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Negative World March Madness: Third Party Edition FINAL RESULTS
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May 14, 2015, 06:56:11
 
After more than a month of voting, the tournament has finally come to a conclusion. Negative World has spoken on its favorite third party games and the results are as follows:

FIRST PLACE



SECOND PLACE



THIRD PLACE



For the entire bracket results, please visit the Challonge page.

Now that it's over, let's reflect on how things shook out. Some possible discussion points:

Which game had the most unlikely run?

Which game got the shaft with a particularly difficult road?

What game were you sad to see have an early exit?

Which region had your most beloved games?

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

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Posted: 05/14/15, 06:56:11  - Edited by 
 on: 05/14/15, 06:55:50    
 
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Which game had the most unlikely run?

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 made it way further than anyone should ever expect.

Which game got the shaft with a particularly difficult road?

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is a very beloved game that unfortunately went against Mega Man X first round.

What game were you sad to see have an early exit?

I would have liked to see BIT.TRIP RUNNER, VVVVVV and Radiant Historia get further than round 1.

Which region had your most beloved games?

Hard to choose. Probably the one with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Chrono Trigger, Resident Evil (Remake), VVVVVV, Mega Man 2, Shovel Knight, Radiant Historia, etc. Whatever that one was called. But the one right below it was pretty solid too.

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

AS I SAID... I think there are other non-Nintendo-platform games that would have done much better than all of the GTAs and such. It would be interesting to see how stuff that gets a lot of love around here like Valkyria Chronicles, Persona 4, The Walking Dead, Batman: Arkham City, etc. would have done. Though I don't think any of those would beat out Portal 2.

For stuff on Nintendo platforms, tough to say. One of the Zero Escape games maybe? But I think you got all of the serious contenders there.


Posted by 
 on: 05/14/15, 07:11:38  - Edited by 
 on: 05/14/15, 07:12:27
Which game had the most unlikely run?

Hmm... It's unfortunate that RE4 made it so far, but not unlikely. I'll say Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. Good game but not on the level of those other games in the Elite Eight.

Which game got the shaft with a particularly difficult road?

I thought Halo got a tough draw since The Last of Us seems to get a lot of love here and has recency on its side. If it had been up against a GTA it might have lasted quite a bit longer.

What game were you sad to see have an early exit?

Halo (see above), but also I would have liked to see Sonic 2 and Phoenix Wright make it out of the second round.

Which region had your most beloved games?

I'm with Zero, Raccoon City had a murderer's row of great games.

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

Yea, it would have been interesting to see Final Fantasy VII and Symphony of the Night in there. Just a consequence of Gamerankings not having as much for those old games (or maybe reviewers were tougher back then?) But mostly I think the field was complete.


Posted by 
 on: 05/14/15, 07:20:21
I was also surprised at how long Sonic the Hedgehog 3 lasted. Apparently there are more Segative World fans here than I thought!

And yeah, any game that was unfortunate enough to go against Mega Man X or Mega Man 2 got knocked out earlier than I would have liked.

So yeah, I basically agree with everything you two above me have said. I would have liked to see games like Metal Gear Solid, Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy VII and maybe even a Marvel vs Capcom game thrown in. I can't remember, were any of the San Fransisco RUSH games in the poll? Those were awesome.

In any case, glad to see the #1 best game of all time win. As it should - the game is phenomenal. An absolute classic in every sense of the word. Go Crono!



Posted by 
 on: 05/14/15, 16:27:38  - Edited by 
 on: 05/14/15, 16:34:05
Which game had the most unlikely run?
Looking at the bracket, very few of the matchup results were too surprising.

What game were you sad to see have an early exit?
Lots of disappointments, none too surprising. I guess the big one is Ninja Gaiden Black, that's an all-time great, genre-defining game. Especially since it lost to GTA4.

Which region had your most beloved games?
Close among all three of the Nintendo ones, but I think the top bracket (Green Hill) probably edges the others out.

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


Posted by 
 on: 05/14/15, 16:49:52
I was honestly surprised that the DS/GBA Castlevanias did that well. I don't think they had any really tough matchups at the beginning though.

I was let down a bunch, actually! Little King's Story and Harvest Moon 64's early exits. Lufia 2 losing to Okami in the first round. Ace Attorney and Trials and Tribulations not making it further. Super Castlevania 4 not making it further.

My favorite region was the one with FF3.

Persona 4 and FF7 would've done well. For as well as the RPGs did here, it was weird that there weren't any non-Nintendo RPGs.


Posted by 
 on: 05/14/15, 17:22:11
I still remember being in the high school cafeteria and my friend reading the manual for Chrono Trigger. He hadn't started the game yet (strict family, had to wait until semester break or something) but he was showing me the "dragon ball" artwork and telling me how it was the best game ever. I was like "sure, red-haired Goku looks cool." =)

.... course I didn't say that at all, but, I was thinking it.

Only ever played CT once all the way through. I was able to borrow a friend's copy of the DS game for a while. For myriad reasons, although it was a fantastic game and I can clearly see why it had the impact it did, I was not compelled to explore alternate endings and such after beating the game once. I'm sure had I played it in its day, or even during the height of my JRPG love (around '99-'00) I would have fallen in love with it like so many others.

Congrats, Chrono Trigger!


Posted by 
 on: 05/14/15, 17:31:52
Which game had the most unlikely run?
Portal 2, Sonic 3. I think with Sonic it was just a case of people not playing the alternatives, or at least I believe that was the case with me.

Which game got the shaft with a particularly difficult road?
Tales of Symphonia, Halo, Mega Man 3, probably would have gone farther paired with most other games.

What game were you sad to see have an early exit?
Little King's Story, though it's because it seems to be an overlooked game.

Which region had your most beloved games?
Hm, don't think I could choose, they're spread pretty evenly amongst three of them.

Is there any game not featured that could have made waves?
Maybe a Dragon Quest game? I'm not sure what else Negative World is into, I'd have to check the database and stuff.


Posted by 
 on: 05/14/15, 23:24:22
TriforceBun said:
Persona 4 and FF7 would've done well. For as well as the RPGs did here, it was weird that there weren't any non-Nintendo RPGs.

Take it up with Gamerankings! Or NWers for not rating enough third party games


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 on: 05/15/15, 01:00:58
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