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Guessed by @Zippy6

Looking back through the past few lists, it really stands out just how consistently this game gets big drops. It went from a -7 to a -6 to this year's -8. The reason why is probably just... it should've never been that high? That isn't to say Majora's Mask isn't a great game, because it is. I've seen a few people call this their favorite game ever and I can definitely see why. It's got a really dark story and setting, with deep characters you grow to care about through sidequests you choose to do. A couple of its dungeons are truly great, and it stands out as one of the very few challenging 3D Zeldas. It's just... not my thing, I guess. The whole atmosphere of the game is unsettling, in a fascinating way, but I'm more about that adventurous tone of the other games in the series. Majora's Mask overwhelms me, and that's likely why I never went back to it. A truly great game, just not my kind of great.

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Farsala said:
Darashiva said:

34 is correct, 33 is so very, very close.

Tales of Berseria

That's the one.

#36 - You play as the son of the final boss of most of this series' games.

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coolbeans said:


Dragon's Dogma?

Nope, surprisingly more Dragon games than that.

For the last hint, I will quote someone without quoting them.

38 This RPG features an exiled princess, a thief, a relentless captain, 2 mages and an old king.
This game also features quite the eccentric entertainer. The protagonist can interact with all these characters and their backstories in unique ways.

"For me, it was ___________. That game is so charming and lovely. It may not be an exclusive but the _____ has beautiful orchestrated music instead of midi tunes, and that alone makes a huge difference. The characters have so much personality, the story is very good and the battle system is addictive. This game is like a time capsule for me, it took me right back into the 90s."

Farsala said:
S.Peelman said:

New hint for #33, and repost of hint #34. #35 has since been guessed.

#33: Being chased by the antagonist makes it look like this game is in the  survival horror genre, but it's not really.


I am thinking something like Medieval Total War, probably 2?

Yes, correct!

My hint is even more true if you play as the HRE, the pope really hates you then.

Runa216 said:

I feel so bad about this because I don't like being negative, but for the life of me I don't know why so many people love Guitar Hero III so much. I thought the boss battle gimmick was garbage, the charting was all over the place, the visual effects were outlandish in a way that vastly messed with the rhythm and timing of the notes (so much so that they had to widen the allowance on timing just to counterbalance it), and everything was overcharted as hell. 

It's an exercise in style over substance. a great track list from a popularity aspect but nowhere near as fun to play. I got introduced to way more songs and bands from Guitar HEro 1/2 and the Rock Band series than this. And yes, there's a distinct correlation between developers HArmonix (the team that made GH1, GH2, 80's, and the rock band franchise) and my personal tastes. 

Buh, this is one of those games that I know most people only like because it was the one that had the widest appeal, but there's a dedicated group of music lovers that feel it was definitely a step down. Rock Band did it better. 

Ah, I sparked discussion! But don’t feel bad.

You are probably right, but first off it is true that Guitar Hero III is my pick to represent this series, and the genre basically, in large part because it was the first one I played. Had I played another first I might have felt differently. Still, I did feel I had a little less fun with each subsequent game though, and Guitar Hero III has a lot of songs I liked best to play. Though maybe Metallica does, as their songs are so suited to these kinds of games but that one was obviously a bit repetitive. Continue under mZuzek;

mZuzek said:

Because it's fun.

And one way it was made more fun for a lot of people is exactly in widening the timing for hitting notes. No one's gonna disagree with you that it was ridiculously wide in GH3, you could hit notes like half a second early or late. I suppose many things were overcharted, but because hitting notes was so easy, it made you feel better than you probably were. And everyone probably felt that way, really. That's just fun.

Also, the songs were awesome. Whether previous games had more or less awesome songs is personal taste, GH3 still had a killer soundtrack.

I agree with you that Rock Band did it better, but maybe Rock Band's existence is the exact reason why I never looked down on GH3. The Guitar Hero series definitely got wackier from that point on, prioritizing dumb fun over precision, and it was easy to embrace that because if you ever wanted that precise gameplay again, Rock Band was right there.

Indeed it was fun, which for me is always the biggest point. I noticed the overcharting and the wide timing of this one as I went on to the newer games. However, the overcharting actually made Guitar Hero III more difficult in my eyes. Difficult in a good way, because it made you feel more awesome and indeed that was fun. This was especially noticeable on songs that were in more games. To return to Metallica as an example, III’s One > Metallica’s One by far. I thought the games got easier and easier as the songs became poppier. In will admit though that I never really gave 6 much of a chance because I didn’t really like 5 much. In hindsight I should’ve liked 6’s setlist much better.

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Kakadu18 said:

#38: Luigi's Mansion 2

While this is my least favorite Luigi's Mansion game I still love it. I like the mission based structure less than how the other two games are structured gameplaywise. But it offers for way more funny dialogue with Professor E. Gadd between missions.

It has way more variety in ghost types than either of the other two Luigi's Mansion games that are all very expressive and full of character with very unique behaviour and attacks.

LM2 introduces plenty of new gadgets from E. Gadd that lead to some great puzzles. The tons of collectables are fun to find. The boss ghost fights are pretty creative.

Also this game introduces the ghost doggo which I mentioned in my hints. That one's a bit annoying but funny.

This installment is way longer than the original with more story too and more intricate leveldesign. King Boo's design is way better than in the first game, intimidating even.