Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Suggestions for the Space Race

Below is a list of a few games that have been suggested for the Space Race. They're listed in alphabetical order, so as to not add in my own potential biases. Add your own comments if you would like to suggest any other games. (NES and SNES games work best).
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Dragon Warrior 2
  • Final Fantasy
  • Final Fantasy 3 (Final Fantasy VI)
  • Secret of Mana
Additionally, it has been suggested that, instead of "real-time," we use game time played as the measuring stick by which to determine the winner of the space race. Obviously this would disqualify any games that don't have that feature integrated, but would balance the competition between people who have different schedules. However, it would also change the way I play the game, and I imagine that's true for others as well. Additionally, we would want a cap on how long it can take, so we're not waiting for months and months to find out who finished fast enough.

In the end, it will be up to the eventual participants as to how we'll measure victory/defeat. Again, post a reply or contact me in some other way to express your interest.


Kevin said...

You might want to level the playing field and choose a game no one has played before.

Joe Mattingly said...

I'll level may be right, though. Playing a new RPG could possibly be more fun, as well. But it would obviously have to not suck. I'm welcome to any ideas.

Another way to level the playing field would be to choose a game that everyone has played before. I think only the original Final Fantasy would qualify there.

Kevin said...

You could try one of the Breath of Fire games, or one of the SNES Dragon Quests. Maybe even branch out into the GBA with the Golden Sun series.

Joe Mattingly said...

Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is another title we could look at. I've only played the original, though Eddie has played both. But really, even if Eddie were to join us for the ride, he'd never seal the deal, so no worries about him.

The one big hurdle with that game would be that anyone involved would have to go buy the game itself. It's probably down to 20 bucks, but still, not spending money is more favorable than spending money.

Kevin said...

I left out Terranigma, which is more like SoM or tLoZ and for the SNES. I think I have roms for everything I've mentioned thus far.

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