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Zelda_fan
02-16-06, 12:04 AM
Which big games for you, have lived up to the massive hype that has surrounded them. Thinking back on it, games like HL2 and Doom3, were fun don't get me wrong, but they just didn't live up the the massive hype that everyone expected. In all honesty, there are only a few games that have been over hyped and thinking back on it I can say "wow that was a damn good game." I can only say it for 2 games.

Zelda: Ocarina of Time - lived up to the hype in every possible way. This game is simply flawless. Even among the Zelda series, which is the most popular seires of all time, this game is clearly the best.

Super Mario World - the new mario for SNES had a lot of pressure to live up to considering Super Mario 3 was one of the greatest games of all time. And looking back, Super Mario World was probably the greatest 2-D Mario game concieved.

sirplayalot
02-16-06, 12:13 AM
Resident Evil 4. Best console game EVER hands down. :) (nana2)

Infinity666
02-16-06, 12:25 AM
Imo Halflife 2 lived up to it but then again I dont pay to much attention to the hype

CaptNKILL
02-16-06, 12:32 AM
Some will probably disagree with me here, but heres my short list...

Battlefield 1942
Battlefield 2
Morrowind
Half-Life 2
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
Knights of the Old Republic (1)

Other than that, any games from the past 5 years that I have played have either been overhyped and turned out "decent" or werent hyped at all and turned out great.

Lfctony
02-16-06, 01:04 AM
RE4, yep 'twas good. :)

brady
02-16-06, 01:07 AM
Half-Life
Half-Life 2
Resident Evil 1 (PS)
Resident Evil 4 (DC)
FarCry (I hope that doesn't shock any of you)
Halo

Capt. Picard
02-16-06, 01:24 AM
Tell me, who played Diablo 2?

jAkUp
02-16-06, 01:48 AM
Never played RE4, but I sure as hell loved the other ones. I am looking forward to the PC release in March.

For me:
CoR
FEAR
BF2
HL2
Swat 4
Raven-Shield
CS: Source
Splinter Cell CT
UT2004
Max Payne 2
Far Cry
FlatOut
Trackmania Sunrise

|MaguS|
02-16-06, 06:35 AM
All Metal Gear Solids.
Final Fantasy X
F.E.A.R.
Half-Life 2

Greg
02-16-06, 07:14 AM
Fallout
Operation Flashpoint
Knights of the old Republic
Jagged Alliance
Unreal Tournament 2004

All lived up to whatever hype I heard and more.

OWA
02-16-06, 07:26 AM
Doom 3 for me and yeah, I know I'm in the minority but it's still my favorite game.

CoR but it didn't really have a lot of hype and then it far exceeded the little hype it had.

Max Payne (1st one) - one of the few games I've actually completed

NFSU - all I played for a while.

Older games, it's harder to remember the hype surrounding them but games that ended up being better than I expeced even when I was holding the bar pretty high were Unreal (first one) and MechWarrior 2 (3dfx version).

hazindu
02-16-06, 07:40 AM
Super Mario bros 3
Super Mario World
Donkey Kong Country
Final Fantasy 4,5,6,7,9
Chrono Cross
Suikoden 3
Dragon Quest 8
WarCraft 2,3
Half-Life 2
Call of Duty
Super Mario 64
Legend of Zelda Links Awakening
Star Trek Voyager Elite Forces

Those are my favorite games that I remember being hyped. I assume not so hyped games aren't welcome in this thread reguardless of how good they were.

edit: ok, I guess FF 5 and Suikoden 3 really didn't get that much hype now that I think back on it.

|MaguS|
02-16-06, 07:43 AM
Final Fantasy 5 never released in the US untill the Playstation port so I dout it got much Hype.

Roliath
02-16-06, 09:26 AM
Resident Evil 4. Best console game EVER hands down. :) (nana2)
yup!

Also, FEAR and GoW

Riptide
02-16-06, 09:59 AM
Unreal :p

zoomy942
02-16-06, 10:14 AM
for me...

CoD 1
Swat 4
Guild Wars
Operation Flashpoint
Soul Calibur
Thief 1

and last but not least - super mario 3

|JuiceZ|
02-16-06, 10:29 AM
Imo Halflife 2 lived up to it but then again I dont pay to much attention to the hype

Agreed.

Add Unreal & UT99 to that list too. Also, the reason the CoR pc port was so good was because it wasn't hyped. Games are rarely ever able to live up to their hype..

SlamDunk
02-16-06, 11:43 AM
One game comes to mind.... Far Cry was hyped like no other with numerous screenshots, videos, demos etc. stuff and it was definitely worth all the hype it was given.

CaptNKILL
02-16-06, 12:12 PM
Oh, I forgot Quake 3.

Extremely hyped, and extremely good.

I still see that as a milestone in graphics. And the DM is sweet too :D

Riptide
02-16-06, 12:14 PM
One game comes to mind.... Far Cry was hyped like no other with numerous screenshots, videos, demos etc. stuff and it was definitely worth all the hype it was given.
I tend to agree with this. Though the story, to me, was so-so the graphics were well ahead of their time and continue to stand up well to this very day.

Nvidiot222
02-16-06, 12:30 PM
Pffff

Easy Easy to answer

STARCRAFT

|MaguS|
02-16-06, 12:36 PM
Oh, Forgot to add... Everquest! No game short of Chrono Trigger has hooked me like it did, 5+ years of my life thrown into that game... Hope Vanguards (when it goes live) can do the same...

TierMann
02-16-06, 12:57 PM
Doom3 (PC)
HL2 (PC)
FEAR (PC)
Mortal Kombat (one and two on Genesis)
Resident Evil 1 (PS1)
Resident Evil 2 (Dreamcast)

There are plenty more, or I probably wouldn't bother playing games, but those are the ones that came to mind.

grey_1
02-16-06, 01:18 PM
F.E.A.R.
Farcry
Doom3
Half-life
AVP2
Unreal
Honorable Mention - Cold Fear for pc

anticitizenzero
02-16-06, 03:53 PM
Live up to Hype: Half Life 2, Doom 3, Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy 10, Grand Turismo 2, Far Cry

Fell Sbort: Halo 2, F.E.A.R (at least the level design did),