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Old 09-14-2019, 08:43 AM   #1
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Best Game In A Game Series

What do you think is the best(or at least your favorite) game in a game series/franchise?

Ones that come to mind for me are...

Final Fantasy VI
Dragon Quest VIII
Breath of Fire 3
Super Metroid
Super Mario Brothers 3
Castlevania Symphony of The Night
Legend of Zelda
Resident Evil 2
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Mega Man 2
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:44 AM   #2
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I'd agree with a lot of that list.

I think Final Fantasy VII and X are fantastic entries, though, and they do deserve the love they get.

Mega Man 2 and Symphony of the Night are candidates for GOAT, in my opinion. Those games just knock it out of the ballpark.

I'd throw Pokemon Gold and Silver in there. Those games were top notch.

Also, I'd change LoZ to OoT. But that's just me.
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:22 PM   #3
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What is Oot?
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:31 PM   #4
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What do you think is the best(or at least your favorite) game in a game series/franchise?

Ones that come to mind for me are...

Final Fantasy VI
Dragon Quest VIII
Breath of Fire 3
Super Metroid
Super Mario Brothers 3
Castlevania Symphony of The Night
Legend of Zelda
Resident Evil 2
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Mega Man 2
I respect that list.

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What is Oot?
Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64).

For me...

Final Fantasy IV
Zelda: A Link to the Past
Ultima VII: The Black Gate
Dragon Quest/Warrior... gah... it's between III or IV. So, so good. I'd probably give it to IV.
Super Mario Galaxy
Castlevania: Bloodlines
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Now I'll get a little more obscure...

Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom
Leisure Suit Larry II: Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Police Quest III: The Kindred
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire
Space Quest V: The Spinal Frontier
Emperor: Battle for Dune
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Old 09-21-2019, 01:58 PM   #5
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Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. 3 (only counting the NES games)
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:13 PM   #6
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For Zelda, I going with common ground and saying a Link to the past was the best game in the series.
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Old 12-17-2019, 12:36 PM   #7
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This is hard, since I haven't played every single entry of any video game series, but I'll try:

Zelda: A Link to the Past
Mega Man: Mega Man 2
Mario: Hard to say, but I'll go with SMB3
Star Fox: Star Fox 64
Sonic: Sonic Mania
Street Fighter Third Strike
King of Fighters KOF 2002
Civilization Civ IV
Smash Bros.: Ultimate
Mario Kart: MK8 Deluxe
Donkey Kong: DKC2
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Old 12-17-2019, 01:18 PM   #8
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This is hard, since I haven't played every single entry of any video game series, but I'll try:

Zelda: A Link to the Past
Mega Man: Mega Man 2
Mario: Hard to say, but I'll go with SMB3
Star Fox: Star Fox 64
Sonic: Sonic Mania
Street Fighter Third Strike
King of Fighters KOF 2002
Civilization Civ IV
Smash Bros.: Ultimate
Mario Kart: MK8 Deluxe
Donkey Kong: DKC2
How can you put 3rd strike over 2? 2 was so great, there still making "New" Street Fighter 2 games to this very day.
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Old 12-19-2019, 12:02 AM   #9
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can't believe no one has mentioned the TMNT series yet.

TMNT: Manhattan Project is the correct answer of course!
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Old 12-19-2019, 12:06 AM   #10
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The only TMNT game worth playing (that I've actually played) is the first one on NES. Not perfect, but they actually tried to do some diverse sh*t there and that was pretty big for a NES game. You can swap out Turtles, you can drive the Turtle Van, you can swim around.

The rest of the Konami games are all like the same game, the same Final Fight clone. Boring.
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Old 12-19-2019, 12:22 AM   #11
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The only TMNT game worth playing (that I've actually played) is the first one on NES. Not perfect, but they actually tried to do some diverse sh*t there and that was pretty big for a NES game. You can swap out Turtles, you can drive the Turtle Van, you can swim around.

The rest of the Konami games are all like the same game, the same Final Fight clone. Boring.

For me the best Turtles game is the arcade game. And no not that lame Nes version. The real Arcade game, 4 players, double battle with Bebop and Rockstandy, who kills the most foot members gets a kiss from April lol.
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Old 12-19-2019, 12:39 AM   #12
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But they were all fun to play, though, especially with friends. The first TMNT game may have been a lot bigger and more diverse, but it definitely, definitely wasn't fun for every second of the experience like Turtles In Time was, for example.

It's like Final Fantasy VII... great game, love it, but it tried to do too much, in places. They had turn-based combat, but they also had Chocobo racing and snowboarding and Road Rash-style motorcycle combat and even a breeding simulator. Those extra things all added a couple dozen hours to the gameplay (albeit some of them were optional) but they weren't always fun. They added diversity but more than anything they were padding. Definitely not the best part of the game. One could argue they didn't need to bother with some of it. The game may have been even better if it had maintained a tighter focus.

I'm not against respecting a collection of ideas put together with an ultimately mediocre execution, but at the same time there's a lot to be said for a singular idea executed well.

I'unno, I've given the NES game a thousand chances and I've never liked it. It's generally pointless to play as anyone but Donatello, for one thing, except when you have to "sacrifice" someone on purpose just to plow through one of the super-cheap parts and keep playing the damn game. Everyone bitches about the Dam level and the seaweed, but that's not even a big deal. The problem is unless you've got a guide or already spent years running in circles and have every manhole maze memorized, you can easily just spend hours going nowhere and making no progress. It's just a very "anti-player" video game. It isn't what it needed to be for something that was ostensibly aimed at 6-year olds. This is purely anecdotal, but I personally knew not one single kid who had the patience to finish that game or even play halfway through it, and most people I know who did finish it didn't do so until they were pretty much adults (usually using emulators with Save states and cheat codes).

Say what you will about II, III, and Turtles In Time, but that's what people really wanted in a TMNT game. They didn't reinvent the wheel but they perfected a proven formula. They were simple fun, A-to-the-Z. Ask 1000 people who played them what they think of those games, and nobody would say they broke any new ground but every single person would say they were fun games. You would not get such a unanimous reaction in favor of the first NES game. Probably split pretty even.

The most fun I personally had playing a TMNT game was most likely either Turtles in Time or The Manhattan Project, even though Turtles In Time is an incredibly short and easy game. As far as hours of investment along with being a mostly-fun experience, Tournament Fighters for SNES probably offers the most bang for the buck. A person generally won't breeze through it (definitely not on the higher difficulty settings) but it's not incredibly frustrating, nor boring, and it plays way better than most SFII clones. "Best TMNT Game"? I don't know if I'd go that far, but a reasonable case could definitely be made for that one, sure. If someone told me that was their favorite TMNT game I wouldn't argue with them.

Another game I had a ton of fun with, although I definitely think it's got some problems, was the first 2003 series TMNT game, on the Gamecube. A few tweaks and that could've easily been a contender for Best TMNT Game. It's still pretty good, though.
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How can you put 3rd strike over 2? 2 was so great, there still making "New" Street Fighter 2 games to this very day.
SF2 was definitely more financially successful and left a bigger legacy than 3rd Strike, but 3rd Strike is the best SF game gameplay wise. The reason why SFIII was a commercial failure was because of two factors:

1) 3D fighters and 3D games oin general overtaking 2D fighters in the mid-late 90s.
2) Lack of iconic characters. Chun-Li wasn't even in the vanilla version of SFIII or Second Impact.

Third Strike is very fluid and offers the best online/competitive experience of any other SF game I've played. Shame it doesn't have Cammy, M. Bison, Sagat, Dhalsim or Guile; but it's a great game nonetheless.

SF2 is definitely iconic and the most influential fighting game of all time, but it feels a bit "stiff" and "cheap" compared to Third Strike gameplay wise.
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SF2 was definitely more financially successful and left a bigger legacy than 3rd Strike, but 3rd Strike is the best SF game gameplay wise. The reason why SFIII was a commercial failure was because of two factors:

1) 3D fighters and 3D games oin general overtaking 2D fighters in the mid-late 90s.
2) Lack of iconic characters. Chun-Li wasn't even in the vanilla version of SFIII or Second Impact.

Third Strike is very fluid and offers the best online/competitive experience of any other SF game I've played. Shame it doesn't have Cammy, M. Bison, Sagat, Dhalsim or Guile; but it's a great game nonetheless.

SF2 is definitely iconic and the most influential fighting game of all time, but it feels a bit "stiff" and "cheap" compared to Third Strike gameplay wise.
I'm just curious, but how do you feel SF3 is better than, say, SF5 or SF4?
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Old 12-20-2019, 01:54 PM   #15
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I'm just curious, but how do you feel SF3 is better than, say, SF5 or SF4?
Can't comment on SF5 since I haven't played that one yet.

I personally feel that focus attacks and FADCs weren't needed features in a Street Fighter game. FADCs in particular being quite daunting for a lot of players to pull, especially in competitive fighting. But other than that, SF4 is a great game and whether you think its better than TS or not is only a meter or personal opinion. Both are the best in the series, imo.

I just feel that fights flow better in 3rd Strike than any other SF game I've played and I also like the parrying system the game has.

And btw, by SF3 I mean 3rd Strike only. Not the vanilla version or Second Impact.
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