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February 2018 Together Retro Theme

Poll ended at Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:46 am

Wonder Boy x Adventure Island
20
29%
Final Fantasy Spin-Offs
22
32%
3D Zelda Clones
16
24%
Mizuguchi's Puzzles & Music
10
15%
 
Total votes : 68
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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Vote Now!

by Exhuminator Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:28 am

Dsh I'm going to take my responses to your response to the official 2018 TR thread.

I don't want to take this thread off its intended course.
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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Vote Now!

by pierrot Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:30 am

alienjesus wrote:I cut out Sega arcade game console ports and Natsume titles, just off the top of my head.

WHY--!!! Why have you forsaken me, alienjesus!

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alienjesus wrote:If you have 10 options, 6 people could vote for something no-one else wants to play and make that win, whereas another option lots of people would have liked might not get through because it'd be the majority of people's third pick or something.

That sounds like democratic voting to me. I don't see the problem there.

I share aj's concern, if people are still only given two "votes." However, It's functionally the same as the two polls so far, if everyone can choose four to five of the ten options.

I also enjoy choice, but consensus is difficult to achieve if the voting is spread too thin.
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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Vote Now!

by Exhuminator Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 am

pierrot wrote:[I also enjoy choice, but consensus is difficult to achieve if the voting is spread too thin.

I replied to you in the official 2018 TR thread.

Noise I apologize that your voting thread has been digressed on this topic. Let's all take this thread back to its intended purpose, thank you.
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by Sload Soap Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:47 pm

This will probably start another tangent but, is the Seiken Densetsu and Saga series going to be okay to play, giving that FF spin offs wins?
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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Vote Now!

by MrPopo Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:51 pm

Melek-Ric wrote:I'd like to play FF spinoffs, namely FFT, but my fat PS2 won't read PS1 games. Reads PS2 and audio CD's fine.

I had that problem when my brother bought a fat PS2 off a friend. I read a guide about adjusting the laser potentiometer and that corrected the problem. It's a well known problem that's a relatively easy fix.

This will probably start another tangent but, is the Seiken Densetsu and Saga series going to be okay to play, giving that FF spin offs wins?

Personally, I'd say SD1 (FFA) and SaGa 1-3 (FFL1-3) would be good. SD1 is specifically subtitled Final Fantasy Gaiden, while the SaGa games were rebranded in the West and are not that divorced from the base Final Fantasy format, character building aside (and that has precedent in Kawazu's FFII). Once you get into Romancing SaGa I think it gets distinct enough that I'd encourage you to explore another FF spinoff.
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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Vote Now!

by ESauced Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:33 pm

Really hoping for Wonder Boy to win so I have an excuse to buy it on Switch.
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by BoneSnapDeez Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:57 pm

You would also have an excuse to buy a retro Wonder Boy game on the 83722875247 retro consoles the Wonder Boy games appear on.
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by ESauced Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:37 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:You would also have an excuse to buy a retro Wonder Boy game on the 83722875247 retro consoles the Wonder Boy games appear on.


Yeah I would if I get my systems out of storage in time. Fingers crossed that I will. I’ve only got about 6 games for my Master System so I could do with expanding my collection there.
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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Vote Now!

by noiseredux Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:29 am

wow, this might end up being a photo finish. FF Spinoffs had been in the lead for a while, but it looks like Wonderboy has just barely edged that out... for now.
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Re: February's Together Retro Themes: Vote Now!

by Exhuminator Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:56 pm

noiseredux wrote:wow, this might end up being a photo finish. FF Spinoffs had been in the lead for a while, but it looks like Wonderboy has just barely edged that out... for now.


As of this writing, WB and FFS are tied 17 to 17. I really didn't expect WB to capture so many votes. But if it wins, that's cool too, as you included Adventure Island games in the listing. There are some metroidvania styled AI games I wouldn't mind an excuse playing.

BTW I thought Saiyuki World was a reskinned Wonder Boy in Monster Land, but Whomp 'Em was its own thing? Or is Whomp 'Em a reskin too?
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