Games you consider overrated

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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 liked it because it let me waste all my ammo tranquilizing homeless people and not get punished in the missions for not having any ammo.

Gears of War (First one was good, others that followed just got more boring. 3rd game was so predictable I swore I was a psychic)

Halo (Most of the series, except the first since that was genuinely original for the time.)

Bioshock (Rather play System shock, that way I'd have a challenge.)

Everything Call of Duty ('MURICA! FUCK YEAH!)

Mass Effect.

Its good but not great.

Garrus and Tali are overrated as well.

Battlefield 3.

People act like the multiplayer is constantly amazing and interesting, but when I play it, things go pretty much like this.

1.Spawn at side of map farthest from objective.
2.Walk for about 5 minutes to the objective.
3.Get killed as soon as you walk in the vicinity of objective.
4.Repeat.

But I guess it's the "true gamer's" choice, so everybody has to like it or else.

Matthew94:
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.

Thank goodness I didn't have to say this. Skyrim is the same 12X12 miles of J.R. Tolkiens backyard copy pasted AGAIN except for now there is snow.

Diablo 2. I found it boring as fuck. Matter of fact, I'm gonna go ahead and say that every "Diablo clone" I've played was boring as fuck.

Dragon Age : Origins. Stodgy, bland and impenetrable. Nothing that we haven't seen before with heaps of lore dropped on you that is neither original or engaging.

Deus Ex: HR. One dimensional characters, average gameplay and it seems to be a 3rd person shooter with chest high walls. Not to mention, you always seem to be chasing your next new ability, as in receive a quest that is easily completed with an ability that you need to level-up for. Perhaps it gets interesting when you can throw vending machines?

Psychonauts. Imaginitive I will give you, but the whole game seems dated and the voice acting in parts made we want to poke my eardrums out with a knitting needle. Smacks of the auteur, which I will admit, is not necessarily a bad thing. You can never truly understand another person's art. But, the whole thing is decidedly average in my eyes.

CoD games, I love playing CoD and probably always will, but it's never going to be the Shangri-La of online gaming, so just enjoy it for what it is.

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 .

I think it's good because I had fun playing it, isn't that what really matters.
OT: I'm gonna go with every CoD game since MW.
Not that I don't enjoy occasionally playing the games but a large chunk of the community makes a huge unneeded deal over a copy pasta game.

Skyrim is another one. I enjoy the game, and it's better than Oblivion but it wasn't as good as everyone said it would be.

Bioshock II: Do I really have to explain this one?

Half life 2: Episode 3: Yes, I'm aware it hasn't been released, but I'm sick of hearing about it. If Valve doesn't want to make it, they aren't gonna make it, stop talking about it already!

Well I know this is going to be a shocker but I think the Uncharted series is an overrated piece of crap. Nathan Drake is just a copy/pasted flawed action hero. His girlfriend is the same. The only interesting characters are.....well everyone else. Don't get me wrong, it's not BAD just not GOOD.

Dangit2019:
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You would hate Arma 2 even more then. The other day I played a map that starts you off on a ship.

1. Get your stuff, get in chopper

2. Wait for everyone else to finish mucking around in getting their favorite weapons and get in chopper

3. Silently flail at the screen when the pilot turns back around when 1 idiot decided to ignore the warning that the chopper was taking off soon, and now we have to go back and get him

4. Objective is 6000 meters away

5. Pilot was a moron, decided to fly directly to objective and ignore the safe landing zone designated on map. Anti Air takes out chopper... Half of team dead.

6. That guy who wasted our time because he was to slow to get on chopper? Yeah he dies immediately.

7. Not enough gunpower to secure area... No one packed AT to take care of armored vehicles. 20 minutes of cease fire while people keep showing up with sniper rifles and wondering why they die immediately, until...

8. One of us finally decides to call for an evac to get said AT weaponry... wait for chopper.

9. Pilot forgets about AA... you all die.

Fun game! Just definitely not PUB friendly...

Anywho... Overrated games? Just about any hyped game this day is overrated to some degree. Anything Modern Warfare has to take the cake though. I actually find it offending these days to have some one ask me if I want to play.

I almost want to add Planescape to this list, but I won't, simply because I feel that I need to give that a second chance, and that I just didn't understand it at first.

((Saying something is overrated simply because you do not understand it does not count.))

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

Want perfect multiplayer? Go play Starcraft.

i like how you dismiss Halo's multiplayer and then suggest Starcraft 2 has better multiplayer, even though they are not even close to being similar...

on a completely unrelated note, i dont understand why people like apples so much. now, oranges, those are delicious.

all retro games the escapist community makes them out to be amazing and better than todays games and perfect in every way and they are shit as a younger gamer used to higher standard games (my first console was a PS2) retro games are terrible and many times worse than games of today

hmm its quite a list but my tops would be: Moderwarfare adn alll shooters similar to them (ex battlefeild etc)Final Fantasy as a whole, Halo, GTA, Gears to an extent, MGS and i think i'll end the list there.

Edit: forgot one that fail rip off of Tomb Raider known as Uncharted

Kahunaburger:
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 :)

So the 4th and 5th... wouldn't it be easier to type that instead since morrowwind?

ummm i would throw down ff7, but someone else already has that.

Although i'm super confused by F-Zero G/X from the OP. That game was amazing... nail destroying annoying at times, but amazing.

If i had to choose, i'd have to pick wow. Mainly because i don't often pick up new games and when i do i play through them so damn often that i don't mind the nitpicks.

But yeah WoW, i've been playing [off and on] since Beta and I'm pretty sure i'm officially quitting. Kinda wish i threw all my gold to my gbank but oh well. It's extremely underwhelming once you've killed all the game's end boss. Short of Vanilla, because Kel'thuzad was a sumbitch. Once you hit 60, 70, 80, 85 [and soon 90?] There wasn't really much to do. I mean yeah Heroics. SWEET the exact same thing i was doing while leveling... just with more life? k..... Raids? Well you gotta do all them heroics and grind to get that gear. While i am describing ALL mmo's, wow is clearly the most relevant at the moment [i personally hope Star Wars blows it out of the water, but that's a long ways away]

Dangit2019:
Battlefield 3.

People act like the multiplayer is constantly amazing and interesting, but when I play it, things go pretty much like this.

1.Spawn at side of map farthest from objective.
2.Walk for about 5 minutes to the objective.
3.Get killed as soon as you walk in the vicinity of objective.
4.Repeat.

But I guess it's the "true gamer's" choice, so everybody has to like it or else.

people who say all they do in bf3 is spawn miles away from the objective and get killed repeatably are playing it badly wrong, its like playing mario without using the jump button and saying this is terrible i always fall down pits!
how you play is you get some friends together in a team kick back have fun banter with each over and use teamwork to take the objective (most importantly spawn on each over) and hopefully the other team will also be full of decent players and you can have a tough hard fought battle
or you get against the team that spawns at their base on offense take 5 minutes to reach you and walk cluelessly up to the objective to get shot like a duck at a target range, this repeats for ages and makes a boring game for everyone
by all means hate it for flaws in the game (like being snipe friendly, camp friendly and slow paced) but dont hate it because you suck at it

Every game ever made ever. There are more video game fanboys than there are for any other thing. It's actually much harder to find an "underrated" game because everyone loves everything.

Anything BioWare made starting from Mass effect 1 up till now. Almost everyone here, and every BioDrone heralds these games as the best storytelling ever, but they're just pretty average and predictable if you're a trope savvy person like myself. Not to mention DA:O is not really trying that hard to hide the fact that they're basically trying to copy LotR.

And if the story argument doesn't work through you, then they explain that they have the best characters instead. Which for me, is kind of average-bad as well, I mean, I don't go to WRPGs for characters, JRPGs create better characters for me since they don't try to imitate gritty boring reality. The characters from JRPGs know they're in a fantasy land and they try to stand out, unlike the characters in DA or even Mass Effect where they have their own boring class and they never even try to stay away or even avert the tropes of their class.

Also Skyrim, its just good even though it's my GoTY, and that's because of mods, and without mods, I would've uninstalled it already.

Id have to say the uncharted series is overated. I mean they're solid games and definitely worth about a 7 or an 8 but i really dont understand them all having perfect 10s. Yes they are very pretty and the gameplay is ok and at times you feel like ur playing an indiana jones movie. But then I finish them in 2 days and get bored and can't be bothered continually playing as the unlikable drake retard.

Misterian:
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.

Why exactly is it the worst game you've ever played? And most of all, what issues are even in it? I don't get it o.o I've played it, I don't see any problems. Mind explaining for someone like me who is confused bout this? XD

On Topic: Skyrim (though it was great fun when I played it), any CoD game (all of them from 4 and above), Gears of War, God of War, GTA, Halo, Uncharted (series) Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy (maybe in general, but it's mostly 7 and 13/13-2), Bioshock, possibly Half-Life, Resident Evil (anything after 4), Super Mario Bros (after Sunshine), Zelda (after Majora's Mask), Metroid (after Prime).

Sweet zombie Jesus, that's quite the list o.o But hey, I call overrated on most games these days (cause that's what they are. Overrated)

The original Deus Ex, it is a great game probably one of the better games ever made, but I don't think it's the best game ever as many people say. But, that's just because how massive the expectations were.

Just about any given call of duty, or battlefield game, ever. Halo was also pretty bad.

Bioshock. It was a (lacking) spiritual sucessor to system shock. The gunplay was awful (there was no reason to ever use guns over plasmids), which translated to boring fights.

Mass Effect. It's just not for me, probably good but just not my thing.

Skyrim. Seriously, this level of buggy is acceptable? The game has maybe a quarter of the depth of Morrowind (I can't recall a single game breaking bug in either Morrowind or Oblivion), somehow manages to have worse combat than previous elder scrolls games, a broken magic system, shitty skill trees (perks can be a good idea but it was executed poorly, especially for magic users) and a reasonably un-engaging story (admittedly better than that of Oblivion). Yeah it was OK, but it sure as hell wasn't worthy of all the praise it got. They need to stop trying to make these hardline RPGs accessable to the general public or give up trying to make games like this, because you simply cannot have a game of this scope that appeals to everyone.

I kinda want to say every big game ever.

But ones for me would be.

Mass Effect - Tried the demo recently, couldn't finish it. It is probably because I haven't played the others, but the demo has a chance to get me into it a bit but it failed.

Dark Souls - It's my 2011 GOTY, but people saying it's super hard and stuff? Really? No, it's not. I know every person has a different play experience with every game, some people find things easy that others would find hard and such, but while I did think Dark Souls was hard, it wasn't the "This game will make you so angry you'll break a controller" hard like most people say it is.

Skyrim - It would have been my GOTY, but it got over taken by Dark Souls. It just didn't cut it for me. I preferred Oblivion over it. It's not a god send of a game.

I'll probably edit this when I can think of more.

The entire Halo series. Yeah I know, I'm either going to get flak for it or have everyone saying its an easy target. Still I've always been completely underwhelmed when playing it. The only times it piqued my interest was when I was playing Arbiter in Halo 2, at all other times I didn't really understand what was going on other than "Aliens shoot them" and "Zombies shoot them." Oh, and "Halo goes boom, everyone dies." Shooting was boring, I would only use the chopper because the AI was endlessly dumb, and it really was just ok, not great.

But the biggest criticism lies in the story. Not in the story itself, but how it was structured. Let's be honest, the entire trilogy could've been done in a single game. There was enough story for one game. The practice of only telling a third of an entire story just because you want to sell more games is awful. Halo 1: aliens and zombies! woo! Halo 2: there's a thing in a place, oh well. Halo 3: SHOCKING ENDING Chief's still alive.

And just because I'm rambling, two more points. Firstly if Bungie decided to end that particular franchise, I really think it's in bad taste to just hand it off to another studio just so you can make more money. Create something original instead of humping the Halo dead horse. Lastly they actually released the first Halo just with better graphics as an entire game. The only new feature added to this? The ability to switch the graphics between chunky edges and bloom-o-death. Bad bad bad bad.

From my experiences, everything Bioware and Bethesda does.

Oblivion for example. NPCs don't talk any differently to you, often, right after you've STOLEN something. It's also difficult to avoid accidentally taking something. Jumping is horrible. And some of the worst face designs in the entire video game industry. Not to mention the same voice actors doing the very same very bland and annoying voice for the entire game in at least the English version. I absolutely hate the English voices(I haven't tried the other ones). Come on, you could hire more than at least 6 random deep voiced voice actors. Oh, did I mention the magic system isn't good? The list of moves to learn and acquire isn't horrible. But the GUI for it is. If you want to go all out and use every one of your moves to your advantage in a battle, good luck. In fact, the combat in general, is just bland hack and slash. In Tales of the Abyss, you may not have as large of a free roam area as Oblivion, but at least you have an amazing battle system with the challenge of trying to get good at combos. There's "so many things to do"? There's a decent amount, but most of it is getting from place to place(if you don't use quick-travel or whatever). The major saving grace of this game is that it's big and the landscapes are pretty. But it's not that big, and if you want a pretty, atmospheric "game", you can play Dear Esther.

I may be a pretty big weeaboo who likes my anime games(tough luck if you don't like anime, most games are Japanese, even if the Japanese industry is on the decline), but these are some pretty legitimate complaints.

I'm not saying that Oblivion is this bad game or anything. It can be fun for what it is. But treating it like it's the most amazing game ever, like many people do. Yeah, no. And after an experience like that, there's no way I'm paying even close to over $30 for Skyrim.

GTA IV is a good game, don't get me wrong I did enjoy it. But the critical reception that it received wasn't deserved, the story missions got repetitive, running over people just wasn't fun and the colour palette was too brown...and the stupid phone, every fucking 10 minutes I'd have to babysit my cousin at a bar.

BioShock, very strong story, not so strong gun play. It kept me enthralled and I did finish it, but the gun play could have been so much more.

That'll probably have to be GTA IV for me. I had so much fun with San Andreas, and GTA IV took a lot of what was fun about it and ruined it by trying to put realism into it. Thankfully, Saints Row 2 was there to answer the call for a super sandbox blow-shit-up spree. :-D

Psychonauts.

I'm not saying i hated the game, i didn't. It had a lot of charm which is why i think critics liked it so much, but it was kind of boring at times and at others it was frustrating. the levels while all diffrent and cool to look at, often were kinda clutered and it was often hard to figure out where you were suppose to go or what you needed to do. I remeber spending a lot of time in certain areas just trying to figure out how to advance. and the number of hard to see collectables in the game had to have been the idea of a sadist.

I do like Psychonauts original desgin and characters and would give Psychonauts 2 a chance (if it gets made) but i was one of the apparent few that took the advice of the critics and ran out and bought the game when it first came out and while i normally love platformers this one just didn't rock my world like the critics said it would.

For me the biggest letdown I ever got from an overhyped game was Star Ocean: 'Till the End of Time on the PS2. It started out interesting enough, but as the game went on the plot went doolally, combat got more and more cheap and annoying with enemies LOADED with cheap-shot attacks that could wipe out half your party in one shot and the ally AI's unforgiveable retardation just became too much to bear. Eventually I just lost interest and stopped playing (in the Sphere Company level).

Also, Grand Theft Auto III. For some reason, some people seem to consider this classic the "best" of the 3 GTA games on the PS2, but I could never get into it; I spent FAR more time on Vice City and San Andreas. I just couldn't stay interested in the game because of the silent, personality-deficient player character, it made me feel like I had no objective or drive to do anything. The move to 3D wasn't the best thing that ever happened to the GTA series, Tommy Vercetti was.

Misterian:
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.

I'm sorry, what? I'm afraid I haven't read any of your previous posts, so could you give me a brief potted summary of what makes you deem this "the worst game [you've] ever played"? I mean, I don't like it as much as I liked F-Zero X on the N64, but I still think it was pretty damn good and even if it's not your particular thing and you struggle with the (admittedly somewhat sloppy) controls. I'm just... curious as to how you could hate it this much.

well all modern trip a hyped up franchises are overrated to me but i think the two most obnoxious ones of recent times are

deus x HR and portal 2

DX was at best average and portal 2 well i remember when a portal game had puzzles in it lets leave it at that.

Skyrim. For the love of god, it's getting to a point now where I don't want to be heard complaining about it so I can avoid all the pointing fingers and cries of 'Hipster, hating cuz it's popular!'.
I don't hate Skyrim, I still play it freqently. But what it gained in terms of looks and gameplay it seems to have lost a few key components in the RPG department.

The leveling system is dull. Three playthroughs and I've touched on most of the useful skills, but leveling skills I don't want to use accidentally is a frequent occurance. Everytime I come across a skill book I'm having to alt-tab to the UESP to find out what the book does, I don't have the option to just pick it up like in Oblivion. Character creation and race selection is become rather trivial. It's pretty much become about which greater power I'd like rather than what character am I planning and what race can excel at t best. They all feel the same, again apart from the greater powers.

Like I said, not to say I don't like Skyrim. I've poured almost 200 hours in now and still chugging thanks to mods. It's just been simplified so much I feel myself longing for Oblivion's (kinda-ish) complexity. Also I'll put Mass Effect 2 on the end of here, loved the first one, couldn't get into the second at all.

xSKULLY:
all retro games the escapist community makes them out to be amazing and better than todays games and perfect in every way and they are shit as a younger gamer used to higher standard games (my first console was a PS2) retro games are terrible and many times worse than games of today

Yea, I think its called like The Golden Age Syndrome or something. Could prolly find it on tv tropes. Basically people like the pure innocent bullshit memories from when they were a stupid kid and couldn't remember any of it anyways. Some games were good FOR THEIR GENERATION, but saying Orcarina of Time is better than.....well just about any award winning game nowadays is a hilarious joke.

As for mine. I would say....Catherine was pretty up there in the pretentious/high class artsy/douche/overrated games of this generation. Because it has themes involving sex its automatically immune from any criticism just because it discussed something most games don't? Give me a fucking break people. Even if they did it right, which they didn't, its just a game about a spineless fuck cheating on his girlfriend all because.........his arms go limp and he cant help himself get raped all because a little girl half his age acts all cutesy? Japan is sexually immature. That much is obvious, but man that game is just....bad.

I really don't consider a lot of games to be overrated, mostly because I myself never played yet or because I can see why somebody enjoys the game. Overrated as a term really doesn't have meaning to me. In addition, I find threads like these as nothing more as a front to incite flame wars.

xSKULLY:
all retro games the escapist community makes them out to be amazing and better than todays games and perfect in every way and they are shit as a younger gamer used to higher standard games (my first console was a PS2) retro games are terrible and many times worse than games of today

Shouldn't you be playing some shitty modern FPS and yelling in the mic at some other 12 year old right now ? Or taking an arrow to the balls in Skyrim maybe ?

daveman247:

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 :/

Yathzee made an article about it when he was telling the fans that he WONT review RTS games, mostly because he prefers the mainly way of playing, AKA FPS.

But when i saw that i was thinking:
"Dude, just review/play Dungeon Keeper 1, it has both things and it was made by your Arch Nemesis Peter Molineux. Who, i remind you, is responsible for making Fable and therefore being the second review that YOU ever did. Seeing a part of your time exploring in what game did he lost his mind and started to take loony pills would be an interesting topic to see"

Is there any reason that i am not aware that he isnt going to take his time to examine the games that marked the "Golden Age of Gaming" ?? I am sure that at least he will review the Syndicate FPS Remake since it was ALSO made by Peter in the Bullfrog era

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