The 7th gaming gen was so mediocre. Thank the Elder Gods it's been over for years now, sorry not sorry

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#1 Edited by sanghelle56 (168 posts) -

I starting taking gaming seriously in my early teens. By that time I got a 360 and was blindly loyal to the latest Call of Dutys' that came out. But speaking beyond that series and more about the 7th gen....yeah gaming was going nowhere. Sorry to say it.

The only good games popped up practically once every two years. Beyond that it was macho shooters with fake so called "stories," I.e. Black Ops II....not that anyone cared for them anyway, but they dominated and made more money than the following titles I'm mentioning, and most people didn't care:

- Mirror's Edge

- God of War III

- Heavenly Sword

- Remember Me

- Borderlands

These all came out before studios saw more potential in open worlder RPGs. Care to critique anyone?

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#2 Posted by judaspete (2958 posts) -

Gen 7 was kind of a messy transition period for gaming. Indie gaming was just starting out, AAA began implementing a lot of lousy business practices, some great companies like Midway went under. That said, even though CoD and Assassin's Creed kept stealing the show, a lot of fantastic games came out in this time period, along with newfound access to older classics. It was a bumpy ride, but a fun one nonetheless.

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#3 Posted by warmblur (2374 posts) -

@sanghelle56 said:

I starting taking gaming seriously in my early teens. By that time I got a 360 and was blindly loyal to the latest Call of Dutys' that came out. But speaking beyond that series and more about the 7th gen....yeah gaming was going nowhere. Sorry to say it.

The only good games popped up practically once every two years. Beyond that it was macho shooters with fake so called "stories," I.e. Black Ops II....not that anyone cared for them anyway, but they dominated and made more money than the following titles I'm mentioning, and most people didn't care:

- Mirror's Edge

- God of War III

- Heavenly Sword

- Remember Me

- Borderlands

These all came out before studios saw more potential in open worlder RPGs. Care to critique anyone?

Remember me deserves a sequel it's such a hidden gem and I would love another Mirror's Edge.

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#4 Posted by DonaId (96 posts) -

Big D, I prefer this gen. Ps1/n64/sat and ps2/gc/Xbox, but there were some phenomenal gen 7 titles

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#5 Posted by Archangel3371 (27965 posts) -

I had a great time last gen myself. A few of the games that I loved were:

- Gears of War games

- Lost Odyssey

- Bayonetta 1 and 2

- Vanquish

- Street Fighter IV games

- Marvel vs. Capcom 3

- Dragon’s Dogma

- Dragon’s Crown

- Bioshock games

- Grand Theft Auto IV

- Tomb Raider

- Ninja Gaiden II

- Uncharted 1, 2, and 3

- God of War III

- Blazblue games

- Metal Gear Solid 4

- New Super Mario Bros. U

- Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

- Super Mario 3D World

and many more. I played a ton of excellent games last gen.

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#6 Edited by RSM-HQ (8337 posts) -

Thought seventh generation did plenty. @Archangel3371 overall has most the games I would have listed, they're some of the greatest games of all time in my view_

If I added it would be the depth of Makai Senki Disgaea Surī, while sum don't like the story or ageing graphics this has more depth than previous entries.

Media Molecules efforts as well, Little Big Planet predates Minecraft, and Tearaway was an amazing and innovative 3D platformer still with nothing of similar vane.

Add Splatoon, which sure wouldn't be perfected till Splatoon 2 but still turned the wheel on third person arena shooters.

And finally the best and most polished Tekken game (Tekken Tag Tournament 2)

*If all people followed was heavy global promotions such as stellar flop Battlefront? Well it sucks for you to be that gullible honestly. And shouldn't be seen as representing the entire seventh generation. Today's marketing is no less the same; Anthem and Fallout 76 having two of the biggest global marketing campaigns within the past four months.

Also lets not forget Evolve existed and was an early eight generation marketed juggernaut. And turned out to be a shallow game marketed towards people willing to burn money on a pitched concept than quality execution.

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#7 Posted by Raining51 (1046 posts) -

I agreea and disagree basically.... I don't know how else to put it in many ways.

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#8 Posted by Clefdefa (738 posts) -

DLC, Trophies/Acheivements, internet connection ... Indie, digital store ...

They all integrated those stuff during the X360, PS3 and Wii/WiiU gen.

So yeah many games where very crappy or not so great. I did hate that gen a lot ...

Final Fantasy became a joke

Too many Bro shooting game

Too many shit DLC

So far I love my PS4 and Vita. I'm a little disappointed by the Switch. But yeah it is miles above the X360/PS3 gen for sure.

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#9 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (21531 posts) -

Gen 7 was great: there was so much innovation it was mind-melting. Of course it also got bogged down in uncreative CoD and Gears cloning too, which is what most people complain about, with good reason.

Now gen 8 is the most generic "same but bigger" thing ever: 80% of the games that come out these days you literally have already played them last gen, only smaller in scale.

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#10 Posted by DonaId (96 posts) -

HD was such a mind blowing jump from SD and indies flourished

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#11 Posted by Blazepanzer24 (169 posts) -

To be honest I actually enjoyed the 7th generation of gaming. We had a lot of greate games such as...

Ace combat six and Assault horizon where great games, as where the 7th Katamari games, Albeit Namco's micro-transaction policy with Ace combat 6 and Beautiful Katamari did rub me the wrong way. Also, Soul Caliber 4 was awesome IMO.

The cod and assassion's creed games where pretty good most of the time. Granted, they look fairly dated now but back then I was impressed with my PS3's visuals.

Gran Trusimo 5 was a mixed bag for me, though mainly due to the fact that a lot of the cars didn't have interiors in them, and that the license test had little to no bearing on story progression, (where as previous Gran Trusimo games actually required you getting the various licenses in order to advance.) Still better than that awful excuse they called a Gran Trusimo game for the PSP they came out with. I think I can speak for everyone when I say we'd much rather had a remnake of Gran Trusimo 2 with NO new cars than that steaming pile of mess. Forza 3, on the other hand, was quite enjoyable.

There where a lot of other great games during the time as well. Elder scrolls and Fallout (When they played properly without low fps and weird glitches) Halo, Mirror's edge, Minecraft, the Pokemon and mario games, The Tom Clancy Hawx series, Battlefield Bad Company, Fable, Portal 2, Star Wars the Force Unleashed, I could go on forever.

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#12 Edited by heljar (116 posts) -

@warmblur: "Remember me" was ok, but it was disappointing. The sections where you had to alter someone's memory was very cool and well thought-out. But there was too few of them. I think I altered 4 or 5 memories throughout my whole playtime. And the sections between was just an average boring action game. I've tried replaying it a few times. But I just get so bored walking about shooting enemies until the first memory alteration I just quit before I get there.

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#13 Posted by lamprey263 (36115 posts) -

Lots of great things to play last gen, hardly mediocre. But yes, for some, it was a downturn. We saw lots of studios revered for their past successes fall on hard times due to the increased costs of development. I think we are still seeing the aftermath of that even today.

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#14 Posted by Enragedhydra (1081 posts) -

Seventh generation was probably my favourite and I have a massive library to pick from.

Some of my favourites
Borderlands 2
Halo 3
Medal of Honor
Castle Crashers
Gears 1/2/3
Sly Cooper
Battlefield Bad Company
Bioshock
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

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#15 Posted by BigCat2K20 (359 posts) -

The 7th gaming generation had it's ups & downs (variety of games, but PSN hacking was a big deal). But, it was better than 8th gaming generation & I'll leave it at that.

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#16 Posted by Robbie23 (346 posts) -

Gen 7 was better than gen 8. Not sure if I'm getting older and just not having enough time for gaming. I see myself playing less games now.