Wednesday, 11 March 2015

New Poll: Choose the best game of 1990!




We've only got two more games from 1990 to go, so it's time to prepare for the annual TAG awards! In last year's award ceremony an idea of a new Reader's Choice -award was thrown into the air and great affirming applause followed.

An enthusiastic reader cutting up his limbs just to get a vote
The rules are simple: just pick out your favourite game from 1990 and vote for it. The winner of the Reader's Choice -award will be revealed at the TAG Awards Ceremony, after we've played both B.A.T. and King's Quest 5 to conclusion. May the best game win!

And anyone voting for this game better have a resurrection card available

Reader's Choice: pick the best game of 1990

11 comments:

  1. If you were one of the first ten to answer the poll and wonder where your vote vanished, we had to redo the poll completely, because one game was missing. Just make a new vote and it should be all well!

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  2. I presume someone misclicked Hugo's House of Horrors in an attempt to be funny and click Les Manley. (It's the only way I can think of either one as having been chosen.)

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    1. I should have probably mentioned there's a rare variant of Ringu-curse attached to voting Les Manley: when the nefarious voter least expects, a herd of frenzied Elvis fans starts pouring out of hers/his computer screen, trampling the poor soul underneath their feet, while searching for their King. The only known cure is to play the first Les Manley completely through, without any help - some consider this a faith worse than death.

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    2. I'll admit that I was one of them jokers who voted Emanuelle previously but I didn't pull the same stunt this year.

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  3. Even though I know it won't win, and technically SOMI and QFG2 were better, I still voted for King's Quest 5. It was a truly impressive game for me at the time, a few atrocious puzzles aside.

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  4. If it were a vote for 'best game you've never played but read about on the blog' I probably would have picked Elvira, but for the best game overall I just can't go past the clear leader.

    Another vote for Guybrush's first adventure here.

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  5. Hey, I do cut limbs, but those aren't mine in the first place.

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  6. Oh... dang... There goes one of my, if not the most, favorite author. Pity this game game is on ZX Spectrum and would not see it being played here.

    http://www.lspace.org/games/discworld/index.html

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    1. Mine too! Sadly Death never rests in Roundworld.

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  7. Now if you allowed preference voting for each person's top 3 games of 1990, I wouldn't have had to vote against my own game. ;-) Whichever was actually "the best", Secret of Monkey Island shipped with fewer bugs than Quest for Glory II. Besides, SoMI is Lori's and my all-time favorite adventure game.

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  8. I don't know if I should point out that you could have put your own game into equal 2nd place by voting for it, but for some reason I'm going to mention it anyway.

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