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Old 09-30-07, 01:22 AM   #61
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For me, Far Cry and CoD are extremely overrated.
Quite the opposite here. i think FarCry is one of the best games in PC gaming history. i might even consider it the best FPS game ever! (for its time) until another game takes over , possibly Crysis.
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Old 09-30-07, 02:00 AM   #62
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I don't know why people are mentioning HL2, in a way it started the physics trend, HL2 was amazing in its time with the physics engine.
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Old 09-30-07, 02:19 AM   #63
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Well, we'd always had physics in the form of ragdoll ie: UT2k3/4, but it was half life 2 that really started showing off what can be done with physics if properly incorporated.
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Old 09-30-07, 06:33 AM   #64
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Guess it depends on how you define overrated.

If we take great story/gameplay/graphics/environment/etc. but buggy code, the Gothic series would take the crown. They managed to waste system memory with all three, beside the problems with certain video cards for 1 & 2 and getting AA to work in 3.

In the get it because of the graphics category we have Doom 3, Far Cry, Fear, Lost Planet and others. Games you upgraded the system to play and felt disappointing in the end for various reasons.

Games that were too short, the most recent addition is WiC.
Games that left a bitter taste due to the copy protection and/or unlocking process (Securom and Steam). Boy, did I hate Steam when I got HL2 and you need only read the Bioshock threads for Securom issues.
Games you have a subjective opinion about. I personally never saw the appeal of WoW and Halo, but the large fan base disproves it.

You can throw in many more games that are overrated depending on different criteria.
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Old 09-30-07, 09:33 AM   #65
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huh? You didn't need to logon to steam to play HL2. If you closed your net connection, it would complain but then run the game.
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Old 09-30-07, 09:57 AM   #66
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Wow, a lot of Halo haters
I don't think that's accurate. There's a lot of criticism, sure, but most people aren't out and out hating on halo. There isn't that much hate at all, just confusion as to the noise it generates from the fans. Proportionally, that noise and excitement doesn't match up to the actual game.

Hence, "most overrated game". And it is.
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Old 09-30-07, 10:28 AM   #67
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Let me tell you something:

Most of you here are not gamers anymore. You play a game to see how it is, and not to enjoy it. You should work as reviewers - why not make a new reviewing site?

Please, overrated my behind, all of the games mentioned here are great. The only reason Halo 3 takes the cake is because, well, look at how much $ was spent into its publicity. Thats it, it may be a great game, I havent played it myself, but that kind of hype fits other realms (before anyway).

Stop making judgment on games, we have 'pro' reviewers for that.
Go back to being gamers...
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Old 09-30-07, 11:35 AM   #68
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What i want to know is what the beta testers think of crysis? does it live up to the hype is had over almost a year? ... i know its only the beta but what do the testers really think of it so far? ..... ive been viewing these forums for a long time and i have never see any game talked about as much as crysis! ..... does it live up to its name?
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Old 09-30-07, 11:36 AM   #69
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Let me tell you something:

Most of you here are not gamers anymore. You play a game to see how it is, and not to enjoy it. You should work as reviewers - why not make a new reviewing site?

Please, overrated my behind, all of the games mentioned here are great. The only reason Halo 3 takes the cake is because, well, look at how much $ was spent into its publicity. Thats it, it may be a great game, I havent played it myself, but that kind of hype fits other realms (before anyway).

Stop making judgment on games, we have 'pro' reviewers for that.
Go back to being gamers...
I agree with you.

By the way, Halo 3 is a very awesome game and it deserves all the hype. You should all play it before talking from your a**.

TRUE overrated games include:

- Doom 3 - obviously it didn't deserve the 95% from PC Gamer
- Supreme Commander - crappy zoom, graphics not as great as expected, and many other annoyances
- Vanguard - didn't live up to expectations


Some of you are saying Halo 2 and Halo 3 and FarCry and Guitar Hero and Half-Life 2. What is the matter with you people? None of you are any longer true gamers in my book.
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Old 09-30-07, 11:52 AM   #70
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Ok, rather than calling CoD and Far Cry overrated, I'll just say I thought they sucked.

God forbid anyone think I'm not a true gamer...
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Overrated Games

1) Halo series
2) World of Warcraft (Cartoon Hack and Slash multiplayer game)
3) Supreme Commander (Units look like Ants, AI sucks etc)
4) Bioshock (Nice graphics...but not so good gameplay and stupid story)
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Old 09-30-07, 12:09 PM   #72
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huh? You didn't need to logon to steam to play HL2. If you closed your net connection, it would complain but then run the game.
Doesn't it need to unlock the game after you first install it ? I admit, I haven't played it in more than a year but last time it was like that.
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