Hall of Greats Compendium
SabotageTheTruth last edited by
This is the first Hall of Greats where I've played every single game listed and enjoy most of them. So in reality, that should mean I felt very split on the candidates, right? Well, not really.
The whole concept of this is to celebrate games that the Allies love and to ask probing questions as to why a game should be held in such a regard. While Kyle's Halo presentation made me laugh at points, it's purposely hyperbolic in a disingenuous way. The cross-examination of Bioshock didn't even really have questions in it - just mostly statements that this segment of the game sucks because Kyle says it sucks. Then Ian's presentation... While it does add a slightly interesting wrinkle (voting for a game that most consider excellent despite an awful showing), it's a months long grudge carried out since Dark Souls didn't get in - despite another Souls series game being in the HoG.
To me, it feels like the Hall of Greats stream has become more of an obligation to some of the Allies than a fun segment for them to work on. While some true passion does shine through, it seems to be less and less each time and my once favorite stream is quickly becoming something I might start skipping altogether.
Such a sour taste in my mouth after watching this one.
I realized the OP hasn't been updated in awhile so I thought I would go ahead and drop the stats of HoG's 9 & 10 here just in case anybody would be curious to see the most up-to-date Hall and inquire of current bans.
Q2 2019; April 30 (Bloodworth couldn't make the stream due to being on assignment so he did not have a nominee to list
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Damiani) 14
Super Mario Bros. 3 (Bosman) 12
Final Fantasy IX (Ben) 10
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Brad) 6
WaveRace 64 (Don) 3
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Huber) 3
GoldenEye 007 (Jones) (BAN until Q2 2020) 0
Dark Souls: Remastered (Ian) (BAN until Q2 2020) 0
Q3 2019; Aug 6 (Two Allies were MIA as Jones was on Paternity Leave and Brad was either on assignment or under the weather [reason was not stated on stream])
The Last of Us (Huber) 8 (Patreon Vote)
The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt (Bloodworth) 8 (Patreon Vote)
Phantasy Star Online (Ben) 8
Halo: Combat Evolved (Bosman) 6
BioShock (Damiani) 6
Burnout 3: Takedown (Don) 5
Final Fantasy VII (Ian) 1
Updated the original post. Thanks @Brannox
@kristen-rogers You're welcome!
brunojoey last edited by
Hey everyone! So I have decided to embrace some fun free time of mine and make an Excel sheet for the Hall of Greats because truly, why not. So here you go every one if you care deeply! If you have anything you see needs to be changed, or added just let me know!
@brunojoey This is very cool. Thanks for creating and sharing!
brunojoey last edited by
@Brannox Thanks a lot! Looking for jobs can have a bright side. I tend to get in a mood to watch a few before the next one. Even if the next one might be at the end of November...
A good bounce-back from the last HoG. I can rest easy for finally seeing my favorite game get in. That said, after the first three presentations, my jaw was kind of slack. Still, happy they reverted back to confessional cam and chip voting.
Capnbobamous last edited by Capnbobamous
Holy shit I missed Hall of Greats today!? I never even knew it was this week!
Axel last edited by
Happy with the games that ended up winning.
But for the second time in a row Ian showed disinterest in the whole thing by not even preparing anything. I feel it's disrespectful to the others and I applaud them for being good sports about it, I'd personally feel pissed if I spent time making a video / powerpoint and someone didn't even try to make a quick list of talking points. Does he feel burned because he actually put a lot of effort in his presentations in the past (like Myst) and didn't win, so now he thinks "why bother?"
I know Jones mentioned on Cup of Jones before that some of the Allies feel stressed by HoG because of the amount of work it requires (and I totally realize this), but if the solution is going to be to put less and less effort in it, then they should have a serious conversation about the future of this thing.
Kudos to the ones who tried, there were some very cool picks in there, and my interest for AvP is definitely piqued!
Shaunak Deshpande last edited by Shaunak Deshpande
Q4 2019; Nov 19
Counter Strike (Ben) 15
Final Fantasy VII (Brad) 13
Alien vs Predator (Don) 12
Animal Crossing (Bloodworth) 3
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (Ian) 2
Marvel's Spiderman (Huber) 2
Plants vs Zombies (Jones) 1
Dungeons and Dragons (Bosman) (BAN until Q4 2020) 0
Updated, Thank you! @Shaunak-Deshpande
bam541 last edited by bam541
I really enjoyed the latest induction session, happy with the winners and with the presentations. Bloodworth's might win it for me though, as someone who's never played the Animal Crossing games, his story got me feeling nostalgic for a memory I never had. It's really wholesome, which is what the Animal Crossing games seems to be all about.
TheMarcV last edited by
Another great addition to Hall of Greats, finally got in FF7 and CS is well deserved. Personally was really pulling for AvP, as a huge beat'em up fan there's really no denying it's greatness and place in the hall of greats. Don also just killed it with his presentation, not only was the video great, the whole lead up bout how hes always running short on time but not this time, What, wait, we're starting already, roll the video, Roll the VIDEO! Great stuff
Scotty last edited by Scotty
I didn't finish the watching yet but I have 2 things to say:
I really would like them to put Ian in just technical part of the EZA and leave him there.
HoG is about video games. Even though Kyle's presentation was good I simply don't care it's possibility to be in HoG and I'm glad that it's banned. It is not a video game. I don't like when someone acts clueless about obvious things.
E_Zed_Eh_Intern last edited by
@scotty Can't wait til somebody brings Beowulf to HOG.
For Ian's presentation, it seemed like he had notes, I think he just wanted to try something different - as he usually does. Sometimes it hits, sometimes it doesn't and it's almost always polarizing but I personally appreciate that no two of his presentations have been the same.
E_Zed_Eh_Intern last edited by
It was super exciting to first hear Kyle say he didn't want AVP banned so he gave it chips and then every person after followed suit - every one of them unaware of the all the previous votes it had. I was cheering for it but, in the end, I think the two most deserving games got in. I expected Animal Crossing to have a much better showing but I guess it's just Jones who loves it?
Scotty last edited by
Creativity is not a problem but I don't feel that his intentions are good. It is not sincere. So to me, it is annoying.
I really enjoyed this stream and the presentations down the stretch really closed strong. The final three standing would've been the ones I would've voted for, but I would've switched the winner with what came in third, but the game placing second was my top pick.
The voting structure did a better job concealing the point totals, but listening to the amount of times a game was said had it be a predictable countdown at the very start, and at the very end.
After a couple of HoGs that had hiccups, we're back on a stretch of solid streams.
I wonder if the next HoG will take over for E3 (which them finding out about in real time also was a solid moment).