OPM UK Calls The Order: 1886 "Shooter That Pushes PS4 To The Max", Crossing The OverHype Limit?

Overhyping to such an extent might prove a double edge sword for The Order: 1886. A perfect example of overhype disaster is Titanfall, it was touted as next big thing in multiplayer gaming.

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fonger081553d ago

Hype sells, I mean look at what TitanFall and Watchdogs did with hype for new IPs. Destiny will be the same way. New IPs need the media exposure (or over exposure) to really sell, these publishers can't afford for these games to struggle out of the gate because no one knows about them. I for one, like the organic experience of buying a game not really knowing much about what it's about and the experience of being blown away... sadly with AAA releases I think those days are over.

XiNarutoUzumaki1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

Games can be hyped and well-advertise. I don't see anything wrong with that.

If the game lives up to the hype, that would be great. But, if the game fails to meet expectations like Titanfall and Watch Doge, then that is wrong. In other words, Devs shouldn't lie or exaggerate about a game.

I can see The order: 1886 pushing the PS4 hard graphically speaking. There are still tons of stuff We still don't know much about The Order, and that's okay since I want to discover the game the day I purchase it! That said, I don't understand why some people say The Order is overhyped.

fonger081553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

I'm not neccessarily saying it is bad, however, it can be bad for lasting appeal to those games that don't live up to the hype or expectations though. Then, you start to see the jaded articles/blogs of those hyped up games, with overly critical reviews, which in turn can hurt sales.

Sony themselves have actually been pretty good about not cramming every detail down our throats on 1st party games... companies like EA, Activision, and Ubisoft are right the biggest offenders.

Edit @Eonjay
It's been a great alpha experience and I hope it does live up to expectations. Just very few games live up to or even surpass the cynical gaming media community these days, such as TLOU or GTAV.

Eonjay1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

About Destiny,

At least their has been some positive feedback to substantiate the hype. I really think they will successfully top Watch_Dogs but the end result will be more satisfied gamers.

One magazine cover doesn't constitute overhype though.
I think this is an overreaction.

Dolf0451553d ago

It's an overreaction on a few levels man! A magazine with crazy slogans on it trying to push their product is nothing new.

IMO hype tends to be on our side of the table more so than journalists anyway. I think with the drought at the start of this gen it's just making it that much worse when a game doesn't blow our hair back

kodiak404_1553d ago

Completely agree with you besides including Destiny with Watch Dogs and Titanfall. If anything, Destiny has been underhyped and Bungie is almost letting the game speak for itself with an alpha and beta. Whereas, Titanfall was meant to be a system seller and advertised as changing the face of FPS, and Watch Dogs was advertised as this "true" next-gen experience, both were decent games in their own right, but not what they were advertised. Destiny might not be industry-changing, but the game definitely plays and looks like it was worth the 10 year investment.

sam_job1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

this overhype might indeed prove a double edged sword for The Order: 1886, the best example i can give is "Titanfall and Ryse"

Mikefizzled1553d ago

Seems like a sly jab at Xbox exclusives to me.

Eonjay1553d ago

No that is actually a practical statement. He could have said Watch_Dogs and it would have been the same.

NextLevel1553d ago

Titanfall is the most overhyped game in the media in history, alot people who bought it and enjoyed it would even agree.

Ryse was hyped by Xbox fanboys on forums and it failed on alot of levels, again alot of Xbox One owners would agree.

AKS1553d ago

I don't think so. They're legitimate recent examples.

Personally I don't care about that aspect. I have Titanfall on PC, although I bought it primarily because it was half price. I have actually maintained that I didn't get the massive hype behind Titanfall, but I expected it to be a decent game. It always looked like a 7 to 8 out of 10 game to me. Now that I have it, I think it's an 7 to 8 out of 10 game.

The hype didn't seem to work on me, yet ironically I ended up buying anyway (for cheap, though). LOL.

Zero-One1553d ago

Not just those but that whole BF3 vs MW3 thing back then (even though I thought they both sucked) and Smash Bros. Brawl with sluggish gameplay and online lag everywhere.

NextLevel1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

"Shooter That Pushes ___ To The Max" is a PR term especially this early in any consoles lifecycle. The Order looks great and I personally feel it hasn't been overhyped as of now. That could change closer to its release, but I hope it doesn't. The PS4 is in control, it doesn't need to over produce fake hype for it's games to stay relevant. Overhyping games 95% does more harm than good.

Volkama1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

"Shooter That Pushes ___ To The Max" is a PR term especially this early in any consoles lifecycle.

It was a PR term in the 90s. OPM are bringing it back.

NextLevel1553d ago

The Order 1886 is without a doubt one the best if not the best looking game I've seen in action, console or PC.

But saying it's the "Shooter That Pushes PS4 To The Max" is absurd. Many other games, namely Uncharted 4 will push the PS4 much farther.

Chupa-Chupa1553d ago

This is the only game I look forward to on the PS4.

Whitefire1553d ago

Hopefully it turns out well then! But there are a lot of other interesting games coming on the PS4, maybe you just haven't seen them all.

Immorals1553d ago

Was one of the only games that excited me, now the more I watch, the less excited I am for it.

There's tons more games to be excited about though

Zero-One1553d ago

Someone doesn't have much taste then. Come on! Guilty Gear? MGSV? Final Fantasy? Kingdom Hearts? Uncharted? Arkham Knight? None of those AND MORE doesn't excite you?

e-p-ayeaH1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

You must really love mustaches if this game is really th only game on PS4 youre interested in.

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OrangePowerz1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

It pushed the PS4 to the max within the capabilities they currently have so it's correct. The same way that UC2 maxed the PS3 within the capabilities and knowledge Naughty Dog had at that time or how Ryse maxed the X1. They will of course find new ways after The Order to optimize the engine further and get more out of the console.

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