Best demo poll down, RPG company poll up

by wolf_ on 14-04-2008, 23:16
Topic: MRC
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It's the 14th already, high time for a new poll! Prior to presenting the new poll, let's have a look at the outcome of the megapoll finale from March/April. Which MSX demo is the all-time best? After several rounds of voting and finally a front page poll, here's the outcome after 438 people have voted:

  • 1. Unknown Reality (NOP) 28.54%
  • 1. MSX Unleashed (dvik and Joyrex) 28.54%
  • 3. Metal Limit (IOD) 22.15%
  • 4. Sphere (Infinite) 20.78%

The new poll is less heavy/serious than you've grown to expect from us lately and more light polls like these may follow until MRC2k8 will be out. To kick off these lighter polls you're invited to vote for the company that has made the best RPG on MSX. Do note that your vote should be based on the single best RPG and not on a complete series as a whole. In addition, your vote should be based on the overall gaming experience, not just on isolated aspects like story, graphics and music. Heal your life, upgrade your magic, and cast your votes!

If you have an idea for a interesting poll, send your idea to [email protected] and we will consider running your suggestion for a month.

Relevant link: Poll results

Comments (20)

By Ivan

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14-04-2008, 23:29

Very interesting poll, is Komani going to win this time? SD Snatcher is a heavyweight...

By wolf_

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14-04-2008, 23:34

Perhaps, in earlier megapolls the competition may have rolled out earlier leaving SD-Snatcher against some n00b game or something. In this case it's choosing between SD-Snatcher, Ys, Dragonslayer6, Xak123, Fray, Illusion City, you name it. And no matter how good SD-Snatcher is, it'll have to battle with the best games from the best companies.. Tongue

By dvik

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14-04-2008, 23:34

Although I haven't played any I think Koei is the master of RPG on MSX. I guess they go under other Smile2

By wolf_

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14-04-2008, 23:36

Naturally, I'm not going to put down a whole list of every company that once made an RPG.. Tongue

By dvik

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14-04-2008, 23:42

Of course. And Koei only did japanese games, but just looking at the intros and size of the roms it seems like Koei put out a lot of (perhaps) high quality RPGs. But it doesn't matter to me, I'm voting from one of the ones you listed anyways.

By Grauw

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15-04-2008, 00:03

Tough, but I guess I’m going to have to go with Falcom! Konami’s my second choice.

By ro

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15-04-2008, 09:37

congrats to N.O.P. for wining the previous poll.

By Manuel

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15-04-2008, 09:39

I think Koei wrote many non-MSX specific games with converted graphics. Many are not RPG's but more strategy games like Super Daisenryaku.
They did make a few RPG's, which could be quite interesting. But graphics wise it is not as good as Microcabin or Falcom.
(Compare Snatcher graphics with SD-Snatcher graphics...)

By wolf_

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15-04-2008, 09:57

ro: #1 and #2 are equal! The nlist tag is somewhat primitive .. Tongue

By ro

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15-04-2008, 10:03

let's see:

Compile: Golvellius, Golvellius II, Randar, Randar II, Randar III. Is the Runemaster series an RPG? Wasn't "COOK" (or sumpfn) also some RPG from Compile?

Falcom: YS, YS II (Final Chapter), YS III (Wanderers from YS), Dragonslayer (Legend of heroes), Dragonslayer II/III (Xanadu), Dragonslayer IV (Drasle Family), Dragonslayer V (Sorcerian), Dragonslayer VI, Romancia

Konami: (SD)-Snatcher. Can we call them MG serie also RPG?

Microcabin: AshGuine 3, Fray (is it an RPG?), Illusion City, XAK (the art of visual stage), XAK II (Rising of the red moon), XAK III (Tower of Gazzel) [note: it's official name is not XAK III]

Other: euhm... Koei?

Tho FALCOM made some great RPGS, and a lot of'm, and I DO like DS6 the most, my heart goes out to Microcabin. They made some BRILL stuff!

By wolf_

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15-04-2008, 10:14

Personally I don't see MG and MG2 as RPGs, if you want another konami entry: how about Shalom?

By fondacio

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15-04-2008, 14:25

I guess T&E Soft was relegated to the "Other" category? I guess that's their punishment for calling the Hydlides "active role playing games" rather than just RPGs. Smile

By wolf_

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15-04-2008, 15:26

Yeah, actually I considered T&E as a 5th option but I estimated it wouldn't hold up much compared to the other 4.

By [D-Tail]

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15-04-2008, 19:01

What is MRC2k8?

By wolf_

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15-04-2008, 19:52

The codename of a new type of dishwasher, to be released by Peelips Gnarlpool in 2008. MRC has 50% shares in this project, the profits will go a new server (and a good meal in a restaurant after Bussum!) ..

I swear!

By ro

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15-04-2008, 20:32

I heard rumors about a new design for this crappy site Wink
MRC2k8 will be the "more modern look" website than?

By Ivan

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19-04-2008, 09:26

This poll should ask: "What company did produce the best RPGs ever made for MSX?". If it isn't asking this, the results are not going to be interesting. And I believe that a lot people have voted with this question in mind... (we are not going to get reliable results).

By dvik

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20-04-2008, 20:05

Hey wolf_, I just saw that #1 and #2 has the same number of votes. Can you change it to be the same (although when the poll was said to close, the 13th I believe, UR had more votes than Unleashed so the ranking is probably correct) ?

By wolf_

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20-04-2008, 20:16

ooorityrite then, changed nlist into list with manual numbering.. Smile

By Ivan

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22-04-2008, 20:10

ooorityrite then, changed nlist into list with manual numbering..Now also updated in es.msx.org