The Video Game March Madness Bracket
This turned out better than I expected! The only thing that bums me out is that Oblivion lost, but I'm not surprised by it. I'm glad Tony Hawk lost, if only to rub salt in the wound of that Mass Effect hater (lookin at you, @DIPSET )
Uncharted vs Arkham is incredibly difficult for me, as I've probably beat each upwards of 30 times over the years. It's a long shot that ME will beat OoT, but anything is possible.
Sazime last edited by
If Oblivion was going to lose to anything, I'm glad it was to Portal 2!
bam541 last edited by
The TLOU loss gonna hurt me no matter what. ME2 is one hell of a game though. It's definitely my second horse now, apart from Uncharted 2. I'm already very happy that both TLOU and U2 got this far, but I will still be salty if if U2 lost, lol.
I know i shouldn't be surprised that Bioshock got this far, but man. Huge disconnect here between me and the rest. Arkham City too, although I loved it despite not being a big fan of the Bat.
Brannox last edited by Brannox
Our overall Quarterfinals are done and the Semifinals set! Let's not waist time:
The overall #1, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, is OUT. 6.) Mass Effect 2 pulls out the 9-8 shocking win and earns its spot in the Final Four and is the Quadrant 1 CHAMPION!
The last remaining 1 seed, Surprising SoulCalibur, also gets bounced, as it falls to the Quadrant 2 Champion, 2.) Super Mario Galaxy 8-5.
Quadrant 3 became known to me as the parity bracket. It also is home to the most lopsided title match as 11.) Portal 2 is continuing its Cinderella run with an impressive 12-4 win over 5.) Bioshock.
Finally, Quadrant 4 was another one vote decision. 6.) Batman: Arkham City barely edged out 5.) Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 9-8.
So now we have the penultimate polls. Four more days before the last game will stand in this old school style battle royale. But first, we must determine that championship match.
Holy crap, if any of these games win I'll be happy. ME2 is my favorite of all of them, but each game is phenomenal in their own right.
Sazime last edited by
Wow! 3 out of the 4 finalists are sequels!
bam541 last edited by
Welp, my favorites are out, had a good run though. I would love it if ME2 wins, or Arkham City. What an upset.
jifw52 last edited by
@brannox oh whoops! I did the polls in the OP, i didn't know it was updated until i just saw this post! Haha sorry!
@jifw52 That's alright. You can (if you haven't yet) still vote in the semifinals and upcoming finals if you like. Once I collect results, I straight forget about the previous matches. No harm, no foul.
Ladies and gentlemen. We've reached the GRAND FINALS!
On one side, 6.) Mass Effect 2 has been surviving and advancing, proving all you need is that one extra vote time and again to make it to the end. By a score of 9-8, it surpasses 2.) Super Mario Galaxy to earn its place.
On the other side, 11.) Portal 2 has consistently shown it is a VERY beloved game, practically DOMINATING every match it's had. 6.) Batman: Arkham City, which pulled out some decisive victories on its journey, was no match and got TROUNCED 13-4.
It all comes down to this: Which game will be the winner of our little tournament? The perennial entry of the industry's defining sci-fi epic Mass Effect 2? Or will it be the most beloved puzzle platformer over the last decade Portal 2?
Cast your vote for which game you think should be the last one left and be crowned CHAMPION over everyone else!
Final post will be in two days!
E_Zed_Eh_Intern last edited by
I just want to remind everybody: Mass Effect 2 was a pretty good game, Portal 2 was amazing. The facts speak for themselves.
Inustar last edited by
I was out for the last few rounds, but I'm glad I made it back in time to vote for my baby.
I love you Portal 2, but I haven't played you to completion 6 times....
SabotageTheTruth last edited by
Portal 2 is pretty great, Mass Effect 2 was a snoozefest for me (along with every single Bioware game).
TokyoSlim last edited by
Mass Effect 2 is great. Ya'll trippin.
Guest last edited by
Never played ME2 and don't care about ME2, all I know is two things:
- It killed my precious THPS3 so it must die
- I did play Portal 2 and it's pretty good so even if I wasn't fueled by spite I'd still be voting against it
bam541 last edited by bam541
Even though it's not my favorite Bioware game, ME2 is an amazing piece of entertainment through and through. Definitely rooting for it. My days of spite in this bracket are over a long time ago, so I'm walking outta here with a big smile no matter what, Portal 2 ain't half bad at all.
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ME2 is like playing a season of a really bad sci-fi TV show. Portal 2 is good, which is the difference for me.
DIPSET last edited by
How ya'll gonna let Mass Effect 2 win?! sigh
No joke, it's like B-tier TV caliber acting (a lot of these actors are on TV), it has a gather-the-gang plot that is absolutely no different than 50 other movie plots. I basically feel like this game may as well have Paul Walker and Vin Diesel tracking down Ludacris and Tyrese to save humanity in muscle cars. They just replaced Geth with Reapers. Same thing different game. And I'd put the combat on par with The Order 1888 where you just take cover and shoot endlessly in a blocky room.
If it was Mass Effect 1 vs Portal 2, I'd be less butt hurt but ME2 is sooooooo overrated!
And now we have OUR CHAMPION!!!
After a 13-10 vote, 6.) Mass Effect 2 emerges victorious! Let's take a look at all the games it beat to get here:
11.) Madden 2003
3.) Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
10.) The Last of Us
1.) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
2.) Super Mario Galaxy
11.) Portal 2
Quite an impressive list of games! And let's not forgot its last opponent, Portal 2, as it had an excellent run as well, but fell 3 votes short.
ME2 is a masterpiece. The End.