Things that got over hyped but ended up a disappointment.

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Final Fantasy XIII, when it was FINALLY released it was shit, thanks impart for it going multi-platform.

Pokemon Black and Pokemon White.

This was advertised to be the "next-generation of Pokemon! With sexy new features!!!"

What I ended up getting was a couple of dynamic camera angles at the expense of many features that gave the series variety; little distractions that allowed one to take a break from battling (which, even in BW, is limited; you can only battle most trainers one time) to become absorbed in, say, gambling off your money, participating in contests, or making a secret base. There just wasn't much to do. Postgame was pretty bad, too. Overall the game lacked any sort of personality.

I was so excited for spore. I had waited for years, through delay after delay. I could barely contain myself as I installed it on launch day. And then it was crap. None of the coolest looking features made it into the final game. It's always been just a little harder to get excited about new games since then...

Prometheus (the movie). Looked so damn awesome, it was Ridley Scott returning to "Alien" territory, looked epic as all hell, and then I saw it...and thought it was absolutely terrible. Boring, nonsensical, incoherent, and not at all suspenseful or scary.

I remember that I saw it with my then girlfriend at the time, and we didn't say anything for about 10 minutes, and then she finally said "wow, that was really bad". I concur.

I will be SHOCKED if anyone knows what I'm talking about, so bear with me here...

*inhales* Tower Prep on Cartoon Network... The concept was basically the only thing that kept the series for lasting at least that one season... Granted, most of the hype came from CN's self-hype shrouding in its own mystery, but the show had some promise despite it being live-action...

The only thing that disappointed me the most was, almost like with Class of 3000, it became too non-existent and barely anyone I have talked to over the years felt like I'm talking about a somewhat-average non-existent fanfic that CN would NEVER turn into a series... Then, they realized that they still remember the movie AND show Level Up... another over-hyped live-action show (that used to be) on CN...

On second thought, most of CN's live-action shows were kinda over-hyped BECAUSE they were live-action, basically... (Thanks, Andrew WK...)

Too Human... I had heard so much about the development of that game, the techno nose myth aspect made me so happy and then i finally played it and... Well lets just say i have never been more disappointed in anything.

I think the biggest let down from hype for me ever was The Matrix: Reloaded. Went to world opening night screening, buzzed as fuck, and then i basically got this, and felt like this at the end of it.

Though yes.. as someone above mentioned: Spore was very close... all my things made with the creature creator that was released first couldn't be loaded into the game as they were too detailed.. and the game sucked...

Castlevania - Mirror of Fate on the 3DS. Total crap, and they were doing so well after Order of Ecclesia.

Also, Honey Pops. They started running ads for this stuff on UK TV and I jumped at the chance to experience a product that claimed to be - and I quote - "yum yum yum". I figured they would have been better than Golden Nuggets at least, but they were just so bland.

Fable...All of Fable. I never played Black and White so I had no starting point when it comes to Peter Molyneux and his tall tails. The original Fable was a game that I liked on the Xbox but it didn't do half of what Peter said it would be capable of. When it came to Fable 2, it claimed that all of the shortcomings of the first game would be addressed so hard that players could expect the perfect Xbox 360 game...that didn't happen either (though I did like Fable 2 more than the original somehow...) Fable 3...the less said of that piece of filth the better...It's like everybody went into Lionhead Studios with a bad case of Who-Gives-A-Shit and kept passing it on to each other. Then again, by Fable 3 nobody was going to be fooled by the false promises of the boy with a lion's head...

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I didn't like what they did with Dragon Age 2 but that's kind of a polarizing example. I also didn't like what they did with Mass Effect 2 in terms of gameplay but once again: polarizing game. I didn't even have a 360 when that one was being hyped.

Keiichi Morisato:
Final Fantasy XIII, when it was FINALLY released it was shit, thanks impart for it going multi-platform.

I forgot about this one...if Final Fantasy XIII was complete and only on the PS3, there may have been a Zoo/Casino thing but that horrible combat system would have stuck around...probably...

soandnb:
Pokemon Black and Pokemon White.

This was advertised to be the "next-generation of Pokemon! With sexy new features!!!"

What I ended up getting was a couple of dynamic camera angles at the expense of many features that gave the series variety; little distractions that allowed one to take a break from battling (which, even in BW, is limited; you can only battle most trainers one time) to become absorbed in, say, gambling off your money, participating in contests, or making a secret base. There just wasn't much to do. Postgame was pretty bad, too. Overall the game lacked any sort of personality.

Now that you mention it...I have fewer memories of Black/White than any other generation. Silver was my favorite but I still remember getting a lot more time out of Sapphire and, Diamond than I did with Black/White. Fingers crossed that X/Y will bring back a secret base at least.

Well, Aliens Colonial Marines jumps instantly into my mind the second this topic pops up.

Skyrim was also a big one for me, though that was mostly due to the The Elder Scrolls fanboy in me rather than the marketing.

Silent Hill 2. Don't get me wrong, damn fine, scary game, but the amount of people declaring it the best horror game of all time is completely out of whack with the game's actual quality.

Dune to me is a big one. When I finally got around to reading the first book I found it incredibly dry and boring, and the film wasn't much better.

The Star Trek reboot (Not even talking about Into Darkness here, which I refused to watch), which people told me was everything from pretty good to amazing, but I ended up despising from the bottom of my soul.

Speaking of things Benedict Cumberbatch is in (Or prequels to things he's in, I guess), Sherlock. It's another case of something that's pretty good, but I don't understand why so many people love it so much. Most of the components of the series are great, but every character is either an arrogant and unlikeable douche (Looking at you, Sherlock. And not in an endearing way either) or a complete idiot (Hello, everyone who isn't Holmes or one of the criminals), and I find it near impossible to watch.

All of Assassin's Creed. Given every single game in that series so far a spin, even got a good five or so hours into 2, and I've managed to squeeze enough fun out of that series to fill about twenty minutes of playing Team Fortress 2.

This last one's kinda weird in that I like the game, but I don't think it should've actually happened: Deus Ex: Human Revolution. As a sequel to what at the time of its release was my favorite game of all time (What's Invisible War? Is that a sci-fi channel original TV series?), it's bloody disappointing. As a game, standing alone, without the burden of being a Deus Ex game, it's pretty damn good. It deserves the praise it gets, but I wish it didn't get it because then maybe we'd have a more old-school style Deus Ex game. Now excuse me as I return to my home back in dreamland.

captcha: hold your tongue. After such a long post, feels appropiate.

Agent 45:
Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Man, I looked forward to that movie so much...

sorry what movie?? i only know of three indy films and they were pretty great!

OT: sniper elite V2 not so much as general hype but my friend was pretty ecstatic about it and wouldn't shut up so i brought it for 5 the other day....needless to say i was disappointed

Dark Souls. Witcher 2. Bacon - Those fall into the "Good, but definitely not the pure distilled essence of awesomeness incarnate".

Game of Thrones - This one falls into the "What the hell do people see in this!?" category.

Breaking Bad - This one falls into the "Watched it before it was cool (me so hipsta), and while it was OK, I don't get why such hype."

Mandatory honorable mention of Half-Life 3, of course. (I am using my powers of clairvoyance)

Lucky Star was unwatchable and in the back of my mind I think that people who said they liked it were trolling.

SonOfVoorhees:
Also Insidious, that movie was a complete joke after you got half way through the movie.

Incorrect.
It was a joke from the beginning. It kept me and my friends laughing the entire movie.

#Doublepostyoloswag
#Whycan'twedeleteourownposts
#Hashswagging

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. I was so excited to see the world revamped, the faction conflict reignited and new content being made. Well, I got those.

The revamped zones were decent (I was kind of an idiot to hype up leveling content in the first place), the faction conflict became incredibly one-sided in a number of ways for both groups, eventually leading into a horribly-written story about Deathwing, and the dungeons were overly difficult in the beginning to compensate for WotLK, to the point where they had to nerf them into oblivion. Unlike a good portion of players, I didn't mind the talent tree or race/class options.

The Hobbit. Too much comedy and cgi for me. Going from LOTR to that is like...the fuck? Why did they do that....

Also, Thorin getting his head bashed by a huge mace but it's k. Really put the last nail in the coffin for me.

Glongpre:
The Hobbit. Too much comedy and cgi for me. Going from LOTR to that is like...the fuck? Why did they do that....

Also, Thorin getting his head bashed by a huge mace but it's k. Really put the last nail in the coffin for me.

Can't believe I didn't bring the Hobbit up. The Azog/Thorin slow-mo showdown was eyeroll-worthy.

Keiichi Morisato:
Final Fantasy XIII, when it was FINALLY released it was shit, thanks impart for it going multi-platform.

It had nothing to do with going multi platform. It was more like the simplified and ironically confusing battle system, a system of corridors and Metal Gear Solid 2 levels of cutscenery. I just started playing 8 hours ago... I may have spent an hour controlling my character. Win 2 fights, run along, cutscene exposition, repeat.

Things that got over hyped but ended up a disappointment?

Isn't that the equivalent of saying "Things that caught on fire that ended up hot"
I mean if it wasn't ultimately disappointing then it wasn't "over hyped" it was "appropriately hyped"

So basically everything...

COMaestro:
Duke Nukem Forever.

End Thread. ;)

^and that

FoolKiller:

Keiichi Morisato:
Final Fantasy XIII, when it was FINALLY released it was shit, thanks impart for it going multi-platform.

It had nothing to do with going multi platform. It was more like the simplified and ironically confusing battle system, a system of corridors and Metal Gear Solid 2 levels of cutscenery. I just started playing 8 hours ago... I may have spent an hour controlling my character. Win 2 fights, run along, cutscene exposition, repeat.

the game takes up like 4-6 Xbox 360 disks because of how big the game is, they had to cut major portions of the game in order to make the game commercially viable for the 360. had the game stayed on a PS3 exclusive the game would have been much better, with an at least decent story, and a much less linear game.

thaluikhain:

sir neillios:

thaluikhain:

The Horus Heresy series from Black Library.

Really? I'm actually curious how old you are and how long you've been into 40k, personally I got into the hobby in my early teens, and I think the first novel came out that same year. I'll admit they are a mixed bag, some absolute stinkers, a couple gems mostly mediocre. But I can see how much of a letdown they would be if you had spent years in the hobby, and heard that the most legendary event in the lore was getting a book release.

Yeah, I've been into 40k for maybe 10 years before they came out. They've had some really good tangential stuff about the Heresy in the past.

IMHO, the BL was going downhill already, and there seemed to be a lack of effort on some people's parts with the HH series, and they got really, really dragged out. Have they released a book about the Ultimate Gate yet? Cause that's what people wanted when the thing was first mentioned.

I disagree, I have read up to Angel Exterminatus which is the 23rd book in the HH series and I really like them. The only ones that have been hit or miss for me are the anthologies of short stories. But overall I enjoy them. Seeing the different primarchs and exactly how deluded, prideful, insane and noble they are really helps me to understand how the legions progressed. Some of the books in my opinion have been too short, a few too long but really to encompass a galaxy wide civil war would be a momentous undertaking. And no they haven't gotten to the siege of Terra yet, They are telling a lot of back story about the legions and primarchs to help set the stage. I don't want to spoil anything but the first Traitor Primarch just became a Daemon-prince. The rest of them except for Lorgar, Fulgrim and Horus are just beginning to see what Chaos is really. I have been reading the books and playing the games since 2004 when I discovered WH40k Dawn of War.

The Dark Knight movies. Batman Begins was better than expected. And then the next two films were full of plotholes, unlikeable characters, boring action sequences, too much dialog that wasn't half as clever as it tried to be, yadda yadda ya.

Duke Nukem Forever must be mentioned.

The Halo sequels. All of them.

Pretty much anything by Nintendo since the Wii era. Heck, add the Wii console to the list.

Sigh... I'm going to say Spore.

I loved the idea of Spore, and I wasn't the only one at the time. And even though I got it and played it, I was always like "This isn't quite what I was led to believe it was going to be...".

Makes me sad.

Keiichi Morisato:
Final Fantasy XIII, when it was FINALLY released it was shit, thanks impart for it going multi-platform.

Agreed, but I would add the entire 13 series. 13-2 while better the story and ending were complete garbage.

Now, I cannot believe that nobody has mentioned Diablo 3 yet, let be break it down.

Years of hype
Epic media blitz/hype prior to launch

Actual gameplay:
Play for 20 mins
Fill bag with useless loot
Die to boss (or elite group)
Sell useless loot to NPC
Play auction house simulator for 2 days

DC's New 52. Yes, there apparently are some good series, but it's nothing they couldn't do in the main universe. Now it's just a bunch of stupid stories pandering to the damned lowest common denominator...

Duke Nukem Forever. EVERY trailer promised a better game, with more elements, than that threadbare, cliched shlock-fest we got.

For me it has to be Dishonored everything about it pointed to a game i was gonna love but when i came to play it i found myself having to force myself to play it.

I suppose I'd have to say losing my virginity Spore.

That game should have been so much more than it was.

Honourable mentions go to law school and the original Final Fantasy XIV. I hear the reboot is actually rather good. Of Final Fantasy XIV, that is.

Diablo 3
Batman 3
Spiderman 3
Iron Man 3
Transformers 3 - ok no that actually went totally as expected(crappy) but I needed to stick to the theme. :)

As some of the posters above and MovieBob already said, Man of Steel. Frankly before going to the theater and watching it I already conditioned myself to have my expectations to be as low as possible because there's no way Nolan, Goyer and Snyder can give the Superman movie that everybody will like. And after watching MoS I'm still disappointed with the final product (how's that even possible?) although the final battle is good visually but get's old very fast, here's hoping that Superman vs. Batman(Is that what they are still calling it?) be a better movie.

Although since the creative team is still the same, it seems I still have to further lower my already low expectations.

Moderated:
Lucky Star was unwatchable and in the back of my mind I think that people who said they liked it were trolling.

Do you, like, actually know anyone who likes Lucky Star? It seems like a show that lots of people complain about how many people like it and how it Ruined Anime FOREVER, but no one actually talks about it. Now, mind you, I do like it, it was the first anime comedy I ever liked, but I'm not trumpeting its genius from the hills.

Now as for an anime that definitely is overhyped: Ghost in the Shell, and related properties. That movie is one of the rare times I actually used the most foul word in the English language - pretentious - to describe it. The TV series was I guess like a boring detective series about a government organization with no oversight that can and does do whatever it wants and I guess I'm supposed to root for them or something, but at least the main character was wearing a bathing suit in Stand Alone Complex, as opposed to the body paint she wears in the movie.

Dr. Cakey:

Moderated:
Lucky Star was unwatchable and in the back of my mind I think that people who said they liked it were trolling.

Do you, like, actually know anyone who likes Lucky Star? It seems like a show that lots of people complain about how many people like it and how it Ruined Anime FOREVER, but no one actually talks about it. Now, mind you, I do like it, it was the first anime comedy I ever liked, but I'm not trumpeting its genius from the hills.

No. I never said it ruined anime forever. And if that is the best comedy you've ever seen than damn you need to watch some freaking comedies.

Moderated:

Dr. Cakey:

Moderated:
Lucky Star was unwatchable and in the back of my mind I think that people who said they liked it were trolling.

Do you, like, actually know anyone who likes Lucky Star? It seems like a show that lots of people complain about how many people like it and how it Ruined Anime FOREVER, but no one actually talks about it. Now, mind you, I do like it, it was the first anime comedy I ever liked, but I'm not trumpeting its genius from the hills.

No. I never said it ruined anime forever. And if that is the best comedy you've ever seen than damn you need to watch some freaking comedies.

Behind K-On!, Lucky Star is the anime most accused of quote ruining anime forever unquote, that's all I was saying. And people say this in part because they seem to think there's some massive cresting wave of people who have devoted their lives to worshiping Lucky Star.

I never said it's the best comedy I've ever seen, I said it was the first anime comedy I ever liked.

My favorite comedy anime I've seen would probably be Carnival Phantasm. As for non-anime comedies, I haven't seen too many, but, uh...probably High Fidelity.

Most new interesting things on fast food menus. Mighty Wings, Mc-rib, Burger King's "Chip Sandwich",all the different Taco Bell shit, I could go on and on.
Although the Cod Basket from LJS and Chicken Ranch Wrap from Mcdonalds is good....and the Boston Coolers from Halo Burger.

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