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The Obsidian Community all-time top 100 games (poll) - SEND YOUR LISTS via PM by DECEMBER 22nd! SIX DAYS LEFT!


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Hey there, fellas! I'm not sure if this has ever been done here before, or if you guys would be interested in a project like this. I've done in other forums polls of the sort before, that compiled several lists of films, albums, books and the likes. I've never done one for games, and figured it'd be interesting to make one here, in a commmunity that is by and large comprised by gamers.

 

The rules would be fairly simple: you would need to send me a list via PM of up to TWENTY-FIVE games, each labelled with developer and year to best tell them apart (some games may share the same name so labelling them by these would help me not to confuse one for the other); you have 125 points to assign between all 25 games, making it an average of 5 points per game - that way you can distribute priority between your favorites as you wish. If you don't assign points to the games, I will assume you have given five to each. Games are counted individually regardless of franchise or series connections, meaning that, for example, Half-Life and Half-Life 2 would count as two votes, not as one "Half-Life series" vote; however, you can if you so choose vote for a game expansion separate from the original campaign (e.g. you can vote for Mask of the Betrayer whilst ignoring Neverwinter Nights 2 if you so wish). Definitive Editions and the likes will count towards that game's primary release as well.

 

The the ideal number of games to present is 25, you can choose to present fewer as well. If so, I will ask you to divide between all games a number of points equal to five times the number of games you've mentiones, meaning, for example, that a top 10 would have 50 points to share across the games, a top 15 75, a top 20 100, a top 22 110, a top 17 85, and so on.

 

The list will be compiled giving priority to the number of votes accrued (that being the number of lists a game appeared in), and points will act as a tie-breaker between games with equal amount of votes. I will set a deadline for sending the lists at a later date, if this idea interests the rest. Edit: the deadline will be December 22nd. Please send in your lists via PM with the points distribution by then!

 

To those wanting to take part... I have no problems with you guys sharing the lists in the thread before the compiled list is revealed, but I would suggest to avoid that simply so as to keep the results more a surprise when they are finally revealed. The list should reflect your personal taste first and foremost, instead of what your idea of the consensus or historical canon is - judge them according to how good you find the games to be personally, and not their historical significance, how "state-of-the-art" or graphically they are or any such thing. Give the list some thought, but don't overly obsess about it, this is just for fun after all.

 

I hope the idea is interesting to you guys!

 

 

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Edit: Copying this here just so that is doesn't get 'lost' amidst the rest of the banter:

 

Just a quick easy maths heads up for anyone who might be feeling a little lazy about distributing points. An easy way of assigning points to your lists is by thinking of 25 points instead, and dividing the list of 25 games into five tiers of five games each. You can then assign an equal number of points to the games in each of these tiers so long as the number adds up to 25. Kind of like this...

 

1-5. 8

6-10. 6

11-15. 5

16-20. 4

21-25. 2

 

That means each of the films in those tiers get that many votes. Other examples...

 

1-5. 10

6-10. 6

11-15. 5

16-20. 3

21-25. 1

 

1-5. 10

6-10. 7

11-15. 4

16-20. 3

21-25. 1

 

1-5. 12

6-10. 6

11-15. 4

16-20. 2

21-25. 1

 

1-5. 7

6-10. 5

11-15. 5

16-20. 5

21-25. 3

 

Offering some options is all! :grin:


Edited by algroth, Yesterday, 07:30 AM.


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This seems like a lot of work for us all just to agree Jagged Alliance 2 is the greatest game of all time.


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This seems like a lot of work for us all just to agree Jagged Alliance 2 is the greatest game of all time.

 

Well, someone has to do it eventually, right? :p


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Was there ever any doubt? :p


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Well, all joking aside is it something that would interest the board?



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I don't mind the idea and always like to see results of this sort, for some reason, but I'm not sure I even have 25 "all time favorite" games these days. Maybe 10-15.


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Yeah, I think I might have a hard time to think up 25 games. Would try though.


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Just try it out. I can reduce the number if needed, to maybe 20 or 10. But usually I find that people really underestimate the size of their list of favorites - my experience with other lists where I asked for people to give up to fifty items was that many considered it hard to get as many in at first, and then begrudge having had to leave out so many choices.


Edited by algroth, 15 November 2017 - 06:56 PM.


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Should there not be a limit to how many points you can assign a single game? I could submit a list of 25 games, assign 1 point to 24 of them, and give the one 101, :p.

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Should there not be a limit to how many points you can assign a single game? I could submit a list of 25 games, assign 1 point to 24 of them, and give the one 101, :p.

That's fine by me. Again, the 101 will only count for a tie-breaker, whilst the number of votes will always have a greater priority. You could have a game with 202 points from two votes which would still be beneath a game with only three points out of three votes. You also do at the risk of downvoting the rest of your choices, at least as far as the tie-breakers are concerned. If you guys feel it's still abusable I can put a cap though, but in the past I haven't encountered a problem with this.


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Yeah, I guess it's not a big deal.

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25. Daikatana, Developer:John Romero, Release: John Romero

24. Castlevania 64, Developer: Konami Computer Entertainment Kobe, Release: 1999

23. Rogue Warrior, Developer: Rebellion Developments, Release: 2009

22. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, Developer: Robomodo, Release: 2015

21. Umbrella corps, Developer: Capcom, Release:  2016

20. Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City, Developer: SlantSixGames, Release:2012

19. Ride to Hell: Retribution, Developer: Eutechnyx, Release: 2013

18. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Developer: Terminal Reality, Release: 2013

17. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, Developer: nStigate Games, Release: 2012

16. Doctor Who: Return to Earth, Developer: Asylum Entertainment, Release: 2010

15. Tunnel Rats: 1968, Developer: Uwe Boll, Release: Uwe Boll 

14. Stalin vs. Martians, Developer: Black Wing Foundation, 2009

13. Lula 3D, Developer: cdv Software Entertainmnt, Release: 2006

12. Batman: Dark Tomorrow, Developer: Hotgen, Release: 2003

11. Bubsy 3D, Developer: SIE Bend Studio, Release: 1997

10. Link: The Faces of Evil, Developer: Animation Magic, Release: 1993

9. Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon,  Developer: Animation Magic, Release: 1993
8. Final Fight: Streetwise, Developer: Capcom Production Studio 8, Release: 2006
7. Perfect Dark Zero, Developer: Rare, Release: 2005
6. Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis, Developer: Lucky Chicken Games, Release: 2003
5. Sonic the Hedgehog, Developer: Sonic Team, Release: 2006
4. Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Developer: Danger Close Games, Release: 2012
3. Half Life 3, Developer: GabeN, Release: GabeN
2. Superman 64, Developer: Titus Software, Release: 1999
1. Alien: Colonial Marines, Developer: Randy Pitchford, Release: Randy Pitchford 

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No Big Rigs? :grin:


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No Big Rigs? :grin:

 

A classic.

 


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Ride To Hell: Retribution is sort of a spiritual sequel to Big Rigs. 

 



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I'm struggling to think of five at the top of my head because I start focusing on what I dislike about them and how they could be better. Ideally there would be no all-time top 100 because there would be continuous improvement, which I'm not optimistic about tbh but there's some things I'm looking forward to.

14. Stalin vs. Martians, Developer: Black Wing Foundation, 2009

Did he win?

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Did he win?



Yes, Men in Black style. :grin:

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Just a quick easy maths heads up for anyone who might be feeling a little lazy about distributing points. An easy way of assigning points to your lists is by thinking of 25 points instead, and dividing the list of 25 games into five tiers of five games each. You can then assign an equal number of points to the games in each of these tiers so long as the number adds up to 25. Kind of like this...

 

1-5. 8

6-10. 6

11-15. 5

16-20. 4

21-25. 2

 

That means each of the films in those tiers get that many votes. Other examples...

 

1-5. 10

6-10. 6

11-15. 5

16-20. 3

21-25. 1

 

1-5. 10

6-10. 7

11-15. 4

16-20. 3

21-25. 1

 

1-5. 12

6-10. 6

11-15. 4

16-20. 2

21-25. 1

 

1-5. 7

6-10. 5

11-15. 5

16-20. 5

21-25. 3

 

Offering some options is all! :grin:


Edited by algroth, 15 November 2017 - 10:17 PM.


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14. Stalin vs. Martians, Developer: Black Wing Foundation, 2009

Did he win?

 

 

He turned a nuclear warhead into a satellite and blew them to bits as they approached Soviet space.



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I'm struggling to think of five at the top of my head because I start focusing on what I dislike about them and how they could be better. Ideally there would be no all-time top 100 because there would be continuous improvement, which I'm not optimistic about tbh but there's some things I'm looking forward to

 

 

If this is successful, I guess I could try running it again in a few years. It'd be interesting to see how they list would have changed by then.






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