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Negative World March Madness FINAL RESULTS
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May 01, 2014, 14:59:16
 


It's all over and the winner, predictably but deservedly, is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64).

It's been a fun ride! Thanks to everyone for participating and special thanks for The Big G for making up for my lack of Photoshop abilities with his sweet graphics.

Some discussion points:

Which game had the most unlikely run?
Which game got the shaft with a particularly difficult road?
Which region had your most beloved games?
Is there any game not featured that could have made waves?

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Posted: 05/01/14, 14:59:16  - Edited by 
 on: 05/01/14, 14:59:47    
 
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The results of this are more disappointing than people here granting Stephen the official Smash thread. Dude's not even American. Much like Ocarina of Time beating A Link to the Past.


Posted by 
 on: 05/01/14, 23:57:12
@Stephen

I'll tell you what I'm NOT going to do; I'm not going to be convinced that I'm reading a label clear as day and it ""really"" says something else. Likewise, I don't walk over to someone's PlayStation collection and go "oh, you have Final Fantasy III?" Many things are called different things different places.

I'm sure Tim can tell you what a Rockmelon is, but you probably can't.


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/14, 00:08:22
@Mr_Mustache

If only your ability to read and follow tournament rules was as good as your label reading.


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/14, 00:25:40
@Jargon

Lets not have a giant fight here. Because you arbitrarily named a game the inappropriate way..,
--What if you just happened to put "Super Mario USA?" Is everyone else expected to write "Super Mario USA?"
No, of course not, its known as "Super Mario Bros. 2" in the US. Just like "Final Fantasy III" is *REALLY* "VI", except the game that released (in the US) on the SNES (not Super Famicom or PlayStation) is called "Final Fantasy III." It is shown that way in Negative World's database, too (with "aka IV" in parentheses. Parentheses is the less important part, hence parentheses.).

What about Rockman 2 and Rockman 3? Thats what they're called in Japaaaaaan.
And Famicom, not NES. Man, we've already had this discussion. Twice. *sigh*

And if you're not counting votes because you "just don't want to" on a piece of paper after making it sound like you had some high tech screen reader deal like Mop it up believed, thats just..I don't know, man. Nobody changed a game name to be a cock.


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/14, 00:35:28
@Mr_Mustache

Only one person had trouble following the directions. What's that tell you?


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/14, 00:39:26
@Mr_Mustache

No-one said you did. Just pointing out that their info is wrong. So like Stephen said, whatever point you're trying to make isn't really supported by the data.

EDIT: And you went deliberately out of your way to change what was in the poll. Everyone else just copy/pasted. You insisted on making a stubborn point.


For someone who complains about people not following OP instructions, it's a bit rich for you to complain about Jargon isn't it?


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/14, 00:45:52  - Edited by 
 on: 05/02/14, 00:48:10
@Jargon

Maybe..it was a TRAP!

"Only one thing eating the cheese around here, mouse. Not MY fault you got your neck snapped.. How dare youu."


And if "only one person had trouble following the directions," why was it mentioned constantly (including this thread up a few beats where it is now irrelevant) when you only would've had to not count my vote (COOL) on just two occasions for the same game?

I'm no dummy, regardless of what you think. I'll grant you "paranoid" if you want to swing that angle.
Facts are facts though. C'mon..

@Shadowlink

Its not even accurate though. And I know once that Mop it up changed EVERY game in there. And a lot of other times, in the information afterwards, people called it "FF3/6" or whatever. I still see T-Bun posting that way.

Similar: one time a sports storeowner had me try on a YANKEES jersey for sizing purposes so I could order an awesome Orioles one, and my skin crawls just thinking about it. I didn't grow up playing Final Fantasy VI, or spending hours online at school looking up General Leo rumors on Final Fantasy VI sites, or have my dad go down to HO/RC Hobbies to pick up Final Fantasy VI for me. It was "Final Fantasy III" in all cases-- and the Nintendo Wii's VC entry verifies that. If Nintendo wanted you to call the game "Final Fantasy VI," they would've changed the name on the Virtual Console when they put it up there. You'll notice that the game is called "Final Fantasy IV: The After Years," not "Final Fantasy II: The After Years." Thats what the name of the game is. This reeeally isn't complicated. Call me stubborn all you want, but you guys are sharing in some of that, too. You know what the is called and was released as (on the SNES), you're just lying to yourselves -- and for what?

Tim, I'd grant you a partial pardon if you were like "well, it was called Final Fantasy VI on our SNES," that would make sense to me. But it wasn't.


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/14, 00:48:39  - Edited by 
 on: 05/02/14, 00:53:55
I have no idea what is going on here.


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/14, 01:04:12
Which game had the most unlikely run?
I'm a little surprised Banjo Kazooie made it so far. I knew people liked it, but more than Pokemon? More than Star Fox 64?

Which game got the shaft with a particularly difficult road?
I think Brawl could have gone deep if it weren't put up against Galaxy 2 in the first round.

Which region had your most beloved games?
Viridian City > Hyrule > Mushroom Kingdom > Zebes

Is there any game not featured that could have made waves?
Wave Race 64


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/14, 01:05:01
Which game had the most unlikely run?

Zebes region in general. I thought it was the weakest region, and thought RE4 had a really good shot at coming out of there (I think it is absolutely the best game in that bracket). I was pretty surprised it didn't make it out of the first round. I also wouldn't have expected the original Zelda to go as far as it did. Really, the whole RE4/LoZ dichotomy stood out quite a bit as something I didn't expect.

I am also a little surprised that only one Mario game made the Elite 8, and it was Mario 64. No 2D Mario, and 64 made the cut over both Galaxy games.

Which game got the shaft with a particularly difficult road?

Goldeneye. Its 4-5 match-up with Super Mario World was probably the most agonizing of any in the first round. It was in the same half-bracket as three of the most beloved Mario games, and if it somehow managed to get out of there, it had OoT, Majora's Mask or Galaxy waiting in the top half. One of the most fun games I've played in my life, really the defining game of the N64-era for me, and it stood no chance.

Also, the incredibly underrated Metroid Prime 2 got the worst opening round opponent possible. Mario Galaxy also had a tough road, having to pass Earthbound and Majora's Mask before losing to Ocarina of Time.

Which region had your most beloved games?

The aforementioned Hyrule region. Ocarina of Time. Metroid Prime 2. Majora's Mask. Twilight Princess. Mario Galaxy. Mario 3. Goldeneye. Mario World. DKC2. Mario 64...region was stacked. Then Mushroom Kingdom > Viridian City > Zebes in that order.

Is there any game not featured that could have made waves?

I think one of the Wii Sports games could have really made a run. A little surprised that wasn't in the Wii's Top 8 on here. I also think one of the Pikmin games could have gotten some strong support.


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/14, 02:03:33
Which game had the most unlikely run?
I, too, was surprised at the love poured out for Banjo-Kazooie.

Which game got the shaft with a particularly difficult road?
Earthbound got that first round knockout from Galaxy. Just a bad draw for a great game.

Which region had your most beloved games?
Didn't really notice a favorite during the tournament. But whatever had all the Mario games in it is going to be my favorite.

Is there any game not featured that could have made waves?
I'd have like to see how Punch-Out fared.

EDIT: Also, well done to Jargon and whoever it was who collaborated to make the brackets. They looked great!


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/14, 02:15:37  - Edited by 
 on: 05/02/14, 02:16:19
kriswright said:
EDIT: Also, well done to Jargon and whoever it was who collaborated to make the brackets. They looked great!
Couldn't bring yourself to say you disagreed with my bracket design as well, eh?


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/14, 02:42:45
Ocarina, eh? I liked that game better when it was called Twilight Princess.


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/14, 03:14:13  - Edited by 
 on: 05/02/14, 03:15:48
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