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Two of my top 20s in there, Fez and FFIX. IX is probably the FF I've started the most - I know the first disc off by heart. It's a shame that after that everything starts to go downhill a bit. I still think it's got the best art design of any game in the series.

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Awesome work @Benny I'm astounded Uncharted 4 didn't make it into the 100. In saying that I didn't vote for it either.

 

I did vote for Skyward Sword though, so I'm glad it at least made the runners up list.  

 

Elite Dangerous is the one I really thought would make the cut. I'm more surprised by that than U4 tbh.

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Shame about Bayonetta. Pretty surprising too. Mind you, it would probably be in the region of my 21st favourite game so perhaps that explains it.

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Wii Sports has to be the game that sold more consoles than any other. It singlehandedly allowed Nintendo to smash Sony and Microsoft to bits, something Breath of the Wild (my second-placed game) hasn't quite managed. My nan and grandad had a Wii with Wii Sports and nothing else.

 

It may not be the deepest experience ever, but whenever you go back to it, it's as much fun as it was in 2006. Back then it recaptured the sense of wonder, of a new era, felt from the those first moments with the SNES and Super Mario 64. Not that the majority of those who loved it would have appreciated that. What they loved was that it allowed them to feel like they were actually playing tennis, golf and bowling.

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Wii Sports was great. If I was bored enough to put together a top 100, it’d definitely be in there, probably not far off the top 20. In particular, Wii Bowling was just utterly brilliant.

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3 hours ago, Charles said:

Lovely stuff Benny. Can you tell us which voting/scoring method is bring used? 

 

After some deliberation and after getting a slight majority preference for it anyway, I'm using the same scoring method as the 2015 list. So this list can be directly compared to the 2015 one in all respects except that it has about half as many total votes again over the previous list.

 

What is interesting though is that even if I weighted it more towards number of votes than positioning, the highest rated ones on the list would be essentially the same but with slight rank variations. I also realised that if I had weighted more towards number of votes rather than positioning it would unfairly penalize games that are well loved but that potentially less people have actually played, so therefore by being weighted more to positioning, it means the games that are played by few but rated by them highly get the chance to be included, rather than just the popular picks.

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2 hours ago, Jolly said:

Shame about Bayonetta. Pretty surprising too. Mind you, it would probably be in the region of my 21st favourite game so perhaps that explains it.

 

When you know the reason for its positioning, you will be ashamed of your words and deeds.

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I'll always remember Link's Awakening as the game that made me miss my stop on the train, and end up two stations away from where I wanted to be. I was so engrossed in the game, and it probably didn't help that I was wearing headphones as well.

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I shouldn't have agreed to 1 game per franchise as, indeed, Link's Awakening is such a great game.

 

Spoiler

But it's not Ocarina of Time :(

 

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8 hours ago, Timmo said:

Forget that, Link's Awakening behind Pokemon is the real travesty.

 

Well, if you'd voted for it, it would have been ahead of Pokémon. You had 19 other votes left after Resident Evil 4 ;)

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2 hours ago, grindmouse said:

GTA3 made the top 100 when one of the stipulations was "games that stand up today"... that's a clanger, rllmuk.

 

It seems many people still think it does. Or valued nostalgia more. Or work for Rockstar. Either way it's dropped significantly.

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This is excellent stuff @Benny ! Excellent write ups and and I’m looking forwards to reading through them all! I’m sad I didn’t have the time to add my own list, but there would of been a +1 for BOTW being best game ever. 

Hey! You should do the rllmuk GOTY list! 

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Next entry might take a bit longer as there are so many new titles so I can't recycle my old content and charge full price for it this yea... Sorry I mean pretend I wrote new stuff.

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Ah, F-Zero X was one of my all-time favourites but going back to it can be a bit rough so I think it slipped out of this year's top 20. Even so, "YOU GOT BOOST POWER" is still infinitely more quotable than your average triple-A monologue.

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