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    Definitely The Yakuza series would be The Closest to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost-Rhayne View Post
    No way! It isn't just nostalgia I think. FF7 is just a $#@!ing solid RPG. The story was epic, characters are all awesome, the world is expansive, the magic system is cool, the music is AMAZING and there are some of the coolest minigames in any RPG game (choco breeding for example). FF7 checked all the boxes. ;D

    OT: nothing has come close imo.
    Looking back it was nostalgia for me. I can't look at the game the same anymore when it's been surpassed not only within the FF franchise but by other games in general. The block characters are terrible. No voice overs. I just have a hard time getting immersed in it these days. The story and characters were good, i'll give you that. I just can't call it one of my top games anymore when i've played much better. I guess it was just never my favorite even though i played through it probably 10 times like everyone else.

    It's still an awesome game though. That's the beauty of the Final Fantasy series. Even your least favorite games within the franchise are still great games. Everyone has their favorite. For me it's FFX and FFVIII.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ixion View Post
    Perhaps Call of Duty 4? First-person shooters are nothing new, but the overall formula this game used was imitated more than anything else this generation. This is definitely the defining game of the current generation, even though it's due to excellent refinement instead of strong innovation.


    None of the aforementioned games brought a niche genre to the mainstream, so we can cross that out. If I had to choose one game, it would be COD4. It's the most popular and the most influential game of this generation, and even though it doesn't create the sense of attachement through storytelling, world, and music, like with Final Fantasy, it creates attachement through addicting multiplayer.
    That's an interesting point, I've never looked at it that way.

    Because while MP was popular, it was still very much a niche market. Until COD4 popularised it.

    Hmm, very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    That's an interesting point, I've never looked at it that way.

    Because while MP was popular, it was still very much a niche market. Until COD4 popularised it.

    Hmm, very interesting.
    I guess COD4 brought FPS games to a new level of popularity, but with games like Halo, Doom, Half-Life, Medal of Honor, etc, it was already pretty damn popular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ixion View Post
    I guess COD4 brought FPS games to a new level of popularity, but with games like Halo, Doom, Half-Life, Medal of Honor, etc, it was already pretty damn popular.
    No I agree. Especially Halo/2. It was widespread, but nowhere near before COD4's release.

    But as you said, it really did explode when that game came out.

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    Shooters were pretty big as early as the Goldeneye 007 days. You just didn't know it because it wasn't the internet age.

    But yeah, online gaming and Call of Duty 4 made shooters what they are today. It's the one game that everyone is trying to copy.


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    I'm quite sure call of duty 4 copied counter-strike's simple game mechanics, because they knew it would be popular.

    it's just the difference in themes that makes it less obvious.

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    In retrospect , I'd have to say Uncharted 2. I remember how thrilled and impressed I was with that game. Usually it's been RPG's that take that top spot for me, but the only one I want, the devs refuse to release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ixion View Post
    I guess COD4 brought FPS games to a new level of popularity, but with games like Halo, Doom, Half-Life, Medal of Honor, etc, it was already pretty damn popular.
    You make a really good point. Although this whole argument of what game is like FFVII is kind of odd as the discussion leans towards what the defining game has been

    COD4 really is a game that helped define and change for that matter, the rest of the generation. You're right there was heaps of popular FPS games around, but they just didn't reach the popular mass appeal that COD has now. People who have never touched game before play COD - and possibly move into other games and genres as well. COD4 in particular was a huge game changer this gen.

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    There is probably no game that has equaled FFVII in terms of exacting the same kind of impressions on the generation (I'd argue Metal Gear Solid was up there with FFVII, but I digress). All the most praised games of our generation are moreso known for their revolutionary elements rather than being revolutionary as complete games. For example, everyone seems to love Uncharted, but everyone also loves to name that one other game that's "just as good" or something. And it's usually a different game from person to person.

    I'd say the closest is CoD4 (with UC2 as a close second), though. But again, FFVII's impact during its time is beyond what any game this generation has done, IMO.
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    Heck I still pop in CoD4 sometimes and play it!

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    The only 2 released games that could be considered, I think, are Cod4 and Uncharted 2.


    I think (and I hope) that The Last of Us will be this game though. The strides it is making with AI-interaction will be hugely influential, imo.


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    ^Yeah, TLOU looks promising. The best part is, it already seems to have serious potential and they haven't even shown us gameplay with the main enemies yet (those broccoli-headed things that seem sort of like zombies).

    I think could be a contender, too. We'll see.
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    I'm assuming that the OP is saying which game has created a significant impact for you just like how VII did for millions. To me, this generation was easily Uncharted 2. I just couldn't believe what Naughty Dog had shown on E3 and the satisfying impression I had after playing it.







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    you nailed Arkham City, that game was just amazing, platinumed it and i still want more

    Besides that maybe MGS4, Uncharted 2 and i can't really see anything else that can compare to that FF7 feel of awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    Nothing.
    Well, that takes care of this thread!


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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    Nothing.
    That's exactly what I said

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    I'm curious to know what's the "FFVII" of the last generation.

    This generation is not over and you can only know years later if the games stood the test of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naxi View Post
    I'm curious to know what's the "FFVII" of the last generation.
    Grand Theft Auto 3 made a huge impact in the industry.







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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    Nothing.

    I agree, nothing for me either. i will add that while there were some good games this gen., I found this gen of consoles very underwhelming including PC games starting from 2006 to now

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    Honestly?...nothing. I don't think anything will live up to that plateau for me ever again quite frankly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave-The-Rave View Post
    Honestly?...nothing. I don't think anything will live up to that plateau for me ever again quite frankly.
    This is how I feel with FFX, as that was not only my first Final Fantasy, but my first RPG. It was a mind-opening experience.

    I was hoping FFXIII would be the game that finally matched that type of experience, but that didn't come close for me either.

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    FF versus 13. ohhh but could it have been? Maybe in 2014 we will find out.
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    I honestly don't think any game of any franchise will ever reach that level that those games did in the PSone gen. Everything was new and never done before during the PSone generation. The games that get released in this gen are always compared to those and instantly fail because the impact is not as big as it was then. Everything has been done so it will be hard to almost impossible for developers to give us the mind-blowing experiences that we got in the past.
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