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Most Overhyped Game Last Decade Was..

HBG: The definition of overhype is, "to promote or publicize to excess." Hype is something that can either help a video game sell or help to destroy it. Many games last decade were hyped up in some fashion, whether from controversy it received or the game's overall fanfare. When it comes down to it though, there is one game that fits the exact definition of "overhype." (Culture)

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omgpoppanda  +   2223d ago
this might just be one of your best posts kreyg. i couldnt agree with you more. halo 3 was so overhyped. and it turned out to be a crap game. i could only stand to play it for 5 minutes
kneon  +   2223d ago
There is still a year left in this decade (minus a few days) so maybe Halo Reach can surpass the hype of it's predecessors
jammy_70  +   2223d ago
there really is only 1 game for this!!!!!!!1111oneone
GTA4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!
peeps  +   2223d ago
"There is still a year left in this decade (minus a few days)"

nah we're in a new decade now lol

200-2009 = 10 years...
Saaking  +   2223d ago
MW2. NO doubt about it.
Motion  +   2223d ago
@ peeps -its not the new decade yet
The Romans did not have a zero in their numbering system so their calendar began with January 1 in the year 1. The decade, therefore, did not end until midnight between December 31,10 and January 1, 11. The addition of a couple of millenia changes nothing so the first decade of the second millenium does not end until December 31, 2010/January 1, 2011.

Google it if you don't believe me.
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kneon  +   2223d ago
Even if they had 0 it still wouldn't have started at 0
Only programmers count starting at 0, and there weren't many around back then :) I found it quite funny how most of the world celebrated the new millennium a year off from when they should have and it seems we are doomed to make the same mistake every 10 years.
No FanS Land  +   2223d ago
don't forget we're in the third millenium ;)

Yeah he's right, the actual decade finishes dec 31 2010.

just like a century 1901-2000, the XXth century.
year 1-100 1st century A.D. (there is no factual year zero apparently)

so when people were partying like sh*t for 1999-2000, well they were all in fault.

on a side note: NIN's year zero album is one crazy album (I thought about it when I wrote the words)

on topic. I can't decide on the most overhyped game but Super smash bros brawl was pretty underwhelming compared to melee.

I think I found one: too human. 10 years in development and we get this????
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Perjoss  +   2223d ago
Has to be Killzone 2, poor controls and average campaign. Nice graphics alone do not make a good game.

edit: if i get less than 20 disagrees i will be very disappointed :)
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Obama  +   2223d ago
Perjoss, you must think halo ODST is a total failure then considering killzone 2 murdered ODST in reviews by a mile.
Megaton  +   2223d ago
It was easily Halo 3, by miles. Towards the end of September 2007 was the first time I ever stopped watching TV because something was being advertised so much. Every channel, every commercial break, Halo, Halo, Halo. It made me sick.
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znu  +   2223d ago

i liked halo 3 and modern warfare 2 :)
they're both really fun and i don't even have a 360 but whenever i go to a friends place im always like letss play halo =D
mw2 is also pretty awesome xD
DelbertGrady  +   2223d ago
Killzone 2 was hyped as hell for 4 years with it's fake E3 trailers and whatnot, then when it finally was released it was nothing more than a generic FPS with pretty graphics and godawful controls.

Unlike Killzone 2, Halo 3 delivered on all fronts. It got great reviews across the board and gathered a huge install base which still play the game a lot to this day which can be seen on the Live activity lists.
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Kreyg  +   2223d ago
Just because the game was "overhyped" does not mean it was bad!

I really feel that gamers give the term overhyped a bad connotation to it.

The game was good, but just look at ALL of the hype and build up for it.

Good or Bad, the game was overhyped in the literal meaning of it.

Not this meaning gamers seem to have adopted for it, which is

Overhyped = Bad/Forgotten game
Eamon  +   2222d ago
Of course Halo 3 was the most overhyped game. Never seen such a big budget marketing campaign for a game before.

Doesn't mean it was bad. It was an amazing game. The only thing it lacked was "ground breaking" graphics. The reason why I say it lacked it is because everyone was expecting so much from that game.
mastiffchild  +   2222d ago
And yuet again people too lazy to learn anything different from the auto aim of Halo/COD start calliing the controls of KZ2 broken. Another day but same old tired nonsense on N4G. Plus ALL the hype about the game was to do with the target render and not "fake" anything if you remember who said what-and by beating that render in places and nearly meeting it in others just how did GG fail to meet that hype? MMM?

Fact is all of us who were in the beta had those controls, loved the fact they made the game feel different and less floaty than COD-it gave KZ2 it's own identity in a world of generic (so it amuses me no end to see it called generic by the same people hating the controls-just accept that you can't LIKE every games controls and if they aren't for you it doesn't mean they're broken! I thought SF2THDR controlled a bit better than SF4 but do I say SF4's controls are broken? No, they just aren't up my street and devs can't p[lease everyone and it's better this way than having every game play the damn same isn't it?)shooters aping COD's success.

Those controls, for me, were weighty and added to the feeling of attrition fighting inch by inch through Helghan's home defences. Fine, if you couldn't get on with them it just means the hgame isnb't your cup of warm brown, no? But don't say it's broken because it isn't the damn same as the ones you happen to like-for me it also gave the game a longer and more satisfying learning curve as opposed to the pick up and play immediacy of many, many other FPS around these days. If only more devs had the bravery to make completely their own games like GG did then maybe the FPS world wouldn't feel so goddamn anaemic and samey. Why should we expect every game to be the same in control terms? More relevantly, why on earth would we want that?

Honestly, GG should NEVER have made the patch for the people who complained as these guys were always going to jump ship when the next installment of the game they like best landed in MW2 this autumn anyway-it was a total waste of time and lost a little of what made KZ2 so very special to so many of us. We need to accept that people have different tastes and different aims for the games they make other than aping what's already successful. If every dev ever felt that way we'd only ever play Mario clones so if you find a game doesn't suit you don't cry about it being "broken" unless it clearly is as a world where everything's the same would be a way less exciting and interesting one. Why homogenise gameplay?
edgeofblade  +   2222d ago
Big surprise. The hate train goes on.

Dead god, you stupid people. Because YOU don't like a game, that doesn't mean it was a "crap game". The vendetta against Halo puzzles me to no end. Are you rebelling against Microsoft and their money, against racist homophobic children, against US-made games, or against twitchy FPS shooters? Or are you rebelling against the game itself? I'm not sure even YOU know anymore.

There are MANY more people who will disagree with the allegation it was overhyped. Halo 3 met the hype very well. The mass of features in the game is incredible and in most games still unmatched. Halo 3 is still one of the most played games on Xbox Live. It sold extremely well and continues to be one of the go-to games for the 360.

No. The problem is with you and your irrational vendetta. No matter how many people vote with their wallets, no matter how many publications give it 95+ scores, no matter how much it's played over other games... your personal opinion always wins over and by extension, everyone has to agree with YOU?

No, it is NOT your great commission from on high to counter the Halo 3 hype train. Especially this late in the game. Slow news day or something?

@mastiffchild: You are wrong. Very.

"High Precision" should not be an option to turn on, or a patched feature. You have to be delusional to think that.
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vhero  +   2222d ago
I agree whole heartedly with this article before I even clicked the link or read the mini description I thought Halo 3 and low and behold it was Halo 3. To be fair without the hype though it would be just another FPS.
Kornholic  +   2222d ago
Killzone 2 is generic and has awful controls only in your dreams, Soda Popinsky. It wouldn't really hurt playing the actual game and then making comments about it.

Halo and generic are basically synonyms and I have never experienced such sluggish controls in any other game. Oh and Halo 3 isn't even pretty.
mikeslemonade  +   2222d ago
Most overhyped games:
1. Fallout 3
2. Halo 3
3. GTA4
4. RE4
5. FFX
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AssassinHD  +   2222d ago
That depends on how you look at it. A base 10 counting system does indeed begin at 0, but the Gregorian calendar (the one you are using) defines the counting origin as 1, so according to the Gregorian calendar the turn of the millennium did not actually occur until 2001. If you consider that the turn of the millennium is also the turn of the first decade, then 2011 would be the last year.
gaffyh  +   2222d ago
Halo 3 was the most overhyped game of the decade. I know a lot of people say Killzone 2, but actually, if you compare both games, Halo 3 was overhyped like hell.

Halo 3 was still a good game, though the campaign was kinda average, it was still fun. The main downside was the graphics. On the other hand, Killzone 2 had great graphics, a very good campaign, and a decent online mode. Also Killzone 2 was hyped as a graphical powerhouse, which it delivered.

Everyone, including me, doubted that the game would look anything like the TARGET render during E3 2005. But it looks even better than that render! Of course you'd only know that if you played the game, which I suspect most of the people in this thread haven't.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   2222d ago
For the fools above me who so obviously didn't read the article, what the author meant was that combined, the marketing campaign, hype from gamers, and hype from the company was greater than any other game that came out.

HURR DURR, Halo 3 had the most overhyped campaign ever, no where did the author say the game was bad though.
AssassinHD  +   2222d ago
I need to correct an error in my previous comment
I meant to type 2010 as the last year of the decade, not 2011. According to the Gregorian calendar 2011 would be the first year of the next decade.
NickIni  +   2222d ago
Halo 3 was marketed like it was the second coming, it wasn't, but it was, and still is a fairly decent and entertaining game.

GTA4 is it for me. For a game with such potential and a series with such recognition it did next to nothing to the gaming industry. Sure it was an OK game, but with all the high scores, the majority had moved on within a month. Similar things seem to be happening with FFXIII.
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Sangria  +   2223d ago
Even in France (the no video game ad land), we had a taste of Master Chief, so it's pretty much legitimate (and not really new) that Halo 3 belongs to the most hyped games of the decade.

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Kreyg  +   2223d ago
LoL, thank you very much for sharing that video with us
JOLLY1  +   2223d ago
I felt like there was just enough hype sauce. With it still being either #1 or #2 every month, it's no wonder so many people wanted to cover it. I can't think of another console game that is 5 years old that is still being played as much as Halo 2. It is just so good...
pxpxp  +   2223d ago
For me Halo 3 was a good game, i was expecting a lot more but it was good non the less. Halo: CE and Halo 2 were better IMO and their success is well deserved. Halo 3 felt like it borrowed from that success a bit too much. The marketing campaign was superb, the thing is that marketing is not what makes a game good. Like i said good game non the less, ODST is another story...
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chase167  +   2223d ago
mine is
Campers on duty mw2
sundar112  +   2223d ago
I can only say the last decade was great and in no way it was overhyped.
Kreyg  +   2223d ago
the last decade had plenty of games and things that were overhyped.
xDSJxPyro  +   2223d ago
Could not agree more, I remember EVERYONE talking about it. Then when it came out, and smashed the sales record. While I was playing it, I heard the Price is Right losing horn.
Stretchnutz  +   2223d ago
This is why I don' really follow or listen all the hype.
silentbrian  +   2223d ago
I don't listen to hype anymore. I play what i want because i'm a gay fish.
chidori666  +   2223d ago
Most Overhyped Game Last Decade Was..
halo 3 and odst.. the 2 most horrible game so far in this gen..imo ;)
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xbox3flopteen  +   2223d ago
RBdrift  +   2223d ago
well deserved bubble
taylork37  +   2222d ago
wtf wrong spot
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4point7BillionLoss  +   2222d ago
Flopzone Poo
turned out to be just another generic shooter ....
El Nino  +   2223d ago
I dont think it was just the most overhyped game of the decade

just probably since console gaming started!

to have a marketing campaign that large and extravagent, it was always gonna be doomed, how can a game live up too that, it cant, no game could.
Blitzkid  +   2223d ago
The most overhyped game of the decade was: Daikatana
edgeofblade  +   2222d ago
For. Truth.

Released May 2000, so it qualifies.

Thank you for not going with the knee-jerk counter-culture and actually thinking about your response.
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kwyjibo  +   2223d ago
My vote goes to...
Modern Warfare 2.
STICKzophrenic  +   2223d ago

That's how many unique users have played Halo 3 in the last 24 hours. That many gamers aren't still playing this game based on "hype".
Kreyg  +   2223d ago
The definition of overhype is, "to promote or publicize to excess."

where does it say that a it has to do bad? people like you make it seem like the term is bad, when in fact its not at all.

Did you even read the full article? It clearly says at the end that this helped Halo for the most part. Just because it's "overhyped" doesn't mean its bad dude. People like you give the word that negative connotation
iceman06  +   2223d ago
Think that you...
took the intention of the word "hype" and usage to mean that the game was not great. I believe that the author above was just stating that we were inundated with Halo from TV, Newspaper, Magazine, Fast Food. I have NEVER seen a game with as much "main stream" coverage as Halo NONE...and I lived in Japan when SuperFamicom (Super NES) was using Mario to beat over everybody's head.
Pistolero  +   2222d ago
Well...the word has a negative connotation whether you like it or not...that is just another layer of the language...but anyway, to me overhyped means that something did not live up to its hype and Halo 3 most definitely lived up to its hype...its one of the few games from that year that I still play to this day...a lot. When a game continues to attract that many gamers...more than most recent games even...then it can in no way be considered overhyped.
mfwahwah  +   2222d ago

God damn I hated watching TV during that time.
edgeofblade  +   2222d ago
You are blatantly, consciously, and maliciously confusing "hype" with "overhype".

Halo 3: hyped... but not overhyped. God forbid someone would actually advertise.

Now HERE is an example of overhype: "Halo Killer".
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GiantEnemyCrab  +   2222d ago
The fact the author has to spend all his bubbles explaining his article just shows what a crappy one it is..

Fine Halo is overhyped but it's still one of the top FPS's out there and still to this day there is nothing on console FPS that has the legs, fans and success this franchise has seen. There isn't a dev/platform holder out there who wouldn't love to have this game on their resume.
STICKzophrenic  +   2222d ago
"he definition of overhype is, "to promote or publicize to excess."

where does it say that a it has to do bad? people like you make it seem like the term is bad, when in fact its not at all.

Did you even read the full article? It clearly says at the end that this helped Halo for the most part. Just because it's "overhyped" doesn't mean its bad dude. People like you give the word that negative connotation"

...and I don't feel Halo 3 was "overhyped". Whatever hype it received, was because it deserved it. It's probably my favorite game this gen...or at least the game I've played the most.


"Well...the word has a negative connotation whether you like it or not...that is just another layer of the language...but anyway, to me overhyped means that something did not live up to its hype and Halo 3 most definitely lived up to its hype...its one of the few games from that year that I still play to this day...a lot. When a game continues to attract that many gamers...more than most recent games even...then it can in no way be considered overhyped."

Thank you.
peeps  +   2223d ago
i don't even think Reach will get as much hype as Halo 3. Reason being that Halo 3 was the first 'next gen' halo and it was all about 'finishing the fight' i.e. ppl thinkin it would be a massive game with all the answers etc etc. turns out it was far from the last game in the series!
tiamat5  +   2223d ago
Never listen to hype.All the games that I have purchased on hype always are a disappointment and get sent back.
thehitman  +   2223d ago
halo 3
Easily most overhyped game. Halo on soda bottles ?? I havent till this day seen anything more overhyped not even GTA and I think GTA did a better job than Halo living up to the hype. 99% of my friends said halo was over hyped after the first NIGHT. All said they story was pretty garbage except for like the very ending. If it wasnt for the fact that so many people bought it in anticipation for it being a very good game it would have gotten much more flack by the gaming media. But I guess you cant go wrong w/ 8-10mil guarantee sells by everyone who owns a 360.
SoX FireBlade  +   2223d ago
Halo 3 FTW :D
The Maxx  +   2223d ago
Here is my list of Greatest Halo games.

Halo 1
Halo 3
Halo Wars
Halo 2

Now i love the Halo Franchise cause of its story and gameplay. As you can see, i have Halo 3 as my second favorite Halo game within the franchise. Was Halo 3 HYPED. YES. Was it over hyped...i don't think so. I think it got the HYPE that it deserved. IT's still played by hundreds of thousands of people all around the world at any given time. Just put the game in and you will see. It has sold 10+ million copies in 3 years.

Now how can a game that was "over hyped" 3 years ago still manage to sell so many copies after so much time has passed since it's last commercial? I can understand if several months leading up and past the release of Halo 3 caused the game so sell a few million, but the commercials stopped, as well as the hype. But years later the game has sold Millions since it's first year. I'm sorry but after the games first year, the Hype is gone.

I guess what i am saying is that sure the game was hyped in the beginning, but it clearly wasn't over hyped as millions of copies of the game sold long after the hype had evaporated. The game has sold Millions due to 2 reasons: Halo fans had to have the 3 installment in the franchise and 2nd. It's a great game.
DARK WITNESS  +   2223d ago
well said... and bubbles to you man.
Kreyg  +   2223d ago
The first line of the article says the definition of overhype is, "to promote or publicize to excess." It never states once that the hype, or overhyping of halo 3 was bad for it.

Gamers such as yourself make it a bad thing, when in fact it's not!
The Maxx  +   2222d ago
I'm sorry, but then what is the accepted level of "Hype" so that we have a clear picture of what "Over Hyping" then spills over too? Are then Disney movies over hyped because marketing puts character pictures on happy meal boxes for kids? What is over hyping? Is there a Hype meter? Or if market/advertising goes past "x" amount of $$$ then it's considered "Over hyping"? What is the author using as a measurement to come to the OPINION that Halo 3 was over hyped?

Was it because more money was put into advertising than what was put into other games like LBP, KZ2, Resistance 1&2...etc? Seems a little odd that now there are restrictions on how much you can market your product without it be considered "OVER HYPING".

Over Hyping is a term used when a game fails to be as good as it was "hyped" out to me. Ie. HAZE. This is Halo. Halo 2 set records in sales. When Halo 3 was announced, the degree of Hyping was right on par for such a Highly anticipated game. If the same Hype was used for a game like HAZE then i could agree with the term " Over hyping". But for a franchise that has a huge following and has set sales records in the past, than "hyping" to the next level for the next title is expected.

My earlier comment about the game selling millions after the HYPE had died down is accurate as millions were still selling even after the HYPE because IT'S A GREAT GAME and great games sell. Thus HALO 3 was not over hyped because the game was worth the hype since millions of Halo 3 games still sold years after the HYPE. The "HYPE" is not what has sold the game to 10+ million, it was the GAME that sold the game to 10+ million. The degree of "HYPE" was just to announce the game.
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solidt12  +   2223d ago
Halo 3
Halo 3 for sure. Halo mountain dew. Halo toys. Halo at 7 11. Halo was all over tv and the Internet like it's the best game to ever launch. Old dudes at the golf course even knew what halo was.
Alcon Caper  +   2222d ago
Halo 3 was a good game, though. Hype was deserved.
sGIBMBR  +   2222d ago
I agree, Halo 3 is awesome...

+10 million sold
2nd most played game on XBL and its been out for nearly 3 years
+1 million played it on XBL within the last 24 hours

Sure, Halo 3 sucks doesn't it :S

Half people played Halo3 yesterday, than bought Killzone 2 PERIOD!!!
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bennyace  +   2223d ago
Halo 3 was not overhyped...
It was well marketed (Sony should take notes!). A game that gets a 94% average on Metacritic is not overhyped. A game like, let's say, Heavenly Sword (because it came out the same year) that gets a 79% on Metacritic is overhyped.
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dkgshiz  +   2223d ago
Hard to say really
I say
1.GTA 4
2.Halo 3
4.Assassins Creed

Thats my take on it.
Kreyg  +   2223d ago
GTA IV was hyped up a lot, but I do feel no game has been hyped to the level of Halo 3
jesushmacy  +   2223d ago
I think with the toys and stuff it made the hype go to the wrong people, and now makes up the 12 year olds that plague xbox live
Relientk77  +   2223d ago
Halo 3 obviously if there was any doubt

I actually liked the Halo 3 mountain dew game fuel, me and my friends bought and drank that alot
Kreyg  +   2223d ago
I think its funny
I think it's funny that some people over in the gamer zone jumped on the fanboy wagon, misunderstood, or just didn't even read the whole article.

I clearly state that despite its being LITERALLY "overhyped" it still did/does great.

Just because gamers feel the term overhyped is a bad thing, doesn't mean it is.

In Halo 3's case it works out, but you can't deny that it was WAY overhyped..IN the literal sense/meaning of the word.
N4BmpS  +   2223d ago
I Actually have too..
Agree wasn't there like 30 million bucks spent just to promote it everywhere. For awhile I wanted to play it, then I heard ignorant talk, you know the Fanboy jabber.
jalen247  +   2223d ago
Take your pick...GTA 4, Halo 3, COD: MW 2
ReBurn  +   2223d ago
I was thinking that Lair was a good candidate, at least amongst the fanboys. "Just wait until Lair comes out! It's going to kill the competition!!1!" Heh, I get a chuckle just thinking about it.
taylork37  +   2222d ago
wasn't Lair supposed to be the Halo Killer?

That game was godawful.
saimcheeda  +   2223d ago
Most hyped
Killzone 2


Modernwarfare 2
Halo 3
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