Contest Stats and Discussion - Part 1265

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User Info: LusterSoldier

LusterSoldier
2 days ago#361
Team Rocket Elite posted...
How much of an effect will console releases have on their years? Will 2001 get a boost because the Gamecube came out that year?


2001 didn't just have the GameCube as a console release. The Xbox came out in 2001, with its most well known game being Halo: Combat Evolved.

Other notable years with console releases:

2006 - PS3 and Wii. Notable games include Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Final Fantasy XII, Kingdom Hearts II, Gears of War, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

2013 - PS4 and Xbox One. Notable games include The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Pokemon X/Y, Fire Emblem: Awakening, The Last of Us, Super Mario 3D World, Grand Theft Auto V, and BioShock Infinite.

In 2006, only 3 of those games were available on the newest consoles (Oblivion and Gears of War on Xbox 360, Twilight Princess on Wii). Xbox 360 might have been a 2005 console release, but the first notable Xbox 360 releases didn't arrive until 2006.

As for 2013, none of these games were available on the newest consoles at the time of the GotY polls. GTA V would later be released on PS4 and Xbox One, but it was not available on those consoles when the 2013 GotY polls were in progress. PS4 and Xbox One didn't have anything notable in 2013.
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ZeldaTPLink
2 days ago#362
Just put Link, Snake, Charizard and Crash in the match pic. GG.
Team Rocket Elite 2 days ago#363
LeonhartFour posted...
Team Rocket Elite posted...
"North American release date" is a match picture restriction. Voters are not obligated to follow that restriction. Last year, the Pokemon company ran a big year long promotion to celebrate Pokemon's 20th anniversary. That could have an effect on 1996.


Allen said there will be little writeups and blurbs for notable games from each year, too.


That's true. I wonder how often people will read them before voting. I guess it depends on what it looks like.
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User Info: ZeldaTPLink

ZeldaTPLink
2 days ago#364
Myself I'm probably just voting for 2001 since it contains Paper Mario.

User Info: LusterSoldier

LusterSoldier
2 days ago#365
LeonhartFour posted...
According to Allen's topic, it's running from 1985 to 2016.


Allen also said the contest would also feature 4 years prior to 1985, to give us a 36 entrant bracket.
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Some quick realizations...

While the 90s should easily be the strongest decade, I only see three uber-quality years. 1994, 1997, and 1998. Most other years are carried by one big game (if that) without much breadth. I can see several years from the 2000s challenging the 90s overall.

Also, the half-decade stretch from 2012-2016 might wind up being the weakest of the contest. Seriously, they might get rekt by the NES years.
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AxemRedRanger
2 days ago#367
Its actually Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped that's 1998 but it's near-universally considered a better game than the original anyways so to the extent gamefaqs cares about Crash that only helps 1998.

Also, Final Fantasy Tactics is 1998 in North America. Very likely the fourth strongest game of its year behind OoT, RBY, and MGS1.
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User Info: LeonhartFour

LeonhartFour
2 days ago#368
Well, if the Games Contests are any indication, more recent years have higher average strength, but their peaks are lower than older games.

I seem to remember the '90s trouncing any other decade in matches in the last Games Contest though. Let me double check.

'90s games that lost to non-90s games:

Half-Life vs. FFX
Xenogears vs. KOTOR
Perfect Dark vs. MGSV
Resident Evil vs. MGS2
Mega Man X vs. FFX
GoldenEye vs. Skyrim
Super Mario World vs. Undertale
Super Metroid vs. Majora's Mask
Chrono Trigger vs. SSBM
Pokemon R/B/Y/G vs. Undertale
Final Fantasy VII vs. SSBM
Super Mario 64 vs. Undertale
Ocarina of Time vs. Undertale

So all of these losses were either via rally or vs. very early '00s games except for FPS games (which are of dubious strength to begin with around here, even 007)

So yeah, I'd imagine the '90s will crush anything outside of their timeframe, but anything within the same decade will probably be more debatable.
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User Info: LusterSoldier

LusterSoldier
2 days ago#369
I might as well link to these polls, I suppose:

https://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/6325-
https://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/5505-
https://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/4065-

The "2010s" option gained very little percentage in between the 2010 poll and the 2014 poll. However, in the 2016 poll, the "2010s" option gained slightly over 2% compared to the 2014 poll. If we continue getting re-runs of the gaming decade poll, I expect the "2010s" option to slowly gain more percentage over time. Based on how the "2010s" option has fared so far in these polls, I think it will be on track to end up with somewhere in the range of 12-18% when this poll is re-run near the end of 2019 or early 2020. This would put the 2010s decade as being weaker than the 2000s, but probably not by a huge amount.
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User Info: LeonhartFour

LeonhartFour
2 days ago#370
it's hilarious that the '90s option gets stronger every time that poll is run

we really are a bunch of old farts trying to get kids off of our lawn
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