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Posted by mracoon (4976 posts) 1 year, 6 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)

#51 Posted by chrissedoff (2157 posts) -

@damodar: I will start playing again shortly before Ultra SFIV is released. Hopefully Honda and Balrog will be in good fighting shape at that time.

#52 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

I'm pretty sure Dark Souls is going to win this whole thing.

My vote goes to Street Fighter IV though, because it changed a lot about fighting games.

#53 Posted by Gatehouse (685 posts) -

Fighting games and I have never really gotten on, and Street Fighter 4 didn't change that. Dark Souls though is an experience that just keeps dragging me back in time and time again. It’s going to take some beating in this contest.

#54 Posted by ReTarDedFisHy (1068 posts) -

Dark Souls has a good chance of winning the whole thing since Vinny's getting sucked back in, and along with him, the community.

#55 Posted by hermes (1582 posts) -

I would really like SF4 to win.

Not only it is the best fighting game of the generation; not only revitalized personal favorite genre that many considered dead and open the door to games like MvC3 and MK9; but I really, really, reaaaaally didn't find Dark Souls appealing.

#56 Posted by bushpusherr (824 posts) -

Even if SF4 did "revitalize a genre," it's a genre I don't particularly give a shit about, and I'm not interested at all in that sort of meta-commentary a game brings. I only care about how much I enjoyed my time with a particular game, and Dark Souls will have my vote through the entire tournament.

#57 Edited by SarcasticMudcrab (210 posts) -

Dark souls is one of the best games ever made on a console. It was so refreshing to finally play a game on my 360 that didn't treat me like a retard, games these days are more interactive media, constant hand holding, constant on screen button prompts telling me what to do, its been sad to see the industry go in that direction. Street fighter is kinda different obviously, can't really apply that to a fighting game, but still, dark souls should be looked at as a benchmark for what I pompously consider to be a real game

#58 Posted by DrxLecter (122 posts) -

SF4 was such a blatant cash grab rehash of SF2, if that constitutes 'revitalizing' the genre then maybe the genre deserved to die... plus MK9 > SF4 any day.

Also, Dark Souls deserves to win this whole thing, so this is a rather easy match-up.

#59 Edited by Hailinel (25200 posts) -

SF4 was such a blatant cash grab rehash of SF2, if that constitutes 'revitalizing' the genre then maybe the genre deserved to die...

Ha ha, no.

#60 Posted by DrxLecter (122 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@drxlecter said:

SF4 was such a blatant cash grab rehash of SF2, if that constitutes 'revitalizing' the genre then maybe the genre deserved to die...

Ha ha, no.

and how was it not? What real innovation was there in the game? and how many different full priced versions came out? Capcom capitalized on the nostalgia of SF2 and people ate it up.

#61 Posted by Hailinel (25200 posts) -

@drxlecter: With the number of enhancements and additions to the gameplay, roster, and fighting system in general, to call it a rehash of Street Fighter II is both ignorant and absurd. It's fine if you like MK9 more, but credit needs to be given where it's due. Street Fighter IV didn't resurrect the genre, but it did a hell of a lot for it.

#62 Posted by hermes (1582 posts) -

@drxlecter said:

SF4 was such a blatant cash grab rehash of SF2, if that constitutes 'revitalizing' the genre then maybe the genre deserved to die...

That is an oversimplification as big as saying Dark Souls is a standard action adventure game (with some RPG elements thrown in for good measure) that capitalized on being old school hard...

Which kind of is.

#63 Edited by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

\o/ Praise the Sun

#64 Edited by DrxLecter (122 posts) -

@hermes said:

@drxlecter said:

SF4 was such a blatant cash grab rehash of SF2, if that constitutes 'revitalizing' the genre then maybe the genre deserved to die...

That is an oversimplification as big as saying Dark Souls is a standard action adventure game (with some RPG elements thrown in for good measure) that capitalized on being old school hard...

Which kind of is.

I actually don't disagree with that classification in the slightest...

#65 Posted by Carlos1408 (1534 posts) -

The sun has been praised... :D

#66 Posted by Little_Socrates (5693 posts) -

I get it, and I get why you're all doing this. But it's going to wound pretty deep.

#67 Posted by Vanick (332 posts) -

Dark souls. It might be my game of the generation.

#68 Posted by chilibean_3 (1676 posts) -

Democracy just doesn't work, people.

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#69 Edited by ViciousAnchovy (783 posts) -

@mikelemmer: This game is essential. Or, at least some kind of wrestling mechanic in a souls game.

#70 Posted by punkxblaze (2990 posts) -

I'm pretty sure Dark Souls is going to win this whole thing.

My vote goes to Street Fighter IV though, because it changed a lot about fighting games.

It... did? I don't remember it being particularly innovative beyond being I guess one of the first major online multiplayer capable fighting games of this gen that wasn't terribly broken.

#71 Posted by mracoon (4976 posts) -

Dark Souls continues its dominating run by winning with 76% of the vote and 744 votes cast.