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Sun, 22 Nov 2009 22:19:40
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Recently Neogaf had a thread where they allowed everyone to vote for the greatest games ever. The asked everyone to make a top 10 list and gave points based on the spot of that game. They tallied the results and it came out like this,

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time     1005.5
Super Mario Galaxy     642.5
Half-Life 2     583.5
Metal Gear Solid     575.5
Super Mario Bros. 3     550.5
Super Metroid      547
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past     506
Final Fantasy VII     501
Super Mario 64     497
Shadow of the Collosus     451.5
Resident Evil 4     451.5
Super Mario World     435
Chrono Trigger     385
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves     374
Metal Gear Solid 3     361.5
Metroid Prime     361
Final Fantasy VI     339
Halo: Combat Evolved     272.5
Diablo II     270.5
Starcraft     255.5
World of Warcraft     254.5
Tetris      243
Street Fighter 2     242
Half-Life     234.5
Deus Ex     231.5
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night     214.5
Metal Gear Solid 2     206.5
Metal Gear Solid 4     203
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask     187.5
ICO     178.5
Goldeneye     176.5
Baldur's Gate II     175
Super Mario Bros.     160
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker     155.5
Counter Strike     150
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island     148.5
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic     141
Final Fantasy Tactics     136.5
Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow     133.5
Final Fantasy X     132.5
Silent Hill 2     131.5
Super Smash Brothers Melee     131
Bioshock     129.5
Earthbound     127.5
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess     125
Shenmue     122
Final Fantasy VIII     122
Grim Fandango     121.5
Planescape: Torment     119.5
Resident Evil     114.5

Good list, all great games, I would just argue the spots of some. OoT at #1 is always fine.

Bonus: GI just did their top 200 games ever. Ugh.

So I dare us to do better. Since we have so few members we should make a top 25 list, the higher the rank the more points it gets. Maybe I will get the RoF involved as well but i bet half the members would just bitch and complain.





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Sun, 22 Nov 2009 23:06:20
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Well lets get this started. My top 25:

1. Zelda MM
2. Zelda OoT
3. Resident Evil 4
4. Zelda TP
5. MGS4
6. MGS3
7. Metroid Prime
8. MGS
9. Super Mario Bros. 3
10. Legend of Zelda
11. LittleBigPlanet
12. GTA: SA
13. Super Mario Galaxy
14. Resident Evil 2
15. Super Mario World
16. Zelda Alttp
17. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
18. Phantasy Star Online
19.  GTA: VC
20. Castlevania SOTN
21. Star Wars KOTOR
22. Super Metroid
23. Resident Evil Code Veronica
24. Half-Life 2
25. Final Fantasy VIII

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Sun, 22 Nov 2009 23:54:47
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  1. Super Metroid
  2. CastleVania: Symphony of the Night
  3. Ogre Battle 64
  4. Vagrant Story
  5. Metroid Prime
  6. The World Ends With You
  7. Super Mario Galaxy
  8. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  9. Street Fighter IV
  10. Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Plus
  11. SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium
  12. Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
  13. Street Fighter Alpha 3
  14. Contra III: The Alien Wars
  15. Super Street Fighter II Turbo
  16. Panzer Dragoon II Zwei
  17. CastleVania III: Dracula's Curse
  18. Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
  19. Metroid Zero Mission
  20. Metroid Fusion
  21. Resident Evil 4
  22. Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
  23. Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga
  24. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
  25. Demon's Crest  
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Sweet list, lets keep it going. I am going to feel so bad for PC gaming at the end of all this. Nyaa

After two people, Metroid Prime is leading in points. Nyaa


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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 00:36:33
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Allow me to tilt this ridiculously towards Mario and Zelda.  I'm ignoring ports and sports games.  But crap, top 25?  I don't keep track that far down, so this will be difficult.  This is based almost entirely off of my weighted review scores and not personal preference.

1     Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
2     Perfect Dark
3     Meteos
4     Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
5     Super Mario Bros. 3
6     GoldenEye 007
7     Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
8     Super Mario Bros.
9     Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
10     Super Smash Bros. Melee
11     New Super Mario Bros.
12     Resident Evil 4
13     Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
14     Super Mario World
15     Baten Kaitos Origins
16     Pokémon Gold/Silver
17     Legend of Zelda
18     F-Zero GX
19     Super Mario Galaxy
20     Ogre Battle 64
21     Street Fighter 2: Turbo
22     Wario Ware Inc.
23     Advance Wars 2
24     Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
25     Legend of Zelda: Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

These things always screw the niche games. I still love you, Baten Kaitos Origins LOL

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Pray tell what is the algorithm for deciding points?
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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 00:40:28
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Yeah I dont keep track of top 25 either, hell my top 10 changes order all the time. If you ask me this tomorrow I probably make a slightly different list. I don't care how you make the list, just include whatever you feel needs to be included.
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Yodariquo said:
Pray tell what is the algorithm for deciding points?

I am keeping simple by assigning each game their respective value on the list. The #1 game gets 25, #2 24, and so on down the list. If you have something better please feel free to suggest.

Oh and all the Street Fighter 2 versions are going down under just SF2. There is no Orange Box so please choose the games individually.

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Not to toot my own horn, but I think my system for doing it a couple years ago worked better.  Plus RE4 won the contest, so it pretty much proves it right?
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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 00:46:57
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Not to toot my own horn, but I think my system for doing it a couple years ago worked better.  Plus RE4 won the contest, so it pretty much proves it right?

Which is?

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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 00:48:21

Yodariquo said:
robio said:
Not to toot my own horn, but I think my system for doing it a couple years ago worked better.  Plus RE4 won the contest, so it pretty much proves it right?

Which is?

Yeah what is it. I totally agree with any system that makes RE4 #1. Nyaa

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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 00:54:45

robio said:
Not to toot my own horn, but I think my system for doing it a couple years ago worked better.  Plus RE4 won the contest, so it pretty much proves it right?

I'll toot your horn for you!


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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 01:21:02

Yodariquo said:
robio said:
Not to toot my own horn, but I think my system for doing it a couple years ago worked better.  Plus RE4 won the contest, so it pretty much proves it right?

Which is?

Basically people submit their top 25 in this way Top 5, 6 - 15, and 16 - 25.  Games in the top 5 get four points each. Games in from 6 - 15 get two points each. And Games in 16 - 25 get one point.  It also makes it a little easier for people to organize their games as they don't really have to put their games in an exact order of preference.  

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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 01:34:50

robio said:

Yodariquo said:
robio said:
Not to toot my own horn, but I think my system for doing it a couple years ago worked better.  Plus RE4 won the contest, so it pretty much proves it right?

Which is?

Basically people submit their top 25 in this way Top 5, 6 - 15, and 16 - 25.  Games in the top 5 get four points each. Games in from 6 - 15 get two points each. And Games in 16 - 25 get one point.  It also makes it a little easier for people to organize their games as they don't really have to put their games in an exact order of preference.  

Ok, you guys want to change it to this?

Robio list now.

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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 02:50:32

Top 5

Resident Evil 4
EverQuest
Harvest Moon 64
Dragon Quest VIII
Legend of Zelda: Mask of Majora

6 - 10

Heroes of Might & Magic III
The World Ends With You
Final Fantasy V
Chrono Trigger

Street Fighter Alpha 2

11 - 15
Super Mario World
Final Fantasy Tactics
Mario Kart DS
Azure Dreams
Puyo Pop

16 - 20

Katamari Damacy
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Pokemon Crystal

Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

21 - 25

Kingdom Hearts
Order Up
Seiken Densetsu III
Super Mario Bros. 2/Lost Levels
Rune Factory Frontier

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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 02:57:12
Lets make it a bit more specific, break it down to each segment of  5: 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25. It starts at 5 points and goes down a point each segment.

Robio is your list ok, can I break it down as I mentioned or do you need to rearrange it.
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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 03:12:02
Top of my head top 5:

1. Ico. Happy
2. Grim Fandango
3. FFVIII
4. Daytona Grinning
5. The Last Express

apart from Ico I just chose the rest at random form my favourite games. I should probably try making a more serious list! Ico would still be first, though. Nyaa
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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 03:17:51

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Top of my head top 5:

1. Ico. Happy
2. Grim Fandango
3. FFVIII
4. Daytona Grinning
5. The Last Express

apart from Ico I just chose the rest at random form my favourite games. I should probably try making a more serious list! Ico would still be first, though. Nyaa

Ico... grrrrr. Nyaa

Finish the list, its not that hard, just choose 20 more games you really like.

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