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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:42 pm
by pacobird
Wow, this one's bonkers. I couldn't even say for sure LttP is a shoe-in; it's not really any better at what it does than the other three.

Holding my nose and going with LttP and Earthbound.


Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:17 pm
by Niku
Fuccck. Fuck.

Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:18 pm
by Niku
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:21 pm
by Niku
Earthbound and Final Fantasy 3. It fucking hurts. Super Mario World is one of the best goddamn platformers ever made, but Final Fantasy 3 is my absolute favorite game in its entire series, while I can't say the same for World. As much as I absolutely love Zelda games, Zelda has never been my personal top-of-everything sort of series. A Link to the Past is an unquestionable masterpiece of game design. But a single piece of music from Earthbound unleashed at exactly the right time in Mother 3 made me cry like an idiot. Earthbound is a game that has only come to mean more to me year after year, and every time I think about it or revisit it, it's with a greater fondness.

Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:27 pm
by Rico
I love Super Mario World and played the hell out of it but it's not as better-than Super Mario 3 and 64 as A Link to the Past is just the best game in the series. I feel like Super Mario World could still theoretically match up against FF and EB, but this round definitely feels like a Nintendo 1st party bracket and an RPG bracket, so...

I love FF6 and Earthbound pretty much equally but I think this one has to go to FF6. The games both have about the same ratio of well-executed things to problems, but in virtually every category FF6 reaches farther. More detailed characters, plot, battle system (can someone mod in Brentai's idea of every character ONLY has their special battle command and not Fight?). Sorry, Ness. I will still PK Fire spam with you in Smash Bros.

Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:44 pm
by Rico
I also can't argue with a single thing in Niku's post. This round....

Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:16 pm
by Caithness
I voted only for Earthbound, because the other 3 are about equal.

Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:22 pm
by Classic
Obnoxiously, Earthbound is in the bottom half. An agreed-upon love for LttP has it sitting neatly in first, but the two RPG titans have split the trash vote pretty hard.

Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:07 pm
by Niku
I wanted to vote for Super Mario World over FF3 purely to play the numbers game and push Earthbound higher, but that would have been dishonest to how I actually feel.

Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:35 am
by Friday
Well, the only good thing I can say is the pain is over.

Advancing: FF3, LttP
Eliminated: Earthbound, Super Mario World

If it had been up to me, I'd have advanced LttP and Earthbound. LttP for the obvious, and Earthbound over FF3 because I consider FF2 the overall strongest game of the FF series. I don't think FF3 is worse than Earthbound, though, and my choice would have been made purely to put more variety on the poll.

Had FF2 been previously eliminated, I probably would have killed myself to avoid picking.

Next up:

8. Mega Man X
14. Killer Instinct
19. Terranigma
31. SimAnt

Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:13 am
by sei
Feels like a pretty easy round.

Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:22 am
by Esperath
SimAnt One reporting heavy traffic.

Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:47 am
by zaratustra
I really want to vote for Terranigma, but it was so incredibly uneven.

Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:34 am
by Niku
Terranigma is sadly not better than any of the games in the last round (despite how much I will support the Enix trilogy), but it's certainly better than Killer Instinct and Sim Ant. Mega Man X is almost like a textbook case for how you successfully reboot a franchise.

Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:29 am
by Friday
It's a runaway.

Advancing: MMX, Terranigma
Eliminated: KI, SimAnt

Next up, and last in the ro32:

10. Chrono Trigger
22. Zombies Ate My Neighbors
25. Ogre Battle
28. Illusion of Gaia

Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:29 pm
by Classic
MY JRPG TRASH SELF IS CONFLICTED REAL HARD ABOUT THE THREE MIGHTY JRPGS!!!!
We've got the big genres all represented...
SRPG; Action RPG; Traditional JRPG.
It hurts real hard guys.
It hurts almost as bad as when we failed EarthBound.

Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:14 pm
by Rico
I've played Illusion of Gaia more often than Ogre Battle but Chrono Trigger and Ogre Battle is kind of a no-brainer here.

Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:18 pm
by Niku
I agree that Ogre Battle is a no-brainer, voted on by those with NO-BRAINS! Ha ha ha, you've been jested!

Illusion of Gaia and Chrono Trigger for me. I madly respect Ogre Battle, but don't enjoy it as much as a game. Zombies Ate Our Neighbors is super cool, but doesn't hold water against the other three in our JRPG overlord forum base.

Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:32 pm
by Rico
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:33 am
by Friday
With Ogre Battle and IoG tied for second at 7 votes each, my choice is easy, considering Ogre Battle is one of my favorite all time games. I'm actually sad about Zombies, though.

Advancing: CT, Ogre Battle
Eliminated: Zombies, Hamlet died for your sins

And that concludes the ro32.