Six overhyped 2011 games that probably won't deliver

PC World writes: "2011 is promising some pretty impressive gaming titles, but will they be everything they're vaunted to be? We've picked out six titles we think will disappoint gamers this year.

We're not saying they won't be good -- but we don't think they'll be as good as they're being hyped up to be, whether it's by marketers or by rabid fanboy gamers."

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Jio2337d ago

Disagree with all of them (except maybe Driver: I want a return to the old Driver)

Christopher2337d ago

Vehemently disagree with 4 out of the 6. Not a very good list, IMHO.

a_squirrel2337d ago (Edited 2337d ago )

I don't know about the star wars one...
Make a Battlefront 3 already! >:|

BakedGoods2337d ago (Edited 2337d ago )

This is becoming the norm of N4G--doom and gloom headlines.

"This game failed"
"That game will flop"
"Why this game will/does suck"

It's like the people who have games to play are busy playin' them, while those who don't complain about 'em. Protip: Buy a PS3. That will solve all your gaming dilemmas.

thugbob2337d ago (Edited 2337d ago )

I agree will the list expect LA Noire.

Portal 2 will be like GT5. Over hyped, but still one of the best games of it's genre this gen.

Diablo won't flop, but will not deliver up to the hype.

Duke Nukem won't deliver.

Star Wars will flop.

Driver... Is this even hyped? If it is it won't deliver.

LA Noire will deliver. Rockstar, nuff said.

This is just my opinion anyway.

ExplosionSauce2337d ago (Edited 2337d ago )

I know what to expect. So far it looks as great as the first game, but with more features and harder. Can't wait!

Ok wow! It's a PC fanboy article claiming that consoles will dumb Portal 2 down. Haven't heard that before...

It amazes me how this person is not aware that the first Portal game ALREADY WAS on consoles and it was the EXACT SAME game it was on PC.
It can only get better from there.

Also, Rockstar has nothing to do with the Mafia games made by 2K.
Give Rockstar a chance to see what they can do.

Ducky2337d ago

Surprised that it didn't mention DeusEx. That game has some shoes to fill.

malamdra2337d ago

I really have a bad feeling about Portal 2, I hope I'm mistaken, but those two comic relief robots from the picture above are all kinds of wrong

TheLastGuardian2337d ago

The only game on the list I care about is LA Noire. I think it will live up to the hype.

morganfell2337d ago

Portal has been over-hyped? Really? Really? I do not believe the writer understands the meaning of the word hype nor the actions it entails.

Seferoth752337d ago

LMAO.. Yeah buy a PS3 the console with the poorest software sales and the biggest amount of raging fanboys that do exactly what you are talking about, trash games. Yeah good call, that is exactly what we need. More raging fanboys not buying exclusives and crying nonstop..... I guess your answer to end world hunger would be to destroy all the food too?

inveni02337d ago

First of all, a game's hype is relative to the people talking about it. For instance, the only people I've seen talking about most of these games are people online. And even then, only in certain circles.

So the definition of "hype" is flawed. When I game punctures through to all circles (when pretty much everyone you talk to wants it and wants it bad), then you can say it has a lot of hype. For most of these games, however, the hype train hasn't even left the station.

Finally, few games ever deliver to the hype, and those games are triple-A award winners. Not every game can be an award winner.

That being said, I'm anxious for Portal 2 and inFamous 2 <-- My most wanted games of the near future. I don't think Portal 2 won't live up to the hype. It's a puzzle game. The first had little story, and it was still awesome. Just the concept is awesome. So I think it's good to go.

MysticStrummer2336d ago

Seferoth, you need to purchase a mirror, and take a long look at yourself. OT - This list is not very good. I agree with FatOldMan. Deus Ex has something to prove.

Buttons2336d ago

"Ever since the game's announcement, we've been bombarded with LA Noire marketing material"

Um, what? The game was announced in like what, 2004? And there was literally nothing on it until maybe a year ago? Uhh...

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Cheeseknight282337d ago

I see absolutely no way Valve will disappoint with Portal 2. Since Portal was never a full game, Portal 2 has the potential to turn what was once an amazing concept into a true fully-fledged game. Also, co-op.

L.A. Noire will only fail if it pulls a Heavy Rain and has plot holes, plot holes everywhere.

Old Republic *looks* in the physical since, like garbage. Even Cataclysm looks better. And if Louse was right, it's going to be weak.

Diablo III shouldn't have problems. It's Blizzard. They don't make bad games.

Driver and DNF I'm indifferent of. DNF might fail because the game's mechanics are stuck in the past. But that might go in it's favor.

Lich1202337d ago (Edited 2337d ago )

Their logic with Diablo 3 was that it has too big of shoes to fill when the exact same things could and were, said about starcraft 2, which was and is still a fantastic game. I hadn't played many RTS games since the original and yet Blizz drew me right back into the scene. If anything, the weight on SC2 was bigger than Diablo 3 since theres a massive competitive league surrounding it.

Finger-Eater2337d ago

Lol at their reason for L.A Noire failling.

"After the intense disappointment that was Mafia 2, we're no longer confident any new guns-'n'-gangsters game can stand up to our fond memories of the original Mafia"

What a fucking idiot. You are a detective that solves crimes that take place in the height of the mafia years. You aren't part of it, you don't go around shooting people when you want like mafia 2 and gta, and its more investigation then gunplay. It's like saying I was disappointed in Black ops so now I wont buy any FPS games set in Vietnam... ummm WTF?

Lich1202337d ago

Actually in a way Finger, their claim is more ridiculous than your vietnam simile.

metsgaming2337d ago

i thought this was going to be one big troll article but its not so bad. I kind of agree but in the end there will be alot of people that will like the game regardless if it does deliver what we think they would.

showtimefolks2337d ago

and i know i will be pleased with each

resistance 3
ratchet all 4 one
uncharted 3
twisted metal
mass effect 3
saints row 3
infamous 2
and few others

Fire17922336d ago

Uncharted 3 is all I'll give ya. Not dissing the other games. It's just I'm not really into them, I'm sure they're great but Uncharted 3 is the one I'll agree with you 100%.

And I want to get BF3 and see some more stuff on Dead Island before I decide.

DigitalPiracy2336d ago

You're not a Sony fanboy......

BlmThug2337d ago

@Jio I Agree, Out Of All 6 Driver Isn't Hyped & Isn't Like The Original Driver Gamers,

P.S Driver 1 & 2 Rocked

DeadlyFire2337d ago

Portal 2 is on this list? wha? Obviously this novice doesn't know what Valve equates to in gaming terms.

Duke Nukem Forever? Honestly. Whyyy? Just because its taken forever to get here. That is the whole point of the game existence. They will either deliver or be buried by the gaming community for destroying Duke.

The Old Republic. I kinda agree with. Its looking alot like a typical MMO. Well it is a MMO. So what else is it gonna look like?

Ubisoft hopes to reboot the series with Driver SF. That is the whole point of the game to shake those bad dropping game reviews of last two titles.

LA Noire is well LA Norie. Its not meant to be a Mafia game. That is not the point. You are a detective in the 50's. Mafia linage goes to 2K games anyway.

thehitman2337d ago

idk I agree about diablo 3 being overhyped. Even though it is blizzard and they usually seem to get it right SC2 felt like a huge disappointment like it was rushed out the box even though it took them 10 years to deliver it. Not to mention the same team who worked on D2 isnt on D3 and certain directions about the game havent made me happy. I think this game success if there will be a success will be solely because of the name aka halo syndrome. A lot of the other games he chose I can see as possibilities of being over hyped also.

ASSASSYN 36o2337d ago

You must not know what probably means.

Solid_Snake-2337d ago

well said jio. by the looks of driver and how they cheaped out of a free roaming game into a "wheel man" ripp off.

the rest will deliver.

[email protected] portal 2 not gonna live up to the hype. it is by far the best mod ever. and most original game in gaming history. no other game does that kinda stuff.

f7897902336d ago

I agreed with them all, EXCEPT PORTAL 2!!! OMG!!! *foams at mouth*

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tdogchristy902337d ago (Edited 2337d ago )

Personally I feel that diablo 3, portal 2, and LA Noire can live up to the hype.

I can't really speak for the others, but knowing the devs like blizzard, valve, and rockstar, I think they'll do fine.

swtor would do fine because bioware is up there in terms of good developers....but since it's an mmo, mmos always always seem to have trouble.

RedDead2337d ago

Don't forget, the one's who are actually developing the Old Republic are only new to Bioware. It i stheir first game. The bioware team who made Mass Effect, Baldurs gate and Kotor are differant

Seferoth752337d ago

LOL first year... Yeah like you can make an MMO in a year....

Seriously you really think they are spending 50 million or more on a huge franchise MMO like Star wars, doing it all in a year and putting people with no experience on the game at all?
Really? I got some cheap ocean front property in Arizona I'd like to sell you

DanSolo2337d ago


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I will have the money just as soon as the pyramid scheme I have recently joined pays up!

Baka-akaB2337d ago


I know it's hardly the same , but it's not their first online rodeo .

Their neverwinter nights 1 game even managed to have a persistant online world component

kyl2772337d ago (Edited 2337d ago )

This is sounding stupid

"Now that it's being tailored for consoles as well as PCs, and it's getting the mass-market treatment, we think Portal 2 is going to be dumbed down and cutesier than the original"

Portal 1 was on 3 platforms and Portal 2 is on... 3 platforms. Obviously a good gaming site.

And how is Driver: SF overhyped? I hadn't heard of it until now and noone is talking about it.