vgPWN: "Let's pour one out for these games that were awesome, but just didn't sell like gangbusters."
Reckoning was AWESOME, i played the shit out of it on my PC. So fun.
Absolutely! My only complaint was gathering all the armor pieces... so stupid.
I could never find a full set which was frustrating . Or by the time I did actually find one it was completely obsolete .
Fear Effect Legend of Dragoon Jade Cocoon Auto Modellista Parasite Eve So much greatness not many played..
Parasite Eve was so awesome. I've heard great things about Fear Effect, too. Oddly enough, I have it in my collection but have never gotten around to playing it. :\
I wanted to like Amular, but i was disappointed with TM's artwork and the visual quality in general. It seemed like a low budget game, even though it wasn't. The decision to mimic WoW was a poor one, but combat was pretty good.
agreed. I played the hell out of it too on my ps3
I have played KOA so much it's ridiculous. It was really good. Though if anyone is picking it up, Please do NOT go in with completionist mentality. The game though pretty and combat fun, is filled with way too many useless side quests...way way too many. I think you would need more than 100hours to get across even normal side missions.
I played it on my PS3. It was a great game. The DLC was pretty fun too. Shame it wasn't the success it deserved to be.
Yeah no kidding. The controls were some of the best I've ever played. Was completely surprised at how good it was. The only downside was maybe the story. Game was still lots of fun and a sleeper hit for me. I own all the games they've listed. Didn't miss out on any of those games. @abzdiine i own all those games except Jade Cocoon. I also have Fear Effect 2.
Good, you are a boss in my eyes! You play the right things kid
@abzdiine Thanks. I've been playing video games since 1978 though, so no where close to being a kid. If you played Colosssus Cave text adventure back in the late 1970's, then you've been gaming a long, long time. lol!!
Likewise, loved Amalur for the super slick combat alone. The story was instantly forgettable though.
I remember when my friend introduced me to Shenmue II years ago. I went out and bought myself Shenmue for my Dreamcast and Shenmue II for my Xbox. Still got them to this day.
Nobody Played? Only in your mind.
I never played Earth bound. Played all the others (still own most of them)
Yet another terrible article by vgpwn, it doesn't help that they are another site that makes you go through multiple pages. Millions of people played these games, some of them have a huge following. That site is quickly becoming one of those sites i want to avoid.
Absolutely amen brother will not be clicking that garbage again.
blood will tell imo is the most underrated game ever made.
Zack and Wiki would be on my list as it was one of the few games that used the wiimote creatively on a system that sold 100 million units, yet it only managed around 120 thousand.
Glad to see jet grind radio on there, it was awesome on the dreamcast.
I swear to God if I see another clickbait paragraph a page article approved on N4g again I will literally shit myself. The Internet has gone balls up.
Would you like me to bring you some brown pants, sir?
Yes please, immediately found another haha. If anyone knows a better gaming news website I'd happily invest a few million into it just to see N4g die for how bad it's getting.
Brave Fencer Musashi Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Apocalypse Silent Bomber Critical Depth In the Hunt T’ai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger Tiny Tank Kill.Switch Remember Me Folklore Rage Enslaved: Odyssey to the West 3D Dot Game Heroes Nox
Remember Me was fantastic and it was a travesty how that game was received. Rage sold well, but not well enough to warrant a sequel. It was the best looking cross plat game last gen.
Enslaved and Rage were Day 1 purchases for me. Unfortunately never got around to Remember Me when I had a PS3 :/
Killswitch, folklore, 3d dot game heroes are some of the best games out there. Was playing bloodborne today and sometimes it reminds me of folklore. Damn i want a sequal
Enslaved and Remember Me...really great games by two of my favourite developers today.
Apocalypse (is that the Bruce Willis game?) was crap. https://www.google.com/#q=a... In the Play "In The Hunt" at the arcades. Tai Fu was awesome. I still have 3D Dot Game Heroes & Folklore (one of the 1st PS2 games I bought). I forgot all about those game. Still playing Remember Me.
It may be controversial to some, but I really hated that no one played Ridge Racer: Unbounded. It was so damn good - a really fun, masterful blend of Burnout and Split/Second with an emphasis on drifting (albeit, more like drifting in a game like Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit), which required some practice and skill. Chaining takedowns/frags with the triggering of explosions and ripping through buildings felt incredible. Unfortunately, many traditional RR fans despised it and it did a poor job of explaining itself (it's also very hard at first), so it was very divisive and was not given its due.
Played Amalur, GTA Chinatown, and other games mentioned on the list. Great games.
I liked Xcom The Bureau, it didn't even sell 500k, and that's with 2K and the Xcom name.
i still can't understand all the Beyond Good & Evil "epic game sold poorly" vibe. I have it, i tried to play it around 4-5 times and never finished it, either because i got stuck somewhere or (mostly) because i lost interest in it! I liked the whole photo thing, but the combat (and the need to take photos mid-combat to fill the collection) was irritating and the atmosphere of the game in a whole was boring (MY OPINION).
Gladius was my favorite game on ps2 and I rarely find people who know about it.
I would add Spec Ops The Line, Metro 2033 last gen, Tearaway Unfolded. I'd say The Darkness 2, it only sold in the 900k range across 3 platforms. Starhawk.
Tearaway Unfolded is really great and i would love a game like Warhawk or Starhawk on PS4.
I had Spec Ops and The Darkness 2 when I had a PS3 and have Metro Redux on ps4.
All excellent games.
After loving The Darkness I was sadly disappointed about what they did with The Darkness 2.
I loved The Darkness 2, it was a different game but it was still terrific. It was more linear and more of a straight up shooter but the combat was so much better. It had a good story, great atmosphere, and a whole co op campaign and arena mode with other playable characters. Both games were fantastic imo.
Personally, I would add Ridge Racer: Unbounded. I'm pretty sure it sold around 200-300k. I love that game. Chaining takedowns/frags with the triggering of explosions and ripping through buildings was an incredible feeling. Unfortunately, many traditional RR fans despised it and it did a poor job of explaining itself (it's also very hard at first), so it was very divisive and was not given its due. Any game that combines the general concept of drifting from Ridge Racer, with the gameplay ideas of Burnout and Split/Second, and does it well like this game did, is a masterclass game. I pretty much agree with all your picks, although I think Spec Ops is verging on being a little too popular to fall into this category.
TFW you know all those games. This article was titled poorly.
If by "nobody" we now mean "less than ten million people", sure, why not?
really wanted to like reckoning but every time I went back to play it I could just see it as the mediocrity it was.
Many games could be on the list instead of Reckoning.
I preferred it over Skyrim.
Okami and Beyond Good & Evil still are one of my favorite games ever. I'm playing Dark Cloud again on PS4. Earthbound is a classic, also Grim Fandango. I never played Chinatown Wars, sadly, i'm a huge fan of GTA, but the game received great reviews, i thought that it was a success. Reckoning is nothing special, come on, many games that could be on that list, like ICO, Vanquish, Bayonetta 1, The Legend of Dragoon, Catherine, Shadows of the Damned, Psychonauts, Luigi's Mansion,
Anyone played "The suffering"? In my opinion is one of the most underrated horror game I have played.
Absolutely Loved the suffering and suffering: ties that bind
All of these games are well known and talked about a lot.
Lomax on the PS1 Shadow of Rome on the PS2 3D Dot Game Heroes on the PS3 ...
My list would be endless, games like legend of dragoon, god hand, otogi, gun valkyrie, fatal frame, red ninja, original phantasy star online, timesplitters...the list's really long
Omfg otogi was my favorite i had both the first and second one, very intriguing art and story, man they need to bring that and remake legacy of kain😭
These were all pretty good games. I might add Shadows of the Damned. Loved it and it's dick and fart joke humor.
I loved that one. It actually got pretty deep by the end.
Drug dealing was so addictive in GTA: Chinatown Wars. I'd end up skipping the main missions and just making a shitload of money selling drugs instead.
I've played Grim Fandango and Okami highly recommend both. Earthbound and Valkyrie Chronicles are on my bucket list.
Kingdoms of Amalur was incredible, & Okami is a masterpiece, played it on PS2 & then on PS3 when the remaster came out, unforgettable.
Blur was a great racing game, that was destroyed by timing of release and bs reviews like ign, which the author stated he is good at racing games and since he wasnt good at this one it was the games fault. The game was awesome and fun as hell, Mario kart meet Need for Speed. Yet no one bought it.
Blur was an extremely fun racing game. I appreciated that it actually had 4-player split-screen and it played very well, with some good diversity in the event types too. It's saddening that we haven't seen many games of that caliber in the genre, come out this generation. I also feel similarly about Ridge Racer: Unbounded. I really hated that no one played it. It was so good - a masterful blend of Burnout and Split/Second with an emphasis on drifting (albeit, more like drifting in a game like Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit), which required some practice and skill. Chaining takedowns/frags with the triggering of explosions and ripping through buildings felt incredible. Unfortunately, many traditional RR fans despised it and it did a poor job of explaining itself (it's quite hard at first and doesn't explain itself particularly well, e.g. that you need to drift early around corners), so it was very divisive and was not given its due. I really recommend you go pick it up or give it a chance if you liked the PS2/OG Xbox Burnouts and Split/Second. I recently went back and took a chance on it, and I'm shocked a game this good went so unnoticed.
This is kind of what's wrong with the gaming world today, too many COD, Battlefield and FIFA only players, but also the gaming press has a lot to blame for some game sales, I take less notice of review scores now than I ever did.
The worst part of this list it's that some of theese games are gems, yet they shallow into the darkness.
Because many there are console exclusives that's why.
How can it be awesome when no one has played them?
Nobody played... over statement Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning- Played Grim Fandango - Played Earthbound - Played Beyond Good & Evil - Played Dark Coud - Played Max Payne 2 - Played Valkyria Chronicles - Played Shenmue II -Played Maybe the title should say, should say something else.
OK this article blow and should be named 10 cult games that flop in sales. Everybody know theses games. If it was about unknown great game then this would be more of a list. Binary Domain (ps3-360) Happening or Incredible Crisis (ps1) Singularity (ps3) Popfull Mail (sega CD) Saturn Bomber man (sega Saturn) Mister Mosquito ps2
Fuck this site. I will never click through multiple pages when you can fit it all on one page. Also since I played the first game on your list I'm gonna assume the rest is bullshit as well. How does trash like this and nextgengaming get on here. Loved amalur by the way.
Panzers Dragoon Saga is one of the best RPG's ever made but sadly experienced by so few.