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What's your #1 favorite GCN game?

Super Mario Sunshine 3 4.84%
 
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance 3 4.84%
 
F-Zero GX 1 1.61%
 
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door 1 1.61%
 
Resident Evil 4 5 8.06%
 
Metroid Prime 14 22.58%
 
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker 13 20.97%
 
Mario Kart: Double Dash 4 6.45%
 
Super Smash Bros. Melee 4 6.45%
 
Other 14 22.58%
 
Total:62

I recently cut together a "Top 12 GameCube Games" video for my channel and wanted to get the VGChartz feedback on their favorites. 

So here goes! Select your #1 pick in the poll and list your top 10 (or 12, or 20) in your reply!



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I don't know why you went with 12, but hey, whatever floats your boat. :) I'll give it a look sooner than later.



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Very nice video, tho I prefer the N64 predecessors of Paper Mario and F-Zero.

The Gamecube was a very formative system for me, probably the one with the most nostalgic value for me growing up alongside the GBA, my top would be:

1. Tales of Symphonia. I have a lot of emotional attachment to this game, being the first RPG with a very captivating world, story and characters that I had the pleasure to play, I always make some time every year to give it a replay, still the top of the genre for me with memorable dungeons, well sized overworld, fantastic pacing and music, lots of funny moments between party members that oozes chemistry without being annoying, plus a lot of also smaller character moments that further cement their relationships and  an incredible English dub that surpasses the japanese one, being one of the very few JPRGs to have that much effort put into the voice cast.

2. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Was my favorite Zelda until Breath of the Wild, I adore its world and incredible sense of adventure, the music and artstyle really resonated with me. Also features one of the best Zelda stories.

3. Metroid Prime. Absolute perfection, the exploration, discovering the lore of the world through the scan visor is still such a joy to go through, also my favorite Metroid. The incredible atmosphere brought to life in its world design and music.

4. Baten Kaitos Origins. This is the only RPG to ever come close to fulfilling everything that I want from the genre since Symphonia, this one I only played a couple of years ago, but god damn, it reminded me of that time where dungeons in JRPGs had personality through simple but effective memorable puzzles, set pieces that remind me of the quirkiness of Mario RPGs, all tightly wrapped in a fast and engaging combat system and great story, that perfectly ties in with the original game.

5. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. Still the best FE for me, just a linear, well designed, fair, no filler strategy game, it does what it needs to do and is fantastic at doing that.

6. Viewtiful Joe 2. da best 2D beatem up/platformer, by not Platinum Games, back when it was Clover.

7. Kirby's Air Ride. Some say Double Dash, others GX, I say Air Ride. While light in content, City Trial is just the greatest mode ever made, I can get lost playing that mode for hours with just CPUs, is that freaking fun for a simple idea, racing a round a small hubworld, getting power ups and preparing for a final stadium event, is so weirdly addictive.

8. Luigi's Mansion. Just a nice, short and charming ride, is one of those games that I never get tired of replaying.

9. Pikmin. There is something very satisfying about using an army of carrots to defeat some weird creatures, while managing well your time to recover your ship parts, another game from a series I like to replay a lot in general.

10. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. An incredibly creative platformer that works so well with a freaking bongo controller, is so weird and different for a Donkey Kong world and I love it for that.

11. Star Fox Assault. The gameplay might not be as tight as 64 or 2 for me, but I appreciate it for trying to build upon the Star Fox lore and give the characters continuity and development, Wolf becoming my favorite character from the series, all that without going for bad fanfic levels of writing like Command.

12. Custom Robo. Simple combat with a ton of customization options, quite like the game flow of the Robo games, they also have rather, dark storylines that come out of nowhere, which I can appreciate.



Let's have a champion time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUG_NS0xqSY

I refused to vote because Re4, Metroid Prime, Fire Emblem (so glad I kept my copy, the price is insane these days), Fzero, Paper Mario TTYD, Loz WW and SSBM are still some of my all time favourite games and it would do more harm than good to me mentally to choose. Would also add: Eternal darkness, Luigi's Mansion, Killer 7, REmake and Timesplitters 2. Such a great and unforgettable library.

Edit: and Pikmin 2/Tales of Symphonia. 



Cucumberry said:

I refused to vote because Re4, Metroid Prime, Fire Emblem (so glad I kept my copy, the price is insane these days), Fzero, Paper Mario TTYD, Loz WW and SSBM are still some of my all time favourite games and it would do more harm than good to me mentally to choose. Would also add: Eternal darkness, Luigi's Mansion, Killer 7, REmake and Timesplitters 2. Such a great and unforgettable library.

Edit: and Pikmin 2/Tales of Symphonia. 

I can totally respect that. It was hard making cuts for my video, and just as hard to try and order what I included!



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Can't go wrong with Metroid Prime.



Eternal Darkness: Sanitys Requiem
Resident Evil 4
The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
Super Mario Sunshine
Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time
Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3
Pitfall: The Lost Expedition
Wario World
Mega Man Network Transmission



StuOhQ said:
Cucumberry said:

I refused to vote because Re4, Metroid Prime, Fire Emblem (so glad I kept my copy, the price is insane these days), Fzero, Paper Mario TTYD, Loz WW and SSBM are still some of my all time favourite games and it would do more harm than good to me mentally to choose. Would also add: Eternal darkness, Luigi's Mansion, Killer 7, REmake and Timesplitters 2. Such a great and unforgettable library.

Edit: and Pikmin 2/Tales of Symphonia. 

I can totally respect that. It was hard making cuts for my video, and just as hard to try and order what I included!

Haha yeah, no chance I'm ordering my list. I'm already annoyed I forgot Loz:TP and rouge squadron (I have 2 copies...) plus a bunch more. Such a great system. Nice video BTW 🙂



How can one limit the greatness of the Gamecube to just twelve games?? Oh well I'll try

1. Super Mario Sunshine
2. Pikmin
3. Twilight Princess
4. Super Smash Bros Melee
5.Mario Kart Double Dash!!
6. Paper Mario The Thousand Year Dooe
7. Luigi's Mansion
8.Mario Superstar Baseball/Super Mario Strikers (Can't decide between these two)
9. F-Zero GX
10.Mario Party 4
11. WarioWare Inc.
12. Pikmin 2

Honorable mention Soul Calibur II. Would beat out Pikmin 2, but after playing it again recently I just don't really enjoy at all anymore--at least not like I used to as a kid.



Honestly, I can't even think of 12 Gamecube games I'd consider worth playing.

I did really like RE4, Metroid Prime 1 & 2, Twilight Princess, F-Zero GX, and Luigi's Mansion, but that's pretty much it. 

Gamecube just really wasn't my cup of tea, at least in terms of software.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 04 December 2019