DAM writes: "Here’s my top 5 most overrated critically acclaimed video games."
Silence before the storm...
Wow, just wow. I mean, yeah, people have different playstyles and preferences, but he never even finished TLoU or HL2. You can't just watch a video on the TLoU ending and call it a day, you actually have to experience it first-hand to fully grasp the impact.
"Overrated Critically Acclaimed Video Games" and put TLOU in the list..... wtf, its like a talking about a gourmet burger and using a bigmac as reference... this blog is a blatant click bait.
This guy is a troll and a clickbait leech. What else do you expect from someone who wrote a headline like this http://doubleaardvarkmedia....
Its okay to have an opinion, even if its manufactured for clicks.
Story quality: WTF. Like this website: No.
Yep! Also, how can the most awarded game of all time be overrated?
Actual Overrated Games: -Titanfall -Gears of War Judgment -Battlefield 4 (Because of server issues) -Call of Duty Ghost (Because of Super Dogs: http://d3dsacqprgcsqh.cloud... ) Overrated means games that didn't live up to the hype and ended up sucking and selling bad compared to previous installments. His list is quite the opposite.
@The_Hero Overrated means it was rated over/higher than it should have been has nothing to do with hype.
This list is a list to generate hits. Voted down and moving on. It would be interesting to see this person's gaming preference.
I don't know how you can call TLOU an 8. That game is at least a 9 if you ask me. And HL2 is a gaming classic. The only one thing I agree with on the list is cod.
Clickbait article. Lazy gaming 'journalist' that's new to gaming. If you never finished a game, you cannot offer an objective unbiased critique of that game. Article FAIL on all points.
Sure you can. You can play a game long enough to get a pretty good feel of what the game is without finishing it. If someone's critique on a game has nothing to do with how the story plays out and more about the general feel of the game, AI, controls and mechanics, then there's not really a need to finish the game at all as it's extremely unlikely that these things will change by the time the game is done. Do I agree with this guy's opinions? No, it's very obviously a clickbait article but you can definitely review a game without playing it to completion.
@Jeeves I agree with you to a point. Some games - minecraft for example, you don't really play it to the end, so you can review it without finishing it. Multiplayer games like Call of Duty, again there really is no 'end', so you can review it without finishing the game. You raise good points. However, the author lists TLOU as the number 1 most overrated game. TLOU of very heavily a story based game. One in which the end of that story gives massive significance to everything that has gone before, even right back to the beginning. The same is true for Uncharted 3, and Half Life 2, although admittedly to a lesser degree. The fact is, the author has not given these games the playtime that they deserve. This type of lazy video game sensationalist journalism needs to stop; as it can negatively impact the industry. Especially if people stop buying these games because some video game 'journalist' said they were overrated.
just LOL just put some huge games on the list and call it a day. Now a days in gaming its fun to hate on popular games
I cant understand hype around Minceraft, all other games are great in their own genre.
It's like SimCity. It's just addictive to build stuff.
I'm in total agreement in all of the games mentioned.
I agree on Uncharted Drakes Deception but The Last of Us??? O.o??? I can think of a lot more games that can take its place like GTA 4 for example. When people complain about the AI are they referring to the enemy or friendly one? The friendly one didn't bother me and the enemy one was amazing when playing in hard and survivor mode.
Couldn't agree more with GTA4, as far as GTA games go it was rather bad.
I've never understood the hate for GTA4. I totally loved it. Maybe its because I didn't own a PS for GTA3 and the others. However that hasn't stopped me loving GTA4 and replaying it again on my pc. I really enjoyed driving around with the 80's radio blasting out, being a youngster of that time, this really appealed to me.
GTA 4 isn't bad as a game itself, it's just not a good GTA game since it's missing a lot of fun and craziness of the other games.
He must not have any emotions for him to put The Last of Us on here.
...you ass the last of us is NOT overrated
Exactly. It's one thing to not like the game (everyone has their preferences), but you're a moron if you sit there and say The Last of Us is overrated when it clearly deserves the praise it gets. It's obvious a lot of love and detail went into creating that game. Shoot, I didn't like Ni No Kuni, but I recognize that it's a really beautiful game with a lot of work put into it. Just because I didn't enjoy it, doesn't mean it's not an amazing game.
The only person that is the true "MORON" is when someone calls someone a moron over "THEIR" opinion. Granted the writer didn't even finish TLoU so he really can't formulate a true opinion on a game he's never even finished. However I did play and finish TLoU and "IN MY OPINION" it was overrated. It had a very well written story, but the gameplay was very repetitive and for me gameplay is king.
Agreed. There are various games that are good that i don't like, that doesn't mean that they are overrated. Im just not interested in them.
@MrSwankSinatra - It's not an opinion that the game is extremely well done. I already stated it's okay if you dislike the game, not everyone will like it and that's fine. You should be able to see a quality product though, even if doesn't particularly suit your tastes. At least, I'd hope people would be able to.
The dude just posted some of the most influential games of our time. If anything, he's just what I've been saying is wrong with some in the industry - the feeling that he's entitled to something. In the future, I'll make sure not to take many of his articles serious.
How likely is it that you'll see another article/opinion piece by this guy again? This is practically a blog post.
A lot of things "seem" unlikely. Doesn't mean this guy won't get approved again.
The only games on that list being infuential is Half Life, CoD and Minecraft. You do know where the style from Uncharted came from, right? Yep, from the other side of the exclusive pond. Otherwise Uncharted would've been a more colourful game and friendly game.
Your opinion is your opinion, but I think the franchise has spoken for itself. If you think Uncharted has had no impact and influence on modern cinematic titles, you've been living under a rock.
The COD influence your referring to must be the "crap out a game a year from our best selling franchises" policy that all large publishers have adopted now. Please, COD is the only game on the list that belongs there.
I may be able to take this article seriously if the guy said which games he actually did like. If you're going to downplay something, it's good to establish what kind of things you like. Otherwise he just comes across as a troll. Looking at some of his other articles, he appears to be a big League of Legends fan.
The first Call of Duty games, especially Modern Warfare, are damn good, is not a coincidence that after this game launched the online multiplayer shooters became extremely popular. Recent iterations are not that good because either they just have features copy pasted from those games or they are just not that deep (well developed), and they certainly are not overwhelmingly praised.
Finest Hour is a favorite..
Wow - just wow... That list is pure ignorance... Everybody is entitled to their opinion but he should at least try to justify it... And Half Life 2??? Seriously?? Did he even play the first hour of the game? How can you think that's boring? Honestly I didn't play HL2 until last summer and the game caught my instantly even such a long time after the release. And the Last of Us is one of the best games of last generation. There are certain situations in the game that just surprise you. How can you not get emotional the first 30 minutes of the game.
The dude that wrote the article probably watched a Youtube playthrough of TLOU instead of experiencing it first hand I would guess.
He admitted to as much in the article.
I blame N4g for that
Pick 5 of the most popular games, call them the most overrated, get hits.
This writer sounds so bitter and butthurt. Even admits he never finished tlou and HL2. What a joke
Minecraft is like the only legitimately overrated game in that list. Oh and Call of Duty.
Hate to say I agree that the Last of Us is massively overrated. The first hour I was in it... it was the best thing I'd played in a long time. Then like this guy said, it was repetitive, boring, and I had a hard time finishing it. - Walk down street - Sneak through building full of enemies - Find wooden platform to get Ellie across water - Repeat 80 times to victory It's a great game, but not the end all be all fans make it out to be. The gameplay just isn't original or even that good. It's just a solid, great game. Not the standard by which all games should be judged as some want you to believe.
The gameplay might not be original but it is as tight as a ducks ass. Combine that with a great story, great visuals, etc. and it is one hell of a game and fully deserves the praise. Not every game has to be or can be original, it's a stupid argument.
What about the parts where you play as ellie? Or the horse riding? How about being in the city vs being out of it, the gameplay is a lot more involving than you make it out to be, but each to their own I suppose.
Yeah winter when you were Ellie was the best part. Look I'm saying it's a very good game. I just don't think it's THE BEST GAME EVER MADE 10 out of 10 PERFECT. It's not perfect.
I agree, No game is 10 out of 10, there never will be a 10 out of 10 game, but it is one of the best 3rd person games I have ever played, I dont understand how it felt repetitive to you but I can respect your opinion
Thou shalt not speak words against The Last of Us. Even neutrality is unacceptable. Seriously, I got over 100 disagrees and numerous personal insults when I suggested someone grounds their expectations of the game so they don't ruin it for themselves. Folk get crazy round here. Now, say that you love it more than your family. Or you will be banished from the land.
I know ...right? Like how in the world is it possible that you have 100 disagrees with your OPINION??? We are very sorry that we disagree with your OPINION and we shall never do that again ....i promise
Oh that's a cute attempt to be smart, but you misinterpreted the motive behind my comment. I am not upset by the disagrees. I do not care that I was called a douchebag, a troll, bad at games, and that my mother doesn't love me. On the contrary! I bring this up because the level of hostility from a contigent of plebs is funny, and actually kinda fascinating. For reference, the comment I made that angered the hive so was: "Temper your expectations. As with anything, if you read into other people's hype too much you will probably end up disappointed. I made that mistake the first time around and never persevered to finish it. I will have another crack at the PS4 version with more realistic expectations, and no doubt I will enjoy it a lot more." I could post that sentiment on any other game preview and get no reaction, maybe the odd agree. Post it anywhere near TLOU though... Outrage!
@Tedakin The Last of Us is not overrated. To say that it is 'over - rated' is to say that it does not deserve all the 'ratings' that it has received. The fact is that the game Does deserve all the praise, critical reviews, and GOTY awards that it has received. No one has ever suggested that the game is perfect. That's a red herring argument. Nobody rates games on whether or not they are perfect. Games are rated on the quality of the gaming experience they provide. Not on if they are perfect or not! But does the game deserve the ratings and awards it has received - even if it is not your type of game? Yes! Yes it does. TLOU is a masterpiece in game design and story telling, that is why it has over 200 GOTY awards. You would be had pressed to find another game that has combined storytelling, pathos, and gameplay to such a high degree. It's definately Not overrated,
10 suggests it's perfect. "Perfect 10" and it got 10s across the board, and it's just not. My personal opinion is it's overrated. I'm not telling anyone else they have to agree with it. And it IS my type of game. I love these types of games, I just wasn't entertained by this one. It is possible to just not care for TLOU without being a fanboy, or not into these types of games. I thought it was boring and repetitive, and the story heralded as groundbreaking is completely cliched. Again, my opinion.
If "Tedkin" says it's massively overrated, then it certainly is massively overrated. Just kidding, your view that you try to portray as a fact, much like this ridiculous article, means absolutely nothing. w.r.t the article: Im busy playing through the Uncharted series as we speak, i am a massive sucker for third person action/adventure shooters, and there is no game (even out of its genre) that holds a candle to the way the story is paced or the way the set pieces are so thrilling. Uncharted 2, which is considered one of the greatest games of last generation, is a clear masterpiece. Hate it, or love it, there is not a single game that can match it's story pacing, gameplay variety and immersive quality (I am playing through it now for a third time. Uncharted 3 was a disappointment when you compare it to uncharted 2,and rightly so. However, that does not mean it is a piece of junk, because frankly, hate it or love, it is a magnificent game in its own right. Next, i don't even have to say much about The last of us. The only few reasons why someone could hate it is because they absolutely and utterly detest the zombie/survival genre, if they lack maturity or if they hate brilliant story telling and character development.
Can you name one game that isn't repetitive and is still a good game? I'm not being sarcastic or anything, I really would like to know what games are not repetitive.
The problem with your argument is that you could tear down just about any game to its fundamental gameplay aspects and it would be simply what you wrote. (game theory much!?!?) Plus the contradiction of "it's a great game" coupled with "it was repetitive, boring, and I had a hard time finishing it." suggests that somewhere along the way, YOU confused yourself and your opinion. I understand that the hype and popularity of a game can get overwhelming to the point of wanting to hate on it. But, you are railing against the tide of not only popular opinion, which is fine, but the consensus of the industry. (even developers from opposing sides HAD to give a tip of the hat to it). I am not prepared to say that is is the "standard by with all games should be judged". However, I am also not naive enough to say that it was "massively overrated". It was the pinnacle of achievement for the PS3 and one of the best of the generation. That is not just MY opinion...but the consensus of people in our industry. To disagree with that is fine. But, to use fundamental gameplay mechanics is a tenuous argument at best.
i think what people mean is that its overhype like what everyone do with console exclusives. seem like people want more experince in the gameplay instead of being a movie experience. this should be a giving seeing how uncharted was, but i guess people thought it was perfect seeing how hype everyone was. this is going to happen with most exclusives. it will get hype like its the end of the world. if is bad it will be hyped and but they will say its ok. if its good they will hype it like its the end all beat all game. i dont know about anybody else but its only a few games that i constantly play throughout the years that i keep coming back to. and i wouldnt put a cinematic shooter up there with them, even with knowing how much i love uncharted series. to fall for the hype when it comes to games. remember they are just games. only thing i tend to get hype for in this world is pu$$y, money, family.
I can under stand HL2 (thought HL1 was better) and Drakes Deception (though Among Thieves was better), to a degree COD; MW was awesome at the time though. Never played Minecraft. But TLOU?? That is one game that deserved every award and praise it received, I thought it was downright fantastic.
In my opinion The Last of Us is not over rated its every thing I would want in a video game a excellent story great gameplay and I love the stealth in it and even the multiplayer is great also the graphics is incredible. This guy that wrote this article must not have good taste in games to call all of these games over rated .
If that dude is calling HL2 overrated, then he's probably a person that never played it when it first came out. It was doing absolutely great new things for its time. And The Last of Us? ... Just no.
"The first game I have to talk about is the game that won Game of the Year in 2013 and that games is The Last of Us" Umm, GTA 5 won GOTY, at least before you write an article get your facts straight. "The third game is the Uncharted franchise" Last time I checked, a franchise contains more than one game.
You do know that multiple games win goty awards dont you? Also the most awarded game in history is.......... you guessed it, the last of us.
It's pretty much known that VGX GOTY awards are the most popular ones, stating "Game of the Year" only mostly refers to the VGX award, otherwise he would have mentioned who gave TLOU the award. And I know TLOU is the most-awarded game in history.
VGX the most popular? You must not visit gaming sites that much, because most gamers I know laugh at how ridiculously brought off the "winners" are for that show. It actually transcends console preference, as last years GOTY for VGX got a lot of "WTF" comments on here. Even if you agree with the awards they give out, VGX is nothing but a paid marketing advertisement for the companies that can cough up the funds. VGX isn't the most popular. It's just the only nationally aired one, which incidentally got terrible ratings. I would give credible GOTY to IGN, GameSpot, Game Informer, or similar sites, because at least they give a critical analysis as to why they make the decision they do. In the end though, to put that all aside, only an individual can decide what is THEIR GOTY. But TLOU got the praise and hype it did because it really is that good. Even if you aren't into the game, what it does, it does better than any other game out there, and is rock solid in terms of game play.
That could well be true for some but there is no sole goty award givin by a sole entity like an oscar or something similar, theres not one that is actually considered the sole award giver, if you know what I mean
I have my reasons for not liking The Last of us but I understand that I'm in the minority, so I'm quite happy to know that in this case 'it is me and not you'
Just from reading the comments here, I can tell this guy just wrote this for click bait. I'm not going to bother reading the article.
Last of Us on this list... Oh boy, that's going to be an unpopular choice, well it's his opinion, everyone has one.