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Chorus' Favorite Game Bracket: Round 1 (Part 5 of 8) Video Game

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Shrek, May 3, 2020.

  1. Shrek May 3, 2020
    (Last edited: May 5, 2020)
    Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

    you can find the bracket, results of previous rounds, general gist, rules, and how to participate here!

    voting for part five of round one ended Monday, May 4 at 11:59 PM EST!

    for each round, to start, please just post your selections for each of the eight matchups in a list form for easy tabulation.

    after that, state your cases for games you are particularly in favor of or particularly against!

    the fifth round of matchups are as follows:

    match 33
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [seed 2]
    vs
    Night in the Woods [127]

    match 34
    Final Fantasy X [63]
    vs
    Xenoblade Chronicles [66]

    match 35
    Kingdom Hearts II [31]
    vs
    Crash Bandicoot

    match 36
    Half-Life 2 [34]
    vs
    Persona 5 [95]

    match 37
    Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal [15]
    vs
    Walking Dead: A Telltale Series [114]
    *for Walking Dead, neither vote specified which season, so i think we gotta defer to season one? idk

    match 38
    Marvel's Spider-Man (2018) [50]
    vs
    Doom (2016) [79]

    match 39
    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker [18]
    vs
    Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast [111]

    match 40
    Hollow Knight [47]
    vs
    Secret of Mana [82]
     
  2. Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

    i'm ending this one tomorrow night, tentatively. one day of weekend traffic and one of weekday sounds right. but ill move it to Tuesday night depending on how it's looking.
     
  3. Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

    Skyrim
    Xenoblade Chronicles
    n/a
    Persona 5
    Pokemon G/S/C
    n/a
    TLoZ: Wind Waker
    Hollow Knight

    Skyrim comes with a big serving of nostalgia, but it's also just still fun. i started a new file on Switch recently for when i'm craving fantasy sandbox. just hundreds of hours on this thing. it ages worse with every passing month it feels like, but i still enjoy it regardless. maybe the most i've been wowed by a game.

    Xenoblade was a tough vote because i have a very similar level of "like, but not love" for both it and FFX. overall Xenoblade gets the win for being much more fun to explore. i upgraded to a N3DSXL for that port and wasn't disappointed.

    i've played both Crash and Kingdom Hearts II and feel basically nothing for either of them rn haha

    i've played like two hours of Persona 5 and zero of Half-Life and can say with full confidence P5 is way more my shit

    Pokemon gen two is probably the best RPG of that era imo. easy pick.

    never messed with Spiderman or Doom outside of 30 mins on Doom via PSNow. neither are in my wheelhouse.

    Wind Waker is a stone cold classic that i want to play RIGHT NOW

    Hollow Knight might be my favorite game. it's perfect to me.
     
  4. Colby Searcy

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    Night In The Woods
    NA
    Crash Bandicoot
    HL2
    TWD
    Spider-Man
    NA
    NA
     
  5. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    The Walking Dead S1 is one of my favorite games ever
     
  6. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    Night in the Woods

    Final Fantasy X

    Crash Bandicoot

    Half-Life 2

    Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal

    Marvel's Spider-Man (2018)

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

    Hollow Knight


    All pretty easy picks for me. Kingdom Hearts 2 and Xenoblade are both great games but up against some of my all time favourites.
     
  7. VanMastaIteHab

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    Night in the Woods
    Xenoblade Chronicles
    Kingdom Hearts II
    Persona 5
    Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
    Doom (2016)
    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
    Hollow Knight
     
  8. Joe4th

    Memories are nice, but that's all they are. Prestigious

    Night in the Woods

    an absolutely wonderful story and the way it handles mental health is incredible. Love this game so much.

    FFX

    probably my all time favorite.

    Kingdom Hearts II

    Another top 5 game for me of all time.

    Persona 5

    Three of my favorite games in a row here lol

    Pokémon

    Spider-Man

    Wind Waker

    the best Zelda game.

    Hollow Knight
     
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  9. theagentcoma

    yeah good okay

    Ooh we're loaded with JRPGs this round
     
  10. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    If we lose the masterpiece that is Final Fantasy X in round 1 I will be upset.
     
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  11. Skyrim

    Final Fantasy X - It took me a long time to actually come around on FF X, I remember being a kid and being pissed they were turning it into a more 'movie-like' game and never got into it. Flashback to 2016 and I just got a PS4 and the FFX remaster was the first game I bought/completed. It's a lot more normal to have a game with cutscenes now so I was much more open to it. Aside from Tidus being the worst/cringiest main protaginist in the game (Squall is a close second) I love a lot of the other characters, especially Auron. It's also the last main series FF to have a turn-based system. Great game, Probably 5 or 6 on my top FF games.

    Crash Bandicoot - Played Crash as a kid a lot and loved it, I played a good amount of KHII and found myself getting really bored of the combat and not really loving the story.

    Persona 5 - someday i'll actually finish this game but what I played was great.

    Pokemon G/S/C

    N/A

    Wind Waker

    Hollow Knight -
    fuck what a hard decision but having just played Trials of Mana for SNES and the remake, it is such a better game than SoM and god damn I fucking love Hollow Knight. Everyone should play Hollow Knight.
     
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  12. I missed round 4 :(
     
  13. Anthony_ May 3, 2020
    (Last edited: May 3, 2020)
    Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2) - Still one of my favorite gaming experiences of all time. Playing through this when it first came out, it really felt like you were part of a phenomenon, like the entire gaming world was all playing the same game at the same time. It was exciting.

    Final Fantasy X (63) - Goddammit. Can’t pick XC over this all-time classic though.

    Kingdom Hearts II (31) - I’d take KH2 over any Crash game, because it’s one of my favorite games of all time, but especially over Crash 1.

    Persona 5 (95) - Never played Persona 5 but I respect the hell out of it and what it accomplishes. Half-Life 2 I’ve tried to start like three or four times in my life and never gotten more than like 2 hours in lol

    Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal (15) - The real Pokémon gen that should be advancing.

    Marvel's Spider-Man (2018) (50) - One of the best superhero experiences of all time.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (18) - GODDAMMIT I hated voting against Jedi Outcast but this is maybe the best Zelda game, so.

    Secret of Mana (82) - This was tough but SoM is a really important game for the action RPG sub genre.
     
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  14. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    Skyrim

    Xenoblade Chronicles

    Kingdom Hearts 2

    Persona 5

    Pokemon G/S/Z

    Zelda Wind Waker

    Spider-Man

    -
     
  15. CarpetElf

    point gawd Prestigious

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Final Fantasy X
    Crash Bandicoot
    Persona 5
    Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
    Marvel's Spider-Man (2018)
    Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
    Secret of Mana
     
  16. theagentcoma

    yeah good okay

    Skyrim
    FFX
    Kingdom Hearts
    Persona 5
    Pokemon
    Doom
    Wind Waker
    Secret of Mana
     
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  17. Oskarr

    Needled 24/7

    NA
    NA
    Kingdom Hearts II
    NA
    Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
    NA
    NA
    NA

    Sad to say I haven't played most of the games this round. But I love KH2 and Pokemon. I'd pick Spider-Man on the virtue of it being Spider-Man, but i haven't played it so it wouldn't be fair.
     
  18. StormAndTheSun

    I'm a plastic bag specialist Supporter

    Night in the Woods
    Xenoblade Chronicles
    Crash Bandicoot
    Persona 5
    Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
    Marvel's Spider-Man (2018)
    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
    Hollow Knight

    Sad that Night in the Woods wont make it past round 1. Love that game to death despite the horribleness that surrounds it now. In general, Im passionate about more games in this round then any other so far.
     
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  19. StormAndTheSun

    I'm a plastic bag specialist Supporter

    Also, anyone play Wind Waker recently? There was a time when I called it my second fav zelda game but last time I played it I struggled to get through. There is so much great atmosphere but there is also a lot of repetition and dull combat. It genuinely pains me to say this, but I dont think it holds up.
     
  20. Maverick

    Regular

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    N/A
    Kingdom Hearts II
    Half-Life 2
    Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
    Marvel's Spider-Man (2018)
    Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
    N/A

    - One of the hardest choices I’ve made so far was between Wind Waker & Jedi Knight. Still not sure I made the right choice but Jedi Knight gets the edge for now.
     
  21. Shrek

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    ill probably be wrapping this one up around lunch, have to focus on work
     
  22. Shrek

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    results

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  23. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    Pouring one out for my boy Crash Bandicoot.
     
  24. Shrek

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  25. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    Lol I was the only vote for TWD