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GT5, HALO3, MGS4, GTAIV, FFXIII..Did they deliver?

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5 of the biggest franchises last gen. (excluding nintendo's everlasting franchises)

Did they deliver this Gen? You dont have to play the game to rate it..ie give an outsider's perspective.

 

 

1. GT5: Largely no, sales wise and overall deliverance. Developed time was a major letdown and inconsistency was vividly recognized

2. Halo3: Yes, broke records and highly rated. SubHD a let down for some. Continues to drive a genre (and a console)

3: MGS4: All and all very sucessful. Highly rated.

4. GTIV: Where do I start..Major let down. enough said

5. FFXIII: Meh



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Yes I Agreed with your toughts, I have the games.



GTAIV did ... for me anyway.



 

I agree with all of them except for GT5, my most played games this gen, but then again it's all personal opinion



Gran Turismo 5 - No. Most cars were only upscaled PS2 models, the damage model was still unsatisfying and most importanly, it had jaggy shadows. It was also a major letdown on the story side of things. Sylvester Stallone's Driven is a masterpiece compared to Gran Turismo 5 and you all know how horrible that movie was.

Halo 3 - No. It was basically Halo 2 in HD. Or rather Halo 2 in sub-HD resolution. Another letdown was that players were supposed to finish the fight, but now there's not only going to be Halo 4, but also 5 and 6.

Metal Gear Solid 4 - No. I have watched much better movies in my life and I haven't even watched many. As for the game itself, Kojima and his team went beyond the limits of Blu-ray capacity which is why important aspects needed to be cut. Most prominently, Snake's penis.

Grand Theft Auto IV - No. It was supposed to kill the Wii, but its biggest accomplishment ended up being responsible for the hilarious GIF titled "360, PS3: game of the generation; Wii: just another month".

Final Fantasy XIII - No. The PS3 version dragged down an otherwise great game, because Sony didn't allow Square-Enix to ship the game on multiple Blu-ray discs, forcing the developers to compromise the originally planned open world design to a corridor game.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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GT5: Yes. They brought so much variety into the game it's unreal. TIt's the first racing game that I've owned and still play for more than 6 months. Plus, it sold a lot and continues to sell.

Halo 3: Yeah, I guess. Never played it....

MGS4: Yes, it was a great experience.

GTA4: No. Rockstar set the bar really high with San Andreas, and completely missed it with this game.

FF13: Fuck no. The series started going downhill with FFX and never looked back. I'm still tryin to mentally prepare myself to finish the game.



I am the Playstation Avenger.

   

Those that did: GTAIV, MGS4, GT5
The one that didn't: FFXIII
The one that probably did but I wouldn't know about it: Halo 3



Halo 3, GT5 - Yes
GTA4 (with all subsequent DLC) - Yes
MGS4 - No
FF13 - Didn't play it



If I had to guess, Halo 3 managed best. It seems to be what Halo fans love. GT5 did second best, it's supposedly an excellent game despite its flaws. The others failed, more or less. Personally I loved FFXIII but it was not what I expected. MGS4... Well, I won't even go in there. And GTA IV, well, there's probably people that can better explain what went wrong.



@OP you chose the right games for this...

I played all of them:

1) GT5 Yes

Tons of content. Beautiful, if inconsistent, visuals. GT5 definitely delivered, even though it fell a little short of what was expected.

2) Halo 3 Yes

I've always liked Halo. The 1st had a mystical quality about it. Someone lent me his Xbox in 2003 and I remember Halo screaming F%§K Y&§!!! to my PS2 and Gamecube. Halo 3 also landed early enough in the generation to make an impact. Also not quite pushing the bar as high just like in GT5's case, but overall well done.

3) MGS 4 YES

OMG. MGS4 was an experience. THE reason to buy a PS3 early on. It was a comeback of sorts for MGS in my eyes. I abondened PS2 due to strong feelings of resentment towards MGS2 - subsequently didn't play MGS3 save for a one-night rental.

It's quite simple: Play it on hard and take your time then you'll have an incredible exprience.

4) GTA IV NO!

Absolutely not. If you read the reviews now, it seems like they're describing a different game altogether.

5) FF XIII nope

Final Fantasy is supposed to be earth shattering stuff. I bought FF XIII and had some fun with it. The visuals were breath taking, and there were some points I thought it was quite nice. But, too linear, no variety, no exploration, L.A.M.E characters (sometimes) and most importantly it didn't feel like FF.