PS3 Blog: All the major E3 awards are out and the upper crust of the gaming journalists have announced their opinions.
ill tell you an underrated game...sorcery. it looked really, really good.
"Ghost of Sparta: This is amazing for what it is, but realistically, anyone who has convenient access to a PS3 or 360, and has experienced games like the home GoW3 will be underwhelmed. There is a real niche that doesn’t have regular access to a home gaming setup, and this is perfect for that crowd, but there are simply better picks for best PSP game." "but there are simply better picks for best PSP game" ...at E3? Do tell.
I agree Sorcery looked very interesting. I will disagree with Portal 2 & Ghost Of Sparta being in the over rated games list.
yea, portal 2 looks really good, i wish ghost of sparta and chains of olympus would come to psn, but im pretty sure it would be bad marketing to do something like that, because alot of psp's are being sold for those games alone.
You just go from point A to point B. Getting there is often more frustrating than fun. (It's not fun to be shot out of a hole at high velocity and then have to shoot a portal off in the distance, while turning, before you hit the ground.) You don't collect anything, and there are no enemies. The best thing is GLaDOS, but she isn't very funny because she is very predictable.
Portal level design and gameplay is genius..GLaDOS is a very memorable foe :D Edit: Hmm, forgive me, I'm becoming a bit of a Valve fanboy. Bought a few of their games during the daily sales (L4D2, TF2, Portal again..) and am loving each game immensely so I get that urge to 'defend' comments about them being overrated. Lol just being honest :d
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is underrated. The gameplay looks much more interesting than Medal of Honor, which is basically MW2, maybe slighty better. Edit: lol @ the disagrees. People just love their generic FPSs.
Ceekay, I think your getting disagrees because 1. You compared a futuristic stealth action third-person shooter to an infantry based FPS. 2. Because your claiming that MOH may be slightly better than MW2 when the MOH beta was crap and you have yet to play the final version of MOH. "Anyone who thinks portal 2 is overrated really didn't play the fist one, I can't wait to play it." Maybe I'm missing something here but..how can you determine that Portal 2 is or isn't overrated if you haven't played it yet? Were u at E3? @Ceekay- Yea, at one point, Future Soldier was my game of show, but as E3 went on. I stopped caring about it for some reason. Somehow, I see the gameplay getting old quick. I'll stick to the Uncharted franchise for my third-person shooter needs. Infamous 2 was my game of show btw.
No, the comparison absolutely makes sense. If you watched the video, FPS gameplay is a part in this game, but it's not everything. And you probably can play the whole game as an FPS if you choose to. I think games like Future Soldier is where the FPS genre should be heading. Offer way more variety in gameplay, and have the option to switch to third person. MOH and MW2 are stale concepts compared to this.
Completely agree with you, the game looks like it's going to be fantastic.
Anyone who thinks portal 2 is overrated really didn't play the fist one, I can't wait to play it.
Portal 1 was overrated. We're still hearing "The Cake is a Lie" jokes for crying out loud. Being overrated doesn't mean it was bad, just praised more than it perhaps should have been. It was a 4 hour tutorial for a game that didn't start.
4 hours is being generous.
Author is on crack. Seriously. @ Corrwin - It was a 4 hour (or shorter if you like) tech demo that played better than most full priced games of the time, and is still an absolute blast to play. Portal was the best part of the Orange Box for me, and I have hundreds of hours logged for TF2.
well the cake was a lie :)
i'll tell you why in my opinion portal 1 was not overrated. Yeah it was short, but it was a game that was bundled with 2 other great games, when sold separately it cost less than saving a buck every day for a week (at least that's what I paid for it) and it did something different than most fps out there, so calling it overrated is bs. MW2 was 6 hours in veteran difficulty and I'm being generous too, so the time it takes to finish a game is not relevant in being fun, bad or like this article is saying overrated. Portal 2 is obviously going to be longer and more polished than the first one, so how come Portal 2 can be overrated?
Portal 1 was not an over rated game at all.. As stated above portal was just a tech demo that was a run away success. It was unique and the mind frying puzzles were addictive. To think that they could take the concept of portal 1 and expand upon it and make it soo much more creative has me uber excited to play this game.. Lets not forget that huge slice of humble pie that ole gabe newell had to choke down on stage at the ps3 press conference.. I love it!
Don't get me wrong, I loved Portal. It's exactly the kind of adrenaline shot the video game industry needs. The problem was that I played it about a year after it's release. And doing so, having put up with all the hype, I felt a little cheated by the end. Same deal with Braid, yes it's pretty, sounds nice, with some lovely puzzles, but apparently adding verses of prose before each level makes it incredible and artistic. Let's not forget that it's people that make the game overrated, not that game itself, so it's not a slight against the game or the developers. My beef is that whilst the entire industry and fan-base were patting themselves on the back because Portal was so good, nobody was actually trying to better it, or compete with it. There's no point having a beautiful genre-changing game if nobody follows up on it. Games like Portal are meant to inspire and drive competition, but even Valve have been content making glorified team-death match games until they thought Portal 2 would be nice.
nothing VALVe makes is overrated. but hey, I'm a massive VALVe fanboy XD
to be honest most of the games Valve makes are overrated :o
Valve are probably the most creative developers out there. It's natural when their games get critically acclaimed some people try to gain attention by becoming the black sheep and label their games overrated. In my opinion, even if it was just 4 hours, Portal is one of the best games I've ever played. Half-Life 2 is the best game I've ever plaed =)
they're a private company who don't have to bow to the needs of shareholders unlike most other publishers/developers
Honestly, Halflife 2 is probably the most overrated game ever. I mean in all of video game history. Good game? Yeah sure, but no where near the level people put it. Portal was a great little game for what it was, but nothing about it warrants a full $60 price tag, I don't care if the game is 15 hours long. There just isn't enough to it.
Wait, there was a $60 price tag??
shows creepjack is trolling. rofl.
LittleBigPlanet 2 Underrated? I don't really see it as that, but perhaps Rock Band only due to people becoming extremely tired of the whole [band] music genre.
l4d is overrated, not a bad game, but you will not have to look far to find a better game.
Portal 2 was the absolute stand-out of the show - a game that is not afraid to push high-brow puzzle boundaries and expand upon its already unique and engrossing single-player narrative, with a deeper, more engaging experience; fleshing a great initial idea out to a stand-alone product. Having been at the show and seen the game up close and personal, I couldn't disagree with this more. The same goes for Civ 5, which has markedly updated its core mechanic with every iteration, and even more so with this latest instalment.
Why hate on Civilization? The series has stayed the same for so long because that's what the fans want. You can nag and whine all day about it, the Civilization games won't be changed. Plus, they deserve all the praise they get, the Civilization series is among the best TBS franchises out there.
ye but the combat system in civ4 is worse than every other strategy game out there. That alone is enough to call it overrated. p.s. portal 2 is not overrated
Uh Ghost of Sparta? Portal 2? (I can actually can understand that but shut up anyway) I swear I don't get some people's perception (I think that's the right word) of overrated, they from time to time get underrated, I feel like LBP2 didn't get enough shine nor did Rock Band buuuut those overrated? So many games got overlooked in different ways, Halo Reach got overlooked in a way some people forgot about the space battle scene.
I fully agree that Portal 2 was WAY overrated. Now dont get me wrong here. I LOVED the first one. I mean so much so that when the game came out with the orage box Portal alone was worth the $60 purchase. I had a blast with the game. And i am certainly looking forward to Portal 2. Now i just dont believe that the game deserved to be best of show. Amongst many other awards i racked up. In my opinion there were better games at the show. Ranging from Kinectimals (LMAO jokeing, i just had to do it.) Seriously though, i was more impressed with Killzone 3, Sorcery, Dead Space 2, Zelda: The Skyward Sword, Kid Icarus 3DS, Infamous 2, Crysis 2, Socom 4, LBP 2, The Witcher 2, Assassins Creed: Brotherhood, Castlevania Lords of Shadow, Final Fantasy XIV, and a few others... but thats why its my opinion.
I think the reason it got so many awards at E3 is related directly to the games you just listed - almost all of them are either sequels that don't add any major innovations to the franchise or genre, and the others are games that may be good but again aren't exactly anything really new. Tbh I think it's great that the gaming industry is rewarding innovation, it's just sad that the majority of the gaming public hasn't caught on yet.
I'll put RAGE on top of my list.It looks like Fallout crossed with Borderlands,but game sites have kept praising ideas clearly taken from other games as "original".
Portal 2 is NOT overrated..
Portal 2? F**K YOU.
and a pc hater, next please.
Portal 2 is never going to be overrated. Did you forget that Valve is developing it? It really is that good. Also, God of War on PSP is still fun. You can take your gore on the go. <3 I like it. I do agree that music games are no longer all the rage, and that RB3 looks absolutely ridiculously amazing.. Woooo.
I think over-hyped is more appropriate than over-rated. You can't really rate something that isn't out yet. It seems pointless to even talk about the quality of some software that has yet to come out.
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