Hottest PS1 Game (Grand Grand Finals: PE vs SotN)

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Grand Grand Finals

Poll ended at Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:02 am

1. Parasite Eve
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2. Symphony of the Night
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63%
 
Total votes: 16
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Hottest PS1 Game (Grand Grand Finals: PE vs SotN)

Postby Friday » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:05 pm

1. Legend of Dragoon
2. Star Ocean: The Second Story
3. Resident Evil 2
4. Suikoden
5. Silent Hill
6. Alundra
7. Breath of Fire 3
8. Breath of Fire 4
9. Parasite Eve 2
10. Legend of Legaia
11. Legacy of cain soup reaver
12. Armored Core
13. Threads of Fate
14. Tomba!
15. Wild Arms 2
16. Crash Bandicoot
17. Metal Slug X
18. Jumping Flash!
19. Puzzle Fighter 2
20. Pocket Fighter
21. Tales of Destiny
22. Jade Cocoon
23. Persona 2
24. Castlevania Chronicles
25. Dragon Quest VII
26. Colony Wars
27. Grandia
28. Brave Fencer Mushashi
29. SaGa Frontier
30. Dance Dance Revolution
31. Bushido Blade 2
32. Lunar 2: Eternal Blue

Welcome to the loser's bracket! Stats from the first round can be found in the winners.

Our first match up:

16. Crash Bandicoot
23. Persona 2
10. Legend of Legaia
12. Armored Core

All losers will be eliminated from the tournament.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby Mothra » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:12 pm

Voting for Legend of Legaia for the singular reason that it is named Legend of Legaia.

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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby Niku » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:14 pm

I kinda wish I had more experience with Persona 2. I should play the copies I've got on my Vita someday, frankly. The story surrounding the game's localization is interesting enough to earn it a spot in the tournament, and it seems like a really neat game overall. It's mostly getting my vote by default here, along with Armored Core for being an okay enough mech game that had some novelty at the time.

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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby Mothra » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:19 pm

I got reasonably far into Persona 2 on the PS1, and later on the PSP, and I just could not get into it. It's just a lot of wandering and talking and grinding, without the benefit of moving on to more interesting and exotic locations.

It probably deserves my vote waaay more than Legend of Legaia, buuut I can't redo it so ┐('~`; )┌ w/e

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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby Friday » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:36 pm

Some of these games (looking at you, RE2) belong in the winners for sure, especially when compared to some obviously worse versions (RE1) that are in the winners right now.

(I consider the REmake to be the best of the pre-4 REs, but the original RE is pretty much just straight inferior to 2.)

I doubt any of the 32 games here will end up going toe to toe with the winners bracket champ in the grand finals, though. It'll most likely be a game that gets eliminated from the winners sometime in the future.

Bof4 also deserves to be in the winners bracket. That game is seriously underappreciated. (Not as underappreciated as Dragon Quarter, of course.)

I've never played the original Silent Hill, so can't speak to it directly, but it probably shouldn't be here after only one round either.

For me, the more interesting bracket is probably the losers, because they automatically get underdog status. As the weaker winners bracket games filter in, it will become harder and harder for games like Bof4 and Colony Wars to survive. Despite heavily doubting RE2 (the game I consider strongest in losers right now) will make it to the Grand Finals, I hope it goes to top 4 losers.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby Friday » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:41 pm

Oh, and Star Ocean. How the fuck is Star Ocean here. Star Ocean is better than half the winners list. I will fight you. And not with long winded boring combos this time.

With the same voice clips over and over, instead.

CHAOS SWORD CHAOS SWORD AIR SLASH CHAOS SWORD TEAR INTO PIECES CLAUDE HAS ADVANCED FORWARD BEHIND ME?!
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby Esperath » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:52 pm

Armored Core was super fun, and had great customizability for the day. Probably kept From Software in business long enough to make the Souls games.

I remember having an intense midair multiplayer duel with a friend in Armored Core; by the end, I was at 3% health, he was at 5% health, and we were both out of ammo. After dancing around for another few minutes, we just go "let's end this" and charge each other head on with laserblades. I intentionally swing early, causing his swing to miss the mark and locking his controls for a second, which let my second laserblade swing connect. So good.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby Friday » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:52 pm

16. Crash Bandicoot [ 3 ]
23. Persona 2 [ 8 ]
10. Legend of Legaia [ 5 ]
12. Armored Core [ 7 ]

Advancing: P2, Armored Core
Eliminated: Crash Bandicoot, Dota2

Next up:

19. Puzzle Fighter 2
20. Pocket Fighter
11. Legacy of cain soup reaver
21. Tales of Destiny
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby Niku » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:35 pm

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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby Friday » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:21 pm

19. Puzzle Fighter 2 [ 7 ]
20. Pocket Fighter [ 6 ]
11. Legacy of cain soup reaver [ 3 ]
21. Tales of Destiny [ 2 ]

Advancing: Team Chibi
Eliminated: Legacy, ToD

Next up:

32. Lunar 2: Eternal Blue
8. Breath of Fire 4
17. Metal Slug X
28. Brave Fencer Mushashi
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby Niku » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:20 am

Not a great round for me. Lunar 2, as I said before, is just not as memorable or fun as the first game. It's fine. Never played Brave Fencer despite it sitting right over there. I could go pick it up and play it right now! .. but I won't. Metal Slug X is a good Metal Slug game, but I'll give the vote to BoF4 just based on other people's fondness for it. That and Lunar.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby kashan » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:03 am

It's weird how many of these games I don't consider primarily PSX games.

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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby Friday » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:01 am

32. Lunar 2: Eternal Blue [ 2 ]
8. Breath of Fire 4 [ 6 ]
17. Metal Slug X [ 3 ]
28. Brave Fencer Mushashi [ 7 ]

Advancing: Bof4, BFM
Eliminated: Lunar 2, Metal Slug X

Next up:

13. Threads of Fate
5. Silent Hill
31. Bushido Blade 2
27. Grandia
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby Niku » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:47 am

Silent Hill deserves another shot. It's overshadowed by its sequel to be sure, but the first game was a pretty good foundation to work off of. I'l also toss one to Threads of Fate because it always seemed neat enough.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby Friday » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:04 am

13. Threads of Fate [ 2 ]
5. Silent Hill [ 8 ]
31. Bushido Blade 2 [ 7 ]
27. Grandia [ 1 ]

Wow, Grandia didn't get any love at ALL. I mean, I'm honestly sort of surprised.

Advancing: Silent Hill, BB2
Eliminated: Threads of Fate, Justin's mom is fucking hot ok

Next up:

25. Dragon Quest VII
4. Suikoden
9. Parasite Eve 2
18. Jumping Flash!
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby Niku » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:34 pm

Suikoden and Jumping Flash form my duo of rough early Playstation attempts with charm out the wazoo.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby Rico » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:49 pm

I accidentally clicked PE2 in haste. That should have been Suikoden, if it matters (it won't).

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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby kashan » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:39 pm

Pleased and surprised to see Jumping Flash get so much love.

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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

Postby Friday » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:33 am

25. Dragon Quest VII [ 4 ]
4. Suikoden [ 8 ] (+1)
9. Parasite Eve 2 [ 4 ] (-1)
18. Jumping Flash! [ 6 ]

Advancing: Suikoden, Jumping Flash!
Eliminated: DQ7, PE2

DQ7 goes down without winning a single round. Probably literally the only DQ outside of 2 that could manage that feat in a double elimination tournament.

Next up:

6. Alundra
1. Legend of Dragoon
30. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Star Ocean: The Second Story

Legend of Dragoon REALLY wanted to be in this round, as after I rolled it once, I rolled a 1 an additional six times on a d32 before finding two more games.
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Re: Hottest PS1 Game (Losers) (Ro32)

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