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Chorus' Favorite Game Bracket: Round 2 (Part 1 of 8) Video Game

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Shrek, May 12, 2020.

  1. Shrek May 12, 2020
    (Last edited: May 14, 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 one of round two ended Wednesday, May 13 at 11:59 PM EST!

    for each round, to start, please just post your selections for each of the four 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 current set of matchups are as follows:

    match 65
    Portal 2 [seed 1]
    vs
    Super Smash Bros. Melee [65]

    match 66
    Batman: Arkham Asylum [97]
    vs
    Fallout: New Vegas [33]

    match 67
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time [16]
    vs
    Silent Hill 2 [49]

    match 68
    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 [17]
    vs
    Earthbound [81]
     
  2. Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

    Super Smash Bros. Melee
    n/a
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Earthbound

    i don't have the data, but i'd bet money that Melee is in my top two most played games of all time. there's a reason it's still fiercely defended in the fgc. i am not a competitive player by any means, items for life, but even i recognize how rock solid that games feels and plays.

    OG Ocarina of Time feels like shit to play these days, but the 3DS update brought it forward beautifully and it's so close to a pure recreation of the original that i feel comfortable letting that influence my vote. i've also never played SH2 lol.

    THPS3 was the first great THPS game and Earthbound is timeless, so bye THPS2
     
  3. GBlades

    Trusted

    Portal 2
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Silent Hill 2
    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
     
  4. williek311

    @wearthicksocks Prestigious

    Portal2
    Batman
    Zelda
    Earthbound
     
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  5. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Portal 2 (1) - I know Melee will probably run away with it but Portal 2 is my pick. The writing and characters and incredibly fun puzzle gameplay puts it well over the top for me.

    Fallout: New Vegas (33) - I love Asylum, but New Vegas is the kind of game you could really get lost in. It’s one of the best western RPGs of the 2010s. Plus, Arkham City is better than Asylum and should still be alive in the bracket dammit.

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (16) - The sense of adventure that OoT imparts on the player is pretty wonderful. Also, it’s incredibly difficult for games from the N64/PS1 era to hold up, but OoT still holds up shockingly well.

    Earthbound (81) - I cant justify picking THPS2 over this classic, as much as I love THPS2.
     
  6. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    Fallout: New Vegas
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Earthbound
     
  7. Joe4th

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

    Portal 2
    New Vegas
    Ocarina
    Earthbound
     
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  8. VanMastaIteHab

    Trusted Prestigious

    Super Smash Bros. Melee
    Fallout: New Vegas
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Earthbound
     
  9. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    Portal 2
    Batman: Arkham Asylum
    Ocarina of Time
    THPS2
     
  10. Dirty Sanchez

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Portal 2
    New Vegas


    Good games
     
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  11. Smash Bros Melee - Even when Brawl came out, me and my friends still played mostly Melee, I believe there is still a large competitive scene for Melee to this day. It's fantastic and has aged well.

    Fallout NV

    Zelda OoT

    Earthbound - Fuck, this is where earthbound is going to get beaten. I never expected it to make it TOO far however. Please everyone play Earthbound.


    EDIT: Oh wow looks like Earthbound is getting some backing so far.
     
  12. manoverboard365

    Trusted

    Super Smash Bros. Melee
    Batman: Arkham Asylum
    Silent Hill 2
    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
     
  13. williek311

    @wearthicksocks Prestigious

    A local store just posted that they had an earthbound cartdrige and I'm tempted to go buy it.
     
  14. How much?
     
  15. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    I personally think two to three Tony Hawk games are better than Earthbound but 2 isn’t one of them
     
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  16. williek311

    @wearthicksocks Prestigious

  17. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    Portal 2

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    Earthbound


    first three are all pretty easy although it hurts to lose Silent Hill 2. The last one could have gone either way but I feel like Earthbound is just more unique and interesting.
     
  18. If you've never played it, go for it, play it any way you can it's a great experience.
     
  19. williek311

    @wearthicksocks Prestigious

    I’ve played it on emulator never owned the cart though.
     
  20. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    It's on the SNES Classic and also available on the 3DS eShop so no need to go crazy spending on a cart unless for collection purposes.
     
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  21. theagentcoma

    yeah good okay

    Melee - honestly probably the game I've put the most hours into in my life.

    Batman
    Zelda

    Earthbound - didn't jump on this until I got my snes mini. What a fun and quirky game.
     
  22. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    No pressure but I just want to you know that every time one of you votes against New Vegas a little piece of me dies
     
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  23. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    It's such a shame that Bethesda forced Obsidian to make that game on a compressed af timeline because a lot of people (myself included!) were severely turned off by the technical state of that game at launch. When I got it on launch day, I played it for a few hours and experienced multiple game freezes/crashes on PS3. It wasn't until years later that I went back and played it and realized how incredible it is.
     
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  24. flask

    Trusted

    Portal 2

    Fallout: New Vegas

    Silent Hill 2

    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
     
  25. Maverick

    Regular

    Portal 2
    Fallout: New Vegas
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2