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mZuzek said:
BraLoD said:

So, was it Legend of Dragoon? Put the mystery to rest please.

If it's not, I bet it's Disgaea... but I wouldn't know which one.

Of course it's LoD



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Happy new year, everyone! I hope you guys don't let this thread die so quickly as it was always fun to talk about our favorite games. (Yeah, I'm concerned after almost 24 hours without new posts.)

Here's my full list:

Rank Title Platform(s) Year YoY
#50 F. E. A. R. PC, X360, PS3 2005 -16
#49 Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble SNES, GBA 1996 -4
#48 Need for Speed Underground 2 PC, PS2, GBA, GC, XB, PSP, DS 2004 -9
#47 Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back PS1 1997 0
#46 Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis 1991 -16
#45 Forza Motorsport 3 X360 2009 HM
#44 Super Mario 3D World Wii U 2013 -23
#43 Need for Speed: Most Wanted PS2, PC, GBA, GC, XB, DS, X360 2005 -7
#42 The Legend of Zelda NES 1986 HM
#41 Mega Man 2 NES 1988 -14
#40 Shovel Knight Wii U, 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, PSV, XB1 2014 -3
#39 Guitar Hero 2 PS2, X360 2006 +5
#38 Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Wii, GC 2004 New!
#37 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES, GBA 1995 -15
#36 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS 2013 -12
#35 Tony Hawk's American Wasteland PS2, XB, GC, X360, PC 2005 +7
#34 Tekken 3 PS1 1998 -5
#33 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Genesis 1992 -3
#32 The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons GBC 2001 0
#31 The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages GBC 2001 0
#30 Pokémon Black Version 2 & White Version 2 DS 2012 -7
#29 Mega Man X SNES, PC 1993 -9
#28 Rock Band 2 X360, PS3, PS2, Wii 2008 +7
#27 Crash Bandicoot: Warped PS1 1998 -2
#26 Burnout Dominator PS2, PSP 2007 +7
#25 Bully PS2, Wii, X360, PC 2006 HM
#24 Mario Kart 8 Wii U 2014 -6
#23 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time N64, 3DS 1998 -6
#22 Tekken 5 PS2 2005 HM
#21 Splatoon Wii U 2015 New!
#20 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess GC, Wii 2006 +6
#19 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks DS 2009 0
#18 Pokémon Gold Version & Silver Version GBC 1999 -2
#17 Pokémon Black Version & White Version DS 2010 -4
#16 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Wii 2007 New!
#15 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2, PC, XB 2004 -1
#14 Super Meat Boy PC, X360, PSV, PS4 2010 +1
#13 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker GC, Wii U 2002 -4
#12 Portal PC, X360, PS3 2007 -2
#11 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U 2014 -4
#10 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask N64, 3DS 2000 +1
#9 Metroid Prime GC, Wii 2002 +3
#8 Star Fox 64 N64, 3DS 1997 0
#7 Super Metroid SNES 1994 -1
#6 Pokémon X & Y 3DS 2013 -1
#5 Portal 2 PC, X360, PS3 2011 -2
#4 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Wii U 2014 New!
#3 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past SNES 1991 +1
#2 Shadow of the Colossus PS2, PS3 2005 0
#1 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii 2011 0

So, what are you guys looking forward to playing this year? I mean like, what are you expecting to enter the top 50 come november?

Personally, I know Ori and the Blind Forest will be there, having played it this last december, and in terms of new games I guess at least Star Fox Zero and No Man's Sky will be there. I'd say Zelda Wii U too, but there's a pretty big chance it will be released in november, which makes ineligible (sigh).




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I hope Persona 5, FFXV, SO5, Uncharted 4, ROTK13, NASOI, DQH can all make my top 50.

Update all your lists in the main thread so it looks pretty :).

Shameful post. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=7616023



I've been horrible at updating, so here are a few thoughts about my Top 50.

  • About a third of my Top 50 games are RPG's including six of the Top 10 spots. Chrono Trigger is #1, and Mother 3, Pokemon Red/Blue, The World Ends With You, Kingdom Hearts, and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga were also in the Top 10. All but two of the RPG's are JRPG's.
  • To my surprise, I have a fair number of shooters in my Top 50. These range from 1997's Star Fox 64 to 2015's Splatoon, the most recent game in my Top 50. Three of these (Resident Evil 4, Team Fortress 2, and Kid Icarus: Uprising) are in my Top 10.
  • I use the term "Zeltroid" to describe action-adventure games with an emphasis on the player avatar gaining new capabilities to unlock new locations to explore. Sometimes the only obvious difference between Zelda-clones and Metroid-clones is whether we're playing the game from an overhead or side view. Six games made it under this category: Metroid Fusion, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, and four Zelda games (LttP, OoT, MM, and LBW). Link Between Worlds is not only my favorite Zelda of the 21st century, but also my favorite entry in the series.
  • Although I enjoy the genre, only a few platformers are on this list, including just one Super Mario entry: Super Mario 3D World. Super Mario 64, Super Mario World and Super Mario Galaxy were in the running for the bottom of this list, but didn't make the cut for various reasons. 3D World, simply put, went beyond my expectations multiple times over, via distinct levels, wealth of content, surprising gameplay variety, etc. The fact that it is the only Super Mario game to really work out cooperative play also helps.
  • Besides Nintendo, Aquaresoft/Square Enix was the best-represented developer/publisher.
  • In the two months since making this list, I am already thinking that a few changes will have to be made. Games like Splatoon and Age of Empires 2 (!) have gotten better in the past two months, and after a bit more time with the game, I feel Majora's Mask deserves better than #35. Conversely, Mario & Luigi and Elite Beat Agents may be a bit high.
  • Though most of this list is Gen 6 onwards, the top two games were released in the mid-90's.


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mZuzek said:

So, what are you guys looking forward to playing this year? I mean like, what are you expecting to enter the top 50 come november?

Personally, I know Ori and the Blind Forest will be there, having played it this last december, and in terms of new games I guess at least Star Fox Zero and No Man's Sky will be there. I'd say Zelda Wii U too, but there's a pretty big chance it will be released in november, which makes ineligible (sigh).

Zelda U definitely looks like it's going to enter my list. And high up to, it just seems amazing, hopefully it'll live up to my hype. But I'm confident. Maybe if it's not eligible yet next year, I'll just have to sneak it in while Smeags isn't looking.

I've also been playing Cities Skylines, and if I had played it a couple weeks earlier I'd definitely already have included it. I'm a sucker for the genre, and there's finally something good after over a decade of EA's crap and failed clones. I mean, I even bought the DLC off Steam for it, and that says something. Anyway, I was too late for this year so all I could give it was an honorable mention. It seems like a similar thing is happening with Rollercoaster Tycoon. The new thing sucks but it seems like Planet Coaster could be decent. Not sure yet if it'll have what it takes though, but could also potentially be a newcomer next year if all goes well.

Then there's Uncharted 4, but I doubt I'll feel like including three Uncharted's in my list next, so if I'll play 4 in time, and if it's awesome enough, Uncharted 3's probably getting kicked in favor of it. We'll see.

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Been gathering some stats. Don't really care if any of you will care, but I'll care, because stats are fun. Still need to count all your lists to see who I had most in common with. That person will get a friend request from me. I know, I know, a real golden ticket, last year if I recall correctly the lucky guy was Truckosaurus. I'm sure he's living a happier life because of it. Anyway but yeah tomorrow I guess.



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It's not over yet! I did the counting on my list, and came up with some stats. It's always fun to know these useless data.

Games per system:

G7000 1 GBA 2
NES 3 DS 1
SNES 3 3DS 2
N64 7 PS 4
GC 1 PS3 2
Wii 1 DC 3
WiiU 1 PC 13
GB 2 MAC 4

Games per year:

1979 1 2000 4
1987 1 2002 3
1989 1 2003 3
1991 2 2004 1
1992 1 2005 1
1993 1 2006 1
1994 2 2007 1
1995 2 2009 4
1996 1 2011 1
1997 6 2012 1
1998 5 2013 1
1999 5 2015 1

And the math:

  • Best Year: 1997; 6 titles.
  • Best Decade: '90s; 25 titles.
  • Average Year: 1999.74 (~ June 1999)
  • Average Game by Age: Astérix (PS), March 1st 1999, #18
  • Median Game by Release Date: Astérix (PS), March 1st 1999, #18
  • Most Featured Genre: Adventure, Construction & Business Management; 7 titles.
  • Most Represented Platform: PC; 13 titles (inc. Mac 17 titles). Nintendo 64; 7 titles.
  • Most Represented Generation: 5th (N64+PS+GB(C) and PC+Mac (equivalent era)); 18 titles
  • Most Successful Developer: Nintendo (including subsidiaries); 20 titles.
  • Most Successful Franchise: Mario; 6 titles.
  • Most Successful Game-series: The Legend of Zelda; 5 titles.

  • Oldest Game: #14: Gunfighter (G7000 (ODY2)), 1979, #50
  • Newest Game: Super Mario Maker (WiiU), 2015, #45
  • Highest Newcomer: Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force (PC), 2000, #44
  • Highest Re-Entry: The Operative: No One Lives Forever (PC), 2000, #38

  • VGC User Most in Common With: tucotuti; 11 titles

So, looks like the age between 1997 and 2003 was the Golden Age of Gaming to me, with the years 1991-2007 all being continuesly represented as well as half of the titles in the list being from the '90s. Not something I didn't already know though. Coincidentally, the game closest to the average age of all the games on my list as well as the median one by age (so, the "middle-oldest") is the same game. This means, once again that the peak of gaming quality occured that year (1999), well within my golden age-period, but also that my games are neatly distributed on both sides of the peak; there's as many games younger than my average game as there are older. PC wins the total amount of games by a large margin, but obviously it has a huge advantag not being boud by generations. Moreover it's victory is mostly due to my love of 'business management games', more commonly refered to as the 'simulation', 'city-builder' or 'tycoon' games. Similarly Nintendo has developed the most games on my list, simply due them making so many games. Unsurprisingly, my favorite series, The Legend of Zelda, also brings the most games, though it's still only 5. Lastly, the user here, going by the completed lists in the Official Thread I had the most in common with, was tucotuti, with 11 titles. Shared runner-ups were RedInker and Pavolink, both 10 titles, though there are a handful that haven't completed their lists here but could still be contenders.



I'm back and finished my list! Here it is if you want to look at it: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=210127&page=7#ZappyKins

Most of my top games are fairly recent, but I have one in the top 3 - often my top rated game that is from 1992!

But I'll give you my top 3:

3 Star Control II(Accolade) aka The Ur-Quan Masters Accolade, 3DO PC 1992
2 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Xbox 360, 2011
1 Alan Wake Remedy Entertainment Xbox 360 2010



 

Really not sure I see any point of Consol over PC's since Kinect, Wii and other alternative ways to play have been abandoned. 

Top 50 'most fun' game list coming soon!

 

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S.Peelman said:

It's not over yet! I did the counting on my list, and came up with some stats. It's always fun to know these useless data.

Games per system:

G7000 1 GBA 2
NES 3 DS 1
SNES 3 3DS 2
N64 7 PS 4
GC 1 PS3 2
Wii 1 DC 3
WiiU 1 PC 13
GB 2 MAC 4

Games per year:

1979 1 2000 4
1987 1 2002 3
1989 1 2003 3
1991 2 2004 1
1992 1 2005 1
1993 1 2006 1
1994 2 2007 1
1995 2 2009 4
1996 1 2011 1
1997 6 2012 1
1998 5 2013 1
1999 5 2015 1

And the math:

  • Best Year: 1997; 6 titles.
  • Best Decade: '90s; 25 titles.
  • Average Year: 1999.74 (~ June 1999)
  • Average Game by Age: Astérix (PS), March 1st 1999, #18
  • Median Game by Release Date: Astérix (PS), March 1st 1999, #18
  • Most Featured Genre: Adventure, Construction & Business Management; 7 titles.
  • Most Represented Platform: PC; 13 titles (inc. Mac 17 titles). Nintendo 64; 7 titles.
  • Most Represented Generation: 5th (N64+PS+GB(C) and PC+Mac (equivalent era)); 18 titles
  • Most Successful Developer: Nintendo (including subsidiaries); 20 titles.
  • Most Successful Franchise: Mario; 6 titles.
  • Most Successful Game-series: The Legend of Zelda; 5 titles.

  • Oldest Game: #14: Gunfighter (G7000 (ODY2)), 1979, #50
  • Newest Game: Super Mario Maker (WiiU), 2015, #45
  • Highest Newcomer: Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force (PC), 2000, #44
  • Highest Re-Entry: The Operative: No One Lives Forever (PC), 2000, #38

  • VGC User Most in Common With: tucotuti; 11 titles

So, looks like the age between 1997 and 2003 was the Golden Age of Gaming to me, with the years 1991-2007 all being continuesly represented as well as half of the titles in the list being from the '90s. Not something I didn't already know though. Coincidentally, the game closest to the average age of all the games on my list as well as the median one by age (so, the "middle-oldest") is the same game. This means, once again that the peak of gaming quality occured that year (1999), well within my golden age-period, but also that my games are neatly distributed on both sides of the peak; there's as many games younger than my average game as there are older. PC wins the total amount of games by a large margin, but obviously it has a huge advantag not being boud by generations. Moreover it's victory is mostly due to my love of 'business management games', more commonly refered to as the 'simulation', 'city-builder' or 'tycoon' games. Similarly Nintendo has developed the most games on my list, simply due them making so many games. Unsurprisingly, my favorite series, The Legend of Zelda, also brings the most games, though it's still only 5. Lastly, the user here, going by the completed lists in the Official Thread I had the most in common with, was tucotuti, with 11 titles. Shared runner-ups were RedInker and Pavolink, both 10 titles, though there are a handful that haven't completed their lists here but could still be contenders.

Cool stats.  I will need to do the same for my list.  I sent it to Smeags weeks ago, but only just updated it in the offical thread today.



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