Thousands upon thousands of games have been released, but what does 411 columnist Derek Robbins think are the ten most overrated among them? The 10th Hour this week covers the games that perhaps get a bit *too* much credit.
he is telling the truth about halo3 i thought i was only person is the world who felt this way.
Agree with you dude, Halo is very run off the mill. Just been playing the original for the last 2 hours and the whole game is basically the same circular room repeated over and over again with either aliens or zombies in it.
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I agree with this guy about Halo, it is very repetitive, I also think a GTA game should be in there, it is also always the same, and I doubt GTA 4 will change the formula
Goldeneye ====> totally disagree, that game was da' bomb FPS in its day.
Final Fantasy 7 =====> I sort of agree. A big reason why it sold so well was because Sony gave it a big marketing push. It was a good game no doubt but not legendary like Zelda:OOT or Mario64 (or even GTA 3).
I've always thought the same myself! As a PS Owner and fan, I must say that Halo is not a bad game by any means. I have the original on my PC. It was just hearing people say that it is the best shooter ever and hearing all the critical acclaim and hoopla aggravated me so much when I thought it didn't deserve all that.
The first shooter I ever got into was counter-strike and I must say as a matter of my own opinion, I believe deserves more accolades than halo ever should, especially since the game has been around for ages and it is still one of the most re - playable games ever made.
Like he said, Halo 3 is down there with other crap titles like Final Fantasy VII and Goldeneye 007. What a publicity wh0re...
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I bet you're only saying that because Halo is number 1. We've had other lists of game being either good or bad and no-one complained then.
WORST LIST EVER. THIS GUY WHO MADET HIS LIST IS A BASTERD. I KNOW THATS TIGHT...
BUT HE IS GAY.
FF fans and Halo fans shud get together on this one
Im sorry but your a complete [email protected]
Wow you are clearly a mature adult who can communicate his opinion properly with the English language. Try spelling "should" right next time and I'll consider what you said.
FF fans should know that the best FF was 6.
Sorry, but just because you like a franchise doesn't mean one of the games wasn't terrible overrated. FF7 was a great game, but not the best game of all time, and not even the best game in the dang series! If your a FF fan, you should enjoy the fact that so many people think FF7 was so great, when you know it's not even the best.
The best in the series has alaways been disputed between 6 and 7, for most 6th had a better storyline but the gameplay mechanics and minigames (such as chocobo breeding) of 7 compensated since the story was never that far behind. Another thing that tend to give ff7 the title for most gamers is its varied areas such as underwater. FF3 was a good game but it has nothing to be remembered for, neither the story nor the gameplay were impressive, 8th on the other hand although the storyline was weak its binding magic system was interesting enough to remember the game also it introduced the world minigame theme that became so popular in the next games by adding the card game.
So for most peost people FF7=(disputed goodness)=FF6>FF8>FF3
@rooftrellen - FF3 is a pile of crap, honestly it has the worst (old) levelling system and the story is so bad, you don't even get to know about your characters, you're just thrown in to a battle. That is really bad in an RPG.
I haven't played FF6 or 7, but I've heard they are good, don't know which is better, although I really liked FF8. 8 was the last good one IMO.
Can't we just burry this subject and move on with our lives?
I really agree about Halo but everybody already knew that those games are the most over rated of all time. I always thought Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon were underated.
Goldeneye is a great game and so is Mario Kart 64 and I don't see how these games are overrated in anyway.
Perfect Dark Zero is not on this list, this list is a zero.
i agree w/
"4-) Madden after EA sports bought the exclusive rights to the NFL in videogames"
and possibly SONIC cd.
the rest of those games are GREAT.
i`m not into HALO but those who are love it.
The HYPE was huge ... and the game was awful.
this guy pretty much called a few great games overrated
because, some great games are overrated
Yeah I mean it's like because they are great it makes them overrated somehow! Makes perfect sense! I freakin hate people who say the won't play a game because it's "overrated". Well then F you and miss out on great games everyone else is playing.
YES the single player is a disappointment:
We do owe Halo for rechargeable shields and no more health packs!
Then multiplayer has some of the greatest innovations ever:
Matchmaking system in Halo 2 really took xbox live to the next level.
Replays and Saved Videos.
but then again it said overrated. So it must mean a lot of people LOVE these games to death. I guess for *me*, skipping Sonic, Mortal Kombat, Sims, Harvest Moon, and halo doesn't say much.
P.S. LOL @ Ghaleon from Lunar. he was such an emo in Lunar 2.
I can agree with a lot of this list. I still play Goldeneye with my friends, sometimes, but Perfect Dark...never.
I disagree with Harvest Moon on his list, as well. It's not a very hyped franchise, anyway, which makes it hard to be overrated in the first place, and it's a solid game, every time. It's not often the best game, but it's not overrated.
I can't say I've heard people really sing the praises of Mario Kart 64, either. However, the best kart racing game didn't come after it, it came before...but I've never heard anyone put Mario Kart 64 above Mario Kart...so I don't see it as overrated.
Other than that, though, I can agree with his list. I don't think most of the old ones on there are really bad though...but sometimes old memories can seem better than they were. In fact the only overrated games that really make me mad are the games like Halo, that get a ton of hype and are mearly average, which is happening quite often anymore. Good games in the past that time makes great in our minds...that's not annoying, at least, though, in both cases, games get overrated.
I must also say that I am not a fan of FF titles. Not because of the story, the graphics, no. I am not a fan because when it comes time to battle I don't get to actually use my sword/gun/magic/kick in the shin,poke in the eye/taser gun/knife/chain gun/bio riffle/... you get the point. That is the only reason I don't like FF and that is why I find it to be overrated.
Halo... I have never played it but I honestly don't see how it could be better than UT. With UT at least there is a huge community that generates additional content and that keeps the game fresh, and it runs on the PC!!!
golden eye was not overrated, at that time it was the best console fps for a while until its child (perfect dark) took over.
thats like saying doom was overrated. lol.
I disagree with most of the picks on that list.
Good list but i dont agree about Goldneye being there. Goldeneye isnt overated at all.
Good list but i dont agree about Goldneye being there. Goldeneye isnt
overated at all.
EDIT: Sorry for double post.
lol... that list shows game that changed history as game are concern.. they innovated and introduced gameplay we still see in today's games... Whether a game is overraded depends who you ask...
It depends who you ask... FFVII overraded for someone that does not like RPG games.. yes.. for the rest... is not... same with halo, mario cart, Goldeneye 007, etc...
To me an overrate game is when a game is advertise as the best game on the planet... and it flop because all the reviews indicate is a bad game and people don't buy it... example? Lair! every game on that list sold very well.. and people liked them and were willing to pay for them...
that would be overhyped not overrated
while there was no doubt in any of our minds that you would use this oppurtunity to throw in yet another dig at Lair...this list had nothing to do with a game delivering on hype...just as 19.1 pointed out...
Halo is sort of a mixed bag imo...I think that it has a suprisingly big following for what it is...its frustrating to hear 12 year olds drone on about Halo as the best game of all time, simply because its one of the only games they have every really gotten into...which is my point overall...
this guy blends "overrated" with how people still feel about the game...a very large portion of this generation of gamer's first RPG was FFVII...it sure was mine...and because it was the first, I know personally it will never be out done imo...simply because I will never be 12 years old playing it again, and being able to throw 50 hours a week at a game again...it was the game, and its timing for me personally that made it so great...if FFVII came out right now with current generation graphics, but exact same everything else...it wouldn't have a quarter of the impact on me that it did...people that had been playing JRPG's earlier than that will usually point to chrono trigger or earlier FF games as better...but earlier games wouldn't have the same effect on me...
Exact same thing with people and Halo...a very large portion of Halo fans admit that it was their very first fps experience (which isn't necessarily bad...its a great fps)...and treat it as the greatest and "king", because it is the game/franchise that got them into that genre...the people that played PC shooters since Doom know for a fact that its not the greatest fps ever, but more a very good fps that pioneered fps control (two analog sticks anyway) on a console...as well as console multiplayer abilities, and the first effective fps at slowing down the gameplay...this is a very large reason for the Halo franchise having a large amount of younger gamers (anyone disagreeing with me can spend just 5 minutes in any public game to hear how many have yet to hit puberty) than some other long running franchises (such as half Life or MGS)...
now with all that said I don't really think Halo overall is overrated...but I think Halo 3 was seriously overhyped...it is a good game, but not even the best game of this year imo...it sold well yes, and got great reviews...but it seems like CoD 4 is another great game that resulted in Halo 3 being quickly forgotten...Halo 2 had nothing like that...halo 2 was being played non stop by millions for years to come...it was definitely a case of halo 2 not having any competition on consoles at the time (killzone?...uh...no)...but I don't think the franchise has the towering superiority it used to have anymore...
as far as Goldeneye...that is still one of my favorite games of all time...I liked it more than Perfect Dark because PD didn't recreate a movie...at the time no game looked better than Goldeneye for the most part, and it was the first time a movie was believably told through a video game...add on top of that a legendary multiplayer system (albeit local only) and a cheat system that fully replaced "cheat codes" effectively...and its a game that will never be forgotten by a lot of us
..it set the standard. Just about every FPS has borrowed components from Halo since 2001. Halo kind of defined controls, physics, weapons - just about everything.
Now, since they didnt change it radically with Halo 3 (thank god) the game is very much like what we've seen before.
halo didn't set standards. the controller lay out for fps on consoles has pretty much been the same for a decade, halo has no innovation in physics(w/ the exception of halo3 but its only on par w/ todays standards), and the weapons in halo have always been pretty standard fps weapons. energy rifle, pistol, sniper rile, shotgun, rocket launcher, grenades, etc. it's all pretty run of the mill.
The only thing innovative about halo was the health system. Its a great relief not to have to look around for healthpacks half the time. Other than that it was pretty standard, the first fps with great physics were probably far cry and half life 2. The weapons in halo are standard. Its just a very simple fps game overall that appeals to a wide audience for that reason.
ff6 is way better then 7! so is 4!
FFX is the best.
Am an FFVII fan... i like the compilations.
This person seems to hate anything "casual" gamers enjoy. Yet, he fails to list Half Life as being overrated. It may not be as popular as Halo but PC people never stop praising the freaking game. I've played the game and don't see anything that would make it more special then Halo, Doom, or F.E.A.R. At the end of the day it's just another first person shooter.Don't get me wrong, I think the game is good, just not "OMG, THIS GAME IS THE GREATEST EVER" good.
Back when it was originally released, it was something to behold. That's why many PC gamers hold it in extreme high regard even today.
I really really hate people totally belittle and berate anything but start of with "Now understand, I love ___ but..." These kind of people usually are slimy scum in real life.
Most that list are games he isn't really into anyways even though he'll start off it "Now I love __ ..." what a douche. I mean I don't really like the FF series cause I'm not into JRPGs or RPGs in general but I'd be stupid to not see the great overall experience it brings to it's fanbase and an Idiot to try and belittle it when I'm not even into those type of games.
Anyways, I do feel the kinda the same way about the halo franchise... but the dude's still a douche bag.
His reasoning is very wrong in some places, but I don't think its wrong to say you like it and call it overrated.
Bad reasoning? Yes.
Bad to say you like it and its overrated? No.
Fact is Goldeneye is rather close to ebing overrated, people seem to forget that Perfect Dark was overall a better game, but ebcause it is a James Bond game, it ahs to be the best, right?
Halo is only overated to the ones who dislike it, because they want to see it fail, it won't, let alone every FPS after Halo 1 and 2 have borrowed from the Halo franchise.
All the other games on this list I wouldn't know because I haven't played any of them, but I am sure the praise that they recieve has merit.
How many times am I going to see a list of overrated games?
Halo's single campaign a piece of garbage? wow who is writing this, that was awesome when I played it my friend. No wonder I have never heard of this website. I mean I understand Halo 3 might be overrated, but the first one was genuinely amazing.
yep, halo and final fantasy are very super duper overrated. grand theft auto is a fun game but is bit overrated too.
Oh BS! Sonic CD was great, and I hardly hear people say how good it is, if anything it's underrated. Wtf why is Mario Kart 64 on there? Saying it's overrated because this "Kart Racer" game is supposively better? This list is full of #@%!.
sonic was a very good game indeed.
HALO3 IS GOT TO BE THERE NOT SAYING HALO 1,2 HALO 1,2 WAS GOOD GAME BUT HALO3 IS DISAPPOINTING IT JUST THATT M'S IS RUNNING THE REVIEW HALO3 GRAPICS A 10? LOL SO THE REVIEW HAVE CHANGE NOW WITH LESS DETAIL , JAGGIES , 640P ARE NOW A 10
lol you got me there ..
man i barely make comment here does it need to be neat writen is not like this who has the best grammar hahaha wutever.
Man, HALO is so overated that some people are just scared to say it is, is.
HALO, where do i even start, yh i bought it, its crap, i cant believe how much, ughhh, wait, let me say that again,...
HALO was made 'cool' by sum Popular American Kid at his school
(probably sucked at it as well)
, so, nerds wanna be like him cos they wanna be in a group, and start loading it on the internet, people pick it up, .... Micro$oft hypes it cos its the only game that is even out on the XBOX and so the 2 million people that have an xbox buy it,.. etc...
Xbox360 comes, People have not got any games to play, and end up buying gears of war( GOW IS WAY!!! better than HALO 3!), but some people still want those days where they were close to the popular kids at school, so they start to hype HALo 3 up.., so much so, that it comes on the news, such a crap game,
HALO SUCKERS SAY:
WELL if HALO IS SO CRAP, THEN WHY WOULD IT SELL THAT MUCH,.. you piece of crap!
The TITANIC Was the most selling movie EVER, does it make it any better than TRANSFORMERS, or, DIE HARD ?, NO EFFIn' way.
!you piece of defication you...!
Yippiekaayeey MutherFaKkerS !
@ ANYONE THINKING I DONT OWN 360 OR HALO 3
XBL TAG : Versianos
Where did my Spelling go wrong?
Do you even know what defication is
..DAXX* quickly searches in Google*..and uses spell correction
I wrote in capitals because I was on a rant
Could you show me your XBL gamertag? All I see on your N4G profile is your PSN tag.
I just want proof that you own a 360.
Also you write like a middle school student that failed english.
You spelled defecation wrong, lol.
theres a difference between overhyped and overrated that people here are missing.
for instance, ffvii can be considered over hyped as the best rpg of all time, but its not overrated because when it came out, it was the absolute cutting edge and revitalized the genre.
halo can be considered overrated and not overhyped. it deserved its hype because it was the quintessential console fps. but when compared to the pillars of fps, it can't hold a candle to them
Okay, its Versianos( CAPITAL V) check it ....
Ha, no wonder why you hate Halo 3. You're terrible at it.
Here's your stats
Check my Gears of War record if you are really looking for something, my 360 RRODed on me last week.
AS you can see, Most of my kill were on Snipe, I was trying to use snipe and not just randomly shoot people, but the snipe is soo crap, nuthing compared to Gears, check it, 85% snipes...
Ha, DAXX suKks at Halo 3, eventhough he's been playing it for 3 months lol, so he doesnt show his record, and doesnt realize that even if he ignores me people will still be able to read me, and he wont know what i said ,...HALO Wanna be populars.....sad/
Just from looking at your XBL profile I've come to the conclusion that you're a British pre-teen wanker that likes Naruto.
Oh I didn't show my Halo 3 stats because I didn't want to brag.
Also I've beaten Legendary but it hasn't registered yet on my B.net profile.
Golden Eye - is NOT overrated! It was one of the best FPS for its time. Of all time? [email protected]
Final Fantasy 7 - I have play FF1, 5, 6, and 7. FF7 IMO is the best. I would say that FF6 would be a close second.
Final Fantasy 7 is certainly not the best game ever, but it is one of the few game that stick in my head to this day. I felt the story was very unique. I can't honestly put my finger on why I liked this game so much, but it would be on my top 10 of all time. Baldur's Gate 2 is the only RPG that best FF7 for me.
Halo - I was so damn disappointed with Halo, definitely a victum of the hype machine. Halo 1 was a piece of crap with a few moments of brilliance. Some levels you would kill a bunch of baddies in a room, go to the next room (that looks identical) and do the same freaking thing AGAIN! LOL, there was one part where you kept ascending through a corridor and at ever identical corner, you would fight the same monster over and F3cking over again! It seemed to last forever!! =p Goddamn, this game is not even worth talking about!
As far as Halo 2 and 3 go, they probably are better, but Halo 1 ruined me. HL1 & 2 kicks the Crap out of the Halo series!
Mortal Kombat - I totally agree, Street Fighter was a much better series.
Come up with more reasons why it is overated rather than the whole repeated rooms argument.
All games suffer from that.
And, I can see you are a Grown MAN, over 27 years, with 11000 gamerpoints
So i can say you have NO life, and im not preteen im 18 you and actually have a life, as I dont play HALO 3 24 hrs day, with chips on my shirt while turning obese CHECK IMAGE!
The person writing this is overly obsessed with Perfect Dark in order to have an unbiased opinion about Goldeneye.
Nobody said it was better than Street Fighter, so stop comparing the two.
Mario Kart 64?
He's saying it's overrated because of how badly it aged....
"Ugh. I hate the Harvest Moon series and sometimes I feel that I am the only person out there who does." - Written by a person who hates the franchise....not very credible.
Ok, I guess so...
Again, if you read his post, you will see that he hates the franchise, which, again,makes the list not very credible....
Final Fantasy VII?
"Hundreds of JRPGs (That's…Japanese RPGs) have had this kind of formula…so what makes FF VII so special?"
BECAUSE IT WAS DONE RIGHT!!!!!!! That's like saying 'Oh, there's so many FPS's out there, what makes Halo, Doom, and Half Life so special? BECAUSE THEY WERE BETTER THAN ALL THE OTHER ONES OUT THERE....COMMON SENSE!
I'll have to agree with this one, but don't think it's because I hate Halo, It's still my second favorite FPS series. (Second to Half Life)
So there you have it - Some loser who has nothing better to do sat down and made a list with no good concrete facts to back it up except his own opinion.
not get the game itself on the most overrated list.
..honestly its a really fun and good game.
Halo is overrated because it did NOT innovate anything in FPS. typical MS copy and paste routine, and done poorly at that. I didn't hate Halo 1, I just thought it was WAY overrated! Same ol FPS except not done as well as (uh hum).... HL1, HL2, Quake1, Quake 2, BF 1942, BF 2, Doom 1 & 2, Farcry, Call of Duty series, Duke3D. Dont even try to say "HALO 1" is better than any of these. better publicized maybe...
I give props to Halo 2 and 3, although I won't ever own them or even care to play them.
You argument regarding all games suffer from repeating room is false. None of the games I mentioned above do. Except Halo 1.