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We have 9 games total so far in LG.
100 Million Yen
24 Chamber Russian Roulette
17 Card Poker
Which games are your favorite and why?
Last edited by Akiyama; July 02, 2010 at 03:20 PM.
You forgot Minority Rule
But, anyway, my favourite one was the Pandemic game so far.
I love all the games, so it’s difficult for me to pick just a couple but if I have to….here are the ones I choose:
Minority Rule: It was such an intelligent and different game (here the majority loses instead of winning) and it was cool to see the concept of alliances put to work during this game. "The key to winning this game is not luck but time." It was also interesting to see how winning something not always is a matter of luck but rather of how well you spend your time. It was also pretty neat to see the way Aki tricked Fukunaga when he thought he had the game in the bag.
Downsizing/Restructuring: The game was interesting and it was priceless seeing Nao tricking Fukunaga during that card game. I also enjoyed how Nao turned making one person lose (hurt someone) into saving one person.
Stationary Roulette: I like this game because during this game we see a Nao a little different from her usual self, not only does she lie to win the game but she acts on her own. She planned everything without Akiyama’s help/approval. During that game I felt that Nao had grown stronger and more confident in herself.
Contraband: I’m getting a bit confused so I don’t remember if this happened in the manga or just in the J-drama; but I liked that game because of Akiyama’s great performance. He fooled everyone from his own team and even Yokoya into believing he had lost it (gone crazy) when in fact he was putting all the pieces in order to win the game.
Last edited by destiny4ever; July 02, 2010 at 02:34 PM.
minority rule followed by musical chairs. i like games with loads of players going at a free for all, and then the twist ending. its really cool and interesting.
i liked the other games as well, but minority rule really drew me in and MC really impressed me.
Contraband - because yokoya was introduced. Akiyama met someone as smart as him + huge sum of money. In this game, yokoya background story was also well told. I really understood how dangerous this man is.
Minority Rules - fresh idea. It was tensed and the plot twist was amazing.
A couple of them are awesome, but I had to choose musical chairs. It has so many aspects to it, even though it such a simple concept. And it's even easy to follow. Contraband was great, but with all that math, it was hard to follow at times. What I also like at musical chairs, that the one who actually wins, won't probaply make much profit, 'cause the need to buy votes. So the real winner is actually the one being pulling the strings most effieciently.
I loved Pandemic too, I liked the whole witchhunt athmosphere.
Last edited by Ustegius; July 04, 2010 at 03:40 PM.
I have to say contraband game.... I feel it is the most complete game we have seen so far. There are countless strategies and there were several ways to win... Also, akiyama was pushed further than in any game here, I don't think akiyama has ever been cornered like he was in this game...
I like those games where there's movement, action and is not based on just logical thinking, like many of the revival rounds...
That's why I liked the contraband game a lot, it was a great arc, and probably it has a special hype because it's the first arc in which yokoya appears, but musical chairs is close on 2nd place
Contraband was fantastic. The concept was genius and after the blindfold torture thing, I was completely off the trail. I prefer the matches where they are not simply playing with statistics, and contraband seemed a lot more psychology than some of the others (the roulette games seemed a bit shallow in comparison). Especially with yokoya and his mind games.
For the same reason, the first game was pretty fun too. It was completely to do with manipulating the enemy rather than maths.
Last edited by poobert; July 06, 2010 at 02:24 PM.
For me the Contraband game was my favorite! I just felt a sense of epicness and suspense during the whole game. Favorite quote of the whole manga has got to be "Doubt 100 Million!" . In general I have never had a game I've hated but this was truly the one where I was spending the most of my time on the edge of my seat and spent a lot of time thinking trying to figure it all out. Plus when money is directly involved in the play, it just gave a more desperate feel to the players and every move they made.
I had no idea that the Contraband game was going to be almost everybody's favourite. It was probably the game I liked the least due to how complicated it was. My favourites would definitely have to be the card game played by Nao and Fukunaga during the Downsizing game due to how simple, yet sly the game was. It was one of the only times I felt like scamming someone ! The other favourites would be the Revival Round and its casino-themed games with a twist(s), and most of all the 4th Round, The Musical Chairs game! I just loved the setting (there's just something I love about deserted private islands ) and the twists involved. I liked the amount of freedom players had, the paranoia of losing a chair, the very beginning where we get a look at Team Samue, Harimoto's appearance, the emergence of the three powers, etc...
Contraband was awesome! Loved musical chairs as well, even if the second half slowed down a bit.
I liked it, but it became so hard to follow after a while. I kind of preferred the strategies involved in the musical chairs game rather than the contraband game.
The only reason musical chair game is not my favorite is that I felt the gaya group should have played a more important role and how stupid a couple of people were. I remember there was a lone guy who thought he had a chance in hell of doing this on his own by getting lucky even though there were teams who selected the chairs that had to leave the game. In other words, the guy for some reason did not figure out his actual chances of getting lucky in the game were 0%. Another thing was gaya members. First of all, once the players found out about gaya being able to vote it was obvious how important their votes were. Gaya was made out of the vast majority of players, it was obvious that if they united they could have had control of every round of the game. It was also obvious teams would try to give out medals that they did not plan on cashing out. It was also dumb gaya would accept to not vote at all. They were offered medals for not voting but for them it would have been much more profitable to make the teams survive as long as possible to extort as many medals as possible. Had gaya united from the start, they might have been able to extract every trash medal from the teams halfway through the game most likely (all it would have taken to extract medals from someone would be a slight scare like voting for the other team twice in a row, after that the others would have had not choice but to offer lots of medals for their votes) which would mean they could have gotten real medals quite sooner.
Last edited by saladesu; May 09, 2011 at 08:51 AM.
The reason I didn't like the Musical Chair as much as I love the Contraband, is because Harimoto's performance...for one who knows and can control people's hearts I expected more resistance.