Hall of Greats Compendium

  • That's the 4th GameCube game that makes it in the HoG. I know this lead wont last too long, but MAN every time I think of it, the GC sure means a hell lot to me.

  • Silent Hill II

    Nearly one of the greats

  • I honestly felt a little bad for Streets of Rage II, as everyone kept commenting that Sim City 4 was the first time we saw a live gameplay demonstration.

    First time both winners are games I've never even played but I feel like they both deserve a spot. Can't say I really have any complaints this time around, it was a good showing from everyone!

  • This HoG is a clear indicator that the allies are Nintendo super fans, GTAV is clearly the best game of that list.

  • @a7x458 That entirely depends on your measure of quality. Silent Hill 2 and Sim City 4 are both just as good at what they do.

  • Still no update from @edsortiz

  • @sentinel-beach I'm sure they'll get to it eventually :D

  • First post needs updating

  • Updated:
    Apologies for taking so long.
    PS: You gotta love the Game Cube

  • @edsortiz You forgot to update the Date :)

  • @hazz3r Thanks! I remember writing down June, looks like it got messed up while doing some other changes.

  • While the two I was rooting for in the seventh cycle didn't even come close, two of the four I predicted did.

    While I don't like Final Fantasy VI, it's about time the series is represented.

    Also, the presentations are getting better and better with each Hall of Greats!

    FF VI's video, Don's misdirection, Kyle's powerpoint... good stuff

  • It didn't have too much impact this time, but I'm on board Huber and Ben's purity boat when it comes to alliances. Great picks in any case this time around, I'm happy for both the games and their presenters. And Don's reveal was of course magical. :)

  • @sentinel-beach Alliances kinda backfired for them this time XD. I don't think we will see more of them on the next HG.., although I predict there is a missing loose end to the new Don Deal of the Bosman Concordant, Don will give Kyle his 3 point vote next time he brings MM Legends.

  • This might be my favorite HoG induction so far! Really tough picks, and fantastic presentations from all fronts, particularly Huber's passionate speech, Don's red herring, and of course Kyle's on point college lecture. Also, i'm hoping that the anti-chip thing Ian was talking about wouldn't go through, i just don't like the idea of giving negative points to a game... I love the alliances, but i would rather ban those than letting the anti-chips happen.

  • Alliances are hilarious, but I do think they're not in the spirit of what Hall of Greats is supposed to be about. The game should be good enough to get in without them. But they can do whatever works for them.
    The correct 2 got in this time round. Easy choices imo. If those two hadn't been there though, I would have said Halo and Bloodborne.

  • Greatest HoG in a while. Good games all around and 10/10 presentations from some of them.

  • I find the process way more entertaining than the result. I could care less about what actually gets in. It's just fun to see them make impassioned speeches about the games they love. The anti-chip thing sounds really fun in my opinion, adds a new layer onto things but will barely require any overhead to make it work.

  • I think the anti-chips are just gonna encourage ol' Bossy to make even more alliances to counteract all the minuses he'll end up taking. I'm for it.

    Honestly, I don't care about the list itself. It's nice to have a compendium, but it's the destination. I'm here for the journey. If we didn't have impassioned speeches or well produced videos or the Confessional the fun of this woulda all died out like a year ago and it'd just be the "EZA compiles the same 'best games of all time
    list every other website has for two hours" show.

  • I also don't like the slippery slope of alliances multiplying and tricks like anti-chips, I'm afraid we'd end up having games inducted that really don't deserve to be there.

    I agree with the others that games should earn their spot on their quality and strength of the presentation alone, as they're supposed to represent the collective tastes of the Allies. If Mega Man Legends makes it one day purely off the back of multiple shenanigans despite nobody but Kyle liking the game, it'll suck in my opinion.

    That being said, this latest installment was awesome and gave us a lot of fascinating and fun presentations, I honestly would have been stumped if I had to vote myself, so many Greats in that list (or soon-to-be)!