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Reply #105 on: October 02, 2018, 03:41:25 AM

Look, I'm using this as my vote for Street Fighter 2 in general.  I will not be voting for the SNES/Sega version, Championship/turbo/hyper/super editions, or what ever.  All of those are just one big blur of Street Fighter 2 dominance through the early 90's, so I'm just voting for the first one as a catch all.

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Reply #106 on: October 02, 2018, 04:01:24 AM


A point could be made that the arcade version actually wasn't superior.  It was from a graphics point of view surely, but given my choice I would take a SNES gamepad controller over the arcade joystick.  Also, the hyperfighting version (or whatever the exact name is), was even better.  Cranking the speed up to max was the shit.


Maybe it's because I played so much in the arcade before I had a SNES, but I couldn't disagree more. For me the shoulder buttons on the SNES were an incredibly poor replacement for having two extra buttons in the arcade. I remember long sighs and eye rolls from all my friends whenever we played on the SNES, as I would always remap the controls so I could avoid using the shoulder buttons. I'm not saying I was obsessed with Street Fighter but in the sixth grade I could either ride the bus home or take a ninety minute walk. If I walked, there was a bar with a SFII machine about halfway home that would allow kids into the front area to play. If I had more than a dollar to my name, I would walk home just to play that game.
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Reply #107 on: October 02, 2018, 07:24:18 AM

I think the placement of the shoulder buttons was fine for all other intents and purposes, but SF2 requires some dexterity and reactions that made involving the shoulder buttons problematic.

But honestly, I was amazing at that game, and was more than capable of turning it into a tactical advantage.  I would put my heavy punches up on the left shoulder button.  During 90% or more of a battle, I would relay on shorter and quicker stuff which reset faster and let you perform more of them, while also being effective (e.g. a medium dragon punch is still nasty, and you are back on the ground that much faster).  As long as you are thinking ahead and getting ready for the awkward shoulder button movement, you then throw it in for a powerful and fast change of pace, and watch your opponent despair at being fooled.

Hard kick went on the right shoulder.  Most meaningful usage of the hard kick was still easy enough from the shoulder button.

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Reply #108 on: October 02, 2018, 09:01:00 AM

I suppose I was mainly just talking myself into it, which I did.  Also, would not have guessed the arcade version actually generated that much of the revenue.  I was in the military at the time, so the kinds of arcades we were exposed to were different, with fewer or no kids.

A point could be made that the arcade version actually wasn't superior.  
I refer back to my original statement then, given your response about the military and not being near a normal arcade. And you don't have a spotty memory of the craze, you have NO memory of it because you didn't experience it with the rest of the population. -_-
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Reply #109 on: October 02, 2018, 09:58:50 AM

It actually came ou a half year before I actually entered the military, and I clearly remember it in the arcade I went to every weekend with all the other teenagers.  My experience is not invalid, you are just doing the usual “the way schild experiences an event is the only way that matters” thing that you do. 

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Reply #110 on: October 02, 2018, 10:19:21 AM

It being an industry changing phenomenon that started in arcades and nearly singlehandedly elongated the life of arcades wasn't a schild experience, it was just reality.

Your experience isn't invalid, but it certainly keeps changing based on evidence.

Liking the home version because you had it at home is obviously completely valid, but that's not why the conversation went this way.
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Reply #111 on: October 02, 2018, 10:46:32 AM

I concede your point anyway, I am only saying it is universally the case.  Mortal Kombat had a much bigger visible impact at that same arcade I am referring to.  Before this conversation, I would have wrongly guessed that banked more at the arcade. 

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Reply #112 on: October 02, 2018, 10:53:49 AM

Mortal Kombat is a more interesting conversation due to the censorship and the graphically intense violence in the arcade version. That aside, poopy compared to SF2.
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Reply #113 on: October 07, 2018, 11:10:30 PM



Runoff between SF2 and Final Fantasy IV.

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Reply #114 on: October 07, 2018, 11:21:29 PM

Ok, I lied. I voted for Final Fantasy IV. I started listening to music from both games and the feels were more feely with FFIV, by a huge margin.
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Reply #115 on: October 09, 2018, 09:29:23 PM

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Reply #116 on: October 09, 2018, 09:36:51 PM

Only due to a defector from SF2 wanting there to not be a tie again!

Though I'm pretty sure said defector is correct, and people are just voting to keep shit tied on purpose.

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Reply #117 on: October 10, 2018, 04:41:49 PM

Some of us are too noob to find the poll so we can vote to make a tie.

Sometimes irony is pretty ironic.
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Reply #118 on: October 21, 2018, 11:27:39 PM



well a bunch of idiots fucked up 1993

good job everyone

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Reply #119 on: October 22, 2018, 12:56:18 AM

Haha.  So which game should have won from that list in your opinion?

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Reply #120 on: October 22, 2018, 01:42:13 AM

BaK my fav. Syndicate also a good option.

Who won 1992?
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Reply #121 on: October 22, 2018, 02:18:10 AM

Final Fantasy IV.

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Reply #122 on: October 22, 2018, 10:54:59 AM

MOO or X-Wing.

But man, gaming used to suck. 93 is just when I got back into it, and I mostly played Civ and Ultima 7.

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Reply #123 on: October 22, 2018, 10:55:57 AM

Haha.  So which game should have won from that list in your opinion?
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Reply #124 on: October 22, 2018, 11:41:40 AM

Haha.  So which game should have won from that list in your opinion?
shild's vote is always in blue in the screen shot

Bingo.
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Reply #125 on: October 22, 2018, 02:11:26 PM

BaK my fav. Syndicate also a good option.

Who won 1992?
Super Mario III won 92.

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Reply #126 on: October 25, 2018, 09:07:02 PM

Haha.  So which game should have won from that list in your opinion?
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Bingo.

so Shild voted twice for '91?  why so serious?

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Reply #127 on: October 25, 2018, 09:13:16 PM

schild

also, you can vote more than once on the initial poll, only run-offs have a forced one-vote per person max.
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Reply #128 on: October 29, 2018, 12:02:18 AM

to the surprise of no one that played it



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Reply #129 on: October 29, 2018, 10:00:27 AM

We managed to give X-Com the honorable follow up though.  Good job team.

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Reply #130 on: October 30, 2018, 11:15:07 AM

FF VI vs. Super Metroid vs. X-Com is about as difficult of a choice as you can make. I’d have chosen X-Com myself but I can see why FF VI has won.
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Reply #131 on: November 04, 2018, 11:05:46 PM

In what is easily the least exciting year thus far, the winner is:



Warcraft II.
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Reply #132 on: November 04, 2018, 11:23:10 PM

Eight-player Descent LAN games at work after-hours. Six degrees of freedom in true 3D. Even non-gamers joined in. I reckon I could still enjoy that today.
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Reply #133 on: November 05, 2018, 09:16:27 AM

Just wait till you try it on the phone.

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Reply #134 on: November 13, 2018, 09:36:10 AM



I expected Diablo to win, but I didn't expect it to win so soundly. At one point it was six points ahead of anything else.
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Reply #135 on: November 13, 2018, 09:42:56 AM

We're finally getting to the point where everyone had a PC.

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Reply #136 on: November 19, 2018, 01:13:09 PM



This is actually 1997. Correct game won, real fast too. It was evident within minutes who was going to take it. Proud of all of you.
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Reply #137 on: November 26, 2018, 08:24:48 PM



final fantasy tactics took it, not actually surprising even though it was a strong year.
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Reply #138 on: November 26, 2018, 08:29:33 PM

Fucking console gamers.
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Reply #139 on: November 26, 2018, 08:33:16 PM

Fucking console gamers.
It's a little deeper than that. A lot of us vote for the best of a genre / best version of a game. Baldur's Gate isn't the best Baldur's Gate style CRPG. Unreal isn't the best Unreal. Ocarina of Time isn't the best Zelda. It's not shocking FFT won.

Planescape: Torment will *probably* win 1999.
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