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themcnoisy

@TowaHerschel7 you are talking about last week's games Ruk.

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Forum Best Game of All Time Awards

Multiplat 2018: Horizon Zero Dawn
Nintendo 2017: Super Mario Bros 3
Playstation 2016: Uncharted 2
Multiplat 2015: Final Fantasy 7

PSN: mc_noisy

RogerRoger

@TowaHerschel7 This week is Boss Week. All teams are collaborating over in the Team Microtransactions (MTX) topic on a huge mid-way group. Head on over, there are quite a few Japanese and sports games which might take your fancy and we could use your help.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

Jaz007

@Th3solution. I’m not sure what @themcnosy has planned for next week, but I’m going out of town tomorrow until May 30th so I’ll need you to tally up votes and a stuff. If you at @ me I should be able to answer any questions you have. I’ll try to still participate a bit in all this, but I’m not sure what that will end up looking like.
Edit: just a reminder.

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Backkoggery ID: Jaz007

Th3solution

@Jaz007 Will do. Have a great trip. Pop in if you can, but otherwise enjoy yourself and I’ll do what I can to follow Noisy’s plan.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

themcnoisy

@Th3solution you have to step If if Jaz is away and you become the boss of 303.

Forum Best Game of All Time Awards

Multiplat 2018: Horizon Zero Dawn
Nintendo 2017: Super Mario Bros 3
Playstation 2016: Uncharted 2
Multiplat 2015: Final Fantasy 7

PSN: mc_noisy

Th3solution

@themcnoisy Yeah, I will try to be on top of it. Just let me know what your plans are for the next stage. I’ve been a little out of touch comparatively speaking but I’m still engaged.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

themcnoisy

@Th3solution back to the normal routine again. Fingers crossed we only have 1 month to go!

Forum Best Game of All Time Awards

Multiplat 2018: Horizon Zero Dawn
Nintendo 2017: Super Mario Bros 3
Playstation 2016: Uncharted 2
Multiplat 2015: Final Fantasy 7

PSN: mc_noisy

themcnoisy

303 Team Name not found
@Jaz007 @themcnoisy @Th3solution @RogerRoger @Frigate @TowaHerschel7

Prototype Radical Entertainment
Prototype 2 Radical Entertainment
Puppeteer SCE Japan Studio
Pure Black Rock Studios
Pure Football Ubisoft Vancouver
Puss in Boots Blitz Games
Putty Squad System 3
Quantum Theory Team Tachyon
R.U.S.E. Eugen Systems
Ra.One: The Game Trine Games
Race Driver: GRID Codemasters
Race Driver: GRID 2 Codemasters
Racquet Sports Asobo Studio
Rage id Software
Ragnarok Odyssey ACE Game Arts
Rango id Software
Rapala Fishing Frenzy 2009 FUN Labs
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing Activision
Ratatouille Heavy Iron Studios
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Insomniac Games

This is our list of games for this week. I can actually make a start on this in the next comment.

Forum Best Game of All Time Awards

Multiplat 2018: Horizon Zero Dawn
Nintendo 2017: Super Mario Bros 3
Playstation 2016: Uncharted 2
Multiplat 2015: Final Fantasy 7

PSN: mc_noisy

themcnoisy

My initial thoughts

Prototype Radical Entertainment - Existing
Prototype 2 Radical Entertainment - Important
Puppeteer SCE Japan Studio - Important
Pure Black Rock Studios - Important
Pure Football Ubisoft Vancouver - Pointless
Puss in Boots Blitz Games - Existing
Putty Squad System 3 - Not Important
Quantum Theory Team Tachyon - Pointless
R.U.S.E. Eugen Systems - Existing
Ra.One: The Game Trine Games - Not Important
Race Driver: GRID Code masters - Important
Race Driver: GRID 2 Code masters - Existing
Racquet Sports Asobo Studio - Pointless
Rage id Software - Important
Ragnarok Odyssey ACE Game Arts - Existing
Rango id Software - Existing
Rapala Fishing Frenzy 2009 FUN Labs - Existing
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing Activision - Important
Ratatouille Heavy Iron Studios - Not Important
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Insomniac Games - Very Important

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Forum Best Game of All Time Awards

Multiplat 2018: Horizon Zero Dawn
Nintendo 2017: Super Mario Bros 3
Playstation 2016: Uncharted 2
Multiplat 2015: Final Fantasy 7

PSN: mc_noisy

Th3solution

Not too much experience with this list but I really liked R&C A Crack in Time. Artistically very beautiful, technically sound and smooth, and an overall enjoyable game. The gameplay was inventive and fresh, despite having that platformer / shooter at its core. I would agree with Very Important.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Frigate

Rage. What timing. Probably Existing back then, surprised it got a sequel.

Frigate

Jaz007

The only game I’ve played here is Ratatouille, and that was on the Wii but should be the same. It was not important. I mean it worked and I don’t remember total suckage. But it was a movie tie in all the same. Completely unremarkable. Back then it was a rental and something to play as a kid.

Backkoggery ID: Jaz007

Th3solution

I forgot, I also played Puppeteer, or at least the first few hours of it. It was a late gen first party exclusive game as I recall and a very interesting title. Graphically and artistically it was quite good, with a presentation that was based on side scrolling platforming across a puppet stage. This resulted in a unique appearance and feel to the characters and movement. The game had a high amount of polish and charm. Unfortunately it was plagued by the limitations of the action being on a stage, so after a while the gameplay felt a touch repetitive, and so I never finished the game. It also was released on PS3 right as the PS4 came out in late 2013 and for some reason Sony didn’t make the game cross-gen. So it became trapped on last gen when many people were clamoring to the PS4 and so the game was not marketed well and was largely forgotten. As a result, I get the feeling the game’s sales underperformed greatly. As such, it’s influence on gaming culture was negligible. So I would have to say somewhere between Existing to Important.

Edit: actually ... as I’m thinking about it, the game was developed by SIE Japan who made Ape Escape, Gravity Rush, Loco Rock, Patapon, the three Ueda games Ico, SotC, TLG ... and also made ... Knack! I think I can definitely see inspiration from Puppeteer in Knacks art style and play. And it makes sense why the marketing would abandon Puppeteer and focus on pushing Knack on the PS4. Considering this, I think I’ll lean toward ‘Important’ for Puppeteer then. (Not that Knack was a world breaker or anything, but still)

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The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

themcnoisy

@Frigate I have gone with Important. Mainly due to the fact we have a very recent sequel and it's unique take on the formula.

@Th3solution I have gone with Important due to its art style and the fact a bunch of indies took inspiration from its look. Existing may be a tad harsh but completely understandable.

@Jaz007 thank you. I have updated my initial impressions with your score.

Forum Best Game of All Time Awards

Multiplat 2018: Horizon Zero Dawn
Nintendo 2017: Super Mario Bros 3
Playstation 2016: Uncharted 2
Multiplat 2015: Final Fantasy 7

PSN: mc_noisy

RogerRoger

@themcnoisy Wow, you've played a lot of this crop!

I haven't played any, but that's okay. Was very interested in Prototype for a while, but never pulled the trigger on it. Otherwise, many of those games are news to me.

Which is actually cool, because I can research those without rankings tomorrow.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

themcnoisy

@RogerRoger I've only played a handful. The rest I looked into like Rango and grid 2, with Ratatouille I'm using Jaz007 rating. Out of the lot Ruse was the toughest to score unique but flawed - worth a shot however until I seen it listed haven't thought about it in 6/7 years lol.

Forum Best Game of All Time Awards

Multiplat 2018: Horizon Zero Dawn
Nintendo 2017: Super Mario Bros 3
Playstation 2016: Uncharted 2
Multiplat 2015: Final Fantasy 7

PSN: mc_noisy

RogerRoger

Okay, let's take a peek at the games missing a ranking thusfar...

Pure is an off-road quad-bike game from Disney Interactive developer Black Rock Studios, the same folks behind Split/Second: Velocity and so, as you'd expect, it was very well-received by critics for being a gorgeous, fast-paced, exciting trick-based experience... and it sold about six copies. Heck, it was even nominated for a BAFTA. History will repeat itself when we get around to the letter S but, for now, the tsunami of positive reviews from both critics and fans has me leaning heavily towards Important (because there are some comments about it lacking depth, and also because it sold about six copies).

Puss in Boots landed right around the time of Kinect and PS Move, and so apparently feels more like an interactive movie for kids than a traditional "game" game. This might make some recoil immediately, but the reviews are pretty solid for what it is, and some of the gameplay footage I've just watched on YouTube made me smile (and I've never even seen the film). Tempted to push for Existing rather than be cruel, especially on the weight of that surprisingly-strong Metacritic average.

Quantum Theory sounds promising; a cover-based shooter in which two heroes must fight their way through a constantly-shifting, living tower. Unfortunately it falls victim to the "all shooters must be grey or beige" plague of the PS3 era, and tacks on a poorly-conveyed and badly-written story to try and drag you through its bland, ugly levels. Eek. Looks like we've got another Pointless on our hands. I'll get the spade.

Ra.One: The Game is a tie-in to the Indian Hindi-language superhero film, Ra.One. The film was a huge success story for Bollywood and a big deal internationally (I even remember seeing banner ads and posters for it in 2011) but I can find very little information about the game. Nobody seems to have reviewed it, at least not here in the UK. There are a handful of clips on YouTube, revealing it to be a brawler which do not look good at all (it also came out on PS2, given the huge pre-existing install base for the console in India at the time, and it shows). Despite this, it apparently topped the Indian PSN downloads list for a long while, and demonstrated that Sony Computer Entertainment Europe was willing to back Bollywood's ever-growing influence. Despite the obviously poor quality of the game itself, I'm tempted to step it up to Not Important for the cultural impact it so clearly had for Indian gamers, and for getting SCEE to think about other markets.

Racquet Sports is the kinda game I just shake my head at when I type it into Google because I knew that, as soon as I hit "search", I'd be met with a hideous assemblage of Pixar people playing PS Move minigames... and guess what? I was right. Our very own PushSquare gave this a 3/10 and everybody else seems to agree with them. What's worse is that it was originally called Racquet Sports Party and released on the Nintendo Wii; this is a port, and a terrible one at that. Drop-shot it my way and I'll backhand it into the Pointless pile for you.

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE is an upgraded version of a PS Vita JRPG which saw enough average-to-good reviews to warrant the expansion. Many praised the tweaks to the original game's mechanics, but lamented that it retained an on-the-go "play in bursts" pacing which didn't translate well to a home console. Fans liked it better than critics, but I'm not seeing anything to elevate it above the wealth of other JRPGs available on the system. I wonder if @TowaHerschel7 might be able to help us here? Because otherwise I'm tempted to say Existing and call it a day.

Hope this helps!

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

themcnoisy

@RogerRoger and with that we have cracked the list. I have updated my initial thoughts with the results. If everyone's happy we can lock in now and have a boss Weekend!

Forum Best Game of All Time Awards

Multiplat 2018: Horizon Zero Dawn
Nintendo 2017: Super Mario Bros 3
Playstation 2016: Uncharted 2
Multiplat 2015: Final Fantasy 7

PSN: mc_noisy

RogerRoger

Yep, here we go... tagging our Vice-Captain @Th3solution and saying that I'll be around Sunday evening / Monday morning if you require any assistance...

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Prototype - Existing
Prototype 2 - Important
Puppeteer - Important
Pure - Important
Pure Football - Pointless
Puss in Boots - Existing
Putty Squad - Not Important
Quantum Theory - Pointless
R.U.S.E. - Existing
Ra.One: The Game - Not Important
Race Driver: GRID - Important
Race Driver: GRID 2 - Existing
Racquet Sports - Pointless
Rage - Important
Ragnarok Odyssey ACE - Existing
Rango - Existing
Rapala Fishing Frenzy 2009 - Existing
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing - Important
Ratatouille - Not Important
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time - Very Important

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Confirming that I've tagged none with a little controller icon, as I've played none of the above.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

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