Game Polls

I thought, given we have the tool, that it might be fun to run a few game related polls. I know there are several threads devoted to favourite games, series, companies. Each of these is quite open, with Grouvee members contributing titles. I thought it might be fun to run some polls that are specific and limited to all the games in a given series (much like @Peter’s test post on Final Fantasy games). I’ll start with a couple that might be relatively popular, and then see where the community takes it from there. Have fun!


Favourite Soulsbourne game

  • Demon Souls
  • Dark Souls
  • Dark Souls II
  • Dark Souls II: Scholar of The First Sin
  • Bloodbourne
  • Dark Souls III

0 voters

Favourite Super Mario game

Note: only main series Super Mario games are included (no remakes or spin-offs)

  • Super Mario Bros. (NES)
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
  • Super Mario Land (GB)
  • Super Mario World (SNES)
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GB)
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES)
  • Super Mario 64 (N64)
  • Super Mario Sunshine (GC)
  • New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
  • Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
  • Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
  • New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
  • Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)

0 voters

Also feel free to give a brief statement on your choice if you wish.

  1. I went with Dark Souls because, I am ashamed to say, it is the only one I’ve played. Got to get on the other games in the series.

  2. No hesitation here: Super Mario World. As brilliant as I think Super Mario Galaxy is, Super Mario World was a significant part of my childhood, a significant part of the evolution of video games, and one hell of a brilliant platformer. I won’t lie, that in the realm of 2D platformers, most other games and companies are either emulating Mario World or still playing catch up (even Nintendo).

I was digging through older posts on the forums today, and ran across this one. I had to change both of my answers, and I wanted to bump the thread.

Super Mario World instead of Super Mario Bros. 3. World is just a perfect game. I don’t know what I was thinking.

I originally had Demon’s Souls as my answer, but changed to Dark Souls. I’ve played through Dark Souls again, and it just blew me away how well it holds up. It’s got such amazing atmosphere and level design that Demon’s Souls doesn’t quite have. Demon’s is a great game, and it’s the first, but Dark Souls perfected the idea.


The very first Mario Bros game is still my favorite one of all @ bmo’s poll.
I can’t really say why, maybe because of its simplicity and because of nostalgia


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I have to revive this topic because of this:

Ranking the core Super Mario games

This has to be worth some discussion. I get the feeling (especially based on some of the votes above) we are going to see some disagreement.

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I saw that article last night because I follow Jeremy on Twitter. He’s a brave man putting an article out there like that!

I don’t know if anyone here listens to Retronauts. I go in streaks with it. Jeremy is a pretty interesting guy. He also does a live video game mapping video series occasionally.

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I agree, his opinion is definitely not among the majority I would think. But I find I mostly agree with him, with a few games that swap positions. His SMB3 is my SMW, but those two games are always neck and neck among most people I know. And I’d swap New Super Mario Wii U Super Mario 3D World, but that’s because the latter’s multiplayer aspects and inclusion of Peach and Rosalina, along with its similarities to SMB3 and SMW are the stand out elements for me. But I am with him that a Wii U Mario title is far better than most people realize.

I haven’t listened to Retronauts. I should check it out.

How is Odyssey so far?

Reminds me I need to update the Pokemon Poll