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Darashiva said:
TK14 said:
The one game per franchise rule is kind of unfair, tbh. You should just have us vote for the franchises with the best music rather than singular games, in that case. All 3 Xenoblade games have great OSTs for example, but since people can only pick one of them on their list, they may not all get recognized. Similarly, multiple Zelda games would be on my list, and for that franchise in particular people are having to pick just one game out of more than a dozen fantastic options, thus decreasing the likelihood of any single one of them scoring as high as they probably would otherwise. Conversely, a singular game (ie. the only one in a franchise) with a great OST, like The World Ends With You as an example, has an advantage. This rule very clearly favors games that are part of smaller/shorter-lived franchises, and harms larger franchises that have multiple games worthy of voting for.

By your rules:

1. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
3. The Last Story
4. Fire Emblem: Awakening
5. Kid Icarus: Uprising
6. Super Mario Galaxy
7. Mario Kart 8
8. Pokemon Sun/Moon
9. Splatoon
10. ARMS

My actual top 10:

1. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
2. Xenoblade Chronicles
3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
4. The Last Story
5. Xenoblade Chronicles X
6. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
7. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
8. Fire Emblem: Awakening
9. Kid Icarus: Uprising
10. Super Mario Galaxy

It is exactly for that reason that the rule is in place. If it wasn't most of the list would be filled with nothing but Zelda, Final Fantasy, and a handful of other series, while less popular series would get completely overlooked. And judging by the votes I've gotten so far, there is most definitely going to be no shortage of Zelda or Xenoblade in the top 50.

I understand what you're trying to do, but I still think it would make more sense for us to vote for entire franchises then rather than singular games with a restriction. Because as my lists perfectly illustrate, I'm being forced to only recognize one Xenoblade and Zelda game, and the 'Top 10' by your rules is quite drastically different compared to my ACTUAL Top 10. So we're not really seeing people's top 10 favorite OSTs in this thread. 

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