Easy Allies Top 10s



  • Oh boy. The comments section on that is gonna be rough.



  • Regardless of the list quality, I really appreciated the small lower thirds. Especially for this topic, when I didn't know any of the entries whereas I knew all but one entry from the first two lists combined. With that said, I was surprised two spots came from the same game. Then seeing the third entry made me question whether or not this may have been a good topic, considering there is a FOURTH spot from the franchise. While I practically NEVER like to say what a piece of content should or shouldn't be, this video leaves me... confused.



  • i love breath of the wild but i feel a one per game rule should be in effect or somthing. although i know breath of the wild has the best towns



  • I misread @Brannox post.



  • I honestly think that Damiani made this list and did this on purpose. That's my theory.



  • @tokyoslim Personally, I see a lot of Huber and Moore influence as well. Regardless, it is what it is, and now we wait for the next one.



  • I try not to get upset about top whatever lists since it's all just personal opinions, but having a third of the list come from a single game really feels like overkill. And while I could think of a lot of towns I personally liked more than some on this list, there's one glaring omission that honestly I'm half convinced isn't on the list solely because they didn't have b-roll for it.



  • Well it certainly sparked a discussion.


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    Not sure how to feel about the last video. Sure it had some solid entries, but I feel that there are some franchises that got looked over here.



  • So glad I read the comments before going to deep in to that list.



  • Best towns, aw yeah! I bet there's some Final Fantasy on here since the fellas are always talking about it. Huber and his love of Dragon Quest? Bet there's a town on here! Silent Hill, whew, almost one of the greats, I'm sure it has to be on here. Persona, Chrono Trigger, Ni No Kuni, maybe even something more obscure like Xenogears has a chance of showing up!

    Oh, nearly half of the list is nothing but Zelda towns and major franchises got overlooked? Cool....

    I really wasn't missing their top 10s from back in the day, but some of them were fun and so far have at least been entertaining. This is absolutely lazy to a really mind-blowing degree. I'd rather them postpone the video to brainstorm more or enact a "1 per game" rule because this just feels so lackluster overall.



  • I disagreed with the list for the same reason as just about everyone else, but still liked the video. Was a nice surprise for me to start my morning.



  • At least the thumbnail is accurate. Hehehe



  • I, too, found the idea really neat, and the video was fun to watch as a produced item, but yeah, Breath of the Wild hogging so many spots feels really weird. This would've needed the guys to explore their memories a lot more. There are tons of adventure games and RPGs out there. And even something out of left field, like The Last of Us and Bill's Town. Aaaaand with ND I just remembered UC2 and the Tibetan Village. What a feeling to wake up in there.

    But yeah, my point is that the horizon could've been so much wider.



  • Pretty lacklustre indeed, it feels like the selection process was rushed. As much as I love Breath of the Wild and the 3 towns they picked, I fail to see how they deserve Top 10 spots.

    Of course none of these lists can ever be objective nor should they be taken seriously, but surely there was more variety to be found with this theme. Feels like a missed opportunity.



  • Despite all that's being said, I think it should be mentioned and praised that there were now names written for each entry! A small but really helpful addition, so thanks!



  • @sentinel-beach yeah, the quality and presentation of the edit was very strong.



  • I will always respect the Allies' opinion, but i do wish that they provide much stronger reasoning for the BoTW towns hogging the list. It's an anomaly when one game dominates in such a way, and frankly i'm still have mixed feelings on those entries in particular. At the very least, they could have mentioned that fact in the script and addressed it.

    Aside from that, the Fallout and Skyrim picks making the list was a great surprise.



  • Welp, this video did set a new record for the Allies.... most dislikes on a single video, quickly approaching the 1,000 mark.

    But I do view it as a good thing, in a strange way. Things usually improve after a stumble and I know the fellas aren't the type of people to just let something stay "broken" - plus as some people pointed out, there were some improvements in the editing of this list.

    I get the feeling we're close to entering the Golden Age of Top 10s, ushered in by Top Bathrooms.



  • This gave me an idea!

    One of the reasons why the Allies were dreading the return of Top 10s was the time it takes for them to search their memories and come up with a list of picks (and then of course debate which ones make the cut, get the footage, write the script and edit the video!)

    So to help them in that first step, how about announcing the theme of the Top 10 a couple weeks in advance on Patreon and allowing patrons to leave their own suggestions in the comments, like a huge collective brainstorm?

    It would still be up to the Allies to pick the Top 10, but at least they'd be less likely to forget some possible entries.

    It could be a nice extra incentive for some people to become Patrons too.

    There are cons though: no more element of surprise when the video comes out since we'd know the theme beforehand. Plus if the Allies leave out an option that was very popular among the comments, people are even more likely to complain.

    So I don't know if that's a good idea or not, tagging @Bloodworth so he can be the judge! ;)