Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

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Hottest Ro16

Poll ended at Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:48 am

4. Secret of Mana
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31%
8. Super Metroid
11
69%
 
Total votes: 16
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby pacobird » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:57 pm

Basically, uh, everything Niku said.
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby Esperath » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:08 pm

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby beatbandito » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:33 am

Man I love Soul Blazer but I did not expect it to be one of the front runners this round.
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby Brentai » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:50 am

I'll be honest, had I played more than ten minutes of it, I probably would have voted for it too.

I mean, if you just tell me "It's Dark Cloud but less janky" I'll probably just go change my vote right now.

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby Rico » Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:11 am

Niku is compelling but I voted for sharks with legs mostly because I love it and I'm pretty sure I didn't get to vote for it in earlier brackets and IoG is my favorite by a mile from that trilogy even though brackets made me vote against it earlier.

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby Niku » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:01 pm

Yeah weirdly I think that Soul Blazer and Terranigma are both better games than Illusion of Gaia, but I like Illusion of Gaia more than both of them. But I am literally arbitrarily voting in every single round over what feels right to me whether I am contradicting myself from an earlier round or not.
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby François » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:33 pm

I wonder if that has to do with the order in which you played them. I got to Terranigma first, SoulBlazer second and Illusion of Gaia third, and that is identical to how I'd personally rank them.

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby Classic » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:59 pm

I played them in order of release, but Illusion of Gaia is the only one I've actually completed.

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby Brentai » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:26 pm

Terranigma > SoulBlazer > IoG seems to be the standard ranking, although I have a special emotional affection for IoG myself. It did a lot of things storywise that I had never experienced in a video game before, like slowly coming to understand a person you thought you hated by slowly dying of malnutrition on a tiny raft together, or desperately trying to fight off vampires while your best friend is strapped to a bomb, or <Hamlet>. FF6 is everybody's go-to for storytelling in the 16-bit era but IoG never gets enough credit for being both emotionally engaging and totally unique (read: fucking weird).

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby pacobird » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:42 pm

IoG has that bit where you wander into a random building and the dire music cuts in as you witness slaves weaving rugs, and an NPC tells you not to concern yourself; people being destined for this is part of life.

I guess that thing still making me uncomfortable at 34 is kind of an accomplishment?
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby Lyrai » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:50 pm

FF6 tells a good fantasy story. IoG tells a story that cuts deep because it's goddamn real and grounded as fuck, as much as it can be. For a series with transforming swordsman, blue goo spacemen, magical powers, it more tells a story about how you don't inherently become the hero of a fantasy adventure when those happen. Real lives, with grounded problems, still fucking happen while you're spinning your flute.

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby Friday » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:10 am

SoulBlazer beats out Star Fox and EVO, though Fox is only 1 vote behind. (I guess SoulBlazer did a loop and shot it down HA HA HA)

Next up:

6. Super Castlevania IV
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11. Super Mario RPG
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby Classic » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:29 am

My JRPG trash tendencies are clear.
Though, I did think that the egoRaptor's discussion of what makes Super Castlevania an unusual sequel to the original Castlevania was neat.
Or at least, I liked the sweary cartoon he did to go along with it.

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby Niku » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:47 am

Super Castlevania 4. Super Mario RPG has really fun RPG mechanics, but it is almost painfully rough around the edges these days. The pre-rendered graphics, the shitty shitty Square additions to the universe, that fucking bizarre mine cart section -- it's a weird damn game in a way that doesn't always pay off well. Mario and Luigi and Paper Mario both refined the primordial soup into something actually good, and there's not a lot of reason to go back to the original curiosity outside of curiosity. Castlevania 4 is pretty unique as far as Castlevania games go. It's a mode 7 clusterfuck and not the best Castlevania game by a long shot. I don't think it really deserves to be in the top 16 at all, but I'm not really sure SMRPG does either. In the end I'll take a giant tongue skull over Booster, I guess.
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby Rico » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:15 am

I literally just flipped a coin here.

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby Kishi » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:11 am

SCVIV is like the third best Castlevania game, but SMRPG is made of pure joy.

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby pacobird » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:02 am

I don't know. I'm super ambivalent about both of these games. Fuck it, Mario.
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby Friday » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:25 pm

SMRPG takes it handily.

Next up:

14. Terranigma
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12. Shadowrun

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Shadowrun manages to dodge FF2, FF3, LttP, SoM, and SM this round. But Terranigma is no slouch. Will this be the end of the Dream of a Shadowrun top 4?
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby Niku » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:28 pm

Yes.
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro16)

Postby pacobird » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:30 pm

You strike a deal with a vampire to find out the Jester Spirit's name is Nirwanda, and he's all spooky like I SHALL GRANT YOU THE WISDOM YOU SEEK ONE AH AH AH TWO AH AH AH

Of course, he's totally full of shit; not only is he lying about the name, he doesn't actually talk like that.
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