Well, that escalated quickly.
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After a softball first match (Sorry, Wave Race), things get serious in a hurry as we pit a cult classic against a major player. One game is Miyamoto's pet project, long credited as Nintendo's last great original IP, and a revolution in real time strategy console gaming. The other game is one of the most popular multiplayer games of all time, and arguably the most popular one Nintendo has ever published.
As before, each game is judged 0-10 on three categories:
- Legacy / Importance
- The Test of Time (How well does it hold up)
- The Fun Factor
Regardless of those three ratings, the two intrepid hosts will then reveal who they believe should move on in the tournament simultaneously. Will they agree, or do things get hairy here?
In general, Cube Fight will be a monthly endeavor, but we were a bit late getting started with episode one, so here's episode two right out of the gate. Look for episode three, a 2001 third-party rundown in early July.
Additionally (and this is kind of a last-minute idea), we're going to list notable third-party games from 2001 to see what the best third-party game of the year is. We cherry-picked some notable games (according to us), but you're welcome to write a game in as well. The third-party stuff is more for fun, and we'll discuss the results during our first Third-Party Episode, which will be the next episode.
Here's the survey. (don't click until after you listen to the episode, or you'll spoil the outcome of this podcast!)