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Age of Empires II (PC)
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Streets of Rage 2 (GEN)
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Fallout 2 (PC)
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Silent Hill 2 (PS2)
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Dragon Quest VIII (PS2)
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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
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"Favorite" Video Game Tournament Round #1/Group #2 Poll

Old 04-16-09, 08:17 AM
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"Favorite" Video Game Tournament Round #1/Group #2 Poll

Matchups:

Age of Empires II (PC)
vs.
Streets of Rage 2 (GEN)

Fallout 2 (PC)
vs.
Silent Hill 2 (PS2)

Dragon Quest VIII (PS2)
vs.
RalliSport Challegen 2 (Xbox)

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
vs.
MVP Baseball 2005 (multi)

God of War (PS2)
vs.
Super Monkey Ball (GC)


Please discuss or predict any of the matchups. Full Brackets here: DVDTalk Video Game Tournament
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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament Round #1/Group #2 Poll

Age
SH2
DQ8
Yoshi
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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament Round #1/Group #2 Poll

Streets of Rage 2
Dragon Quest VIII
MVP Baseball 2005
God of War
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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament Round #1/Group #2 Poll

AoE2
SH2
DQ8
SMW2
GoW
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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament Round #1/Group #2 Poll

My pics bolded:

Age of Empires II - strategy games suck
Streets of Rage 2 - one of the best beat-'em-ups ever made

Fallout 2 - love this game
Silent Hill 2 - tough choice, but SH2 is still the best survival horror game ever made

Dragon Quest VIII - great RPG, though a bit long in the tooth
RalliSport Challegen 2 - tough to compare, but I had more fun with RC2 than DQ8

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island - not even a contest - one of the greatest platform games ever made
MVP Baseball 2005 - all baseball games suck. it's true, and you know it!

God of War - a classic
Super Monkey Ball - fun, but forgettable
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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament Round #1/Group #2 Poll

Quite a few of those that I haven't played. I voted any way.
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I wonder if I will still be the only vote for Monkey Ball by the end of voting?
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Nope. I just voted. And that was before reading this.

RalliSport Challenge 2 is, in my opinion, the finest racing game ever made.
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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament Round #1/Group #2 Poll

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RalliSport Challenge 2 is, in my opinion, the finest racing game ever made.
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F-Zero (one of the best games. that statement is not missing a clause or modifier)
I'm assuming RalliSport Challenge 2 is also one of the best games, sans clause or modifier?

I just looked the full tournament bracket. How did we not nominate a single Contra game? Collectively, we should be ashamed.
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We can safely infer that RC2 > F-Zero (also a racing game).

Since F-Zero is one of the best games, then RC2 is better than some of the best.

I think that, being a Bus, he's jealous he can't drive that fast and lives vicariously through racing games.
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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament Round #1/Group #2 Poll

These were all easy choices for me:

Age of Empires II (PC)
Fallout 2 (PC)
Dragon Quest VIII (PS2)
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
God of War (PS2)
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Dragon Quest VIII is one of the top 2 or 3 games I've ever played in my life, and I've played plenty. A truly amazing experience. So yeah, that one.
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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament Round #1/Group #2 Poll

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I'm assuming RalliSport Challenge 2 is also one of the best games, sans clause or modifier?

I just looked the full tournament bracket. How did we not nominate a single Contra game? Collectively, we should be ashamed.
It got one vote, just not a second.
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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament Round #1/Group #2 Poll

Some very tight races. How should we handle a tie if one happens?
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Originally Posted by orangecrush18 View Post
Some very tight races. How should we handle a tie if one happens?
Eliminate the one that's a sequel! Oh, wait...
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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament Round #1/Group #2 Poll

Originally Posted by orangecrush18 View Post
Some very tight races. How should we handle a tie if one happens?
I would just rerun a tie in the next group and hope for more voters. The only other option is just to advance the higher seed, which doesn't seem all that fair.




AoE2 is my all time favorite so it got my vote.
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I still think RalliSport Challegen would be doing better if it was correctly spelled.

And I have two sealed copies of F-Zero for my SNES in case it ever stops working. And I bought it for the Wii.
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Streets of Rage 2 - one of my favorite beat 'em ups ever.
Silent Hill 2 - extremely scary, a great sequel.
Dragon Quest VIII - not a huge racing game fan
SMW 2 - really easy pick.
God of War - same.
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I've played a grand total of 3 of those games, two of which are matched up against each other:

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island


God of War v. Super Monkey Ball - God of War was awesome but damn repetitive. Monkey Ball by a tail. Gotta root for the underdog, er, monkey.
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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament Round #1/Group #2 Poll

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I would just rerun a tie in the next group and hope for more voters. The only other option is just to advance the higher seed, which doesn't seem all that fair.
I will re-run it next round of votes if there is a tie. The "seeding" doesn't really apply to this group as they all got 2 initial votes.
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Fallout 2 losing
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Fallout 2 losing
No kidding. Nothing says this a very mainstream gaming forum more than Fallout 2 losing in the first round to Silent Hill. I wouldn't be at all surprised if many of the posters here never even heard of the Fallout series until Bethesda's mainstream Fallout 3 title. Speaking of which, I bet Fallout 3 will fare a lot better...
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Oh, screw your holier than thou attitude against SH2 - it's easily the best game out of the series, and every bit a quality game as Fallout 3 is - oh, but it was a "mainstream game", so it's gotta suck compared to Fallout 2 - fuck that. I played both games thoroughly, and while I enjoyed both, SH2 was the better videogame experience.
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No kidding. Nothing says this a very mainstream gaming forum more than Fallout 2 losing in the first round to Silent Hill. I wouldn't be at all surprised if many of the posters here never even heard of the Fallout series until Bethesda's mainstream Fallout 3 title. Speaking of which, I bet Fallout 3 will fare a lot better...
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Oh, screw your holier than thou attitude against SH2 - it's easily the best game out of the series, and every bit a quality game as Fallout 3 is - oh, but it was a "mainstream game", so it's gotta suck compared to Fallout 2 - fuck that. I played both games thoroughly, and while I enjoyed both, SH2 was the better videogame experience.
Which game did you play thoroughly? Are you talking about Fallout 2, or 3?

I'd say it's more of the lack of knowledge that this forum has on PC games. Nothing against Silent Hill, which is a great survival-horror game and series, but i'd argue Fallout 2 is viewed by many as a genre defining game. It's a shame that more people haven't played it.
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Having owned both, I had no trouble voting for Silent Hill 2 over Fallout 2.
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