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The most overrated game/series?

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On 12/11/2019 at 3:53 AM, Thinger95 said:

To be fair, I'll go with Witcher 3. It's a fuckin mess over clogged with systems. Yea, combat can be fun, but not when you need to dump 10+hrs to understand all of it. What about the UI? Wtf was that, I need a lecture to understand my inventory. It's the same mess of AC Origins/Odyssey with useless random items, but Ubisoft had better UI designers. I wanna finish TW3, but every time I open my inventory, I also wanna stab my eyes.

 

I honesty get why people think this is the game of the generation, but every time I've read "Let's Play Gwent", I thought "Finally something fun"

 

I have to agree with you for The Witcher 3 and for pretty much the same reasons. I've restarted the game at least 3 times to try to understand what is going on with all the magic etc. I've even forgotten and just cannot get my head around it all. It's a game I desperately wish I had bought as a physical copy so I could trade it in. Not too sure about the AC games you mention as I haven't played myself but what I have seen of Odyssey it looks like it could be fun.

 

A couple of others to chuck in there I'm not sure if this first is, and It's another I bought off the PS Store rather than physical; Fallout 4. I don't want to use that word boring, but frankly that's how it is.

 

The other is God of War (PS4 not the old ones). Throwing the axe and having it return whilst slicing through the enemies is about as fun and satisfying as it gets for me. 

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Call of Duty. All the newer games are too much a like.

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Is there really such thing as an overrated game/series?  To say a game is overrated, is to say there's a reason why the people who like it are wrong... which is silly.  They aren't wrong for liking what they like, or popular opinion is wrong because it's different than yours.

 

I mean, I don't like The Witcher 3 much at all.  I usually end up bailing at the same point every time I try.  As soon as the story starts diving a little too deep into the lore of the world, I realize I couldn't possibly care less about anything they're saying... the characters, the towns/regions, the politics... it's all really, really uninteresting to me.  But that doesn't mean the hype for the game is unwarranted, or that it's "overrated".  That's just my personal preference.

 

Even the Call of Duty's or whatever.  If people like them and play them, there's probably a reason for it.  Who are we to say their enthusiasm is incorrect.

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I guess Mario? I don't like the franchise that much and people seem to ADORE it and I never understood why. But they do. 

Maybe I'm missing something. 

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There are a few entries I was thinking of, which I find to be overrated. Meaning they don't deserve the huge amounts of credit they get.

 

Gone Home: Should have stayed home. Everybody acted like this game revolutionized storytelling in gaming. I thought it was an interesting game, but the payoff was weak. I was expecting something much more impactful. This was absolutely not worth the €20 it costs. And I'm very happy I experienced it for free with Plus. There are much better games out there which tackle philosophical and delicate themes much more effectively.

 

Fortnite: This shouldn't even need an introduction, or much explanation. Context matters, so let me preface this by saying that it is a good entry threshold for people who have never gamed before (including children). But it is not a great game at all, and it certainly does not deserve to be hailed as one of the best titles ever made, or to produce the ludicrous stream of cash that it does. It is mostly just a digital commercial platform nowadays to knock extra bucks out of kids. If you've never played games, play Fortnite. Get a grasp on some of the mechanics. Good. Then move on to better things, for the love of God.

 

Some of the other entries I see here, do baffle me. I can understand not everyone has the broad taste that I (or others) have. And I get why some people would find something overrated, thinking it's still good, but not mindblowing. But actively hating on some of the classics that I've seen being mentioned, just renders me speechless.

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My top 3 overrated series are

 

1) Halo

Generic shooter, no real character development and the gameplay is extremely repetitive after 15 minutes (point, shoot, repeat, no strategy or thinking required for different encounters). Add a non Halo skin and it could be one of hundreds of cookie cutter games. Play one game in the series and you've basically played them all.

 

2) All Sports series (NHL, NFL, FIFA, etc)

Obviously sports don't change, so gameplay will stay the same. That being said the only real differences every year seem to be the rosters and sometimes, graphics. Create a character story/Franchise modes are almost non existent, in terms of story or development and offer nothing to the player.

 

3) God of War

Another generic series that recycles the same boring combat, then copies re skinned but identical mechanics from other games, as the series ages. Relies on blood and guts for shock value, instead of developing unique storylines (revenge story, then a quasi passing of the torch sequel, not like it hasn't been done a million times over...) or innovative gameplay. 

 

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I just received Kingdom Hearts 3 during Black Friday, it's not as bad as the previous ones but the serie is really horrible. No difficulty, spamming X like an idiot, there was a crazy potential with all Disney stars but they just picked few random ones. Boring and tasteless. 100%ing KH1 on PS3 was a pain and yet i love JRPGs.

Shenmue is also crap, to me. I finished it on Dreamcast, then on Xbox 1, then the Remaster on PS4, it was always bad. The animation and controls are terrible and the story of the first 2 games are like the prologue of an Uncharted game. I recently got my hands on Shenmue 3, it's garbage. Still the same problems, still the same ugly graphics considering it's 2019 and still a poor story....

 

Couple of years ago, i would have said Resident Evil, since 4,5 and 6 are trash. But after 100%ing the Remaster of RE1, RE2 and RE7, it made up for the bad episodes.

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For me it'll be Final Fantasy 7. Don't get me wrong I'm a fan of the Final Fantasy series & understand that it was some peoples first game they played from the series but find that it's far to over rated, there are games in the series & other games in general that deserve better recognition.

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