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Submitted by Pozzle 823d ago | opinion piece

5 Good Games That Everyone Assumed Would Be Terrible

IGXpro writes:

We all do it: we see a game that’s by a company with a bad reputation, or that’s a sequel to something we didn’t like, and we assume it’s a piece of garbage. We mock it or ignore it, and never actually play it. Sometimes this is justified, but sometimes these assumptions cause us to miss out on a game that is actually genuinely good. (Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay, Deadly Premonition, God Hand, PC, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360)

Dark_Overlord  +   824d ago
Ah Deadly Premonition, a game so bad in many ways that it ends up being great :D
SilentNegotiator  +   823d ago
It's funny, but not a good "game". A good game has good gamePLAY.
pixelsword  +   822d ago
I tend to agree with you there, silent; it's like going to the movies and coming out raving about the popcorn.
Calvin_ISA  +   822d ago
I disagree. Values are values. It's an experience. You don't go to the movies and come out raving about the popcorn, but popcorn is PART of watching a movie. There's plenty of movies so bad they're good, but it doesn't take away their "movie" status. We've all seen the horror movies that end up being hilarious, it doesn't make them less horror, it just means the hilarity is the quality that made you enjoy the movie. I still have yet to buy Red Seeds Profile, but it's on my list because I think it'll be a fun GAME. :)
SilentNegotiator  +   822d ago
@Calvin

But there's a major difference between watching a "so bad" film and PLAYING through lengthy sequences with clunky controls. It's a one note comedy to have poor controls, and when they last several hours...you have a bad GAME.

"We've all seen the horror movies that end up being hilarious, it doesn't make them less horror, it just means the hilarity is the quality that made you enjoy the movie"
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The gap between poor quality horror that makes you laugh and 'intentionally' clunky game controls and crappy gameplay is MAAAAAAAAAASSIVE.
krisq  +   822d ago
The Room is a perfect example of terrible but good movie.
beerkeg  +   823d ago
I've yet to play Deadly Premonition. I tend to be a fan of films that are so bad they are good, so I may have to pick up a cheap copy just to see for myself.

I've watched a couple of gameplay vids and it does seem a bit nutty, but in a good way.
sinncross  +   822d ago
What ever happened to the directors cut that was announced for the PS3 for the West? Was expecting it to show up at E3... hopefully Gamescom.
DarkBlood  +   822d ago
you mean the enhanced edition coming to ps3 and 360 with updated controls and graphic touchup im guessing?

yeah i wonder that too
sinncross  +   822d ago
I am pretty sure it was only announced for PS3. Cant find any info on a 360 version of it though... either way, they must show it off now.
TheMutator  +   823d ago
damn i love Deadly Premonition!!!
SlapHappyJesus  +   822d ago
In a way, it's the Shenmue 3 that we will probably, sadly, never get.

All has to do with that specific sense of style that oozes throughout the entire game.

York, by the way, is a boss.
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Skateboard  +   823d ago
Good list.
MacDonagh  +   823d ago
Deadly Premonition is great.
Picnic  +   823d ago
Silent Hill : Downpour. Well, this is in my opinion as reviews have been mixed on it. What it does right for me is to concentrate on exploring and puzzles.
InTheLab  +   823d ago
Deadly Premonition is good if you ignore everything about it that makes it a videogame. I love how some think the developers intentionally crippled the game, instead of what really happened. They lucked up and made a broken game that became a cult classic.
Oh_Yeah  +   823d ago
i never assume a games gonna be bad until i see gameplay vids.
kazuma56  +   823d ago
I'll had Alpha protocol, Rise of nightmares, Enslaved and Infinite undiscovery
Mutant-Spud  +   823d ago
I thought Infinite Undiscovery was pretty terrible, Alpha Protocol had technical problems but was otherwise a solid game.
darkride66  +   823d ago
Loved Butcher Bay. One of my favourite games of last gen. But I don't share this guy's distaste for the movies. The last Riddick movie wasn't great movie but as pure, b movie goodness goes I can't get enough of it and have watched it dozens of times. Butcher Bay added to the mythos and was a great game to boot.
Azurite  +   822d ago
The estimated budget of $105,000,000 isn't a B(low budget) movie, don't know where he got the $120 mil figure.
But I do enjoy The Chronicles of Riddick movie.

Seeing as Michael Lacerna is very prejudiced the article makes sense.
kevnb  +   822d ago
most people cant stand god hand, its the perfect example of a niche game.
L30N4KU  +   822d ago
Everybody though that 50cent game was gonna suck...
birdykilla  +   822d ago
Deadly Premonition a truly **** up game. After the first 15 or so minutes of the game you get to explore the town in an open world type way. Gameplay is in third person and you shoot zombie like people. I loved the music and the atmosphere. One of the creepiest games I've played in my entire life.
DarkBlood  +   822d ago
this game is great, its just one of those odd type of games that i use to play back when i was young that had that "what the hell" moments
Psycho_PS3Truthh  +   822d ago
Early reviews about sleeping dogs as been good, and those reviews are from 2 playstation site and 2 regular site. Once 2 playtstation sites gave you 9 then you are a must buy in the world where I live. I cannot wait to see what IGN and gamespot score this already certify top dog game.

I only doubt the game because the characters slide all over the plac and it was not a PS3 exclusive HAHA
geth1gh  +   822d ago
What the hell? Hes talking smack on chronicles of riddick. That movie was great and a whole lot better than most of the generic shit that has been coming out the past 10 years or so. It also created a wonderful universe to base games in.
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EazyC  +   822d ago
Did any you guys play Crackdown? Such an awesome game, the fact many shunned it as a "bonus" to the Halo 3 beta code it came with (ironic, right?) made it even sweeter when I found this gem of a game...shame about no.2 though ;(
konnerbllb  +   822d ago
Yep. I thought I was buying a $60 beta with a free game. I ended up really liking crackdown.
KwietStorm  +   822d ago
lol Deadly Premonition IS terrible. The only reason you keep playing is because its so funny. Its like those movies that come on HBO at 3 in the morning.
Kratoscar2008  +   822d ago
tales of legendia, i loved that game.
SovereignSnaKe  +   822d ago
-I'm finding Binary Domain surprisingly enjoyable at the moment. Of course it did not get much hype, but despite the bitter reviews, it's actually very arcade-ish and the dialogue is hilarious!
Tuxedo_Mask  +   822d ago
Game reviews really shouldn't hold as much weight as they seem to. In comparison to film, which is a much older form of media, gaming is relatively new, so even though there is history to appreciate it's still nowhere near the level of film.

In other words, film has a long history to look at for comparison as to what makes a good film, while game reviews are, for the most part, entirely opinion based. This means that unless you have the exact same opinion as the game reviewer you're reading, which really isn't likely, then their opinion should really mean nothing to you.
birdykilla  +   822d ago
Deadly Premonition came out for $20 brand new and was well worth that price. If you can get past the PS2 graphics and generic gameplay plus the terrible driving parts of the game you get to enjoy a good story, great atmosphere, and excellent music. Minus a point for the graphics and another for the gameplay still easily 8 out of 10. I personally give it well over 9 out of 10 because it's one of those games that you'll never forget.

Also Crackdown was one of the first games I got on my 360 and I enjoyed every second of it, beat it completely even collected every single orb! Loads of freedom in that game.
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Kingnichendrix  +   822d ago
God damn I loved God Hand :L the silly special moves like the pimp slap :L
Chad Sexington  +   822d ago
Nah, Deadly Premonition is just plain terrible.

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