2013 was pretty bad all around in terms of not only video games, but also TV and movies. Still, critical overhype this year seems to have gotten worse than ever before.
uh oh you said TLOU was overrated here come the comments. No one can have any criticism about the "greatest game ever"!
I liked the last of us but did it remind anyone of manhunt? Can't stop thinking of it. When playing
@Omnipotent You probably only looked at the picture before commenting, or else you would have read that, not only the TLOU "opinion" about why it is overrated is weak, but they also shoot at high profile games like Biosock, GTA, even the PS4 and Xbox One
*look at the article thumbnail* WTF? No *Close the tab*
abzdine, did the same. It's not about criticism, is about pure stupidity for fishing hits.
The author admits to being a Nintendo fanboy giving his "opinions" about games that are not on the Wii U and his opinion on the PS4 and XBOX ONE hardware. Sorry but it's my "opinion" that if you admit you are a fanboy you should not be writing articles at all. It comes off as you trying to validate yourself as not having an agenda before going on to your opinions. Why would you come out and say that if you are 100% secure in the belief you can give an opinion without bias and than go on to admit your a fanboy? That just makes me SMH I also love how this site makes sure to let it be known that this is an opinion piece from the community and it does not reflect the opinion of this sites staff. "This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff." Why would you publish a piece that your staff might not agree with? Disclaimers like that simply are a waste of time because any article published on your site directly reflects on you.
@xHeavYx I read the article and I agree with the point it makes about the gameplay being.. boring. I'm not saying the article was great. I'm saying that you can't have a negative opinion about TLOU without being threatened by an angry mob.
A self-proclaimed nintendo fanboy says a bunch of non-nintendo games are overrated? Story Quality? WTF Like this Website? NO How ridiculous. "2013 wasn't a good year for games", yeah if all you had was a Wii-U. It only had 2 good games for the whole year.
This was the worst article I've read in weeks.
Ok what games should I include in my most overrated list in order to get the most hits and subsequent fanboy nuclear meltdown? How about the most famous and highly acclaimed ones? Yep that ought to do it!
"Why would you publish a piece that your staff might not agree with?" That's kind of the point. GamesBeat is formally Bitmob.com, which was (co-?)founded by Dan Hsu. I don't think I have to tell you who Dan Hsu is, but one of the main reasons the site exists is to offer a place for the gaming community to express their opinions in journalistic fashion, whether the staff agrees with it or not. That disclaimer is given to all community opinion pieces.
Well, it's just an opinion, obviously. But it's hard to argue that the CoD series is vastly overrated for its actual content and is no longer groundbreaking as it once was. The Last of Us, however, it meshed video game and movie qualities even closer and delivered a truly amazing experience for the aging PS3. I consider it an insult to the game to call it overrated.
Right, not a chance that they are looking for hits, right?
You can't make a game that will make everyone happy. those who don't like it will always say the game is overrated. But where TLOU is involved, there is a large number of people who liked it and those who didn't at lest saw good aspects of it.
http://gearnuke.com/the-las... Clearly many people think TLoU is at least one of the greatest games ever, so anyone who says otherwise should expect many disagrees. Your comment just shows you can't handle differing opinions without suspecting some kind of fanboy agenda, which is the sad state of gaming these days.
TLOU is a great game for the story and atmosphere. Naughty Dog perfected those two points in the game. Tugging with emotions like that would be very difficult to create and I commend them for that. That being said, it felt like gameplay was an afterthought. Even worse, the fanbase is awful. No one can have a negative opinion of the game. For example, Gamespot's GOTY video where they picked a Zelda game. TLOU fanbase acted like someone killed their puppy because it wasn't their favorite game. Every game/console/anything video game related is going to have arrogant fans, but TLOU has the worst ones I've seen in a long time. Like I said though, I enjoyed the game. I just think the main point of a game should be its gameplay and I felt like the sections where you're actually playing were the worst parts of the game.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but others are entitled to tell them how stupid that opinion is. That's sort of the purpose of a forum, you schmuck.
You either haven't read the article or played the game... Probably both, but you're the first to spew BS
this is what I'm saying. TLOU fans can't take criticism for the game! You just quickly accuse saying "you either didn't read the article or you didn't play the game" which both are untrue. I don't think the article is well written. I even said it was a fairly good game (only complaint is the gameplay). I just think the fans are completely awful and your comment is a great example.
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! The Last of Us is the MOST OVERRATED boring ass game with weak A.I. and limited on screen enemies that I have every played that was hyped up to DEATH as the greatest game ever.. YES it has great graphics because NOT much else is going on in this linear Stealth Kill fest of a game. A.I. so WEAK that I stealth killed 100 enemies in a row with EASE! Sure Sony fanboys will RAGE but after playing TLOU I found myself wondering did SOny fanboys actually play this simple repetitive game or did they just watch the cut scenes and go crazy over the graphics? FarCry3 offered way more variable gameplay, better A.I. and just as good a story as TLOU.
says weak "AI" then mentions far cry 3 :/ peace out bro
Right on but it was mildly fun. Gaming journalist clearly let faults slide. TR,BS,GTA all got passes
Saying this... "uh oh you said TLOU was overrated here come the comments. No one can have any criticism about the "greatest game ever" Just leaves you open to attack... rather than make the comments you made further on, you say something generic and non-constructive about the game or article. Rather than stating this first you babble on about TLOU fans. I know many who thought this game was generic.
I admit my original comment wasn't very tactful, but either way TLOU fans aren't going to be able to take any sort of criticism. I've made constructive comments on different articles and gotten basically the same results.
name me one CREATEive game CHANGING IMAGINATION riddled thing about TLOU < perfect score ? LMAO and with AI worse than MGS for ps1 ? riiiiiite
Go figure, a article based on trying to downplay one of the best games ever made. Its no accident that the last of us has recieved over 230 goty awards. Hell, every game naughty dog makes gets goty. People on the opposite side of the fence just dont want to admit it. Luckily articles like this have no direct influence on the game, and it will continue to be remembered as one of the greatest.
Go ahead and read that first sentence of the article up there. Then, close the tab.
No. Don't give it a hit. Also vote WTF and NO. Much better this way.
Sorry. That's what I meant. Read what it says from the preview on this page. Do the other stuff you said, too! Lol. Bubble for helpful.
Actually, read the last paragraph and the game he chose is a game he's never played.
Yep, even that first sentence is written at a 6th grade level. I wish these 3rd-tier kiddie blogs would get regulated to a separate section of N4G.
Ummm... i understand that this is an opinion but it seems that the writer thinks he can speak for the entire world.
are you saying you speak for the entire world?
Pretty much agree withe list, except i didn't play the citadel or gone home. Before the fanboys starting crying and moaning, actually read the explanations. Also remember overrated=/= bad.
This is just a list of the best games of the year...
Absolutely pathetic article. Click-bait title and opening, arrogant premise and writer, glib and overly subjective points, reliance on vague non-gaming references for comparisons, taking the argument to 2-month old consoles and away from games, general histrionics and in his opinions and being rhetorical toward the reader, Ect. Awful writing. I almost suspect this is a joke, but it doesn't quite look like it. It's fine not liking these games, but this writer is being insufferably opinionated and ostentatious about it.
critics and gamers a like, all... wrong. yes, oh yes.
"Honorable Mention: Grand Theft Auto V" More like winner of the pack!
"Most overrated games of 2013" with the photo of TLOU!!This article is a joke!!!
I actually agree with Bioshock Infinite. It's up there near the top of my most disappointing games of the generation. The people who pretend to like this game also ignore the.... horrible enemies- Handymen are a poor man's big daddy and make big sisters look interesting. In most cases, the enemies will sit and spam you with horrible rocket launchers or some varient. Bland weapons- Seriously, do you remember how awesome the Rivet gun was? How about the Spear gun? Or even the Research camera of the first game that turned you into a creative killer? Instead, you get the same weapons with no meaningful upgrades and pallet swapped Vox versions as the devs were to lazy to make any cosmetic changes. Elizabeth- WTF happened to her? Remember that video where she combines her cool powers with Booker's and they actually fight the Song Bird? Or what about how she rips open a portal to Kansas with hurricanes and s*** when she's mad at Booker but immediately goes back to tossing you coins and creating puddles. I mean, there were talks of her ripping open portals and slamming cars into enemies early on there and all she turns out to be is a mule. Infinite is a serious downgrade for the franchise and people pretend to like it because of it's story and characters, which were admittedly fantastic, but the game they're in is nothing more that a dumbed down shooting gallery. Very disappointing and definitely overrated.
I agree, but I also agree with TloU Infinite has alot of problems with gameplay. Its not ALL the time, when it's good its good but alot of the time it isn't good. Same goes for the last of us. Either way I liked both games alot, they were just boring at some parts. Neither deserved the praise.
I liked Bioshock Infinite, but yeah I was really disappointed that Elizabeth's powers weren't utilized in the way that early gameplay videos showed. There was so much missed opportunity there. Elizabeth's powers could have made the gameplay in Infinite really unique. All sorts of crazy shit could have happened to change the situation of a battle. Maybe we also could have had a choice HOW to use her powers so that we could weigh the pros and cons of opening certain portals in certain battles. And maybe if we used her powers too much it could have made Elizabeth or the battles more unstable? And maybe certain powers could have been combined with Booker's powers, but he is adversely affected by them throughout the game. I don't know....there were so many possibilities! Instead we got....Elizabeth opening portals to obtain health kits and cover. Yawn.
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I overhyped this game a bit too much. I ended up liking tlou, but not as much as I would like to. I experienced alot of glitched, bugs and retarded AI.
Badly written article and he pretty much got the year's best games and put them on one article. The funniest thing? This list doesn't include COD: Ghosts. Now THAT is an overrated game.
Playing Bioshock Infinite now. Overrated doesn't really begin to explain it,I'm closer to garbage than overrated. The original Bioshock was an enjoyable game with some great gameplay,the same cannot be said for Infinite.
whats wrong with the hipsters lately?
Grand... Theft.... Auto.
GTA. Around the time the game released you could hardly find a place on the internet without people salivating about how great it's going to be or posting memes about it. To this day, I honestly can't tell whether it was a clever viral marketing campaign or only the usual case of dumb people being dumb. Bioshock. I enjoyed watching how almost everyone worked themselves into a frenzy over how awesome Bioshock Infite was supposed to be, "professional gaming journalists" included. "A genre redefining game. A true masterpiece." I think we needed like what? 2 months for the hype bandwagon to start losing its momentum and for the all the people incapable of forming their own opinions to realize that the game was only decent.
GTA5 is more overrated in the Generation. Well its battle between GTA4 and GTA5
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