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Old 09-30-07, 06:36 PM   #85
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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.
Depends on how you look at it.

I don't think it deserves a 10, but then Bioshock is one of the highest rated games EVER and it was no more than a 7 or maybe a 8 in my book.

On the flip-side, games like Half Life 2 have multiplayer modes that add much more to the actual game itself. I doubt I have a more satisfactory frag than in HL2 deathmatch, by picking up a cabinet and using it to squish another player with the gravity gun. Pure bliss

I can't believe people are saying Far Cry is over-rated either, given that there was very little publicity about the game (that was when HL2 and D3 were ruling the roost in terms of rumours) and then BOOM, the demo came out. The demo drove the game purchases and I, for one, was very impressed. It was WAY better than Doom 3 when it came out.

A true, over-hyped game is simply one that a lot is promised and it fails to deliver due to a variety of short-cuts/lies/fabrication and what not i.e. Bioshock being open-ended and non-linear.
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Old 09-30-07, 08:14 PM   #86
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Matter of taste I guess.

Halo. What I expected and what it became left me scratching my head, giggling aliens.... although my son loved it to death.

Half Life 2. I loved the first one (pre-mods, original TFC was a major plus). This one just fell short for me. Wasn't awful, just didnt care for it. I did enjoy the anti-gravity gun or whatever it was called, and I found it odd so many did not enjoy Ravenholm, that was my favorite part of the game. Ep2 has really captured my interest tho.

Stalker. Couldnt do it, plain and simple. I tried, really, I did.

FarCry. I'm iffy on this one. I think the Nv/Ati war at the time is what hyped the crap out of this game. After I got over the "Wow look at this cool island!" stuff, I was totally taken out of the game by the "I'm gonna get you mofo!" crap. Felt pretty cheesy sometimes. Killed it.

I'm really not into bashing games, it really just comes down to a matter of preference, and I'm glad many got a spine tingling experience out of these games, because thats what it's all about.
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Old 09-30-07, 09:06 PM   #87
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I didn't want people to just bash games either. It does get annoying when "professional reviewers" seen to build up a lot of hype about certain games then a lot of folks, without thinking, jump on the bandwagon.

Someone may go and make an honest heart felt critique of one of these hyped games, or just say, "I didn't care for it." then they get dog piled by a litany of insults.

"How could you not like X! OMFG you're an idiot! Kill yourself!" etc, etc, ad nauseam.

Sometimes these same bandwagon folks will make their way into every thread about a new and unrelated game to declare how it sucks in comparison to whatever they have been convinced is the holy grail.

Rating any game a 10 of 10 is absurd to me because none of them are perfect.

Also games, like music, and movies boil down to personal taste.

I was curious to see who had lukewarm or even conflicting opinions about games the "professional reviewers" had dubbed "great".

Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 09-30-07, 09:09 PM   #88
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I didn't want people to just bash games either. It does get annoying when "professional reviewers" seen to build up a lot of hype about certain games then a lot of folks, without thinking, jump on the bandwagon.

Someone may go and make an honest heart felt critique of one of these hyped games, or just say, "I didn't care for it." then they get dog piled by a litany of insults.

"How could you not like X! OMFG you're an idiot! Kill yourself!" etc, etc, ad nauseam.

Sometimes these same bandwagon folks will make their way into every thread about a new and unrelated game to declare how it sucks in comparison to whatever they have been convinced is the holy grail.

Rating any game a 10 of 10 is absurd to me because none of them are perfect.

Also games, like music, and movies boil down to personal taste.

I was curious to see who had lukewarm or even conflicting opinions with games the "professional reviewers" had dubbed "great".
O/T, I know but...

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Old 09-30-07, 09:10 PM   #89
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Like I said earlier, I think all MMORPG games are severely over-rated, because I don't think any single one of them deserves more than a 1.

Though, the most atrociously over-rated games are FFVIII and Chrono Cross, both given insanely high scores by the same bumphuck at Gamespot.

http://www.gamespot.com/ps/rpg/final...y8/review.html
http://www.gamespot.com/ps/rpg/chronocross/review.html
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Old 09-30-07, 09:14 PM   #90
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O/T, I know but...

What happened to your 2900XT?
Say what? You got me confused with Xion?

I've never owned a HD 2900XT. Last XT I had was a X1900 XT.
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WTF is with everyone saying Half-Life 2 is overrated!? It's the best FPS ever made! I will admit Halo is overrated but it is still good now that I've played through it.
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Old 09-30-07, 09:29 PM   #92
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Daikatana and Duke Nukem Forever... highly overrated, one was a total s**t and the other one isn´t released... and never be released.
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Old 10-01-07, 11:21 AM   #93
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Another vote for Halo. IMO it seemed like another budget FPS title with mediocre graphics and nothing new in the gameplay department. The high review scores it got always made me laugh.
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  • Sims (All the Sims titles)
  • Crysis. I'm taking a guess here, but I expect it will not live up to expectations. I hope I am wrong though because I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 10-01-07, 01:34 PM   #95
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F.E.A.R and Stalker...

Games like nolf, SS, Thief 1&2, Tron, Undying, COR, AVP have jaded me...

Bioshock is a let down as well

Hoopla posted this link in another thread and it explains the problems alot of us have with more recent fps releases. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/arti...ation-BioShock
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F.E.A.R and Stalker...

Games like nolf, SS, Thief 1&2, Tron, Undying, COR, AVP have jaded me...

Bioshock is a let down as well

Hoopla posted this link in another thread and it explains the problems alot of us have with more recent fps releases. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/arti...ation-BioShock
LOL

That video was awesome.

As to BioShock- well, I liked the game... but... er, hmm... well- I just don't think I'll ever be able to finish it. For some reason I realy don't care to find out how the game ends- I'm already bored with it. Time to move on, NEXT!
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