Top 10 of overhyped (and bad) games

Videogameszone published a top list with the most overhyped (and in the end bad) games. The list contains Lair, Heavenly Sword, Red Steel and others.

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Parapraxis3119d ago

Heavenly Sword was awesome.

hay3119d ago

Lair was also pretty cool with the 'shroom patch. I agree with overhyped, but it's a good game. It's fun and looks great.
Also Force Unleashed gave me some nice hours of fun, and frustration playing on highest diff available(don't remember the name) for the first time. Wasn't perfect, was bugged a lot, but it was fun.

Mr_Bun3119d ago (Edited 3119d ago )

There was only 1 thing wrong with Heavenly Sword and it was length...Even with that, it still had an addicting replay factor. Every other aspect of that game was truly say anything less about the game is moronic

Redempteur3119d ago

Lair patch came WAaaaaaayyyy too late .. the damage was done ..

shysun3119d ago

HS it still one of my favorite games this gen. They should have left it off that list.

stevenhiggster3119d ago

Heavenly Sword is a great game. Overhyped? maybe. Bad? NO.

Pennywise3119d ago

Anyone who disses Heavenly Sword hasn't played it. I thought it was epic and cinematic with good gameplay. It was a bit on the shorter end, which was a shame. It was the perfect rental.

hay3119d ago

@Redempteur: True. It's definetly too late, but giving it a second chance won't do any harm. Carnage using dragon as a weapon at it's finest.

DarkMantrid3119d ago

I thought Saints Row 2 was a great game. Ofc not as well made as GTA IV, but really fun nonetheless.

Aclay3119d ago

Heavenly Sword is NOT a bad game, and as far as hype goes, I'm not sure because I don't remember any hype for it... but who knows, maybe there was, and I just didn't know about it since I had not discovered N4G until Spring 2008.

Heavenly Sword has some of the best voice acting, and cinematic experiences that I've seen in PS3 games so far, and comes second to MGS4 in that respect to me, and that's saying a lot about the production values of it... even though it was short, I'm still glad I bought it.

And Lair defiantly isn't as bad as people make it out to be. I got a hang of the Motion Controls fairly quickly, and it's another game that had pretty amazing production values as well, but sadly the Analog patch came little too late and the game just wasn't executed properly. After I downloaded the Analog patch, and tried it out, I didn't even want to use it anymore, because actually I enjoyed playing the game more with the Sixaxis.

Reibooi3119d ago

Only bad thing about Heavenly Sword was how short it was but aside from that it was a incredible game.

BrianC62343119d ago

I agree. I don't think Heavenly Sword was overhyped at all. It still hasn't been beat when it comes to use of the Sixaxis controls too. Lair's only real problem was using the Sixaxis controls. I need to go back and try it with the dual analog controls and see if it's better. This list is stupid. There have been a lot of overhyped games that should be on the list.

xabmol3119d ago

Why does everyone hate on Lairs sixaxis controls?

I thought the were good, even great, and really fun. The controls were not the problem with the game. It was other things like frame rate, targeting system, and landing.

I swear I screamed at my T.V. like 7 times just because I hated the landing on that damn boat/dam level...

ThanatosDMC3119d ago

Liar was actually a great game. I played using the analogue sticks after the patch. Those battles were just epic especially the last few missions.

Manta bombing was just great.

Dread3119d ago (Edited 3119d ago )

I am note hating, but i have an honest question for the sony fans. A few days ago ALL OF YOU could not stop hating on Halo ODST because according to you it was too short (which it wasn't , since it took me more than six hours to finish the campaign the first time, and i have done it again with friends co-op over three times. This does not include miltiplayer and firefight.) You guys posted hundreds of comments just hating on Halo and any one who liked it.

yet, you all defend Heavenly Sword, (which i thought was a great game, but way too short) and never criticized its length.

why the double standard. If you are truly not hating on HALO, then why not hold your exclusive to the same standard?

just asking.

oh and i dont think HS should be on the list either.

SiteNblog Defender3119d ago

Sevenly Short was terrible. Too short and easy.

stevenhiggster3119d ago

@ dread

If you read most of the comments again you'll notice that there are a few who say that they loved the game but it was too short. That seems the general concensus.
Most people are just saying that the game was great, not perfect but great and certainly doesn't deserve to be on that last.

pixelsword3119d ago (Edited 3119d ago )

when you have the option to turn up the difficulty from the beginning, which no one hardly does when they complain about a game being too short. If you hear a game is too short, then crank-up the difficulty off of the bat and see how long it takes you to finish it, because trust me, Heavenly Sword isn't short at all if you did that.

ODST will almost double if you go to Heroic, but how many people who already heard the game would be short actually did that? Not many at all; most just kept it to Normal and easy, then complain when it was over all too soon.

Lair, great game; if you didn't get the controls all you had to do was either ask around online, or (gasp) sit-down and figure it out in the practice arenas. The only problems people had were the 180 and over-steering instead of recovering from turns. Other than that, that game is woefully underrated.

The fact that they put Heavenly Sword and Red Steel in the same story makes me not want to click on the article at all.

mal_tez923119d ago

But then I'm not one for buttonmashers. I find the gameplay of games such as HS, God of War and Devil May Cry too repetitive to be fun.

But HS had amazing graphics and animation for its time.

monkpunk13119d ago

biggest disappointment this gen is gta 4. Game was a bit poo too in comparison to the atmosphere of vice city...

cheapndirty3119d ago

Heavenly Sword and Lair are gorgeous looking games. The soundtrack on Lair is outstanding. Too bad these games were 60.00 new. HS was pretty short for a 60 game. Lair needed that patch. I still have my copy.

I guess its really up to the owner to decide if the games were worth the money. I dont think how long a game is should be the only thing that determines value. Got that ODST trolls!

house3119d ago (Edited 3119d ago )

while i do agree with some of the games hs was a great game yes it was very short but one of the best games i have played this gen, it had top of the line voice acting and game play was great not to mention all the eye candy this game had, looked beautiful.

and i am hoping for a part two.... a man can dream haha

TheTwelve3118d ago

...and only suffered from coming out really early in the PS3's life. If that game came out now it would have sold a lot more and gotten way more props.


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tool-parabola3119d ago

Parapraxis, I agree with you. Heavenly Sword is awesome and I still have hope for the sequel. With it's beautiful visuals and amazing soundtrack, Heavenly Sword is a great PS3 game.

PAPERCHASER03963119d ago (Edited 3119d ago )

How many times do we have to see these same articles with the same opinionated lists?

Top 10 worst games
Top 10 overhyped games
5 most overhyped games
5 worst games

Same ole crap every other week to stir things why can't people come up with fresh topics which are truly news worthy?

TheWishman3119d ago

Agreed, Heavenly Sword was excellent. Cant believe that is on the list.

Same with Force Unleashed, it was a great playthrough.

They certainly have a thing for Sony games lol

Dread3119d ago

force unleashed was not a sony game dude

ZombieAutopsy3119d ago

agree with everyone who says HS shouldnt be on their, it was a very fun game really short but alot of fun.

Jdoki3119d ago

Heavenly Sword and Saints Row 2 are not bad games by any means - and I would even argue that Saints Row 2 was NOT overhyped.

Personally I prefer SR2 to GTAIV. Much more fun.

Heavenly Sword is a great game with an amazing cinematic feel. I enjoyed the game from start to finish. Sure it was overhyped... It was a launch title on the PS3 (which itself was overhyped), but it almost lived up to the hype.