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Thread: EoFF Ranks Final Fantasy Round 2 - FFVI vs FFVIII

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    Quote Originally Posted by chionos View Post
    So based on some comments some people have made in here and in other places around the forums, I think the fact that these polls are often closer than they should be is a result of some people just being assholes to try to upset nerds. Which is annoying, but fine, because it is fun to watch these come down to the last second.

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    While there are trolls out there and maybe EoFF has more per capita than the rest of the world, I think this is more related to a sort of balancing bias that exists over time. FFVIII (along with FFII, X-2, etc.) have been widely criticized for many years by a number of passionate fans. While that may snowball during the initial release and review of these games (resulting in even more negativity), I think that effect gradually reverses over time as the negativity cools down and with the human desire to be independent from popular opinion or at least ensure the scales of opinion are 'fair and balanced' (whether consciously or not). The same happens for games that are fairly universally loved like FFVI and FFVII but in the opposite direction. Their overwhelming popularity causes people to rethink their own opinion of it and try to find the flaws in an effort to not fall into a groupthink mentality. This is the reason I think BoB continues to praise FFXIII. I don't think he actually loves the game that much, but he feels the need to overcompensate his love for it to balance out the overwhelming negativity. If we were to make this poll in another 10 years, I bet FFXIII would give any of the popular FFs a fairly close match. It's all cyclical.

    Or, you know, some people just like those games better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del Murder View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chionos View Post
    So based on some comments some people have made in here and in other places around the forums, I think the fact that these polls are often closer than they should be is a result of some people just being assholes to try to upset nerds. Which is annoying, but fine, because it is fun to watch these come down to the last second.

    sharky, you better watch your tone with me, boy. Or I'll show you where you can put that gunblade of yours.
    While there are trolls out there and maybe EoFF has more per capita than the rest of the world, I think this is more related to a sort of balancing bias that exists over time. FFVIII (along with FFII, X-2, etc.) have been widely criticized for many years by a number of passionate fans. While that may snowball during the initial release and review of these games (resulting in even more negativity), I think that effect gradually reverses over time as the negativity cools down and with the human desire to be independent from popular opinion or at least ensure the scales of opinion are 'fair and balanced' (whether consciously or not). The same happens for games that are fairly universally loved like FFVI and FFVII but in the opposite direction. Their overwhelming popularity causes people to rethink their own opinion of it and try to find the flaws in an effort to not fall into a groupthink mentality. This is the reason I think BoB continues to praise FFXIII. I don't think he actually loves the game that much, but he feels the need to overcompensate his love for it to balance out the overwhelming negativity. If we were to make this poll in another 10 years, I bet FFXIII would give any of the popular FFs a fairly close match. It's all cyclical.

    Or, you know, some people just like those games better.
    Well, you can ride your bicycle on out of here with your rational thoughts and logic.

    Honestly, I'm sure that plays in, and I wasn't trying to imply that EoFF is full of trolls. It doesn't take many to skew a poll. I mean, I'm sure there are plenty of people who genuinely like these games that are getting votes (that shouldn't).

    Love for FFVI isn't groupthink. It's just good taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chionos View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del Murder View Post
    Or, you know, some people just like those games better.
    This is me. I genuinely really liked 7, 8, and 10-2 on my first playthrough, and that opinion never changed. For the ones that don't seem to get hate as much, I also really liked 9. I think 5 is a gem.

    I think 6 is solid, but just doesn't stand out for me. Same thing with 12. It's almost really good, but just not quite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chionos View Post
    Love for FFVI isn't groupthink. It's just good taste.
    I dunno man. I like FFVI, I think it's quite good, but it's not in my top three FF list. Probably not even in my top five.

    Does this mean I have poor taste?

    I don't think there's a whole lot of vote gaming going on here. Maybe a little bit, but I honestly think EoFF just has a varied taste in FF. Which is great.

    Trying to analyze why people feel the way they feel about certain games, or why they like some games over others, is silly to me. Some people just like different games! I'm not going to sit here and try to explain to someone why FFII was more fun for me to play than FFVI was. I can't explain it, because I can't explain fun. Is it because I'm subconsciously trying to be hip and different? Maybe. I doubt it. I've never thought about it. I don't care about the whys.

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    i voted viii all because of ward !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pike View Post
    I dunno man. I like FFVI, I think it's quite good, but it's not in my top three FF list. Probably not even in my top five.
    Heh, this reminds me...I should work out a list of my own FF rankings to see which goes where specially now that I've been replaying so many of them. I am mostly at a lost when it comes to it

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