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Smeags said:
From the OP:

Now, here comes the disclaimer: This list is not definitive in any way. It's just the combined opinions of unique gamrConnect users. You'll also find that there's no platforms or publishers in the main list, only the game, year, and development team. Those developers are the ones who brought these amazing games to life through their hard work, creativity, and passion for gaming, so let's focus on these groups of people and give them the praise they deserve.

If you're looking for a certain compilation, remake, remaster, or game released after October 31, 2014, you wont find them here. Each game provided is the original game, given the release date for when it hit Western (US or PAL) shores (or if it never has released overseas, then its original release date).

With that said, here are the top 500 games voted on by the community here on gamrConnect. In the end I hope you can use this thread to look back at the best of gaming and rekindle that joy that this hobby of ours brings to us. From gaming's past to a bright future, here's to video games.

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Obviously games like Metroid: Zero Mission, Persona 4: The Golden, and REmake are so much more than simple remakes, but at the same time their basis stems from the original games. I know a lot aren't happy with that, and I do apologize, but that's what's happened. Maybe next year I'll separate them, but that's of course another gear in the machine.


Hum, that's controversial. I mean, P4 Golden is more of an enhanced port, it makes sense. But Zero Mission and REmake are sooooo vastly different from the originals. Anyway.



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Sorry.

Just pretend that they're the enhanced games. My rationale was to pay homage to the games that are the original vision.



Smeags said:
Sorry.

Just pretend that they're the enhanced games. My rationale was to pay homage to the games that are the original vision.

Makes a lot of sense doing it that way. It also gives those games a better chance at making the list, otherwise votes would be split between the originals and the remakes.



artur-fernand said:
Smeags said:
From the OP:

Now, here comes the disclaimer: This list is not definitive in any way. It's just the combined opinions of unique gamrConnect users. You'll also find that there's no platforms or publishers in the main list, only the game, year, and development team. Those developers are the ones who brought these amazing games to life through their hard work, creativity, and passion for gaming, so let's focus on these groups of people and give them the praise they deserve.

If you're looking for a certain compilation, remake, remaster, or game released after October 31, 2014, you wont find them here. Each game provided is the original game, given the release date for when it hit Western (US or PAL) shores (or if it never has released overseas, then its original release date).

With that said, here are the top 500 games voted on by the community here on gamrConnect. In the end I hope you can use this thread to look back at the best of gaming and rekindle that joy that this hobby of ours brings to us. From gaming's past to a bright future, here's to video games.

-

Obviously games like Metroid: Zero Mission, Persona 4: The Golden, and REmake are so much more than simple remakes, but at the same time their basis stems from the original games. I know a lot aren't happy with that, and I do apologize, but that's what's happened. Maybe next year I'll separate them, but that's of course another gear in the machine.


Hum, that's controversial. I mean, P4 Golden is more of an enhanced port, it makes sense. But Zero Mission and REmake are sooooo vastly different from the originals. Anyway.

An enhanced port that completely changes how the story is concluded, but yeah. Pretty sad to see them being combined. The PS2 version of P4 wouldn't make my list at all.



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But did anybody actually vote for the original Metroid? I mean, c'mon.



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Ka-pi96 said:

Makes a lot of sense doing it that way. It also gives those games a better chance at making the list, otherwise votes would be split between the originals and the remakes.

That was my thinking as well.

Those who had a PSX are more likely to go with the original/dualshock version, while GCN owners are more likely to pick REmake.

Those who don't have a PSV chose the original, while most PSV owners picked Golden.

Metroid was the outlier, absolutely. Metroid was *greatly* propped by votes of Zero Mission. Usually Metroid isn't anywhere near Mario/Zelda for NES, but there it is.

@Those not cool with it

I'm sorry my methodology displeases you. It was only my intention to prop up games that would be hurt in the overall scheme because of the fractured votes.



Smeags said:

I'm sorry my methodology displeases you. It was only my intention to prop up games that would be hurt in the overall scheme because of the fractured votes.


No excuses. Time for you to commit seppukku!



What? Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean made it but not Baten Kaitos Origins? Was I the only one who voted for it or something? Baten Kaitos fans, you all need to play Origins and realize its utter superiority at the earliest opportunity.



And Smeags, thanks so much for this. Your obscene amounts of effort are very appreciated, I can't emphasize that enough. I do think certain remakes go beyond just remakes and deserve special attention, like Zero Mission, but in general agree with your methodology, and if this is how it must be for the sake of consistency and not hurting games over split votes, then so be it, I'm pretty pleased with how things turned out.



Hey Smeags, if it's not too much trouble could you let us know the points scores of some of the games. The ones I'm most interested in are the top 15 (to see how close things were) and 498th (to see how far apart the top and bottom of the list is).