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December, 2020, Together Retro Poll - RUNNER-UP MATCH-UP!

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:11 am
by prfsnl_gmr
In life, there are no second chances, but in video games, you always get one more shot....

Welcome to the third Racketboy Together Retro Runner-Up Match Up. All of these categories almost won a few months ago, and now they’re back again for one more chance at glory (in, appropriately, this November’s second-most-important election!).


July, 2020: Games that Require Strange Peripherals

dsheinem wrote:The definition of "strange" here is meant to exclude light guns, musical instruments, mice, and trackballs and instead encourage you to use "strange" controllers made for specific games (like Rez's vibrators, Steel Battalion's control panel, the SNES Life Cycle Entertainment Bike, Odama's microphone, etc.) or playing regular games with "strange" controllers (e.g. using the Sega Activator in Mortal Kombat, Marvel vs Capcom with the PS1 Ascii Grip, etc.).

August, 2020: Rhythm Games

MrPopo wrote:All things requiring you to do stuff in time to music. Maybe it's pushing buttons, maybe it's dancing, maybe it's pretending to be a DJ.

Recommended titles: Parappa the Rapper, DDR, IIDX

September, 2020: Konami & Capcom Off Action

PartridgeSenpai wrote:Konami and Capcom were the kings of 8-bit and 16-bit action games, sure, but they also had tons of games that weren't action games, especially in the 5th console generation and beyond. This category is about looking at the forays into non-action titles by two publishers/developers best known for their high energy games.

Possible Entries:
- Vandal Hearts
- Breath of Fire Series
- Suikoden Series
- Shadow of Memories
- Ace Attorney Series

October, 2020: Horror RPGs

Ack wrote:While RPGs run the gamut of possible themes and tones, a few have ended up entering the entirely horror space. Not only have some of these found huge success and critical acclaim, they have also played a large part in shaping what would become the survival horror genre. Here are a few possible titles to choose from:

Sweet Home, Parasite Eve, Gorky 17, Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession, Laplace no Ma, Koudelka, Tecmo's Deception, the MegaTen franchise, Pathologic

November, 2020: Attack of the Clones!

prfsnl_gmr wrote: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then each game in this category flatters, sincerely, another popular or influential game. Put another way, games in this category copy another more influential or popular game. Why play The Legend of Zelda when you can play Golden Axe Warrior? Who needs Castlevania when you have Master of Darkness? Sonic the Hedgehog’s pretty fast, but have you played Bubsy? The mechanics in Fighter’s History are actually really solid...


Voting ends on Friday, November 27. You can vote twice, but no changing your votes this time!

Re: December, 2020, Together Retro Poll - RUNNER-UP MATCH-UP

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:44 pm
by PartridgeSenpai
The way the voting is going, it looks like next month might be when I finally try to get through Breath of Fire 3 or Shadow Hearts~

Re: December, 2020, Together Retro Poll - RUNNER-UP MATCH-UP

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:57 pm
Attack of the clones, I’ve always preferred those ambitious janky underdogs.

Re: December, 2020, Together Retro Poll - RUNNER-UP MATCH-UP

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:52 pm
by prfsnl_gmr
Voting ends this Friday! If you haven’t voted yet, do so now.