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The Most Overhyped & Disappointing Games This Gen

VGSensation writes: "I'm going to list here, the most awfully disappointing and over-hyped games this generation. It isn't a hard list to write, and you all probably have your own game to add on here too. Tell me what you agree/disagree with over on our forums. Now lets get started with a more than obvious one!" (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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VenerableBmoney  +   2100d ago
Lol @ FarCry 2. I really enjoyed that game, but you're absolutely right- driving and map reading was the most poorly implemented feature in the game. I crashed so many times!
NecrumSlavery  +   2099d ago
yeah. I appreciate the developers intent, but the game had a lot of issues. my personally biggest one was that the enemies always knew where you were when you made contact. i shot a guys car with a sniper rifle laying in a bush on hilltop over a mile away. he stopped, turned around, and drove for ten minutes towards me. got out and start shooting me intantly. i was like wtf? how could he even see me. other than that and driving and map reading the game was solid though. oh the respawning of enemies at secured checkpoints and safehouses was a bit of bullshizz
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Elven6  +   2100d ago
I don't see how Halo 3 was disappointing, it finished the Halo 3 storyline which is what everyone wanted, Halo 2 despite me enjoying it somewhat can be seen as disappointing to some, not so much 3.

Tomb Raider...did people even have expectations for that game? There's only one reason why that game sells...

exotic locations.
Fishy Fingers  +   2100d ago
Exotic locations? I guess your referring to the mountain ranges :)
The Wood  +   2100d ago
nah
tropical fruits
WildArmed  +   2099d ago
They are comparing the amount of hype it received vs what it delivered.

They never said halo was a bad game.

Halo 3 ad:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Halo 3 gameplay:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Now tell me how they werent building hype...
I loved the ads alot more then the game.. well there i said it D:

But I've played Halo 3 and the multiplayer was fun.. for awhile. Reminded me of the good old halo combat evolved times.. which I am gonna go play now actually lol
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Godmars290  +   2099d ago
"Tomb Raider...did people even have expectations for that game?"
When it got exclusive content, yeah, there were some expectations. Like that content would be worth it. That it would even be released.

Pretty sure there were suppose to be two DLCs, but the first was so underwhelming they didn't bother with a second.
gamingisnotacrime  +   2099d ago
I am not a Halo 3 fan, and still cant see how that game dissapoints
Halo fans loved it, they play that MP online a LOT, the halo community is so big that makes Home look empty. Hey, easy now, im a PS3 fan, a PS brand fan for that matter, i can only wish KZ2 had half the online community halo 3 has. The campaign was fun, nothing special, just like CoD 4, or KZ2 for that matter (of course KZ2 has a lot going for it with physics animation etc).

Halo 3 is Not a Dissapointment, it is not a breakthrough experience neither, is just a fun FPS with one of the best online communities around

PS, Halo 2 was a HUGE dissapointment, that stupid ending was nerve recking!

Happy Halloween guys, keep those consoles on all night long :)
mastiffchild  +   2098d ago
Why don't many of my fellow Halo fans get that many people feel Halo3 was overrated purely as a HALO GAME and not in your normal terms. We shouldn't get offended as, if anything, it's kind of a compliment really. Does anyone really enjoy the SP(which is what this guy's on about)in H3 as much as they did their runs through CE? Cos that's what he means and what I mean and what everyone always(well mostly) mean when they say Halo3 dusappointed them-it didn't measure up to ast glories and just isn't perfect l;ike the ad campaign suggested. That's all it just isn't better than CEor as good) and didn't live up to an ad campaign that, if we're honest, maybe even a perfect game would fail to. Maybe the expectations those ads put in people's heads were unreasonable for ANY game to fulfill-that's why it was in a way iverhyped-because the ads gave a ludicrously high expectation for it and that was real hype right there. Fantastic and effective hype but hype none the less.

Really, people get WAY too defensive over Halo when it's big enough not to worry too much-honestly, if you think about it that ad campaign would be too much hype for the second coming!

Personally I'd have to say the big miss from his list is Too Human(I thought it automatically made you a 360 bot if you fail to mention DD's mess IF you first mention Haze, no?)-that game failed to live up to any of the missives that Dyack himself was happy enough to hype it with FFS!

RE5 overhyped? IDK, afterall it's a bi franchise and I'm bot sure there was that much prerelease hype saying it was anything that spevial outside of it's looks was there? Sure it disappointed many but a lot like it(why?)as well and I just don't recall many people/sites/mags saying it was a great step forward from RE4 anyway. Most of the talk was about whether it was racist and why the switch to co-op and the eternal controls issue.

Persoanlly I always put Fallout3 on a list of overhyped and disappointing games. Much like Halo3 it isn't that it's not a decent or even good game but it just isn't what the hpe suggests it to be. To me it had two iffy shooting systems, a poor story arc, poor level cap, way too many bugs and about a third of the atmoshere of the earlier Fallout games. It didn't, for me, nail the FPS/RPG hybrid role half as well as the media would have us believe and in practically every way felt iferior to Onlivion. Or it did when it wasn't either sounding or looking like recycled bits of Oblivion itself!

I'm sure most of you love Fallout3(fair enough) but that just shows what the problems are with lists like this one which are always opinion-who can say other than you which game failed to do what YOU thought it would? So unless we stick with the games which just made a mess of things(Too Guman, Lair etc)and make a VERY dull list or we have to have a few big games on there that a lot of people loved to make it worth reading or even writing. This does both thngs but misses out a couple of obvious ones, imo, while putting Halo3 in there and KZ2 as well-just cos he thought he was expected to, imo, for console balance!

Seriously though-Fallout3 still getting GOTY awards when it sholdn't have got near one? Maybe, maybe I'd understand a little better if it, or any of it's DLC even worked the first day you nought it, but even then it's just a very good game that didn't quite do what it set out to, not for me anyway.
DonCorneo  +   2099d ago
you forgot to add flopza 3
200K in the 1st week.. that's just weak
chrisulloa  +   2099d ago
Because this is about sales rite? Lol dumbass

If it were almost every PS3 game would be on there.
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Saaking  +   2099d ago
flopza flopped
-MoOkS-  +   2099d ago
.
Forza 3 currently has a higher review average that ANY flop turismo title has had in almost the last 10 years.

run along
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Double07  +   2099d ago
@2.3
http://www.metacritic.com/g...

Plus Gt1 and Gt2 below even though granted they were a long time back:

http://www.metacritic.com/g...
http://www.metacritic.com/g...

So as you put it "run along" ;)
-MoOkS-  +   2099d ago
^ The retardism is strong in this one ( the guy above me, just so other retards understand )
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Double07  +   2099d ago
Lulz, im a retard for proving you wrong? Butthurt little inbred fails, badly.
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WildArmed  +   2099d ago
lol QUICK change topic and use personal insults when your proven wrong! Coz it'll make that fact that you got your fanboy assed uber pawned.
Great move Mooks!
btw feel free to check the dates of those GT titles, there are all within 10 years range

Although FM3 wasnt hyped too much, so it doesnt belong on the list.
But the focus on Definite definite definitee.. got to me.. and then i read articles from Kotaku about it's physics engine.. and then im like.. *facepalm*
Here turn 10 was bragging about the best-est physics ever, ' we dont focus just on graphics, we want physics and everything'.
well GJ :) Next time dont try to bash your ocmpetition, coz the media will bite you in the ass when you fuk up
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K__L__U__T__C__H  +   2099d ago
@doncorneo
Man do you really want to start talking sales now, because i can start listing a long list of flops from ps3.
infekt  +   2099d ago
Quoting sales figures are for cun7s
-MoOkS-  +   2099d ago
KILLZONE 2 BY A COUNTRY MILE. Nothing else even comes close
NecrumSlavery  +   2099d ago
How? How in the hell is this master piece not worth its attention given? you are out of your mind.
St0  +   2099d ago
Just ignore him, he's probably not even played it since he only owns a 360 and wants to defend it.
-MoOkS-  +   2099d ago
I've owned a ps3 since launch. Make assumptions much?
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WildArmed  +   2099d ago
lmfao.. you can stop being afraid of the ps3 now.. dont worry it wrong murder your first love, xbox 360.
Actually the ps3 n 360 get along very well..
just go buy K2 if u want it that much, no need to try to justify not buying the game like that

'Don't accuse me of not having a ps3 or being a fanboy, I give credit where credit is due.' -- Mooks profile..

I think you just proved what a fanboy you are :)
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DevastationEve  +   2099d ago
It's true, KillZone2 was a massive disaster and a foolish attempt at trying to dethrone Halo 3. The only game that has been able to give Halo 3 a good run for its money would be COD 4.

As it stands Halo 3 has survived every console FPS to come out before and after its release.

Halo 3 has conquered this gen, there's no two ways about it. Nothing from Sony comes close. Sad.
TheBand1t  +   2099d ago
^^^^
Weren't you complaining about Sony fanboys ramming opinions as fact down your throat?

Btw, it's called Gran Turismo 5 if you're looking at a game that'll more than likely outsell Halo.
foxtheory  +   2099d ago
@3.5
Are you talking about sales or enjoyment?

If you're talking about enjoyment, then it's your opinion. Stop stating it as a fact.

If you're talking about sales, then your argument is invalid. We're talking about game experiences, so GTFO with your "sales make a great game" bulls**t.
callahan09  +   2099d ago
"KillZone2 was a massive disaster and a foolish attempt"

That is just an absolutely ridiculous thing to say. The game has sold, what, like 2 million? It scored over 90% from almost every review. You call that a massive disaster? If you didn't like it and don't think it deserved all those sales and scores, then state your opinion, but don't just call the game a massive disaster, because it clearly wasn't.
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WildArmed  +   2099d ago
@3.8

By fanboy's logic:
Game not on my console = "Game X was a massive disaster and a foolish attempt"

I love how dumb fanboys are ^_^
Well, atleast they feel important on N4G.

Oh, i remember Velvet Assassin's being branded as 'what MGS4 should have been'.
You know that 360 exclusive that everyone used to downplay MGS4 exclusivity.. and how did that game turn out -.-
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MGSR THE HD VERSION  +   2099d ago
come on, everyone knows killzone2 was posed as THE halo killer.

http://www.n4g.com/News-267...

and did it kill halo....nope.

so it's qualified for being over hyped, a good game yes but it did NOT kill halo or take it's place.
Megaton  +   2099d ago
"Halo 3 has conquered this gen"

Really? Do you really believe that, or are you just shining people on to get reactions? I hope it's the latter, and I just got trolled. The game is fine, but "conquered this gen"? It doesn't even fall in my top 10 of this gen, and I probably liked the original Halo more than anyone at N4G.

It's hard to associate myself with other Halo fans because of fanatics like ApocalyPS3. They're like fundamentalist religious zealots, acting like they just left a sermon, worshiping at the altar of Master Chief. Embarrassing the crap out of normal people who just like the game because it's fun.
calis  +   2099d ago
360 fanboys are still kids, I swear.

So you have one article where someone said it was the Halo Killer and suddenly that makes it true? No one has said it ever was the Halo killer except 360 fanboys.

By that logic, because this article says Halo is over-hyped, it must be true.
DevastationEve  +   2099d ago
Gran Turismo will sell.

When it's bundled like what Sony's done before.

Halo 3. Was not bundled. Sold 10+ million.
Sevir04  +   2098d ago
Halo 3 was the worst halo of the entire franchise
and perhaps the biggest disapointment for the series.

KZ2 was far from disappointing. KZ2 was totally on a pedestal that everyone accused Sony as not delivering.. and when they delivered, they saw exactly how wrong they were, a Non stop action shooter, that blows everything out of the water in sheer intensity. yes it's story telling wasn't that impressive but it served as moving you from one point to another. Somthing Halo 3 failed to do... you can see the progression, KZ1-KZ, they moved forward... Bungie, movedbackwards after halo:CE, everything else, took a step back. the Multiplayer in halo 2 was the best and then they fell off in Halo 3 on everything. nothing but a huge hype and let down. KZ2, still has it's following and it's still p[roving it has legs.
Godmars290  +   2099d ago
Is everyone missing the "Overhyped" in the title?
Halo 3 had a sports drink. If anything says overhype that does.
chrisulloa  +   2099d ago
So does Final Fantasy and WoW. It's just good marketing.
Godmars290  +   2099d ago
"So does Final Fantasy and WoW."
Lord knows they've never been accuse of being overhyped.

@OtherWhiteMeat:
Dude, there's a difference between temporally putting the likeness of a character on a brand of soda, temporally relabeling and re-marketing it, and making an entirely new brand of soda/energy drink.
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OtherWhiteMeat  +   2099d ago
IN all fairness UC2 did something with Pepsi.
HDgamer  +   2099d ago
Not just pepsi either, they did something with Ford too. Or some other car company of the Big three.
fallenchicken  +   2099d ago
Actually a pretty good list. Although it is missing some wii games.
gumgum99  +   2099d ago
like...
TheDeadMetalhead  +   2099d ago
The Conduit, Madworld, Sonic Unleashed...
Escamotage  +   2099d ago
This List Sucked
Half of the games listed were only hyped up in the writer's own little mind. Case in point: The most hyped up game THROUGH PRESS was Assassin's Creed.
IdleLeeSiuLung  +   2099d ago
... and it sold damn well!!!
From what I saw, it didn't seemed like a great game, but 5 million people bought it so it must be good.
foxtheory  +   2099d ago
I actually liked it
It was repetitive and had its obvious problems, but I enjoyed what it had to offer. Then again I DID buy it used for $20, and I didn't fall for any hype, so that may have to do with it. It had a lot of potential (the graphics were there and the story was decent), but I'll agree that it failed to deliver a $60 experience. Hopefully AC2 will make up for AC1's problems.
Tripl3seis  +   2099d ago
ok killzone 2 received hype but halo3? now that game got hype to no end.
Rowsdower  +   2099d ago
not news
its simply not news
Dusdg  +   2099d ago
Halo 3 was not over hyped
Halo 3 delivered in spades. However fanboys that have never played the game will always say it is over hyped.

1. 4 player coop with Grunt BirthDay Party on was great.

2. It ended the story on a good note. Now Ill agree that Halo 2 left the story a little rocky at the end but 3 did a good job at wrapping it up.

3. I still dont think any Xbox online game can match it feature per feature. Had a Great time playing forge, making maps for racing, zombie hunts ext.

I am not saying halo is for everyone. My best friend has hated halo since halo 1 but that does not mean it is overrated.
HDgamer  +   2099d ago
Overhyped doesn't necessarily mean the core gameplay or visuals or even the game. Just the things surrounded by the game like sports drinks, food products, car giveaways, movie trailers, bs like that.
WildArmed  +   2099d ago
over hyped = OMG this game will have realistic graphics and OMGZ THE BESTSET (insert word) EVER!

and Halo 3 was definitely apart of that. If you love halo, its hard to see it. It's what your shown before hand, and then what they sell you.
Ofc, its mostly media doing all the crappy hyping.

On a side note: I always hated Halo's campaigns. MP is where its at. I still play Halo combat evolved MP every now and then when I'm at college.
NecrumSlavery  +   2099d ago
Halo 3 was horrible and so was GTA IV.

I really thought the ending driving sequence from H3 was directly ripped from Diddy Kong Racing. Horrible in every way.

GTA4 just failed to have the fun that is GTA. And I understand the devs were going with story, but GTA 4 just wasn't fun like San Andreas was.
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Dusdg  +   2099d ago
lol
It came from halo 1 if you had ever played the first one you would know that.
NecrumSlavery  +   2099d ago
yeah but halo 1 wasn't great either. and i would assume they could of put a little creativity and thought into the third one. i did play the first one. played them all.
Dusdg  +   2099d ago
lol
So let me get this right you played 3 games that you did not like??? Most people would say Halo 1 reinvented FPS for consoles. But like I said halo is not for everyone. So when halo reach comes out dont be a tool and just dont buy it. Simple as that. Vote with you wallet not your mouth on the internet.
xoxideu  +   2099d ago
bots don't like quality games
they only like games about fantasy space marines
chrisulloa  +   2099d ago
Lol yeah because PS3 doesn't have resistance or killzone
TheTeam06  +   2099d ago
@above
Resistance isn't about fantasy space marines.
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WildArmed  +   2099d ago
@4.2
but any of them sell 10mil? lol
TheTeam06  +   2099d ago
huh? lol, I don't think I understand
WildArmed  +   2099d ago
ops sry i meant @4.1
Im delusional today :)
TheTeam06  +   2099d ago
oh lol, I get it now =p
karan8624  +   2098d ago
And Killzone isnt the generic marine type either.
kaveti6616  +   2099d ago
I disagree about Saint's Row 2 being hyped that much. IGN did a few stories about it, but it certainly was not hyped to hell the same way Halo 3 was. And I honestly think the hype for Killzone 2 was an internet phenomenon rather than public like GTA IV billboards and Halo 3 superbowl halftime commercials. Halo 3's major flaw was the campaign for me. I was hoping for a change of sorts. The Flood felt more annoying than scary. Gravemind was once again a douche. I would have liked it more if there were more night missions. Is it just me or does Halo 3 take place entirely in day time? I can't remember the night missions, if there were any. Killzone 2 deserved as many sales as Halo 3 but wasn't marketed well enough, or maybe Halo 3 didn't deserve as many sales but was marketed too well.

The CGI trailers of Halo 3 are something for Bungie to shoot for in the next generation.

Resident Evil 5 was not scary.
K__L__U__T__C__H  +   2099d ago
Yeah RE5 wasn't scary at all. Which was sorta a let down.
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chrisulloa  +   2099d ago
Meh, this list is bad.
MaximusPrime  +   2099d ago
disagreed with just Killzone 2.
NecrumSlavery  +   2099d ago
agree with killzone 2 shouldn't be there.

i didn't even know saints row 2 was overhyped or underloved.

LAIR/Haze are a couple of PS3 booboos, but you have to crack a few eggs to make an Uncharted Omelet
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   2099d ago
I remember...
every article being about how awesome Killzone was back in February. I avoided N4G because I was tired of hearing about Killzone.

I had pre-ordered it weeks in advance and was looking forward to it, but the hype was a bit much imho. Still the best FPS this generation in my opinion.
K__L__U__T__C__H  +   2099d ago
@notsosilentbob
Yeah Rainbow Six Vegas series has had the cover system since it came out in 2006, it was and still is the best cover system in any fps game hands down.
shutupandplay  +   2099d ago
Afrika, haze, resistance 2, lair, socom, come to mind.
Double07  +   2099d ago
There was hype for Afrika, really?
Monolith  +   2099d ago
to bad resistance 2 is awesome, lair was good you just never played it and follow everyone else, socoms the Sh1t now cant wait for DLC finally, and haze was yea the only one ill give, its boring and mediocre like halo 3
WildArmed  +   2099d ago
lol.. love how you create 'hype' for games that had no hype great job.
I'd rant on about your choice of console n it's crappy games, but at this rate the world will go blind

An eye for an eye makes the world blind..
but then again fanboys were born blind.
cpt_kaos  +   2099d ago
To this day I still believe Halo 3 could have been more but Microsoft put the screws on hard and forced Bungie to release it to early as this was the same period it was becoming obvious the 360 Hardware had massive problems and this over hyped game was a distraction to take some heat off for a brief period, but it had potential to be so much more on a machine capable of so much more but looked like an Xbox original game and why did so many compare it to halo 2 because it wasn't up to standard for a so called next gen platform.
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Johnny Rotten  +   2099d ago
what no Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty? and I don't remember any hype being giving to Tomb Raider when it came out.
CaulkSlap  +   2099d ago
If anything Killzone2 was the game everyone was hyping to fail miserably. Didn't fall short in really any aspect. Met the hype and beat the hate.

Halo3 on the other hand was quite mediocre. You'd think they'd have tried to redeem the piece of crap campaign from Halo2 but it was only slightly better. I still think Halo1 is the best one. Had far more fun playing its multiplayer LAN than Halo2/3s weapon whoring BS. Sure you "hardcore" gamers (pathetic joke compared to PC gamers) play the multi all the time but it's not much of an improvement.

GTA4 needs to be on here. Same with Gears2. I think RE5 definitely deserves it. That control style and interface worked last gen but things have evolved too much to get away with crap controls. Just felt like RE4 in a game where RE4 controls don't work.
NotSoSilentBob  +   2099d ago
Only people it has "failed" to are the 360 fans who can't play it cause they are so entrenched in Halo anything else is junk.
TheBand1t  +   2099d ago
Rule #13.5 to getting hits on a video game site:

Make a list of games that you say are "overhyped and disappointing", and include two popular games on rival systems.

Result? Fanboy flamewar and mo' hits.
gamerz  +   2099d ago
Halo3 doesn't deserve to be there - it's about as polished a game as you'll see, they added tons of great options like replaying the entire match from any player's perspective, all the great online modes and level creation options and does it with millions of players. It lived up to the hype, IMO.

Now GTA4 needs to be on there and also Little Big Planet.
TheBand1t  +   2099d ago
LBP? Overhyped? No.
callahan09  +   2099d ago
LittleBigPlanet definitely shouldn't be on there. It's absolutely brilliant. I didn't quite get it when it first came out and I gave it a mediocre review (I recommended to "rent it" instead of "buy it" in my review) because at that time I just wasn't seeing any good stuff from the community created levels. The story mode was really, really good, but not enough to warrant a purchase. But add in what the community has become for LBP and you get an immeasurably amazing game. You can spend hours a day just playing the community levels, and then don't even get me started on how much time you can sink into making your own levels. This game is a treasure-trove of creativity and it's one of the all-time best outlets for aspiring game-designers to try their hand at expressing themselves. The versatility is astounding. It's easily one of the best games of all time, if not the best.
Ninjamonkey  +   2099d ago
Halo 3: it was alright but I never went back to the SP after completing it.

Killzone 2: It was ok but the story was a little lacking. it could have had so much more depth...
silvacrest  +   2099d ago
im sure GG no this so expect a better story in killzone 3, nothing else was lacking in my opinion

besides that, i thought it was a brilliant game
Time_Is_On_My_Side  +   2099d ago
I would change a few things...
1) Halo 3
2) Gears of War 2
3) Street Fighter 4
4) Forza Motorsport 3
5) Ninja Gaiden 2 / Sigma 2

These games seem to be praised for doing a lot of the same things without any significant difference than its predecessor.

As for the rest of the games on the list, the fans boosted the hype not so much the developers because I didn't get really high expectations from what the developers said.
munish23  +   2099d ago
I loved ODST, I didnt expect much from the start but I ended up loving the game especially the campaign.
silvacrest  +   2099d ago
so....
because killzone 2 didnt do anything new (except bring the best console graphics at the time) it dissapointed the author? he even said he quite enjoyed it at first so what really changed?
Figboy  +   2099d ago
it's nobodies fault but your own if you fall for any hype the PR machine dishes out.
yes, overhype sucks, but who's the fool? the fool, or the fool who follows him?

while i certainly think there are games this generation that have received an obscene amount of hype (ie, Halo 3, GTAIV, Gears 2, etc), i certainly don't hold it against them when they don't meet up to that hype.

i tend to go into games with rather tempered expectations. don't get me wrong, i froth at the mouth and can't wait to get my hands on it, but i don't think it's going to be the "BEST GAME EVER OF THE CENTURY ETERNITY!!!"

GTAIV was hyped to all hell, but i didn't expect much but GTA. i enjoyed the game, although i was only mildly disappointed that it didn't match up to GTA: San Andreas, but i expected it wouldn't. afterall, it was the first GTA on new hardware, and multi-platform to boot. in a sense, it was like GTAIII on the PS2: the first game of it's type on the new platform, and pales in comparison to later additions. i expect the next GTA game to release on the next gen platforms to be spectacular, like Vice City was to GTAIII.

Fable 2 was about the only game this generation that has genuinely disappointed me, and not due to hype, but to the fact that the game was such a marginal improvement over the first. even Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction vastly improved over the PS2 iterations, but Fable 2 suffered from weak visuals (Fable 1 was an AMAZING looking game, especially considering it's size and scope. i was hoping Fable 2 would kick it up a few notches, especially 3 years AFTER the Xbox 360 released. i was wrong), sluggish controls, and some of the changes to the game play were extremely weak; i liked the dog, but hated the removal of the map, shooting your gun with the Y button, and the bland 1 button combat. even the magic system felt weak. i'm still looking forward to Fable 3, since i love the series anyway, but once again, my expectations are tempered.

i enjoy a lot more games when i don't expect them to reinvent the wheel every time, and instead hope for an entertaining gaming experience.

falling for hype lands solely on your shoulders, and it's not the developers fault if you buy PR spin and marketing. is it an honorable practice? no, but what in the business world IS?

for the record:

GTAIV was overhyped
Halo 3 was ungodly overhyped
Gears of War 2 was overhyped
MGS4 was overhyped
Little Big Planet was overhyped
Bioshock was overhyped
Mass Effect was overhyped
Alan Wake was overhyped
Splinter Cell: Conviction was overhyped
Resistance 2 was overhyped

i personally enjoyed all of the released games on that list (barring Halo and Gears 2; just not my thing), but that has absolutely NO BEARING on the quality of those games.

every single one of them was top notch, and excellent experiences. to think that they would somehow transcend to something even remotely matching the hype heaped upon them is silly and unrealistic.

the problem isn't with the hype or the games, but with your own expectations. learn to reign them in to more reasonable levels, despite your excitement, and you'll be a much happier gamer.
darkpower  +   2099d ago
One game comes to mind for me: SimCity Societies.

Was SO hyped to be a new take on a classic franchise, and it ended up being a complete mess. Nothing that held true in the past games (the micromanagement that made the other Simcity games so fun) were gone, and the whole game engine was way too confusing (I could but a shop, but unless I have enough creativity in my city, it would just SIT there?). And the things I needed in my city for a building to run never fit the building I wanted to plop down. Plus, rouge workers: they close down the shop and I have "3 hrs remaining", but nothing in the manual or the game tells you what you're supposed to do about it.

I spent about ten minutes with it and went back to Simcity 4 Deluxe Edition (the best Simcity so far). I tried to get into it again a few days ago, and once more, I didn't seem to be able to get into it, no matter how hard I tried.
callahan09  +   2099d ago
I disagree with every game on the list.
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