What is your favorite video game series?
I wanted to select Halo but Halo and Elder Scrolls have a very close run.
Also you really need to put STALKER on there. One of the greatest series' of all time.
Sorry but I have no idea what STALKER even is. I actually thought of a couple I wish I would have included after hitting submit.
I don't really know. I'll easily claim fandom of individual games, but as the Metroid series has shown me, claiming that one entire series is, always has been, and always will be better than everything else isn't really something I want to do. Clouds my judgement of quality and all that.
Still, thus far I'd say Metroid if you exclude Other M and Hunters. You also excluded Mega Man and Donkey Kong Country and, well, a metric shitton of other stuff that should be in there. I'd say a poll was a bad idea.
@FluxWaveZ: Persona was one that I wished I would have included after hitting submit. I also regretted leaving off Devil May Cry, Fallout, and Price of Persia. I also didn't think of any handheld exclusive or PC exclusive games because I rarely play them. I also didn't include a lot of niche series because either I didn't think of them or didn't figure anybody would pick them. These are the big console titles with at least 1 release in the last few years.
@GTCknight: YOU MUST ANSWER IT!!!!!!!!!!!! As stated there was no way I was going to get all game series and these are probably the biggest AAA titles still being released and that may should have been the title what is your favorite AAA series instead of just favorite series.
@Marcsman: I know and the funny thing is that I like Fallout better than 90% of the games I put on there but I just forgot it.
@sopranosfan: I answered it for you. My choice is Halo. Although that's primarily because I'm a Bungie fan. They have always made great games and they actually listen to their fans, even going so far as to partake in fan made events. They even made a special room in halo-reach for their fans as a thank you.
Note: You still have time to add those three games plus STALKER in your list.
@Nightriff: You are probably correct about Mario games being the best selling. I was just thinking of every time a Call of Duty game is released they talk about it making the most money from a game in a week, then in a month. But I forgot that owning a Nintendo system means it is pretty much mandatory to buy a Mario game.
Man, that's a hard question. There a lot of series that I grew up with like Metroid and Zelda that I sort of fell out of love with due to not owning a Nintendo console for several generations. Then there are the BioWare series like Dragon and Age and Mass Effect that I enjoyed a lot initially but where the quality took a nose dive in subsequent entries. Same goes for Final Fantasy - a lot of good memories but it's never been a consistently good series.
So . . . Elder Scrolls, maybe? I've played every one since Morrowind and that's the only series that I've consistently had fun with without a bad game or two breaking the rhythm.
The Yakuza series as far as I've played it (3-5) has been consistently great for me. I also really like the Modern Warfare trilogy, though as a whole the COD series has had to many downs for me to call it my favorite series.
The Blackwell series is also great from start to finish, and if mafia 3 turns out as good as I hope, that might be another contender.
- Ratchet & Clank
- Sly Cooper
- Metroid Prime (Super is the superior game, but the Primes are more consistently good than base Metroid.)
- Igavania (linear Castlevanias not so much)
At least as far as series that have been consistently good are concerned. There are some other franchises, like Zelda and Final Fantasy, that have some entries that are some of my favorite games ever, and others that are some hot garbage (I'm looking at you Skyward Sword and XIII trilogy!)
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