chazumaru ok that’s alright but if we start to include collections, then I would vote for Halo Master Chief Collection instead of having to pick just one of those (devils advocate here- I’m actually against this). There are lots of games that are “collections” games that would ruin the point of something like this, and would end up turning it into a best game franchises list instead of a best games list. We can let this one go, but I think for the future they shouldn’t be included (maybe specific ports within collections if they are unique like the Dracula X Chronicles version of Rondo Of Blood for PSP, but a vote for that wouldn’t also be a vote for SOTN even though it’s included in Chronicles).
I don’t know much about Shining Force III, but I think if it’s episodic, then it’s fair to pool the votes together. There are other episodic games that we would pool together as one title like the Telltales Walking Dead games (not sure if that analogy is fair in the case of SF3, but I’m sure you get the point).
Anyway! Not to take the voting thing too seriously here. But on another note: a sort of ranking of video game franchises would be an interesting (if not almost impossible) endeavor to take on. Maybe something like that would make more sense in the form of a giant tournament bracket, because a free-for-all list would just be too complicated and messy. I’m used to IC discussions around single games and their merits, but I’d be curious to hear them debate the greater franchises. Kind of like discussing greatest albums versus songs.