Dismissed on release, several games have gone on to represent worthwhile investments of time, and here are just four of them.
how about Rage And Haze was terrible. Nothing about it was appealing, despite people trying to make it seem like it was something even worth looking at in your collection of games.
Haze looked really promising then when it released it was shit. The game had potential though.
Personally I hated Rage, but most people I talk to seem to enjoy it. It just annoyed me from start to finish.
I agree with you about Haze. People try to to make it seem decent when it really isn't. Haze is one of the worst games I've ever played. Another game people try to make seem good is Brink. I found nothing redeeming in Brink, yet you can still find fans of it online.
I loved rage but doom 4 will probably hold me off until rage 2.
I liked Rage. What I didn't like abut Rage was the fact the MP was only combat racing. An iD game with no FPS deathmatch? Lame.
Rage is awesome
I bought Rage day one. The previews sold me on the graphics, loved how it was an ID Software product and what looked like a Borderlands distant cousin. I think I ended up liking it, but I swear I can not remember a minute of play of this game. That's never happened to me, so to me the game was probably ultra generic without any particular flavor.
I started replaying it yesterday, never did beat it, but I didn't remember a thing from the opening sequence when your character lands on this planet... I'm in the middle of doing the races and getting a new vehicle, once I'm done with these local missions I'll be in new territory...
I bought Murdered: Soul Suspect like at the end of last year for 20€, played a while, havent touched since. I WILL finish the game though, I just have so many other (to me) more interesting games to finish first.
I got the platinum for murdered soul suspect in less than 8 hours, and most of the time was spent looking for the collectables needed for the platinum. You can easily complete the story mode in less than four hours, and the game is also extremely easy. I really liked murdered soul suspect. I was just so sad that I paid full price for such a short game.
I really loved Kane and Lynch: Dead Men. I loved how the characters were pure evil (verses that "antihero" evil), and only did things to get themselves further. Add that to the game's atmosphere, amazing and varied levels, and awesome multiplayer (which sadly nobody plays anymore) and you have a great game. It was really sad for me when K&L 2 came and dropped the ball because I loved the first game so much.
Totally agree the mood and story in the first game was amazing! I was turned off by shaky cam in the second but it wasn't a bad game though just didn't feel the same.
Quake Wars: Enemy Territory should have gotten more love. The Battlefield fans should have liked it.
Remember Me Enslaved Odyssey of the West Rage
Enslaved was a grossly under appreciated title, I loved every minute of that game. I have Remember Me from PS+ and definately hope to play it but I have so many other games vying for my attention. Currently playing Galak-Z a very recent title that doesnt seem to be getting the buzz it deserves, the game is flippin' brilliant. I suppose the problem is that there are plenty of very good games so there are lots of less mainstream or promoted games that 'fall down the cracks'. I think this is why many devs are turning to indy titles.
Spec op the line bored me to death. I don't know why. Cool story and everything but really boring.
Wow, I thought I was the only one! Generic shooter at the end of the day!
While the gameplay was generic I actually really enjoyed the plot. While I wouldn't suggest that its a great game I do think its decent enough to warrant picking up considering how cheap it is these days.
I put Specs Op The Line next to Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls (also a game that was passed) in the list of games that made me think and feel stuff. I can get how SO:TL could be perceived as boring.
I think one thing the gaming community as a whole needs to internalize is that review scores are not the final word on any product, nor are sales numbers. If something seems like it might be fun to you, try it out, fuck it if somebody else doesn't like it.
Most sensible thing I have read all week buddy. I had so much fun with the likes of Watchdogs, AC: Unity, Knack, Thief and many others that were hammered online. I almost never pay any mind to reviews anymore and certainly ignore the ranting that goes on over the internet. I think the one that stands out most in recent times was Unity. It was an Assassins Creed game, people know what kind of games these are and whether its for them or not as far as gameplay is concerned. I played day 1 as I really love AC and never experienced any bugs or performance issues that stopped me playing, the game was breathtakingly good looking. Had I listened to the internet nutjobs losing there minds I could easily missed out on 35 hours of largely happy gaming (way too many chests to collect imo). Ultimately, with Youtube it is very easy to see some gameplay and decide ig a game is for you or not.
Spec Ops The Line was an interesting game, with a great story. I did get somewhat bored with the gameplay for it, but it was a cool way to tell a story and I enjoyed it.
There are some good nominees here, but on top of several that I saw here, I'd add Star Wars Galaxies and Too Human
Singularity for sure! Especially if you're looking for something with a similar atmosphere as Bioshock. Also, I feel like more people didn't give Resistance3 a chance. It got great reviews but it lacked the sales. It's pretty much my favourite game from last generation. This is one thing I noticed about gaming! Gamers are very forgiving when it comes to older games that didn't get reviewed well in it's initial release haha
Singularity was a tremendous game that was criminally overlooked. Why anyone would choose the likes of COD over something so original as Singularity, I will never understand. I guess people move on to hating on whatever the latest victim of the internet hate campaign leaving the more positive word of mouth from those who actually played the games.
I know this is going to be unpopular, but I really, really enjoyed DriveClub. Now admittedly I arrived at the party a couple of months late so never experienced the worst of the problems and I am not an online gamer either, but after an hour or two of getting used to the handling I was loving every minute of the racing. I totally appreciate that its not for everyone of course, the blurred lines between sim and arcade physics are well documented and leave people unsure of how to treat tbe racing. But if you visit any forum even now, so far after release, people are still extremelely agressive in there opinions and there is no doubt that a large portion of these commentators are slating a game they have never played as they game on XB1, drowning out any sensible discussion about likes and dislikes.
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