@DrFinkelstein Nope which is why it lost. One of the best JRPGs on the SNES but barely anyone has played it because it has never been rereleased. I'm super hopeful for a release of it though seeing as the lesser known GB game got a VC release on 3DS.
Order of Ecclesia lost to The Curious Village, Soulcalibur II lost to Final Fantasy VI, and Okami beat out Lufia II? Not good results, Negative World.
Some good things did come out of this, though; Mega Man X and Resident Evil 2 easily moved on to the next round. I'll admit I was a bit surprised by Conker's Bad Fur Day and Mega Man 3. Mostly the latter, but I know nostalgia is strong with that one. And it's a great game that still holds up, IMO. Still, I held out hope that Rondo of Blood's expert action/platforming, secrets, unlockables, and multiple endings would prevail. Oh well.
The main issue I have with the story is that there's a whole lot of the Dragon Quest-style town-dungeon-town-dungeon progression. It's a little formulaic compared to the more dynamic pacing of some other RPGs. But the game's other merits make up for it.
Almost all of the matches I cared about ended the way I voted. Now I have a dilemma with Mega Man 3 vs Final Fantasy 6. I think I would like Final Fantasy 6 more, but I know that I enjoy Mega Man 3 quite a bit. But at the same time I have more respect for Final Fantasy 6 because of how it advanced storytelling in games.