Power Up Gaming takes a look at some of the seventh-generation console games that just didn't live up to the hype.
Starhawk, Socom Confrontation and SOCOM 4 should be on the list along with all things Kinect!
Starhawk was fun,titanfall before titanfall was even in the picture. Socom confrontation did get patch to improve it.Socom4 wasn't a bad game just game with identity issues. Lair was actually fun after they patch the normal controls to it.
I agree about both Socoms. Confrontation was in terrible shape at launch but eventually ran fine and was much closer to classic Socom than S4 was, though I also enjoyed S4 for what it was. I'd still be playing them both if I could, along with MAG. Not many games let me down because I don't often build them up in my mind beforehand, but Dead Island and Brink were two huge letdowns for me. I guess Bioshock 2 would be another because I loved the first game and never finished the 2nd. B2 would be a distant 3rd though.
I agree with you about Lair. It wasn't unplayable after the patch.
Confrontation was fine after six months (although they never quite fixed walking over a rock interrupting your reload animation or window shooting/grenade tossing). Cold Front really made it shine, but at that point, the old SOCOM community had long given up on the game and moved on. I still preferred smaller maps and dedicated 8 on 8 gameplay though. SOCOM 4 was just horrible. I would not have enjoyed it even if the SOCOM name wasn't on it, but the fact that it was made me hate it even more. I logged over 3700 hours in SOCOM II, only to see each release take a step back from what was, to me, the best online multiplayer experience ever crafted. Why to this day, with all of the remakes and remasters, we haven't gotten a SOCOM 2 HD is one of life's greatest and most painful questions.
Starhawk is one of the best multi-player experiences of the last generation. What are you talking about?!?
Lol, are these guys nuts? Im RPG fan, but I totally loved hitman absolution, not to mention it got very good scores. Also I liked AC3 and so did many others, although it was only AC game I played 3 times yet didnt finish even once(mostly due to PC hardware issues).
I have to disagree with star hawk but the rest I agree with
add duke nukem forever and aliens: colonial marines to the list.
Lair was a ton of fun if you manned up and learned the controls. You know what was also pretty fun? the Co-op in Haze. You know what was also fun? Soldier of Fortune(even with its bugs). I personally enjoyed the early part of last gen more than the later part.
I agree that the first few years were the best bit, yes. Mass effect, Bioshock, Gears, lost odyssey, even the likes of heavenly sword and kameo were all some of my fondest memories of the generation. Still, even though the last gen lasted way too long and lost some of it's lustre, there were some cracking games squeezed out of them towards the end, if you could overlook how dated they were relative to PCs.
I'm not saying there werent any good games towards the end. But I really enjoyed Heavenly Sword, the first Motorstorm, etc. a lot more than I enjoy most of the sequels being released right now. I liked GTA4 more than GTA5. I dont know, the end of the cycle just didnt feel exciting. Seems like a lot of really unique ideas came out earlier on, and then everyone just made clones for a while. Folklore was great...man.. so many good games.
List needs Too Human. The 360 had been cranking out huge hit games, and Too Human was next in line for the celebrations. And then it wasn't. Too Human and Lair, so much potential and so much excitement all crushed into a bitter pulp.
I agree, those two games need to be vindicated and revisited. They had a ton of potential and i'm sure a sequel could fix all the mistakes found in the first entry.
Too Human was supposed to be the first of a trilogy. And honestly the setting was great and so were some of the ideas, so I would have liked to see it get a more deserving outing. But Silicon Knights blamed Epic for the game's problems, and tried to sue them. Epic counter-sued, Epic won. Silicon Knights were forced to recall every copy of Too Human (not practical, but MS did remove it from the the marketplace). Silicon Knights all but died and there will never be more Too Human. Lair... I don't know but somehow I don't think we'll see a sequel to that either :)
Yeah I agree. Too Human was a big disappointment to me.
hitman was defo mine
Lair........... the reason I bought my 60gb fat.
There are far worse games than lair.
Worse games certainly, but that doesn't mean those games were more disappointing. Unfortunately Lair had some unfair level of hype behind it. It wasn't helped by the fact that before the PS3 released (ie when Lair was being previewed) Sony were claiming the hardware was about 17x better than anything we'd ever seen, and Lair was touted as the game that would back that up. Funnily enough I found my copy of Lair under a sofa yesterday. OK it wasn't that funny, but I thought I'd share anyway :)
Lair was a fantastic game, I honestly did not understand the hate behind it. I honestly think it was just because there was no option to switch controls, which should of been there day one. I absolutely loved that game. an easy 8/10 for me. The SIXAXIS controls were pretty good in my opinion.
How the heck is FFXIII not on that list?
Final Fantasy XIII and all of it's growths (AKA XIII-2 and Lightning Returns )
Dragon Age 2 Mass Effect 3 Colonial Marines Duke Nukem Fez
CoD mw3, Ghosts- huge disappointments. Dark Souls II - lil disappointment. AC3 was meh along with Revelations.
Fuse. Would've been so much better as Overstrike.
When Lair came out I was all high on Sony cool aid and I thought It was awesome! I should go back and play it again lol.
Mass Effect 2, Uncharted 3, Skyward Sword, Dark Souls 2, LA Noire.
skyward sword is the only zeld i never finished. when i got to the transgender emo guy i stopped playing
"transgender emo guy" I've only just started playing this game. Something to look forward to I suppose
Assassin's Creed 1 Ratchet & Clank All 4 One
People need to stop bitching about Lair. It was fun as hell and once they patched it for normal controls there was no reason to complain except for the hell of it.
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