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View Poll Results: Round 1 - Match 8
Magic of Scheherazade 3 5.26%
Legend of Zelda 37 64.91%
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos 8 14.04%
Maniac Mansion 9 15.79%
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Round 1 - Match 8 of 16

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Retro Uprising - Arcade - Magic of Scheherazade

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Old 06-21-2011, 10:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Round 1 - Match 8 of 16

I pick Legend Of Zelda because it's one of the few NES titles i have played
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Re: Round 1 - Match 8 of 16

Scheherazade just because everyone else will be picking LoZ.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Round 1 - Match 8 of 16

Mansion for the same reason.
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Obvious choice is obvious.
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Legend of Zelda. One of my favorite NES games!
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ninja Gaiden for me. While LoZ is a great game, I honestly didn't get into it as much as I did with Link to the Past. As for the other two games...never played them, but I'll give them a shot.
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Re: Round 1 - Match 8 of 16

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Scheherazade just because everyone else will be picking LoZ.
I find this reason silly. Even if Scheherazade doesn't win, you can still find other ways to promote it or show how much you like it. But hey, it's not my vote.

I can't vote. For one, I haven't played Scheherazade, so there's that, but I also just can't bring myself to entertain the idea that either Maniac Mansion could trump LoZ or that Loz could top Maniac Mansion. Both are awesome games in which you can discover a massive amount of new things through each play.
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I find this reason silly. Even if Scheherazade doesn't win, you can still find other ways to promote it or show how much you like it. But hey, it's not my vote.
The idea is to promote games that you might not feel are the best, but you do feel should advance in the competition.

Zelda will be the obvious winner, so might aswell try and get your second choice in there, know what I mean Vern?
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But why waste your vote on a game that will be completely destroyed further down the line? I mean it's not like if you force them to pass the early rounds people will suddenly realize how awesome they are and vote for them in any meaningful way. But like DN said it's your vote.
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The idea is to promote games that you might not feel are the best, but you do feel should advance in the competition.

Zelda will be the obvious winner, so might aswell try and get your second choice in there, know what I mean Vern?
I know what you mean, but a vote is the lazy man way of promoting a game, and it defeats the point of the what you are actually voting for.

Imagine if you had the choice between Maniac Mansion and Legend of Zelda, but you will lose the ability to ever play the one you don't choose. Would you still go with Maniac Mansion?

Better yet, imagine if you liked Bush but wanted to vote for Al Gore, but you thought that Al Gore was going to win so you voted for Bush so that people would see that he was a good candidate.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:12 AM   #12 (permalink)
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You both seem to be missing the point that a vote for Zelda is a wasted vote -it will win weither or not I vote for it.

Now I like Maniac Mansion more than Ninja Gaiden 2, or Magic of Scheherazade. 1 of these 3 is going to advance, so I can vote for Zelda (or not vote at all for that matter) or I can put my vote towards the game I would like to see come in second, and advance to the next round.

That's the best I can explain it.
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I guess I really just meant Tenser. Your pick is a realistic option. No offense to that other game with the weird name I don't wanna bother spelling but it's not gonna do well with most people.
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a vote for Zelda is a wasted vote -it will win weither or not I vote for it.
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but it's not gonna do well with most people.
It does not matter whether you think it will win. That in no way should logically shape your vote, unless you want promote a game which defeats the point of the vote.
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Now that I think of it I haven't played Zelda in over 20 years, and barely remember any of it. Maniac Mansion I know pretty much inside out, so Maniac Mansion had the stronger impression on me, so let's just justify my vote for that reason.
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You don't need to justify a vote for Maniac Mansion. The other games on the list better be scared, it has a real chance at going places. Obviously it wouldn't win overall but it would knock out some other pretenders.

@DN- So you gonna vote or what? Don't give us that crap about being unable to decide, out with it.
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Now that I think of it I haven't played Zelda in over 20 years, and barely remember any of it. Maniac Mansion I know pretty much inside out, so Maniac Mansion had the stronger impression on me, so let's just justify my vote for that reason.
Well there you go. I'm on the same boat, but I just have more fun when I play Zelda.

I really don't like the idea of voting for one, since I really can't tell you which one I prefer. Maniac Mansion is engaging, but Zelda is raw fun. If you handed me a choice between the games to actually play, I would be 50 50 on either one, depending on what I feel like. The games are just too far up in their genres to compare.
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Simple solution. Since Zelda is a lock for the win just vote for Maniac Mansion since the two really aren't in competition with each other. You're voting for MM over Ninja Gaiden and that german sounding game.
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Simple solution. Since Zelda is a lock for the win just vote for Maniac Mansion since the two really aren't in competition with each other. You're voting for MM over Ninja Gaiden and that german sounding game.
It's not what game will win or do well, my vote should go to whatever game I feel should win.
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So you'd rather sit it out completely and risk an inferior choice(in your opinion) potentially moving on instead? Doesn't seem like a good alternative.
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So you'd rather sit it out completely and risk an inferior choice(in your opinion) potentially moving on instead? Doesn't seem like a good alternative.
Oh right. I forgot that second place games move on up. In that case, I'll probably vote for Maniac Mansion so that it can move onto the next round, but first I need to see Sceheheherezablade.
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Gesundheit mein freund betrunken.
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Gesundheit mein freund betrunken.
The name is arabic. Or something.

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I looked it up, it's the name of a fictional Persian queen. Her name means something like world freer. In the story she tells stories to stop a murderous king from killing his brides the day after their first night together. Not a very uplifting story imo. So what's the game about?
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Re: Round 1 - Match 8 of 16

Meh, if I was making a best of list Scheherazade would be in the top ten.

Bunch of barbarians. The NES has been on this site since day one and you people act as if you've been playing the same five games over and over. I would have loved to put in great games like Ghost Lion but I had to consider the crowd I had to deal with.

I have little hope for Crystalis making it past round two let alone going final four.
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