Msxbox-world takes a look at a number of games some on Xbox 360, other multiplatform , and determines what stopped them from achieving unanimous acclaim and how they could have been improved.
Modern warfare 2 had the potential to be amazing
It is, the sales figures speak volumes. There's something for everyone in that game, Good SP, Decent MP, Co-op and high production values overall for the most part. This is why millions still play the game every week, and why many are still buying the game if you look at weekly sales charts.
I think alot of ppl buy that game because 1. it has COD in the title and 2. they arent aware of other better shooters. The campaign IS pretty intense though.
Sale figures are misleading. Gaming has become a social experience and some of the top games like COD, Halo, And GTA sell many copies to people who just want to be where their friends are. There is a difference between being popular and being good!
Many people buy the games because they like it........ They know what to expect with cod and they are never dissappointed. You may not like it, and that, is fine but don't assume that because you don't, that other people don't enjoy it. What's funny about everyone hating on mw2 is that the first mw was praised like crazy and the sequel gets no love from the "hardcore" eventhough they added tons of new things. Halo,mw and killzone are all fps but they are all very different, it doesn's mean one is better than the other but just be glad there is soo many too choose from.
I can tell you're a COD fanboy lol. First, I didnt say all ppl bought COD because of the name. I said alot of ppl do. Second, I didnt say I didnt like the game. I said there are better fps's and there are. Third, I'm not hating. I even complimented it's intense campaign. please read thoroughly next time.
Lady Gaga tracks sell really well, does this mean her music is top quality? sales mean nothing my friend.
It doesn't have high production values. The whole game is using outdated tech, producing SD output... and poor visuals overall.
Lady GaGa songs can be amazing if this guy touches them ;) http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Killzone 2 - wait who am I kidding?
that game is already amazing
u said it Conloles ur right, that game is on another level, i wish you spoke more truth more often buddy
Just because the server crashed the first time you were doing good dosen't mean the game sucks. Just learn to always do good. There a few other things that aren't very good in the game but its still GOTY for me (and yes I played Uncharted 2 and platinumed them both)
Far Cry 2: What an amazing game, impossible to play on it's hardest setting...lol. This guys complaints are feeble at best, regurgitating the complaints of the uninitiated gamer. Far Cry is one of the best games ever made. Incredible graphics and sound. Those boring drives are anything but if you know what you are doing. It's an open world and it's up to the player to decide what group he wants to fight on behalf. The Jackal offers great insight into how his world works through different tapes you have to find. You can pick the time of day to plan an assault or stealth mission at one of the many Safeway house. CHOOSE your path with bus stations offering easy access to all corners of the map. Its incredible for those with the ability to stick to it....here's a couple of vids... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... Tech demo... http://www.youtube.com/watc... This game a map creation tool second to NONE...check it out, prepare to be blown away...this was all done with the map editor. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Metro 2033: what a great game. I have on idea what this guy is complaining about. This game blended many gameplay style perfectly, with stealth, survival horror, on rail sections and great defend and scavenging gameplay. Great graphics, story and sound make for a great game. Well worth a rental or budget buy. YES, it looks that good and plays the same. 2010 hidden treasure. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Halo ODST...6 million sold...New weapons and story, new Firefight mode, all multi-player maps plus 4 new ones. That is about as successful as it gets... http://www.youtube.com/watc... Perfect Dark Zero...was a launch title that was ported from the 360. Looked good for a launch title. I expect we will be hearing from that title again very soon.. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Terminator Salvation is a movie tie in game. they are always made on a budget, this one was no different. It did have a great game engine. It's on sale for $9.99...great for easy achievements...lol http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Far Cry 2 MP was a huge disappointment. The map editor was great but the game play sucked. Most of my friends traded the game in after 6 months. And all these guys were hardcore FC players/map makers on Instincts and Predator. These guys aren't just disappointed in the game they are pissed at Ubi for ruining the series. The FC2 campaign was good though if your like me and don't mind just driving around an open world and screwing around as you go.
Actually im a gears fanboy..... There's "better" fps out there, thats all really an opinion, you say it like it's a fact. When infact it's just your opinion, just like imo Gears is the best tps. When it comes to fps, i prefer killzone2 imo it's the best fps out there but mw2 is amazing itself.
If you like TPS games, you should try Uncharted.
I have played and passed both uncharted games, The second one is really great,but I still prefer gears.
Singularity was good, but I think it was being sent out to die when you consider all the big budget FPS that came out this year, not even including the ones that have yet to be released but will surely overshadow it.
Bioshock was amazing, it just should have ended after you killed andrew ryan, atlas/fontaine could either have escaped or you could have immediately had a fight with him. But they dragged it on for too long...
Had the greatest potential to me.
whats this Metro 2044 I've been hearing about? and L4D1/2 is great on PC and yeah the sequel added a hell of a lot more, Mutations, improved engine abilities for modders.
Far Cry 2 is definitly one of them but Bioshock 2 and Mirrors Edge were kinda expected since this gen is getting very predictable. Games like Haze, Turok, Turning Point,etc... all could be amazing if they had great prodution value (Haze needed so much work to be done thats a shame) EDIT: Metro 2033 is getting a sequel so we might see what potencialy the first game could be thats always a good sign.
ODST, Bioshock 2 and Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 are amazing I think.
I remember actually being excited for Legendary after seeing the first 10 minutes of gameplay, along with a look at some of the mythical enemies. Then the game started to get 2/10s and 3/10s and I had to rethink my plan of purchase.
obviously every game has potential. coulda woulda shoulda's don't get far in life.
i for one disagree with the article Halo 3: ODST and Bioshock 2 were amazing games and a good addition to the respective game series huge shout out to bioshock 2 thought online on that was amazing only level 19 thought >.< i sort of got fed up with gaming for a while stopped gaming then when i got back into it everyone was so good it was stupidly hard haha
This guy is an idiot. L4D and L4D2 are awesome games. It's Metro 2033 and that was a pretty good game.
I am gonna be a little controversial and say the best FPS game I played this gen was COD4, nothing else really came close, the rest have been mostly disappointing (including for me Halo, Bioshock etc) I guess I will also give a pass to Riddick but for the forst game not the Dark Athena part. I know that people have said there are too many FPS this gen but TBH the best games have been 3rd person like Gears, God of War, Uncharted and Batman. As for last gen, I remember thinking that Mace Griffin was a great premise but very poorly executed.
where anyone who like cod is a 'noob', and they think the choice of games a person plays is a measurement of their intellect. Cod isn't perfect but it's fun and millions of others think the same. I agree with you
I don't think the article is knocking the games or saying that they are bad, but more they could have been better if they did things differently.
Fear3 does not need co-op because it wouldn't be scary. Many games need to let the mp bullshit go and just focus on the sp. Many developers put their extra resources(time,energy, etc) into a mp that nobody will play after after a couple of months when they could have put those resources into the sp. But, hey, all these idiots want a mp in every game, so, the developers give it to them.
Yeah, I think a lot of developers fall into the trap of thinking they MUST have MP for their game and co-op is just the most fashionable form-Capcom WRECKED RE5 just for co-ops sake imho and, like the FEAR series it simply didn't fit with Resi. What you say is true-most multi players are DEAD a month post release and if you aren't working on a game with a ready online following it's hard to see just what devs are going to get out of competitive MP for their titles. Surely it would be better for strong SP ideas to go with extra DLC in that area rather than supporting a MP that's almost sure to die pretty quickly. Sure, there are exceptions-I never thought U2 would have good MP but I didn't count on the quality first time out or think about the fact that PS3 had few decent TPS anyway. By and large though there are too many games trying to add longevity through MP when extra SP DLC would suit better for some. It IS more expensive but at least they'd get a better return by doing SP DLC in a lot of cases than working for years on a MP that no one plays once the novelty wears off.
I would take Far Cry 2 and Bioshock 2 off that list. Both are excellent games in my opinion. However, I have to give the author credit for being an Xbox fan and putting Halo ODST on his list.
Halo 3 ODST, L4D 1&2, and Bioshock 2? I mean really. Maybe legendary and metro fit on that list but not the other games. Bioshock 2 was similar but it was a different game. How different do you want it to be when the sequel takes place in Rapture as well lol. Of course its going to be the same. And the game sold very well. And L4D are amazing games. Boggles my mind that he put that there. As for ODST, well there a lot of halo haters out there. Especially when Halo is on top. ODST was a great game. It wasn't the best in the series, but still was pretty good. It introduced Firefight, had 4 player Co-op. And finally a different take on the series.
But that's because it isn't an FPS. There are only about a half dozen parts in the game where you have the opportunity to use a gun, and as I recall no shooting is required to finish the game.
yup mirrors edge is a fpp first person platformer, it was a experment and in my opinion it owrked yes the camera needed moving back about 5 inches its like its stuck to the front of faiths face controls could have been better but i see what they were aiming for its a good game if your willing to try something differetn
I disagree, Mirrors Edge was amazing. Everything else is pretty spot on. Except for Terminator, that pretty much never had potential.
singularity needs this list, even if you thought it was a completely epic game there is way more that could have been done to make it GOTY material.
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