Games you consider overrated

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Okay, I think we all have stumbled into those games at least once. I'll list mine.

F-Zero GX; I know there are quite a handfull that do like this game, but I still declare it the worst game I've ever played, I don't know how the players that do like this game are able to get over the isues I had with it. but I've b****** about it in previous posts before, so I'll just say in short that playing this game to me was like having to solve a rubix cube blindfolded and with recently burnt hands.

Crackdown; Unlike F-Zero GX, I don't consider it a horrible game, I simply consider it a very boring game. I thought the combat had some balance issues and was somewhat generic, the driving felt obnoxious, and they give you the ability to jump several fett in the air only to still make going up certain rooftops and being in high places somewhat unforgiving, and they wasn't much to do in Pacific City aside from killing the gangs, go through racing challenges, and find hidden collectables. I've played bad movie tie-in games that had more variety than this.

Dragon Age: Origins; I know it might seem shocking, but just hear me out on this. I don't consider Dragon Age to be a horrible game or even much of a boring game, Like the Mass Effect games, Dragon Age does have an interesting story that in ways did keep me interested enough to play it through to the end, and I do like alot of the characters, especially the companions, Bioware did a great job characterizing them well enough that I do find myself caring alot about them even when I don't always agree with them in certain moments.

but here are my troubles with the game, I did find the combat a little boring, not enough that it ruins the game for me, and the game's story while the thing I had some of enjoyment of the game with is also in some ways my biggest problem with the game.

I know Bioware's approach in making the game was to make it a dark fantasy, but half the things I see from the writing seem to imply they were trying too hard in that approach, slightly in a Tastes Like Dirt sort of fashion (look it up on TV Tropes) and some elements don't seem to have reason to be put here, like what's up with writing so that Grey Wardens only live to be 30? their lives are already on the line fighting Darkspawn, especially the ArchDemon, so what's the point?

but enough about me, what games do you think are overrated?

Skyrim.

It feels like Oblivion with a few rough edges smoothed out, a shitty(er) UI and new content. I'm having fun playing it but the praise this game got was way too high for what the game actually is.

Hell, no game would be deserving of that much praise.

At it's worst it was

OP: "Topic in no way to do with skyrim"
Some people "hurr durr arrow to the knee, isn't skyrim great?"

Commence circle jerking.

Maybe that's a bit hyperbolic... Anyway I'm glad the mods are fixing my gripes with it anyway, it is a good, fun game overall.

Bioshock . I mean really , people talk about story and atmosphere . I just don't see it , i must not be hipster enough ( yeah i went there).

Silent hill 2 . Best silent hill game? I think not !( and i'm not talking about graphics nor controls).

Deus ex : HR. That game was so flawed and boring . I even made a thread seeking people to explain why that game was so great , nobody could . So either Deus Ex : HR was of an inexplicable greatness or it really wasn't as great as everyone said .

Come at me bros.

Edit :Here is the Deus ex thread i made http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.337898-Can-someone-explain-why-Deus-Ex-HR-is-so-great

Every TES game since Morrowind. Don't get me wrong, Skyrim is great, but it's only the third best AAA RPG from 2011 at best. Also, I will be entirely disappointed if this thread hasn't degenerated into an argument about something by the time I post this :)

krazykidd:

Deus ex : HR. That game was so flawed and boring . I even made a thread seeking people to explain why that game was so great , nobody could . So either Deus Ex : HR was of an inexplicable greatness or it really wasn't as great as everyone said .

Come at me bros.

I agree.
The Witcher 2. This game just bores me. Geralt is unresponsive. It is only hard because you fight the controls. Even on the lowest setting it ran like shit. It crashes a lot. I don't even bother to start it back up fater it crashes.

Halo. I enjoyed the first, had some fun with ODST.

They're enjoyable, but not sure why they're so well regarded in their fandom.

krazykidd:

Come at me bros.

You like JRPGs. Explains your whole list.

MGS in the PS era. Cutscenes, cutscenes, cutscenes.

FF X for dumb story, unlikeable characters and the same as above.

Mincraft. As a game it is lacking at best.

Dragon Age: Origins. It lacks in gameplay to keep me interesting, only the characters are worth mentioning.

Half-Life 2. I know alot people like it (I'm getting pretty tired of constantly hearing people whining about valve not making Half-life 3) but I just vehemently hated it when I played it.

krazykidd:
Bioshock . I mean really , people talk about story and atmosphere . I just don't see it , i must not be hipster enough ( yeah i went there).

Silent hill 2 . Best silent hill game? I think not !( and i'm not talking about graphics nor controls).

Deus ex : HR. That game was so flawed and boring . I even made a thread seeking people to explain why that game was so great , nobody could . So either Deus Ex : HR was of an inexplicable greatness or it really wasn't as great as everyone said .

Come at me bros.

What have you done?! I freakin' loved Human Revolution; it was my personal GOTY for 2011. And I've spent the last ten minutes pondering why I liked it so much, and I really can't come up with anything concrete. I guess it was the first game I played in which the stealth mechanics really worked; I was actually able to sneak around an small army and leave no trace of my presence, which I loved, as opposed to most games with a 'stealth' mechanic, which doesn't work at all. I'm also a sucker for cyberpunk and transhumanism, and I loved the way the game tackled these social and political issues. But then again, that's a very personal reason, so... yeah. That's the best I can do.

OT: Skyrim. Got it for Christmas, and I can definitely play it and have fun, but when I look at my character, or at the wide world presented to me, I just don't... care. Fallout 3 and New Vegas had me much more involved in the world around me, and I felt genuinely disappointed when I had to shut the system off because there was always one more ruin to explore, one more hill to climb. Skyrim doesn't give me that same kick. Sure, it's pretty, but it gets rather shallow as time wears on, when each cave becomes the same quest of 'enter, kill minions, kill big bad, grab loot, sod off back to town to sell said loot'. I don't have any motivation to finish it or even pick it back up again.

I'm going to have to go with Skyrim and Half Life

"dons flame proof suit"

krazykidd:
Bioshock . I mean really , people talk about story and atmosphere . I just don't see it , i must not be hipster enough ( yeah i went there).

Silent hill 2 . Best silent hill game? I think not !( and i'm not talking about graphics nor controls).

Deus ex : HR. That game was so flawed and boring . I even made a thread seeking people to explain why that game was so great , nobody could . So either Deus Ex : HR was of an inexplicable greatness or it really wasn't as great as everyone said .

Come at me bros.

I love all the games you just said D:
Also - lies: Quite a few posters told you why they liked the game.

OT: That military shooter, you know, the one beginning with C. No, not counter strike. I just do not understand how people have not burned out and got bored of that game :/

Also: Skyrim/ oblivion. A nice big world to explore! Full of bugs and oddities and weak combat to totally destroy the experience!

And finally: Everyone STILL goes on about how "scary" amnesia is. Wow, the lights turning off, a few weird sounds and screen filters, zombies and an invisible thing are REALLY scary...

EDIT: Oh, and minecraft. Its cool you can build stuff but i just dont like playing aimless games... What do you do once you have finished your safe fortress of doom?

Zydrate:
Halo. I enjoyed the first, had some fun with ODST.

They're enjoyable, but not sure why they're so well regarded in their fandom.

I agree with the story mode, it is merely ok. But 4 player smooth co op is a big thing.
Oh and the multiplayer definitely deserves all the praise it gets :)

daveman247:

Zydrate:
Halo. I enjoyed the first, had some fun with ODST.

They're enjoyable, but not sure why they're so well regarded in their fandom.

I agree with the story mode, it is merely ok. But 4 player smooth co op is a big thing.
Oh and the multiplayer definitely deserves all the praise it gets :)

Don't see why. It's like everything else.

Want perfect multiplayer? Go play Starcraft.

I was pretty underwhelmed by Bioshock. I didn't think it was a bad game, or anything like that... it just didn't live up to the hype and expectations I had for it as a long-time System Shock fan.

I'll also agree with the people who mentioned Dragon Age Origins. Also not a particularly bad game... but it really did leave me wondering why people were so obsessed with it. I really liked the characters quite a bit, and the story was pretty good, but the actual gameplay didn't really do anything for me.

For me it's final fantasy 7. Very likely due to the fact I attempted to play it 9 years after release.

call of duty and mass effect. i have my reasons for disliking mass effect and hating call of duty.

Melon Hunter:

krazykidd:
Bioshock . I mean really , people talk about story and atmosphere . I just don't see it , i must not be hipster enough ( yeah i went there).

Silent hill 2 . Best silent hill game? I think not !( and i'm not talking about graphics nor controls).

Deus ex : HR. That game was so flawed and boring . I even made a thread seeking people to explain why that game was so great , nobody could . So either Deus Ex : HR was of an inexplicable greatness or it really wasn't as great as everyone said .

Come at me bros.

What have you done?! I freakin' loved Human Revolution; it was my personal GOTY for 2011. And I've spent the last ten minutes pondering why I liked it so much, and I really can't come up with anything concrete. I guess it was the first game I played in which the stealth mechanics really worked; I was actually able to sneak around an small army and leave no trace of my presence, which I loved, as opposed to most games with a 'stealth' mechanic, which doesn't work at all. I'm also a sucker for cyberpunk and transhumanism, and I loved the way the game tackled these social and political issues. But then again, that's a very personal reason, so... yeah. That's the best I can do.

OT: Skyrim. Got it for Christmas, and I can definitely play it and have fun, but when I look at my character, or at the wide world presented to me, I just don't... care. Fallout 3 and New Vegas had me much more involved in the world around me, and I felt genuinely disappointed when I had to shut the system off because there was always one more ruin to explore, one more hill to climb. Skyrim doesn't give me that same kick. Sure, it's pretty, but it
gets rather shallow as time wears on, when each cave becomes the same quest of 'enter, kill minions, kill big bad, grab loot, sod off back to town to sell said loot'. I don't have any motivation to finish it or even pick it back up again.

See , i told you . I asked the question about Deus Ex : HR .and most were as ambiguous as you . Ima edit this post and link my thread when i get home . Keep pondering , if you find a better answer lemme know.

Also 4 quotes already ... Oops?

Edit : here is there thread , i also put it in my original post . http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.337898-Can-someone-explain-why-Deus-Ex-HR-is-so-great

Zydrate:

Don't see why. It's like everything else.

Want perfect multiplayer? Go play Starcraft.

RTS =/= first person shooter. Not comparable :P

And of course its like everything else, they copied its example!

But excelant, well balanced gameplay, excllant matchmaking and customisation in custom games (You can change the lighting for crying out loud). These three things are still a rarity these days. Even other big boys have overpowered weapons/ broken gameplay options (Remember the noob tube in call of duty and certain combo's of perks to create a nearly invincible shotgun? Or crab walking and the overpowered shotty in gears?)

Then again, not so much these days because everyone now copies call of duty...

That said, i can see why you may not like it. Its does look a little generic these days, and doesnt do anything particulary new any more. Merely perfects them. What is standard now was groundbreaking back in 2000.

krazykidd:
yup

Ill give you some reasons :D

1: Cyber punk is awesome, and rare in games.
2: Having the choice to be sneaky cyber ninja or the terminator is awesome.
3: The concept of getting more abilities via robotics but losing some humanity along the way is awesome (But the game didnt take it to its full potential).

Add to that some smooth gameplay. The AI was ok, a step above most games of today, but not the best. And boiling the upgrades down to those that are all useful in their own way (Who the hell REALLY put skill points into swimming in the first game?) Although i do miss specialising in weapons and first aid etc. They just made Jensen an expert in all these fields :/ Then again, he DOES have robot arms, so go figure.

I hope to see some more deus ex games in the future. I class this as a successful ressurection :D

Half-Life. It's not bad, it just doesn't hold my attention.

Oblivion. It's the same 10 x 12 miles copy-pasted over and over. Bland story, shite dialogue, glitches up the ass, horrible combat, etc etc etc.

Fallout. Better than Oblivion, a lot more expansive, but it's just so stale. I can only trudge through the same brown terrains and abandoned buildings, going slow-mo whenever i shoot a cretin's eyes out for so long til I would rather trudge through an equally brown bathroom break.

Borderlands. Most. Boring. Game. Ever. Dull and vague story, annoying characters, unimpressive terrain (not that I care, but the game world was a selling point). Just nothing made me want to play it any further than I forced myself to. Oh yea, the combat was crap too.

Halo. Yep, Halo. Don't get me wrong, Halo can be some of the most fun out there. I love playing it on Xbox Live until map packs come out and I stop (this happens with every release) and the whole series is just a big rehash of itself and it's tedious as hell.

Any Final Fantasy after X. They've just plain sucked.

Dragon Age 2. Boring, poorly thrown together story that does nothing to progress the series. Overly-simplified combat for what's supposed to be an RPG, lazy graphical work, most obvious being the franchised caverns. Just stupid sylistically. Uninteresting characters, insulting lack of expansiveness. And it just lies to you. I can't recall the two sentences often contained in its ad campaign, but it promised you become a bigger-than-life hero to the entire world in a grand and epic adventure. And you just fuck around for 15 hours in a town and a couple outlying pieces of grass

krazykidd:

Melon Hunter:

krazykidd:
Bioshock . I mean really , people talk about story and atmosphere . I just don't see it , i must not be hipster enough ( yeah i went there).

Silent hill 2 . Best silent hill game? I think not !( and i'm not talking about graphics nor controls).

Deus ex : HR. That game was so flawed and boring . I even made a thread seeking people to explain why that game was so great , nobody could . So either Deus Ex : HR was of an inexplicable greatness or it really wasn't as great as everyone said .

Come at me bros.

What have you done?! I freakin' loved Human Revolution; it was my personal GOTY for 2011. And I've spent the last ten minutes pondering why I liked it so much, and I really can't come up with anything concrete. I guess it was the first game I played in which the stealth mechanics really worked; I was actually able to sneak around an small army and leave no trace of my presence, which I loved, as opposed to most games with a 'stealth' mechanic, which doesn't work at all. I'm also a sucker for cyberpunk and transhumanism, and I loved the way the game tackled these social and political issues. But then again, that's a very personal reason, so... yeah. That's the best I can do.

OT: Skyrim. Got it for Christmas, and I can definitely play it and have fun, but when I look at my character, or at the wide world presented to me, I just don't... care. Fallout 3 and New Vegas had me much more involved in the world around me, and I felt genuinely disappointed when I had to shut the system off because there was always one more ruin to explore, one more hill to climb. Skyrim doesn't give me that same kick. Sure, it's pretty, but it
gets rather shallow as time wears on, when each cave becomes the same quest of 'enter, kill minions, kill big bad, grab loot, sod off back to town to sell said loot'. I don't have any motivation to finish it or even pick it back up again.

See , i told you . I asked the question about Deus Ex : HR .and most were as ambiguous as you . Ima edit this post and link my thread when i get home . Keep pondering , if you find a better answer lemme know.

Also 4 quotes already ... Oops?

Very well then:

Is that a bit more comprehensive?

krazykidd:
Bioshock . I mean really , people talk about story and atmosphere . I just don't see it , i must not be hipster enough ( yeah i went there).

Silent hill 2 . Best silent hill game? I think not !( and i'm not talking about graphics nor controls).

Deus ex : HR. That game was so flawed and boring . I even made a thread seeking people to explain why that game was so great , nobody could . So either Deus Ex : HR was of an inexplicable greatness or it really wasn't as great as everyone said .

Come at me bros.

Well, that's just your opinion. You're entitled to it and as such, I applaud you for having the guts to post such a comment like "Come at me, bro."

Good show, sir.

OT: Pong.
God damn, is that crap. No story, no characters, basic as fuck gameplay, the graphics look like a toddler vomited on it...it's just shit.

Oh, and you know what else sucks?
QWOP.

daveman247:

Zydrate:

Don't see why. It's like everything else.

Want perfect multiplayer? Go play Starcraft.

RTS =/= first person shooter. Not comparable :P

Unless that RTS is Dungeon Keeper who also mixes FPS by possessing your units to do even more evil fun stuff. However, thanks that NOBODY remembers this game i may never know if it is the best example ever and if not at least what could be done to improve it

EDIT: Woops, lets try again.

Tuesday Night Fever:
I was pretty underwhelmed by Bioshock. I didn't think it was a bad game, or anything like that... it just didn't live up to the hype and expectations I had for it as a long-time System Shock fan.snip

Indeed. Although I do differ from you on one point, I do think it is quite a poor shooter. I think the gameplay is better in many, many, other games.

DioWallachia:

Unless that RTS is Dungeon Keeper who also mixes FPS by possessing your units to do even more evil fun stuff. However, thanks that NOBODY remembers this game i may never know if it is the best example ever and if not at least what could be done to improve it

Aww, now im depressed that such an awesome idea for a game does not exist :(
Think of the tactics and variety that could be created by having the "shift" ability in an RTS.

Although simply having a "commander" player lording it over his army of "players" online would also be awesome. Then again, when the players or leader turned out to be retarded, it would not be so fun :/

modern games: too many to list due to paid PROFESSIONAL REVIEWERS and the millions they spend on advertising.

everything else: starflight 1, it cost like 1 thousand dollars in modern USDs back in the day and it didn't age very well.

AC10:
For me it's final fantasy 7. Very likely due to the fact I attempted to play it 9 years after release.

Nah, I played it a month after release, and I don't see it either.

My list would probably be massive, considering the shift in gaming away from my tastes. A couple already hit: Bioshock, DXHR, Skyrim, for many of the same reasons.

Mass Effect and Fallout 3/NV. They were passable, but the amount of pure fap they STILL get is mind-boggling.

Arkham Asylum: Not bad, but not great. Got 99% in 12 hours without a guide (that last 1% was that one OMGFU trophy. You know which one I mean). Rental, maybe.

So, everyone just forgot about GTA IV? Every reviewer that's not yahtzee gave it a 10 out of 10 for perfection. What do I get at the end? 2 shitty apartments and a small penthouse. They took out planes, parachutes, and most of the fun weapons. Not to mention they made the rocket launcher shoot a rocket that spins around and misses it's target 90% of the time. The stadium races and gambling are gone too. You can play pool, go bowling, play darts, go to a strip club, or go to a comedy or cabaret club that start repeating their acts after the 5th time you visit. Those are all nice, but where's the crazy shit? Well, it's in 20 dollar DLC. But of course. There's no tank to rampage in anymore, the closest you can get is a fire truck. Not to mention the game constantly feels like it wants you to slit your wrists, and I constantly fly out of the windshield in crashes.

They improved the graphics and physics and put in multiplayer, so I'll give them that. And the side activities are ok, but there's nothing really crazy besides random rampages that you can do when the story is finished. It's a solid game, but it's not perfect by a long shot, and the fact that the reviewers all inflated their scores to perfect disgusts me. It's dishonest. GTA IV is not perfect by any definition. It's just good. Just average. And were it under any other name it would have been reviewed as such.

The Modern Warfare titles (not Call of Duty as a whole, as it hasn't been hyped enough to reach that threshold for me). Yeah, they've got a campaign story that seems to be the genetic superchild of every action movie, ever. Sure, the gameplay seems to be perfectly functional. Okay, the staggering online statistics for MW2 matches played should, in theory, construct a monument to its greatness.

But I just don't get it. It seems too bland and dreary to be that magnitude of appealing. I'm not asking for an explanation of any kind, as it doesn't seem like something that requires one. You shoot dudes using all the top of the line "realistic" gear our world powers can provide. But scratch the shiny polish off of the premise, and there's little more than an impersonal metal frame holding the thing up.
...I'm just going to stick with Halo, thanks. At least it's got a compelling EU and some glow-y sci-fi bits to go along with it.

Definitely Dragon Age, I couldn't enjoy that game at all.

Also the Battlefield series, don't get me wrong I'm not saying these games are in any way bad, in fact I recognize them as great games, at least in the multiplayer aspect. However, I find it impossible to enjoy the Battlefield games, to me they feel devoid of any fun. Just my personal opinion, I don't believe they are as good as people claim them to be.

Mass Effect to me is super boring. Everyone seems to think that it is some sort of game made by God though. I just don't see it.

GTAIV: OMG it was like some GTA game with Sims in a boring way. Loved GTAIII and San Andreas, but this was really bad for me.
Bioshock: It's good, actually there are some pretty good moments, I just wasn't that mind blowned.
Gears of war: The game might be good, but not awesome.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution, it was fun for a little while but then I got bored and the main question it raised in my mind was "What's with this orange fetish? o.o" than anything else that it seemed to be getting from most people.

GTA: IV, that was fun for a even littler while and then just a montage of me driving on the side walk later to get a little crazy fun from the game even felt a chore when the car refused to stay planted to the ground for longer than 5 seconds! >.< I swear, every time I went over a speed bump I thought a the words "INSANE STUNT BONUS" where going to appear from the amount of flips I could do. o.o

Halo: 3, this game I finished and had fun with but it wasn't the greatest thing everyone was making it out to be, then again most people I know like to go online and yell at one another for a few hours before chilling out with a good swearing loudly match, so I never really went online, might have been missing out on why the game was so fun for most people but, eh, I had my fun in the single player. =3

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