JavaScript is required to use Bungie.net

OffTopic

Surf a Flood of random discussion.

12/8/2012 6:07:25 PM
41

Was Half-Life 2 really the most important game of the last decade?

Topic. In my opinion there are two other games that are more influential. Halo: CE and Grand Theft Auto III. GTA 3 literally changed the landscape of gaming. It created the first truly engaging sand box on a console. I like Halo more, but GTA 3 was the most important game of the last decade.
Add more answer options

Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • Half-Life was extremely influential, but I don't see Half-Life 2 in the same light.
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • Important and Best are two very different words. In my opinion, BioShock is the BEST game of all time. Is it important? To me, yes, to the world? No. Is Half-Life 2 a fantastic game? I would say it's pretty good. Is it important? Look at every single FPS in the past 8 years. Then look at me in the eyes and tell me with a straight face that there are no elements taken from that game and inserted in almost every shooter in the past 8 years. Not to mention, it skyrocketed Valve's fame and profits and allowed them to build the industry to what it is today. If it weren't for Valve's success with Half-Life 2, we wouldn't have TF2, we wouldn't have Counter Strike, we wouldn't have half the games they've made. Without those games, there would have been no reason for Steam. Without Steam, the PC games industry would be shot. Without PC gaming, the industry would look a WHOLE lot different. So yes, Half-Life 2 is the most IMPORTANT game of the Decade. Not the best in my idea of the best game, but it damn near changed the industry for the better.
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • It really was. The Half Life series(And any game by Valve, frankly) has revolutionized first person shooting games with a number of new concepts. It also helped the Halo series along.
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • I never played it. I never heard anyone talk about it. So based on that, I'd say no.
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The U2 RoKKeR [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] l Supertramp l [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Pro Darko I believe Halo: CE and GTA III came out more than 10 years ago now.[/quote]I'm surprised Halo 2 wasn't up there. It basically defined this decade's multiplayer.[/quote] It put Xbox LIVE on the map.[/quote] That's how. Along with Steam and PSN, it is the largest online gaming service, if not arguably [i]the[/i] biggest.
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] john5550 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Technoxious [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Doc Bacon but the game is boring as hell today [/quote] Nope.[/quote][/quote] Oh, well my mistake then
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • I really don't think HL2 deserved GotD. It's really good, but not [i]that[/i] good. I say Minecraft deserves that title.
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Pro Darko I believe Halo: CE and GTA III came out more than 10 years ago now.[/quote] This, however they [i]are[/i] the two most influential games of the early 2000's.
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • GTA III Halo: CE Morrowind Halo 2 Half Life 2 Resident Evil 4 Shadow of the Colossus Gears of War Bioshock Portal Call of Duty 4 Mass Effect
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Technoxious [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Doc Bacon but the game is boring as hell today [/quote] Nope.[/quote]
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • Half-Life was innovative, but not as fun as most games. To be honest, I'd pick KOTOR 2, in terms of great games.
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • Guys, influential =/= good For example, I thought CoD4 was a pile of mediocre trash that ruined the CoD franchise, but it was still a very influential moment in the gaming industry.
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] PR1M3 R1B Yeah, GTA3 and Halo were more important, but they're just outside of the timeframe. I'm really surprised Resident Evil 4 wasn't included. It basically set the mold for modern third-person shooters as we know them nowadays, and it's also a great game with fantastic level design and pacing that has yet to be rivaled. I don't think Half-Life 2 was all that important in the long run. Great game and I love it, but it didn't have the impact of something like RE4, WoW, Wii Sports, or Call of Duty 4.[/quote]Nobody has ever been more right. Resident Evil 4 SHOULD have, at least, been in the nominees, it influenced a lot of the current TPS such as Gears of War or Dead Space.
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Doc Bacon but the game is boring as hell today [/quote] Nope.
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • I would say yes becasue of all the mods that have sprouted out around it. Garry's Mod, Black Mesa... Hell, 100% of these games: [url]http://store.steampowered.com/search/?snr=1_4_4__12&term=mods#category1=997&advanced=0&sort_order=ASC&page=1[/url]
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] jew man man Halo CE and GTA III both came out in 2001. The decade covered was 2002-2012.[/quote] Why would they do the award in 2012? Why not 2010? Such a random time period...
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • Nope a bland, relativley uninteresting game with only one section that's fun, pisspoor gunplay, and zero character development doesn't deserve "game of the decade". However Valve fanboys are probably stupider than COD ones so they'll show up in droves and mass vote for their pile of trash.
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] l Supertramp l [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Pro Darko I believe Halo: CE and GTA III came out more than 10 years ago now.[/quote]I'm surprised Halo 2 wasn't up there. It basically defined this decade's multiplayer.[/quote]
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • no just no HLII was not Halo CE or cod4
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • The Halo series was more important. Half Life is great but Halo is more important
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • The perfect blend of puzzles, action, and story telling.
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • Oh, Halo sure was more influential. The industry wouldn't be in the -blam!-er without it!
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] pwnage79 TimeSplitters 2 or TimeSplitters: Future Perfect should've got it over that game.[/quote] This would have been a better choice. I would say TimeSplitters 2 is the better game, but both are fantastic.
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • Nope
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] l Supertramp l [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Pro Darko I believe Halo: CE and GTA III came out more than 10 years ago now.[/quote]I'm surprised Halo 2 wasn't up there. It basically defined this decade's multiplayer.[/quote] No it didn't. It put Xbox LIVE on the map. If you get down to it, how different was H2's multiplayer than Halo: CE's? character models? The BR? The game that defined this decades was CoD4 and again, saying otherwise simply isn't true. You can point to almost any multiplayer game post-2007 and you will see a bit of CoD4 in it, even if you don't realize it. [Edited on 12.08.2012 10:16 AM PST]
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

  • Yeah, GTA3 and Halo were more important, but they're just outside of the timeframe. I'm really surprised Resident Evil 4 wasn't included. It basically set the mold for modern third-person shooters as we know them nowadays, and it's also a great game with fantastic level design and pacing that has yet to be rivaled. I don't think Half-Life 2 was all that important in the long run. Great game and I love it, but it didn't have the impact of something like RE4, WoW, Wii Sports, or Call of Duty 4.
    Add more answer options

    Cancel Edit Create Fireteam Post Play nice. Take a minute to review our Code of Conduct before submitting your post.

preload icon
preload icon
preload icon
You are not allowed to view this content.