GamerLimit writes: "Every developer wants to see their games title plastered on billboards, in T.V. commercials, and even on soda cans, but few do. But there definitely are some that do. Overhyped games don't mean they are bad or destined for failure, it just means they simply have raised expectations from fans. Fans expect more from a game that they hear and see everywhere. When hyping a game, there are levels. Simple word of mouth can start a tremendous wave of hype. Word of mouth can potentially be the worst kind of hype. When it's passed from this guy who knows that guy who trust the other guy, people believe it. But also there's the simple 50 million dollars spent to do everything possible to get a game in to gamers dreams."
you have no idea...and this is MS's fault...it all started with them...All they have been doing is overhyping their system and overhyping their games...and the sad part is that people actualy beleive the hype...the only credit i give is that its working...
gta 4 and halo 3
i'll save a lot of typing and energy if i list the games i haven't found over hyped so far. 1)WipeoutHD 2)L4dead. Anything else has left me somewhat underwhelmed. And before you ask.Yes, i do have Gears2,Fallout3,Fable2 etc. None of these IMHO lived up to their respective levels of pre release hype. Although, again IMHO, Fable2 is reasonable.
Halo 3 & GTA4 clearly... they are without a doubt the perfect examples of overhyped games. Why? Cause not only are they not very good, but they also sold very well. This puts balance into being overhyped more than a game that sucks and has sucky sales > Too Human.
See, if Little Big planet was on there it wouldn't make sense... The game is incredible, just the sales aren't. That doesn't mean it failed at what it set out to do, it means the consumers failed to understand what it did.
Big difference... Idiot consumers will buy the most average wad of $#*T if it has a cool cover and some hype behind it.
It had standard game hype you know,people weren't saying "OMFG HAZE ALL OVER MAH FACE!" it was more like "Will pick it up if it does well!" type of hype.
And furthermore,Haze wasn't really a huge disaster people claim it was.It sold over 400,000 copies,and the bulk of its reviews were in the 6/10 area,so it was a flawed game but not flawed to the point where it's unplayable.It just didn't have the modern FPS mechanics that work so well.I'm confident Free Radical will work harder to make sure TimeSplitters 4 has great gameplay.
IMO,the most overhyped game of this year by far is GTA 4.I love Rockstar,I've played every single GTA game(Even GTA:London).But GTA 4 was the most repetitive-and in some instances-down-right boring game I've played all year.I would give it a solid 7.5/10,if it weren't for the horrible driving mechanics I would bump up the score to an 8.