The Short Version To cut to the chase, this is one of dozens of voting topics for my Top 100 Games of All Time, According to GameFAQs project. To vote, choose your five top games of all time. Then, copy/paste the form below, replacing the game names there with your selections. Post exactly that in this topic, and your vote will be counted!
The Long Version Hey! Welcome to the voting topic for the Top 100 Games of All Time, According to GameFAQs. This is one of several identical topics across dozens of boards on GameFAQs. The ultimate goal of this project is to compile a list of the top 100 games of all time, as voted by a large sample of GameFAQs users. At the conclusion of the voting, I'll write a series of ten Top 10 lists to report the results, as well as some interesting statistics about which boards went for which games, which generations or consoles were dominant, etc.
Updates To make this more interesting, I'll be posting daily updates about the status of the voting, including the total votes cast, the day's biggest movers, and the boards casting the most votes. You can find those here: http://www.ddjgames.com/category/gamefaqs-top-100/
How to Vote This is very important: in order to vote in this poll series, you must use this exact format. Votes will be counted by a program I've written, and so if your vote is not cast in the right format, it might not be counted.
To vote, choose up to five of your top games of all time, whatever "top" means to you. Then, write each vote on its own line, starting with the word "Vote", followed by a colon and a space. Do not put any text after the game name. Do not put any HTML in your vote. Do not enclose your vote in spoiler or quote tags. Put each vote on its own line. You can have other text in your post if you want as long as the votes appear on their own lines.
For example, this entire post would be a valid vote, so long as it contains the following five lines: Vote: Faceball Vote: Fantasy Star Soldier Vote: Fiend Hunter Vote: Fighting Street Vote: Flash Hiders
You may vote for up to 5 games. If you want to be safe, just copy those five lines and replace the game names with your choices. Post that in this topic to cast your vote. That's all you have to do! Voting will be open until Saturday, February 8th at 11:59PM Eastern.
Notes - To make things easier on me, please use the official name exactly as listed in the GameFAQs database. To be safe, copy/paste it from there. I'll do my best to process all the different aliases under which a game receives votes, but I can't promise your vote will be counted correctly if it's not the official name. The only exceptions are the well-known cases where a game is almost entirely recognized by a different name than listed on GameFAQs. If you're not sure what to call a game you want to vote for, PM me and I'll tell you.
- Only vote with one account. I'll be checking usermaps to make sure no one is using multiple accounts to cast more than five votes, but I won't be able to tell if the different accounts on a usermap are casting fewer than five votes total.
- If you'd like to change your vote that's fine -- just delete your original post. All votes are counted from scratch each night.
- If you have any questions, feel free to PM me! I won't be able to check all the voting topics regularly, so anything needing a response should be PMed to me. --- www.DDJGames.com | Latest: GameFAQs Top 100 twitter.com/ddjgames | www.GamingSymmetry.com
Vote: Mass Effect Vote: Super Smash Bros. Melee Vote: Deus Ex Vote: Age of Empires II Vote: Perfect Dark
All these games were probably released within 7 years of each other or so. I have old tastes I guess. But these games stood up to the test of time; I have run multiple playthroughs of each or spent countless hours of multiplayer in them.
Vote: Super Smash Brothers Vote: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Vote: Halo Vote: Banjo-Kazooie Vote: Conker's Bad Fur Day --- "A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing." - George Lucas
Vote: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Vote: Jet Force Gemini Vote: Tales of Symphonia Vote: Metal Gear Solid Vote: Bioshock
Holy crap that was hard...like really hard... I kinda went for "biggest impact on me while playing" and each one of these games either blew me away in one regard or another, or I just spent months playing them (most cases both).
Another day this list might be different though, there's a good chance it'll change by the deadline. It feels just...wrong to leave out something as perfect (IMO) as Call of Duty 4 or as incredible an experience as Xenoblade Chronicles (I'm like maybe halfway through and it's still an awesome ride). --- Well, there is a new accent of n00b language. It's called: Vet LUEser goes Foreign!-MegaSpy22 Those must be the pants of the gods!-Digitalpython
There's one week to go in the voting, so I figured now is a good time to give everyone a quick update on some interesting current stats.
- So far, a total of 1,729 users have voted, casting 8,444 total votes. 262 votes from 53 users were cast today alone, so it's possible we may hit over 10,000 votes from 2,000 users.
- The results are far from set in stone: just today, a new game took the #1 spot in the overall tally, and another game has risen from eleventh to fifth over the last three days.
- So far, the dedicated poll topic on the Faceball board has drawn the most votes at almost 900, followed by the GameFAQs Contest board with 672 and the PC board with 650.
- Boards dedicated to the various systems have accounted for almost 10% of the votes. The influence is clear in the final tally, but it's by no means radically changing the results.
- The top game at present has 172 total votes. The 100th game has 19 votes.
- A total of 1,347 different games have received at least one vote. Half of those have received a second vote.
Also, just a friendly reminder that each user is permitted five votes total across all topics, not five votes per topic. If you post more than five votes altogether, the vote counter will take the first five votes it finds. I'll be PMing users who currently have more than five votes getting counted twice before the voting period closes next Saturday. --- www.DDJGames.com | Latest: GameFAQs Top 100 twitter.com/ddjgames | www.GamingSymmetry.com
I did play all of them, yes. Also note that I played ME3 much after it came out, so all the DLC and the extended cut ending were part of the game for me. --- "To truly live, one must first be born." ~ Evan [aX] Paper Mario Social: The Safe Haven of GameFAQs. (Board 2000083)
Quick reminder: there are three days left to vote. Voting will close Saturday at 11:59EST. At present, 9,567 votes have been cast by 1,954 users. I'll post one more reminder about voting on Saturday. I'll also PM any users that still have more than five votes being counted on Friday. --- www.DDJGames.com | Latest: GameFAQs Top 100 twitter.com/ddjgames | www.GamingSymmetry.com
A lot of people jumped in at #3 without having played the former ones. Also a lot of people disliked ME3 strongly or thought it was the weakest in the series.
I do not have any of the DLC for *any* of the ME games, so I can't comment on that, but my experience was that ME3 was awesome awesome awesome, strongest of the series, and then as it started winding down and I started realizing so many things weren't going to be included, it *seriously* took the wind out of my sails.
Mass Effect Spoilers Here: The rachni freedom, I thought it would come back to either bite me in the ass or help me, or I'd hear about it in the prologue. Nothing. The genophage... saved this entire people group despite being warned it was a bad idea. Do the Krogan end up proving the Salarians right or wrong? How about the Quarian homeworld? There are other things that I can't think of. So the gameplay, the story, I was amazed! And then the end was just so incomplete.
Final reminder! Voting closes in a bit under twelve hours, so if you've been waiting until the end to vote, now is the time! --- www.DDJGames.com | Latest: GameFAQs Top 100 twitter.com/ddjgames | www.GamingSymmetry.com