List your favorite console by generation. You can use Wikipedia as a guide if you like. List why.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_home_video...
1: N/A (Pong, pong and more Pong! I only owned the Odyssey 300 and it was crap)
2: Magnavox Odyssey^2 (Homer pick. Not many games, many ripoffs, but some definite gems here)
3: NES (It's not even close)
4: SNES (Favorite system of all time)
5: N64 (It beats out the PS1 for multiplayer. Ocarina, Bond, Wrestling)
6: GC (Starting to get tough. Still a Nintendo Homer. Eternal Darkness, Mario Golf, RE4, Metroid Prime. I'd probably put Xbox over PS2, but this is closest to a 3 way tie)
7. PS3 (Another close 3 way race. Really enjoyed the Wii, but PS3 had more great games. Preferred PS3 exclusives over 360. All were great)
8. Switch (I'm lumping 8 and 8.5 together. Still nothing on the 4 or One that has given me a reason to buy either yet. RDR2 might change that. Switch has revolutionized gaming for me. I buy games on Switch I'd have no interest in buying on other systems due to off screen play. Plus BotW is probably my 3rd favorite game of all time. This gen has confirmed how little I care for online play.)
A Nintendo homer, and generally rooting for the underdog (minus NES and SNES).
you must not be into rpgs? ps4 is killing it in multiple genres but rpgs are seeing a real resurgence after falling off some for ps3.
1. Pong by default, ive never played the others.
2. 2600, this is where it all started for me
4. Genesis, we were genny kids during that era, though today id probably lean snes but genny has the memories there
6. PS2, though the og xbox and dreamcast were def superior, but it had the games, were more of those games multi i might lean og x.
8. PS4, and number 1 all time. the depth of the experiences in some of these games is unrivaled for me. the witcher and persona 5 are far and away my number 1 and 2 games ever.
i dont think it makes sense for wii u not to be 7th, i think this list is off and going on years released only doesnt really put things were they should be. wii u is comparable to the ps3 and 360 and has the same games, whereas switch shares some games with ps4 and x1. switch is a contemporary to the ps4 and x1 for all intents and purposes.
You're saying Wii and Wii U are 7th? I believe it's widely considered Wii U is 8th with PS4/One. A lot of people are saying Pro and X are 8.5 with Switch, but I say screw that. It's all 8th gen.
And no, I don't typically care for RPG's.
I'm not going to group 'em by "generation" because where do you put a console that lasted from 1990 to 2004?
6. Dreamcast, GOAT
8. PS4 I guess, but they're all trash
3. nes for mario brothers
4. snes for mario games and donkey kongs mostly
5. ps1- for legend of dragoon and many other great games, n64 is a close 2nd
6. ps2, hard choice, bcuz i like gamecube alot too, but i played ps2 more, kingdom hearts, resident evils
7. ps3, easy choice, not bcuz im a sony fanboy, but my 1st xbox 360 got rrod right after i got it, then went for ps3
8. ps4- put so much time into ps4 games, over the xbox one
> You're saying Wii and Wii U are 7th? I believe it's widely considered Wii U is 8th
> with PS4/One. A lot of people are saying Pro and X are 8.5 with Switch, but I say
> screw that. It's all 8th gen.
> And no, I don't typically care for RPG's.
ya its all 8th,
id say wii should be with ps2 and og xbox and wii u should be with ps3 and 360, they shared most of the same games it doesnt really make sense to compare wii u to ps4 and x1 just because it came out later than the ps3 and 360 it was still part of that branch of the tree. you can compare the ps2, wii and og x, and you can compare the wii u, ps3 and 360 against one another in games and overall hardware. nintendo releasing off the schedule of the other two throws it off but it doesnt really make sense that way.
and ya if you werent into the rpg stuff and didnt care for modern open world games and rpgs i can see the lack of love for ps4 and x1.
1: Color TV Game. Partially because it's the only one I own...
2: Atari 2600, no question. I have too many fond memories with this thing. (And severely worn down paddles...)
3: NES, again, no question. Being blown away by an actual scrolling screen in Super Mario, to discovering my love of RPGs with Dragon Warrior...
4: SNES. Some of my favorite games ever reside here. And how could I forget the lunchroom arguments about this vs the Genesis. I'm discovering the TG16 now, but it won't dethrone it.
5: Now it becomes challenging. As a kid, I was very heavily in the Nintendo camp, so I started with the N64. But the severe lack of RPGs pushed me to look at the PS1, which, at the time, underwhelmed me compared to the quality of the SNES ones. (I later found the smaller ones that got buried by things like FF7 that I preferred.) If I have to go with as the gen was around, actually, none. Going by a majority of time, PS1 takes it. But, if I can look at now, I'd actually go Saturn. I'm discovering all the good games I missed out on, wishing I knew about it when it was being clearanced.
6: Another gen where if I looked at for the time, none. (I was very strongly into anime at this time, and after the prior gen's disappointment, I wasn't really looking at games.) Post this, though, it's the PS2 easily. Lots of good RPGs, and I had a slightly better idea of what to look for. I did find the DC during clearance, and it does have some gems, but just not enough to topple the PS2.
7: At this point, I was starting to rediscover gaming. I really wanted to root for the Wii, since it was doing things differently, which I felt gaming really needed. (The huge graphics push did not interest me.) Despite its huge success, too many of its games were crap. Yes, there are some good ones, but I found that some of them would've played better with normal controls. Even Nintendo's own games couldn't avoid a gimmicky feeling sometimes. In the end, I would give the nod to PS3, but I did a lot more gaming on my 3DS...
8: If we only use WiiU, it goes to PS4 easily. Again, Nintendo had a good idea with the WiiU tablet, but the inability to use multiple restricted it too much. Nintendo killed it off before any real potential could be discovered. If we also allow Switch, then this becomes TBA. The Switch may potentially reveal some of that potential, but it's still young enough that it could go either way...
> 6+. A Windows computer
You know this was going to be my answer but I figured I would go with consoles for the spirit of the thread.Bighab wrote:
> 3 Nes (honestly who would would pick anything different here?)
To explain where I'm coming from on it.
I greatly prefer the Japanese computers of this era. I wouldn't even have NES second in this gen, maybe third. I'm going off of what I care to play right now and looking at all of this in retrospect. In terms of popularity and what most people have played, they are doing to vote NES and I'm not surprised at all that it's basically everyone's choice.
NES has a lot of bad ports/inferior versions, but NES Tetris is great at least.
My favourite NES exclusives are boring and probably similar to anyone elses. Stuff like Mario 3 and Megaman 2...
PS4? i guess i don't really play consoles anymore. i switched to PC
Dreamcast my all time favorite
> If the PS4 didn't have exclusives I really want I'd have definitely not bothered.
> Basically I bought a $200 Uncharted, Yakuza and SRW box. I'll buy and play other
> games for it since I have the system but those franchises are the reason I have one.
> Everything else I really want to play is on PC.
lol this^ i got it for the exclusives too, especially for the last of us.
> id say wii should be with ps2 and og xbox and wii u should be with ps3 and 360,
> they shared most of the same games it doesnt really make sense to compare wii u
> to ps4 and x1 just because it came out later than the ps3 and 360 it was still part
> of that branch of the tree. you can compare the ps2, wii and og x, and you can
> compare the wii u, ps3 and 360 against one another in games and overall hardware.
> nintendo releasing off the schedule of the other two throws it off but it doesnt
> really make sense that way.
Weird. So what is the Wii?
> Bighab wrote:
>> 3 Nes (honestly who would would pick anything different here?)
> To explain where I'm coming from on it.
> I greatly prefer the Japanese computers of this era. I wouldn't even have NES second
> in this gen, maybe third. I'm going off of what I care to play right now and looking
> at all of this in retrospect. In terms of popularity and what most people have played,
> they are doing to vote NES and I'm not surprised at all that it's basically everyone's
> NES has a lot of bad ports/inferior versions, but NES Tetris is great at least.
> My favourite NES exclusives are boring and probably similar to anyone elses. Stuff
> like Mario 3 and Megaman 2...
I agree the MSX has better ports of Konami/Capcom and other titles. It's a system I considered getting into long ago. Do you emulate it or have/use actual hardware?
1. Arcade! Wish everyone could have gotten this experience.
2. Arcade! Though the Atari 2600 was nice Combat via Tanks and River Raid would be about it today, I would not choose it over the Arcade! Beatting Dad at Combat was a highlight after some Gi-Joe time.
3. NES great system with many great games but really hard to play today, I use the Classic which is an easy all in one but they dont hold up it was a different time, Still love me some Excitebike!!
4. SNES This is my typical go to system this is the one with the memories Nobunaga's Ambition, Mario RPG, Mario Allstars, Super Tecmo Bowl Final Edition, Top Gear, Aerobiz, Sim City, UN Squadron, Rtype, Contra, Super Punchout this list may not end....this system was so good it made Monopoly FUN!
5. PS1 I assumed I would pick N64 but with some thought really its PS1 as it had many more Gems and some great RPG and Schumps. Though I tried RPGs after this generation/console this one had my favorites.
5.5 Dreamcast I regret all the time letting go of my Black Sega Sports Edition to be fair to this system and its greatness, its really the first to fit in the half gen, if it lived longer maybe could be lumped with Gen 6 but that is not the justice it deserves. Soul Calibur, Skies of Arkadia, Grandia, Dead or Alive, Dynamite Cop, House of the Dead, Bleemcast Chu Chu Rocket list goes on and on.
6. Nintendo GC Now this system didnt have near as many games that the PS2 did but for me it has more keepers that are still playable today (I have many fond memories of the PS2 my first DVD player, I still have a ton of great games for it, if Sony would follow MS and allow BC even if just on the Pro to get extra people to upgrade that would be grand but most of these games would need enhancement bad bad, Xbox which I got later was actually the best system but not game wise, I remember playing Silent Scope with the giant green rifle, Orta, playing your ripped music cds etc)
7. PS3 I still have my MGS4 BC though I save it and use my Slim, the console and games are that good for me to have multiple same systems (360 RLOD after three systems I never went back as I went 360 first, Wii as odd as it seems Wii Bowling might be #1 this generation in times played other than NSMB, if Switch gets NSMB & NSMBU bye bye Wii)
8. PS4 This system has the games games games (Xbox One I prefer Live and Thankful for BC, though I enjoyed the WiiU it just didnt have the games not sure I would keep any of these 3 as I think this was an odd Generation with a half step) Upgraded my launch PS4 to the Star Was Pro
8.5 Nintendo Switch (Pro and X dont push the upgrade level button the way the Switch does) The Switch already has a solid library with many Gems with more to come. Anyone who skipped the WiiU is one Lucky Gamer with the Switch.
What Gen is NEO GEO?
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Bighab wrote:
> |>> 3 Nes (honestly who would would pick anything different here?)
>> To explain where I'm coming from on it.
>> I greatly prefer the Japanese computers of this era. I wouldn't even have NES
>> in this gen, maybe third. I'm going off of what I care to play right now and looking
>> at all of this in retrospect. In terms of popularity and what most people have
>> they are doing to vote NES and I'm not surprised at all that it's basically everyone's
>> NES has a lot of bad ports/inferior versions, but NES Tetris is great at least.
>> My favourite NES exclusives are boring and probably similar to anyone elses. Stuff
>> like Mario 3 and Megaman 2...
> I agree the MSX has better ports of Konami/Capcom and other titles. It's a system
> I considered getting into long ago. Do you emulate it or have/use actual hardware?
Yeah I have an MSX2 model w/ an upgraded video chip. Combine w/ better external audio options and it's essentially an MSX2+. I do use a flashcart though because all the good games are pretty much insanely priced now.
@Groo: Well, if we are counting arcade games that's my choice for the first two gens as well. I figured this was home consoles only.
Definitely with you on gen 5 rpgs. There were some good ones in gen 4 but they really had the formula down in gen 5. Really great 2D graphics and I also like the pre-rendered stuff. The full on 3D stuff like Xenogears is much harder to look at now.
I should have skipped the Wii U, lol.
> What Gen is NEO GEO?
It cannot be contained to a single game generation imo. There are Neo ports on SNES/GEN through Dreamcast/PS2.
>> id say wii should be with ps2 and og xbox and wii u should be with ps3 and 360,
>> they shared most of the same games it doesnt really make sense to compare wii
>> to ps4 and x1 just because it came out later than the ps3 and 360 it was still
>> of that branch of the tree. you can compare the ps2, wii and og x, and you can
>> compare the wii u, ps3 and 360 against one another in games and overall hardware.
>> nintendo releasing off the schedule of the other two throws it off but it doesnt
>> really make sense that way.
> Weird. So what is the Wii?
it more closely compares to ps2 than ps3 it would seem to me, it shared more games with it. nintendo releases much later in the console cycles than the other 2 so it throws theirs off the schdule of sony and ms and ends up having their stuff compared to something that a generation ahead of it. its almost like gamecube and wii both belong in the same, their releases not lining up with the other two makes it weird. wii u doesnt belong with ps4 and x1 though that just doesnt make sense really, switch belongs with them. then sony and ms will release something else in a couple years and then switch will be with those, and then nintendo will release something three or four years after that and it will be confusing all over again. with the melding of their handheld and console worlds though i did see one thing that said they dont expect as long a life for switch as the wii or 3ds had, so maybe we see something else from them again in few years sooner than we think
> Groo wrote:
>> What Gen is NEO GEO?
> It cannot be contained to a single game generation imo. There are Neo ports on SNES/GEN
> through Dreamcast/PS2.
man that was like the system every kid wanted,but could never get. i was used to getting every system i wanted when it came out,but when i saw the price for the system and games i didint even bother to ask for it lol
> Groo wrote:
>> What Gen is NEO GEO?
> It cannot be contained to a single game generation imo. There are Neo ports on SNES/GEN
> through Dreamcast/PS2.
10/4 I wasnt sure if it was out during NES etc, I might change it to that if it was. I was lucky to have a Rich Cousin who gave me the home console and Art of Fighting was off the chain for the time. I am a Big Metal Slug Fan. Neo Geo still has games I want to play and buy. Just picked up a Brawler on Switch last week, Sengoku 3 and if I read right that came out 2001.
1. Pong?: I never owned one.
2. Colecovision: I always thought this one looked cool. Also making Atari games is difficult considering the language they used and I'm still dealing with the shock.
3. NES: I had fun with this console when I owned it.
4. SNES: Loved this one, I really enjoyed the feel of the controller and it was so satisfying putting the cartridge in. I also love the RPGs on the console.
5. PS1: I had games for this console for the longest time and loved playing them on my PS2, but...
6. GC: The GameCube was what I grew up with and you can't take that from me!
7. PS3: I really didn't care for the Wii and while I played quite a bit of 360 with friends, I really loved all the jrps on the console.
8. PS4: I love the games that come out of console and enjoy it the most so far, even if the Switch is overtaking some of its game time.
1st and 2nd choices.
2. Atari 2600 (O2) - I had the O2 first, and there are some good games, but the Atari 2600 had even more.
3. NES (Atari 7800) - I had the Atari 7800 first, and there are some good games, but the NES had even more (as well as more owners).
4. SNES (Genesis) - Sonic in no way compares to Mario and Link.
5. N64 (PSX) - I got the N64 at the early launch. There are a lot of interesting games on both of these systems.
6. Dreamcast (PS2) - Shenmue/Shenmue II, Rez, Mars Matrix, Typing of the Dead
7. 360 (Wii) - Some good shooters and good collections as well.
8. Switch (Wii U) - Hopefully someone other than Nintendo will make interesting high quality games for the Switch