Name your favorite game in a series, and also the one you played first.

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  1. Soapy Registered

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    Something in another thread got me thinking... there's a common belief that your favorite game in a series is likely to be the first one you played. Of course that can't be 100% true, but I want to see how much truth there is in that idea.

    So I want you to think of ten series you like that have at least three games in them and type out the first game you played in a series, and then your favorite right underneath it.

    For example:

    Like that.
     
  2. TX85 Registered

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    1st Played-Super Mario Bros(SNES)
    Favorite-Super Mario 64

    1st Played-Sonic The Hedgehog
    Favorite-Sonic The Hedgehog 3

    1st Played-Mortal Kombat
    Favorite-Mortal Kombat 3

    1st Played-Street Fighter
    Favorite-Street Fighter 2

    1st Played-Grand Theft Auto III
    Favorite-Grand Theft Auto IV

    1st Played-Resident Evil
    Favorite-Resident Evil 5

    1st Played-WWF Smackdown!
    Favorite-Smackdown! Here Comes The Pain

    1st Played-Halo
    Favorite-Halo 3(haven't played 4 yet)

    1st Played-Gears of War
    Favorite-Gears of War 3

    1st Played-Uncharted
    Favorite-Uncharted 3

    1st Played-Mass Effect
    Favorite-Mass Effect 3
     
  3. Havok83 Registered

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    Metal Gear Solid 2
    Metal Gear Solid 3

    Final Fantasy X
    Final Fantasy X

    Mega Man 3
    Mega Man 3

    Grand Theft Auto 3
    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

    Fallout 3
    Fallout 3

    Zelda: A Link to the Past
    Zelda: A Link to the Past

    Uncharted
    Uncharted 2

    God of War 1
    God of War 1

    Sonic the Hedgehog 1
    Sonic the Hedgehog 3


    COD4
    COD4
     
  4. James Built from Lego

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    Grand Theft Auto (the top down one)
    GTA: San Andreas

    Fallout 3
    Fallout 3

    Mass Effect
    Mass Effect 2

    Hitman Blood Money
    Hitman Blood Money

    The Elder Scrolls Oblivion
    The Elder Scrolls Skyrim
     
  5. Jick Auxiliary Assistant

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    Resident Evil 2
    Resident Evil 4

    God of War
    God of War

    Super Mario World
    Super Mario Bros 3

    Uncharted 2
    Uncharted 2

    Marvel vs Capcom
    Marvel vs Capcom

    Sonic
    Sonic 2

    Megaman X
    Megaman X4

    Final Fantasy IX
    Final Fantasy VI Durge of Cerberus

    CoD 4 Modern Warfare
    CoD 4 Modern Warfare

    Mortal Kombat 3
    Mortal Kombat 9

    Yeah, not always the first game we play is our favorite.
     
  6. Electro UK Can't all be for nothing

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    Metal Gear Solid
    Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

    Metroid Prime
    Super Metroid

    Halo 3
    Halo 3

    Yakuza 3
    Yakuza 4

    The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
    The Legend of Zelda: the Ocarina of Time

    Killzone
    Killzone 2

    Fallout
    Fallout

    Resident Evil 4
    Resident Evil 4

    God of War
    God of War: Ghost of Sparta
     
  7. CoolCadaver49 Not a Hero...

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    Oblivion (First played)
    Skyrim (Favorite, by a very close margin)

    Mass Effect 1 (First played)
    Mass Effect 2 (Favorite)

    Left 4 Dead (First played)
    Left 4 Dead 2 (Favorite with the DLC from the 1st)

    Dead Space (First played)
    Dead Space (Favorite)

    Arkham Asylum (First played)
    Arkham City (Favorite)

    Call of Duty: World at War (First played)
    Call of Duty: Black Ops (Favorite)

    Fallout 3 (First played)
    Fallout: New Vegas (Favorite)
     
  8. ProjectPat2280 SELLING...PERFECTION

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    Uncharted: Drakes Fortune
    Uncharted: Among Thieves.

    Resident Evil 2
    Resident Evil(REmake)

    Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
    Hitman: Absolution

    Gears of War
    Gears of War 3

    Assassins Creed
    Assassins Creed

    Metal Gear Solid
    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

    Splinter Cell
    Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

    Grand Theft Auto III
    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
    Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

    Mass Effect
    Mass Effect 2

    Dead Space
    Dead Space 2

    Crysis 2
    Crysis 2
     
  9. Soapy Registered

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    Metal Gear Solid
    Metal Gear Solid 2

    Super Mario Bros.
    Super Mario Bros. 2

    Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

    Grand Theft Auto 2
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    Final Fantasy IV
    Final Fantasy VI

    Resident Evil
    REmake

    Mega Man 3
    Mega Man Legends

    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Halo: Combat Evolved

    Rainbow Six
    Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield
     
  10. Storm22 Registered

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    Assassins Creed 2
    Assassins Creed Brotherhood

    Uncharted
    Uncharted 2

    Batman Arkham Asylum
    Batman Arkham City

    Infamous
    Infamous 2

    Mass Effect
    Mass Effect 2
     
  11. Soapy Registered

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    Of the 75 answers so far*, there were 19 where the first game was also the favorite. Not at all close to a majority or even really, but not an insignificant number either.

    *Doesn't include the ones directly above this post.
     
  12. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You (P) (he/him/his)

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    That isn't exactly the belief or the theory. I idea is on iteration. Better, more well crafted games being scored lower because they are "too similar" to a past title in the series, even though in many objective ways it is better.
     
  13. Solidus Knights of Ren

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    Metal Gear
    Metal Gear Solid

    Final Fantasy
    Final Fantasy VII

    Castlevania
    Castlevania Symphony of the Night

    The Legend of Zelda
    The Legend of Zelda: OOT

    Metroid
    Metroid Prime/Super Metroid

    Doom
    Doom

    Super Mario Bros
    Super Mario World

    Baldur's Gate
    Baldur's Gate (There is more then 3 if you count the Console versions I guess)

    Resident Evil
    Resident Evil 2

    Star Wars Dark Forces
    Star Wars Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight

    Thief: The Dark Project
    Thief: The Dark Project

    Deus Ex
    Deus Ex

    Grand Theft Auto
    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall
    Elder Scrolls: Skyrim tied with Morrowind

    Fallout
    Fallout

    I'm sure there is more out there so many of my favorite series had less than 3 games like System Shock ect.
     
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    1st: GTAIV
    Fav: GTAIV

    1st: AC1
    Fav: AC2

    1st: Halo
    Fav: Halo 2

    1st: Elder Scrolls Morrowind
    Fav: Elder Scrolls Skyrim

    1st: Rainbow Six
    Fav: Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear

    1st: Ghost Recon
    Fav: Ghost Recon

    1st: Splinter Cell
    Fav: Splinter Cell

    1st: Freedom Force
    Fav: Freedom Force

    1st: Rock Band
    Fav: Rock Band 3

    1st: Forza Motorsport
    Fav: Forza Motorsport 4

    1st: Saints Row
    Fav: Saints Row 2

    1st: X-Men Legends
    Fav: Marvel Ultimate Alliance

    1st: Spider-Man (Activision)
    Fav: Spider-Man 2

    1st: Max Payne
    Fav: Max Payne 3

    1st: Fallout
    Fav: Fallout 3
     
  15. jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    Fallout:

    -Fallout 3
    -Fallout 3

    Silent Hill:

    -Silent Hill 2
    -Silent Hill 2

    Elder Scrolls

    -Oblivion
    -Skyrim

    Dark Forces:

    -Dark Forces II
    -Jedi Outcast

    Grand Theft Auto

    -Vice City
    -San Andreas
     
  16. dude stannis Registered

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    Assassin's Creed
    Tie Assassin's Creed II and Brotherhood.

    Batman: Arkham Asyluam
    Tie.

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    Doom 2
    Doom 2

    Fallout 3
    Fallout: New Vegas

    Kane & Lynch
    Kane & Lynch

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
     
  17. KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    First Played
    Favorite

    Silent Hill
    Silent Hill 2

    Mortal Kombat
    MK Armageddon

    Metal Gear Solid
    Metal Gear Solid 3

    Final Fantasy VII
    FFX

    Dead Space
    Dead Space 2

    Fallout 3
    Fallout New Vegas

    Assassins Creed
    Assassins Creed II

    Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion
    Elder Scrolls Skyrim

    Lego Star Wars
    Lego Star Wars the Complete Saga

    Mass Effect
    Mass Effect (I love the Mako sections and don't care what anyone says)

    GTA (the original)
    GTA San Andreas

    Max Payne
    I and II are tied

    Alien Vs Predator (Gameboy)
    AVP2 Gold (PC)

    Resident Evil Directors cut
    Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

    Star Wars Battlefront
    Star Wars Battlefront (I want BFIII)
     
  18. Electro UK Can't all be for nothing

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    A man after my own heart :up:
     
  19. James Built from Lego

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    You and 6 billion other people :D I still play SWBF2 from time to time!
     
  20. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Final Fantasy VII
    Final Fantasy VIII

    Street Fighter
    Street Fighter II / Street Fighter Vs Tekken

    Mass Effect
    Mass Effect 2

    Uncharted
    Uncharted III

    God of War
    God of War III

    Assassin's Creed
    Assassin's Creed II

    Wipeout
    Wipeout 2097

    Resident Evil
    Resident Evil/RE2

    Tomb Raider
    Tomb Raider

    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (campaign)

    Super Mario Bros
    Super Mario World

    Halo: CE
    Halo 4

    Gears of War
    All 3
     
  21. Soapy Registered

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    Do people still play that online?
     
  22. X Knight Straight Edge

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    1st - Final Fantasy VII
    Fav - Final Fantasy VII
     
  23. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    I'll try to stick to the rule, at least the "three games in a series" part

    Street Fighter
    1st Played: Street Fighter 2: Champion's Edition
    Favorite entry in the SFII series: SSF2 Turbo Edition
    Favorite game in the series: Street Fighter EX2 plus

    Mortal Kombat
    1st Played: MK1
    Favorite: I have 4 favorites, maybe equally. I'll go with MK4 for being liberated in 3D fights, projectiles, and the great training mode giving the ability to take the fight to utmost brutality

    Tekken
    1st Played: Tekken 3
    Favorite: Tekken 5

    Resident Evil (cause, it's my favorite game series)
    1st Played: Resident Evil 2
    Favorite: Resident Evil 4

    Assassin's Creed
    1st Played: Assassin's Creed 2
    Favorite: Brotherhood

    Super Mario World (Gameboy)
    1st Played is first
    Favorite: Mario 7

    Tomb Raider
    1st Played: TR2
    Favorite: Legend

    Final Fantasy
    1st Played: VIII
    Favorite: X

    King of Fighters
    1st Played: 1996
    Favorite: 2003

    Sonic the Hedgehog
    1st played: Sonic 2
    Favorite: Sonic 3 & Knuckles (combining the 2 games from 1994)
     
  24. James Built from Lego

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    Maybe on PC, I'm not sure. On Xbox you can't play it online anymore, but I sure would if it was supported.
     
  25. masterthehero Superheroine Book Author

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    1st: Super Mario Bros (NES)
    Fav: Super Mario Bros 3 and Mario 64

    1st: Metal Gear Solid
    Fav: Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater

    1st: Ninja Gaiden (NES)
    Fav: Ninja Gaiden (NES)

    1st: Resident Evil (Playstation)
    Fav: Resident Evil (Playstation)

    1st: Final Fantasy II (IV in Japan, SNES)
    Fav: Final Fantasy VII

    1st: Rome Total War
    Fav: Rome Total War

    1st: Legend of Zelda (NES)
    Fav: Legend of Zelda - A Link to the past (SNES)

    1st: Street Fighter II (SNES)
    Fav: Street Fighter II The New Challengers

    1st: Final Fight (SNES)
    Fav: Final Fight 3 (SNES)

    1st: Castlevania
    Fav: Super Castlevania IV (favorite Castlevania game of all time)
     

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