Castlevania and Metroid. The battles of the Belmont family and Samus Aran have long legacies all the way back to the original NES in ’86, and both parties are still duking it out with monsters and space pirates to the likes and dislikes of critics today (the Phoenix’s own Mitch Krpata gave Other M a resounding “meh”).
For me, this may be one of our most difficult calls yet. I’ve already said nice things about both of these games. They’re two of my favorites. Maybe I just enjoy time travel and scientists of questionable skill?
Day of the TentacleCurrently not doing so hot in our poll. Revolves around a nerd, a mad scientist, a bizarre young woman, and a proto-Jack-Black-ish slob in their attempts to get a diamond to power the time machine that will send them back in the past one day in order to prevent the evil Purple Tentacle from carrying out his nefarious plans.
VOTE NOW: The Laser Orgy 500: The Quest To Crown the Greatest Video Game of All Time.
We begin our list of weekly featured battles in our ongoing Quest To Crown the Greatest Video Game of All Time with this matchup between two of the biggest-selling games of the last five years. Grand Theft Auto IV came out in 2008 to rapturous praise, and while the Citizen Kane comparisons were maybe a bit much (and a bit off-base), the game was still an artistic success, whether measured by its storyline or its open-world re-creation of a living, breathing digital New York City.
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