By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Gaming Discussion - gamrConnect Presents: Their 979 Greatest Games, as of 2018

Dr.Vita said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

I'm not convinced this forum is Nintendo dominated.  But most of the people on this forum don't participate in this event.  Maybe the younger people have a hard time coming up with 50 games they really like?  I don't know.  It does seem like the top games are over represented from generations 4 - 6 though, so I think age plays a factor.

No, this forum is Nintendo dominated. There are more Nintendo topics/threads in the forum and Nintendo threads get way more replies. Most of the thread polls confirm the same thing.

I think in general that Nintendo fans (compared to Playstation and Xbox fans) are the most active users in internet forums. And on this site it is really extreme. I guess that Nintendo fans are the oldest gamers among the big three and therefore participate more on these internet gaming forums.

Just out of interest, is ResetEra more balanced with the fanbases?

I don't really see more Nintendo fans than Sony fans (MS fans were mobbed away from this site mostly). But the topics about Nintendo gather more replies, that is true. This is while topics about Sony successes, games and prediction seldomly get backlash, while most every positive thread about Nintendo lures in some people looking for negativity or possible cliffs... err problems. And these negative answers lead to Nintendo-fans answering again and so on. On the other hand Sony threads are mostly left alone by Nintendo-fans, which is why they get less replies.



3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh, Switch: SW-7706-3819-9381 (Mnementh)

my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 

10 years greatest game event!

bets: [peak year] [+], [1], [2], [3], [4]

Around the Network
Dr.Vita said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

I'm not convinced this forum is Nintendo dominated.  But most of the people on this forum don't participate in this event.  Maybe the younger people have a hard time coming up with 50 games they really like?  I don't know.  It does seem like the top games are over represented from generations 4 - 6 though, so I think age plays a factor.

No, this forum is Nintendo dominated. There are more Nintendo topics/threads in the forum and Nintendo threads get way more replies. Most of the thread polls confirm the same thing.

I think in general that Nintendo fans (compared to Playstation and Xbox fans) are the most active users in internet forums. And on this site it is really extreme. I guess that Nintendo fans are the oldest gamers among the big three and therefore participate more on these internet gaming forums.

Just out of interest, is ResetEra more balanced with the fanbases?

N4G seems to have more PS fans posting than they do Nintendo fans. Just an observation. I used to go there quite a bit. Certainly more PS fans there than Xbox. 



- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

Thank you so much for this. I'm not sure if it's amazing or sad that I've played most of the 979 games here hahaha.....while I very much disagree with Wind Waker being so high, and BotW being #1, it was a true pleasure to review this list. Until next year!



PSN: Saugeen-Uwo     Feel free to add me (put Vg Chartz as MSG)!

Nintendo Network ID: Saugeen-Uwo

excellent job my friend , THANKS
good to see Uncharted 2 still high nearly 10 years later



Wow, that's a lot of work! Nice job!

If anything, this thread has convinced me to speed up my purchase of a Switch.



Around the Network

Great job compiling all this info. I know it was a lot of work.



Switch Code: SW-7377-9189-3397 -- Nintendo Network ID: theRepublic -- Steam ID: theRepublic

Now Playing
Switch - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019)
Switch - Bastion (2011/2018)
Switch - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2014/2017)
3DS - Pushmo (2011)
Wii U - Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (2010/2017)
Mobile - The Simpson's Tapped Out and Yugioh Duel Links

mZuzek said:
Mnementh said:

Hmm, maybe if I am not too lazy, I could create a software that supports you in creating the lists. Especially putting in the lists as texts and the software tries to match the game on each entry. Even if only half of it is recognized, this probably is the part that is the most work.

I'm a bit hazy though in how the points work. Does #50 get one point, #49 two points and so on to #1 getting 50 points?

Yeah, probably how the ranking works and how Nintendo games are perceived works in favor of them, because I see the single lists are way more diverse than the TOP 20. Maybe the point-system can be tweaked so it works not more so much in favor of Nintendo.

That would be awesome, but I'm not sure it's necessary. While compiling the lists does take quite some time as is, it wouldn't have been as troublesome if I had done it in a daily basis instead of ignoring everything up until the last week of December. I should be able to do that this year, since there won't be a Smash release causing me to lose countless hours not just playing the game but also helping organize launch events and such. Ultimately, doing everything in a hurry after the turn of the year is what made it seem like more work than in actually was, not to mention all the usual distractions such as my GPU suddenly having overheating problems and my friends inviting me to spend a weekend on the beach (which, coupled with my parents going to another beach meant I wasn't home for a whole week). If I spread out the work a little more, it'll be fine.

As for the points system, it being my first time meant I didn't wanna change too much, but I have thought about tweaking it recently. I specifically thought about maybe a system where the first few votes are worth a lot, but then when a game has loads of votes the average ranking becomes more important, or something - such a system would make certain games that get loads of votes but not as many high votes (such as Mario Kart 8) go quite a bit down the list. But ultimately, I think maybe it's best to keep the system as is, because it makes everyone's votes worth the same and I think that's an important value.

I'm not sure about sharing exactly how it works, though, because that secrecy was always kinda part of the magic of the event but it is very close to what you suggested, yeah.

Hmm, there are always distracting things, making things easier is just something computers should do. Let me think about it.

Yeah, changing the point system always takes the risk that it is possible to game it for the own benefit. I only mentioned it, as some are unhappy with the Nintendo dominance, which I don't see in the single lists, but undertand how it builds up in complete listing. Maybe something can be done, but I am overall pretty good with the event and don't wanna break it.

And I realized, if I don't make something to calculate everything but just some support software, I don't need to know how the system actually works. So keep the secrecy.



3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh, Switch: SW-7706-3819-9381 (Mnementh)

my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 

10 years greatest game event!

bets: [peak year] [+], [1], [2], [3], [4]

Dr.Vita said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

I'm not convinced this forum is Nintendo dominated.  But most of the people on this forum don't participate in this event.  Maybe the younger people have a hard time coming up with 50 games they really like?  I don't know.  It does seem like the top games are over represented from generations 4 - 6 though, so I think age plays a factor.

No, this forum is Nintendo dominated. There are more Nintendo topics/threads in the forum and Nintendo threads get way more replies. Most of the thread polls confirm the same thing.

I think in general that Nintendo fans (compared to Playstation and Xbox fans) are the most active users in internet forums. And on this site it is really extreme. I guess that Nintendo fans are the oldest gamers among the big three and therefore participate more on these internet gaming forums.

Just out of interest, is ResetEra more balanced with the fanbases?

Well, I think the bold is true.  But about half of the threads and replies are people hating on Nintendo.  It is true that people talk about Nintendo more, but it could be positive or negative.



I don't see a problem with the way the scores add up to create the final list. It is what it is. Maybe it needs more promotion to get more votes. That could help the diversity.

Trying to change the scoring sounds like a recipe for very weird results to come out that doesn't really align with the voting.



Switch Code: SW-7377-9189-3397 -- Nintendo Network ID: theRepublic -- Steam ID: theRepublic

Now Playing
Switch - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019)
Switch - Bastion (2011/2018)
Switch - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2014/2017)
3DS - Pushmo (2011)
Wii U - Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (2010/2017)
Mobile - The Simpson's Tapped Out and Yugioh Duel Links

theRepublic said:
I don't see a problem with the way the scores add up to create the final list. It is what it is. Maybe it needs more promotion to get more votes. That could help the diversity.

Trying to change the scoring sounds like a recipe for very weird results to come out that doesn't really align with the voting.

True. Whatever we do, we can't erase the Playstation/Nintendo-bias of this community anyways. Barely any Xbox, PC-gamers or Retro-gamers (besides Nintendo/Playstation retro), basically non-existant mobile or MMO-gamers. This diversity we don't get in any case.



3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh, Switch: SW-7706-3819-9381 (Mnementh)

my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 

10 years greatest game event!

bets: [peak year] [+], [1], [2], [3], [4]