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Posted by mracoon (4972 posts) 11 months, 5 days ago

Poll: GotG Round 2: Dark Souls vs. Street Fighter IV (761 votes)

Dark Souls 76%
Street Fighter IV 24%

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We're into Round 2 and it's nothing but tough match-ups from here on out.

I'm going to forego doing user review quotes this round as it was taking up too much time on my end. I'll bring them back in the later rounds when they're fewer games. Instead have some nice box art.

Dark Souls (2012)

Street Fighter IV (2009)

#1 Posted by CaLe (4018 posts) -

Dark Souls is pretty good.

#2 Edited by Yummylee (22030 posts) -

And we're off!

Also, Dark Souls.

#3 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5793 posts) -

Praise the Sun! Dark Souls is in the lead.

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#4 Posted by BeachThunder (12081 posts) -

Ooooh, fancy, we get cover art now :o

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#5 Posted by Gruff182 (861 posts) -

Praise the Sun!

#6 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11272 posts) -

I'm really hoping for Dark Souls, but unlike some other games that shouldn't have lost, I won't be super disgruntled if this one does, because Street Fighter IV was kinda important for rejuvenating fighting games.

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#7 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3064 posts) -

I dislike fighting games and I love fantasy role playing games. Dark Souls is pretty good.

#8 Posted by mracoon (4972 posts) -

Oops, forgot to say voting closes at midnight GMT / 4pm PST Friday.

#9 Posted by AMyggen (3305 posts) -

Praise the sun! Love SFIV, but Dark Souls is top 3 GoTG for me.

#10 Edited by SirOptimusPrime (2025 posts) -

I love what SF4 did for the FGC even if it's become one of my least preferred fighting games, and man I played way too much of that game to not pick it. Then again, I consider Dark Souls one of my favorite games of all time so I'mma say fuck that noise and vote for it instead.

I literally don't care which of these wins, because either would be fine. Both are fantastic games.

#11 Posted by RazielCuts (2971 posts) -

#12 Posted by FriendlyPhoenix (440 posts) -

Even though I'm not a big fan of Street Fighter(that should be Mortal Kombat's spot, god dammit!), I still don't think Dark Souls is a good game.

#13 Posted by EricSmith (337 posts) -

This is fucked. Street Fighter IV is a far, far better game.

#14 Edited by Kain55 (132 posts) -

Street Fighter IV is an incredibly good game, and I'd even say the better and more important game, but I enjoy Dark Souls just a bit more. And I'm not into fighting games so my bias wins here.

#15 Edited by lord_canti (1517 posts) -

Really? Dark souls is winning? I understand its a grate game but street fighter iv revitalised a all but dead genre

#16 Edited by Brackynews (4090 posts) -

Yoga Firelink!

#17 Posted by laserbolts (5331 posts) -

Both of these games are good but I had more fun with Dark Souls so it gets my vote. Sorry fighting game people.

#18 Posted by Killerfridge (311 posts) -

Both are great, but I had to pick Street Fighter IV because of how much time I've spent on it, and how close to perfect it is. I still need to finish Dark Souls, I might pick it up again soon.

#19 Edited by punkxblaze (2990 posts) -

While Street Fighter IV really did lead the way for the recent resurgence of fighting games, thereby cementing its place in history, fighting games had existed before, and ultimately SF4 didn't do a lot to change how they functioned in any particularly meaningful way. At least, in my opinion.

On the other hand, the Souls series, and I would make this case whether it be Demons or Dark, is something of a new and unique sort of game. This doesn't automatically mean it's better than SFIV, but in the context of a game of the generation argument, I think it's very important to note that.

Also, I love the shit out of Dark Souls, so voting for that.

#20 Edited by Bulby33 (599 posts) -

I'm confident that Dark Souls will win this entire bracket! Go Dark Souls!

(I voted Dark Souls, btw)

#21 Edited by TheHT (11492 posts) -

http://static.fjcdn.com/gifs/Dark+Souls+is+Full+of+NOPE.+yup_2d5e85_4490017.gif

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#22 Edited by ArbitraryWater (11902 posts) -

I love Street Fighter IV, but while it did revitalize the fighting game genre, it didn't exactly make them any more accessible. I've been playing that game off and on throughout the last 4 years and I'm still not great. The time I've spent with similarly skilled friends is fun, but that requires similarly skilled friends.

Dark Souls is the greatest game ever made easily in my top 5 games of this generation if I were to make a numbered games of the generation list. Which I'm not. Of course, Street Fighter IV would probably be in the top 10.

#23 Posted by MikeLemmer (570 posts) -

Obviously what we need is Street Fighter set in a Dark Souls-like setting, where you buy everything from Dhalsim at the Base Shrine before killing him, then you go out and piledrive ninjas for Bison Bucks.

#24 Edited by BisonHero (6665 posts) -

Fighting games are still a semi-dead genre where only like 2-5 big series are still going (similar to RTS), and while SF4 was successful due to leaning really hard into SF2 nostalgia, it's not anywhere near as interesting as Dark Souls.

#25 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Street Fighter IV is one of the most influential games of this generation and a damn good game, Dark Souls is a good game.

#26 Posted by Slag (4603 posts) -

Tough matchup but Street Fighter gets my vote. That game saved an entire genre.

Dark Souls was pretty dang great though.

#27 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

I love me some Street Fighter, but no matter the game it is matched against I will always vote Dark Souls.

S'how it works.

#28 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

Both very, very good games. My vote goes to Street Fighter IV.

#29 Posted by Milkman (16996 posts) -

Street Fighter IV single handedly revived a dead genre. Ya'll are silly.

#30 Posted by Belegorm (446 posts) -

Both are great games, but considering we went from having a genre that was dead and buried since the days of the late 90's arcades, to one that was thriving for the past few years, all thanks to SF4, I think my vote has to go to SF4.

Also Dark Souls winning currently is fuuuuuuuccccckkkkkeeeddddd up; lots of people like it (including myself) but it's kind of a "popular niche" game.

#31 Posted by h83r (470 posts) -

Street Fighter IV brought back an entire genre of gaming. I think that deserves a bit of credit. My vote goes to it.

#32 Posted by supamon (1333 posts) -

I'm sorry Street Fighter but \0/

#33 Posted by Doctorchimp (4078 posts) -

Ah man so many hours into Super Street Fighter IV....but man I love Dark Souls and Demon's Souls...

Wait I still like UMvC3 way better anyway.

#34 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -

@h83r said:

Street Fighter IV brought back an entire genre of gaming. I think that deserves a bit of credit. My vote goes to it.

As much as it did revitalize popularity of the genre, Street Fighter IV didn't bring the entire genre back. Other fighting games by other developers continued to keep the genre going in those years when Capcom took a break from serious fighting game development.

#35 Posted by crithon (3322 posts) -

my entire argument for why SF4 should win, lets listen to Volcanic Rim stage music

#36 Edited by Ouren (136 posts) -

fuck how can one choose

SSFIV made so SOOOO much hype and taught me the majesty of fighting games.

#37 Posted by Hunter5024 (5805 posts) -

I really think people exaggerate the influence of Street Fighter 4. It may have done wonders for the genre competitively speaking, but there were a ton of fighting games I really enjoyed while Street Fighter took a break. Plus a lot of what people liked about it is that it was so similar to Street Fighter 2. Also the competitive aspect is like the only thing it did right, granted, that's the only thing that most people care about, but they could've done a whole lot more with the complete package.

I have not played Dark Souls though, so I suppose I just won't vote on this. (Anyone want to hook me up with a copy of Dark Souls???)

#38 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5691 posts) -

Down goes Frasier!

#39 Edited by PokySharpy (27 posts) -

Sorry guys, fighting games are not "revitalized." They never left (Evo has always been popular), and Street Fighter IV is basically an updated SF II. Dark Souls is a masterpiece of design, art, melee combat, and personal achievement. The nuanced and integrated multiplayer COULD NOT HAVE EXISTED in a previous generation.

SF IV is good. Aside from graphical fidelity, it could have been done on the Dreamcast or PS2. It's not the game of the generation.

EDIT: Also, Dark Souls came out in 2011, not 2012. Might want to update that info at the top.

#40 Posted by spankingaddict (2697 posts) -

I like neither .

#41 Posted by Flappy (2296 posts) -

It's a safe bet that Dark Souls is gonna win this whole thing, right?

#42 Posted by NegativeCero (3012 posts) -

@flappy said:

It's a safe bet that Dark Souls is gonna win this whole thing, right?

Probably. It's my personal pick. It doesn't hurt that there is currently a feature on it every week or two.

It's gonna take a lot to convince me that Dark Souls shouldn't go to the end. It's one of the most unique experiences I've ever had while playing games. It's probably the only game I'll literally watch streams of just because I enjoy watching people becoming invested in it (like Jeff Green).

#43 Edited by mrcraggle (1954 posts) -

Dark Souls for me. I'm a casual fighting game fan but SFIV does nothing for me and took too much of a step back from SFIII:3rd Strike and felt like it was pandering too much to fans of SF2.

#44 Posted by CornBREDX (5579 posts) -

Street Fight 4 was important because it helped us realize how shitty DLC and re-releasing the same game over and over is.

Dark souls, duh.

#45 Posted by jclane (337 posts) -

Just a heads up @mracoon, Dark Souls was a 2011 release. It was the PC version that came out in 2012.

#46 Posted by chrissedoff (2151 posts) -

I imagine Street Fighter IV would have fared much better if not for the horrific misstep that was Arcade Edition, which decimated the community. Even I, a person who picked Street Fighter IV in this poll, haven't gone back to the game since quitting after the first few weeks of AE's release. I like Dark Souls a heck of a lot, so I'm fine with it advancing. I only feel like I should say that Street Fighter IV is a near-perfect fighting game that single-handedly made 2D fighting games matter again. This is far from a no-brainer.

#47 Posted by Skyrider (363 posts) -

Dark Souls for me. It honestly changed the way I approach video games in general.

#48 Posted by development (2425 posts) -

Round 3's gonna be Dark Souls vs. Red Dead, I bet. Come onnnn, Dark Souls.

#49 Posted by IBurningStar (2182 posts) -

Dark Souls is GotG, so it kind of has to win here.

#50 Edited by Damodar (1424 posts) -

I imagine Street Fighter IV would have fared much better if not for the horrific misstep that was Arcade Edition, which decimated the community. Even I, a person who picked Street Fighter IV in this poll, haven't gone back to the game since quitting after the first few weeks of AE's release. I like Dark Souls a heck of a lot, so I'm fine with it advancing. I only feel like I should say that Street Fighter IV is a near-perfect fighting game that single-handedly made 2D fighting games matter again. This is far from a no-brainer.

While AE and the Yun army it spawned wasn't great, I can't imagine it would really have had that much of an effect here. The vast majority of people on this site probably never played SF4 past Vanilla. I would say you should come back though! The 2012 patch to AE made it the best version of the game so far, I think.