Goofball cyberpunks defeat stoic swordboysFIFTH MATCH #38 - Romancing SaGa
The translation patch for this finally got finished after being worked on for roughly the entirety of human history so I just started playing it (I never got around to playing the PS2 remake). As expected, it's weird in interesting ways. Also it has a badass glam rock barbarian muscle waifu, which is basically all it needed to hook me. We'll see if that gives the original the edge to make it farther than its sequel in this fierce competition...#5 - Brandish 2: The Planet Buster
I actually kind of liked the original Brandish for SNES, despite the infamously nauseating camera and other assorted dungeon-crawl cruelty. I never played any of the later entries, but I'm just going to assume they're cool because I have a hard-on for everything Falcom does. I think the "Planet Buster" in the title is the name of a magical sword in the game, so if it does what it says on the tin you uh... you might want to be careful where you swing it #30 - Magical Drop
Another "a bunch of colourful trash is falling on you" puzzle game. This one is a bit like Bust-A-Move, but instead of being continuously reloaded with fresh orbs, you have to pick up and rearrange the orbs that are already on the board. It features a bunch of cute animated characters based on the Tarot and it's pretty fun!#11 - Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no Hanayome
(Dragon Quest V: The Heavenly Bride)
It's Dragon Quest. Maybe the best
Dragon Quest. This is the one where you raise a family, and also the first DQ to let you tame monsters. It's a fantastic game and one of the main reasons I started this poll in the first place.