"What do they know?" - Games The Critics Got Wrong

Since the majority of gamers are on a budget, games that don't receive at least and 7/10 are often completely overlooked by the consumer. And while generally early critical appraisals are useful tools that discerning gamers can use in helping them spend their gaming dollar wisely, on occasion groupthink takes over and gamers everywhere automatically dismiss titles site-unseen. How many times have you heard someone blast a game they've never played themselves, basing their 'opinion' solely on an unfavorable review or two?

We here at The Exploding Barrel feel that the following games represent diamonds in the rough. (Well, maybe diamonds is too strong a word, but semi-precious stones in the rough just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?) Even though these games were given the shaft by the gaming press, they still have enough redeeming qualities to warrant your consideration. What's more, many games that were reviewed poorly received drastic price cuts early in their life cycle, making them low-risk buys later down the road. Are these games perfect? No, but perfection is an unattainable circle-jerk anyhow. So join us as we explore some critical flops that just might be worth a second look.

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Silellak3717d ago (Edited 3717d ago )

No, these games are actually pretty crappy.

They didn't even TRY to look for games that got bad reviews but didn't suck. They're out there, but these three AREN'T them.

I mean, Shadowrun? Seriously? Why would you buy that? So you can play it with the other 7 people who own a copy and still actually play online?

gamesR4fun3717d ago

I agree with LAIR it is a great game if you can handle your six axis.

gamesblow3717d ago

I absolutely love Lair and have since it came out. I never buy the medias bull spit. EVER! I've never 1 time listened to a reviewer and said "That's it... I'm buying it" or "That's it.. I'm not buying it"

Of course, I'm a position I get most of my games for free... but still. Same principal applied if I didn't.

Lair is an incredible game and this is coming from someone who hates any and most all things motion controlled. "The wii" for instance. Lair was a flawless example of how to use the Ps3's sixaxis and that's that.

mariusmal3717d ago (Edited 3717d ago )

if i took notice of the assassins creed reviews i wouldn't bought it. but i bought it and loved every second, even the things that they bashed around.

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