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Overrated Video Games: Your Opinions

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What game(s) have you played, that you felt got really good reviews or quite a bit of hype, but when you played it, it turned out to be boring, underimpressive, or just suck?




I've been listening to the Zelda: Twilight Princess OST (one of my favorite games) and it got me thinking. I bought a ps2slim two years ago, and since then had been looking around for good games and such when I came across a game called Shadow of the Colossus.

In reviews of this game that I read/watched, about every one I can remember said it was awesome, epic, and "kind of like Zelda with just boss battles and no item collection." Well, I bought the game from GameStop at some point and though it didn't suck exactly, I just wasn't all that impressed. Sure, there are no load times, the scenery is pretty and the colossi are fricken huge, but that's about all there is to it. At some point in the game, I stopped killing them for a while and just wandered around trying random things like standing on the horse's back and jumping into the air to grab on to a bird (which serves no purpose) just to make the game longer.

Maybe I'm underimpressed because I played Shadow of the Colossus after Twilight Princess came out (which I mention because people compare the two) when it actually was released a year before, and so I felt the graphics in Zelda were better anyway and didn't see the point in all the hype. Not to mention I was bored with Colossus's storyline, or lack thereof.

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  • It is ironic that you mention Twilight Princess, because that is totally it for me... I beat the water temple & just said screw it.

    Now on a personal level & not media buzz kinda thing, I would have to say Sonic 06 (The worst game ever made in my opinion). I was quite naively expecting it to be Sonic Adventure 3. I mean the team thing from Sonic Heroes (which I hated) was gone, it had an overworld which you could explore between stages (much Like SA1 *my favorite Sonic game* had), There were single character stories (once again similar to SA1) instead of the good or evil paths (the style in which SA2 used... I love the game itself, but the way the story was handled always annoyed me), the graphics were great (for the time)... I mean what could go wrong? Well besides the terrible control, camera & level design absolutely nothing.

  • @Ray-The-Sun said: There was an 8? I just believed it skipped from VII to IX instantly and there CERTAINLY couldn't have been a terrible game where the main character is a wussy emo who used an impossible weapon, and it CERTAINLY wouldn't have been riddled with plot holes, and the main character CERTAINLY wouldn't have died and then become a live again in a totally different location with no mention of it afterwards. I mean, a game like that would be AWFUL :rolleyes:

    Super Paper Mario indefinitely. The game is ok, but it's not, by any standards, a zany RPG with a host of weird characters who all have bright and colourful sprites (this a key thing- all of the new characters in SPM are made with nothing but basic shapes)

    In-DEED.

    But still I think the idea of the gunblade is pretty great and it would be nice to see if it was used correctly. You know, like in a sitcom or something.

  • @Ray-The-Sun said: There was an 8? I just believed it skipped from VII to IX instantly and there CERTAINLY couldn't have been a terrible game where the main character is a wussy emo who used an impossible weapon, and it CERTAINLY wouldn't have been riddled with plot holes, and the main character CERTAINLY wouldn't have died and then become a live again in a totally different location with no mention of it afterwards. I mean, a game like that would be AWFUL

    FFVIII destroys VII any day of the week. I would say it is the 4th best in the series, behind VI, IV & IX.

  • Shadow of the Colossus =/= Zelda.

    Different games, so when you say it's overrated in your opinion I say you are completely wrong and played it the wrong way.
    And I also say reviewers and reviews are laughable matters.

    Also, of course, SotC is far more innovative and ground breaking to videogames than Twilight Princess - which anyway has still some of the best dungeons in the series.

  • @roberttitus said: FFVIII destroys VII any day of the week. I would say it is the 4th best in the series, behind VI, IV & IX.

    I would like to have an argument about that but it'll be pointless since personal taste is an involving aspect so I'll just say this;

    :(

  • I didn't mind FF8 all that much. Of course, having a PocketStation with which to basically disregard the Junction System probably helped.

  • @Ray-The-Sun said: And what overrated games list is complete without the Call of Duty series?

    I'm gonna be the forum meathead and stick up for CoD for the sake of Devils Advocate. If anything i'd say there's a big ol' backlash against the franchise. It sells well because people like it, and for ages it was the media darling, but now everyone's bitching about it (whilst still playing it, the Stimulus DLC sold like crazy on Xbox Live)

    My point, outside of personal opinion when you've got those sales numbers and player numbers that Infinity Ward have then it's probably not that overrated.

    Though I understand the many many valid reasons why people don't like the franchise, ye just have to swuitch off and have fun at the end of the day to enjoy it I think.

    I think a lot of indie games aren't exactly overrated, but I think opinion tends to be a lot more lenient on them than big studios. Wether this is good or bad is a whole different kettle of fish

  • The Force Unleashed. C'mon, is not THAT good. It's entertaining, but after the first three levels I got bored because it was so incredible repetitive: Kill everyone, first boss, kill everyone again, second boss, kill everything you see and final boss.

  • Oh god, Shadow of the Colossus was SO GOOD. And Ico. Seriously, I can't wait for Trico. SERIOUSLY.

  • @Trenchfoot said: The Force Unleashed. C'mon, is not THAT good. It's entertaining, but after the first three levels I got bored because it was so incredible repetitive: Kill everyone, first boss, kill everyone again, second boss, kill everything you see and final boss.

    Hey, its just like an FPS!

    For me I have to say most modern FPS like Gears of War or Modern Warfare, as well as the entire GTA series. It's boring. Drive around, do some stuff you don't care about, blow some stuff up, shoot people, meh. Boring. I had more fun playing Simpsons Hit and Run than I did playing GTA 4. Oh, and Super Mario RPG. While it's great, don't get me wrong, plenty of better Mario RPGs have come down the pike by now and it's hardly still the greatest among them.

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