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PSXE Poll Update: Who Says Stories Aren't Important?

If this doesn't prove that PSX Extreme has a very unique community, absolutely nothing does.

While we all know that gameplay is always the most important factor in any video game (this is an interactive hobby, after all), we wanted to know what you guys considered to be the second most important element. And we were certain that graphics would run away with the most votes this week; we can guarantee it would at most every other major gaming site on the 'Net. But we kinda forgot how many RPG fans we've got around here, and just how excited many of you are about upcoming games like Heavy Rain and Final Fantasy XIII. Oh, and let's not forget that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, a game that was essentially defined by its outstanding story, is also greatly beloved 'round these parts. Graphics did come in third and it was sort of close, but the fact that story is so important to so many should only prove to developers that we really do appreciate quality scripts, excellent character development, and well-implemented and choreographed cut-scenes.

This week, considering that Bayonetta has been in the news a lot, we're just gonna ask: who do you think is the hottest video game vixen of the generation thus far? Of course, we can only give you 10 options so we can't satisfy everyone but we tried to hit the highlights. And while we realize that girls like Bayonetta and Madison from Heavy Rain haven't graced our TV screens just yet, it's plenty easy to check 'em out...Madison has been topless already, remember? So who gets your vote?  And oh yeah, because all the Dead or Alive girls are designed to be perfect, they're all included in one category.

11/1/2009 9:47:31 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (73 posts)

furbiesmustdie
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 10:35:46 PM
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a good story well told and nice graphics to well complement it are absoloutly nessecary to the succes of a game and in that respect uncharted 2 is king.

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Kowhoho
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 10:39:26 PM
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Would've voted for Elena Fisher if you had put her in the running.

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NiteKrawler
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 10:30:48 AM

Yeah, she's the one I was looking for too.

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The_R0gue_Ninja
Tuesday, November 03, 2009 @ 10:41:42 AM

I'm not interested in the unrealistic, bodacious, bouncing babes of video games, such as the girls of DoA and Ninja Gaiden. Those heroines (if you can call the DoA girls heroic) are simply ridiculous and unattractive in my opinion.

Now, a female lead or supporting character, such as Elena Fisher, is very attractive because they are more like real women, and not the exaggerated, non-symmetrical fantasies of adolescent boys.

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SnipeySnake
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 10:40:48 PM
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Story beats gameplay in my opinion.

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Kowhoho
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 10:42:38 PM

I agree. I've suffered through terrible gameplay to reach the end of a good story in the past.

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bxshotboi
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 1:16:34 AM

me and you both sumtimes i cant get through a game that has no story yet excellent gameplay

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jdt1981
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 12:22:08 PM

I also agree with this. There are games like Shenmue that had gameplay that some would consider boring but I love Shenmue because of the story and characters. Then there are games like Gears Of War where lots of people rave about the gameplay but I got bored with it halfway through because the story was boring and the characters were uninteresting jar-heads.

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TGG
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 1:22:54 PM

Xenosaga is like that for me.

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bxshotboi
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 6:08:22 PM

i love xenosaga for sum reason all im missing is the third and thas because i think it still cost a little too much

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SnipeySnake
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 10:48:08 PM
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I don't think....much people...or anyone...will choose Meryl...(though mgs4 was an amazing game,....meryl? no..just no...)

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SnipeySnake
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:10:11 PM

Oh and my vote goes to Girls of DoA. Kasumi and Ayane mostly ;3

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Kowhoho
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:14:16 PM

Meryl was my second favorite, my boy. I don't mind a woman who can kick my ass.

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daus26
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 11:49:32 AM

I think most of them can kick our "asses" anyway. XD

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therabbitkinge
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 10:57:39 PM
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Well yeah I stopped reading books for the pretty pictures when I was 5 I mean a nice look goes a long way but a great story takes me places I mean I sometimes find myself getting emotionally involved with some games (call me nerdy or what have you ^_^) and I think its real plus that a game have a moving story ^_^

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NoSmokingBandit
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 10:58:03 PM
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I voted Depth. Depth is a bit of a vague term, but its the best i could think of at the moment.
I am currently playing Fur Fighters for ps2 for the 3rd time. Good god is that game amazing. The story is nothing to brag about, the audio is good, but not great (awesome music though), and what is online play?
While playing Fur Fighters you realize that the game is bigger than just a bunch of levels. Its completely subliminal and hard to pinpoint, but theres a certain depth to the game that is more than just a few individual parts.
Had i not been playing Fur Fighters again i would have voted for Story.

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tes37
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 10:59:34 PM

I went with depth because I'm sorta shallow.

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therabbitkinge
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 10:58:32 PM
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Well yeah I stopped reading books for the pretty pictures when I was 5 I mean a nice look goes a long way but a great story takes me places I mean I sometimes find myself getting emotionally involved with some games (call me nerdy or what have you ^_^) and I think its real plus that a game have a moving story ^_^

Oh and for beautiful gaming women my vote goes to Bayonetta I dunno I've got something for the leggy ones with accents lol

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Kowhoho
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:13:01 PM

It's okay to get emotional...(remembers FFX and Kingdom Hearts)...
Crying's okay here, right everybody?

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Kowhoho
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 7:05:42 PM

I barely recovered from my original tearfest and now there are two thumbs down on me? This is a cruel world. /cry

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tes37
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:17:37 PM
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Nariko has them all beat. The beauty lies within. Laying down you're life for a friend tops them all, and is the most awesome act possible.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:18:36 PM
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GOD! DAMN YOU BEN!

How can you make me choose between Nariko and Meryl

I'd so go with Meryl if she hadn't gone with that jackass Jhonny -_-

Nariko for the win! Long swirling red hair!

And yes story is one of the most important things in games. Not all genres need it, but it's very important in the genres that do.

You can't tell me a half assed Final Fantasy X would've been as fun

or a dumbed down Zelda: Ocarina of TIme

Those games are on a level of their own just because of how amazing the stories are

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johnld
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:51:41 PM

i havent played metal gear solid 4 for a long time so i'm hazy with the minor details. damn it kojima, release the trophy set already, what are you waiting for.

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Turbey
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 3:48:34 AM

johnld

Yeah, I`ve played MGS4 3 times. Now, I`m just waiting for that trophy patch. If it ever comes.

But anyway, I choose Nariko. Never seen such pretty redhead...with that tight body....ahem.

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BigBoss4ever
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:32:45 PM
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ok for the vote, we are not talking about which is the best or most meaningful female character here(that would have to be The Boss); we are talking about who is the hottest here, so the look and overall appearance and body is the most focal point, Megan Fox is hot not because of anything she says right, she is hot because of her appearance and body right, right? so i am not factoring in the depth of the female character here.

so with that considered, then i have to go with the DOA girls. nothing better than that, also the Rumble Roses girls are pretty damn hot too.

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Highlander
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:37:48 PM

This generation?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:54:39 PM

Megan Fox=Toe Thumbs

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Highlander
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:37:34 PM
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Hey, where the heck are the ladies from Soul Calibur? No Xianghua? No Cassandra? No Sophitia?

And, what happened to Rosie or Selvaria Bles from Valkyria?

How can you have Girls of DOA, unless I missed something, there hasn't been a DOA game on PS3.

Considering the choices, I suppose it'll have to be Chloe.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:43:34 PM

the lovely ladies with the bazooms are still in this generation though. And at least one is in the NG Sigma games. (I think anyway, those games are too hard for me)

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Juanalf
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:50:13 PM

Or Amy,Tira or even Ivy.I'm telling you; Soul Calibur gets no respect.

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johnld
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:54:10 PM

i like the idea of selvaria but they completely screwed up the story of valkyria chronicles in the anime. Do yourselves a favor and not watch it. I was pissed off when i was watching the last 10 episodes, i was only disappointed before then.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 12:22:02 AM

I really needed to put in characters people would recognize, no offense. Any characters in VC just don't qualify.

And yeah, SC has plenty of hot chicks, but DoA's entire purpose for existing seems to be hotties ('cough' Xtreme Beach Volleyball 'cough'). ;)

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www
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 5:28:36 AM

Yea Highlander, I was gonna say SCIV girls.

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Juanalf
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 9:05:13 AM

"I really needed to put in characters people would recognize"

Madison??
Meryl???
Elika????

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Highlander
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 10:25:03 AM

@ben

Like I said about the DOA Girls, this generation? I understand the nature of their appeal, and the nature of the DOA eXtreme Volleyball game, but I still don't remember seeing such a game on a Playstation platform this generation...just sayin''''


...Soul Calibur get's no respect...grumble...grumble....Sophitia is hot in chiffon btw...grumble...no respect I tells ya!...no respect...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:41:56 PM
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thought so, I voted for story too because I remember in the dark days of RPGs I didn't care that they had the worst graphics possible because there was a story behind it.

People are gonna like Chloe cuz Uncharted 2 is so huge now, but I gotta go with Nariko. Just make Heavenly Sword 2 somehow!

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tes37
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:49:59 PM

I would have voted story myself but it was added after I had already voted.

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___________
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:43:53 PM
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its not even a contest.
Lara croft all the way baby.
she may be old, but that just means she has more experience.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 01, 2009 @ 11:59:01 PM

Speaking of old tomb raiders, Angelina Jolie looks like a broke-ass busted crackhead these days.

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phantomMenace
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 12:56:41 AM

@ World: Now thats really funny cause its actually pretty true, what happened to her.

While I love the old tomb raider games I really haven't enjoyed one on the ps2 or ps3 so for that reason alone I am going to go with Chloe. Though Lara is really hot.

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Qubex
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 8:00:55 AM

World, she still has awesome lips though! She has two great smiles, one horizontal and one vertical!

Q!

"i am home"

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leatherface
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 10:23:11 AM

lara croft, is a cougar looking for young players these days.

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Geobaldi
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 12:00:49 AM
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I don't care if it's just a bunch of x's and o's running around screen, if the story and gameplay is great, then I'm happy. Just like the text based games of long ago. No graphics at all, just words. But some had terrific stories that pulled you in.

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slayerkillemall
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 12:05:45 AM
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I voted for,longevity.,story is the least of my concerns...

on this poll,i have to go with,Nariko,hands down..

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bomba2812
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 6:32:54 AM

so you prefer a game that is long and has a crappy story.
do you like to torture yourself ?

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bearbobby
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 3:43:49 PM

Yep, then it's just like life; long, tortuous and with a nonsensical plot that just meanders to an unsatisfying climax. lol

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eLLeJuss
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 12:42:01 AM
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What about girls from soul caliber! i remember them extra bouncy :P.haha.. But i still would've picked nariko! woohoo.. <3

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Banky A
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 12:48:42 AM
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I chose Ratchet (Ninja Gaiden Sigma).
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Highlander
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 10:27:51 AM

I was about to point out your error, then I remembered the 'Bouncer' weapon from Going Commando and realized there was no error...from a certain point of view.

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Banky A
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 10:40:14 PM

It was intended, but only for the incorrect spelling possibility that I saw ;)

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therabbitkinge
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 1:03:24 AM
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Lol am I the only person going for Bayonetta? She got all the marks of the high maintenence women I can't have lol sexy strategically placed mole, long legs, a fashion sense that's all her own (literally lol), a sexy accent creamy, white skin (I prefer a tan being hispanic and all that more or less strikes my fancy), and man that up-do lol ^_^

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therabbitkinge
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 1:08:57 AM
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Oh and don't get me wrong I know a beautiful women when I see but for the sake of this being about VG women im going with the most eccentric design lol plus the DOA girls all looked like pallete swaps with differing haistyles and skin colors. Nuff said.^_^

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Snaaaake
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 1:10:12 AM
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What the.......girls of DOA losing?!!!?
And Majority is on Chloe????
Damn you Ben!!!
How dare you "Chloed" the others!!

Anyway~~~~, I voted for stories too and the reason is that I think story is the one thing that keeps you in beside gameplay.
A good game with good gameplay can make me sit in front of the TV for a while because it's addictive but I can always quit since I know it won't be my last day on earth.
A good story on the other hand, actually makes me stay, like for example, I started gaming at 11am then plan to stop at 3pm but I somehow ended gaming till 7pm because the story sucked me in.

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Naztycuts
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 2:06:58 AM
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" we kinda forgot how many RPG fans we've got around here"
If it werent true Ben we may have been offended, but seriously take every awesome game youve ever played (minus fighters for the sake of argument) and remove the story and see what your left with. for me im left playing something i couldn't care less about. if the game has no story it has nothing to make you care about what happens to the people in it and it is of the utmost importance when im playing a single player game that i can relate to the characters, it just adds to the overall enjoyment of it.
i dont know if you're fans of quentin tarantino, but 1 reason i love his movies are his excellent character dialogue he portrays them in a way that makes you relate to them and then you actually start to care about what happens to them.
so pretty much excellent storylines convey the fictional emotions creators conjure up into you. i bet you cant guess where my vote went LOL.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 3:41:33 AM

yeah the way I see it without a good story it is just an arcade game, which is fine if that's what you are looking for, but these days since home systems have surpassed arcade games I tend to look for something more, unless I realllly want a fighter of course.

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chucknasty
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 3:52:40 AM
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Do I need to report myself for finding Yorda hot?

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Kowhoho
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 3:02:51 PM

...no.

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DGo8
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 5:42:19 AM
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Its ok having amazing Graphics but with out a good story...whats the point???.




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DGo8
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 5:42:58 AM
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Even if tha Graphics arent great if tha storys there to hold tha game down...then thats enuff

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JackC8
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 6:40:13 AM
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I voted for presentation in the last poll. I don't know exactly what you meant, but I was thinking the art style, variety of environments, that sort of thing. I always like a game that has a fabulous variety of really creatively designed environments.

For this poll I'm going with Rachel from NGS2. I might have gotten killed a few more times than I needed to, just so I could watch some of her cutscenes again :)

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LightShow
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 7:36:32 AM
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bayonetta is hot in that cold, super intimidating coorporate exec kinda way. i dont know if shes gonna kill me or orchestrate a hostile takeover. that of course means that, while hot, she isnt attractive AT ALL, least not to me.

i vote for elena fischer as well. well, elena fischer or chloe's ass. either one

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frostface
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 8:20:03 AM
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I would of liked to see Faith from Mirror's Edge get a mention in the new poll but I'll vote happily for Chloe from Uncharted 2. Between Chloe and Elena from U2 I'd probably went for Elena cause there's something more girl next door to her.

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NeoHumpty
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 8:59:17 AM
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I voted Madison. Finally a classy looking chick that isn't afraid to take it off. lol. Chloe has a great bum going on, but her eyes freak me out.

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Karosso
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 10:54:35 AM
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Nariko hands down.
Red Haired Hot Asian Looking Chick!? (was she asian?) What's better then that?
Don't get me wrong, Chloe's ass is hot but, as a complete package, Nariko has it locked down tight :)

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maxpontiac
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 11:25:52 AM
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My list of important things.

1 - Immersion: If the game does not bring me in, I will get bored. In my opinion, this can only be achieved if what I listed below is at high standards.
2 - Gameplay: It has to be a non frustrating ordeal.
3 - Graphics: I have a 65" HDTV for reason.
4 - Story: Helps pull me through the experience.

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bxshotboi
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 6:10:56 PM

i could care less about the graphics becuase i can sit in front of my old tube playin final fantasy 8 all month without switching games and the same goes for a few other games but to name a few that arent very long i'd say megaman legends, dino crisis, legend of dragoon, legend of legaia, and of course fear effect

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, November 03, 2009 @ 10:34:28 AM

To each his own, bxshotboi.

I have invested thousands of dollars in my entertainment experience, and in my book, visuals are very important when the right equipment is in place.

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daus26
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 11:45:56 AM
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I didn't vote for story because it doesn't justify for all types of genre. Surely it shouldn't be as important in a racing, puzzle, party game! I didn't vote, but graphic would be my choice since we are now well into the HD era, and it can apply to every type of game.

I might've vote for length too, because I'd want my games to have a long lasting appeal to it, and this can also fit with every type of genre.

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TGG
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 1:24:55 PM
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What's interesting is, Chloe's voice actor/motion capture person is actually hotter than Chloe herself.

Where's Lightning on the list? Lightning from FF XIII is pretty hot.

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bearbobby
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 3:49:36 PM
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Yep, I'm definitely a fan of story driven games, shiney graphics are just a bonus. Have sat through some frustrating gameplay before just to see that quick 2 minute ending sequence. lol

As for hottest video game vixen so far this gen, I'm going to have to say Elika. As a gay man I can appreciate her aesthetically pleasing features and personality. She's never in your way and best of all she hardly ever speaks unless you tell her to. That's the mark of a good woman. lol

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UK_MrSim_UK
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 5:07:42 PM
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Honestly,where the hell is Naomi of MGS4!!!!!!
And all the sexy beauty and beast chicks of MGS4!!!!! I've got some nice pictures on my PS3 :) lol

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BattleFox21
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 7:12:14 PM
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For me it's a story mode (story), multiplayer, & graphics

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Douchebaguette
Monday, November 02, 2009 @ 9:43:47 PM
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FFS. Of course there are different types of games that require any of the poll selection to make it kick-ass. Even so, I would of voted for two: presentation & sound.

-When I say the sound: I meant the music, and so I hereby say that Nobuo Uematsu is a genius.
-When I mean presentation, I mean the way everything that obviously presents itself, from the presentation of pre-rendered art, to cutscenes and how they present the script and characters.

Why? Those two are the main features that made the Final Fantasy franchise so...trancing.

And don't say the story is the main strong point of the FF series. Sure the depth and longetivity is there but if you gave the plot of any FF game to any other developer, the game would be considered a bunch of actual plot-hole cheese.

But yeh, everything that happens in the games really keep you in, and this is caused by the mysterious force that causes the infamous Final Fantasy Syndrome, and that is is mainly due to the presentation that drags you in combined with the melancholy music that leaves you vulnerable and exposed to the everything else in the game. In short, Final Fantasy games can be used as a perfect analogy for AIDS [only the effect would be ultimately opposite]. Mmm. FFS. Final Fantasy Syndrome.

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^And this is why SO many people prefer their first Final Fantasy [with a few exceptions]; it's because the awesomeness from that certain FF game hits them fiiirst. I'm thuper therial. I read a comment of guy who told story of how FFIV affected him. The funny thing is I was affected the exact same way when I was a kid with FFVII.

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