Welcome back to Negative World March Madness, where our favorite Nintendo games go head to head and only one may prevail. The matchups are as follows:
(1) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (3) The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
Vote for the game that you think should win the matchup. Not having played a game does not disqualify you from voting. Please cast your votes in the format below, bolding the game that you choose to advance, with any comments on your selections placed after your votes. Remember that votes with titles altered from the original format above will not be counted
(1) Game 1 vs. (8) Game 8
Polls are open until Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST. Enjoy!
Like, some people say "BEST GAME EVER" for a lot of stuff...but Chrono Trigger IS the BEST RPG EVER. Yeah, Ocarina of Time is tough sledding, but..man. I would've taken Monster Hunter Tri / 3 U and Final Fantasy III("VI") over Ocarina as well. I guess we gotta focus on how to get that stuff to the finish.
It isn't THAT surprising though, aside from Ocarina being good. The game just has SO MUCH EXPOSURE to the point where like everyone on here has played it. MadWorld could be the best game in the history of the world, but how many people have actually played it? I haven't. I don't think there is a way to really weed out that stuff, aside from the seeding, which we did. Its not a "problem," really, but for variety sake, yes, I would've definitely liked to see something other than Zelda v. Zelda or Zelda v. Mario. Had it been Ocarina v. Melee, I still would've taken Ocarina, so yeah. (I've got Ocarina over that entire branch.)
Well, the advantage OoT (and LttP at most places to) has is that pretty much everyone HAS played it, and it's universally popular. I'm sure plenty of us who've voted OoT would put some other game ahead of it, but it is generally seen as a consistently beloved game.
Not unlike CT, actually, which gets tons of love on the internet already.
Personally, I'd put four games above Ocarina (including--from its own series--Zelda 1), but I have no problem with it winning this thing. It's true that a bunch of Zelda and Mario at the end is fairly predictable, but there's a reason those games are universally played in the first place; they're pretty accessible and very well-crafted in general. As much as I wanted Zelda 1 or Final Fantasy 3 to go further, they typically aren't as super-popular as their big brothers (or cousin, in the case of FF3/CT).