Yar, is a simple question, no?[/russianvoice]
So yeah, what is your favorite video game series EVER, and why? Or a few of them...
Personally, mine is Metal Gear Solid. I've played all of them on the PS, Ps2, PsP and of course, the PS3. I've never played a second of Metal Gear I couldn't enjoy over and over, and I can even find fun in MGS compared to even modern titles. The mix of sneaking and shooting, with insanely dramatic story lines and complex, but also easy to understand plots make MGS more like a great book/movie than a video game, but also keeps that core sense of importance on every mission.
Added, the voice acting has never been less than extremely great, and the soundtracks really hit you deep with a sense of understanding for Snake's missions, and the pain that comes with them.
A very close 2nd is SOCOM US Navy SEALs for me. I've loved SOCOM ever since release on the Ps2. The single player, although kinda linear and limited, I think really defined the combination of stealth play and a great shooter. By far the best shooter in my opinion, the mechanics of combat for SOCOM have never fallen 2nd place to anything. With the multiplayer being the REAL breakthrough SOCOM made on the Ps2, and team work based styles, I never get bored with even SOCOM 1 and SOCOM 2.
Great visuals and sound, and compelling although limited single players added to the greatness of the online play. I was very skeptical about Slant Six's idea of Online only, and in reality I can't find differences in SOCOM Confrontation between SOCOM 2. Except the lack of a single player, and better graphics, plus way to many COD4 players(Grenades and GL's everywhere...holy crap you wouldn't believe it >_>). But that aside, I'm fairly happy about Confrontation, but its still hardly worth the long wait when they just come up with the limited amount of stuff in Confrontation. A few maps, most of which are based on previous schematics and, of course, the same guns, but unfortunately fewer of them, which is very displeasing. No SR-25 makes DA a VERY unhappy camper, I'm such a good sniper too :(
Anyways lol, favorite game discussions and stuff BEGIN NAO!