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PSXE's Best Of The Best Polls Coming

Most of you are quite familiar with the GameFAQs Character Battle, which is just about ready to kick off for yet another year. It's extraordinarily popular, and we're considering doing something similar.

Of course, as we are a PlayStation-oriented website, we're going to keep things within the Sony universe, so that will include the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and any and all iterations of the PlayStation Portable. However, we'd like to know what our loyal readers think; we'll use your feedback before making a decision. This will be a simple Poll contest, and we're going to entitle it, "PSX Extreme's Best of the Best," and the winners will be dictated by none other than those who count on us to be one of their valuable gaming resources. As we don't wish to step on any toes, and we also don't want to be accused of doing little more than a lame rip-off competition, we won't be doing a Character contest. GameFAQs started it; they can continue to have it, as far as we're concerned. But there are many other "Bests" in the video game industry, and our Best of the Best series can encompass any number of things.

To start, we're aiming at something big, like the "Best PlayStation Title Ever," or something along those lines. In the future, we can continue PSXE's Best of the Best with the "Best Storylines," and we could also stick to any one given platform for a particular voting contest. But before we start, we want to know what you think: quite simply, what do you want to vote for? Let us know via the Comments below (preferred) or send us an e-mail. We'll start next week, ladies and gents, and welcome to another addition to the ever-growing site of choice for many gamers. :)

8/11/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (49 posts)

cheng
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 4:34:45 PM
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my pick for the best rpg for playstation ever is the image of the article, yes its no doubt FFvii. My favourite character is Sephiroth(villain or no villain)though.

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AntDC
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 4:42:32 PM
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Good idea PSX. I dunno about the best, but my favourite platform game on Playstation is Spyro the Dragon, hands down. Best rpg, FFVIII. It somehow not only managed to meet expectations from VII, but beat them.

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FallenClyro
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 5:07:08 PM
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I think it's a great idea Ben, it would make the site much more interesting. It would also be nice to see everyone's opinions.

Best storyline? The Darkness for PS3.

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pavlovic
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 5:11:13 PM
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If this is going to be a poll, shoul be great if we can comment on the poll just like we do in here.

And I have a question... if it's going to be a poll, who will choice the answers and how many woulb be?

"Best PlayStation Title Ever" is something HUGE, and Arnold and you may limitate the choices if you forget a title (we're humans you know)

Maybe you can do a weekly poll for each system for, lets say, 10 games every poll. So in the 5th week you should have the winners for the PS1, 2, 3 and Portable and run the poll for the big winner with only 4 options.

Just some toughts

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 5:13:29 PM

Good ideas. And we do expect this to get plenty of good discussion in the forums. We'll also post updates here on the front page when one contest is decided, so you can put Comments there, too. :)

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infekt
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 5:13:16 PM
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I was thinking (not something I'm proud of); why not have a survey instead? I'd love to see age/sex/geographic related data. Just a idea.

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fatchad420
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 5:17:47 PM
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I'd like to see a vote between MGS, FFVII, FVIII, FIV, Legend of the dragoon, Parasite Eve and something for the kids (Twisted Metal).

I'm sure i forgot some things, i'll mention em if i remember.

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shindelion
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 5:21:37 PM
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greatest rpg of all time is indeed FF7.

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WaR_HaWk
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 5:40:35 PM
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my is Vigilante 8

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Minishmaru
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 5:47:17 PM
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FF7 is my favorite rpg for the PS but if we say ALL TIME favorite rpg...i'd have to give that award to Chrono Trigger XD

Also, I guess the usual thing for game polls are "best of genre"

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Knightedrik
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 7:10:06 AM

I agree completely.. Chrono Trigger. Best RPG of all time. When it was released it had the best graffics, best gameplay, best story, and the best characters. A "best of all time" poll cannot be had, without this game being in the running.

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 5:10:14 PM

lol, i knew i wasn't the only one but someone had to voice it and not be afraid of someone saying "Chrono Trigger sucked, FFVII is the best!"

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aaronisbla
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 5:58:17 PM
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Ben, we all know that when it comes to anything rpg related on the PSX, FF tactics wins hands down

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shindelion
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 6:12:09 PM
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Strategy RPG big time. I had spent over 100 hours of game play way back. a few friends of mine laugh at me because i was in a battle for over an hour. don't laugh i'm sure Ben did it also. i was getting my character levels up by beating up on each other in a circle. i know every one who played it did the same thing. Monk was the best! Earth Slash!!!!!

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aaronisbla
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 6:42:03 PM

Reis was a kickass bare hand user

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 6:55:00 PM
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Of course, FFT is #1 in my book, but these polls won't be up to me.

But we ALL know a Lv. 99 Wizard with Math Skill (both Jobs Mastered) with the Robe of Lords and MP Switch is the most Godlike character in the game...think about it. ;)

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AntDC
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 7:14:45 PM

Hmmm I'll have to get Tactics some time. Is Tactics on PSP good?

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shindelion
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 6:55:31 PM
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use to love the ninja. with two swords. one monster i hate was the damn chocobo. walk anywhere and the damn Meteor attack but it was all cool cause i Poached them, LOL!!! good days

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 7:12:51 PM

Yeah, Ninjas rule. They have that Two Swords as an inherent skill so you can put Attack Up where you would normally put that skill on another character. They're also silly fast. Gotta love them.

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shindelion
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 7:01:13 PM
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very true. hey i have never reached the bottom of the 100 level dungeon. Did anyone reach the bottom, I got to like the 25 floor

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 7:41:31 PM
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Final Fantasy VIII - Visually perfect!

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aaronisbla
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 7:58:43 PM
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if you use that ben, don't it get kinda boring after awhile? to me it did. still use it though haha

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aaronisbla
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 7:59:49 PM
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i haven't played the psp version but i remember Beowulf and reis were two of my main used characters. So damn helpful, i always thought magic sword was underrated

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AceTatsujin
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 8:38:37 PM
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I like having "best of the best" in different catagories -- Story, Graphics, game play, Sound, Characters, Playability, Enviroment (spelling?) and whatever else you can think of. You can divide them from PS1, 2 and 3.

Do you want a certain timeline for those votes? Like for the first two weeks, vote for one thing nad see who the winner is and it gets it for-ever? That's something to be considered of.

I also liked the previous poll idea where "Best game to-date?" which of course, MGS IV easily. You can do something like that, every 3 months you can drag some of the best titles that were only released within those 3 months, have a contest going and the winner will be "best game in spring of 2008, [game name]", "best game in summer of 2008, [game name]" and fall, and winter of 2008, and then you can have a face off between all 4 titles that were majorly picked to see "Best game of the year on PS3 [game name]" ... You can have contests for PS2, PSP and PS3 in different catagories, and then maybe you can a do a face off between the platforms.

Pretty much there is endless of possibilities. All you gotta do is take the nice good ideas, clean them up with your co-admins, mods and those you trust and you can post them to us and see what we think and maybe some other people CAN contribute to better set something that is accurate and valuable to your readers and viewers. =)

Wall of text. Feel my crits!!

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kj313
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 8:54:20 PM
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Yeah I must say myself, no disrespect to FFVII, I thought FFVIII was better. I hate to admit that I actually cried and wanted to save Rinoa was lost in space and u had to look for her. The lead character Squall really had me attached and also I really like how Siefer was his rival as well as his Nemesis. Please don't think I'm dissin FFVII at all I think its still a kick ass game but I think FFVIII surpassed it.

So if u haven't guessed my vote is for FFVIII for best rpg. I'm not a huge fan of that genre but that game really had me goin.

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AceTatsujin
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 9:20:33 PM
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FF VII is better than FF VIII o_O;; ... I didn't like VIII so much, there's alot of good things in it. And honestly, you're already hearing big screams from fans of wanting a remake of FF VII, not VIII. Makes you wonder why ... =)

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shindelion
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 9:28:58 PM
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since you guys played ff tactics you all must have played Disgaea. close to tactics and very fun. Anyone else played it? its a good game for ps2

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 9:34:01 PM
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Let's stay on topic here, guys. I love to talk FFT, but keep that in the forums. Just suggestions for the polls, please. :)

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shindelion
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 9:50:17 PM
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fair enough, FF7, tactics, Xenogears (the first one) or Metal Gear for PS1, God Of War 1 and 2, MGS3 for PS2 and MGS4, Uncharted, Warhawk for PS3, psp God of War

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MetalHead09
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 10:04:45 PM
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since everyone is in the mood to name off some of the best rpgs of all time ill have to say arc the lad series is right up there with ff. i still have to get the end of darkness though.

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Daedusian
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 10:13:00 PM
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PS1: FFVII, MGS, Hot Shots Golf 1
PS2: GoW1, GoW2, MGS3, Ratchet n Clank games
PS3: MGS4, Uncharted
PSP: GoW CoO, FFVII CC

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 10:19:41 PM
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No, no...suggestions as to what the Polls themselves should be. We can't do nominations until we decide what the first contest is! LOL

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Scarecrow
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 11:15:12 PM
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Metal Gear Solid 4

'nuff said

If not then Metal Gear Solid

And this is a tough decisions considering almost nothing comes close to the Gran Turismo games.

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MetalHead09
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 11:33:55 PM
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a poll about which game/games had the best licensed music. which games have the best sequels. which games have/had the best accesaries. there theres a few more ideas. there are just endless things to come up with.

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The_Chimeran
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 11:40:36 PM
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man great idea, but so hard there's so many games. But as for what to do i think that it's obvious people want to vote for the best game for each console. And my idea is that going off that is we should take the winner from each console and pin them up against each other and see who wins.

Last edited by The_Chimeran on 8/11/2008 11:40:56 PM

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Jed
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 1:20:51 AM
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Hey this sound like a good idea. I'm really into shooters, you could have best shooter character, favorite weapons, best maps. we should have categories that recognize good elements from some of the less popular games, like, if you really liked a character, or the story of a game that was otherwise a bad game.
maybe favorite boss fight, favorite car from driving games, stuff like that, not just which racing game is better and which fighting game is better. You know what I mean?

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ceedot
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 3:55:51 AM
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Not the 'Best game'. That's too broad. How about best rpg, best shooter, best fantasy game, best strategy game, best *genre* etc.' You should also make it in PS1, 2, 3 and PSP, because there are soooo many that it's too hard to choose or even think of what games.
Maybe even 'best graphics', or 'best storyline', 'most fun', 'best origional game' and all that.

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ceedot
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 3:56:15 AM
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P.S. It's a good idea!

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 4:57:25 AM
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It is a good idea ceedot, If your going to do it might as well make a fine job of it.

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Strife
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 9:40:37 AM
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My fav games are probably FFVII, Breath of Fire 3 and Xenogears

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HighLife
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 10:19:08 AM
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Good idea, I agree with ceedot, then take the winner from each group and let them battle to be champion of all time.

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bobfather
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 10:48:58 AM
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well this will be really fun to participate in i can't wait till it really picks up "best playstation title" hands down FFVII i just ordered an original copy of that game for under a hundred bucks even...woot

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snglbck26
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 11:14:36 AM
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I think you should have a best overall game by type....shooter, rpg, sports, driving, etc. Within each type then have best sound, graphics, storyline, on-line mode, etc. This could be done for each platform and then rolled up into the best overall game of all time. Personally I would give it to COD4.

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NextGenGamer
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 2:59:49 PM
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i would like to see a poll on "Craziest In-Game Weapon" you guys would just have to decide which ones would b the nominees
one of the Resistance fall of man weapons would probably win that one

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Killa_5150
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 3:47:41 PM
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PSX, that's an awesome idea and if i would to pick, i would choose Tekken 3 but that's just me.

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Blood_Haze
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 5:56:59 PM
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THE BEST GAME IN THE WORLD IS: METAL GEAR SOLID4

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SpinningBeat
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 10:02:02 PM
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I think it would be good to do best "insert genre" categories for each system then do overall best between the systems. Haha or you could do the silly but often request "who the heck is sony's mascot?" category.

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ceedot
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 @ 7:21:39 AM
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Another idea could be to have best game of a series such as GTA, MGS, FF, NFS etc. Just thinking of a few ideas lol.

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Enigma757
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @ 2:50:57 PM
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Call of Duty and MGS4 are two of the best, if not the best, games on the market.

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