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The most overrated game/series?

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Hey all

 

Just an idea for a fun thread.

 

We've had "Your most underrated game" but I thought the opposite could be an interesting place for discussion.

 

I'll start:

 

 

I have never enjoyed the Sonic games. And I mean the original, SEGA Genesis offerings that everyone seems to think were awesome and "oh, why can't SEGA just go back to making those again..."

 

The main problem for me is that Sonic goes too fast. "But that's the point" I hear you protest. Well, is it? Because whenever I've tried to play it, the level design has never seemed conducive to a "fast" game. There are lots of branching pathways and traps, which seem to promote a slower, more cautious approach. But when you try and go slow and treat it like a platformer, it feels clunky and awkward. Sonic is constantly chomping at the bit, trying to go faster, and accelerating to a full sprint after just a few seconds of holding the directions on the pad, which means that you have to keep stopping and starting again if you want to take the level slowly and explore for secrets.

 

Even the bits on which you can go fast are dull. All those loop-de-loops, etc, don't require your input beyond simply holding down the direction button. You aren't actually playing anything during these sections, you're simply travelling along a rail.

 

On a narrative level, it just doesn't seem to make sense. So Dr Robotnik's plan is to take over the world with animals trapped inside robots... ok, why exactly does he need the little animals? Do they control the robots? If so, why put a rabbit inside a fish robot? Wouldn't the little rabbit just make the fish robot look for carrots? So maybe the robot controls the rabbit... ok, but then why bother with the rabbit at all? Are they a fuel source?... but then why does the rabbit hop out all healthy and happy once you destroy the robot? I don't get it...

 

It seems to me that SEGA just wanted a character to go up against Mario in the great SNES vrs Genesis war. Sonic got picked, and that is why people remember him fondly, because they had a Genesis rather than a SNES and they naturally attached to their mascot.

 

And do I really need to go into the latest Sonic games to drive home my point?

 

 

OK, that's me done. What games or series do you think are overrated and why?

 

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The most overrated game for me is The Last of Us

 

How so?

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I'd say Call Of Duty, but that's just a boring answer. 

 

Half Life. I know it came out in the stone age, but I played HL2 around a year after it first released, and it was just awful, even today I don't understand all the love surrounding it, the most fun I had was throwing the can at the guard instead of putting it in the bin at the beginning. 

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For me, any Final Fantasy game, mainly because I don't like JRPG's

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Halo,

 

maybe it was using the giant Xbox controllers with my normal human sized hands in the 1st game that put me off.  Never really got dragged into the story or action.  For me every iteration felt very flat.

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How so?

 

I can't figure it out, but I don't like the game...

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For me, it has to be The Last of Us

 

The game is riddled with bad AI. During the DLC, I had Ellie hiding in a dark corner. A clicker was just around that corner. I was crouching completely still. And it spotted me somehow, despite there being a wall in between us. Wtf?

Also, during the main game, there's a tunnel you have to go through at the very end. I was crouching and going slowly past an infected, who turned around and destroyed me, despite the fact he was looking the other way and I was crouching and moving slowly.

 

Then there's the storyline, which was way, way too predictable in my opinion. 

Then there is the MP, where one mistake during a 100% risk mission will set you back to square one, which doesn't seem very fair to me.

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Minecraft. Bought the PS3 version and I think it's fun but it's just not that great of a game.

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Then there's the storyline, which was way, way too predictable in my opinion. 

Then there is the MP, where one mistake during a 100% risk mission will set you back to square one, which doesn't seem very fair to me.

 

I loved TLOU, but I understand if you didn't. But the storyline was predictable? You predicted that ending?? TLOU took some left turns with the story/characters, so I can't say I agree.

 

As for my choice, I'm currently playing through Spec-Ops: The Line. I've only heard great things about it, and I've had it in my backlog since it was free on PS+. The twist wasn't very mind-blowing IMO. And the gameplay was standard-fare military TPS. It was OK, definitely not the huge expectation that's been building up for me. The graphics definitely weren't anything special.

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Call of Duty would be an easy answer of course since they've been making the same game for last five years or so. Battlefield seems to have taken the same course after BF3. Anyhow I'd say Infamous. They get boring extremely quick since it's just repeating exactly the same kind of missions one after another.

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Assassin's Creed III

I felt the gameplay was slower and the story was all over the place. I didn't feel like an assassin until halfway through the game :(

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Battlefield 4 game (not series) - I find the game to be very boring after completing campaign and the multi. 

 

Call of Duty Black Ops 1, 2, and Call of Duty Ghosts (not full series) - No brainer

 

Killzone Shadow Fall game (not series) -  I was a huge fan on the PS3, but I don't know why. I can't get into the game neither the campaign

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Sly (series)played it back on PS2 and found it so boring, 

Cod and Battlefield series both very overrated apart from Bad Company which is actually good

Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts never got into JRPG'S and personally can't see why they so interesting

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There's a thread for this already. In fact, there was a thread already for most underrated game as well, but apparently nobody said anything or nobody listened.

 

Ooops! I did do a number of searches but didn't see that one. I must've f*cked up!

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The most overrated game for me is The Last of Us

 

^ THIS!!! It's a good game but good grief, I hear people call this "The Greatest Game of All Time". Its far from that imo. The story definately has depth but it plays like your standard survival horror/stealth game.

 

Series: All military shooters. Gosh, I get sick of seeing the yearly entries of these...

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Halo. Played 3 at friends an didn't like it

 

3 was the first Halo game I played, and I quite enjoyed it personally. I have to say that I did enjoy the MP on Halos 3 and Reach. I liked the way that the MP was fairly balanced, and everyone started on a level playing field, leading to skirmishes for the best weapons and control points on the maps. Far better than, e.g. CoD, where veteran players can dominate with the best weapons.

Killzone Shadow Fall game (not series) -  I was a huge fan on the PS3, but I don't know why. I can't get into the game neither the campaign

 

I agree. SF is my first foray into the Killzone series, and it didn't even grab me enough to complete the campaign. I might go back to it someday now that they've patched in some additional checkpoints, which might make it easier for me...

Assassin's Creed III

I felt the gameplay was slower and the story was all over the place. I didn't feel like an assassin until halfway through the game :(

 

Did anyone say that this was a good game though? I think most people agree that it's easily the worst in the series and I don't know if it's "overrated"...

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Mass Effect. Hear people say its one of the greater games of all time >:( Do I give a crap? Hell no!!

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If you ask me, it's Jak and Daxter.

 

The clunky controls, especially in the first one have aged badly, and it's only held in such high regard because of nostalgia and the fact Naughty Dog made it.

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Mass Effect. Hear people say its one of the greater games of all time > :( Do I give a crap? Hell no!!

 

This. I played the first game like 1-2 hours and then forgot it. Not my cup of tea.

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This. I played the first game like 1-2 hours and then forgot it. Not my cup of tea.

And who cares If u dont enjoy overrate games like mass effect or Battlefield . I rather play underrated but fun games
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