistance 2 is almost objectively the best entry in the series. It had the best, most well rounded multiplayer. The most features. One of the best cooperative modes of any shooter this gen. It was and still is to this very day the most played Resistance game. It deserved it's scores.

Master_ShakeXXX

Really? I thought Resistance 2's campaign was slow paced, and it's multiplayer kinda messy. I actually think Resistance 3 is the best in series. But then again, that's just my opinion.

The campaign was mediocre but that's not what kept people coming back. It was that amazing multiplayer which blew away anything else on PS3 at the time. Resistance 3's MP didn't even have half the features. It was simply a stripped down, reskinned version of CoD's multiplayer.

True, I had some fun in Resistance 2's multiplayer, despite the fact that I thought it was a big mess (what with so many players running around on small maps). But I'm more of a single player guy most of the times, and Resistance 3's campaign is absolutely wonderful.
#191 Posted by santoron (8007 posts) -

Ugh. What a terrible list. I guess that just goes to show how hard it is to get three quality titles out this gen.:?

AC I guess, but, blech.

#192 Posted by Spartan070 (16377 posts) -
I would say Halo 3, Reach and Halo 4 :P but out of those definitely Mass Effect, EPIC.
#193 Posted by finalstar2007 (25890 posts) -

Both Uncharted and Mass Effect

#194 Posted by AdobeArtist (23029 posts) -

Both Uncharted and Mass Effect

finalstar2007

But you can only vote for one :)

#195 Posted by Ricardomz (2715 posts) -

Assassin's Creed and Uncharted.

#196 Posted by texasgoldrush (9438 posts) -
[QUOTE="SPYDER0416"]

The Uncharted trilogy is my absolute favorite, but I think Mass Effect is the most important for what it represents and what it has done for the industry in terms of artistic merit and the innovative save transferring that was really cool.

charizard1605
The save file transferring wasn't even all that innovative, considering so many other games did it before...

No one did it better than Mass Effect though.
#197 Posted by texasgoldrush (9438 posts) -
Objectively easily Mass Effect, once ME3 wins a ton of GOTY awards, the series will probably be the most awarded this gen.
#198 Posted by texasgoldrush (9438 posts) -

Assassin's Creed: 1=Repetitive and boring. 2=Insultingly easy, bad gameplay, bad stealth, ect. 3=Buggy, poorly paced, horrid story even for AC "standards" (going by what I have heard anyway).
Uncharted: Only played the demos of UC1+2 and the MP beta of UC3. Couldnt stand it.
ME(diocre): You know, I wouldnt mind this series so much if the universe wasnt stupid like heck, the species werent so generic, the characters weren't so bad, combat was tolerable and the dialogue system wasnt a disaster.
Gears of War: Played through the first mission on the first one, never wanted to touch this series again.
Resistance: Never played, but Resistance 3 looks intriguing (yeah, I just said something positive about a PS3 exclusive).

I have to go with STALKER. But it probably wont be the best trilogy that started this gen, SC2 will eventually be (I think).

Maroxad
Please, the Mass Effect characters are hands down this generations best. I am going to say this, the very best RPG cast since the Nameless One, Morte, and clan. Asassin's Creed III's story is easily the best in the series.
#199 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6093 posts) -

best trilogy is probably uncharted, out of that crappy list you made. Best series without a doubt is Halo.

#200 Posted by khoofia_pika (13517 posts) -

Asassin's Creed III's story is easily the best in the series.texasgoldrush
NO. Just no. I loved AC3, but one of the few things that held it back was the story. It's inconsistent, poorly paced (though the pacing pays off in the end because of the very important character development) and rushed. The Desmond ending sucks and is completely rushed, and Connor's ending leaves a few loose ends, which might not be important, but given how AC usually concentrates on story, would have been appreciated. The characters aren't half as interesting and entertaining as the Ezio trilogy, and Connor is mediocre when compared to Ezio. AC2 and Brotherhood take the cake when it comes to the story.