Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

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Hottest Ro64

Poll ended at Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:41 pm

18. Alundra
1
3%
23. Valkyrie Profile
13
45%
43. Jade Cocoon
6
21%
61. Resident Evil
9
31%
 
Total votes: 29
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Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby Friday » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:06 am

1. Final Fantasy 7
2. Final Fantasy 9
3. Final Fantasy Tactics
4. Einhander
5. Legend of Dragoon
6. Wild Arms
7. Symphony of the Night
8. Metal Gear Solid
9. Chrono Cross
10. Star Ocean: The Second Story
11. Resident Evil 2
12. Lunar: Silver Story Complete
13. Suikoden
14. Suikoden 2
15. Parasite Eve
16. Silent Hill
17. PaRappa the Rapper
18. Alundra
19. Breath of Fire 3
20. Breath of Fire 4
21. Megaman X4
22. Parasite Eve 2
23. Valkyrie Profile
24. Misadventures of Tron Bonne
25. Front Mission 3
26. Legend of Legaia
27. Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
28. Legacy of cain soup reaver
29. Armored Core
30. Bushido Blade
31. Threads of Fate
32. Tomba!
33. Vandal Hearts
34. Wild Arms 2
35. Crash Bandicoot
36. Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
37. Metal Slug X
38. Legend of Mana
39. Jumping Flash!
40. Puzzle Fighter 2
41. Pocket Fighter
42. Tales of Destiny
43. Jade Cocoon
44. YOU SHALL BE AS GODS FUCK
45. Mega Man Legends
46. Persona 2
47. Castlevania Chronicles
48. Dragon Quest VII
49. Colony Wars
50. Twisted Metal 2
51. Tactics Ogre
52. Grandia
53. Vagrant Story
54. Brave Fencer Mushashi
55. Final Fantasy 8
56. Mega Man Legends 2
57. SaGa Frontier
58. Dance Dance Revolution
59. Bushido Blade 2
60. Lunar 2: Eternal Blue
61. Resident Evil
62. Soul Blade
63. Ape Escape
64. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

Tournament will still be unseeded, but unlike polls I've ran before, this one is gonna have a loser's bracket. We'll end up with two winners (The Survivor of both Winner's and Loser's Brackets) and after that I'll run one final poll of Winner vs Loser for all the marbles.

The progression will look like this:

1. Ro64

2. Ro32 (Winner's) Ro32 (Loser's)

3. Ro16 (Winner's) Ro32-2 (Loser's)

4. Ro8 (Winner's) Ro24 (Loser's)

5. Ro4 (Winner's) Ro16 (Loser's)

6. Ro2 (Winner's) Ro10 (Loser's)

7. Ro6 (Loser's)

8. Ro3 (Loser's) (A 1v1v1, only one will move on to the Grand Finals)

9. Grand Finals (Winner vs Loser Champions)

Anyway.

I still don't want to run 8 at a time, but I'll speed things up a bit and run the ro64 in 10 groups of 6, and then 1 group of 4.

Our first match up: (as always, decided at random)

63. Ape Escape
22. Parasite Eve 2
15. Parasite Eve
42. Tales of Destiny
9. Chrono Cross
49. Colony Wars

Vote for up to 3.

Remember, those eliminated from this round (and future Winner's bracket rounds) are not gone forever. It takes two losses to be eliminated.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby Niku » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:29 am

This one's not too hard for me. I've never played Colony Wars, so cannot speak to its merits. Tales of Destiny comes from a time before the Tales series was run whole-heartedly into the ground and had one of the most interesting combat systems of its day, but it still never really managed to grab me no matter how many times I borrowed it from my friend. Parasite Eve 2 is a very interesting but extremely flawed mash-up of Resident Evil and the first game that never quite gels for either style.

Parasite Eve 1 on the other hand is one of my favorites on the system, despite being difficult to go back to these days thanks to the plodding movement pace. The battle system has nothing quite like it outside of Vagrant Story, the challenge dungeon in new game + is super interesting and encourages breaking the modding system for weapons and armor, and the then-modern setting still gives it a really unique place in Square's output. Not for nothing, it also vastly improved on its source material while being equally as silly. Chrono Cross gets a pass here. I love it more than most people, but I'm not sure it's going to hang against stiffer competition. I still find the battle system pretty interestingly balanced even if the character bloat is awful. Ape Escape, as I vouched for in the write-ins, isn't exactly Super Mario 64 caliber when it comes to 3D platforming but it does a lot of similar tricks when it comes to setting the baseline for how a controller can be used. The dual shock gimmicks were pretty cleverly integrated throughout the game, and monkeys in siren hats will never not be charming.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby beatbandito » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:59 pm

Never liked Ape Escape.

Never played Colony Wars.

Tales of Phantasia is the only Tales game that matters.

I couldn't play Parasite Eve when it came out (despite hearing all great things and enjoying more recent attempted playthroughs) because my dad was convinced Aya was Lara Croft and would destroy my innocence, so I don't consider it from my PS1 experience.

Chrono Cross, on the other hand, we can all agree is the peak of rpg gameplay and storytelling experiences.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby pacobird » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:53 pm

You guys should give Colony Wars a shot. It's like a proto-FreeSpace with branching storylines and some fun database stuff about the Galactic Empire.

The government used to let the farmers of the agriworld keep .001% of their harvest, but this was discontinued after they all got too fat to work.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby Esperath » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:20 pm

Colony Wars was super rad.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby Friday » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:22 am

63. Ape Escape (6)
22. Parasite Eve 2 (3)
15. Parasite Eve (12)
42. Tales of Destiny (2)
9. Chrono Cross (13)
49. Colony Wars (5)

Advancing: Ape Escape, PE, CC
Lose: PE2, ToD, Colony Wars

I think Colony Wars might be suffering from "good game that nobody played."

Next up:

40. Puzzle Fighter 2
3. Final Fantasy Tactics
19. Breath of Fire 3
33. Vandal Hearts
5. Legend of Dragoon
55. Final Fantasy 8

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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby Niku » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:08 am

Three games I've only barely touched versus three games I've played at least a decent chunk of makes this a round of ignorance-dictates-votes. Sorry, Breath of Fire 3 and Vandal Hearts. Not so sorry Legend of Dragoon. There's a REASON I barely touched you. FFT, FF8, and Puzzle Fighter 2 get my votes by de fault.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby Friday » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:02 am

I wonder how many good games (speaking of Vandal Hearts, not LoD or Bof3) FF8 is going to knockout simply by being a game that people have played.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby Niku » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:30 am

Yeah, Vandal Hearts seems like a champ, I just have no personal attachment to it. The Playstation was one of the most wildly successful consoles ever, with one of the most wildly diverse sets of games released for it. By the very nature of the console's releases there are going to be a lot of games that slipped through people's fingers. The PSX also didn't have the wide-spread emulation fervor that the NES or SNES or Genesis had, so a lot of those smaller great games never got their later due through people trawling the archives.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby Esperath » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:04 pm

Friday wrote:Bof3


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because I think I heard someone say glasses bunny girl with a bazooka

also, I had a good feeling! about puzzle fighter 2.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby Esperath » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:05 pm

ps: fu ff8 go home
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby Esperath » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:08 pm

FF8: "go home? no i won't go home. i'm going to rule the ps1 poll with the last GFtaroo."

WHY YOOOOOOOOOOU
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby Mothra » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:51 pm

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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby Brentai » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:53 pm

As terrible as that would be for trolling I find myself constantly wishing you could negative-vote in these.

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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby ocksi » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:05 pm

It will be a crime if Vandal Hearts loses to FF8

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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby Rico » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:19 pm

I voted for both. I have a soft spot in my heart for FFVIII because it's actually kind of fun if you run through it with Enc-none from the beginning-ish.

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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby beatbandito » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:17 pm

Chrono Cross most votes round one.
FFVIII most votes round two.

Guys is this my birthday gift or has everyone just become as terrible as me?
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby Newbie » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:21 am

Square was at the height of their power during the PlayStation years. It should be no surprise that their games will dance all over the top of this list.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby Friday » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:24 am

40. Puzzle Fighter 2 [ 5 ]
3. Final Fantasy Tactics [ 11 ]
19. Breath of Fire 3 [ 4 ]
33. Vandal Hearts [ 5 ]
5. Legend of Dragoon [ 1 ]
55. Final Fantasy 8 [ 7 ]

I'll tie resolve and give it to Vandal Hearts.

Advancing: FFT, Vandal Hearts, ...whatever
Lose: Puzzle Fighter 2, Bof3, LoD

Next up:

11. Resident Evil 2
7. Symphony of the Night
12. Lunar: Silver Story Complete
38. Legend of Mana
39. Jumping Flash!
31. Threads of Fate
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Ro64)

Postby beatbandito » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:40 am

Threads of Fate is the type of action RPG that made the PSX my favorite system. I don't know if it was during my game renting days or just a game I only played at other people's houses but even as I remember it fondly now I didn't even recognize it until I saw the cover art.

Lunar, somewhat similarly, I never played but am voting for because I know if I had ever bothered to I'd be voting for it for the same reasons.

Last vote goes to LoM, because Lyrai is really- haha jk it's SotN.
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