Yesterday was host to the final bout of Round 1 of our Ultimate RPG Showdown. Featuring a handful of Mario RPGs, it was ultimately Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door that came out on top, falling just shy of half of the votes cast. Today marks the beginning of Round 2 of our tournament, and much like the first round, we’ll be showcasing a single four-way match a day. The winner of these bouts will move onto the 1v1 matches of Round 3.

Today’s match-up pits Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver against Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, and Diablo. If we look solely at the number of votes cast for each game in Round 1, it appears that Radiant Dawn has the edge here. That’s not taking into consideration what games it was going up against though, which can make all the difference at the end of the day. Each of the combatants has their own strengths and weaknesses, so make sure to look at the game as a whole before you cast your vote!

To vote, simply use the poll included above, but be quick! Match-ups in this round only last a day and there’s no going back, so once the poll closes, it’s closed for good. Which game has what it takes to advance into the 1v1 rounds? Be sure to check back tomorrow to find out, and don’t forget to visit the tournament’s hub page, where you can find the complete list of contenders, as well as up-to-date standings.

The combatants for the next match-up are: Xenoblade Chronicles, Mother 3, Kingdom Hearts II, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

A reminder to readers and votes: Please be civil with one another. This tournament is for everyone’s enjoyment, and we want it to stay fun for all who choose to be involved, no matter which games they support. Those who attack others in the comments will be temporarily banned and, if they continue to do so, will removed indefinitely. We really do not want to do this, so please keep it rated E (or E10), and thanks for your enthusiasm!

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