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And why, people, why. I want to hear your thoughts! :P

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

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If I'm going with the game I enjoyed most, it would be SOCOM II on PS2. Amazing gameplay, tons of content. Played hundreds and hundreds of "clan wars" on GameBattles.

If it's the game I think was the most influential, probably GTA III? I still remember getting that game not expecting anything. IIRC I got it during one of the Toys R Us B2G1 that used to be so hugely popular. I think I also got MGS2 in that sale. What a haul. Set the standard for open world games and GTA V is still just stupid popular to this day.

Halo: Combat Evolved was my GotD for the 00s. It was not only one of the most revolutionary FPS titles ever, but the campaign remains my favorite single-player FPS experience ever. I still play it on a highly regular basis. The multiplayer hasn't aged nearly as well (though that could just be the MCC), but the campaign still holds up very well for me.

And just for the hell of it, here's the rest of my Top 10 for the 00s:

2) Super Mario Galaxy
3) BioShock
4) Perfect Dark
5) Mega Man 9
6) The Wind Waker
7) New Super Mario Bros. Wii
8) Halo 2
9) Halo 3: ODST
10) Shadow of the Colossus

1. Super Mario Galaxy
2. Everything else

Hardware Comparison Threads:

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2019 vs. 2020

Think I'm going to have to give Twilight Princess the edge over The Wind Waker. I find the game world and atmosphere really absorbing, plus the dungeons and bosses are fantastic. Sailing around, doing side quests and looking for treasure and islands in The Wind Waker is one of my favourite experiences in gaming though.

Shout out to Resident Evil 4, which I have played constantly since release, and Super Mario Galaxy, which is the last game that kept me up til 3am because it had me utterly hooked.

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Half Life 2 and Halo Combat Evolved. Tough choice.

Mario Galaxy.

It's a simple matter of fun combined with a sense of wonder. Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl are equal in fun, but they lack that sense of wonder. Oblivion has the wonder, but isn't anywhere near as fun.

Too hard of a choice to make for me.
Kotor, Mass Effect, Dragon age Origins, Demons Souls, Kingdom Hearts 2, Persona 4, Dragon Quest VIII, and Metal Gear Solid 3 all have a huge place in my heart.

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic.

One of the greatest stories in gaming, the best story in Star Wars, supertight gameplay with perfect controls and characterization, memorable locales and characters and more good stuff. They don’t make ‘em like they used to.

So many great titles to just mention one.

Resident Evil 4
Shenmue 1-2
Metroid Prime
Fable II
Super Mario Galaxy
Uncharted 2 ~ Among Thieves
The Legend of Zelda ~ The Wind Waker
The Legend of Zelda ~ Twilight Princess
Dragon Quest VIII ~ Journey of the Cursed King
Final Fantasy XII
Gran Turismo 4

And plenty others that don’t pop to my mind right now...

Now, those aren’t on my list but the most influentials are most likely World of Warcraft, Half Life 2 and Grand Theft Auto III.

Last edited by Hynad - on 16 January 2020