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-Final Fantasy, Tekken, Driver, Dragon Quest, Golden Sun, Castlevania, Xenoblade, etc.
Something tells me you people don't know what iconic actually means. (Or video games, given the listed interactive movies known as jRPGs.)
Or exactly how small the aforementioned franchises really are.
And even then some of those numbers are less impressive when you know how they get there. (Square and Capcom are real big on rereleasing the same things with minor updates for an audience they know will eat them right up. A new edition of Street Fighter is basically what another game would have as a free update.)
And that list doesn't include Korean games that are definitely more well known worldwide (MapleStory and Dungeon Fighter) than most franchises listed in this topic as well due to their different structure.
I mean, do you really think Golden Sun is more iconic than Warcraft, Starcraft, or even more recent Overwatch? Come on.
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of the games that matter:
Elite was my first Elite game
Daggerfall was my first Elder Scrolls game
Ultima IV was my first Ultima game
Fallout 2 my first Fallout game
ALttP was my first Zelda game
Manic Miner was my first platform game
PS4 - Kingdom come deliverance and AC:Odyssey | Switch - Mario + Rabbids and Skyrim
I believe I started with the first entry in most of the classic franchises.
Mario: Super Mario Bros. (unless you count Mario Bros. as the first entry)
Zelda: The Legend of Zelda
Mega Man: Mega Man
Sonic: Sonic the Hedgehog (on the Genesis)
Final Fantasy: Final Fantasy I
Dragon Quest: Dragon Warrior
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-"Gaming's most iconic franchises."
We get it, you’re a dumbass, but your hate boner for JRPGs is ridiculous. Hell, from that list alone, Dragon Quest has sold 76 million copies, more than three times what Warcraft has sold.
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Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Though it's one of my least favorites now.)
Metroid: Super Metroid (I felt iffy about whether I'd like it, but as I kept playing, it grew on me.)
Mega Man: Mega Man Legends (I'm not entirely sure if this was my first though.)
Pokemon: Pokemon Blue (Don't care for the series anymore though, except for Mystery Dungeon.)
Final Fantasy: Final Fantasy 1 (This game helped me to appreciate RPGs more than I used to.)
Paper Mario: Paper Mario N64 (Great game, but I think I like The Thousand Year Door more.)
Mario & Luigi: Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga (Still my most favorite of the series.)
A lot of times it was the first title (such as Super Mario Bros and Pokémon Red).
But as for some series I played a later title first there is Sonic 2, Final Fantasy VIII, Call of Duty: Big Red One, Crash Team Racing (unless you count the demo of Crash 3), Street Fighter 2: Championship Edition, Metal Gear Solid, Smash Bros Melee (did see friends play the original though briefly), and GTA 3 (I think these were very common starting points in some of the later cases).
Mario: Super Mario All Stars on the SNES.
Metroid: Metroid Fusion, followed shortly by Metroid Prime.
Sonic: I think either S3&K or Sonic CD.
Final Fantasy: 8 on the PS1.
Pokemon: I think it was Red. Can't remember.
Zelda: Link's Awakening.
Megaman: Can't remember. Maybe ZX?
Kirby: Kirby Squeak Squad.
Animal Crossing: Wild World.
Donkey Kong: DKC 3.
Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.
Fire Emblem: The first GBA one, couldn't beat it.
Fallout: New Vegas on the PC.
Grand Theft Auto: GTA 2 on the PS1.
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow.
Star Fox: 64 3D.
Spyro: Spyro 1.
Silent Hill: The original on the PS1.
WarCraft: WarCraft 1 on PC.
Currently playing: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS)
Oh geeze, I'll never be able to finish this!
Tetris- Spectrum Holobyte, Inc. Tetris msdos 1987
Super Mario- Super Mario bros nes (I dont think Mario bros counts for super mario?)
Metroid- Metroid NES
Zelda- The Legend of Zelda NES
Monster Hunter- PS2 Demo Disc from game magazine
Metal Gear- Metal Gear NES (man what a rip off compared to the real thing)
Ultima- Ultima 3 MSDOS
Elder scrolls- Elderscrolls Arena MSDOS
Fallout- Fallout MSDOS
Wolfenstein- Wolfenstien 3d MSDOS
DOOM- Doom MSDOS.
GTA- GTA3 Ps2
Megaman- Megaman NES
Ghosts n Goblins' GnG arcade
Street Fighter- Street Fighter 2 Arcade, w/crappy purple attract banner.
Final Fantasy- Final Fantasy nes
Mass Effect- Star Flight MSDOS (not sorry)
Resident Evil- Resident Evil Psx
Silent Hill- Silent Hill Psx
Contra- Contra NES
Mortal Kombat- Mortal Kombat Arcade
Castlevania- Vampire Killer Arcade.
Punch out- Mike Tysons Punchout NES
Star Fox- Star Fox snes
Mario Kart- Mario Kart snes
Halo- Halo Combat Evolved Xbox
Half Life- Half Life ps2 port half life decay? Iirc....
Duke Nukem- Duke Nukem (2d sidescroller) msdos. Nowhere near as good as successor Duke 3d.
That's it for now. I will literally never stop.
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Endgame posted...-"Gaming's most iconic franchises."
Well.... I would personally remove golden sun (love it, but series didnt even finish, and it's not like a lot of people know about it), xenoblade (too young), and driver (its... driver)
But I would caution against using best selling as a direct analoug for iconic, theres a good overlap, but it's far from absolute.
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Mario:Mario Bros NES
Mega Man:Mega Man 2
Zelda: Links Awakening
Mario Kart SNES
SH:Silent Hill 2
Metal Gear: Ghost Babel...the gameboy color one
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