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User Info: The_Mighty_KELP

The_Mighty_KELP
2 months ago#1
So, @DDJ had a meta-list posted recently that was excellent. This put me in the frame of mind of thinking about other possibilities for meta-lists. Then I happened to be browsing the old threads on this board from years back, out of boredom, and I noticed that there are a lot of old ideas and suggestions that, for one reason or another, never ended up getting created. Sometimes the idea itself is great, but it's too narrow a scope to allow for a full 10 entries. Sometimes a writer solicits ideas and starts work, but never finishes. There are all these interesting ideas that have never had a full list made for them.

So... why not scour the years-old closed threads, pluck the ripest, lowest-hanging fruits of unrealized ideas, and write a list about those ideas?

For example, the oldest thread still available for viewing on this board is "top 10 R&R segments in games."
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/2000445-top-10-lists/66801437
The TC has one list to his name, but he never made that particular list, even though @Pako_Pako and @FreshFeeling offered comments.

Any thoughts on the idea? Does it sound interesting?
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Pako Pako
2 months ago#2
The opposite of "that One (Damn) Level" that spikes in difficulty? How many games would count? Would bonus stages, like those between Golden Axe stages or Street Fighter matches count, or would an entirely new level be needed? (Sounds like Magic of Scherazade where action stages were separated by RPG sequences, or Guardian Legend where shooter sequences were bookended by adventure sequences)

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The_Mighty_KELP
2 months ago#3
Uh... the idea here isn't to take old ideas that were never turned into lists, and actually make lists out of them. The idea is to take old ideas that are really good, and make a list OF those ideas.
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GoukiAkujiki
2 months ago#4
Disgaea games (that I played) would give you maps with enemies grouped together for easy beatings at even later points in the game.

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Pako Pako
2 months ago#5
The_Mighty_KELP posted...
Uh... the idea here isn't to take old ideas that were never turned into lists, and actually make lists out of them. The idea is to take old ideas that are really good, and make a list OF those ideas.
As a published list of unfinished or incomplete lists? Seems too meta for a front page entry.

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The_Mighty_KELP
2 months ago#6
Pako Pako posted...
As a published list of unfinished or incomplete lists? Seems too meta for a front page entry.
I don't think it's any more meta than DDJ's list of the top 10 best top 10 lists. It might be less interesting, though. Depends on how it's handled. =P

My idea was to go through the old topics and look for idea threads where a lot of stuff was talked about, but for whatever reason, nothing ever came of it. I thought maybe there'd be some interesting stories to glean. Maybe it's a dumb idea for a list, I don't know. That's why I asked.

Now that I think of it, I might have been subconsciously influenced by these videos when I came up with the idea:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeUXTma0IWM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNEtcaPwDt8
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The_Mighty_KELP
2 months ago#7
I tell you what, I'll go back through the old topics and see if I can find one really interesting un-used idea. Then I'll write an entry about it as if it were on a Top 10 List. And then y'all can let me know whether you'd be interested in seeing a full-fledged list of more entries like that one.
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