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I choose...

Doom 2016 12 38.71%
 
Wolfenstein The New Order 2 6.45%
 
Far Cry 3 1 3.23%
 
Bioshock Infinite 5 16.13%
 
Black Ops 2 0 0.00%
 
Modern Warfare 3 1 3.23%
 
Killzone 3 0 0.00%
 
Halo Reach 4 12.90%
 
Overwatch 1 3.23%
 
Other 5 16.13%
 
Total:31

For me it's a toss-up between Halo: Reach and Doom 2016. If I had to choose, I'd lean towards Reach. It was an incredibly content-rich game, with some great level design in Campaign, solid AI, and a multiplayer mode that was incredibly fun with more core gametypes than any other Halo game to date. Doom was still an amazingly fun experience, however. It combined the best of classic Doom with some more modern innovations, and I loved how the Glory Kill mechanic kept the action fast and furious and encouraged aggressive play.



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This is making me realise how comparatively few I've played, especially in recent years. Definitely have to give a shout-out to Halo Reach and Halo 4. I know a lot of people really didn't like the latter but, for me at least, it had the right mix mix of old Halo with modern tweaks, such as loadouts saving the need to comb a map for your favourite weapon. Halo 5 butchered this for me.

Also one for Battlefield 3, which was fun and felt different on it's release. Yes, EA have over-done it since but this one hit the sweet spot for me. Unfortunately a lot of those things that made me enjoy it gradually disappeared through the following instalments.

Overall though, Doom is my pick. Despite being a very arcadey shooter, you still have to think about what you're doing otherwise you get slaughtered.



mjk45 said:
curl-6 said:

To use the Alien/Aliens example, I'd say Bioshock 2's problem was not doing enough that was new. It would be like if the sequel to Alien was yet another story about a lone Alien aboard an industrial space ship. No matter how well made it was, it wouldn't feel as fresh as Aliens did with its change of setting, scenario, and style.

That's the point Aliens had to go that route and left the space ship, unfortunately Bioshock 2 was  hamstrung in where they could go since Bioshock is the story of rapture' the ideology that drove it and it's collapse into drug fueled madness, very few games are so tied to a particular setting. most have a central hero who can be moved to where ever you want, any way it was only bought up to show how hard it can be to go back to the same story ,  the real point and I come back to it again is expectation , I feel that if people rather than enjoying another journey through rapture with a great protagonist, simply  expected to be enthralled the same way the second time their expectations were skewed. It was never going to be the second coming of bioshock. 

That's ok' after all we on this site still hope for megaton reveals every E3 even though history tells a different story, my whole point is and it's never been about defending the game or denying a lack of wow but being critical of people using that lack without any real context.

Even if we set aside expectations though, it can't really be denied that due to the familiar setting Bioshock 2 didn't quite have the originality or mystery that 1 and Infinite had. And I say this as someone who thoroughly enjoyed 2 and considers it underrated.



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Reach for it's campaign and firefight modes. Both were superb.



I voted for Wolfie.



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curl-6 said:
mjk45 said:

That's the point Aliens had to go that route and left the space ship, unfortunately Bioshock 2 was  hamstrung in where they could go since Bioshock is the story of rapture' the ideology that drove it and it's collapse into drug fueled madness, very few games are so tied to a particular setting. most have a central hero who can be moved to where ever you want, any way it was only bought up to show how hard it can be to go back to the same story ,  the real point and I come back to it again is expectation , I feel that if people rather than enjoying another journey through rapture with a great protagonist, simply  expected to be enthralled the same way the second time their expectations were skewed. It was never going to be the second coming of bioshock. 

That's ok' after all we on this site still hope for megaton reveals every E3 even though history tells a different story, my whole point is and it's never been about defending the game or denying a lack of wow but being critical of people using that lack without any real context.

Even if we set aside expectations though, it can't really be denied that due to the familiar setting Bioshock 2 didn't quite have the originality or mystery that 1 and Infinite had. And I say this as someone who thoroughly enjoyed 2 and considers it underrated.

I'm  not sure you've followed my argument setting aside expectation leaves us with nothing because people's expectation is exactly what I've been talking about, about the rest I have agreed about lack of originality' I stated that before just like you, It's setting and storyline  pretty much precluded that my disappointment has always been with the criticism it received not being set against any critical thought as to why that's so.

Last edited by mjk45 - on 21 December 2018

Well, looks like Doom 2016 is by far the winner democratically speaking.

With another year of the 2010s left, perhaps its own successor Doom Eternal will take the throne.

All in all, while there haven't been quite as many FPS classics this decade as in the 2000s or 90s in my opinion, there's still been a lot of truly great ones.

mjk45 said:
curl-6 said:

Even if we set aside expectations though, it can't really be denied that due to the familiar setting Bioshock 2 didn't quite have the originality or mystery that 1 and Infinite had. And I say this as someone who thoroughly enjoyed 2 and considers it underrated.

I'm  not sure you've followed my argument setting aside expectation leaves us with nothing because people's expectation is exactly what I've been talking about, about the rest I have agreed about lack of originality' I stated that before just like you, It's setting and storyline  pretty much precluded that my disappointment has always been with the criticism it received not being set against any critical thought as to why that's so.

So basically we're more or less in agreement.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:

Well, looks like Doom 2016 is by far the winner democratically speaking.

With another year of the 2010s left, perhaps its own successor Doom Eternal will take the throne.

All in all, while there haven't been quite as many FPS classics this decade as in the 2000s or 90s in my opinion, there's still been a lot of truly great ones.

mjk45 said:

I'm  not sure you've followed my argument setting aside expectation leaves us with nothing because people's expectation is exactly what I've been talking about, about the rest I have agreed about lack of originality' I stated that before just like you, It's setting and storyline  pretty much precluded that my disappointment has always been with the criticism it received not being set against any critical thought as to why that's so.

So basically we're more or less in agreement.

It may have taken us a few day's to get to that obvious conclusion, but if went with the obvious we would have missed out on a tale, that went from rapture to pizza  into space with aliens and even included a smattering of zombies what more could we want.