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curl-6 said:
JRPGfan said:

I cant even tell if this is sarcasm... or serious.
But I'm kinda hopeing its the first.

Theres like 50 other games atleast, that are a 100 times more likely to be viewed as a "game of the decade" than that.
Its even a much more weird pick than my own FFXI :)

In terms of quality of enjoyment, and how long you played it.
Do you really think Wii Sports is the defineing game, the best thing of the decade?

I think it's a fair pick even if it wouldn't be my own; Wii Sports was a cultural phenomenon, and while simplistic (or rather because of it) fantastic fun when played in a social context. There was something magic about playing it with my non-gamer parents and them sharing in the hobby I was so passionate about for the first time.

Wii sports also helped me get pussy.  Been with her on and off for a decade now.

On more PG note was able to get Grandma that had severe arthritis to play bowling with me.  Believe only time she ever played video game.  Was decent memory for one of last few times I saw her.



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I know I'm pretty uninspired lmao but either THPS2 or GTA 4



JRPGfan said:
Valdney said:
 Wii sports by a lot

I cant even tell if this is sarcasm... or serious.
But I'm kinda hopeing its the first.

Theres like 50 other games atleast, that are a 100 times more likely to be viewed as a "game of the decade" than that.
Its even a much more weird pick than my own FFXI :)

In terms of quality of enjoyment, and how long you played it.
Do you really think Wii Sports is the defineing game, the best thing of the decade?

No sarcasm here. I genuinely love Wii sports. It is a technical marvel. It has the best use of motion controls in any video game ever. It has a simplicity touch to it that makes the gameplay accessible and fun and yet it brings you closer to what those sports would be like in real life than any video game does, to this day. Wii sports is amazing!!



Valdney said:
JRPGfan said:

I cant even tell if this is sarcasm... or serious.
But I'm kinda hopeing its the first.

Theres like 50 other games atleast, that are a 100 times more likely to be viewed as a "game of the decade" than that.
Its even a much more weird pick than my own FFXI :)

In terms of quality of enjoyment, and how long you played it.
Do you really think Wii Sports is the defineing game, the best thing of the decade?

No sarcasm here. I genuinely love Wii sports. It is a technical marvel. It has the best use of motion controls in any video game ever. It has a simplicity touch to it that makes the gameplay accessible and fun and yet it brings you closer to what those sports would be like in real life than any video game does, to this day. Wii sports is amazing!!

I had a "light gun" + "the Konami Justifier" for the super Nintendo.
Lethal Enforcers was one of my favorite SNES games (even my dad loved playing that with us as well).

The Wii with Resident Evil 4, bought back that feeling again... To me its the best use of Motion controlls the Wii had.
Its a shame more games didnt make use of motion controlls in that way imo.

In terms of "freshness" and new and enjoyable things, Id rate Mario Galaxy alot higher than Wii Sports too.
The motion controlls in Wii spots just never did much for me.



Metroid Prime and Resident Evil 4. Both fantastic evolutions in their respective franchises.

Metroid Prime managed to not only recreate the Metroid feel in 3D but using a first person perspective. The exploration is engrossing, the boss fights are spectacular and it's a pleasure to hunt for new abilities and power ups.

Resident Evil 4 updated a series that was getting stale, just by the intro you knew you were in for quite a ride. Having the villagers hunting you throughout the streets, up the stairs and the rooftops was exhilarating. The game is wonderfully paced, each location not overstaying its welcome, each new area bringing new challenges, the story was camp but enjoyable and Leon kicks ass.



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Resident Evil 4 and Final Fantasy XII to me.

Also, Modern Warfare.



 

 

 

 

 

If we're just going by what I think is the best game of the decade, then it's Final Fantasy IX without question. After that comes Valkyria Chronicles, Shadow of the Colossus, MGS3 and Final Fantasy X.

Most influential game is something completely different, and that would probably go to either GTA III, Modern Warfare, or World of Warcraft.



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Freedom Force is my personal favorite game of that decade.  I enjoyed the hell out it when I first played it.  It broke the "curse of the superhero game" that people don't even remember anymore, because there have been a ton of great superhero games since.  Most importantly the only other game remotely like it is the sequel, although I think the first game is better.  It's a really fun and amazing, one of a kind game.

If I were to pick most influential that is not necessarily my favorite it would probably be Wii Sports.  Minecraft is also a good contender, but it was released at the end of the decade and grew in popularity gradually, so it is more associated with the current decade.  Wii Sports basically defined the whole decade and generation 7 though.  It caused a major cultural phenomenon and even Sony and Microsoft had their own motion controls after a few years.

If I were to pick a game I really liked and was really popular it would be New Super Mario Bros Wii.  My family played that game for 500+ hours.  It was the first time I experienced multi-player 2D Mario.  And the Wii set a December sales record in the US the month after it was released.  It's such an awesome game in every way.



That's the sign calling for FFX, Wii Sports, Modern Warfare 2 and Super Mario Galaxy I see !



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My personal picks would be Uncharted 2, FFXII and Suikoden V. And to a lesser extent Shadow of the Colossus, DQVIII, Mario Galaxy and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
I enjoyed the hell out of each one of them and for me at least they meant much more than some other "influential" games of the time.