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What is your favorite franchise under Microsoft tender loving care?

Halo 16 22.54%
 
The Elder Scrolls 15 21.13%
 
Gears of War 10 14.08%
 
Banjo-Kazooie 4 5.63%
 
Forza 2 2.82%
 
Fallout 4 5.63%
 
Minecraft 3 4.23%
 
Killer Instinct 2 2.82%
 
Fable 4 5.63%
 
Other 11 15.49%
 
Total:71

Halo, still regarded as my favorite franchise despite 343’s fumbles. Halo CE-Reach are some of the best FPS games. Sea of thieves is probably my favorite from this gen. Gears/Fable/Forza are all solid. The best thing is all the new games coming from MS first party. Grounded, Avowed, Everwild, all these games got potential.

Not including Bethesda yet, but Fallout would also be in my top franchises.



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For some reason I never played AoE3, not sure why, maybe I remember a lot of people saying it was nowhere near as good as the first two, then over time I forgot about it. I'm sure even my potato of a laptop could run it, maybe I should give it a go sometime.



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curl-6 said:

For some reason I never played AoE3, not sure why, maybe I remember a lot of people saying it was nowhere near as good as the first two, then over time I forgot about it. I'm sure even my potato of a laptop could run it, maybe I should give it a go sometime.

It is definitely not as good as the first two games, Ensemble tried to direct the franchise into a different direction... It was good, it just wasn't amazing.

I remember back in the late 90's firing up the original age of empires and playing online via dial-up 33.6k on zone.com with giant 8-player FFA matches, 1,600 total units, while other kids were just starting to taste console split-screen gaming.

I do have rose tinted glasses with the AoE franchise which means I didn't look at AoE 3 as fondly, I recognize that bias, so it's not as bad, right? :P



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Pemalite said:
curl-6 said:

For some reason I never played AoE3, not sure why, maybe I remember a lot of people saying it was nowhere near as good as the first two, then over time I forgot about it. I'm sure even my potato of a laptop could run it, maybe I should give it a go sometime.

It is definitely not as good as the first two games, Ensemble tried to direct the franchise into a different direction... It was good, it just wasn't amazing.

I remember back in the late 90's firing up the original age of empires and playing online via dial-up 33.6k on zone.com with giant 8-player FFA matches, 1,600 total units, while other kids were just starting to taste console split-screen gaming.

I do have rose tinted glasses with the AoE franchise which means I didn't look at AoE 3 as fondly, I recognize that bias, so it's not as bad, right? :P

Yeah I've got plenty of fond memories of AoE back in the day as well, either playing multiplayer with friends in the school computer lab, or just spending hours creating insane scenarios in the level builder. 

So what was this new direction they took withy 3 that sets it so apart from 1 and 2?



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curl-6 said:
Pemalite said:

It is definitely not as good as the first two games, Ensemble tried to direct the franchise into a different direction... It was good, it just wasn't amazing.

I remember back in the late 90's firing up the original age of empires and playing online via dial-up 33.6k on zone.com with giant 8-player FFA matches, 1,600 total units, while other kids were just starting to taste console split-screen gaming.

I do have rose tinted glasses with the AoE franchise which means I didn't look at AoE 3 as fondly, I recognize that bias, so it's not as bad, right? :P

Yeah I've got plenty of fond memories of AoE back in the day as well, either playing multiplayer with friends in the school computer lab, or just spending hours creating insane scenarios in the level builder. 

So what was this new direction they took withy 3 that sets it so apart from 1 and 2?

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I'm in minority here I picked killer Instinct since I love creating combo's in fighting games . I really enjoyed Halo combat evolved and halo 3, enjoyed fable 2 , and Forza series along with Gears 2 and 3 but I'll pick Killer instinct since That's my favorite genre.



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TomaTito said:

Easy, Age of Empires.

My copy of the games, back when PC was still physical.



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I didn't play on Xbox since the first one but I really liked Fable. A game that was exclusive, probably not owned by Microsoft, and I would like to try is Alan Wake.



Gears of War for me!