GB writes: "There have been a lot of great games released this generation. But there are a couple of games who got the unnecessary hype even though they were...well great games. GB lists out some of the games that were over hyped."
I guess there are two ps3 games in the list
Maybe Resident Evil 5, I'm not sure.
Did this website not go on the internet December-March? I disagree with LBP though, there really wasnt any hype for that.
well the game according was not over hyped.
good article? there was very little explanation given for all 5 so I disagree. and of course the writing/grammar are garbage... however I will agree to both Halo 3 & Gears of War 2 being over-hyped (well I didn't expect that much from Halo not my cup o tea). can't speak to the others having never played them.
"Undeserving" hype? WTF, look up LBP on metacritic, look at the incredible reviews it recieved, it was a pure unique AAA experience.
How is Little Big Planet overrated? That game was fantastic (and this coming from a PC gamer)
Exactly! LBP was completely innovative, unique and never done before. So why would it be overhyped? Unless the author knows another game that lets you play in 2.5D sidescroller and make possibly anything you want, then this choice is bull.
I agree LittleBigPlanet was not overhyped. It delivered on everything it promised except for Online Create Mode which is coming soon.
I'd have to agree that LBP shouldn't be on there. I would add Bioshock on there instead. It was a fantastic game (yes, I have the platinum), but it wasn't perfect (few if any are) and it sure got a LOT of perfect scores and the internet nearly imploded with fanboyism when it was released. -caddad
I got to agree... I cannot speak for most of the other games on that list, but LBP was a fresh "Play Create Share" genre in itself
I guess they mean in terms of hype vs. sales? I dunno, I loved LBP. I think GTA4 should be on there instead. Just my opinion though.
I think FF Versus XIII may end up being overhyped. It will probably be great but people are bulding it way to high and if it doesn't reach their expectations welll....they'll probably say they made it bad so it doesn't overshadow FFXIII.
i dunno about versus. so far we've heard very little about the game itself and so i haven't really seen any1 hype it (cus they wouldn't know what they're hyping lol)
I think the most over hyped game this generation should go to GTAIV. I enjoyed the game a lot but somehow I felt it didn't deserved all the perfect scores it got.
Resistance 2 overhyped? I don't even remember there being much hype for Resistance 2 at all, and I don't remember any "Halo Killer" taglines for R2 either... Haze (and KZ2) were hyped to be "Halo Killer", but R2 definitely wasn't. LBP got a lot of hype, but I think it got the hype for a pretty good reason because it was a very different title compared to everything else released so far this gen. GTA4 and Haze are definitely one of the most overhyped games this gen. to me (in addition to other games that I won't mention) and I was surprised they weren't on this list...especially GTA4 because even though it was a pretty good game, the game itself just got OLD so damn quick, and just after doing a few missions, it just felt like I had played it before, but in just a new coat of paint. Even though GTA3, Vice City, and San Andreas had pretty much the same type of gameplay, each one Expanded upon the previous version pretty significantly, and other than Better Graphics and Realism, GTA4 didn't expand upon the others hardly at all. I want the next GTA game to have EVERYTHING that San Andreas had, everything that GTA4 had, and MORE.
Agree with: 1 (Halo 3) 2 (Resistance 2) Disagree with: 3 (Gears of war) 4 (LittleBigPlanet)
R2?? Really? R2 was the redheaded stepchild noone wanted to give a chance. When was it hyped, let alone overhyped.
I don't know.. i guess it was just the hype off the first game. I was really let down by Resistance 2, the multiplayer setup is great, but the story mode, imo was horrible.
tbh resistance 2 is more of a dissapointing sequel than an overhyped game. i actually really enjoyed resistance:fom but hated r2. a lot of ppl prefer the mp in 2 but i just liked the simplicity and 'old school' style of the first. not a fan of the second with all these 'berzerk' powers
Litle big planet was overhyped sony obiously pay off reviewers to give it good scores anybody that will give litle big planet a rating higher than a 3 is a crackhead plain and simple
crackhead? like ur mom??
Or your going to have to answer to me
"corywebb93" target acquired... Your bubbles will be gone tomorrow.
"Dont disrecpect halo Or your going to have to answer to me" This looks like something what a child will say :)
"Your bubbles will be gone tomorrow." u admit to owning multiple accounts then OmarJA??
lol there was no hype on resistance 2 and lbp was the 1st of its genre ever. The following are overhyped multiplats GTAIV Oblivion Fallout 3
Your joking right? It was one of the most hyped games of '09. But it wasn't over hyped. That's the difference. It was one of Sony's better marketed games.
How was lbp overhyped it deliverd if you can go by all the awards it won and the strong community with already 1million creations.
Yea I have no comment on the other games that made that list but little big planet has been lauded with so much positive praise even a year after it was released.. A game that launches a whole new genre in gaming is not overhyped, in fact lbp didnt recieve its just dues... I have a feeling the guy that wrote this article is just some lonely college kid who wants to feel important so he writes a bunch of dribble hoping to get attention....
Great game (I loved it actually), but VERY overhyped. It's hard to not be hyped for AC2, but I can't help it!! Hope it meets my expectations...
LBP Def shouldn't be on that list.
GTA4, Halo 3 and RE5 most overhyped for me.
Disagree with this article. Didn't seem to be very well-written either, honestly. I don't agree with Resistance 2 and ESPECIALLY not LittleBigPlanet. I'd put Lair, Haze, and Killzone 2 on the list before I'd ever put Resistance 2 or LittleBigPlanet. Resistance 2 because it wasn't all that hyped up anyway in my opinion, and LittleBigPlanet because no amount of hype would be too much for that brilliant game. Halo 3 I'd only agree with because it was easily the most hyped game of all time, but it really didn't deliver on the revolutionary front. It was really fun, but not all that different from what we got with Halo 2. Gears of War 2 I would agree with only because it got all of the hype that Resistance 2 deserved. They didn't share much in the hype, from what I remember, it was all the media clamoring on about the greatness of Gears 2, all the time, and in my opinion the game was no better than Resistance 2, so I don't agree that Resistance 2 should be on the list above Gears 2. Smash Bros. I have no comment about, because I've never been all that into any of the Smash Bros. games, so I haven't played Brawl, I stopped trying to like them after Melee didn't do much for me.
GTAIV Halo 3 may have had insane marketing, but when it comes to unbelievable amounts of hype...well, see above. And not just this generation, but of all time. It managed to be the biggest Entertainment launch in history, as recognized by Guiness.
this topic is over hyped if anything
Halo 3 and Gears are the only games in the list that where not overhyped.
lol i wonder why
What? No assassin creed? BOOOHH
Halo 3 HAH! obviously Resistance 2 and Gears 2 overrated pretty equally LittleBigPlanet way overrated I played it for less than a month Super Smash was overrated this is a pretty good list what else was overhyped? Wii Fit Halo Wars Links Crossbow Training Wii Music Lair Haze Ninja Gaiden 2 Banjo Kazooie Too Human Blue Dragon Lost Planet Red Steel GTA 4 and w/e else
1a.COD4 1b.GTA IV 1c.Ass Creed 4.Halo 3 5.Fallout 3/Resident Evil 5
1. MGS 4 2. GTA 4 3. Halo 3 4. Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition 5. Resident Evil 5 Those are my "This game isn't all that, shut up already" games. Also, lol @ "Ass Creed"
To pick between COD4,GTAIV,and Ass Creed for most over rated so I just designated 1a,1b,and 1c The Ass Creed part is because I was going to abbreviate it and doing so I found out that I could write Ass on this website.I would pun GTA IV and COD4 if it was as simple and easy as Ass Creed.
Im going to have to respectfully disagree... Metal gear solid 4 was far from overhyped. Snakes curtain call was a beautifully crafted tale of a desperate mans attempt to save the world yet again.. I've never come close to crying b/c of a game but this game made me teary.. Dont laugh, im man enough to admit when something moves me just makes me human.. If you didnt feel like this game was shear perfection then I respect your opinion but the professional game journalists all agreed, this game was monumental...
That's cool, I'm not gonna try and change your mind or anything, but it had the complete opposite effect on me. Among other goofiness, MGS 4 has giant robots that "moo" like cows, a woman in a dog costume as a villain, and a guy with no arms who puts a sword in his mouth and tries to fight. It's ridiculous and it takes itself WAY too seriously.
MGS4 while looking pretty good (though why did Meryl's hair EVER move? It looked plastic) was not much of a game. I mean you would play 5-10 min, then sit and watch a cut scene for up to 20 min, 5-10 more minutes of gameplay, then again, 5-20 minutes of cut scene. The flow of the game, or lack there of, took you out of it rather quickly and made it a bore fest. The only MGS title to get it right was the first on the PS1, the others, turned to crap due to Kojima wanting it to be more of a movie then a game.
I think GTAIV should replace LPB on that list.
Just because a game was "overhyped" does not mean the game itself is bad, it just means that for one reason or another the hype for it was too great for it to live up to. So don't get upset if your favourite game is on this list, it doesn't mean the game is bad, just that it wasn't as good as some people made it out to be.
How is Halo 3 over hyped??? If it was than it wouldn't be selling so well. LBP is over hyped to an extent since many thought it would be the next Mario which it definitely is not. But easily the most over hyped game this gen goes to Killzone 2. A game that was hoping to be the next Halo but failed miserably. A game with zero innovation and zero fun.
Its cuz of all the graphic whores these days. Halo 3 is all story and gameplay, the gfx are ok but nothing amazing. All the bitter ps3 fans here cannot accept that their lovely uncharted is being slammed around like an empty can by a game that isnt very graphical. So they keep on calling Halo3 overrated, while in fact its not, cuz its still selling. And by now people already know what Halo3 is like, and they still keep buying it. Expect that ODST will be praised for its story and gameplay as well. Just like Halo3. People will play ODST, tell each other how awesome the story is, and then the game will keep on selling for years.
was fun for a few days, but once you reach the leveling cap thats were it heads into familiar territory. I might create another PSN account and hop back on it since I haven't played it since April...just to get more trophies though.
There you go with the sales argument again.. How many times have we gone over the sales does not translate to quality argument, hell wii sports is a good example... How many "industry" awards has halo 3 recieved? I'm not talking about those silly useless awards that magazines dole out by the truck load... I, of course, am refering to the awards given out by organizations such as the Interactive Achievment Awards? Quality is gauged by the praise it recieves.. When a non game orientend organization gives this much praise to a game then yea its something special.. So take your blinders off and stop hating on everything that doesnt have a 360 logo on it.....
I think "Halo3 MLG Pro" would rather someone put down his mother than his precious Halo. I think Halo is the definition of Over Hyped. With all the crap like Mountain Dew commercials and figurines, just for another FPS game where you walk around looking at the barrel of a gun go up and down as you walk. oh wait, it's different, it has the ammo count ON the gun. OMG the innovation is mind blowing...
....the sales are being looked at t show HOW MANY PEOPLE PLAYED AND ARE MOST LIKELY ENJOYING THE GAME. THough when a game or system doesnt sell a ton those fans will say sales dont matter, sales is an indication of the people that played something and liked or still do like it. Someone once said to look at the music biz and see that Britney SPears sold like 10 million albums but that doesnt mean it is good, but look at a band like the beatles, they sold what, near 100 million total albums and singles and they are one of the greatest bands of all time. Basically, sales can equal quality and obviously, 10 million people thought halo was/is pretty good.
combine them with everything else the franchise offers and you have the total package for shooters on consoles and others should follow suit.
Resistance 2: Fall Of Man Wut
Put on RE5.
Meh, make it a top 6 and include them both. Brawl has nothin' on Melee.
Brawl is the best Smash game in the series. Couldn't stand Melee.
Melee was the tits and it still is one of the best SSB. Brawl...ehhhhh
Name one thing in Melee that is better than Brawl
Brawn was badass, but for it's time- Melee was just amazing.
how was little big planet hyped let alone overhyped people , most ps3 fans were looking towards resistance 2 at the time, in fact LBP surpassed the expectation becomming the most innovative and highest rated exclusive of 08 switch it with killzone 2 ,re5, gta4. And halo mlg obviously someone called halo mlg wouldnt think its overhyped...come to think of it how does gears 2 and LBP make the list but not gta4 or re5
Whoever wrote this article has sh*t writing skills. And Littlebigplanet, really W.T.F. ?
I actually agree w/ that whole list, maybe not in the same order. But what about Assassin's Creed/Alone In The Dark/Fable2/GTA4 You could make a top 10 list
LBP should have absolutely no place on this list.
1) Agreed. although Halo has been overhyped since the Xbox, so i don't think that it should be on the list, since most of the hype is just carry over from last gen. for the record, i really loved the first Halo, but simply lost interest after the 2nd came out. 2) Disagree. it's not Resistance 2's fault that the media feels the need to slap a "Halo Killer" moniker on EVERY Playstation FPS announced. personally, i think Resistance 2 is just as fast paced, twitchy, and arcadey as Halo, and has the best online of it's type out there. as for it being overhyped? by WHO? the first was nearly universally dismissed because it didn't look like Gears of War, and expectations for the sequel were moderate. in short, you didn't see Resistance on soda cans and sneakers. 3) Agreed. Bigger, Better, and more Badass amounted to two extra players in MP, and a mediocre ending. no matter how much Gears exceeds on a visceral level, it is an above average 3rd person shooter. there are better experiences out there, and Unreal Engine 3 has run it's course in the "wow factor" department. Gears has some great commercials, however, and i feel was very overhyped by the media, who took up the "bigger, better, and more badass" chant like they created it themselves, and it wasn't a marketing buzz term to slap on the back of the box. 4) Disagree. A game is only overhyped if it fails to live up to expectations. LBP may be starting to become oversaturated due to Sackboy's iconic nature, but the game itself delivered on all expectations. it never promised to be anything more than what it was: A 2D sidescrolling physics based platformer where players can create and share their own level creations. 5)Indifferent. the only reason this game could remotely disappoint is because it graphically didn't really improve over it's successor. i loved Smash Bros. Melee, and Brawl felt just like it. also, like LBP, Brawl never promised to be anything more than it was, and it's still one of the best games on the Wii, so i don't see how it was overhyped. every console has the game that they champion, and there are varying degrees of hype, but outside of $30 million marketing campaigns for ONE title on this list, very few games this generation are actually overhyped. the vocal minority of the internet don't actually speak for the majority of gamers. now, the most overhyped CONSOLE of the generation is another story and article altogether...