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PostSubject: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Tue 6 Sep 2016 - 11:57

There's been some debate about whether or not this should be a fully-fledged vote thread. Personally, I think not. A top ten of all games across a console is such a wide subject, with the potential for lists that hardly ovelap and debate about what is and isn't a Gamecube game, so I think it'd work better if we just each share our personal top tens, with lots of comment and personality and emotion and anecdotes, and have a nice little chat about it with a cup of tea or a glass of gin, and just relax.

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  • I haven't played Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
  • I played Twilight Princess on Wii and think of it more as a Wii game.
  • I've stuck my usual rule with personal top tens and only included one game from any particular series.


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I did have this post with pictures and slightly different write-ups, but I accidentally closed the window. Duh! Duh! Duh!
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Tue 6 Sep 2016 - 13:27

Ooft ya bastard.  I must admit I hoped we could wait a while and have a vote on this.  I'll be tallying up the points at the end regardless because I love numbers.  Hopefully we get people commenting on each other's lists rather than just featuring their own too.

So this is how I feel about the games now, and is quite different from how I felt about them at the time.


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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Tue 6 Sep 2016 - 14:15

Thoughts on Drunka’s list::
 

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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Tue 6 Sep 2016 - 14:45

Really glad to see someone picking up TTYD, GJones (hopefully encouraging others, like Drunkski, to follow in your wake). And on chapter 2 you've still got all the best bits to come! I almost envy you.

Toadstool Tour is one that completely slipped my mind! One of the best sports games I've played. Out of interest (and because I'd still like to number 'em up later, I'm like that), if you didn't include LoZTP, what would come tenth?

I probably should mention one big GC game that I wish I'd played that I haven't: Skies of Arcadia. Wasn't much into that sort of thing then, would be now.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Tue 6 Sep 2016 - 14:58

Poochy & Balladeer wrote:
Get it played, Drunka.  Get it bloody played.

Man, I would Sad Along with the other 'cube games I want to try, Twin Snakes and XD, PM:TTYD is bloody pricey!

Can't argue much with the rest of your list. I didn't play much of Soul Calibur, though it was fun. I wish I had room for a Monkey Ball, now that you mention the series. Playing that and Melee at Bristol Balloon Fiesta was what convinced me I wanted a 'cube for my birthday. Unfortunately, I didn't play it much and then had to compete on Monkey Target when I went to NOM. I was demolished.

GJones wrote:
That’s very interesting that you declare Pikmin one of your favourite games of all time, but Pikmin 2 doesn’t factor in your Top 10 Cube games. I’ve not played the original, but adore the sequel. I think the fact that the original had timed missions put me off of buying it at the time – not a fan of games with time limits (unless it’s an arcade port). I can get with this list, although Sunshine over Resi 4 is, let’s say, interesting.

For me, Pikmin is the best in the series. 2 was bigger, but it didn't have the emotional story or the clarity of purpose. Using the Pikmin for financial gain and taking as long as I needed wasn't the experience of desperately using them to escape with my life. Plus, I only include 1 game from any series when I make a list.

I love 3D Marios. Ironically, though, because of the one-game-from-a-list rule, Resi 4 might make my Top Ten games of all time, depending on my mood, while Sunshine would be usurped by Galaxy.

Can't argue with much of your list. A lot of the games, your Timesplitters, Karts and NBAs, I would have played a lot more if I was older when I had a 'cube. It was mostly a single-player machine, my big multiplayer sessions started with the Wii.

Your angle on Twilight Princess is probably correct, it just isn't how I feel.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Tue 6 Sep 2016 - 17:10

Balladeer wrote:


Cappa will crucify me for this, but SMB1 isn't in my top ten and this is.  

ARSEPIECE!!!

How good's the GameCube by the way? Buska's, Balla's and gjones' three lists above feature exactly three games that are going to be in my top ten. Thumbs Up!

I'll comment on those lists once I've posted mine, at some point in the next couple of days.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Tue 6 Sep 2016 - 17:31

Against all the odds, and despite [Never having a GameCube! We get it, Zero! - rest of forum, all lurkers, undiscovered tribes in the Amazon], I've got a Top Ten that I'm going to present. Prepare yourselves.

By reading my comments on the lists of others first. Wink

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Contemplation of Gjones's List:
 

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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Tue 6 Sep 2016 - 20:58

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The Cappuccino Kid wrote:
How good's the GameCube by the way? Buska's, Balla's and gjones' three lists above feature exactly three games that are going to be in my top ten. Thumbs Up!

Best Nintendo home console ever.  Best home console ever.  If you're not into your JRPGs, best console ever.  That's how good.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Tue 6 Sep 2016 - 21:08

General List Chat:
 

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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Tue 6 Sep 2016 - 21:14

Aye, I'd say PMTTYD got its funny and whimsical bits in its dialogue, as well as its epic moments and everything in between. It had it all.

How dare you call me that sir. DAMN YOU! Chibi-Robo and Jungle Beat are the first two games on anyone's list that I've not played, but wish I had. JB of course came out on the Wii, but is anyone really going to tell me it's the same game sans bongos? Anyone?

And I will admit: I have never played Crazy Taxi. No desire to play a mediocre port of it either. Happiness and fun, I love those things, and that's what Nintendo games deliver in absolute shedloads. I play them alongside my JRPGs. Tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Tue 6 Sep 2016 - 21:30

Oooo that's a very interesting #1. Crazy Taxi is a classic but not something I played on Cube - played it (and the hugely underrated sequel) to death on the Dreamcast which is what those games "feel" like. Bright, infinitely replayable bursts of immediately enjoyable gaming. I was always a bit disappointed at the SEGA output on Gamecube. Billy Hatcher was good but aside from the Phantasy Star ports and Skies of Arcadia port, it was slim pickings. Stuff like Jet Set Radio and Virtua Tennis seemed more suited to the Gamecube.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Tue 6 Sep 2016 - 22:20

Some interesting lists there for Nintendo's Best System Ever!

@gJones what do you mean the Dreamcast was dead by then, it has more games confirmed for it in 2017 then the Wii U Very Happy also SEGA had nearly 25 games on the Cube just in the EU (USA had a few more sports games)

Guys you want to play these games


@Balla yay for adding together as I love that as well  Thumbs Up!

I sort of want to do a similar list to Drunka but the one game per series is hard (mainly two series) to do on the GameCube also my list is games I played on the GameCube, the 6th gen was maybe Nintendo's best for 3rd party since the days of the SNES with FIFA's, TimeSplitters 2, Crazy Taxi etc on Cube but I played them on Xbox or Dreamcast.

Anyway my list, which likely has the least Ninetndo games in it but at the time sort of 8 exclusives
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Wed 7 Sep 2016 - 9:10

@Zero: That's still a pretty good list of 'cube games, for a self-confessed non-owner! Top stuff.

@The Kid: I really want to play Jungle Beat at some point. I'm pretty sure it'll be making my own lists once I do.

@Mas: Wind Waker tops list because everyone likes it, even if it isn't everyone's favourite. That's why I didn't want to make this a vote. Look at Cappa's list: Crazy Taxi at number 1! That's his passion and love for the game, proudly displayed with a number 1 spot. In a vote, it probably wouldn't even place, and WW and SMS would take top spot by virtue of being in the middle of everyone's lists.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Wed 7 Sep 2016 - 9:33

Yeah sure Drunka but when I ever read about Wind Waker in the other votes, it always reads like it would be almost number 1 in every list.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Wed 7 Sep 2016 - 10:38

There might be a little bit of it being so universally adored, nobody feels personally attached to it. If it's everyone's favourite game, I'm not saying much if I make it my favourite.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Wed 7 Sep 2016 - 14:52

Me and my brother moved from the N64 to the PS2, so I never owned a GC - I played my way back through the games once the Wii came out (literally buying Zelda: Collector's Edition and Wind Waker on boxing day after getting the Wii for Christmas!).

I contemplated going for a list of exclusively exclusives, but decided it was more interesting to just have an overall list, no restrictions.

10. F-Zero GX
9. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
8. SSX 3
7. Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
6. Beyond Good and Evil
5. Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes
4. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
3. Resident Evil 4
2. Skies of Arcadia: Legends
1. Timesplitters 2

Only 3 Nintendo games (and F-Zero was SEGA developed), and exactly half of the list is exclusives - although two of those exclusives are enhanced remakes of games from the previous generation! I wouldn't call that a bad showing from Nintendo though - it's more to do with the fact that the gamecube actually attracted a good number of third party games, in both exclusives and multiplatform releases. It's probably only the WiiU of all Nintendo consoles that would be dominated by Nintendo games I think, for exactly the opposite reason!
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Wed 7 Sep 2016 - 17:27

Few things:

1. The New Play Control! version of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat is an all right substitute if you have no means of being able to play the backwards-compatible GameCube version, but you're not getting the authentic experience. It's main flaws - mainlt it's lack of depth and short lifespan - are much plainer to see when you're not having as much fun with it's control method. Essentially, hammering the bongos is a lot better fun than waggling the Wii Remote. It's not like a copy of the GameCube version and a set of bongos would cost you that much either - maybe about £15-£20 all-in?

2. I was a bawhair away from sticking Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 and SSX Tricky in my top ten. They'd be 11th and 12th, probably. The Simpsons: Hit & Run, Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion and Beach Spikers were all in with a shout as well.

3. I'm not arsed about Wind Waker either way. I tried it when the GameCube was current, when it wasn't, and when it was ported to the Wii U. It looks nice...but that's about it from me.

4. An admission of guilt: I didn't really play Crazy Taxi on the GameCube. I had the PS2 version, then the diabolical GBA downgrade, followed by the Dreamcast release, and then the GameCube port at some point in the late 2000s. But three of them are all pretty much the same thing. I couldn't not have it on my list!

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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Wed 7 Sep 2016 - 17:30

Drunkalilly wrote:
There might be a little bit of it being so universally adored, nobody feels personally attached to it. If it's everyone's favourite game, I'm not saying much if I make it my favourite.

I am it was my first Zelda and maybe what made me a Nintendo fan.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Wed 7 Sep 2016 - 18:11

Drunkalilly wrote:
There might be a little bit of it being so universally adored, nobody feels personally attached to it. If it's everyone's favourite game, I'm not saying much if I make it my favourite.

Completely agree with this. I know Wind Waker is a great game but it's never something I'd put in my top 10 as there were games I enjoyed more. Personal top 10s are more interesting.

On a similar note: The SNES' holy trinity is generally considered to be Super Metroid, Super Mario World and A Link to the Past, and the N64's is Goldeneye, Super Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time (I just made that one up); what would you guys say is the Gamecube's?

Metroid Prime, Wind Waker and Resi 4?
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Wed 7 Sep 2016 - 18:25

Pikmin, Chibi Robo and Captain Rainbow! Gamecube was the weird console.

Yours is probably more accurate, though an argument could be made to swap Resi for Sunshine as that is A) Exclusive and B) First-Party.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Thu 8 Sep 2016 - 9:38

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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Thu 8 Sep 2016 - 9:49

Ooo Def Jam Vendetta. Did you play the sequel, Fight For New York? I seem to recall that one having the more extensive campaign mode. Both great games, mind. Big fan of wrestling and rap so it's a dream combination, just a shame what happened with Def Jam Icon. I'm not even sure they could make a game like that nowadays, as a lot of modern rappers just don't have any character.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Thu 8 Sep 2016 - 10:36

I was wondering whether to put Prime or Prime 2 in there. I remember being unbelievably hyped for that game. I think it was the first big release I properly followed from announcement, through all the previews, to the big multi-page review, asked for it for Christmas, unwrapped it on the day and got stuck in...

I also agree on all the dark world dashing, I think it added to the game.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Thu 8 Sep 2016 - 10:56

Whereas I thought the Dark World was unbelievably boring to traverse.  MP1 had you going through these beautiful (for the time) jungles, snowscapes, facilities and such.  MP2 did to a limited extent, but half the environments were miserable and purple, the equivalent of having Ribena forced through your eyeholes as you try to go on safari.

Environmental variety is, I've realised, a hugely important part of gaming for me.  It's a thing XCX did inordinately well, and one of the things I disliked about LoZSS.

Also Plasma/Ice/Wave > Light/Dark/Annihilator.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Ten Gamecube Games   Thu 8 Sep 2016 - 13:22

gjones wrote:
Ooo Def Jam Vendetta. Did you play the sequel, Fight For New York? I seem to recall that one having the more extensive campaign mode. Both great games, mind. Big fan of wrestling and rap so it's a dream combination, just a shame what happened with Def Jam Icon. I'm not even sure they could make a game like that nowadays, as a lot of modern rappers just don't have any character.

I did play the sequel & it was also a great game but I really missed not having a ring which meant certain moves just weren't there any more, like you said though the campaign was more extensive in fight for NY but I prefer the fighting overall in Vendetta and I felt like I could just switch it on have a few exhibition matches to get what I need from it.

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I was wondering whether to put Prime or Prime 2 in there. I remember being unbelievably hyped for that game. I think it was the first big release I properly followed from announcement, through all the previews, to the big multi-page review, asked for it for Christmas, unwrapped it on the day and got stuck in...

I also agree on all the dark world dashing, I think it added to the game.

It's a tough call to be honest as I love them both but Prime 2 just edges it.

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Whereas I thought the Dark World was unbelievably boring to traverse.  MP1 had you going through these beautiful (for the time) jungles, snowscapes, facilities and such.  MP2 did to a limited extent, but half the environments were miserable and purple, the equivalent of having Ribena forced through your eyeholes as you try to go on safari.

Environmental variety is, I've realised, a hugely important part of gaming for me.  It's a thing XCX did inordinately well, and one of the things I disliked about LoZSS.

Also Plasma/Ice/Wave > Light/Dark/Annihilator.

Ribena is tasty! Hook it up into my eyeballs. Razz What if they had just played it safe though and just retreaded similar ground?
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