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The leap from God of War: Ascension to God of War (2018) was monumental.



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Already made a thread like this couple months ago.
For me FF VII to IX jump was extreme.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

The leap from zelda snes to zelda ocarina of time. Ocarina of time is a revolution on gaming, it amazes me that nintendo delivered visuals and gameplay whit such quality in 1998.



Prediction: In 5 years Nintendo will Lauch a "Core Mario game"  very similar to Astro Bot. That said, many will Ignore Astro Bot existence and say Nintendo created this concept.

GTA II to GTA III



-The original Street Fighter to Street Fighter II. It's something people don't necessarily remember, but the original Street Fighter isn't actually a very good game at all. It's clunky, kinda ugly, and by today's standards is honestly quite awful, whereas SFII still holds up quite well even today, as it improved upon its predecessor in pretty much every possible way.
-I don't really like to talk about visual improvements after from one console generation to another, because that's just obvious and unfair to the previous game. For example, saying that Metroid Prime was a huge visual improvement on Super Metroid or that FFX was an improvement compared to IX is just pointless because of course it was. Within the same generation however, Final Fantasy VII to VIII was a huge improvement in graphical quality, and then again from VIII to IX in even less time. Which game is bettthe best er can be argued endlessly, but visually Square made some massive improvements in little over three years.
-MGS2 to MGS3 is another big improvement in both gameplay and visuals in my opinion.



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pokoko said:

Daggerfall to Morrowind.

kopstudent89 said:

Those are probably the biggest jumps I've come across and they revolutionized gaming in one way or another.

I'm mostly including games that not only jumped but delved into something that wasn't there in the industry or influenced game design on a wide scale.

Just curious, but how would you say that BotW has revolutionized gaming?

True I wouldn't say it revolutionised gaming but I felt it was a re imagining of open world gaming. Tbf I thought it was the weakest game on that list but the leap from Skyward sword is monumental :D



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DonFerrari said:
Already made a thread like this couple months ago.
For me FF VII to IX jump was extreme.

Did you just skip VIII?



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Sims 3 > Sims 4 (Better artstyle and runs better in not so powerful PC)



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I'm going to go with Super Mario Bros over Mario Bros. Everything about the game was revamped, especially the controls. Rather than being restricted to one screen, the player could go for minutes in one direction. In addition, there were branching paths with warp zones leading not only forward, but also backward. Super Mario Bros introduced a variety of new characters and powerups as well as some of the best music in the business.

The jump from Metroid to Super Metroid also deserves a mention. No doubt, Super Metroid to Metroid Prime is also a gigantic leap, but for some reason it doesn't feel like the comparisson should be allowed. Metroid Prime may be a Metroid game, but I really don't feel like it is a continuation of the mise en scene of Super Metroid. I'm still hoping for that game one day, actually.



SpokenTruth said:
DonFerrari said:
Already made a thread like this couple months ago.
For me FF VII to IX jump was extreme.

Did you just skip VIII?

You could say that, but it is just the in-gen most impressive jump in a franchise for me.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994