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The 10th Annual Greatest Games Event - Discussion Thread: DAY #22

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A bunch of easy hints:

36 - You can eat dolphins in the japanese version of this a-ma-zing 1991 game.

35 - Arguably - Squaresoft's best FF spinoff. - Vague hint, but obvious answer. 

34 - Sixth entry of a classic RPG series that came out for the SNES and you switch between 2 worlds during the game... And its not FF6. 

33 - Take heart, give heart. 

32 - You might think you are doing the world good by killing some monsters. You are wrong. 

31 - "Well, let's see here... I ruined my marriage. Drove my best friend away. Got two psychos and their army after me. And now my brother's gone missing. But, on the bright side, there's no one around to tell me I'm an idiot."

30 - Despite all the virtues and ideas that make this game great, weapon storage and durability is not one of them. 



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Jpcc86 said:

A bunch of easy hints:

36 - You can eat dolphins in the japanese version of this a-ma-zing 1991 game. Super Mario World

35 - Arguably - Squaresoft's best FF spinoff. - Vague hint, but obvious answer.

Final Fantasy Tactics

34 - Sixth entry of a classic RPG series that came out for the SNES and you switch between 2 worlds during the game... And its not FF6.

Dragon Quest VI 

33 - Take heart, give heart. Ni no Kuni

32 - You might think you are doing the world good by killing some monsters. You are wrong. Undertale

30 - Despite all the virtues and ideas that make this game great, weapon storage and durability is not one of them. Breath of the Wild



Jpcc86 said:

A bunch of easy hints:

36 - You can eat dolphins in the japanese version of this a-ma-zing 1991 game.

35 - Arguably - Squaresoft's best FF spinoff. - Vague hint, but obvious answer. 

34 - Sixth entry of a classic RPG series that came out for the SNES and you switch between 2 worlds during the game... And its not FF6. 

33 - Take heart, give heart. 

32 - You might think you are doing the world good by killing some monsters. You are wrong. 

31 - "Well, let's see here... I ruined my marriage. Drove my best friend away. Got two psychos and their army after me. And now my brother's gone missing. But, on the bright side, there's no one around to tell me I'm an idiot."

30 - Despite all the virtues and ideas that make this game great, weapon storage and durability is not one of them. 

I agree with SanAndreasX above me with most, and I wouldn’t know about some of the others, except for #34.

I think 34 could also be Secret of Mana.



My next batch of games:

27. First in a series of cockfighting/dogfighting sims

26. A boy and his dog battle an alcoholic lizard

25. A re-defining game in its series and an enduring classic even though I liked its successors in the next console generation a lot better.

24. The fifth in a series of dating sims with mecha and the only game of its series to be localized so far, many years after its release.



Unguessed

A life changing game for me was 'A Link to the Past'. It was the first Zelda game I played, and it immediately cemented the series as my favorite video game series of all time. As a kid I didn't really care for video games, while my cousin and his mother, my aunt, loved them. My aunt had gotten herself a Super Nintendo and moved her old NES upstairs for me and my cousin to play, whenever he managed to convince me to play Duck Hunt  (#47) with him. One faithful day, just as wanted to go home, which was one street over, my aunt called me into the living room saying she wanted to show me something. She started a new game for me, and what I saw was utterly mindblowing. After a foreboding intro accompanied by ominous music the game starts. As as I moved the green cladded character out of the house, it was a dark, rainy world filled with knights in armour and a big castle. I don't think I ever spoke a single world, as I was in awe. In the following years when I became better and better at games, I obviously managed to understand and eventually beat this game, and it never got any less amazing after that rainy prologue. Without 'A Link to the Past', I wouldn't have been here.



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Guessed by @Jpcc86

The quintessential 90's kid teenage game. This was just a lot of fun... the big open world with initially blocked off areas that weren't actually blocked off, the wacky physics, the charismatic characters and silly story, everything about it was just plain fun, but it is the sort of game that inevitably loses its magic when you grow up. I say the same thing every year, anyway. Next.



Guessed by @Flilix and @Hiku

Twilight Princess wasn't originally going to happen, but was made because Nintendo of America told the Japanese developers that it's what western fans wanted. As a purist myself, I very much believe that art can only come from within, and in this game you can easily tell it didn't. There's a tremendous lack of personality throughout this game, the look and feel of it all emanating a generic edgy vibe that was clearly done just for fanservice. The story is quite generic, and the characters are largely unrelatable; the visuals are occasionally stunning, but usually boring and haven't aged well; the soundtrack could've been fantastic, but didn't get the orchestral treatment and instead was made on some horribly outdated soundfonts; the gameplay is extremely formulaic. It's amazing, then, that such an uninspired game is still so much fun and has so much good stuff about it, but that's how Zelda is - those games really do have different standards. Twilight Princess is definitely a great game, in spite of its many shortcomings.



I thought someone would guess that I was talking about the Flute Boy in the Haunted Grove in my hint. Maybe it was too hard after all...

#28: A popular trope in media is the so-called "MacGuffin'. This is, usually, an artefact of power that's sought after by a story's characters. In this case, the MacGuffin is a sword. Sadly there's also a second sword; an "Artifact of Doom".



Guessed by @ARamdomGamer

It's been a long time since I last played this one, and I feel like I'm almost beyond the point of caring. Super Meat Boy is a fantastic game, and one of the main reasons for that was its insane soundtrack - however, that ended up being the main reason why I don't feel tempted to come back to it. There was a falling out between Team Meat and Danny Baranowsky (the OST's composer), and as a result the game has lost its original music, resorting to a new soundtrack in every re-release from 2015 or so onwards. I can't speak for the new music's quality, but it is simply not the same thing to play Super Meat Boy without Danny's music. I believe that a videogame soundtrack should belong to the game first and foremost, but given how things have gone on for each of the two parties here, I can't help but feel that Team Meat was the one at fault for the bullshit that happened.

Still, I do have fond memories of this. As a platformer, it's as perfect in its simplicity as it can be, with minimal control options and extreme responsiveness, allowing for that easy to understand, hard as fuck to perform platforming greatness. I've played through the full thing (106%) twice, and there haven't been many other better games in the genre.



SanAndreasX said:
Jpcc86 said:

A bunch of easy hints:

36 - You can eat dolphins in the japanese version of this a-ma-zing 1991 game. Super Mario World

35 - Arguably - Squaresoft's best FF spinoff. - Vague hint, but obvious answer.

Final Fantasy Tactics

34 - Sixth entry of a classic RPG series that came out for the SNES and you switch between 2 worlds during the game... And its not FF6.

Dragon Quest VI 

33 - Take heart, give heart. Ni no Kuni

32 - You might think you are doing the world good by killing some monsters. You are wrong. Undertale

30 - Despite all the virtues and ideas that make this game great, weapon storage and durability is not one of them. Breath of the Wild

Number 32 is wrong, but the rest is correct! guess they were indeed easy after all. :P

S.Peelman said:

I agree with SanAndreasX above me with most, and I wouldn’t know about some of the others, except for #34.

I think 34 could also be Secret of Mana.

He is right about it being DQVI tho. Secret of Mana is not the sixth entry in that series. :P