That’s right, GameFaqs’ “Best. Game. Ever.” contest/poll has reached the division finals. Which games will advance? Probably not half the ones I’ll vote for! We lost some of my all-time favorites in Round 1, and more of my choices fell away in Round 2 and Round 3, but let’s take a look at the games that remain.
Chrono Trigger vs. Super Smash Bros. Melee – The current vote percentages suggest this will be a tight race. I know Smash is a very popular series, but it just isn’t for me. Especially when it’s up against a fantastic RPG. I’m pulling for Chrono Trigger to make it.
Final Fantasy VI vs. Final Fantasy VII – A battle of two RPG colossi, here! I love both of these games, and this was a hard choice. Shh… in the end, I picked Final Fantasy VI, though I have little doubt Final Fantasy VII will win.
Oh, and don’t worry. We will talk about the Final Fantasy VII remake controversy soon, from the combat system to its multi-part release…
Pokémon Red/Blue vs. Undertale – The fact that I’m listening to Spear of Justice as I write this should be a sign. Pokémon is great, but sadly it isn’t Gold/Silver or Black/White that advanced this far to make me conflicted. Once again, I’ll vote for the funniest game I’ve playing this year, Undertale.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim vs. Super Mario 64 – I have no great love for the Elder Scrolls series, as has become apparent during this contest. Go, go, Mario!
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time vs. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – This is a difficult choice because I suspect I would enjoy Symphony of the Night if I played it. And while I liked Ocarina, it isn’t my favorite Zelda game. I’ll probably vote for Ocarina of Time, but feel free to convince me otherwise.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past vs. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – Like the Final Fantasy face-off above, we’ve now got two legendary Zelda games against one another! For this round… I will abstain, since I’ve yet to properly play either game.
Super Mario RPG vs. Resident Evil 4 – Go, go Mario! Sure, I haven’t played Super Mario RPGs yet, but 1) I love RPGs, and 2) I do not want the game that began Resident Evil’s departure from survival horror to make it into the finals! Let’s rally for Super Mario RPG!
Metal Gear Solid vs. Metal Gear Solid 3 – Well… I enjoyed the story of Metal Gear Solid, but I know nothing about MGS 3. It looks like I’ll have to abstain once again.
Which games are you voting for in the division finals? Let me know in the comments below!---
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