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3 Most Overhyped Games of 2014 So Far, Expected To Be Groundbreaking But Fell Flat On Their Faces

Here's three most hyped games of 2014 that didn't performed as expected.

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Steven3657763d ago

Wow, I actually agree with this list.

AngelicIceDiamond763d ago (Edited 763d ago )

The first part of the year was just games that were over hyped.

WD out of all those games gets my attention. "In May 2014, Ubisoft re-reveal Watch Dogs but it was not the game fans saw at E3 2012/13 instead of polishing, graphics/visuals receive massive downgrade."

And yet they defended it like we're dumb and thought we had short term memories. They actually tried telling us there were no downgrades.

Yeah and a Cow just leaped over the moon...

TomShoe763d ago

TL;DR

Titanfall - Lack of content and terrible matchmaking.

Watch Doge - Bad story and visual downgrades aplenty.

MGSV:GZ - The fact that Kojima was rolling around in a bathtub of money as we realized it was an extended demo.

georgeenoob763d ago (Edited 763d ago )

Titanfall did amazing according to reviews, the top rated exclusive. People love to say Titanfall is overhyped cause it's an MS exclusive, but Metacritic states otherwise.

Titanfall is the most hated game on N4G. There's a huge reason for that: insecurity. Even before its release N4G continuously bashed the game while critics were praising it. And what a surprise, they still hate it.

mydyingparadiselost763d ago

"And yet they defended it like we're dumb and thought we had short term memories."
We are dumb with short term memories, how many games has this happened with since Killzone 2 went up on stage at E3 and showed everyone a game they would never play?
Aliens AC, BioShock Infinite, WatchDogs, Dark Souls II, Infamous SS, there's already talk of The Division getting downgraded so god only knows what was real or not at the most recent E3, this keeps happening, good game or bad, over and over and these games just sell anyway. As long as so many people keep seeing graphics as the end all be all of games we're going to be treated like idiots, and we'll keep buying the games.... Like idiots.

aiBreeze763d ago

Titanfall lived up to it's hype imho. I didn't have a problem with the content either, it had plenty of maps and I think that's what is most important in a MP shooter. The matchmaking was poor though definitely and no server browser for PC is unacceptable but ultimately, once ingame, it delivered on what I wanted out of it.

johndoe11211763d ago

@georgenoob

George, come on, lets be level headed about this. Who the heck still plays titanfall? I know I don't have the game but I used to see a lot of gameplay videos all over the place. A lot of gaming channels I follow on youtube started off playing it and then after a couple of weeks they all dropped the damn game faster than a parachute with holes. I don't see any titanfall videos anymore and the general consensus by a lot of people, even big youtube gamers is that the game gets very boring, very quickly.

ShinMaster762d ago (Edited 762d ago )

Titanfall lacked content and features. It lacked the progression and longevity that other online and FPS games have. It's even behind games like COD.

There's nothing wrong with a game being online-only.
And there's nothing wrong with a game being $60.
But if you're gonna release an online-only game and charge full price, then it better be a feature-complete package. But it wasn't.

You could tell many of the critics themselves were overhyping it. They were happy playing the same 6v6 mode with different names before and after the game launched.

Its lasting impact is weaksauce, to say the least.

BISHOP-BRASIL762d ago

@mydyingparadiselost

Nice try dragging Sony into this, but it seens we don't have the memory as short as you think. InFamous SS and Killzone 2 looked very similar, if not better here and there, than their original E3 trailers... You want to talk about who started the overpromising trend, look no further than Gears of War. Epic literally made Penny Arcade's term "bullshot" popular.

ALLWRONG762d ago

The only people who call Titanfall over hyped or overrated are PS fans. That's because they be begging for games.

alexkoepp762d ago

Watch dogs for sure, titanfall is every bit as awesome as its hype - I didn't think ground zeros was a game with a lot if hype behind it. It was a little expensive but I had fun with it.

ProSid762d ago

I tried out titanfall on pc cuz of the free demo they had and in all seriousness it was not that great.

memots762d ago (Edited 762d ago )

Said it 3 days ago and got disagreed on a lot.

memots + 3d ago
please dont start hyping this game (sunset overdrive ) like one other title was .. please i beg you.

I love insomniac i have almost all their games and still looking for a Fuse disc cheap i want to try it.
But please no more overhyping a game simply because its going on one console vs the other.
The reason i bring up titanfall is all this fanboy hyping killed the game for me and left me not wanting to hear about it ever again. I recently passed on a 50% sale on origin because of that.

It was so bad that every other articles on n4g was about it and how it was the e3 winner /console seller/have you seen it/Top 10 kill/best fps evaaar, it was simply never ending.

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Clown_Syndr0me762d ago

I liked Titanfall at first. But it got boring within a week and hardly touched it since.
Shame really.

HonestDragon762d ago

Right now, we are the midst of the summer drought. There aren't that many notable games coming out right now and admittedly the first and second quarter of 2014 have had good releases, but it wasn't quite as abundant as 2011 or 2013. As for the three games featured here...

Titanfall: I really wanted to explore more of the mythos of this game via a single player campaign, but the damning thing about it is that there was no single player or story to be heard of. Opting to take single player out was a bad decision by Respawn. A lot of gamers and reviewers lamented on the lack of a good single player experience. Just having the game be multiplayer and even have a mission result in a "loss" (even though you can crush the other team by triple digit numbers) left a bitter taste. It's also not beginner friendly like other multiplayer games (Team Fortress 2 for example).

Watch Dogs: I haven't played this one, yet, so I can't really comment on it.

Metal Gear Solid V: This one I totally agree with. The only reason people supported this game despite its shortcomings with game length and content is because it's a Metal Gear Solid game. I played through this game and beat the "main campaign" (which is supposed to be the meat of the game) in an hour or less. That is inexcusable despite the graphics and potential with gameplay. The Phantom Pain looks much better in scope as opposed to Ground Zeroes, but this defense of Ground Zeroes' quality is a joke. No game that retail priced at thirty to forty dollars and lasts you only an hour deserves nines and tens. Even an eight is a stretch for a review score.

@georgeenoob

People aren't saying that Titanfall was overhyped because it's an Xbox exclusive. It's overhyped because it's just a good multiplayer gamer and nothing else. Metacritic be damned in this case and any case for that matter.

Titanfall is not the most hated game on N4G. Watch Dogs, Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Ground Zeroes have all received their share of hate. I think you're choosing to remain a blind fanboy because Microsoft can't do anything wrong by you. smh

AndrewLB762d ago

It's a lot like the way the President keeps responding to scandal after scandal with "i just learned about it in the media" or "not a smidgen of corruption" or "nothing but phony scandals".

It's the old Marxist theory that if you keep repeating a lie people will believe it.

I'm still amazed the man could actually say that there has been no wrongdoing by the IRS when they themselves admitted they illegally targeted the presidents enemies.

And much like Ubisoft... they keep repeating a lie regardless of the facts. it's pathetic in both scenarios.

aragon762d ago

I still play titanfall so ofeten had it for bout 2 months and never got into it till about 2 weeks ago, and i can always find a match

dantesparda762d ago (Edited 762d ago )

TF is definitely overrated, its a choppy, stutter, tearing mess, with bland/bad graphics and in serious need of a resolution/AA boost. And the bots are amongst the dumbest ever seen in a game. And WD has many of the same problems, weak graphics, and in serious need of higher res/better AA, not to mention AF. Both games were ridiculously overhyped and incredibly bland. MGS, I don't find as bad, don't again, I don't think was nearly as hyped as the other two games.

I know i'll get a lot of hate/disagrees from all the fanboy haters/apologist, but im just being honest. But both games all serious letdowns in my book.

And there is AndrewLB, with his usual off topic rightwing nutbag political nonsense. What an obsessed fool you are.

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Funantic1762d ago

I think Infamous could have taken Titanfall's spot. Titanfall has a better score overall and higher replay value.

Why o why762d ago (Edited 762d ago )

The hype levels dictate that titanfall's place is justified.

Read some of the articles below. Also take note of the marketing for both games.

Remember you and your kinsmens statements about how titanfall was going to put the x1 in front for the month it was released. A lot of pressure was on titanfall due to the hype bestowed upon it

BISHOP-BRASIL762d ago

The hype around it wasn't even close to what Titanfall received.

AceBlazer13762d ago

Not even close, inFamous was hyped for what it was, another inFamous, if you liked past gamed you liked SS more or less. It wasn't praised as the second coming of open world games. Unlike Titanfall, you guys killed your own game with your fanboyism over hyping it and the media sure as hell didn't help. Believe the hype, yh right.

lifeisgamesok762d ago

Lol @Funantic 1 I was gonna say the same thing Infamous and Killzone shadow fall should've been on this list

Shen3762d ago

I don't think 'score' is relevant considering how corrupt I imagine big gaming sites are. Couple of backhand dollars from Microsoft and boom, Titanfall is a hit!

Joking aside, they were both average games. inFamous was laborious at times, with repetitive sequences which bored me to tears. Titanfall was just a CoD clone with Mechs.

Str8Chaos74762d ago

How is Titanfall COD with mechs? It has a wall running and vertical element to it that COD does not have.

Malphite762d ago

@Funantic1 "I think Infamous could have taken Titanfall's spot. Titanfall has a better score overall and higher replay value."

Facepalm. Comparing the replay value of a multiplayer game to that of a single player game. And as far as I remember both games were well received by critics (which has nothing to do with a game being overhyped to begin with).

@llfeisgamesok: Everybody knows that you never played those games you are talking about.

ChickenOfTheCaveMan762d ago

I rarely look at critics reviews on Metacritic, I look at users rating.

ISS has 8.0 and Titanfall has 6.2
Sure there's a few positive and negative trolls, but still, those users played the game for a few hours for most part.

6.2 is very low...

ConfettiYeti762d ago

Funantic1 and lifeisgamesok, the article is about hype. Infamous and Killzones hype was but a bleep in comparison to the ADs on the street and TV. You could not take 10 steps without seeing something about Titanfall and how it would revolutionize the way we played shooters. Neither Infamous or Killzone went that overboard.

Without ever touching or playing Titanfall, the game looks like it could be a lot of fun. But all reports show that yes it plays well but gets boring quick. When you put that against COD which seems to hold players in on one game for over a year. You have failed. You were touted as the next big thing. And you aren't, you're a good maybe even great game. Just over hyped. Which is the point of the article.

HonestDragon762d ago

The author is talking about hype leading up to the games. Infamous: Second Son didn't really have that much hype going forward. Anticipation, yes, but not hype. Titanfall, Watch Dogs, and Metal Gear Solid V all had hype going forward. In one way or another, they disappointed a lot of people. It doesn't matter what the overall score was and replay value comes from personal impressions and investment.

dantesparda762d ago (Edited 762d ago )

And the fanboyism never stops from the MS fanboy, eh? TF and WD were hyped to kingdom come. MGS was barely hyped by comparison. You're bitterness is showing, get a grip fannies.

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Magicite762d ago (Edited 762d ago )

I agree with this list too, You could also add Thief and Murdered too, although not really hyped much.

@george Titanfall will be absolutely forgotten by the time next COD is released and probably COD will sell at least by 400-500% more.

Eejanaika762d ago

Titanfall was a lot of fun.
The other games however were injoyable
but could be considered over hyped

wsoutlaw87762d ago (Edited 762d ago )

Im sure titanfall was cool but it was supposed to be the best mp experience ever, but it still hasnt gotten too popular and seemed to die of a month after it came out. That doesnt mean its bad but everyone knows that it in no way matched its hype. Im sure theyll release the next one just for next gen/pc and it will be better and have a better audience. Watch dogs was very disappointing and was not the experience most of us imagined. It lacked so much detail and depth that could have made it great.

nosferatuzodd762d ago

I agree with titan fall
And watch dog but hell no metal is not overrated

showtimefolks762d ago

Titanfall to xbox fanboys was the COD killer, what are the sales by now? like less than 25% of what every COD sells

Watch dogs was good but like every game in UBI's long history. Their first game is always there to set the ground work for what's to come. AC1 to AC2, farcry 2 to far cry 3

MGS on the other hand was a demo, nothing less nothing more. So if you were paying and expecting a 10 hours game than shame on you. 2-3 hours is what many articles before the game released suggested. Even reviewers said the same

even after all that if you bought it than please don't blame anyone but yourself.

Ground Zeros will be on the same disk as MGS:5 for free most likely

r1sh12762d ago

I completely agree with this list, but titanfall is actually a pretty fun game.
I absolutely hated it, but having played it during the free weekend, it was not bad.

It does get repetitive but its a game that COD gamers will love. High pace with lots of explosions and killing.

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NextLevel763d ago (Edited 763d ago )

Titanfall is by far the winner. It was touted as a the game that would revolutionise the first person shooter and gaming in general. The game was marketed as an Xbox One exclusive and the game that was the reason to buy an Xbox One. When in reality it was a cross generation title available on the PC and Xbox 360 with Xbox One version running like a last gen game with at 792p with an inconsistent framerate. The cloud was also suppose to change everything, all it produced was stable servers and nearly brain dead AI outnumbering actual players. For the Xbox One it was suppose to bring it in to competition sales wise with the PS4, it lost that months NDP and everyone after that with the numbers getting lower and lower.

LAWSON72763d ago

Did you even play the game?

mmc-007763d ago

I did and he is 100% correct, the AI ruined the game

LAWSON72763d ago (Edited 763d ago )

@mmc

I disagree they just keep the action flowing they are not meant to represent a challenge. The game is PvP not PvE.

The only issue in the game is lack of variety and content. It just lacks that spark, IMO a sequel has serious potential.

The poster above just goes on about the usual AI mindless, marketing for Xbone (load of crap, because in every ad I saw it said on Xbox and PC), resolution and framerate, blah, blah dribble the PS4 fanboys say in every damn TF related article.

ThePope763d ago (Edited 763d ago )

I did too and hes 100% wrong. The game is fun and ingaging and NO ONE WHO PLAYS IT CARES ABOUT 792P!

I would love to do a test and have people watch videos of all the games that have different resolutions on PS4 and X1 to see if they can pick out which console the game is playing on. I bet only 25% of guesses are right, and that's just pure chance. If you cant see it by the naked eye, it doesn't matter.

To clarify I feel differently about frame rate

AngelicIceDiamond763d ago (Edited 763d ago )

Hell naww he didn't. Hes another fanboy, just another one.

What's fuuny is since he is one he'll get all the agrees and bubbles because hes a certain kind of fanboy.

Timcurrey763d ago

Im played it for about 15-20 hours. Its a great game but players are already dropping off. I had nights where i had to wait upto 20 mins for a game. So i just gave up

GW212762d ago

I played it and I think he's right for the most part. I don't really care about the resolution in a game like this so I'll skip that part.

That said, I played the crap out of it at first but I've grown tired of it. Clearly it underperformed the hype. That's ok, it was still a good game and moved some consoles (I bought two Titanfall bundles for relatives). As you mentioned, it gets repetitive and does resemble COD with mechs. Again, nothing wrong with that as it was still fun for a while.

They need to put out a sequel that fixes current issues and adds to the already existing assets.

Fanboys need to just chill out a little. Not every game that is supposed to be a game changer is going to be one. I'm just waiting on Halo MCC.

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johndoe11211763d ago

OMG, that verge article was freaking hilarious. They made that game out to sound like the second coming of Christ. That is the best example of overhyping. Those articles did more damage to that game than they actually helped it. It made people want to expect too much and when they played it for themselves they realized it was not what it was made out to be by the gaming media.

SilentNegotiator762d ago

You are ON TOP of posting helpful links today.

MichaelLito79763d ago

@nextlevel your comments come out like a bitter fanboy. Just play the game and enjoy.

iPad763d ago

I think you're confused.

Clogmaster763d ago

People should play the game and enjoy, but when people who are paid to preview/review the game hype it to the end of the Earth and you're left completely let down, it's pretty important.

No one enjoys being lied to.

Bigpappy763d ago

How come Shadow Falls is not on the list? That game was the biggest disappointment by a mile. Titan Falls was also hyped, but at least it delivered on most of the hype.

voodoochild346762d ago

You must not have access to a calendar where you are. If you did you would know that shadow fall came out in 2013 not 2014.

SilentNegotiator762d ago (Edited 762d ago )

y r Lair not on teh listz!?!

DigitalRaptor762d ago (Edited 762d ago )

"TitanFALL" by the way.... didn't deliver on the HYPE that was built up for it.

It was called "innovative". It was called a "game changer".

It was none of these things and the amount it was hyped up both by Xbox fanboys and the gaming media, and then you look at the amount that it's clearly sold on 3 platforms... was embarrassing beyond belief.

When your remove the hype and judge the game for what it is:

- Anemic content.
- Poor AI
- Performance issues
- Nearly everything in Titanfall has been done before.

Yet the reviewers went wild for it, and I'm yet to understand how this could ever have been the case, if not that they were paid to say these lies about it.

I never needed an Xbox to play that game and it's one of the most overrated games i've ever played. Not a bad game, but so, so overhyped and SOOOO overrated.

BX81763d ago

I think Titanfall lived up to the majority of the hype. It did a lot different and Titanfall 2 has a great base to start with. I think the problem is it lacked depth. Over hyped was killzone Shadowfall. Pretty game and that's about it.

GW212762d ago

Eh, I disagree on that comparison. Killzone was supposed to be a pretty launch title and nothing more. It wasn't supposed to move consoles or be some game-changer. That's essentially what it was. I played the game, went "damn that's pretty, best looking console game so far" and then never finished it. Similar idea with Ryse although I'd argue Killzone looks a little better. I couldn't finish that either.

Titanfall on the other hand wasn't a launch title and was supposed to inject XB1 with some momentum on the sales front. It didn't really do that. I had fun with the game and still play it once in a while. That said, I have grown tired of it and am looking forward to Halo MCC and TLOU remaster to reinvigorate my interest in either console.

BX81762d ago

Yeah I've grown tired of it as well. Traded it in a couple of weeks ago. I will say this about kz. It's one of sony's most well known exclusives so I expected more out of it. I was let down. Maybe you're correct and it wasn't supposed to much other than look good. Just my opinion though. Thanks for the response.

MRMagoo123762d ago

this is about games in 2014 when was killzone released ? ...........now stop being defensive and offtopic at the same time, titanfall was a flop compared to the godly hype it had and the biggest ad campaign I have ever witnessed.

NextLevel763d ago

Killzone Shadowfall is definitely a disappointing installment in the franchise. But it wasn't hyped up even close to the level Titanfall was.

lunatic0001763d ago

That's the thing...people get too hyped for what the media always thinks...I never thought tf would be revolutionary...especially as overcrowded the fps genre is...there isn't much to revolutionize anymore when it comes to the fps genre...people need to stop letting the media think for them...as for watch dogs...the same thing...people got too hyped but this one is for the graphics...since we are in a time where gamers are nothing but graphics whores...that's where all the bitching is at...it doesn't matter if the game was fun or not...what matters is if the graphics are awesome...even though watch dog was an okay game gameplay wise...not great but okay... but like I said...all the bitching is because of graphics

showtimefolks762d ago

NextLevel

in an xbox fanboys mind Titanfall was all that because its an exclusive(which BTW was available on pc). No way did the game live up to the high hopes of getting many E3 awards

good yes but not great. No doubt TF2 will be that much better. Respawn now know what worked and what didn't.

my question is what if TF wasn't exclusive on consoles to xbox brand, than would the game still be as hyped as it was? i seriously doubt it

memots762d ago

It would not even have had half the hype it got. It was way out of hand. I played the gun on the free week-end , was fun for a few minutes, then I was rinse and repeat , probably would have been good for about 10 hours,, I'm at 225 hours on bf4 and I'm still not bored .

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F4sterTh4nFTL763d ago

Titanfall = Lower than expected Sales, great game

Watch Dogs = Downgraded graphics/badly optimized, still decent fun

MGS: Ground Zeroes = Horrible value for money, should have been much cheaper or a free demo

iamnsuperman763d ago

Ground Zeroes was a disgrace to see. It would have made an incredibly demo or a good low price game but the starting price was insane.

Watch Dogs wasn't bad, it had good ideas and the game was generally fun. It just had some extremely odd and not well thought out design choices

DualWielding763d ago

to be fair I never remember Ground Zeroes being overhyped like the last 2, people were against the idea of buying a glorified demo since the moment it was announced

aiBreeze763d ago

Titanfall lower than expected sales? The game was top of the charts here in the UK for ages. It might not have shifted Xbox Ones like Microsoft was counting on but ultimately I think it matched sales expectations and probably exceeded them.

KinjoTakemura763d ago

It was at the top of the charts because it was selling on multiple platforms. Most of the sales numbers for Titanfall didn't distinguish between 360, Xbox One, or PC versions. The numbers from all 3 platforms were combined in most cases.

aiBreeze763d ago

^^^ And that means it had lower than expected sales how exactly? Regardless of platform, the bottom line is that it's selling.

iamnsuperman762d ago (Edited 762d ago )

This is common knowledge the sales of titanfall didn't do what EA or Microsoft wanted. Due to the PR build up you would have expected some sort of figure being released. The fact that both EA and Microsoft (though the latter is more to do with One sales than software sales) have kept tight lipped is evident is was lower than they expected. You don't hype a game up to be a game changer and then not brag about how much of a game changer it was.

Edit: Even the most unreliable and inflated data site out their (VGchartz) tracks Titanfall at around 1.8 for the One 0.7 for 360 and 0.2 for PC. They total 2.9 million and they tend to be a bit ambitious with sales