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ROUND ONE: Negative World March Madness: Third Party Edition (Raccoon City)
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March 18, 2015, 08:41:37
 


We're kicking off the Negative World March Madness: Third Party Edition, where our favorite non-Nintendo games go head to head and only one may prevail. The matchups are as follows:

(1) Chrono Trigger vs. (16) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
(8) Tales of Symphonia vs. (9) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
(4) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney vs. (13) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
(5) Resident Evil (REmake) vs. (12) Final Fantasy IV

(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (15) Resident Evil: Revelations
(7) VVVVVV vs. (10) Street Fight II: Turbo
(3) Radiant Historia vs. (14) Super Castlevania 4
(6) Shovel Knight vs. (11) Contra III: The Alien Wars

Vote for the game that you think should win the matchup. Please vote on every matchup. Not having played a game does not disqualify you from voting. If a game has appeared on multiple platforms, use your discretion in choosing which version to consider. Please cast your votes in the following format, bolding the game that you choose to advance:

(1) Game 1 vs. (8) Game 8
(4) Game 4 vs. (5) Game 5

Polls are open until Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Enjoy!

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Posted: 03/18/15, 08:41:37  - Edited by 
 on: 03/18/15, 08:43:20    
 
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(1) Chrono Trigger vs. (16) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
(8) Tales of Symphonia vs. (9) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
(4) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney vs. (13) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
(5) Resident Evil (REmake) vs. (12) Final Fantasy IV

(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (15) Resident Evil: Revelations
(7) VVVVVV vs. (10) Street Fight II: Turbo
(3) Radiant Historia vs. (14) Super Castlevania 4
(6) Shovel Knight vs. (11) Contra III: The Alien Wars


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 08:43:06
(1) Chrono Trigger vs. (16) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
(8) Tales of Symphonia vs. (9) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
(4) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney vs. (13) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
(5) Resident Evil (REmake) vs. (12) Final Fantasy IV

(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (15) Resident Evil: Revelations
(7) VVVVVV vs. (10) Street Fight II: Turbo
(3) Radiant Historia vs. (14) Super Castlevania 4
(6) Shovel Knight vs. (11) Contra III: The Alien Wars


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 09:21:12
(1) Chrono Trigger vs. (16) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
(8) Tales of Symphonia vs. (9) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
(4) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney vs. (13) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
(5) Resident Evil (REmake) vs. (12) Final Fantasy IV

(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (15) Resident Evil: Revelations
(7) VVVVVV vs. (10) Street Fight II: Turbo
(3) Radiant Historia vs. (14) Super Castlevania 4
(6) Shovel Knight vs. (11) Contra III: The Alien Wars


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 09:25:17
(1) Chrono Trigger vs. (16) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
(8) Tales of Symphonia vs. (9) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
(4) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney vs. (13) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
(5) Resident Evil (REmake) vs. (12) Final Fantasy IV

(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (15) Resident Evil: Revelations
(7) VVVVVV vs. (10) Street Fight II: Turbo
(3) Radiant Historia vs. (14) Super Castlevania 4
(6) Shovel Knight vs. (11) Contra III: The Alien Wars


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 10:17:26
(1) Chrono Trigger vs. (16) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
(8) Tales of Symphonia vs. (9) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
(4) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney vs. (13) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
(5) Resident Evil (REmake) vs. (12) Final Fantasy IV

(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (15) Resident Evil: Revelations
(7) VVVVVV vs. (10) Street Fight II: Turbo
(3) Radiant Historia vs. (14) Super Castlevania 4
(6) Shovel Knight vs. (11) Contra III: The Alien Wars


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 12:18:15
(1) Chrono Trigger vs. (16) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
(8) Tales of Symphonia vs. (9) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
(4) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney vs. (13) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
(5) Resident Evil (REmake) vs. (12) Final Fantasy IV

(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (15) Resident Evil: Revelations
(7) VVVVVV vs. (10) Street Fight II: Turbo
(3) Radiant Historia vs. (14) Super Castlevania 4
(6) Shovel Knight vs. (11) Contra III: The Alien Wars

This second half of the bracket makes so much sense right now. Easy pickin's with Mega Man, VVVVVV, Radiant Historia, and Shovel Knight. It'll be tough as they fight each other.


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 12:36:55
(1) Chrono Trigger vs. (16) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien*
(8) Tales of Symphonia vs. (9) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow*
(4) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney vs. (13) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box*
(5) Resident Evil (REmake) vs. (12) Final Fantasy IV

(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (15) Resident Evil: Revelations
(7) VVVVVV vs. (10) Street Fight II: Turbo
(3) Radiant Historia vs. (14) Super Castlevania 4
(6) Shovel Knight vs. (11) Contra III: The Alien Wars

Once again, an asterisk denotes me not having played any of those games.

Fairly easy choices still as I haven't played many of these games.


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 12:37:56
@Pokefreak911

Glad to see we're VVVVVV Brothers!


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 12:50:25
@DrFinkelstein
I played it on PC years ago and really enjoyed it but never finished it. Veni Vidi Vici always makes me ragequit.


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 13:25:22
(1) Chrono Trigger vs. (16) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
(8) Tales of Symphonia vs. (9) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
(4) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney vs. (13) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
(5) Resident Evil (REmake) vs. (12) Final Fantasy IV

(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (15) Resident Evil: Revelations
(7) VVVVVV vs. (10) Street Fight II: Turbo
(3) Radiant Historia vs. (14) Super Castlevania 4
(6) Shovel Knight vs. (11) Contra III: The Alien Wars


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 14:08:12
(1) Chrono Trigger vs. (16) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
(8) Tales of Symphonia vs. (9) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
(4) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney vs. (13) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
(5) Resident Evil (REmake) vs. (12) Final Fantasy IV

(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (15) Resident Evil: Revelations
(7) VVVVVV vs. (10) Street Fighter II: Turbo
(3) Radiant Historia vs. (14) Super Castlevania 4
(6) Shovel Knight vs. (11) Contra III: The Alien Wars

--My Notes--

1.) Chrono Trigger wins easily. Best game of all time. EVAR.
2.) Tough one, but Aria of Sorrow is a better paced game.
3.) Never played Diabolical Box, so Ace Attorney wins by default.
4.) Resident Evil for sure. Not even the DS remake of FF4 can topple REmake, IMO.

A.) This may be a throw-away vote, but I really enjoyed Revelations.
B.) Street Fighter wins easily. Not even a contest, IMO.
C.) One of the best DS RPGs, vs. the worse Castlevania? Easy choice.
D.) Shovel Knight is one of the GOAT. Alien Wars had those weird top-down stages that never sat well with me.


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 15:04:32  - Edited by 
 on: 03/18/15, 15:07:31
(1) Chrono Trigger vs. (16) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
(8) Tales of Symphonia vs. (9) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
(4) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney vs. (13) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
(5) Resident Evil (REmake) vs. (12) Final Fantasy IV

(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (15) Resident Evil: Revelations
(7) VVVVVV vs. (10) Street Fight II: Turbo
(3) Radiant Historia vs. (14) Super Castlevania 4
(6) Shovel Knight vs. (11) Contra III: The Alien Wars


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 15:18:50
(1) Chrono Trigger vs. (16) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
(8) Tales of Symphonia vs. (9) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
(4) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney vs. (13) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
(5) Resident Evil (REmake) vs. (12) Final Fantasy IV

(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (15) Resident Evil: Revelations
(7) VVVVVV vs. (10) Street Fight II: Turbo
(3) Radiant Historia vs. (14) Super Castlevania 4
(6) Shovel Knight vs. (11) Contra III: The Alien Wars

This round was nice and easy, except for Tales vs. Aria.


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 15:37:10  - Edited by 
 on: 03/18/15, 15:37:39
(1) Chrono Trigger vs. (16) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
(8) Tales of Symphonia vs. (9) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
(4) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney vs. (13) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
(5) Resident Evil (REmake) vs. (12) Final Fantasy IV

(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (15) Resident Evil: Revelations
(7) VVVVVV vs. (10) Street Fight II: Turbo
(3) Radiant Historia vs. (14) Super Castlevania 4
(6) Shovel Knight vs. (11) Contra III: The Alien Wars

Notes:
- Easy pick, even though I adored Runner2. Chrono Trigger is one of my three all-time favorite RPGs.
- Tough call. Aria of Sorrow is a good game, but Tales of Symphonia left a better impression. Maybe because I was starved for RPGs when it came out (and it happened to be a very good game).
- I've never played any of the Phoenix Wright games, so this was an easy pick.
- REmake was my first forray into the Resident Evil series, and I liked it a lot (still do), but there's something about flying a whale to the moon...

- Mega Man 2, and it isn't even close (even though Revelations is a very good game on its own).
- I'm probably fighting a losing battle, but VVVVVV was a lot of fun for me.
- I've never played Radiant Historia, so...yep.
- I've never played The Alien Wars, but I can't imagine liking it more than Shovel Knight.


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 16:01:58
1) Chrono Trigger vs. (16) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien*
(8) Tales of Symphonia vs. (9) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow*
(4) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney vs. (13) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box*
(5) Resident Evil (REmake) vs. (12) Final Fantasy IV

(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (15) Resident Evil: Revelations
(7) VVVVVV vs. (10) Street Fighter II: Turbo
(3) Radiant Historia vs. (14) Super Castlevania 4
(6) Shovel Knight vs. (11) Contra III: The Alien Wars

Nothin' I really had to think too hard on.

A) I'm not crazy about Runner2. Chrono is good stuff though.
B) Both are good, but I'm partial to Tales. I was really hooked on this one in the summer of '04.
C) Playing PLvsPWAA only cemented my opinion that Phoenix is way better than Layton!
D) Closest match of this round, but at the end, FF4 just introduced too much important stuff to RPGs.

A) Not really a close one, although Revelations is good.
B) I'm not much of a fighting fan, but Turbo was a pretty monumental game.
C) Never played Historia, but Super Castlevania 4 is my favorite in the series.
D) Both good, Shovel Knight's probably better.


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 16:40:53
(1) Chrono Trigger vs. (16) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
(8) Tales of Symphonia vs. (9) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
(4) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney vs. (13) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
(5) Resident Evil (REmake) vs. (12) Final Fantasy IV

(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (15) Resident Evil: Revelations
(7) VVVVVV vs. (10) Street Fight II: Turbo
(3) Radiant Historia vs. (14) Super Castlevania 4
(6) Shovel Knight vs. (11) Contra III: The Alien Wars


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 18:19:01
@Pokefreak911

Why don't you just skip it? It's optional


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 18:22:44
@Hero_Of_Hyrule
Nope. It would nag at me for ages that I hadn't done it.


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 18:27:57
(1) Chrono Trigger vs. (16) BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
(8) Tales of Symphonia vs. (9) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
(4) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney vs. (13) Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
(5) Resident Evil (REmake) vs. (12) Final Fantasy IV

(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (15) Resident Evil: Revelations
(7) VVVVVV vs. (10) Street Fight II: Turbo
(3) Radiant Historia vs. (14) Super Castlevania 4
(6) Shovel Knight vs. (11) Contra III: The Alien Wars


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 19:38:15
I'm not *exactly* surprised by the number of votes for Super Castlevania IV, but I am a bit disappointed. Why do you guys like that game so much?

It's easily the most disappointing game in the entire franchise for me. And considering I really enjoyed Castlevania on N64, I think that's really saying something...!


Posted by 
 on: 03/18/15, 19:50:43
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