PSXE Best Of The Best Poll Update: Final Fantasies Dominate
Well, as anticipated, it's a neck-and-neck battle between Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XII, which lead the pack into the second week of the Best PS2 RPG Poll voting.
Many will argue that the PS1 was the undisputed king of the role-playing genre, but the PS2 had its fair share of amazing RPG experiences. We would've thought Suikoden III and Shadow Hearts: Covenant would've fared much better, but it seems that few are willing to vote for anything that doesn't say "Final Fantasy" in the title. Still, Kingdom Hearts II - at least at this point - seems almost assured of the Bronze when all is said and done, while FFX and FFXII fight it out for the Gold. At first, due to the sheer number of RPGs on the PS2, we almost wanted to include another 10 titles. But then, we realized they'd all be superfluous due to the obvious fact that FFX and FFXII are gonna garner the vast majority of all the votes. It'll be interesting to see which one pulls it out; the two were only separated by a mere 4 votes!
The 5 that have made it into the second week are:
- Final Fantasy X
- Final Fantasy XII
- Kingdom Hearts II
- Dragon Quest VIII
Okay, so vote away and let's see which of the two FF Goliaths come away with the Gold and earn a spot in the Best Overall PS2 poll. That's later, though; we have to establish all the genre winners first, remember? As always, you can talk about the poll and all its justices or injustices in the official thread in the forums.
11/9/2008 Ben Dutka