Hall of Greats Compendium
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@bruno_saurus I think EZA likes more "out of the way" nominations. Zelda may be seen as "too obvious".
For EZA's tastes, I think Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are surprising to not be nominated yet, and with how many times it's been nominated and gotten close, Final Fantasy IX and God of War (2018). But I think Huber's point of "ALWAYS FINAL FANTASY AND ZELDA" is really salient in the Allies' minds.
But beyond Nintendo and Square, I'm actually outright SHOCKED Resident Evil 2 hasn't even been nominated. Sure, there's REmake and 4, but I hear 2 is consistently the best. Outside of R.E., a Half-Life game (any of them), Bioshock, any of the Batman Arkhams, any Halo, and Mass Effect 2 (not for lack of trying for any of those).
.......But we're all in agreement somebody gonna bring Elden Ring and it's getting in at the next ceremony right?
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Elden Ring will likely get in one day hah @Brannox Definitely shocked about RE2. Because Huber loves it and I even feel like Ben, Brad, or Damiani can make a case for it. Also Hollow Knight lol
@bruno_saurus Oh yeah, I think it was two ceremonies ago where two Allies were going to bring Hollow Knight but when Damiani informed them both, they switched to different games... Yeah, Hollow Knight is getting in soon...
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@Brannox that was a funny moment lol. Getting in one day!
An incredibly bittersweet HoG.
With Ben leaving EZA, regardless of what game he brought, I was pulling for. Happy to say that hope proved true.
A mostly retro feel, I was pulling for one of the most retro games brought tonight, but bummed it didn't get in.
I'm all over the place at the moment because by far this wasn't in my top 5 ceremonies they've had, but Ben leaving just puts a shadow over everything, which is kind of unfair to the overall stream.
For me the HoG was fun enough to let me forget a bit about Ben leaving, which says something I think. Ben will sorely be missed, but at least the allies will stay jolly even with him leaving.
Anyways I'm so happy about the games that got in.
Huber's been channeling his beat em up love for a long time so it's good to see a win for him here. Also HK is undoubtedly a no brainer, that kind of game for 15$ is just insane.
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Highly enjoyable time! Definitely a bittersweet time, but the fun did help in that regard!
Definitely happy with the games that got in as they all deserve it! But a majority of the games I could've seen get in.
Huber has now won like four times in the last nine times. After not winning at all in the first nine ones which is crazy lol
Eventually gonna try and update this website of mine as I'm attempting some more practice things into it, so should be fun eventually!
Updated the HoG games tierlist I made sometime ago to include the most recent ones https://tiermaker.com/create/the-easy-allies-hall-of-greats-174261
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I feel like Hollow Knight is a great game, but I think we're going to look foolish when the sequel improves every single aspect of the original. Not to say the original can't be considered a celebrated classic as well as the sequel, but I just have this suspicion that Silksong is going to almost replace Hollow Knight when people discuss the series and which one to recommend.
It's just a hunch but I really feel like Hollow Knight Silksong is going to be like Uncharted 2 when compared to Uncharted 1.
@dipset if that's the case then they'll just get it in the HoG right away lol. It does make me think about how we'll see the HoG games in a different light one day in the future.
This was a HoG that I really felt the departures of Allies. The list on the whole is not one I'm personally all that enthused by, but I DID get a massive kick out of one of the nominees being a nominee for our own HoG here (at time of writing, voting is about to commence in our thread). I was also annoyed for record keeping purposes a third of the Allies didn't say the games they voted for, but it is what it is.
But a three-way tie for second? HILARIOUS! And it feels good to see Don FINALLY. FYE-NUH-LEE! get one in, even though the one game of the whole list I wanted in didn't make it.
ALL of this said, I felt this was one of the most expedient ceremonies (Again, another instance of feeling the absence of Allies gone to better pursuits).
Oscillator last edited by Oscillator
This was a HoG that I really felt the departures of Allies.
Agreed. Kyle, Brandon, and Ben felt like the weights of the crew, like their thoughts had a greater impact (Ben particularly for HoG; he always got serious in the cross examinations). This was still an all right HoG, but it felt super casual, close to the point of feeling superfluous.
For the first time, I think ours may end up feeling like the more legit version.
If you're into it, we've got another Hall of Shame on deck next week.
@brannox Why are you bummed?
@jdincinerator From this thread, one year ago:
"So, tonight being the first (and hopefully sparsely) Hall of Shame... I don't know, I just don't vibe with the concept of taking two hours to trash on games (deserved or otherwise). Plus cross-examining for shame is weird. Cross-examining to critique excellent games is a strengthening process for both game and presenter, but this felt off. As someone who adores and looks greatly forward to every Hall of Greats, this was a miss for me with a particular pang because it adds MORE months of waiting... But, more importantly than anything, it seems the Allies had fun and enjoyed themselves, and that's what really matters."
@brannox I see, I suppose the Hall of Shame goes against the Allies' ethos. There are enough critics out there trashing on the industry's less-savory behaviours, the Allies don't really need to add to that.
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I love last year's hall of shame because it didn't feel like the allies were just shitting on stuff for no reason (mostly), like they actually had deep grievances with the games they brought and it's very entertaining to see them air it all out in their own ways. It didn't feel salty in an annoying or clickbaity way, it's just them channeling their hate to something fun. I'm very excited for the next one, hoping the full crew shows up!
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Caught up to the 2nd Hall of Shame. Another fun one!
Maybe it's on me for not noticing for so long, but man, I love it when Brad gets so passionate. One of the silver lining of EZA shrinking in size is that guys like Brad and Don has pretty much amplified their presence to help compensate, and I think Brad is so much better and entertainingly expressing his thoughts. Great pick from him, very fun presentation to watch.
Speaking of Don, I truly thought that he's finally managed to calm his usual antics down a bit, but that cross exam part went off the rails lol. Also shoutout to Huber's "slapdash" presentation, both Damiani and Blood
bringing GT reviews,
and Isla being so based with her pick.
It's good to see the Hall of Shame return but I wish Gabby was featured by providing her own pick. I love Blood and Damiani's presentations for one juicy reason I won't spoil. Don dropped a bombshell, Brad brought an interesting pick and Isla's was a bit controversial.