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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2013, 13:43 »
tvtropes seems to agree TWEWY and Ace Attorney are cult classics. It can't really be a classic if it isn't known to some extent, otherwise you're just looking for unknown games which are good. Buying AA nowadays is hard, nowhere seems to stock the game at all, same with TWEWY, they have a lot of fanart but they're not all that well known.

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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2013, 14:24 »
Ace Attorney (especially Investigations) and TWEWY were pains in the ass to buy. When I finally found TWEWY, it was in a shop called CEX, and it was only the second copy they had ever had in stock.

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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2013, 18:25 »
tvtropes seems to agree TWEWY and Ace Attorney are cult classics. It can't really be a classic if it isn't known to some extent, otherwise you're just looking for unknown games which are good. Buying AA nowadays is hard, nowhere seems to stock the game at all, same with TWEWY, they have a lot of fanart but they're not all that well known.
I think TVTropes is okay to read at times (too much gushing and they exaggerate things a lot), but I don't consider it that reliable.  Having that said, you do have a point, but I just find it a little bit odd to consider these Cult Classic games considering the amount of gushing the general internet populace does over these particular games.

I could make the pricing on amazon argument and how TWEWY is like 15 bucks and SH1/2 cost generally big bucks (SH2 can be 20 dollars but the fact remains that there are people selling it for 50+ dollars and there are people who are willing to bite), but then you remember Drakengard is terrible and there were some people who were selling it for less than the cost of shipping.  Hmm.
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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2013, 20:41 »
I would expect such petty and low-quality sarcasm from a newbie, but not from you.
I think TVTropes is okay to read at times (too much gushing and they exaggerate things a lot), but I don't consider it that reliable.  Having that said, you do have a point, but I just find it a little bit odd to consider these Cult Classic games considering the amount of gushing the general internet populace does over these particular games.

I could make the pricing on amazon argument and how TWEWY is like 15 bucks and SH1/2 cost generally big bucks (SH2 can be 20 dollars but the fact remains that there are people selling it for 50+ dollars and there are people who are willing to bite), but then you remember Drakengard is terrible and there were some people who were selling it for less than the cost of shipping.  Hmm.

Fair enough, I wouldn't cite TVTropes as a definitive source by any means though I do think that now games WILL get a decent amount of exposure no matter who's interested (Thanks to various websites keeping track of almost every release and the general surge in popularity of games over time) the cult classic goalposts will have to be moved slightly wider for the newer titles.

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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2013, 21:53 »
It was an obvious joke, why would I list any Mario game as a cult classic, least of all the first Super Mario Bros? >_>

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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2013, 21:58 »
What is Super Mario Bros.?

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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2013, 23:54 »
I think it's this really obscure game where you play as some Italian guy, and you have to kill mushrooms and turtles and stuff. It sounds pretty stupid to me.

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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2013, 02:20 »
Cult games? Definitely Oddworld. Not gonna lie, Abe's Odyssey is one of the best games I have ever played. Mostly because it was so obscure it stuck with me from a young age.

Also the .hack// series. GU not so much, but the original quadrilogy is amazing, if increasingly difficult to get hold of. And Okami. Because Amaterasu.
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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2013, 07:42 »
It was an obvious joke, why would I list any Mario game as a cult classic, least of all the first Super Mario Bros? >_>
Let me put this in perspective.  Perception is reality and hindsight is 20/15 aside, at the time it came off as making a mockery of this thread (considering the posts before you actually taking the piss out of it or were just generally useless).  In retrospect, it wasn't close to bad at all, but the context allowed too much for a negative interpretation.  I do apologize.

Fair enough, I wouldn't cite TVTropes as a definitive source by any means though I do think that now games WILL get a decent amount of exposure no matter who's interested (Thanks to various websites keeping track of almost every release and the general surge in popularity of games over time) the cult classic goalposts will have to be moved slightly wider for the newer titles.
Yeah.  My main reason is I feel like Fire Emblem would be among those games you have listed but something in me really doesn't consider it among a Cult Classic.  I guess Super Smash Brothers is to blame for that.

I'm also looking at some of the game I've listed and while there are definitely Fire Emblem forums and Square Enix forums and many many forums that will gush on and ON about TWEWY and Ace Attorney, there is no Shadow Hearts fandom.  There is no Drakengard fandom.  There are merely like 5 posters at best per forum that have heard of these games, and even then they've taken a backseat simply because it's hard to be so hyped about a game almost no one owns or talks about.  Especially a game whose first game came out in Japan literally the week after Final Fantasy X was first released.

The fact that there is a Fire Emblem forum in existence that is booming with activity, and the other fact that there used to be 3 huge FE forums before the 2008-2013 Western drought in FE game releases really speaks much about the "cult classic" situation of FE.  And the fact is, when TWEWY came out, there were threads on almost every forum about this game and the gamefaqs/gamespot were surging with activity.  But do you even recall the time any of some other games were released?  Yeah, you can still call it a Cult Classic on the grounds that the general populace will not know of the game, so idk maybe I'm just picky.

Resonance of Fate (End of Eternity in Japan) is a good one btw, it's a JRPG but the characters equip and customize guns and it's mostly in real time.  Most of the time, you don't really directly do damage either; you use your guns to do chip damage before you shoot actual bullets at enemies, because the moment you break their armor is when you start to really do a load of damage.
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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2013, 08:13 »
I don't know if this counts, but I'd say the Portal series.

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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2013, 01:15 »
bastion and hotline miami have to count dear lord they've sold a bunch but their respective fandoms are just...
they're so tiny why this 8( i'd like to have a few hotline pals that'd be nice thanks

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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2013, 00:29 »
Anyone play Shenmue? I'd consider that a cult classic. I maintain it is THE best game ever made.
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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2013, 23:38 »
Cult games? Definitely Oddworld. Not gonna lie, Abe's Odyssey is one of the best games I have ever played. Mostly because it was so obscure it stuck with me from a young age.
Its wonderful and it still holds up today. :]

Going to give the PSP some love and say LocoRoco 2 and Patapon. Both have a decent following even if no one seems to have heard of them (in the UK at least).

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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2013, 11:40 »
Does.. Does Okami count? Because god, that was a LOVELY game. It did not get the attention it deserved at all.

Me and my brother also loved Blinx to death - both 1 and 2 were AMAZING D8 I can see why it would never have achieved much popularity, but it's a shame, because it was such good fun. It had a really good 2player too :3

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Re: Best Cult Classic Games
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2013, 12:37 »
Yes it does. It's freakin' Amaterasu!

Also to a lesser extent Okamiden, but I feel it hasnt been around long enough yet.
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