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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, '10, 6:44 pm 
In November 1997 EGM ran a "Top 100 Games of All Time" list. I have a copy lying around and took a little peek at it. Two Phantasy Star games made the cut:

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I would have ranked them both higher but whatever.

They sure didn't play very long to get those screen shots.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, '10, 7:18 pm 
Thanks :) Too bad PSIV didnt make the cut...(or PSIII...though this one I can understand if you only judge it on its popularity, it's only one of my favorite game of all time in my own little world)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, '10, 12:40 am 
I'm surprised two PS games made the list. I would have expect one, but I'm glad both of these were on it. Really, I expected PS1 would have been ranked higher, too. I bet Street Fighter II was in the top ten, given how much EGM loved that. :lol:

Thanks for sharing this with us, hugues!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, '10, 2:10 am 
It is always good to see Phantasy Star games acknowledged as one of the best ever. Of course in my opinion all four would make it to the top ten, but I´m just a PS fan, so my opinion is not unbiased :p
Anyway, both PSI and PSII were ahead of their time, so they should be in any serious list.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, '10, 8:39 am 
"Finally getting to Dark Force" Eh? I don't think any player expected to fight Dark Force when they were on their way to destroy Mother Brain, which would obviously be the final boss.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, '10, 2:13 am 
It's great to see that 2 of the PS games made the list. I would have thought more than that but what the heck. Thanks for sharing this info.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, '10, 6:37 pm 
Glad to see this. Phantasy Star deserves more love than that FF series or whatever it's called. ;-)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, '10, 11:33 am 
I wonder how many FF games are placed in the list and where. Of course there are some FF games who deserve to be in top 100, but not 5 or 6 FF in top 30 (plus 5 or 6 Zelda and 5 or 6 Mario games).


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 3, '11, 1:51 am 
Old topic, but I just found a full list of the 100 games online, so I can answer that wondering about FF game placement on it. There were only two in the list. Final Fantasy VII was #21 and Final Fantasy III (the SNES one) was #9. You can read the whole list here:

EGM did the Top 100 list again in issue #150. Both Phantasy Stars dropped considerably: Phantasy Star I is 96, Phantasy Star II is 71. Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2 comes in at 45. There are 5 Final Fantasys scattered through the list this time. I found this list online, too. It's more difficult to read, because the guy is striking them out, but it's serviceable.


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